Posts by Carol Ploen-Hosegood

Healthy Chicken and veggie roast

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Author: Layla Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 medium chicken breasts, boneless skinless cut into ½ inch pieces 1 cup broccoli florets, frozen or fresh 1 small red onion, chopped 1 cup grape or plum tomatoes 1 medium zucchini, chopped 2 cloves garlic minced 1…

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Greek Inspired Zoodles

This yummy dish can be served as a side or dressed up and become the main meal by adding a few ingredients. Enjoy 4 zucchini 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup artichoke hearts, halved 1⁄2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Zest of 1 lemon 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice…

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Cowboy Caviar

A fresh, simple dip that can be thrown together in under 15 minutes! This Cowboy Caviar makes a great side dish for any picnic, potluck, or party, and is a great way to use up your summer produce! Ingredients: 3 Roma tomatoes , seeds removed, diced 2 ripe avocados diced 1 15 oz can black…

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Caprese Salad

This simple salad is like candy on a hot summer day—it’s sweet, refreshing and totally satisfying. It’s the perfect meal starter or side dish. Whip it up for your next get together. Ingredients: 2 cups red cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups yellow cherry tomatoes, halved 4 to 6 ounces small mozzarella balls 1 avocado, diced 2…

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The gift is in the silence

We grew up  in a culture of 9-5, work, work, work, buy a home, take one holiday a year, give your family what you can to build a better life and work harder and longer to get ahead. Some of us are lucky enough to love what we do, others exist pay cheque to pay…

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Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 25 mins Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad – the perfect summer salad full of Mediterranean flavors! Marinated Greek chicken with an extremely delicious salad! Servings: 4 Ingredients for Marinade 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tbsp dried oregano 1…

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Play dates aren’t just for kids!

Do you remember the phone call to set up a play date for your son or daughter with the new “best friend” at school? It was a simple call, sometimes last minute and sometimes planned but the purpose was the same, two kids getting together to play. So simple, so fun, so important, so what’s…

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Fiesta Breakfast Scramble

INGREDIENTS: 1⁄2 cup chopped onion 1⁄4 cup chopped red pepper 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 8 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup non-dairy cheddar cheese 1⁄2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper salsa, to garnish DIRECTIONS: 1) In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, sauté the onion and peppers until tender. 2) Pour eggs…

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Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers • 4 – 6 peppers depending on the size. Cut the tops o , de-seed and clean out. • 1 lb ground turkey • 1⁄2 cup marinara sauce • 1/4 cup onion chopped • Tbsp minced garlic • 1⁄2 cup fresh basil • 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley • 2 Rainbow chard leaves WITH…

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