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

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 […]

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie with Cranberry Topping

SWITCH UP RECIPES INTO PIES   When I have tonnes of turkey leftovers after any holiday one of my favourite recipes to make is this creamy Turkey Pot Pie with a vibrant Cranberry topping. I don’t know many people who are able to eat an entire turkey at one dinner sitting which means turkey leftovers are either transformed or put in the freezer until it’s needed. If you’re anything like me and just cooked a large turkey for Christmas, finding new ways of using up the turkey leftovers is a must. I love to find ways to use my leftover turkey which includes such under-used ingredients such as homemade jams, jellies and chutney which are delicious. In the past I have transformed leftover turkey into turkey turnovers,  teriyaki turkey chunks, turkey chili, turkey curry, turkey soup and even turkey and pumpkin lasagna. My plan was to use the turkey leftovers and the cranberry sauce that’s been sitting in the refrigerator since Christmas dinner to make an all-in-one pot pie. Today I am going to show you how to make my buttery, flakey, Turkey Pot Pie mixed with a gorgeous bechamel sauce and topped with a delicious homemade Cranberry sauce. Once […]

Turkey Chunks In Teriyaki Sauce

HAVE I GOT AN EASY TERIYAKI SAUCE FOR YOU!   We always have leftover turkey after the holidays so having a few quick turkey recipes up my sleeve is important. There are only so many hot turkey sandwiches one can eat so I created these flavourful turkey chunks in a homemade teriyaki sauce. What does the word teriyaki mean anyways? I looked up it because I wanted to know… Teriyaki is a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine in which foods are broiled or grilled with a glaze of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar- Wikipedia This is a go-to recipe of mine which doesn’t take long to make especially for those of you looking for quick dinner ideas. If you like to meal plan like I do you can also make the turkey chunks with teriyaki sauce ahead of time and freeze them. The teriyaki turkey chunks are easy to defrost in the microwave or a quick re-heat on the stove-top. You can bring this for lunch at work or eat at home as part of a balanced meal. The homemade teriyaki sauce is miracle sauce in my eyes as it’s delicious to have with just about any recipe. I […]

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pancakes (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

ADD THESE CREAM CHEESE PANCAKES TO YOUR BREAKFAST MENU   I’ve created my version of low-carb cream cheese pancakes and they taste delicious for a quick breakfast on the run. Lately I’ve been talking about my wife being on a low-carb diet to help get rid of some weight she gained during her pregnancy. As an avid runner she would like to get back into the gym and back to the active lifestyle she once had. Part of her inspiration comes from the popular Atkins Diet that has proven successful for so many men and women around the world. You only have to look at photos and read stories on social media sites to see how the Atkins Diet has changed lives. The most important part I like to remind my wife about is that eating should be part of a “lifestyle” and not something you do just because you think you have to do it. I’ve read all that I can about the Atkins Diet over the past few weeks including Atkins recipes so I could help my wife prepare or create her meals. Although she only went through the Atkins induction stage for 2 weeks to jump-start her […]

Eggplant Meatballs

A TASTE OF ITALY   If you are Italian your parents may have or still do make Eggplant Meatballs also known as “Polpette di Melanzane) which are delicious on their own or dipped in a marinara sauce. Today I’m sharing my version of this classic Italian recipe but I actually have meat in my eggplant meatballs. If you don’t fancy the meat in my version don’t run away just yet as you can simply eliminate it. Combine all the other ingredients the same way adding breadcrumbs as needed until the mix comes together. If you eliminate the mince pork and beef you’ve made the Italian Polpette di Melanzane which is a great vegetarian dish. We were given eggplants from my wife’s parents who tend to have legions every gardening season because my father-in-law who is retired loves to grow just about anything in abundance. I think eggplant must grow like weeds because we end up with quite a few in our summer box from them every year. In the past I’ve made cheesy eggplant lasagna which is amazing as well we enjoy eggplant parmigiano but I wanted to try something different. I considered making eggplant parmigiano pizza which I saw […]

The Best Turkey Chili Recipe

A TURKEY CHILI RECIPE WITH FARM FRESH VEGGIES!   Time is not on everyone’s side but if you meal plan you can make recipes like this gorgeous Turkey Chili Recipe that CBB fan Chandra has submitted to share with all of you. These days it seems easier to just buy canned and frozen food instead of spending the time chopping up vegetables for delicious, healthy recipes. I’ve tried some award-winning chili recipes in my time with beef but never have I made a turkey chili before. I was intrigued when Chandra shared this on my Facebook page in our What’s For Dinner? nightly post. Using the same proteins for recipes can get boring plus it’s nice to add leaner cuts of meat or minces like turkey to recipes to make them healthier. Mrs. CBB and I have always enjoyed turkey meals made from mince such as turkey burgers or turkey pot pie. Either way kicking beef to the curb for a day or so is not a bad thing if you want to experience new flavours. You may even find turkey to be cheaper to buy rather than beef mince. If you don’t mind cooking a whole turkey you can […]

Easy Tomato and Bacon Risotto

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 […]

Quick and Easy Zucchini Casserole

FRUGAL ONE DISH MEALS   I wanted something quick easy for dinner tonight so I created this quick and easy Zucchini Casserole. With all the fresh fruit and vegetables that are available the ingredients for this zucchini casserole will hardly put a dent in your grocery budget. This zucchini casserole is a dish that can be done in under 20 minutes, is tasty and of course you don’t have to put the oven on for long. You can even use a toaster oven if you have one. This recipe can be made overnight and placed in the refrigerator so it’s ready to go for the next day. This makes it perfect for a dinner party where you want to prep the meal the night before. Tip: Don’t add the cheese until you are ready to place it under the grill. Now this recipe has a few different ingredients but I assure you it will enhance the flavours immensely. What are these ingredients?  It’s lemon zest and basil. If you are like most people or Mr. CBB you will have an abundance of basil that grows in the garden every year so don’t be afraid to start using it to bring […]