Cauliflower Rice & Broccoli Stir-Fry with Sausage (Low-Carb)

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REPLACE WHITE RICE WITH CAULIFLOWER RICE This easy to make cauliflower rice recipe will blow your taste-buds away and I’m not joking. Cauliflower rice is the new mashed potato and versions of this dish are getting rave reviews all over the world especially from low-carb eaters who quit eating rice. Mrs.CBB is a rice quitter. I was a big skeptic when Mrs. CBB kept telling me you could turn cauliflower into mashed cauliflower which tasted just like mashed potatoes but better. I gave it a try last year and didn’t mind it at all although I’m a potato lover at heart coming from the UK where we ate lots of potatoes growing up. There’s nothing quite like a Sunday roast dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, veg and Yorkshire pudding. Mrs. CBB was all fired-up to make this cauliflower rice likely because new recipes are exciting when you are limited with what you can eat. Armed with our kitchen-tools, a pot and cheese grater away we went. With the addition of cumin and turmeric along with Frank’s Red Hot sauce this cauliflower rice dish came together beautifully. Not only was the colour vibrant but it looks as delicious as the […]

Mozzarella Bacon Bomb Lettuce Wrap Dippers (Low Carb)

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CHEESY BACON FLAVOURS BURSTING IN YOUR MOUTH! Get ready to experience these Mozzarella Bacon Bomb Lettuce Wrap Dippers! These little beauties packed with flavour are the perfect party food or starters for a dinner party and they won’t cost you a fortune like other appetizers will. When my wife had this idea to fry frozen mozzarella I thought she was on to something good especially when she said we were going to wrap the sticks in bacon. Ketogenic recipes for low-carb diets are what we are testing out these days although we tend to change them to suit my wife’s tastes. She is a huge fan of spices but since eating bacon is a big deal on the Atkins low-carb diet she no longer uses salt at all. Recipes with bacon always turn out good no matter what and that’s the truth. Bacon can do no wrong and pretty much will match up with just about anything. I’ll admit these Mozzarella Bacon Bomb Lettuce Wraps really were hard for me to stop eating even though they weren’t for me. In total one of these Mozzarella Bacon Bomb Lettuce Wraps come in at around 1.50g net carbs each according to […]

Quick Apple Cinnamon Chicken Rice with Raisins

QUICK APPLE CINNAMON CHICKEN RICE WITH RAISINS

AN EASY SIDE-DISH READY IN MINUTES These days time runs short in our family so making quick meals are a priority which means I often find ways to speed things up a notch. The other day we created a Crock-pot Mexican Chicken with Vegetables (coming soon to the blog) and this Apple-Cinnamon Chicken Rice with Raisins as a side-dish. Both recipes are simple to make with easy clean-up to follow We aren’t fans of buying quick cooking rice in boxes or packets so I thought I would try cooking my chicken rice dish right in the rice cooker to see what would happen. Voila, it turned out fluffy and perfect! Over the years I’ve always added different oils and herbs to the rice cooker with success so I did that for this chicken rice recipe but then added a few more spices that I haven’t tried before. I always start by soaking and then rinsing the rice in luke-warm water to get some of the starch off and then add it to the rice cooker. I cover the rice with cold water in equal amounts to the rice then add turmeric, cinnamon, onion powder, 1/3 cup chopped […]

Easy Tomato and Bacon Risotto

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DELICIOUS RISOTTO RECIPE Rice is a staple in almost everyone’s pantry so I’ve created this easy Tomato and Bacon Risotto for anyone who wants a nutritious meal on the table and not wait for hours. It was another nice day here in Ste Anne and I needed to cook something hearty and quick for supper. Both boys are now in Football until first week of November and they need something filling but not too heavy. Risotto is perfect before the kids go to practice and packed with flavourful herbs, vegetables and a light sauce. With so many rice dishes available today in convenience packets I hope my recipe motivates you to get in the kitchen and try something new that is homemade. Don’t be afraid of the word risotto, it’s just a name and you too can cook this delicious Tomato and Bacon risotto just like I have done. This easy risotto recipe will be on your kitchen table in just under an hour. Risotto What is Risotto? Risotto is typically made with an Italian rice called “Arborio Rice” cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. Making risotto is one the main ways rice is served […]

Potato Croquettes Stuffed with Bacon and Cheese

POTATO CROQUETTES STUFFED WITH BACON AND CHEDDAR

SWITCHING UP RECIPES Today I am going to show you how to make potato croquettes using the same perogie recipe that I shared on the blog not too long ago. I know a lot of people are planting their gardens these next couple of weeks but we are just getting started. Some people may well be ahead of us and have even finished depending on where they live in the world. We are hoping to finish our vegetable garden soon plus I’m excited to report that my hubby is making me a greenhouse this year for peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers. What I am most looking forward to is my potato crop. We did a small crop last year and it was great except for the ant nest that had found its way into my box. If you don’t want to use a box to plant potatoes Katrina shared an excellent post for planting potatoes in a pot. I really want a big crop to sustain us through to winter and even longer is it could. As long as you have a cool dark place to store your potatoes they can last quite a long time. I also want to make […]

Popcorn Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

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DRESS UP YOUR CHICKEN SALAD If you are a lover of Chicken Salad you will enjoy this unique twist on traditional chicken salad with the addition of popcorn served inside a lettuce wrap. What if I said to you, that you could bring a new kind of pop to your dinner table? What if your last bag of air-popped popcorn could be the highlight of your next potluck party? I know lots of questions BUT it’s leading somewhere delicious I promise you. I’m talking about enjoying Popcorn Chicken Salad in a lettuce wrap. It doesn’t get any easier and than that and it’s a light dinner. We were first introduced to this popcorn chicken salad by our neighbour and we were no, popcorn is for the movies or at home to watch your favourite program. That’s just not heard of. Popcorn chicken isn’t what you are thinking either. It’s not like the popcorn chicken you get at Kentucky Fried Chicken. It’s a moist chicken that is full of flavour and not deep-fried. There’s no harm in trying something new like I’ve done with this popcorn chicken salad. I like to serve our popcorn chicken salad exactly like the photo […]

