10 years

Philippe and I celebrated 10 years this past January! In August we had a Celebration of Love. We invited our Family and our closets friends to celebrate everything that we are and everything we have become.

Here are some photos of our Celebration, these are courtesy of SMarts Photography.

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Turkey Meatloaf 

I like meatloaf, but sometimes I like to lighten it up with turkey. It is way healthier and for me with my gallbladder issues easier for my diegestion. You can make a meatloaf with pretty much any type of meat, you can use any kind of binder you like, such as rice, crackers, oatmeal or bread crumbs. Also with flavour you can add pretty much anything. BBQ sauce, marinara sauce and or ketchup. It all depends on what you are going for.

The other night I threw this meat loaf together.


Here’s the recipe for my meatloaf:

  • 1 package of ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4c oatmeal
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2c strawberry jalapeño BBQ sauce, plus 1/4c to put on top while cooking

Preheat oven to 375. Mix all indgredients together and put into a pan lined with cooking spray. Cover the top itch the BBQ sauce. Cook for 30-45 min until it is cooked. Let set for 5-10 min then cut and serve.

We had ours cauliflower mash (2 potatoes and half a head of cauliflower cooked, then mashed together with butter, salt and pepper) and steamed broccoli.

Have fun with meatloaf. It is an old fashioned food, but you can vamp it anyway you like.

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Chow Mein is not really something that needs to be “lighten up”, but adding more veg, sure why not. Spaghetti squash is a funny vegetable. You put sauce on it or make au gratin with it. This recipe takes it to a whole new level.

I can’t take credit for this recipe. It is another Pintrest find and credit goes to the blog “Little bits of real food and real talk”.

Here’s the recipe

  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1/4c soy sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1tbsp brown sugar
  • 2tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/4tsp pepper
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 celery stalks sliced diagonally
  • 2c cole slaw mix

Bake spaghetti squash (cut in half length wise with seeds scooped out) for 30-40 minutes in a 400 degree oven or your preferred method. (Crockpot and or microwave).When cooked the flesh will be tender. Take two forks and pull the flesh away from the shell. Set aside.

Mix the sauce together. (Soy sauce, ginger, sugar, garlic and pepper)

Heat the oil in a pan add the onion and celery, cook for a few minutes. About 4-5 minutes. Stir in the coleslaw mix and cook for about 1 min. Add in the spaghetti squash and sauce. Mix it until it is well combined. Serve right away.

This was a good meal. I found that it needed a little bit more flavour. I would alter it a little next time.

Enjoy

Chicken and Broccoli Stirfry. 

Tonight I had chose to have a Stirfry. Since I was working until 4pm I knew that I would not have a lot of time to get supper on the table. I like to have supper ready by 5, so I usually rely on recipes that take 30 min or less. Some people think that it is hard to have a fresh, non processed meal on the table in under 30 min. 

This recipe was found on Pinterest.  Credit for this recipe goes to the blog “Give Me Some Oven”. I did make some adjustments by adding more veg.  

 Chicken and Broccoli, 

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast 
  • 1 medium size head of broccoli cut in florets
  • 1 medium onion, chunked
  • 8 or so button mushrooms, quartered 
  • 3tbsp soy sauce
  • 2tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2tbsp honey
  • 1tbsp seasme oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2tsp ground ginger 
  • 1tbsp cornstarch 
  • 1tbsp olive oil 

Prepare veg and chicken. Cook chicken in olive oil. While the chicken is cooking mix the Sauce ingredients together including the cornstarch. 

Once the chicken has been cooking for about 5 min add the onion. Cook for about 5 min. Add the other veg and cook until the broccoli is a bright green. Add the sauce. It will start to thicken very quickly. Let it all mingle together for another 5 min or so. Serve over rice or quinoa. 

I hope you enjoy this meal. It take under 20 minutes from start to finish. And it is fresh and homemade. 
~Tina

Life update!

It has been a while since my last post. A lot has changed in the past year. I went from being a SAHM to a working Mom and let me tell you it is not easy. Even though I work most days until 4pm I always try to get a healthy homemade meal on the table.

I find I relying lot on my crock-pot and I have to plan like crazy. I always have to remember to take something out for protein.

There are still lazy nights where we will have pizza or even head out to our favorite Thai place for supper, but that is normal right.

So I will try to post more regularly with what we are having for #suppertonite.