3 07, 2020

Avocado Chimichurri on Portobello Steaks

2020-07-03T12:21:39-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Recipes|

Portobello mushrooms have quite a bit of protein in them, so this makes for a fantastic low-carb, vegetarian or vegan meal for the barbecue!  The Chimichurri sauce would be delicious on grilled steak or chicken, as well. Recipe courtesy of  Portobello steaks 4 portobello mushrooms 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp pepper Avocado chimichurri 1 fresh jalapeño 2 garlic cloves 1 shallot 1 avocado 1 lemon or lime, juiced 2 tbsp fresh parsley ½ tsp sea salt ½ tsp pepper 4 tbsp olive oil Instructions Preheat the grill on medium-low heat with the lid down. Clean the portobello mushrooms and remove the stems. Brush with olive oil on both sides, [...]

29 06, 2020

Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad

2020-06-29T22:02:26-04:00June 29th, 2020|Recipes|

This is a delicious, easy, make-ahead salad to serve as a side at a barbecue or use as a base for your favourite protein! Ingredients: 1 or 2 large English cucumbers 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt(or mayonnaise) 1 clove garlic, finely minced or crushed 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill, plus additional for garnish 2 tablespoons red onion, sliced Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Directions: Peel and thinly slice the cucumber and arrange with the sliced red onion in a large, shallow dish or salad bowl. In a jar, combine olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Greek yogurt [...]

22 06, 2020

No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie

2020-06-29T21:55:46-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Recipes|

It's strawberry season!  This recipe is a deliciously cool, low-carb, no-bake option for a strawberry treat. Decorate with sliced strawberries on top for a beautiful dessert to serve at your next social-distancing BBQ! Recipe courtesy of Ingredients 1 cup almond flour 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup fresh strawberries 1/2 cup powdered erythritol (or powdered sweetener of choice) 8 oz cream cheese, softened 4 tbsp butter Instructions Melt butter and mix with almond flour Spread the almond flour mixture evenly into the bottom of a 5x7 pan and press down with a fork, spoon, or spatula Using a high-speed blender, [...]

14 06, 2020

Low Carb Taco Cups

2020-06-14T14:37:23-04:00June 14th, 2020|Recipes|

These taco cups are perfect as part of a meal or as appetizers!  The dough is low-carb and could also be used to make pizza crusts, crackers or wraps.  Thank you to a client for passing along this recipe!  Recipe courtesy of: Ingredients For the crust: 2 cups shredded mozzarealla cheese 2 ounces (or ¼ cup) cream cheese 3/4 cup almond flour 2 tablespoons ground flax meal For the filling and topping: 1 pound cooked seasoned taco meat (brown 1 pound ground beef and prepare with taco seasoning) 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 400 For [...]

22 05, 2020

Feta Burgers with Creamy Tomato Gravy

2020-05-22T20:53:02-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Recipes|

These burgers have great flavour and are delicious with their creamy tomato gravy.  Delicious from a frying pan but perfect for barbecue weather, too.  Recipe adapted from  INGREDIENTS  Hamburger patties 1½ lbs ground beef (or ground turkey) 1 egg 3 oz. (or a little more than ½ cup, or 9 tbsp) crumbled feta cheese 1 tsp salt (or to taste) ¼ tsp ground black pepper (I added more for flavour) 4 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (or 1.5 tbsp dried parsley flakes) For frying in pan: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter Gravy ¾ cup heavy whipping cream 2 tbsp fresh parsley, coarsely chopped (I used 0.5 [...]

15 05, 2020

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

2020-05-15T15:29:01-04:00May 15th, 2020|Recipes|

These are a great substitute if you are baking for others or trying to find a “bridge” away from full-sugar, craving-inducing foods.  Sometimes baking is a highly creative and therapeutic outlet for people.  It is also a way that many people are showing thanks, love, or acknowledgement to others in isolation.  If baking is something you love to be creative with, trying to find alternatives to high-flour, high-sugar baked goods can be fun and much healthier for the immune system, insulin, body composition and mood, among many other things.  This recipe was adapted from: Ingredients: 1 cup almond flour (or [...]

1 05, 2020

Chicken Mushroom Casserole

2020-05-01T14:55:01-04:00May 1st, 2020|Recipes|

Chicken Mushroom Casserole This delicious, creamy chicken casserole is made in one pan and is really satisfying!  You could use any type of chicken you like.  Recipe adapted from: Ingredients 1-pound chicken tenderloins (or, 3 large/4 medium chicken breasts sliced or cubed) 1/2-pound mushrooms thickly sliced (1 small container of mushrooms) 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic crushed 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped (or 1 tbsp dried) 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves (or 1 tbsp dried) salt and pepper 1/2 cup chicken stock (or chicken broth) 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup sour cream   Directions Heat half of the butter and half of the olive oil in a heavy skillet. [...]

17 04, 2020

Easy Low-Carb Cupcakes

2020-04-17T12:48:44-04:00April 17th, 2020|Recipes|

These cupcakes are fast to prepare and make a fantastic base for low-carb muffins, pancakes or waffles! Try different additions and flavours to make these your own.  Recipe adapted from Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 tbsp butter 3 tbsp powdered sweetener of choice (i.e. erythritol, monkfruit, xylitol, swerve, etc.) – see note below ¾ cup almond flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder Directions: Pre-heat the oven to 390-F (or 200-C). Grease a muffin (or mini muffin) tin with cooking spray or butter. Using a hand mixer, mix eggs and powdered sugar substitute into a fluffy consistency. Add all of the [...]

13 04, 2020

Leftover Ham, Broccoli, and Mozzarella Bake

2020-04-13T16:13:32-04:00April 13th, 2020|Recipes|

This is a delicious way to use leftover ham to make a satisfying low-carb dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner!  Feel free to switch up the protein, veggies and cheese to make this dish your own. Adapted from a recipe from: Ingredients: 6 cups chopped broccoli (or any combo of free veggies) 2 cups diced ham (or any leftover meat, you could combine whatever you wish) 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onion (if you don’t have green onion, ¼ cup diced white or red onion) 1 cup mozzarella cheese (or combo of mozzarella & cheddar, with some Parmesan is [...]

3 04, 2020

Roma Tomatoes Parmesan

2020-04-03T15:42:27-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Recipes|

These roasted tomatoes are delicious as an appetizer or side dish. As the weather improves, try making them on the BBQ!  Thanks to one of our patients for passing this recipe along from the Produce Depot flyer. Ingredients: 12 ripe Roma tomatoes 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped ¾ cup fresh chives, chopped ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Instructions: Preheat oven to broil.  Choose a dozen firm, red, ripe Roma tomatoes. Wash them well. Cut each tomato in half lengthwise and place on a baking sheet with cut [...]

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