Cauliflower is a great substitution for potatoes and rice! You can use it to replace the topping on a Shepherds Pie, roasted in the oven, in place of rice in a stir fry and in this case a delicious creamy soup that everyone will devour! This soup is ready in [...]
CONGRATULATIONS! You finished 6 days of hard physical activity and deserve a break today. We’re always told to stay active and get regular exercise but more isn’t always better. These rest days are just as important as exercise you have done over the last 6 days. Taking regular breaks allows [...]
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 are definitely creatures of habit. Every morning my darling hubby makes me a delicious breakfast of Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, nuts and flax meal. It is filling and full of protein. Sundays however is my day to make breakfast and I figure if he goes to all the [...]
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 [...]
I love it when I make a meal and all I hear is "mmm, mmm, mmm, so good!" as everyone chews. This creamy dish did just that and it was extremely easy to make. Delicious and easy, can't get better than that. I have used low carb tortillas and they [...]
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 [...]
We went camping this past weekend and the weather was amazing. Probably the best camping weekend we have had in years. Three days and two night with no rain in sight, a beach bums dream come true. I am a big list person. I make lists for everything so I [...]
These little meatballs are virtually carb free but full of flavour. Experiment with different flavours by adding a combination of different herbs and spices or even cheese. I found these meatballs cooked better after being chilled for half an hour in the fridge. You can still bake them straight away [...]
It was pancake Tuesday and I hadn't planned very well. The kids were ok with the higher carb everyday pancakes but there was no way we could do it unless we wanted a huge spike after eating. I knew I had some zucchini's in the fridge and some cheese and [...]
After work today I spent and hour and a half mowing our new sod for the first time. It was looking like a little bit of a jungle. Birds were getting lost in the luscious vegetation and our poor Boston Terrior Nico has to bound like Bambi to get from [...]
This spectacular summer salad is very high in protein and adds beautiful colour to your summer table. To julienne veggies I would suggest purchasing a julienne peeler. They usually come with 3 different blades and are a handy little gadget to have around the kitchen.
With only 4 weeks left till summer holidays, our lives will be getting busier and finding time to make dinner may become a little more challenging. To save time you can use pre-made meatballs (chicken, beef or veggie) from the grocery store's freezer section or make them fresh from your [...]
Potato pancakes or Latkas are a favourtie in our house but as everyone knows potatoes are very high in carbs and calories. Swap out the high carb potatoes for low carb cauliflower and you have a great low carb dinner. Be sure when you are draining the cauliflower that you [...]
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.
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 [...]