Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I love me some lettuce wraps. The lettuce is a healthier alternative to the taco shell.
I highly recommend you make this for your next lunch or dinner gathering as this recipe can feed a small crowd – or just two very hungry people 🙂 don’t judge! Creating this post is making me want to make lettuce wraps again. Easy and tasty!

I start off my assembling my toppings and washing my boston lettuce.
You can shred, chop whatever veggies you want. I used the following:
Shredded carrots, cabbage, sprouts, green onion. You can also add some cucumber, tomatoes, mango etc.


1lb ground chicken breast
5 chopped cremini mushrooms
1 chopped red bell pepper
1/2 onion, minced
salt & pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 thumb sized amount of ginger, peeled & diced
3 Tablespoons tamari
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 Tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 Tablespoon water
1 Tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon ketchup or tomato paste
2 teaspoons sriracha sauce (optional – high spice heat factor)
dash of pepper

1. Add olive oil and heat a large, non-stick skillet on high. Add garlic and ginger and let sauté for less than a minute.

2. Add chicken, onion, mushrooms, red peppers, dash of pepper, then cook until chicken is nearly done.

3. Add the tamari, peanut butter, water, honey, ketchup/tomato paste, and sriracha sauce and stir until well combined.

4. Add chopped peanuts and place in a serving bowl and serve with your toppings.

1 avocado mashed
4 shredded carrots
1 cup shredded purple cabbage
4 green onions, chopped
Chopped pea sprouts
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
12 large boston lettuce leaves, rinsed and patted dry

Importanthow to assemble a lettuce wrap.
In order to avoid the chicken to break the lettuce wrap. I recommend adding a dollop of the guacamole first and then a spoonful of the peanut chicken mixture and then add your toppings.



Curry Cabbage + Chickpea Soup

If you been following my blog, you have realized I love me some soup -so filling and comforting. Plus, always super easy to make.
One of my detox meals include this Curry, Cabbage and Chickpea Soup.

This soup is super nutritional. Check out the full recipe here

This soup contains cabbage, chickpeas, sweet potato, curry, cilantro and I added coconut milk and chili flakes on top!!
Super flavorful!

Joyous 10 Day Detox

The holidays are over and I needed a way to kickstart 2014 feeling refreshed and energized. Plus, I think I gained an easy 10 pounds over Christmas – way too much food and wine!
So I decided to start a detox. You may be thinking that a detox is not for you, but trust me when I say this detox is good for everyone. There is still a lot of food you can eat, just be sure to avoid all the “bad” stuff: alcohol, coffee, refined sugar, red meat, wheat. (I use the term “bad” loosely because all of the above-noted taste super good but in reality they are not good to eat as they cause inflammation to our bodies, which then lead to many health concerns. These items also make us feel tired and lethargic.

I am currently on a Joyous 10 Day Detox. I ordered the detox plan online. (I encourage you all to participate in the detox). The materials emailed include a shopping list, recipes, lists of foods to avoid, tips etc.
Joy will also answer any questions you have about the detox.

I should mention, I did the detox last year and I felt great.

I will be showing you some of the recipes I have been making while on the detox.

I made this Curry Quinoa Lentil Loaf. I love that you can make one loaf and it’s good for a dinner and lunch. It’s gluten-free and has lots of fibre.

Check out Joy’s blog for the full recipe.


And let me know if you sign up for the detox!

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

We all need a boost of energy getting back to work and into our regular routines after the holiday break. I know we are all still thinking “oh for one more day of staying home and not coming into work” 🙂 Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but the break is over and we got to go on. So, give yourself a boost with the help of some vitamin C by making this easy three ingredient smoothie.

2 organic peeled oranges
1 cup almond milk
1 peeled organic banana

Place all ingredients in and blender and blend until smooth and creamy!

Now drink up!

Potato + Leek Soup

Baby it’s cold outside!
Super duper cold!!!!
While on my commute home, I instantly thought of a homemade soup. I instantly knew this would warm me right up. I wanted to make something that would be quick and easy, so then I could spend more time near the fire with a tea and/or hot chocolate the remainder of the evening.

As such, I created a Potato + Leek soup.

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 Yukon gold potatoes (washed and peeled)
3 leeks (sliced)
1 small onion (diced)
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
4 cups of vegetable broth
Freshly ground pepper
Pinch of Sea salt
Parsley (optional)
Cayenne pepper (optional)

In a large pot, add olive oil, leeks, onions and garlic and let simmer for 7 minutes, then add potatoes and mix. Immediately thereafter add the vegetable broth and season with sea salt and pepper. Let simmer for 12 minutes.
Then transfer soup into a Vitamix blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Laddle into bowls and garnish with parsley and cayenne pepper.


Sunshine Juice

I have the perfect drink to wake you up!
Push aside the Tropicana in the fridge and make yourself a clean drink that will be sure to be packed with vitamins and nutrients. What’s great about this drink is that there is a slight kick of heat from the ginger and cayenne pepper.


1/2 cup of water
2 oranges (peeled)
2 mandarins (peeled)
1 lime (peeled)
Juice from half a lemon
Chunk of ginger
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
3 dashes of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoons of organic honey

Place the above noted ingredients into a Vitamix blender or juicer. Blend away and pour in a glass!

Kale-Coconut Smoothie

This time of year it’s very difficult to stay on track with clean eating when everyone around you is bringing in cupcakes to the office or offering you cookies.
I great way to get in a ton of vitamins and nutrients in through a smoothie or juice.
I made this concoction after work today and it tasted amazing. Another benefit of drinking a green smoothie is it will help combat the colds going around now, and let’s face it who wants to be sick for Christmas!

-1 1/2 cups chopped kale
-1 frozen banana (peeled and chopped)
-1 1/2 cup coconut milk
-2 carrots (peeled and chopped)
-Thumb size amount of peeled ginger
-A few ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.