Classic Scotch Eggs

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ANOTHER WAY TO ENJOY EGGS! If there is something that I really crave this time of year it has to be classic British Scotch Eggs! Scotch Eggs were invented by the London department store Fortnum and Mason in 1738 way before my time but they are just as popular today as they were back then. I love to pair Scotch Eggs along with pork pies with a chunk of strong cheese and some pickled onions. Let’s not forget the homemade chutney and of course homemade bread! Oh yum. This meal is typically called a ploughmans’ where you have a variety of cheeses and pickles and bread typically found at the pub to drink with a nice dark ale. I’d often have this if we were out and about at a lunchtime. Today I am going to show you how easy is it to make Scotch Eggs but first lets talk about how to boil an egg. I really wanted to use smaller quails eggs for this recipe but there were none on the shelf at the grocery store so I am using large eggs. The reason for the quail egg was so I could serve them as appetizers for […]

Beet leaves and Rice Stir Fry

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EAT YOUR GREENS… Yes you can eat beet leaves and guess what… they are good for you too. The other week I shared with all of you my mom’s creamy beet crunch recipe which is a great way of using beetroot rather than pickling them. Now that the Fall season is in full-swing you will find beets in just about any grocery store for a decent price. No food waste Do you remember how I mentioned that you could use the beet leaves? I’ve taken simple beet leaves which most people would toss in the bin and turned them into a great stir fry with lots of yummy vegetables. This is an ideal pairing with the beet crunch. I really do like experimenting and knowing that you could use the entire beet including the beet leaves is great, no waste! I dislike creating food waste and if I can use every last piece of my vegetable or fruit I will. I even found out that you can dehydrate your tomato skins to make a powder to enhance you dishes. How to use beet leaves? You can use beet leaves in a smoothie, beet leaves salad or in […]

Creamy Beet Crunch

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BEETS ARE FULL OF FLAVOUR We often joke about making a casserole on the Yeassaey Facebook page and in some ways today’s recipe is just that and we’re using delicious beets. The best part about beets is that this time of year you can buy them at the grocery store for a great price. If you fancy growing your own beets there are many varieties that you can consider. Beets can be grown as your standard red or deep purple colour or even a golden-yellow or white beet. The varieties of beets differ around the world but some of the most popular beets are “Albino, Early Wonder, Red Ace and Ruby Queen just to name a few. Beets 101 We love beets in our family any way we can get them but the tough part is coming up with beet recipes that provide variety for my family. When using beets be warned that you will need to wear gloves because the red colour from the beets will soak into your skin. It takes a bit of scrubbing but eventually will come out. You just don’t want to have red fingers when you go to work […]

Herbed sliced baked potatoes

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CRISPY POTATOES FULL OF FLAVOUR I love potatoes and if you’ve tried my twice-baked potatoes loaded with delicious flavours you must try these herbed sliced baked potatoes. These sliced baked potatoes make the perfect vegetarian or meatless side-dish to any meal. In the Don household I have been busy getting the kids back to school stuff sorted and ready for my family. I know it’s early but this is when all the great sales are on and I can bulk buy for the next year or so. Yes, I said year! Who wants to miss out on getting books and crayons for 25c and 10c a pack? We are also busy painting the deck which we have put off for the last year. We finally decided that if it’s not done now we will need to replace the deck at a much heftier cost to our budget. After looking around we decided on one from Home Depot which was on sale and had a rebate on it. Bonus! Herbed sliced baked potatoes The best part of the herbed sliced baked potatoes is the time it takes to prepare them. Being a mom I don’t always have lots […]

Twice baked potato skins…so delicious

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CHEESY COMFORT FOOD You haven’t tried twice baked potato skins before? Well you are missing out but today I have a potato skin recipe that you will add to your recipe list, that I can guarantee. Everyone loves potatoes whether they are mashed with gravy, fried in a pan until golden, baked until fluffy, roasted in juices, grilled until perfection or fried and loaded with salt and vinegar. Heck some people like to eat raw potatoes too! You come home from work and you are looking to make a quick dinner then this twice baked potato skins recipe is easy, simple and frugal all rolled into one. It’s perfect for a quick week-night meal or even for snacks while watching your favourite game or movie. Sure there are twice baked potato skin recipes on the internet but nothing as perfectly baked and crunchy as this potato skin recipe. We all get a bit bored having potatoes served up the same old ways like above so today I’m going to share with you my hubby’s best twice baked potato recipe to date. I always try to make a large amount of twice baked potato skins if I am hosting a […]

Pineapple Rice an easy side dish

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SWEET MEETS SAVORY I don’t know many people who don’t like pineapple. It’s so juicy and sweet and perfect in this pineapple rice recipe. We all look for quick easy dinners for our families, or for sides to go with a main course and this is something I have made for my family for years. In all honesty both of my boys would prefer regular rice over potatoes most days unless we are having french fries or mashed potatoes with gravy. Either way you look at it, my boys like to eat. Pineapple rice I found this pineapple rice recipe way back when my kids were small in a grocery store flyer although I don’t recall who to give credit to. As pineapple is well liked around our house this pineapple recipe is popular and I make it on a regular basis. We typically serve sausages with the pineapple rice as that seems to be what goes best with this side dish for my family. I’ve made it so often and announced it on the “What’s For Dinner?” thread on the Yeassaey Facebook page that some of the fans wanted the recipe. Mr.CBB asked me […]