Crispy Bacon Fried Lupini Beans (Low Carb Snack)

YOU HAVEN’T TRIED A DELICIOUS SNACK UNTIL YOU’VE EATEN THESE BACON FRIED LUPINI BEANS   We got this crazy idea for making Crispy Bacon Fried Lupini Beans only because we found out that Lupin Flour which is ground lupini beans is low carb. You will find some low carb recipes that now use lupin flour as opposed to almond flour or even coconut flour. We’ve had lupini beans before mainly at Christmas time when we visit Italian friends of ours. There are bowls of lupini beans on just about every food table as it’s a traditional snack. Once we found out the nutritional values for lupini beans we were sold. Are you ready for these Crispy Bacon Fried Lupini Beans? They are so good and this is my first time using them in a recipe so if I can do it, so can you. My next attempt at using lupini will be to make a lupini cake and lupini cookies once I order the lupin flour which you will learn about below.   What are lupini beans?   Lupini are ancient and mostly found in the Mediterranean in the European culture, Middle East and South America and have been available […]

Baked Cheesy Cauliflower Tots (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

TASTY CAULIFLOWER RECIPES START WITH PLENTY OF FLAVOUR AND ENDS WITH EMPTY PLATES.   These easy, gluten-free Baked Cheesy Cauliflower Tots are the Italian Arancini balls of the low-carb world. Arancini are rice balls filled with cheese then coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried or baked served with a side of marinara. They are popular at restaurants as a starter or main meal paired with a salad. For today we’ll forget about those and focus on the low-carb way of switching up our favourite recipes. If you have kids the will love these with a dipping sauce or even a marinara sauce. Kids love to dip everything and if there is cheese inside you know you’ve got a winner. Sometime it’s nice to change-up recipes instead of offering chicken nuggets for example sneak in some Baked Cheesy Cauliflower Tots. Our son tends to get bored if we serve the same foods over and over. We just stare at our son when he does eat foods like this because he’s not a fan of vegetables at all.   Bringing Cauliflower to life   Delicious cauliflower recipes always start with spices and seasonings because cauliflower is very bland. If you want your cauliflower […]

Creamy Avocado Blue Cheese Salad Dressing (Low-Carb)

LEAVE THE BOTTLED DRESSING AT THE GROCERY STORE AND JUMP INTO THIS CREAMY AVOCADO BLUE CHEESE SALAD DRESSING.   Watch out…I’m bringing the best of my game with this Creamy Avocado Blue Cheese Salad Dressing which is low-carb, sugar-free and gluten-free. Whether you’re a fan of blue cheese or not you can adjust the amount you use or find a brand that is not heavy on the blue veining. Please don’t run off when you see the words ‘low-carb’ because that steak you eat is low-carb too as are eggs, cheese, spinach and lettuce greens. Low-carb is just a way to say there aren’t that many carbs in the recipe or food you are about to make or eat. There are no toxic weird science projects going on behind the scenes and low-carb doesn’t taste like horrifying diet food. Not.even.close.   Low-Carb Party Food   Once the hot weather is here the back-yard BBQ party invitations will be arriving and you’ll want to bring something unique. One of the things I love about pot-lock parties in the summer is that we get the opportunity to try different kinds of foods. Related: How to have a frugal back-yard BBQ party I […]

Gorgeous Asparagus Salad with Greek Feta Cheese (Low-Carb)

ADD A SPLASH OF COLOUR TO YOUR SPRING AND SUMMER SIDE-DISHES   A vibrant green fresh asparagus salad with sweet red peppers and Greek feta cheese dressed with an apple cider vinaigrette will wow you and your guests. The best part is that the asparagus salad is low carb and easy as pie to make. Well, easier than pie I should say. When you are hosting a party this Spring or Summer take advantage of fresh asparagus that are in abundance and fairly inexpensive to purchase. Since asparagus is stocked at the grocery stores keep an eye out on the reduced rack as you may get lucky and score a great deal on seconds.   Foraging for Asparagus   Around May, June and into July asparagus are in season in Ontario and you can find asparagus growing in many ditches along country roads where vegetable farms reside. This is the time you may find foragers out and about with their bags and a sharp knife scooping up their free produce. We’ve done this many times in the past with the family and it was quite fun. My father-in-law is a master forage ranger as he started with his parents back […]

Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake Squares (Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free)

