Chicken Soulvaki Salad

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Chicken souvlaki salad! Souté the chicken with butter and Kraft Greek and feta salad dressing, chop up half a small red onion,  a red pepper,  a green pepper, a cucumber, throw in a handful olives and a handful of feta. Add the chicken and cover in tzatziki! And enjoy 🙂

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Baked Onion Rings with Basil Cream Sauce

baked! so its healthy! 😉

Vegetarian 'Ventures

I use to have this method (well, I think a lot of people use this method) where if I don’t buy junk food at the store than I won’t eat it. Easy enough, right? Well then I met my boyfriend who craves milkshakes, french fries, and burgers every night around 11 or so (I despise the fact that the boy does not have an ounce of fat on him…) which was just not going to work for my diet. We compromised somewhere in the middle with hummus, popcorn, etc but there are times where he still manages to drag me to the dark side by insisting on a midnight milkshake run.

This has challenged me to try to “heathify” the greasy foods he craves. I know, I know…it just SOUNDS dreadful and most people think it’s impossible to BAKE something that we’ve grown to love DEEP FRIED but it’s more…

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Lemon Glazed Asparagus and Tofu Stir-Fry

always looking for a way to jazz up some tofu. so good!

Live. Learn. Love. Eat.

I have such a long list of recipes pinned up on my bulletin board that I want to accomplish. Things that I have thought up of and can’t wait to make. I admit, many of the recipes are baking recipes because I love to bake, but since I am trying to eat a more balanced diet and be a little healthier, I decided to make a stir-fry yesterday.

Lemon-Glazed Asparagus and Tofu Stir-Fry

I used to love Chinese food and so whenever I want Chinese food I go ahead and make a stir-fry and serve it on a bed of brown rice. I love this glaze because it is light and sweet with just a hint of thyme.

Serves 4

Ingredients

Rice-

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice

Stir-fry-

  • 1 bunch of asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces (about 4 cups chopped)
  • 1 package (350 g) extra firm…

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Kale Frittata

yum! kale. delicious and sooo good for you. knock the socks of your next brunch guests 😉

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Brunch potluck with the girls may be one of the best inventions yet. Sleep in until 9:30. Everyone’s in charge of bringing something. Fresh squeezed OJ. That’s what I call Saturday morning bliss.

And then, you add kale into the mix, and feel like you can conquer the world. Vegetables before noon. That’s unheard of.

But packaged in a frittata, accompanied with purple potatoes and good friends, your morning never tasted so good.

Kale Frittata
recipe inspired by Bellalimento and Eggs on Sunday; serves 6

1 sweet onion, diced
2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 c. potatoes (purple, fingerling, red), diced
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 c. vegetable broth
2 c. kale, chopped
8 large eggs
1/4 c. parmesan, grated
1/4 c. milk
salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a cast iron skillet or nonstick (oven safe) pan, heat 1 teaspoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute…

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Winter Vegetable Pasta with White Wine and Parmesan

Delicious! and beautiful pictures

The Scrumptious Pumpkin

I could eat this pasta every day of the week.  It’s so simple but such a delicious combination of flavors with the sweetness of the squash, the crisp kale, the hint of thyme and white wine, and the salty, cheesy Parmesan.

I try to make one meatless meal a week – eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in processed and red meats is proven to help you maintain a healthy weight and lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.  The meat industry generates vast amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, so it’s also good for the environment to try to cut out some of the meat from your weekly diet.  But I always worry whether my husband Chris (a major meat-and-potatoes lover) will like any of my new vegetarian meal creations.  This is one he loves.  And the protein from the cheese and whole wheat pasta –…

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Eating Victoria- Food Blog and Eating Guide

Shine Cafe- Downtown Demitasse replacement

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Shine Cafe

1320 Blanshard St.

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I went to Shine Cafe up by Oak Bay Junction once a few years ago (and actually once again a few days ago), so I was curious what my experience would be like at the new location. Shine took over Demitasse which I won’t lose sleep over, and from the street Shine is ‘shining’ with bright colours, specifically orange.

My first impression was wow, bright. My next thought was that there were a lot of staff working for a restaurant that didn’t seem busy. The ladies working were very casual, which matches the staff at the Oak Bay/Fernwood location.

I had a vegan pattie with avocado and salsa and onion rings. My pal, JH, had a clubhouse sandwich and salad. The food tasted fine, but it wasn’t original nor did it excite us. The vegan pattie that I ate was sloppy and difficult to manage. The onion rings were greasy and tasted like cafeteria onion rings. JH’s sandwich was decent. For almost 20 bucks a piece for lunch and a drink, meh, it doesn’t leave me wanting to come back for more. There are much better places to have lunch and for cheaper. The space is bright but it feels cheap, and maybe the service staff could be presented in a more professional uniform, just a suggestion.

-Eating Victoria

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