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Here you will find delicious, simple, healthy lunch and dinner recipes. From healthy one-pan meals ready in 30-minutes or less to the extra indulgent comfort foods that are good for the soul! No hoity-toity ingredients you’ve never heard before. My goal is to give you the confidence to create a delicious meal using accessible ingredients and mostly whole foods. Try our family favourites Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers, Mac & Cheese and Easy Baked Salmon with Lemon Butter!

One Pan Honey Lemon Chicken With Asparagus & Baby Potatoes

Here’s another one-pan recipe that I know you’re going to love. This recipe is a honey lemon chicken baked with asparagus and baby potatoes. It’s a well-rounded dish that has most of the food groups and can be a complete meal on its own. But the best part is actually the flavor of the dish. The chicken is slathered with a sauce made of sweet honey and savory soy sauce. It is oh-so-zesty with a capital Z! We’re talking 5 lemons kind of citrusy flavor that will perk you right up and leave you wanting more. The sauce is also drizzled over soft spears of asparagus and baby potatoes that would...

 Baked Sesame Ginger Salmon

pan with salmon

This baked sesame ginger salmon is my answer to a lunch meal-prep or a simple weeknight dinner alongside some brown rice and steamed vegetables. This Asian-inspired seafood dish is marinated in sesame oil, ginger, garlic, white wine vinegar, and brown sugar. We will also make a thick honey ginger glaze that tastes sweet, tangy, and a little spicy.  Sesame oil is a key ingredient in this salmon recipe. It is normally stocked in the international foods aisle in the supermarket. Just a little splash of it imparts a deep nutty flavor that makes this salmon pretty irresistible. You’ll...

Arugula Beet Feta Salad with Candied Pecans

Bowl of salad with pecans beets and arugula

Beets are way underrated – if you have never cooked with this delicious and versatile superfood, today is the day to start.  Beneath that tough exterior and that gorgeous deep purple hue, beetroots are a very nutritious root vegetable. They are rich sources of potassium, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It doesn’t get the credit it deserves! The latest addition to my salad recipes is this stunning beet salad with feta, arugula, and candied pecans. I would describe it as fresh, nutty, sweet, and salty. There’s also a balsamic vinaigrette that brings out all the best flavors of this...

Best Baked Caesar Chicken

Pan full of chicken covered in cream caesar sauce

What do you get if you cross a Caesar salad with your favorite summer roast? Baked Caesar chicken! Because of its low fat content, chicken breast is known for having a tough, dry texture when cooked. Generally, people tend to associate chicken breasts with clean eating which means boring. But today, let’s forget about bland and dry baked chicken.   This delicious anytime dish is cooked with love, and it shows. Smothered in a luscious homemade Caesar dressing, topped with parmesan, and baked to perfection, this chicken will melt in your mouth. It’s guaranteed to get people...

One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken With Broccoli & Potatoes

This one-pan honey garlic chicken recipe is the answer for those who are after a quick, delicious dinner. File this recipe under healthy, gluten-free, and meal-prep friendly. Keep it within reach – it’s a recipe you’re gonna come back to again and again.  Chicken is the main source of protein in this dish and is accompanied by broccoli and roasted baby red potatoes. The potatoes give you the carbs, the broccoli provides fiber and minerals, and the olive oil drizzled over the potatoes has good fats. It’s got the green light from the food pyramid. Winner winner, chicken dinner!  I...

Easy Pulled Pork Burgers

pulled pork burger on plate

This recipe is a true labor of love. There are quite a number of ingredients to prepare and it takes time to cook the different parts of it. Each time I’ve served this, though, it never fails to put a smile on people’s faces. So, so worth it!  It consists of tender, juicy shredded pork cooked for nearly 4 hours and marinated in a spiced dry rub. Sandwiched between toasted brioche buns, the burger is finished with homemade barbecue sauce and fresh coleslaw.  Every bite packs a punch and is bursting with flavor – savory, sweet, spicy, buttery, smoky, tangy. Just writing this now...

