8 02, 2019

Oven Blackened Pulled Pork

2019-02-08T08:24:39+00:00February 8th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 3lb bone in pork shoulder 1 tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp ground white pepper ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder Pre-heat the oven to 300F (150C). Combine all dry ingredients together. Pat the pork shoulder dry with a paper towel and rub with the seasoning blend, evenly coating the pork. Place the pork into a large roasting pan and pop in the oven uncovered for 5 hours (you could also cook the pork in a slow cooker if desired, 8 – 10 hours on low heat). Let the [...]

1 02, 2019

Morning Mug Spinach and Cheddar Frittata

2019-02-01T08:08:03+00:00February 1st, 2019|Recipes|

A hot breakfast can be just five minutes away with this frittata. Change up the add-ins to suit your mood or use whatever veggies are in the fridge. Top with salsa or guacamole if desired! Ingredients: 2 eggs Pinch each salt and pepper ½ cup baby spinach, chopped 2 tbsp shredded Cheddar cheese 1 tbsp chopped green onions Instructions: 1. Grease large mug with non-stick cooking spray; whisk together eggs, salt and pepper. Stir in spinach, cheese and green onions. 2. Microwave on High for 30 seconds; stir mixture. Repeat twice until eggs are set and uniformly cooked. Let stand [...]

25 01, 2019

Chicken Neapolitan

2019-01-25T08:07:32+00:00January 25th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 8 chicken thighs 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound mushrooms, quartered 1 cup chopped onions 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups diced tomatoes with juices 1 cup pitted black olives, drained 1 cup fresh basil leaves Method: • Sprinkle the chicken with the salt and pepper. • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken thighs to the pan and sear for 8 to 9 minutes, until they are golden brown. • Add the mushrooms, onions and garlic to the pan. • Cook for another 8 [...]

18 01, 2019

Roasted Pesto Salmon with Grape Tomatoes

2019-01-18T08:26:16+00:00January 18th, 2019|Recipes|

This delicious light meal would pair well with sautéed cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles and a salad.   Ingredients: 4 salmon fillets, 150g each 2 tbsp olive oil Salt and Pepper to taste 2 cups grape tomatoes 1 garlic clove, minced 4 tbsp basil pesto   Method: Rub salmon with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl toss tomatoes with the other tablespoon of oil, the garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Place the salmon on a baking tray and top each piece with 1 tablespoon of basil pesto. Place the [...]

11 01, 2019

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

2019-01-11T08:03:08+00:00January 11th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 2 tbsp butter 675g mixed wild mushrooms, tough stems removed, chopped 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 C vegetable broth 2 C water ¼ C mascarpone cheese 1 tbsp lemon juice ½ tsp each salt and pepper Pinch of nutmeg Method: • In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook mushrooms and rosemary, stirring occasionally until mushrooms are tender and starting to brown, and almost no liquid remains, about 10 minutes. • Add garlic, cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in broth and water; bring to the boil. • Reduce [...]

21 12, 2018

Bone Broth

2018-12-21T07:25:02+00:00December 21st, 2018|Recipes|

Bone broth is an incredibly healthy and inexpensive addition to any diet, and the homemade versions beat store-bought broth in both taste and nutrition. Broth (or technically, stock) is a mineral-rich infusion made by boiling bones of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs and spices. Broth is an excellent source of minerals and is known to boost the immune system and improve digestion. Its high calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus content make it great for bone and tooth health. Bone broth also supports joints, hair, skin, and nails due to its high collagen content. It can be made from the bones of [...]

14 12, 2018

Festive Dips

2018-12-14T07:36:50+00:00December 14th, 2018|Recipes|

Serve these delicious dips side-by-side for red and green party hors d’oeuvres! Roasted Red Pepper Dip INGREDIENTS: • 1 7-ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers • 1 teaspoon vinegar • ¼ teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder • ⅓ cup sour cream • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh cilantro or parsley • Assorted vegetables from your free list to dip! DIRECTIONS: 1) Drain roasted peppers. Chop and set aside 2 tablespoons of the roasted peppers. In a food processor bowl or blender container combine remaining roasted peppers, vinegar, lemon-pepper seasoning and garlic powder. Cover and process or blend until [...]

7 12, 2018

Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies

2018-12-07T08:16:43+00:00December 7th, 2018|Recipes|

These cookies are delicious and allow you to participate in some Christmas baking (and eating!) while still staying on plan. Be mindful of how many you eat though, each cookie counts as two fat servings. Ingredients: 2 cups almond flour 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 ½ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp ground cloves ¼ tsp nutmeg ½ tsp baking powder ¼ cup erythritol (found at Bulk Barn) ¼ cup butter (softened) 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla extract Method: • In a medium bowl, stir together the almond flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, nutmeg, and baking powder. • In a [...]

29 11, 2018

Roasted Red Pepper and Avocado Soup with Sausages

2018-12-04T10:09:29+00:00November 29th, 2018|Recipes|

Ingredients: 3-4 roasted red peppers, de-skinned and de-seeded and roughly chopped (Either jarred in water or you could roast your own) 1 avocado, pitted 1 yellow onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup canned coconut milk 1 cup vegetable broth ½ lime, juiced 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2-3 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste Garnish: ½ avocado, diced Chopped cilantro 4-5 cooked sausages Instructions: • Place a saucepan over medium heat, add in oil, garlic and onion. Cook up onions until they are translucent. • [...]

23 11, 2018

Balsamic Bacon Brussels Bites

2018-11-23T09:29:45+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Recipes|

These are delicious little bites that would be a perfect appetizer at your Christmas party! Ingredients: 12 large Brussels sprouts 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar ½ tsp dried thyme ½ tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder 5 or 6 slices of bacon Method: Pre-heat the oven to 400F (204C). Trim the ends of the Brussels sprouts, then halve them lengthwise. In a bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, thyme, pepper and garlic powder. Add the halved sprouts to this mixture and toss to coat thoroughly. Lay down a slice of bacon and put a Brussels sprout about an inch from [...]

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