It was quite an unsettled day today which was unfortunate for the organizers of the Burlington Sound of Music Festivals parade. Actually unsettled was an understatement. the skies opened up and it poured cats and dogs. In previous year the parade followed a route right smack in the middle of [...]
My mother was a big baker when I was a kid. She is German and I think Germans are born with the incredible ability to bake running through their veins. One of my favourite treats she would make almost on a weekly basis was coconut macaroons, rich chocolate macaroons. Excuse [...]
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 [...]
A few summers ago we took the family to New York City. It is such a vibrant and exciting city and I highly recommend that if you have the chance you need to go. We ended up staying in a great little studio apartment in the centre of Brooklyn which [...]
Every Tuesday night my daughter has Rugby practice which takes a lot out of her and she comes home famished. As she comes in the door all I hear is "I'm home, whats for dinner?". When I told her meatloaf I can tell you that excitement didn't ooze from her...until [...]
This tasty dessert is a chocolate lovers dream. Easy to prepare, low in carbs, high in protein and 6 Weight Watchers points. Instead of using a tablespoon of whipped cream I opted for a tablespoon of yummy whipped coconut milk. It is lower in calories, fat and only 1 Weight [...]
Pumpkin cookies? Yes pumpkin! Loaded with antioxidants and disease-fighting vitamins, these gourds aren
These little gems are low carb and gluten free. Only 3.8 net carbs!
Recently I put a challenge on Facebook to send me recipes for a diabetic makeover. This recipe was already decent in moderation but I made some changes to make it more diabetic friendly. I substituted the all purpose flour (Carb: 47.7g, Fibre: 1.7g, Protein: 6.5g) for soy flour (Carb: 16g, [...]
These are a nice alternative to beef or chicken burgers with less the cholesterol, super low carb and only 4 Weight Watchers points. Cook them in hot oil but keep an eye that you don't cook them too fast and burn them. Serve with quinoa and a green salad
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 [...]
Traditional pizza dough is so full of carbs that it could make your blood sugar spike just looking at it! (well not really but you know what I mean) Consider this recipe for a yummy crust and pizza alternative, high in protein and low in fat, a blank canvas of [...]
Mmm… Canada: Roasted Fiddlehead paired with Indian fish make a perfect entrée. As always fish in high in Omega 3 and protein.