(High-Protein) Power Potato Salad (Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo-friendly)

Power Potato Salad PlateYou might think of potato salad as strictly a summer food, the stuff of cookouts and backyard barbecues.  Well, it’s time to think again!  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s entirely likely that you’ll have leftover boiled potatoes on hand.  Keep yourself fueled up for the busy-ness of the season with this high-protein option (and save the recipe for next summer, too!). You can also make a version that is Paleo-friendly (and yes, it can be Whole30-compliant).

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Easy Weeknight Chicken Curry with Brown Rice (Dairy-free, Gluten-free)

Weeknight Chicken CurryMmmm…Indian food. There is just something so warm and comforting about the magical blend of spices in so many Indian dishes. The aroma is exotically enticing and never fails to make my mouth water and my tummy rumble. I can’t necessarily handle a lot of heat (being Canadian and all), but bring on the savoury curries and I’m butter (ghee?) in your hands. Give me a dish I can throw together in just one pan (or pot) and give me authentic Indian takeout taste without any tummy troubles (from dairy or other unknown ingredients), well…I can’t tell you what happens then. But I *can* (and will) share this easy, healthy recipe with you – no one will believe it’s dairy-free, either!  There’s even an option to make this grain-free, low-carb & Paleo!

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Simple Southwestern Chicken Skillet

Simple Southwestern Chicken Skillet2Well, hello!  I’m so excited to share this simple but delicious recipe with you!  “But wait, you crazy Canuck,” you say, “what do YOU know about Southwestern cuisine?”  Fair enough – as a pale-skinned, Canadian gringa, probably less than most.  But I do know that any meal featuring corn, black beans, tomatoes, lime and spices screams Southwestern to me, and after making this recipe, I think it will make you a believer, too.  It’s bursting with fresh flavours (but the sneaky secret is that you can get away with using canned goods so you can experience flavours of the Southwest all year ’round) and is a quick family favourite.  Bonus: there’s only one dish, so prep is fast and easy and clean-up is, too!

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