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Bean Medley Salad

As I said on Instagram, 4 words to describe this recipe: easy, peasy, lemon squeazy! This is by far one of my favorite go to salads to make. It is perfect for lunch or to serve with dinner as a side. I love the flavors and the beans pack all the protein you need. It only requires 4 key ingredients BUT you can definitely add other ingredients to mix it up. I’ll share my suggestions below but first here’s how to make my bean medley salad.

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Where to eat in Boston?

where to eat in boston

Have you ever been to Boston? Until recently I hadn’t, but it certainly won’t be my last time! I had the chance to go to this beautiful city for a conference and decided to extend my stay for a couple of days so my mom and sister could join me for a mini-girls getaway. We try to do this at least once a year – but this year we happen to squeeze in two trips! (Check out highlights from our Quebec City weekend here).

One of the top priorities on our trips is finding amazing local cuisine, and of course wine to go with it. I had know doubt that we would come across great food in Boston, as I had a ton of recommendations. I was most excited for all of the seafood. Below I’ll break down all of our favourites including one restaurant that had a two and a half hour wait (but was totally worth it!).

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Meatless Dinner Options: Pesto Pasta Salad

pesto pasta salad

Since attending a vegan cooking class at Loblaws, I’ve been more open to creating meatless options to incorporate into one or two meals a week. Like this pesto pasta salad for example! The concept of meatless meals is becoming more and popular. It doesn’t mean you are committing to a vegan or vegetarian diet but just being more conscious about consuming less meat throughout the week.

But hey, if you are totally against the idea of going meatless – there is no reason why you can’t add some to this dish. In fact, I’ve made it both ways. Or if you are just looking to add protein, you can try adding some kidney beans or chick peas. That way you get the best of both worlds: meatless + protein packed.

Ingredients to make Pesto Pasta Salad:

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Better Breakfast Series: Easy Shakshuka Recipe

easy shashuka recipe
So excited to share this Shakshuka recipe with you! We are already halfway through September which means we’re already 4 recipes into my better breakfast series inspired by Women’s Health Magazine! In case you missed any of my previous creations here are the last four recipes from this series:

In my last post I shared that my recent breakfast creations are not only great in the morning but also for lunch or dinner! Last week was breakfast quesadillas and NOW I present to you delicious Shakshuka which is essentially eggs cooked in tomato sauce!

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Homemade Fresh Rolls

homemade fresh rolls

Fresh rolls are one of my go-to dinners. And are always something I order at some of my fave Thai Restaurants in Toronto like Khao San Road, Sabai Sabai & Sukhothai. While they do a fabulous job at making them, you can replicate the flavours at home!

I absolutely love making them all year round because you can always mix up the ingredients that go inside. They are the perfect light, refreshing dinner and make for great leftovers too. Plus, just like tacos, who doesn’t love a little DIY dinner! Perfect for an entertaining fam dinner or girls night!

Find out how to make these yummy rolls below

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