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 [...]
This dish is super healthy but doesn’t compromise on fabulous taste. With only 1.9g of net carbs it is super easy and suitable for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics and those following a Weight Watchers diet. As an added bonus, I guarantee your kids will like it too.
This is a fancy little dish but is quiet easy to prepare. I paired it with sauted rutabaga and fresh snap peas and grilled the remaining asparagus. The family enjoyed theirs with the flattened chicken breast and I substituted my meal with Tilapia. If you prefer, you can also use [...]
by Natalie Shoemaker Protein has become quite the popular nutrient. So much so that some health professionals have asked for people to take it easy, worrying that people are having too much of a good thing. When it comes to managing weight, it's all about finding the right balance for [...]
A blueberry tea could have potential to treat type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the Menzies Institute. The herbal tea, the main ingredient of which is blueberry, could reduce dependence on injected insulin. Pre-clinical trials suggested that the tea improves the intake of glucose in the muscles, thereby lowering [...]
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 [...]
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.
This Malaysian egg curry is my obsession right now and it requires only steamed (basmati) rice to serve. Traditionally, the eggs would be hard boiled, but this dish is far more delicious when they are a little soft inside. To soft boil the eggs, cover them with cold water in [...]
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 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 [...]
I recently picked up the latest copy of LCBO's Food and Drink. It is a fabulous free magazine of superior quality filled with beautiful photography, yummy recipes and information on beverages including great wine and food pairings. Their latest Spring edition focuses on spring salads and I decided to adapt [...]
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 [...]
I love meals that are hearty, delicious and easy to make. This potato skillet is a lovely addition to a supper or even as a breakfast. you could add some breakfast sausage or bacon and you have a great one pot meal. This dish is 26.7g net carbs and only [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]