14 12, 2018

Festive Dips

2018-12-14T07:36:50-04:00December 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

2018-12-07T08:16:43-04:00December 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

2018-12-04T10:09:29-04:00November 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

2018-11-23T09:29:45-04:00November 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 [...]

16 11, 2018

Greek Meatballs

2018-11-16T07:34:03-04:00November 16th, 2018|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 tbsp coconut oil ¼ cup chopped onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp salt 1 lb ground lamb 1 lb ground pork 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms 1 large egg 1 tbsp grated lemon zest 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dried oregano) Method: • Pre-heat the oven to 425F. • Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and season them with the salt, cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Transfer the onion mixture to a small bowl and set aside to cool. • Put [...]

9 11, 2018

Turkey and Spinach Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

2018-11-12T10:38:40-04:00November 9th, 2018|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 medium sized spaghetti squash 2 cups marinara sauce 4 mild Italian turkey sausages 1 Cup frozen spinach, defrosted and with excess liquid squeezed out 1/3 Cup ricotta cheese ½ Cup mozzarella cheese Flat leaf parsley for topping (optional) Method: Spaghetti Squash: • Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with foil. • Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, drizzle over some olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. • Place the squash cut side down on the baking sheet and roast until tender, about 30 – 40 minutes. • Let the squash cool for about [...]

2 11, 2018

Crustless Bacon and Cheese Quiche

2018-11-02T10:32:17-04:00November 2nd, 2018|Recipes|

Recipe and photo courtesy of Ingredients: • 5 green onions, sliced, divided • 1 tomato, chopped, divided • 12 slices of bacon • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms • 12 eggs • ½ cup sour cream • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 325°F. 2. Reserve 2 Tbsp. each onions and tomatoes. 3. Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving 1 Tbsp drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels. Add mushrooms to reserved drippings; cook and stir 2 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. 4. Crumble bacon. Add [...]

26 10, 2018

Baked ‘Potato’ Soup

2018-10-26T08:16:35-04:00October 26th, 2018|Recipes|

Ingredients: 3 bacon strips, diced ½ small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp salt 1 tsp dried basil ½ tsp pepper 3 cups chicken broth 3 cups cauliflower, chopped 2 ounces cream cheese ½ tsp hot sauce Method: • In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. • Set bacon aside and reserve 1 tablespoon drippings. . • Sauté onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. • In another pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil and place cauliflower in the pot. • Boil for 6 minutes or until very tender. • Stir in salt, basil [...]

19 10, 2018

Slow Cooker No-Bean Chili

2018-10-19T08:37:37-04:00October 19th, 2018|Recipes|

Chili is a cold weather comfort food! This recipe omits the beans for a lower carbohydrate version. Ingredients: 3 pounds ground beef 2 cups onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp ground cumin 1-3 tsp chili powder 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 cup sweet red pepper, chopped 1 small jalapeno seeded, finely chopped 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes 14 ounces diced tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 3 cups beef broth Instructions: • Brown your ground beef with the onion and garlic in a large skillet until no [...]

12 10, 2018

Beef Bourguignon with Cauli-Mash

2018-10-12T10:34:02-04:00October 12th, 2018|Recipes|

BEEF BOURGUIGNON WITH CAULI-MASH Ingredients: 1kg beef chuck or shin, cut into large cubes and seasoned with salt and pepper 100g butter or 2 tbsp oil 250g button mushrooms 20 cocktail onions, peeled 1 onion, chopped 1 leek, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 4 – 6 slices streaky bacon, diced 1 tbsp tomato puree 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 bay leaves 4 large sprigs thyme 500ml red wine 400ml beef stock Chopped parsley for garnishing For the cauli-mash: 1 large cauliflower, broken into florets 1 tbsp butter Salt and pepper Method: Melt the butter/heat the oil in a heavy based [...]

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