Creamy Zucchini Pasta With Avocado Spinach Sauce

Toss out that packet of spaghetti and swap it for zoodles.  These zucchini noodles are ten times healthier than store-bought spaghetti: they are low-carb, nutrient-packed, and are better for the gut, too. If you’re someone who doesn’t hesitate before digging into regular pasta, I’m sure your body will thank you for changing things up a bit.  With a bit of spiralizing and sauce-making, you’ll have a hearty bowl of soft zucchini pasta with the creamiest avocado spinach sauce that’s just as healthy. We get the cream entirely from the avocado, and the blended spinach turns into a...

Persian Chicken Joojeh Kebabs

This recipe has a special place in my heart. I called my Dad in for this joojeh kabob recipe because he knows it like the back of his hand.  To give you some context, my maiden name is Shahinfar. My Dad moved from Iran to Canada with my Shahinfar family when he was 16 years old. Even though we were born in Canada, my Dad made it a point to keep our heritage and our traditions.  I have memories of growing up eating the most delicious Persian cuisine and my Dad’s flavor-packed joojeh kabob recipe was always one of my favorites. My cousins and I would drop whatever we were playing...

Delicious Steak Salad With Yogurt Dressing

Close up of Steak salad with vegetables, cheese and creamy dressing

Here’s the thing about barbecues: they’re fun and delicious, but can sometimes get pretty unhealthy. All that meat, burger and hot dog buns, potato dishes, beer… not exactly the most heart-friendly!  But Cassandra, I have salad on the side at my barbecue parties! 😉 Sure, but are you really filling up on boring salad greens when the grill’s going? My tip to make that salad more interesting? Make it an appetizing Delicious Steak Salad With Yogurt Dressing!  This steak salad features scrumptiously marinated, thinly sliced steak atop a bed of fresh vegetables complete with cheese...

Healthy Turkey Burgers With Spinach, Feta & Tzatziki

Spinach feta turkey burger patty

These spinach feta turkey burgers will transport you straight to Greece! They’re a classic family favorite at our birthday dinners, with juicy patties and buttery burger buns. Slather the burgers generously with a refreshing, creamy tzatziki sauce made of yogurt, lemon and herbs and voila!  This recipe is a tribute to Greek cuisine which is rich with cheeses, meat, olive oil, herbs, yogurt and citrus flavors. Still, Greek recipes are quite balanced, providing the nutrients our bodies need!  These burgers are far from those at any fast food joints. I try to avoid highly processed...

Summer Berry Salad With Candied Almonds & Goat Cheese

Close up view of a berry salad on a platter

Call me obsessed, but anytime I get to add berries to a dish, I’ll do it. I mean, what’s not to love? They’re juicy, bite-sized and rich in antioxidants! Plus, they bring back all of those happy childhood memories of snacking on blackberries by the pool with my family. This summer berry salad is loaded with blueberries, blackberries, arugula, cucumbers, avocados, goat cheese and sugared almonds. Sweet, refreshing and just a hint of balsamic vinegar to top it off! It is the perfect side dish to go with a seafood or red meat dish.  Recipe Ingredients Let me preface this by saying that...

How to Grill the Perfect Hamburgers

Burger with feta turkey patty

Look no further - here’s a recipe for a mouthwatering gourmet-style hamburger that you can handcraft at home. It features a juicy beef and pork patty, marble cheddar, pickles, onions, and garlic, laced with fragrant Italian herbs.  Stop right here if you’re hungry because this post will get your stomach growling even louder!  Burgers have always been my thing, and I can never say no to a meaty, juicy grilled burger that’s slightly burnt and covered in melted cheddar cheese. The cheeseburger at Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery in Winnipeg is EVERYTHING.    That...

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Welcome Friends, to Cooking With Cassandra! Thank you for stopping by. Here you will find simple, delicious recipes that are tested and perfected, kitchen tips every home cook needs to know + lifestyle advice on changing your mindset on health from restriction and overwhelm to balance and enjoyment! My goal is to provide you with inspiration, whether it’s in your kitchen or in your life. Let’s get cooking!

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