Quick Bacon Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers (Low Carb)

MOVE OVER WHITE RICE THERE’S A NEW KID IN TOWN TAKING OVER THE HEALTH FOOD INDUSTRY AND YOUR GROCERY BUDGET.   If you’re on the hunt for exciting new low carb recipes or you’re a Paleo food lover I’ve got these gorgeous gluten-free bacon cauliflower rice stuffed peppers that you must add to your meal line-up straight away. First of all what you’re going to love about these Bacon Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers besides awesome flavours is the time it takes to make them. If you’ve got a busy schedule you can make these up in the morning before you leave and bake them when you get home. From start to finish they take me 40 minutes provided our son isn’t trying to tackle me every 5 minutes to play with them. If you love your crock-pot as much as we do simply transfer this recipe to your crock-pot and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours and your meal will be ready when you are. Does cauliflower really taste like rice? In my opinion I believe cauliflower rice practically tastes the same as eating white rice although you should probably try it for yourself. […]

Extra Juicy Chicken Avocado Burger (Low-Carb)

This Is Not Your Ordinary Chicken Burger Recipe. It’s The Best, The Juiciest, The Easiest Burger You’ll Ever Make.   The Chicken Avocado Burger is probably one of the juiciest burgers we make in the CBB house because of a secret ingredient and grilling technique that you must know about. I’m a huge fan of the beef burger and I have secrets up my sleeve to create the perfect beef burger however every once in a while I like a different protein like turkey or chicken in place of beef. Although beef prices have slowly been coming down in Canada it’s still cheaper to find chicken and turkey mince for a fraction of the cost. I can get 2lbs of chicken mince for $12 where beef would cost me $21. The price difference is hefty for anyone on a budget but what you can create with a wonderful mince is by far the best part of all. Keep in mind when you are grocery shopping that buying a 1lb pack of mince that will make 4 large burgers such as this chicken avocado burger recipe that it becomes relatively inexpensive compared to eating out at a restaurant. Back a few […]

30 Minute Meal : Tortellini with a Sausage Pasta Sauce

FRUGAL MEAL TIME-SAVER THAT TASTES DELICIOUS   Italian tortellini are some of the best stuffed pasta you’ll find at the grocery store in the frozen food section for about $1.99 a bag. Tortellini is a meal that your family will love especially when you are in a pinch for time or are on a tight budget. If you are adventurous and want to make fresh tortellini they would beat out any store-bought brand but it can be a bit time consuming. Since we have a busy toddler running around and I’m working 2 jobs we’re cheating today with frozen ricotta stuffed tortellini for this 30 minute-meal. Since having our boy things have changed a bit in the kitchen which means until he is a bit older we have to compromise on some of the store-bought items that we normally would attempt to make at home. I’ve been a tortellini lover for years now because when I lived in the UK tortellini was very inexpensive to buy and fit nicely with my tight budget. What I like about tortellini is how you can bulk out the meal with meat and vegetables to stretch it. Back then I would eat tortellini about […]

Baked Frittata with Mozzarella and Fennel Greens (Low-Carb)

NUTRITIOUS EGGS ARE INEXPENSIVE AND GOOD ANY TIME OF DAY   Ever since my wife started making changes to her diet to incorporate the low-carb methodology we’ve been working on new recipes like this baked frittata with mozzarella and fennel greens also known as fennel fronds. If you have never tried fennel before you must dive in and spend the few dollars  to buy one. Fennel is crunchy like celery but has an anise flavour too it that is gorgeous to eat raw, in salads or you can roast, grill and saute it. For this baked frittata recipe I only used the fennel greens as opposed to just the fennel bulb since most people don’t know what to use the fronds for and toss them in the garbage. You can use the fennel fronds to infuse water to make a healthy tea, fennel infused oil, stuffed in fish or to make a lovely soup stock. The sky really is the limit if you love the flavour of fennel fronds when cooking and adding it to your favourite recipes. How to clean fennel When I use the fennel bulb I chop the tough stems like cabbage after I slice the fennel […]

