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Archive | January, 2012

Easy Omelette

We’ve all been there.  We are in a rush, or the fridge is almost empty.  We need something quick to eat.  I instantly think of omelettes.  The omelette is also budget friendly. The Food Timeline website says the word omelette is of French origin (duh Julia Child made them) and came into use during the…

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“Apple” Fries

***I no longer use xylitol or Splenda. Please keep in mind xylitol is poisonous to dogs. I would suggest you use a natural sweetener like organic cane sugar.  I finally found the elusive jicama!!!  I have been on a treasure hunt for at least six months.  One of the Atkins forums I belong to was…

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Maria’s Turtle Cheesecake

***I no longer use xylitol or Splenda. Please keep in mind xylitol is poisonous to dogs.  I would suggest you use a natural sweetener like raw honey. I am a huge fan of cheesecake!  This recipe is from Maria’s Nutritious & Delicious Journal blog.  Maria’s blog is fantastic.  If you don’t have it on your…

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Low Carb Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with a Twist

What’s the twist? ***I no longer use xylitol.  Please keep in mind xylitol is poisonous to dogs. I added a slice of banana!  Imagine, banana wrapped in peanut butter in a chocolate cup. I’ve been trying to use less Splenda and more stevia, erythritol and xylitol.  I keep reading about the amazing health benefits of stevia…

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Low Carb Sushi

What does sushi without rice equal?  Low carb sushi!!!! Tonight, I bring you the enjoyment of sushi.  You can make it anyway you wish.  I used smoked salmon, red peppers, orange peppers, yellow peppers (I like colour) and avocado.  I usually use cucumber too but I forgot to buy some at the grocery store.  This…

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The Bad News and the Good News

So far this week has been an emotional rollercoaster.  I’ll start with the bad news.  My 93 year-old Grandmother lives with us and she awoke early in the morning with chest pains, and a hard time breathing.  When the paramedics arrived at our house and whisked her to emergency I said “good bye, I’ll see…

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Low Carb Chili Doritos

Low Carb Chili Doritos

Did you know “Doritos” were released in the United States in 1964?  It was the first tortilla chip to be launched nationally in the USA.  In 1994, the company spent $50 million to redesign Doritos to make the chips 20% larger, 15% thinner and with rounded edges. The redesign consisted of a two-year market research…

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Hemp seeds in my Chocolate OH MY!!!

I have a secret to tell you.  I don’t know if maybe I should be ashamed or shouting for joy.  I like hemp.  GASP!  Now I feel so much better.  No, I’m not a hippie. I don’t smoke mary janes.  How in the world did I, a very good natured girl discover hemp?  It’s not…

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Low Carb Brownie Cookies with Cream Cheese Chunks

A brownie in the shape of a cookie with a soft center and dabs of melted cream cheese scattered throughout.  Have I sold you on it yet?  This brownie also includes extra protein, and flaxseed.  Flaxseeds are basically little seeds that are all fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.  The fiber content is so high that…

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Low Carb Banana Pancakes

I love weekends!  I get to sleep in, make a big breakfast, and do something in the afternoon.  I usually go for a walk down to the beach.  The weather has been so good.  Since I live in Canada you might have images of polar bears and igloos playing in your mind but that would…

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Low Carb Coconut Battered Shrimp

Low Carb Coconut Battered Shrimp

  *The updated recipe for these coconut battered shrimp is here. This recipe came to me when I was having an unusual craving for deep fried foods.  For anyone who knows me I don’t crave deep fried anything!  Even before I started eating low carb I still didn’t eat Kentucky Fried Chicken with my family. …

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Cinnamon Bun Flavoured Cupcakes

Cinnamon Bun Flavoured Cupcakes

On cold snowy days I like to make my cinnamon bun flavoured cupcakes.  These cute cupcakes are fluffy and have a great taste.  There are ripples of cinnamon throughout the cupcake twisting and turning creating a nice contrast against the vanilla flavoured coconut flour.  The creamy icing tastes like I’m licking off the top of…

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