Weekend Links

In the winter I like to make this Chicken Waldorf Salad, in this one I used Red Prince apples, they are so good at this time of the year. Another salad that I've been making a lot this year is the Spinach, Fennel and Read Pear Salad from Ricardo. This Sesame Spinach Salad from Michael Smith is also delicious.

Chicken Waldorf Salad

We like soups all year long. I know that some of you only make soup in the winter. Here are some good recipes to try:
-This French Onion Soup is delicious and it has white wine in it.
-This Grandma's Seafood Chowder would be delicious after a day skiing.
-I can't wait to try the Fairmont Seafood Chowder on Canadian Living.
-A favorite in Québec is Pea Soup
-Make a double batch of this Curried Squash Soup and freeze some for later

Did you know that 2016 is the International Year of Pulses (IYOP)? What is a pulse?

-The term 'pulse' refers to dried seeds like dried peas, lentils, chickpeas, edible beans. They are packed with micronutrients, are high in protein and fibre and low in fat. 

I've been including pulses in my diet for years. Here are some recipes that I like to make:
-Red Lentil Soup
-Hummus with Pomegranate Molasses
-Lentil Stew in Acorn Squash

Recipes to try:
-Pulse Tacos from Chef Michael Smith
-Roasted Baby Potato & Lentil Salad with Green Goddess Dressing from Lentils Canada
-Black Bean Vegetarian Chili from Ricardo

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We had a lot of fun during the holidays with my family, we ate and drank too much. Now it's time to get back on track. This week I went snowshoeing two times. It's a good workout and it felt so good to be outside. In the next couple weeks I'll be taking my walks on the beach. More to come!

At this time of the year we like to go back to healthy eating and drinking. We like to make smoothies, they are quick to make and delicious. For 30+ smoothies recipes please visit The Best of this Life.

Want more smoothie recipes:
-Try this Anti-Bloat Smoothie from Happy Healthy Mama
-Breakfast Energy Smoothie from Deliciously Sprinkled
-Blueberry Muffin Smoothie from Five heart Home
-Power Smoothie from Tastes Better From Scratch
-Sunshine Smoothie from La Cuisine d'Hélène


  1. This is a delicious round up of recipes!! We try to start every morning with a smoothie. It's fun to mix and match flavours. Some of my favourite ingredients are peaches, pears, honey and flax seed.

  2. I love smoothies- a tasty way to get in some healthy foods!

  3. Blueberry Muffin Smoothie sounds delish

  4. mmmm the Breakfast Energy Smoothie from Deliciously Sprinkled and that Chicken Waldorf Salad! in love

  5. I crave a nice hearty homemade soup when the weather cools down.. The pea soup sounds like perfection :)

  6. mangos are a great base for a smoothie

  7. great recipes to start off a healthy new year!
    CL Chin

  8. sunshine smoothie sounds great for a grey day

  9. The sesame spinach salad looks delicious!

  10. I think I should start drinking smoothies!

  11. I had not heard of a pulse before! We have been increasing our chickpea, lentil and bean intake in the last couple of years. I'm kind of obsessed with lentils :)

  12. All the recipes on this page sound wonderful!! I need to get back in the groove!!

  13. Homemade soups just make the home smell so good and healthy eating too

  14. I go through such phases with smoothies! I will go smoothie-crazy for a week or 2, and then cut back to nothing for a while. I don't know why, because I love love love them while I am indulging! Need to get back into the groove again I guess; the Blueberry Muffin smoothie sounds (and looks) delish.

  15. Probably buy a hockey stick for one of my sons

  16. Probably buy a hockey stick for one of my sons


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