My garden has truly been a garden of plenty and I am amazed every time I go out there. Zucchinis are like baseball bats, cherry tomatoes by the truck load and once dug up my carrots are lovely bunches of orange goodness. They are not long leggy ones like you [...]
I have such a pile of tomatoes everyday from my garden I have a hard time keeping up with the harvest so enough was enough, time for some soup! While I was making this soup I was actually short a few so out to the garden I went to harvest [...]
I know we have already discussed this but my garden never ceases to amaze me. The fruits and vegetables that I am harvesting are beautiful, full of colour and absilutely massive. The zucchinis are the size of a small baseball bat so naturally stuffed zucchini are the fist thing that [...]
This vegan dish is high in protein without any animal fat what so ever which can be difficult to do. Many vegan dishes are full of carbs with the beans, lentils and legumes but surprisingly vegetables do have a decent amount of protein. Low in cholesterol. vitamin C, high in [...]
Jicama (pronounced HEE-kah-mah) is not a vegetable I would have thought to try but I am glad I did. It is referred to ad a Mexican Turnip, Mexican Yam or even Mexican potato. Chopped, cubed, sliced into fine sticks, raw or cooked, jicama is versatile and great in stir-fries, salads, [...]
We had a Post Canada Day party on July 4th (yes, Happy 4th to our neighbours south of the border) this year as the weather was less than optimal on July 1 and we were also up north visiting my mom for her 70th birthday which was July 2 (Happy [...]
This spectacular summer salad is very high in protein and adds beautiful colour to your summer table. To julienne veggies I would suggest purchasing a julienne peeler. They usually come with 3 different blades and are a handy little gadget to have around the kitchen.
My husband was born in Manchester, England so I think the desire to eat English style pub foods pumps through his veins. The only thing with traditional pub grub is that it is generally high in fat, carbs and salt. Although I did use a traditional pie crust (I used [...]
I love to cook in my Tagine that was given to me by a good friend a while back. This hearty meat dish will fill your home with a tantalizing smell. A perfect dish for a cool Sunday evening dinner with family.
As a kid I always remember my mom making hearty soups in her big heavy pressure cooker. The thing would whistle away as the aroma fills the house. I received a pressure cooker for Christmas this year from my dad. Although it takes a little getting used to it really [...]
I think spring might finally be here but my son is still in snowboarding mode. Yesterday afternoon was a balmy +5 but off to the local ski hill we went. The conditions were still good and the boys didn't have to dress up like an Eskimo. We were at the [...]
This lovely chowder is delicious, hardy and simple to make. We eat a lot of cauliflower in our house. It's low in fat, low in carbohydrates but high in dietary fiber, folate, water, and vitamin C, possessing a high nutritional density. Cauliflower contains several phytochemicals, common in the cabbage family, [...]
These carrots are easy to make and full of flavour. I had a hard time finding zaa'tar (a blend of Middle Eastern herbs) but was able to make my own as an acceptable substitution. Get that recipe HERE. These carrots are a wonderful accompaniment to lamb or seared pork. Low [...]
Weight Watchers and diabetic friendly pasta soup with ground beef. It is high in fibre and 22.8g net carbs with only 6 Weight Watchers points. To boost the protein I added nutritional yeast flakes and instead of using high carb regular white pasta I used low fat high protein Farro [...]
Mulligatawny is a curry flavoured soup in Anglo-Indian cuisine. Mulligatawny is a combination of Tamil words milagu (pepper) and thanni (water). It is similar to rasam from South Indian cuisine. There are many variations on the recipe for mulligatawny. In the West, the soup typically has a turmeric like yellow [...]
This is a hearty soup that is ready in just one hour. Adding the kale at the end keeps it slightly crunchy and flavourful. For added richness toss a Parmesan rind into the broth while cooking. A great vegetarian dish with only 13.2g net carbs and 11.5g of protein. I [...]