Every weekend we go to Tamp our favourite coffee shop in the village square. They have the best Americano in town and wonderful treats. One of our favourites is a chocolate chip blondie which came highly recommended by one of the Baristas. She gave me a short synopsis of what [...]
When you are trying to eat healthy not many people associate baked treats with healthy lifestyles. Well why the heck not!!? Just like anything it all boils down to how you make it and moderation is the key. When you are eating low carb walking into a bakery is like [...]
This is a delicious one pot pressure cooker full of protein, fibre and only 5 Weight Watchers points. It is delicious on its own as a vegetarian/vegan option or a side dish to an oven roasted chicken breast. Make sure you soak the mung beans for a few hours before [...]
Vietnamese food is so fresh and full of a huge combination of flavours and textures. Unfortunately it can also be loaded with carbs due to the use of rice and rice noodles so I substituted the rice vermicelli noodles for high protein, high fibre Adzuki Bean spaghetti. It is thin [...]
We have many different dietary needs/wants in our house. T1.5D, pescetarian, and two picky teens. Because of this I am very familiar with making subtle changes to recipes to satisfy everyone's needs. Whether you are vegan/vegetarian or simply don't like fish, you may pass over a terrific dish because it [...]
I love salads for dinner and this one filled me to the top!
I love breakfast and I also love breakfast for dinner. This Frittata is a nice twist on a boring omelet and instead of regular breakfast I used salmon sausage. I found the salmon sausage at my local grocery store but it you are unable to find them breakfast sausage, Italian [...]
I love to cook dishes that fill the house with full bodied smells. One of our recipes called for Zaa'tar but I couldn't find it anywhere. Za'atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend that is so versatile. It can be used on meats, veggies, rice, and breads. You probably have [...]
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 [...]
Salads make a delicious meal. They are fresh tasting and pair easily with many meats especially BBQ. This salad is low carb, low calorie and low fat. Only 1.4g net carbs and 3 Weight Watchers points per serving.
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. [...]
Pizza is such a yummy treat but it is full of carbs. This pizza is crustless so not only is it MUCH lower in carbs, it is also gluten free. It is perfect meal for those days when you know you don't have a lot of time in the evenings. [...]
I know, I know! You are probably saying BLACK BEANS, umm? Well I say YES, so listen closely. These brownies are gluten free, low carb (4.8g net carbs), high fibre, moist, delicious and only 2 Weight Watchers points. Coffee is used to off set any beany taste you may experience [...]
Ahhh fudge, yes FUDGE! This fudge is merely 1.5 net carbs and 3 Weight Watchers points per chunk of heaven. It is a very easy recipe to make but be careful not to overindulge. You can make this recipe with either unsalted butter or hard margarine. There is a common [...]
These baked chickpeas are easy to make and a quick grab and go snack. They have 82.5 calories, 8.3g net carbs, 9 Weight Watchers points and 3g protein per serving. Preheat oven to 425
I love to cook, just not necessarily everyday (yes I can admit it), but I do love to cook. Learning about the benefits of different foods how to put them together and the triumphs I feel when I have tried a recipe a few times and it finally works. Knowing [...]