YOUR SWEET TOOTH WILL LOVE THIS LOW CARB CHEESECAKE DESSERT.   Lemon lovers this low carb lemon cheesecake is for you. While Spring cleaning our entire refrigerator we found 3 bricks of Philadelphia cream cheese that needed using up. Naturally, since we both have a sweet tooth Mrs. CBB and I went to work thinking about low carb desserts with cream cheese that we could create. Low carb cheesecake was our first thought, but what kind? We already knew that a low carb cheesecake would have to be a; Sugar-Free Cheesecake Gluten-Free Cheesecake Then we toggled back and forth ideas about unique cheesecake flavours that we could keep low carb. Tough times I know. Since we recently made a batch of low carb brownies (recipe to come) we decided to stay away from chocolate and go with a citrus cheesecake. Lemon cheesecake seemed like the obvious choice but could we make it taste like the real thing? Of course we could try. Since our low carb lemon pound cake with frosting was and still is our most popular low carb dessert we thought we’d make cheesecake with a tangy lemon twist. Creating a low carb cheesecake recipe wasn’t too hard […]

Creamy Radish Soup With Melted Mozzarella

MOVE OVER AND MAKE SPACE CAULIFLOWER BECAUSE RADISHES ARE THE NEW POTATO OF CHOICE FOR LOW CARB FOODIES.   Yes you read that right, Creamy Radish Soup with melted gooey mozzarella and loaded with triple brie and cream cheese. Very cheesy and the perfect low carb soup for breakfast, lunch or dinner. As you can see radish soup takes on a light pink colour and packed full of heart-warming nutrients. If you don’t care for the strong taste of raw radishes but love potatoes I assure you that you’ll love radish soup. Radishes are a root vegetable after all. Before radish soup came into our lives as what started as a laughable idea we only ate them raw or baked with bacon fat, which is delish by the way! We’ve also tossed whole red radishes into pasta sauce, chili or other recipes that typically would contain potatoes. Since Mrs. CBB doesn’t eat potatoes radishes became her new potato of choice. You can even make mashed radishes as you can mashed cauliflower and they both taste like mashed potatoes. Lots of mashing going on! I did not believe Mrs. CBB that radishes tasted like potatoes once roasted as they have a […]

Seductive Peanut Butter Protein Cookies (Low-Carb, Sugar-Free)

TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE WHEN BAKING THESE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN COOKIES ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR SWEET TOOTH IS WAITING.   Do you know that cookie that you just can’t stop eating because it keeps calling your name? Now you know why I called these Seductive Peanut Butter Protein Cookies. Not only are they super easy and quick to make but they are sugar-free and low-carb friendly. I’m always working with Mrs. CBB in the kitchen to create new low-carb treats that we can both enjoy. I’m a hard-core sugar boy who likes something sweet just about every day. Once in a while I don’t mind dipping into the wife’s stash of desserts especially if I don’t have anything prepared for myself. I know we’ve shared lots of low-carb dishes on CBB lately but don’t get scared off from enjoying these recipes in your life. They are delicious, full of flavour and won’t make you feel like you’ve just eaten an entire pizza to yourself once you’re done a meal. You know that heavy tummy feeling I’m talking about. Protein Peanut Butter Cookies>> Don’t knock em’ until you try them. Most often we don’t even tell our friends what they are […]

Cream of Asparagus Soup with Asiago Cheese (Low-Carb) (Gluten-Free)

MAKING A POT OF HOMEMADE ASPARAGUS SOUP DOESN’T GET ANY EASIER.   Although we enjoy broth and tomato based soups another famous soup we make in the CBB kitchen is our Cream of Asparagus Soup. Not only is it low-carb and gluten-free it’s extremely easy to make, budget-friendly and brings home the flavours of Ontario produce when available. During early-mid June if you love to forage you can find wild organic asparagus growing in ditches around farmers fields preferably that grow and sell asparagus. Mrs. CBB grew up with her dad who loves to forage still to this day. Over the years since she was a small child she’s foraged for wild asparagus, wild mushrooms, wild berries and plenty of other free wild edibles. I’ve been introduced to the foraging life quite a few times and it’s amazing what grows and is hidden in the forests, ditches and tall grasses. I won’t get into the specifics of wild asparagus picking but Mrs. CBB found Crystal over at Whole Fed Homestead who offers a detailed blog post about How To Hunt and Forage for Asparagus. Mrs. CBB says that reading her post brings back lots of memories because this was exactly […]

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