Quinoa, black bean and corn salad

Quinoa, black bean, and corn salad

Quinoa salad is a staple for pot lucks and summer barbecues at our house. This recipe makes a large bowl of quinoa salad that will see you through any family dinner and makes great leftovers. Quinoa is a slowly digested carbohydrate that contains a complete protein, making it a good choice for vegetarians and people who…

Low carb cauliflower rice

Cauliflower rice

Cauliflower rice is a low-carb and low-calorie alternative to rice that you make from, you guessed it, cauliflower! Use cauliflower rice when you want the texture of rice but you don’t want the carbs and calories that come with it. Cauliflower is one of the most versatile low-carb vegetables and can play a big part…

Sugar-free Szechuan green beans

Sugar-free Szechuan green beans

Szechuan green beans are usually loaded with sugar but they don’t need it!  We’ve removed the sugar from Szechuan green beans and we promise you won’t miss it. This dish gets its heat from Sambal Oelek, a super-spicy Asian sauce made from ground chillies, but you could substitute Sriracha or your favourite sugar-free chilli sauce…

Edamame salad with sesame

Sesame edamame salad

This simple edamame salad combines soy beans with freshly-toasted sesame seeds and crunchy grated carrots, creating a salad that’s a hit at any summer barbecue or pot luck. The secret ingredient in this salad is freshly toasted sesame seeds — toasting raw sesame seeds brings out their natural oils and you end up with an aromatic and fresh result that…

Virgin bloody Mary

Virgin Bloody Mary

A virgin Bloody Mary is great for summer barbecues or when you just want a low carb drink. Because it uses tomato juice instead of fruit juice you end up drinking your vegetables instead of a bunch of sugar!  This recipe is for the kiddie version of the drink, but if you want to make…

Roasted asparagus

Roasted asparagus

Roasted asparagus one of my go-to low carb vegetable side dishes. It’s fast to prepare and broils up quickly while the rest of dinner is underway. I like it a lot better than steamed asparagus – the oil and spices add a heap of flavour and roasting it gives the tips a subtle crunch. When…

Kale chips

Kale chips

Kale is ridiculously good for you, but it’s hard to cook it well. Boiled kale often turns out chewy and tough. Instead of boiling kale leaves, make kale chips and then see if you can stop eating them! Try kale chips instead of popcorn next time you sit down to a movie. Print Kale Chips…

Sesame broccoli

Sesame broccoli

Print Sesame broccoli Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 15 mins   Dressing up broccoli with sesame and soy only takes a few minutes and makes it taste great. The secret is to toast your own sesame seeds – it’s fast and easy and they taste amazing. Course: Side Dish Cuisine:…

Sugar-free slow cooker steel-cut oatmeal

Slow cooker apple cinnamon steel cut oats

Start the slow cooker before you go to bed and wake up to a bowl of hot apple-cinnamon steel cut oats and the smell of cinnamon wafting through the house. This is one of my favourite breakfasts on cold winter days when I don’t have time to cook a big breakfast in the morning.  Just chop…

Roasted Brussels sprouts

Roasted Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts – you either love them or you hate them. But have you ever tried them roasted? We are addicted to these in our family. They are nothing like the boiled mushy balls of cabbage you’re used to – salty and sweet with slightly crisp edges, these bad boys are hard to stop eating….