Our fantastic weekend started with a lively little event at one of our favourite stores in downtown Burlington, Ontario called Centro Garden. They are a store with an eclectic collection of fabrics, interesting kitchen items, lovely seasonal items and impressive indoor/outdoor garden ideas. Centro Garden hosts a farmers market every [...]
It has been a rainy couple of days in our neck of the woods so I figured a thick creamy soup and a protein packed sanny on low carb bread was in order. Cauliflower is a humble little bumpy vegetable. Its creamy white flowrettes pack more of a nutritional punch [...]
It has been very hot here in Southern Ontario over the last week or so and I have to say this is one of the driest springs I can remember. Normally I would be doing a happy dance but this is the year we laid sod and re-seeded at least [...]
It has been a very long 6 weeks of preparing our garden for the summer season and now we are able to sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labours. There is still a few little jobs to do and of course general maintenance but now we are seeing [...]
I love tarts but the crusts are usually loaded with fat and carbs which isn't very waist line friendly. Sure there are fabulous crustless quiches and tarts out there but sometimes you just want a little flaky goodness. This crust is made of almond and coconut flour so it does [...]
My original intention when I set out to make this soup was to make a parsnip soup but for some reason I didn't pick any parsnips up on my last trip to the grocery store even though they were on my list and I could have sworn I actually picked [...]
This soup turned out to be a little bit of sunshine in a bowl. The colour is very springy and the pureed texture is smooth with hints of liquorice, mild onion and a nice balance of acidity and sweetness. I use fennel frequently in stirfrys and even raw in salads. [...]
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, [...]
This is an awesome dip for all occasions. It can be made vegetarian but simply omitting the sausage or adding avocado or portobello in its place.
This soup is absolutely delicious. You can choose to puree only half if you prefer it chunkier or puree the entire contents for a creamier soup. Prepare all the ingredients the night before then throw it all in the crock pot before leaving for work. At 19.8g of net carbs [...]
This French dish traditionally is heavy on the calories but with a few minor changes, calories were cut without cutting flavour. Use skinless chicken, lean bacon and forget about the butter.