Rosemary Shortbread

Every summer we vacation up at the cottage in a little northern town called Thornbury. It is a sleepy little town but has some great pubs and spectacular coffee shops. Last summer I tried a Rosemary Shortbread cookie from our favourite coffee shop and was blown away as to how [...]

By | 2017-07-04T11:06:35+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Dessert, Recipes|

Low Carb Chocolate Walnut Cookies

I happen to live with the tallest cookie monster ever. Also know as my 6'3" 14 year old son and his cookie of choice is definitely chocolate chip. So when I told him I was making these cookies he gave me a bit of an evil eye and suggested that [...]

By | 2015-03-25T11:12:12+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Dessert, Recipes|

Chocolate Orange Ice Cream Bread

Who would have figured you could use ice cream as an ingredients? Well yes it is true and this opens up the door to all kinds of flavours considering there is literally 100's of flavours out there. This recipe was adapted from 12 Tomatoes but it is lower carb and [...]

By | 2015-03-20T12:37:21+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Bread, Dessert, Recipes|

Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake

We don't often have fancy desserts in our house as they are guaranteed to be high in carbs. Lets face it though whether low carb or high carb, desserts are still going to be decadent and not so friendly on the waist line this is why they are a treat [...]

By | 2015-03-19T13:08:19+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Dessert, Recipes|

Oven Roasted Cauliflower Casserole with Cheese

Cauliflower belongs the Brassicaceae (Cruciferous) family of vegetables and is often overshadowed by its popular cousin broccoli. This awesome vegetable deserves a regular rotation in your diet because it contains a remarkable array of nutrients, including minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and other phytochemicals. Cauliflower’s appeal gets better due to its extreme [...]

By | 2015-03-02T19:00:04+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|Gluten Free, Low Carb, Low Fat, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, WW Friendly|

Low Carb Lemon Pound Cake

When you are trying to eat healthy not many people associate baked treats with healthy lifestyles. Well why the heck not!!? Just like anything it all boils down to how you make it and moderation is the key. When you are eating low carb walking into a bakery is like [...]

By | 2015-02-28T18:00:04+00:00 February 28th, 2015|Dessert, Recipes, WW Friendly|

Cheddar Sticks

These "bread" sticks are a nice alternative to regular high carb/high calorie bread sticks and they are also gluten free! Serve them with a soup or as an appetizer. Try adding sesame seeds or poppy seeds as well. They are low carb at only 3g net carbs and 4 Weight [...]

By | 2017-08-23T15:57:37+00:00 December 8th, 2014|Gluten Free, Low Carb, Recipes, WW Friendly|

Lemon Blueberry Bread

This tasty little bread goes great with a hot cup of tea in the afternoon. It is 8.7 net carbs per slice and has a whopping 8g of protein thanks to the almond flour. I have substituted the refined sugar with unsweetened applesauce and instead of confectioners sugar I used [...]

By | 2014-07-30T20:49:10+00:00 July 30th, 2014|Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes|

Layered Nut and Date Bars

There is a huge misconception out their that nuts make you gain weight. It is just that, a misconception. Nuts are full of healthy fats, which have been proven to help you feel full, and that’s one major thing that helps with losing weight. The more satisfied you are, the [...]

By | 2014-07-25T14:52:57+00:00 July 25th, 2014|Dessert, Recipes|

Chickpea Couscous Burgers

Adapted from: CHICKPEA QUINOA BURGERS by Esther's Executive Chef Deb Gleason I have been following Esther the Wonder Pig's FB for the last few months and recently they began Esther's Kitchen. It is full of fabulous recipes and kitchen hints and tricks. I tweeked this recipe a bit to bring [...]

By | 2014-07-23T20:06:07+00:00 July 23rd, 2014|Dinner, Recipes, WW Friendly|

Low Carb Crunchy Cinnamon Crackers

These crunchy little crackers are so yummy and a hit with everone in our house. It took me a couple trys to get the thickness right as to not to burn the entire batch, which I did the first time. Keep the oven temp low and keep a continuous eye [...]

By | 2013-11-18T15:39:20+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Dessert, Recipes, WW Friendly|