Appetizers and Snacks

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 [...]

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:  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 [...]

5 07, 2019

Bell Pepper Nacho Boats

2019-07-05T10:22:54-04:00July 5th, 2019|Recipes|

These would be a great hand around at a summer barbeque! Ingredients: 1 pound ground turkey (or your choice of meat) 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup salsa 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 3 bell peppers Additional toppings: Sliced Jalapeno peppers (free), diced avocado (¼ avocado = 1 fat), greek yogurt (½ cup = 1 protein or 1 dairy), sour cream (1 tablespoon = 1 fat), sliced green onions (free). Directions: ? Remove seeds, core and membrane from the bell peppers, then slice each one into 6 vertical pieces. Set [...]

28 06, 2019

Spicy Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

2019-06-28T11:25:12-04:00June 28th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: Chicken wings: 24 chicken wings - pointy bits removed and wings cut in half 250 g butter, melted 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried chilli flakes 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp dried parsley 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper Blue cheese dipping sauce: 50 g blue cheese 50 g cream cheese 200 ml buttermilk 1 handful parsley 1 small bunch chives, roughly chopped Salt and pepper Method: Blue cheese dip: Combine all ingredients and puree with a stick blender or food processor. Chicken wings: Preheat the oven to 180ºC. In a bowl, mix [...]

21 06, 2019

Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Dill

2019-06-21T09:41:37-04:00June 21st, 2019|Recipes|

Recipe courtesy of 'The Looneyspoons Collection' Ingredients: 8 eggs, hard boiled and peeled ¼ cup minced smoked salmon 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tbsp mustard 1 tbsp fresh minced dill, or ½ tsp dried ¼ tsp each salt, freshly ground black pepper and hot pepper sauce Pinch paprika for garnish (optional) Method: o For perfectly hard boiled eggs, place the eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan then add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove the saucepan immediately from the heat, cover and [...]

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