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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 www.dietdoctor.com.  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, [...]

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 [...]

5 06, 2020

Barbecue Bruschetta Chicken

2020-06-05T21:39:42-04:00June 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

This is a delicious recipe that brings together the delicious flavours of bruschetta together with grilled chicken. Perfect for warmer weather and eating outside! Ingredients Sundried tomato dressing: ½ cup sun-dried tomato packed in oil ½ cup apple cider vinegar or ½ cup red wine vinegar 1 shallot (or ½ very small onion) 4 basil leaves 1 teaspoon chopped chives 1 garlic clove, minced ½ tsp salt 1/8 tsp ground pepper ½ cup olive oil Main Dish: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb./500 g) 1 tomato, finely chopped 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese (any kind is fine) 1/4 cup chopped [...]

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 www.dietdoctor.com.  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 [...]

8 05, 2020

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

2020-05-08T14:20:37-04:00May 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

These delicious stuffed peppers come together easily for a low-carb comfort meal that everyone will enjoy. Experiment with different spices and flavours that suit your tastes!  The provolone cheese really adds to the “Philly Cheesesteak” aspect of this recipe, but if you don’t have provolone at the moment, use whatever cheese you like instead!  Inspired and adapted from: www.lowcarbmaven.com Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef 4 medium green bell peppers (or any colour you wish) 1 small container sliced mushrooms (or for the non-mushroom-eating individual, 1 chopped red bell pepper) ½ cup onions, chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 8 slices [...]

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: www.sugarfreemom.com. 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. [...]

27 03, 2020

Shredded Pork Casserole

2020-03-27T13:39:41-04:00March 27th, 2020|Recipes|

A delicious, hearty casserole that could be paired with cauli- or broccoli-rice or eaten on its own. Adding a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and more hot sauce before eating really enhances the flavour! This casserole is reminiscent of my grandmother, who would put together lots of random foods in a casserole dish in order to avoid wasting anything.  Somehow, her casseroles (or “goop” as my father and I would call it) always tasted wonderful.  This recipe was made with 4 inexpensive ingredients: pork loins that were 40% off, frozen green beans, a can of soup ($0.88), and cheese (on sale). [...]

28 02, 2020

Reuben Chopped Salad

2020-02-28T07:47:12-05:00February 28th, 2020|Recipes|

1 large head romaine lettuce, shredded ½ lb deli style corned beef, thinly sliced 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded 1 cup sauerkraut 2 tbsp caraway seeds 2 tbsp chives, chopped Russian Dressing: ½ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup ketchup 1 tbsp spicy mustard ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce ½ tbsp fresh parsley, chopped ½ tbsp fresh chives, chopped ½ tsp fresh dill, chopped • Divide chopped romaine evenly between four plates. • In a large bowl, combine corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. • Divide mixture among the four plates of lettuce. • Sprinkle caraway seeds and chives over top of each [...]

31 01, 2020

Slow cooker Cuban Style Beef

2020-01-31T11:03:50-05:00January 31st, 2020|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 boneless beef chuck roast 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp ground cumin Salt Pepper 2 tsp olive or coconut oil 1 large onion 1 large green pepper 1 large red pepper 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp water 1 can crushed tomatoes ½ C pimiento-stuffed green olives Directions: • Rub the beef chuck roast with oregano, cumin, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil on medium-high until very hot. Brown roast on all sides. Transfer to 6- to 7-quart slow cooker bowl. • To skillet, add onions, green and red peppers, garlic, water, and [...]

24 01, 2020

Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon

2020-01-24T07:23:10-05:00January 24th, 2020|Recipes|

INGREDIENTS Salmon: 4 skinless salmon fillets Salt and pepper to season 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil divided 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Filling: 4 oz (120 g) cream cheese at room temp 4 oz (120 g) frozen spinach thawed 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons minced garlic Salt and pepper, to taste Optional Garlic Butter: 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon lemon juice INSTRUCTIONS • Place each salmon fillet on a flat surface. Season both sides with salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon olive oil and lemon juice. Cut a slit or pocket about [...]

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