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Dinner LIVE | Veggie Fried Quinoa


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One Pot Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus | Easy Weeknight Dinners

One Pot Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus
2 tbsp butter or olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1½ cups quinoa
2½ cups chicken broth
½ tsp red chili flakes
½ cup white wine (optional)
1lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 bunch asparagus, cut in thirds
1 lemon, zested and juiced
¼ cup fresh parsley
salt and pepper

In a large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.  Add quinoa, chicken broth and white wine and bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Add shrimp and asparagus, cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until shrimp is fully cooked. Finish with lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, red chili flakes, salt and pepper. Enjoy!

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5 Incredible Dessert Smoothies

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
3⁄4 cup Silk Vanilla Almond
1⁄2 cup vanilla yogurt
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 cup strawberries
1⁄4 cup graham cracker crumbs

Blueberry Pie Smoothie
3⁄4 cup Silk Vanilla Almond
2 dates, pitted and soaked
1⁄2 cup blueberries, cored
1 banana
1 tbsp almond butter
1⁄4 cup oats
1⁄4 tsp cinnamon

Mint Chocolate Smoothie
1 cup Silk Dark Chocolate Almond
1⁄2 tsp peppermint extract
1⁄2 avocado
1 banana

Banana Bread Smoothie
3⁄4 cup Silk Creamy Cashew
1 ripe banana
1⁄4 cup walnuts
1⁄4 cup oats
2 tsp maple syrup
1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
1⁄4 tsp cinnamon

Black Forest Smoothie
1⁄2 cup Silk Dark Chocolate Almond
1 tbsp chocolate protein powder
1⁄2 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup cherries, pitted
1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract

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How to make popcorn WITHOUT a microwave!

I am a HUGE popcorn fan but not such a big fan of the microwave.  In fact, I haven’t owned a microwave for more than a decade so I spent years without popcorn until a my boyfriend showed me how to make it on the stove.  This is SOOO EASY you’ll wonder why you haven’t been making it this way all along.

How to make popcorn…Without a microwave!

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 6-8 cups

Serving Size: The whole bowl!

Calories per serving: Delicious 🙂

How to make popcorn…Without a microwave!

This popcorn is so light, airy and delicious, you'll never eat microwave popcorn again! It's also the perfect vehicle for endless flavour possibilities. Delish! For step-by-step video instructions CLICK HERE For some divine flavour ideas check out these links:


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 to 3 tbsp canola or vegetable oil


  1. Coat the bottom of large pot with canola or vegetable oil. It is really important to coat the entire surface, otherwise your popcorn will burn. You also want to use an oil with a high smoke point so don't try this with olive oil.
  2. Once your pot is coated, turn your heat to medium high and place two corn kernels in the pot.
  3. Watch those kernels - as soon as they pop, your pot is ready.
  4. Pour a half cup of corn kernels into the pot in a single layer and replace the lid.
  5. Listen closely - as soon as you hear the first few pops give your pot a good shake.
  6. Alternate ten seconds on the heat with ten seconds of shaking. This will ensure your popcorn pops evenly and doesn't burn. This will take about two minutes of constant attention so make any other plans 🙂
  7. As soon as your hear the popping slow, turn off the heat and shake your pot until the last kernels have popped.
  8. And VOILA! You have light, airy popcorn without the microwave. Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Roll Popcorn

Cinnamon Roll Popcorn

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 16 minutes

Yield: 7-9 cups

Serving Size: Just go for it!

Calories per serving: Delicious 🙂

Cinnamon Roll Popcorn

This sweet snack captures all the deliciousness of a cinnamon roll without all the guilt. It's completely addictive and best enjoyed with a tall glass of milk! For step-by-step video instructions CLICK HERE


  • 6-8 cups popcorn
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate


  1. Add pecans to popcorn and mix. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Heat until slightly thickened.
  3. Pour mixture over popcorn, replace lid and shake until popcorn is coated.
  4. Spread popcorn onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Use a double boiler to melt white chocolate chips.
  6. Drizzle white chocolate over popcorn. Allow to cool completely
  7. Enjoy!!

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How to make CREPES


Prep Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 10-12 large crepes

Serving Size: 2

Calories per serving: Delicious 🙂

These incredible crepes are effortless to make, super versatile and absolutely delicious!!!


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbs butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp butter, for cooking


  1. Mix all of the ingredients in your blender.
  2. Using a sieve, strain your batter.
  3. Let your batter rest for at least an hour or overnight in your refrigerator.
  4. Melt some butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Pour your batter into the centre of the pan and turn the pan until the batter is in a thin, even layer.
  6. Watch the edges - once they've crisped up and begin to pull away from the pan you're ready to flip your crepe.
  7. Using a rubber spatula, flip your crepe and cook for another ten seconds.
  8. Top them with whatever deliciousness you like.
  9. ENJOY!

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