Minestrone Soup With Quinoa & Kale!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | September 19, 2017

Ingredients 1 sweet onion – medium diced 2 celery stalks – medium diced 3 carrots – medium diced 2 tablespoons olive oil – or enough to cover the bottom of the pot 2 cloves garlic – finely chopped 2 cups fresh zucchini – medium diced (about 1 medium or 2 small) 2 cups green beans…

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Stir Fry Veggies

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 29, 2017

STIR-FRY VEGGIES Stir-Frying is a quick and versatile way to prepare veggie entrées that you can mix and match with different sauces. There are so many options. You can also prep the veggies 1-2 days ahead of time, make the sauce, and store in the fridge separately until you are ready to toss them in…

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Healthy Chicken and veggie roast

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 15, 2017

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

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 8, 2017

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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Are you concerned about the health care cuts?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 3, 2017

Every day we hear of another cut to our health care system here in Manitoba. The media makes it out to be a crisis, conversations around the water cooler focus on how terrible all these cuts are and how we will never get help when we need it. It’s all doom and gloom but I…

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Cowboy Caviar

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 1, 2017

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

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 18, 2017

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

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 12, 2017

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

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | May 30, 2017

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!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 30, 2017

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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