Cheesy Garlic Fingers!

Our friend went to Halifax recently, and we got so jealous of her ability to eat cheesy garlic fingers! So here’s our take (if you’re not feeling the Maritime love, these double as cheesy garlic bread if you cut them differently). Ingredients: Pizza dough, sufficient for a thin crust pizza (I make a protein-y dough…

Blueberry buttermilk pancakes/Your protein hack

Savoury foods are my first love, but sweet foods are up there too. The one problem with sweet breakfasts is that they’re often just thinly disguised dessert. Meat-eaters can round things out by having sausages on the side, but that’s not really an option for vegetarians. So in an effort to make things a little…

Stuffed Mozzarella and Mushroom Pull-Aparts

I saw Kenji Lopez-Alt’s recipe for Pull-Apart Pepperoni and Garlic Knots. They’re obviously not vegetarian. The glutton in me was also concerned. Why have simple garlic knots when they could be hedonistically stuffed with mozzarella? My experiments resulted in this: cast-iron pull-aparts stuffed with mozzarella & sauteed mushrooms. This is good. We served it with…

Chocolate-Chipotle Chili

It sounds odd and tastes amazing. Best of all, the 99%-100% chocolate used in this recipe is amazingly good for you and constitutes one of the sole vegetarian sources of iron. Ingredients Serves: 4 2 tbsp fat of your choice for sautéing. I personally used a mixture of avocado oil and melted butter. 1.5 cups…

Low-Carb Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

This is the good stuff: creamy and utterly delectable, with just the right amount of bite from almond meal “breadcrumbs.” Ingredients Serves: 8 Frozen cauliflower florets (I used 1 kg, but I would actually change this to 1.5-2 kg) 200 g creamy Havarti cheese, shredded (monterey jack would be a good substitution) 200 g aged cheddar, shredded 0.5…

Mini Crustless Quiches

Versatile and easy, these little crustless quiches, which are baked in muffin trays, can serve as a side, as breakfast, or as a meal. Ingredients Serves: 12 0.25 cup red onion (chopped) 1.5 tbsps butter 1 roma tomato (diced) herbs of choice (eg. thyme, rosemary, sage, fresh pepper) 120 g cheese of choice, shredded or…

Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Frittata

Frittatas check a lot of boxes. They are low-carb, vegetarian (but not vegan), high in protein, and – best of all – easy. Here’s a recipe for the best frittata I’ve ever made (and I’ve made a lot!). The trick is not to overbeat the eggs. Fluffy eggs are great for some dishes, but in…

Low Carb Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s hard to find low carb dessert. It’s not even just about those cravings that you get while you’re low on sugar. It’s more about when other people are eating dessert and your plate is empty. I wanted to make something so that I could share in the joy of sinfully rich food – without the sin….