24 05, 2019

Roasted Ratatouille

2019-05-24T08:29:13-04:00May 24th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 2 onions, peeled 1 small Sicilian or other eggplant 3 zucchinis 1 red pepper 6 plum tomatoes 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ¼ cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste ¼ cup chopped parsley to garnish Method: • Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut onions, eggplant, zucchini and pepper into about 2-inch dice. Place in large bowl. Coarsely chop tomatoes and add to other vegetables. Stir in garlic and herbs. Season with salt and lots [...]

12 04, 2019

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

2019-04-12T07:29:30-04:00April 12th, 2019|Recipes|

If you like spinach artichoke dip and mushrooms, you will love these stuffed mushrooms. Serve them as an appetizer or side dish. INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 medium portobello mushrooms stems and gills removed 1 package frozen chopped spinach cooked and drained, 10 ounces 1 can artichoke hearts drained and chopped, 14 ounce can 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature 2 tablespoons sour cream ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated 2 cloves garlic chopped Salt and pepper to taste 3 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded INSTRUCTIONS: • Brush mushrooms with olive oil, place on baking pan in center of oven and [...]

22 03, 2019

Low Carb Cauliflower Risotto

2019-03-22T07:53:12-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Recipes|

This creamy cauliflower risotto is the perfect low carb side dish. It's so rich and delicious, you won't believe it's grain-free! Ingredients: ¼ cup butter 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 12 ounces riced cauliflower (the frozen version works just as well as the fresh, no need to thaw) ¼ cup dry white wine ¼ to ½ cup chicken broth 2 to 4 tbsp heavy cream Copious amounts of grated parmesan cheese (about 1/2 cup to start, add more as desired) Instructions:  In a large saute pan, heat butter over medium heat [...]

11 01, 2019

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

2019-01-11T08:03:08-04:00January 11th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 2 tbsp butter 675g mixed wild mushrooms, tough stems removed, chopped 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 C vegetable broth 2 C water ¼ C mascarpone cheese 1 tbsp lemon juice ½ tsp each salt and pepper Pinch of nutmeg Method: • In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook mushrooms and rosemary, stirring occasionally until mushrooms are tender and starting to brown, and almost no liquid remains, about 10 minutes. • Add garlic, cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in broth and water; bring to the boil. • Reduce [...]

6 04, 2018

Spinach and Feta Pie

2018-06-04T14:34:06-04:00April 6th, 2018|Recipes|

An absolute classic. You can adjust this spinach and feta pie by making the recipe with or without a crust. Both are perfect for dinner tonight! Ingredients: Grain Free Pie Crust 150 g almond flour 1 egg 1 tbsp coconut flour Salt and pepper Spinach and Feta Pie Filling 500 g spinach 6 medium eggs ½ onion 250 g cream cheese 250 g feta Handful fresh mint Salt and pepper Instructions: Grain Free Pie Crust • Mix all the ingredients together with a fork. • Grease and line a 24cm/ 9.5 inch pie dish. • Place the pie crust mixture [...]

9 02, 2018

Tabbouleh Salad

2018-06-04T14:34:07-04:00February 9th, 2018|Recipes|

Cauliflower makes a great low carbohydrate alternative to bulgur wheat in this fresh and tasty salad. Ingredients: 2 cups packed parsley, chopped 1 cup green onion, chopped 1 cup tomato, seeds removed and diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 cup cauliflower, riced (place raw cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until it resembles rice) 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice ½ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp pepper Directions: Gently combine all ingredients. Adjust salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste. Makes 8 servings; count each as 1 serving of fat. Recipe courtesy of "Paleo [...]

15 12, 2017

Christmas Morning Frittata

2018-06-04T14:34:08-04:00December 15th, 2017|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green pepper, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons butter ½ cup chopped tomatoes ¼ cup minced fresh parsley 5 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper Directions: • Heat oven to 350°F. • In a skillet, sauté the onion, green pepper and garlic in butter for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat. • Stir in tomatoes and parsley; set aside. • In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. • Stir in reserved vegetables. • Pour [...]

14 07, 2017

Avocado, cucumber, tomato and red onion salad

2018-06-04T14:34:11-04:00July 14th, 2017|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 English cucumber, halved and sliced into half moons 4 heirloom or Roma tomatoes, cut into large chunks 3 ripe avocados, peeled and cut into large chunks 1 cup thinly sliced red onion ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and black pepper to taste Directions: In a large bowl, add all ingredients from cucumber to olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix well and serve, or store in an airtight container for later. Makes 4 servings; count each serving as 3 fats. Recipe courtesy [...]

7 07, 2017

Easy Classic Deviled Eggs

2018-06-04T14:34:11-04:00July 7th, 2017|Recipes|

Deviled eggs make a delicious and healthy snack- perfect with summer salads, or for picnics and potlucks. Ingredients 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise ¼ cup Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing ½ teaspoon dry ground mustard ½ teaspoon white vinegar ? teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper Paprika for garnish Cooking Instructions Pop out (remove) the egg yolks to a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard powder, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Fill the empty egg whites with the mixture and sprinkle lightly with paprika. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for [...]

30 06, 2017

Curried Lime Cauliflower Bites with Curry Mayo

2018-06-04T14:34:11-04:00June 30th, 2017|Recipes|

Ingredients: ½ head cauliflower, cut into bite sized florets 1 teaspoon oil Juice from ½ lime 1 teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon cumin powder ¼ teaspoon coriander powder ¼ teaspoon turmeric ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder ¼ teaspoon sea salt For the curry mayo: ¼ cup mayonnaise* (NOT Miracle Whip!) 1 teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder ¼ teaspoon turmeric ? teaspoon sugar A pinch of sea salt Instructions: ? Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. ? Place the cauliflower florets in a medium sized bowl and pour over the oil and lime [...]

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