Summer Fresh Rhubarb Salad with Toasted Cashews

SALAD MAKING WITH THIS NEW WAY OF ENJOYING RHUBARB   Each year we have an abundance of rhubarb from our one plant that gives us 4 crops throughout the summer months. This season our new recipe is a colourful summer fresh rhubarb salad with fennel and other crisp vegetables topped with toasted cashews and tossed in a light sweet apple cider vinaigrette. YES, this salad is low-carb and perfect for the keto diet as rhubarb is low in carbs. Healthy salads are always part of our menu plan during the summer months so putting together salad combinations that are bright and unique with a homemade salad dressing always hits the spot. Summer salads in our kitchen almost always include a protein so pairing this gorgeous rhubarb salad with honey glazed BBQ’d Atlantic salmon was a hit. Mrs. CBB had a bit of her sugar-free syrup instead to keep the rhubarb salad and salmon dish keto friendly. Growing rhubarb has been an experience for Mrs. CBB and I only because she had never tried it before and I couldn’t believe how expensive it was to buy at the supermarket. Forget about buying organic as the price is even more pricier. What […]

Mexican Tomato Cauliflower Meatball Soup

THIS LOW-CARB COMFORT SOUP BRINGS BIG MEATBALLS, TOMATOES AND CHUNKY CAULIFLOWER TO YOUR BOWL   It’s that time of year again, soup time! Today Mexico meets Italy for this quick meal that’s packed full of nutrients and flavour. This Mexican Tomato Cauliflower Meatball Soup is a winner every time even the kids will love it. The soup that eats like a meal…this is it! After a summer of picking tonnes of organic tomatoes then freezing them we have plenty to use up this winter for soups and sauces. This hearty soup can be made in 30 minutes and pairs well with homemade bread or a thick homemade slice of low-carb bread and butter. You don’t need anything else. If you’re not into low-carb don’t fret there is nothing fancy or different about this soup it’s just low-carb friendly. That means there’s no sugar or gluten in the recipe with limited carbs but so delicious even I can’t stop at one bowl. The low-carb part helps those on a low-carb diet identify recipes that are keto-friendly which is a bonus when searching for a recipe. You will see below the options for those who are low-carb and for those who are […]

Fresh Cherry Tomato Soup + Double Brie Grilled Cheese

SAY GOOD-BYE TO THE CAN And Hello To Homemade Soup   Cherry Tomato Soup with Double Brie Grilled Cheese doesn’t get any better sounding and tastes as good as the photo suggests. Ooey, gooey cheesy goodness wrapped around organic cherry tomato soup with fresh garlic, chives, green pepper, cabbage and a secret ingredient. As the weather turns from hot and sticky to brisk and cold a piping hot pot of soup will always take the chill away. There’s something about soup that makes people smile especially when it is homemade. Although we like using the crock-pot to make homemade soup sometimes it’s faster to use the stove-top which is how this cherry tomato soup went down.   Organic Garden Harvest   You may or may not know from recent blog posts that we’ve dealt with a family emergency which left us to tend to a large garden that was ready to be harvested. It was shocking to see just how many tomatoes were ready to eat and how many had fallen. Related: Types of Cherry Tomatoes in Ontario Not only tomatoes either. A bounty of zucchini, eggplant, figs, tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, yellow cherry tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, beans, Brussel […]

One-Pot Meal: Courgette and Tomato Goulash

FILL THOSE HUNGRY BELLIES WITH THIS INEXPENSIVE ONE-POT MEAL.   It has been surprisingly cold and white (Yes that means snow) here in Manitoba,Canada the last couple of days. I think Mother Nature forgot to switch to Spring but that’s fine because it gives me more opportunity in the kitchen to create new recipes. Having said that it was time for me to make a pot of stick to your ribs goulash. Originally this was to be a soup recipe but I wanted it to be bulkier to fill everyone up easily. This is a great way to stretch a meal or to add any leftovers looming in your refrigerator that look like they could use some love.   What are Courgettes?   I knew you would ask! Don’t worry they aren’t something you have to source as they are found in every grocery store.   Photo Source: Rik Schuiling / TropCrop-TCS – Own work I love courgettes (a.k.a zucchini) and they generally go on sale quite often or you may find them on the reduced rack. Keep an eye out for green and yellow zucchini as most people tend to know more about the green then they do the […]

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 […]

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