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Tonight’s dinner: nachos with home made salsa

20121105-174856.jpgIt’s been really difficult to update the blog lately. Way too much work, no time to sit down and write. Such is life… But tonight’s different and we’re having nachos with home made salsa and sour cream.

There’s not much to share, really. You need some really good tortilla chips – I like the organic (i.e, expensive…) ones from the organic aisle in Superstore. You’ll also need Mozzarella cheese – I buy the cheap, no name bar from Superstore. You’ll need sour cream, and the ingredients for the salsa: tomatoes, bell pepper, avocado, green onion, salt, pepper, fresh or dried cilantro, lemon.

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Easy snack: raspberry parfait

Well, not a real parfait, but there’s no need to be fussy over names… This little beauty is sweet, tasty and healthy. Really, can you ask for more?

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Fresh raspberries parfait.

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Mushroom bruschetta

Dinner is probably the most difficult time of the day for us: we usually don’t eat a cooked meal, but go for sushi, salads or other appetizers. Bruschetta is probably one of the favorites – especially since we discovered the small ciabatta breads at Superstore.
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Quick avocado and egg sandwich

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Avocado and egg sandwich.

For an easy fix when hungry, try this sandwich. It’s rich in protein and vitamin B12 (the egg), as well as dietary fiber, vitamin C, K and folate (the avocado).

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Smoothie time!

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Banana, mango and orange smoothie.

Don’t know about you, but around 10:00 am I’m always starving! When I’m lucky enough to be in the vicinity of a blender, a quick smoothie is the best snack ever!
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Macaroni and cheese

This is an all-time favorite – with a twist: macaroni with the best, creamiest Feta cheese in town.

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Macaroni and cheese, oven-ready.

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Celery, Apple and Carrot Salad

Peeled veggies, ready to be grated.

Combine apples, carrots and celery root in a very tasty salad. It’s easy to make too, which is always an advantage. This is what you’ll need:
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Quick apple snack

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You know what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away. If you have an apple and you want to try something new, here’s a great idea for a quick snack. My mom used to make it for me when I was a kid, and I remembered about it a few days ago:
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Baked eggplant with cheese

Eggplant.

It may seem complicated, but this appetizer is easy to make and you can save on calories using low-fat cheese. You’ll need: 1 eggplant, 2 egg whites, breadcrumbs, grated cheese, salt, pepper and thyme (or basil).

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Chocolate covered pretzels

You’ve probably done this already, but it only hit me yesterday that I could make my own chocolate covered pretzels. The best ones I had in Calgary so far were the made-in-alberta Pretzel Twists (Country Market Gourmet Foods). You can find them at the Bay for $3/ 100gr. But with $3 I can make half a kilo of my own chocolate covered pretzels! And what a nice Christmas present they would make!

Get pretzels (28 cents/100 gr) and cooking chocolate (try the Callebaut) from Superstore (bulk section). Then follow these really quick instructions:

  1. In a pan, melt over medium heat some 300 gr of dark chocolate. If you wanna be fancy, melt in a separate pan some white chocolate.
  2. When chocolate is melted, add a bit of vanilla essence and 1-2tsp cinnamon. Mix well then pour in a small bowl or cup.
  3. Quickly dip each pretzel into the chocolate mixture, then put on a cookie sheet. If using white chocolate, drizzle a bit  over the pretzels to create an uneven pattern.
  4. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  5. Make sure you don’t eat them all at once…

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels on Foodista

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