Homemade Potato Waffles

USE YOUR LEFTOVERS TO CREATE A NEW RECIPE: NO FOOD WASTE   So, Monday rolls around and we had a refrigerator with Sunday dinner leftovers of roast-beef, potatoes, carrots and peas swathed in an onion gravy. What’s left from our meal is the roast beef, gravy and some boiled potatoes. Usually I would make Stovies (a Scottish dish where you place meat potatoes and fried onions in a pan brown slightly with some lard then add the gravy) but nobody fancied that this evening. Instead I decided to make potato waffles which I served piping hot with the rest of the leftover roast-beef and some baked beans. Every once in a while I like surprising my family with a new recipe creation and this my friends is one recipe that I must share with all of you. This was a new recipe idea for me so it took some trial and error but in the end they turned out just right. Since the potatoes were leftover boiled potatoes and not mashed I did question why I didn’t take the time to mash the leftover potatoes beforehand while they were still warm. That would have made the process of making these […]

Cauliflower Mash Cottage Pie (Low Carb)

AN EASY DINNER THAT HITS THE SPOT   The hot new low carb substitute for mashed potatoes is cauliflower. Cauliflower mash is buttery, creamy and delicious plus you can hardly tell that it’s not mashed potatoes especially if you’re trying to fool fussy eaters. Since cauliflower has come down in price from over $6 a head down to a reasonable $2.99 each or 2/$5.00 it’s worth experimenting once again. One of my favourite cauliflower recipes is my baked cauliflower with cheese as a side dish to roast beef or any other protein.   How to make cauliflower mash   Creating cauliflower mash is very easy so don’t let any of the many names fool you as they are all the same thing: Smashed cauliflower Mashed cauliflower Cauliflower puree Cauliflower mashed potatoes (there is nothing potato about this recipe but some people need to call it mashed potatoes to help describe what it is that you will be eating). How long should you boil the cauliflower? I make sure to chop my cauliflower into small florets so they cook faster. You’re going to mash it all up anyways so it doesn’t really matter at this point. The key is to keep […]

Anytime Sausage Egg Pie

A SAVOURY PIE THAT YOU CAN ENJOY FOR ANY MEAL OF THE DAY   If you enjou sausages, eggs and pie this anytime sausage egg pie is a great addition to your weekly meal plan as it freezes well plus you eat it anytime you’d like. Now that’s homemade cooking convenience. This week was all about cleaning out the freezer to get it ready for another freezer inventory so I make sure we are using up the food and it’s not getting freezer burned. Since the kids were back to school and the husband off to work after the holiday it meant time for recipe creations in the kitchen with no distractions. Since the house was quiet and I was relishing the time to myself I had realized around 11 am that I had forgotten to take something out of the freezer for dinner. Into the freezer I went to search for some sausage meat which is the same sausage meat I make my delicious British sausage rolls. Once I decide on something to take out of the freezer I then must come up with a recipe for it. This forces me to think of a new recipe that I […]

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Pineapple

FOR ALL THOSE TIMES YOU WANT COMFORT FOOD THAT SENDS YOU INTO YUM MODE…PICK THIS RECIPE!   Don’t pass by this recipe frugal foodie fans because sweet and sour meatballs are on the menu and I’m almost certain I’ll have you wrapped around a bowl by the end of this recipe. Everyone loves meatballs unless your vegetarian and unfortunately this is a meat-lovers recipe today. One meal my family just loves including our toddler is sweet and sour meatballs over garlic fried rice. Over the years my wife and I have experimented with various kinds of meatballs but always go back to the tried and true original Nonna’s Italian meatball recipe. The great thing about having a standard meatball recipe is that you can use it as a base to add other flavours on top like we did with the sweet and sour sauce that has brown sugar, ketchup, Franks Red Hot Sauce, sweet pineapple and few other ingredients that bring together a delicious sweet yet sour coating for the meatballs. Meatballs are delicious fried or baked on their own, soaking in pasta sauce, dripping in a honey garlic glaze or coated in sweet and sour sauce. Sweet and sour […]