Five Quick and Easy Marinades for Chicken (or Tofu)

One of the quickest meals to make is baked chicken with a side of rice and stir-fried veggies. Marinating the chicken in different ways can help keep this meal interesting. The leftover chicken also makes a flavorful addition to a salad. The five marinades listed below can easily be made in a matter of minutes…

How to Cook Chicken Breasts Evenly (and faster!)

I’m a huge fan of the mighty chicken breast. Although a bit more expensive than thighs, they are lean and lend themselves well to a variety of dishes. One issue with cooking chicken breasts, though, is that the shape and thickness are quite variable so if you cook them ‘as is’ you’ll have a little…

Delicious Homemade Instant Oatmeal

Breakfast is probably the most challenging meal of the day. It’s really easy to get into a ‘breakfast rut’ or just skip it all together when short on time. Oatmeal is a great option for breakfast. It’s an excellent source of fibre and boasts many other healing properties including the ability to help lower cholesterol,…

‘Refried’ Beans in the Slow Cooker

Earlier this year I discovered Amy’s Organic Refried Beans, quite possibly the best tasting canned refried bean there is. But my love affair was cut short when I added up how much my new indulgence was costing. $4 per 14 oz (398 ml) can times three cans a week equals a little too much of…