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31 07, 2020

Roasted Tomato Salad

2020-07-31T13:47:51-04:00July 31st, 2020|Recipes|

Cherry tomatoes are delicious this time of year!  Roasting them, especially in a grill basket on the barbecue, creates a fantastic flavour.  This summer salad is a delicious side-dish, or could be topped with feta and chicken for a higher-protein meal! Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 1 lb cherry tomatoes 1 tsp sea salt ½ tsp ground black pepper ½ cup finely chopped scallions 1 tbsp red wine vinegar Instructions Brush the tomatoes with oil and sprinkle with spices. Cook on the grill on medium-high heat, using a metal vegetable basket. Turn/toss the tomatoes a few times, for about 15 minutes until they have browned slightly. [...]

19 07, 2020

Low Carb Flatbreads

2020-07-19T09:51:57-04:00July 19th, 2020|Recipes|

These low-carb, vegan flatbreads come together easily to form flexible sandwich wraps, tortillas or mini pizza crusts! Ingredients 2 tbsp whole psyllium husk 1/2 cup coconut flour (fine, no lumps - sifting helps) 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup lukewarm water 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt - optional For cooking - use appx 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil for pan (or any other oil of preference) Directions In a medium mixing bowl, combine the psyllium husk and coconut flour (make sure there are no lumps in the coconut flour before measuring). Add in the lukewarm [...]

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, [...]

29 06, 2020

Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad

2020-06-29T22:02:26-04:00June 29th, 2020|Recipes|

This is a delicious, easy, make-ahead salad to serve as a side at a barbecue or use as a base for your favourite protein! Ingredients: 1 or 2 large English cucumbers 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt(or mayonnaise) 1 clove garlic, finely minced or crushed 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill, plus additional for garnish 2 tablespoons red onion, sliced Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Directions: Peel and thinly slice the cucumber and arrange with the sliced red onion in a large, shallow dish or salad bowl. In a jar, combine olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Greek yogurt [...]

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 [...]

7 02, 2020

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

2020-02-07T07:33:23-05:00February 7th, 2020|Recipes|

Ingredients: 3 sweet red peppers, quartered 3 tomatoes, halved lengthwise 5 large cloves garlic, peeled 1 large onion, cut in thick wedges 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp each salt, dried thyme, rosemary and basil leaves 1/4 tsp pepper 3 cups (750 mL) chicken or vegetable broth 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar Sour cream and fresh basil leaves Preparation: • Place peppers and tomatoes, cut side up, on large foil-lined baking sheet; add garlic and onion. • In small bowl, combine oil, salt, thyme, rosemary, basil and pepper; brush over vegetables. • Roast on bottom rack of 450°F (230°C) oven for [...]

18 10, 2019

Eggplant Pizza

2019-10-18T08:46:26-04:00October 18th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 2 large eggplants, sliced 1 inch thick 24 oz jar tomato sauce 20 slices provolone or mozzarella cheese 3-4 oz fresh cherry tomatoes, sliced 1 cup fresh spinach 1/2 tsp salt Pepper flakes, optional Directions: • Preheat your oven to 425 F. • Arrange the sliced eggplants on two baking trays. • Sprinkle the Himalayan salt over the eggplant and bake for 15-20 minutes. • Remove the baked eggplant from the oven and turn your broiler on. • Spread 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce over each eggplant round followed by one slice of provolone. • Arrange some fresh spinach [...]

11 10, 2019

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

2019-10-11T07:53:27-04:00October 11th, 2019|Recipes|

Recipe courtesy of lowcarbyum.com Enjoy the taste of delicious pumpkin pie without the work or the sugar! Ingredients: 1 ½ cup coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk ¾ cup pumpkin puree 12 drops stevia or 3 tablespoons sugar substitute (ie. Erythritol, monk fruit extract) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ginger or allspice ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ⅛ teaspoon cloves ¼ cup chia seeds Method: • Whisk together milk, pumpkin, vanilla, and spices – taste and add more spices/sweetener if desired. • Stir in chia seeds. • Pour into 4 ramekin dishes and allow to chill in refrigerator [...]

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 [...]

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