This summer salad has everything one would need for a perfect summer salad. Plump red strawberries and BBQ'd chicken combined on the same plate. It's low carb, gluten-free, and packed with protein but its a perfect combination of sweet and savory. I used shredded cheddar but feel free to use [...]
I love a medley of flavour and this salsa is a spectacular combination of heat from the hot green pappers from my kitchen garden, the sweetness of juicy ripe Mangoes and the crisp, very mild onion flavour of the shiny purple skin and red-tinged fleshed red onion. In our house [...]
When I was in high school my German language teacher had a moto, KISS-Keep it Simple Stupid. Now looking back I do have to wonder, was this her subtle way of telling us really what she thinks of us or was she actually trying to teach us a valuable life [...]
We got news yesterday that my daughter was accepted to her first choice University. It is a very exciting time in our house and we have a lot of planning to do for the next few months. My husband went out to the local grocery store and got her a [...]
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 work for the local school board and am fortunate enough to enjoy an extra long Easter weekend with this Monday off. I spent the day going for a run with my hubby, enjoyed a delicious decaf Americano at our favourite coffee house then came home and spent a few [...]
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 [...]
I think I have said this before, I love curry. With its bold tastes and vibrant colour. Next to currys, I love my pressure cooker. If you don't own one I would highly recommend buying one as It cooks your food in a fraction of the time. It is the [...]
This recipe uses the harvest of fresh summer tomatoes and basil. It is a salad that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes and is a nice addition to any bbq table. Its low in
This salad makes a great light meal for 2 or a nice dinner side dish for 4. It is low in carbs and packs in the protein at 15.6g. If you like be creative with the cheese and nuts but try to stay away from any salted varieties.
A dear friend gave me a tagine and tagine cookbook. The tagine pot is a Berber dish from North Africa. It is formed entirely of a heavy clay, which is sometimes painted or glazed. It consists of two parts: a base unit that is flat and circular with low sides [...]
This extreamly low carb meal packs a protein punch! I used Pita Gourmet - High Protein pitas with only 10 g carbs in one pita. The flavour is fresh with a little kick. If you are not a huge fan of cilantro try substituting it for dill. Dill helps protects [...]
3-bean salad is one of those quintessential and high fibre summer picnic foods. I used different beans here but if you prefer green beans or red kidney beans don't hesitate to experiment. I substituted the Agave Nectar for the granulated sugar. The Agave is low carb (16g opposed to 60 [...]
We traveled to Mazatlan Mexico this last July to visit family. Before each meal we were presented with homemade salsa, quacamole and tortilla bread. This salsa is not like what we eat here in Canada. It is super chunky, full of colour and extremely low in carbs and calories and [...]
On our recent trip to Mexico I tried this wonderfully chunky Guacamole. I had never been a big fan but after trying this low carb, high fibre and heart friendly potassium dip I was hooked! There are 33g net carbs and 5 Weight Watchers Points per serving.