Appetizers and Snacks

13 11, 2020

Cheesy Cauliflower Biscuits

2020-11-13T13:01:48-05:00November 13th, 2020|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 cauliflower head, leaves removed 3 garlic cloves, minced ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded 2 eggs 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon black pepper   Directions: Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Steam cauliflower for about 10-12 minutes or until very tender, then transfer to a food processor. Add minced garlic and pulse several times until smooth and creamy. Step 2: Transfer mashed cauliflower into a large mixing bowl. Add in two whole eggs, cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt, salt and pepper and mix together. In a separate bowl, beat egg [...]

28 09, 2020

Fluffy Coconut Flour Muffins

2020-09-28T16:10:29-04:00September 28th, 2020|Recipes|

These low-carb muffins are nut-free and kid-approved.  They are wonderfully soft and can be made into mini loaves or pancakes as well! -Tiia Ingredients: 1 cup milk (any milk or milk substitute will do – I used 3.25% milk but original recipe calls for coconut milk) 4 large eggs ¼ cup powdered sweetener (I used this one: Amson's Naturals Powdered Monk Fruit with Erythritol ) plus ¼ cup sugar free syrup (this was gifted to me by a client: Steeves Maples sugar free syrup) OR ½ cup granulated sweetener of choice 1 tbsp vanilla exract ¾ cup coconut flour 1 [...]

14 08, 2020

Cauliflower Muffins

2020-08-14T13:58:38-04:00August 14th, 2020|Recipes|

These easy cauliflower muffins are delicious as a side-dish, snack or appetizer!  Thanks to L for sending us this great recipe. Ingredients 2 cups riced cauliflower (use food processor, cheese grater, or bag of frozen/fresh riced cauliflower) 1/4 cup onion diced 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or any cheese you like) 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional 1 large or extra-large egg, lightly beaten Directions Preheat oven to 350 °F. Mix cauliflower rice, diced onion, shredded cheese and Italian seasoning in a large bowl. Stir egg into cauliflower mixture. Scoop mixture into mini or regular muffin tins coated to prevent sticking. The yield [...]

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: www.thebestketorecipes.com. 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 [...]

29 05, 2020

Crispy Zucchini Fries

2020-05-29T09:50:07-04:00May 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

These delicious crispy fries are a great substitute for the potato version!  One of our clients passed this along, and said it turned out great.  Original recipe from: www.wholesomeyum.com.  Ingredients 2 medium zucchini ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese (or if you have the pre-grated, shake-bottle parmesan, that’s fine too!) 1 large egg ¼ tsp garlic powder (or garlic salt) ¼ tsp black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, grease the pan so the fries don’t stick. Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise [...]

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 [...]

21 02, 2020

Cauliflower Pizza Muffins

2020-02-21T07:30:26-05:00February 21st, 2020|Recipes|

These muffins have all the flavour of pizza without the doughy crust! Perfect for a quick lunch on the go. Ingredients: 3 cups riced cauliflower 3 large eggs ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 ½ cups shredded cheese ¾ cup almond flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 12 teaspoons pizza sauce 3-4 pepperoni sticks (sliced) ½ cup shredded cheese for tops Instructions: • Heat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tray with parchment or silicone liners OR spray generously with spray oil. • In a large bowl, stir together the cauliflower, eggs, salt, basil, oregano, [...]

20 09, 2019

Artichoke and Spinach Dip

2019-09-20T07:20:24-04:00September 20th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 14 oz. (390g) canned artichoke hearts, drained 3 scallions, cut into 1 inch lengths 8 oz. (225g) cream cheese, softened 1 Cup grated Parmesan cheese ½ Cup mayonnaise 10 oz. (280g) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and very well drained Method: • Throw all ingredients except the spinach into a food processor and pulse until the artichokes and the scallions are chopped up. Add the spinach and run just long enough to blend it in. • If you want to serve this as a hot dip, spread it in a casserole dish, sprinkle the top with a little paprika and [...]

9 08, 2019

California Sushi Bites

2019-08-09T07:26:11-04:00August 9th, 2019|Recipes|

All the flavour of sushi without the rice! These would be a great hand around at your next summer get together. INGREDIENTS 1 avocado Juice of 1 lemon 1 large cucumber, sliced into ¼" coins 8 oz lump crabmeat ½ C mayonnaise 2 tsp sriracha 3 green onions, thinly sliced (plus more for garnish if desired) Sesame seeds, for garnish Soy sauce for serving DIRECTIONS • Thinly slice avocado then toss slices in lemon juice. Top each cucumber slice with avocado and season with salt and pepper. • In a medium bowl, combine crabmeat, mayonnaise, sriracha, and green onions. Season [...]

2 08, 2019

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

2019-08-02T07:56:03-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 10 x 9-inch bamboo skewers soaked in water for 15-30 minutes 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper or more to taste 1/4 cup olive oil 1 pound medium or large shrimp peeled (except for the tail) and deveined Method: 1. Preheat grill to medium-high. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together cilantro, salt, pepper, cayenne and olive oil. Add shrimp and gently toss to coat. 3. Run one skewer through the fattest part of 7 or 8 shrimp (depending on shrimp size), nesting the shrimp so [...]

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