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 high protein, low carb dish gives an exotic twist on an other wise boring dish of fish and rice. It is not too spicy but you can make it hotter by adding a little cayenne. Fish is naturally high in protein and Omega 3. Try pairing this dish with [...]
Three out of four people in the house love mushrooms so I make them frequently in different forms. This hearty veggie dish is very filling and even though there is no meat you will still need a sharp knife to get into it. The original recipe had Tempeh instead of [...]
Last week I went with my class to the Hamilton Farmers Market. Whenever I visit the market I make a point of visiting a little old Jamaican lady that sells the BEST Jamaican curry powder in the city. This little woman is a real firecracker and if you ponder over [...]
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 [...]
Compared to beef burgers, vegetarian bean burgers tend to be a bit mushy in the middle. This is primarily because a black bean patty is made up mostly of starch and proteins that have already been cooked once. They no longer cling together in the same way and don't really [...]
Mexican food is delicious and high in protein but can also be very high in carbs. To lower the carbs in this recipe I used Pita Gourmets High Protein Pitas. They are lower than corn tortillas in calories and carbs and higher in fibre and protein. I also chose Tostitos [...]
I adore Indian food with the deep hues, intense flavours and the tantalizing aromas. I think my apron is permanently stained with turmeric and curry. Oh, and as a side note, if you sprinkle a little turmeric on your toothbrush during your morning clean it is great for whitening your [...]
I adapted this saucy little recipe from Canadian House and Home January edition. The original recipe was higher in sugar and fat. I made a few revisions to lower the carbs and after making the dish for the first time decided to replaced the wings for more meaty skinless drumsticks. [...]
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 low carb high protein pasta is
Fall is the best time to start having soups again for lunch. Gives you a little warm kick in the middle of that afternoon. Something to keep you going till dinner time. This soup is extreamly low in fat and has 20% of your daily Vitamine C requirement and only [...]
I had this refreshing salad at work yesterday. It is zesty and a very versatile salad. Get creative with the grains, greens and beans you use.
I work at a school that is fortunate enough to have the OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program) for becoming a chef. One of the EA's involved in the program is generous enough to share her recipes with the program. I was looking for a vegetarian option for lunch and she [...]
With winter in full swing, hot comfort foods are definitely a go to to keep your belly full. This recipe can be made in either the oven on a Sunday afternoon or throw it in a crock pot for a quick "ready-when-you-are" week day meal. Its high in protein and [...]