Although I'm not a vegan myself these are raw vegan and one of my son's favourite treats. They are gluten free, dairy free and almost guilt free :) These little gems are easy to make and keep fresh in an air tight container for 10-14 days. These Carob Balls make [...]
We were invited to a friends house for dinner and to watch the Toronto Blue Jays team lose yet again. Boo Hoo. I had some time that afternoon so I whipped up a batch of these tasty little guys. These low carb (3g net) little bites are easy to make and [...]
Just because it's found in the health food section, doesn't necessarily mean it's healthy. Between the mainstream media, the Food Pyramid, the thousands of health blogs out there, and the premise that you can just walk into a health food store and anything you pull off the shelves will be [...]
Every summer we vacation up at the cottage in a little northern town called Thornbury. It is a sleepy little town but has some great pubs and spectacular coffee shops. Last summer I tried a Rosemary Shortbread cookie from our favourite coffee shop and was blown away as to how [...]
This scalloped potato recipe was an instant hit. I used Lancashire White Cheese instead of the cheeses listed and it was great. Use any cheese that strikes your fancy. A great opportunity to try something new. There are 19.6g net carbs, 6.1g protein and 9 Weight Watchers points per serving.
We make this breakfast at least 3 times per week. It is full of fresh fruit and crunchy nuts. A very satisfying start to the day or even as a light lunch or snack. You could substitute the nuts and berries for your favourite ones but generally we use: 3/4 [...]
Keralan, regionally referred to as Keralam, is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. Coconuts grow in abundance in Kerala, and consequently, coconut kernel, (sliced or grated) coconut cream and coconut milk are widely used in dishes for thickening and flavouring. Kerala's long coastline, numerous [...]
Avocado was all like, "Look at me, I'm the good fat!" and Butter was like, "Show-off!" Trendy, popular and a bit of an overachiever in the health department, avocado is like the homecoming queen of the fats parade. It's actually a single-seeded berry native to Mexico, but at 322 calories [...]
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.
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 am all for fast and nutritious when it comes to days that are non-stop. Today was no different. It was the first day of March Break and it was go, go, go from the second I opened my eyes and it still hasn't stopped. I knew how ever that [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
What are carbs you ask? Carbohydrates are a source of energy. When eaten, the body converts most carbohydrates into glucose (sugar), which is used to fuel cells such as those of the brain and muscles. Carbohydrates are one of three macronutrients (nutrients that form a large part of our diet) [...]