I’m a bit of a daydreamer. It’s what gets me through the week sometimes.
A recurring daydream of mine is that I own and run a mom and pop cafe. Something similar to a place in Victoria called Hot and Cold Cafe. A point of reference for my Ottawa friends would be The Wild Oat; for my Toronto St. Clair West friends, Baker & Scone. Small menus, few tables, creative and ever-changing recipes. Baked goods, hot soups, maybe salads, probably sandwiches. Everything would be relatively low in carbs. I could market it as gluten-free, vegetarian-friendly, and low-glycemic for diabetics. Continue reading Fall Harvest Beef Stew (Low Carb)
Back in 2013 when I started this blog, I was still incorporating a lot of carbohydrates into my life. The common theme of my life was potatoes. They are the epitome of comfort and I generally need a lot of comfort to coax myself through the winter. This year I’ve decided to give some old favourites a low carb makeover, starting with my Chicken Barley and Beer Stew. Continue reading Chicken, Scotch Bonnet, and Beer Stew (Low Carb)
I got up really early this Saturday morning to start on this soup. This was because I hadn’t done my stock ahead of time and I was wanting to use up some chicken bones and vegetables I had hanging around. Continue reading White Wine Pork and Turnip Stew (Low Carb)
This weekend I decided to take a trip to my favourite part of Toronto to pick up ingredients for a reader requested recipe! Continue reading Yukgaejang (육개장) Korean Spicy Beef and Vegetable Soup
I recently went to my first ever wedding this fall 2013. It completely surpassed my expectations in every way and I felt as though I were taking part in a wedding that you would only see concluding a sappy rom com. Continue reading Potato, Green Bean, and Red Chili Pork Adobo
Growing up, I remember eating a lot of stews my mother made that showcased barley. It wasn’t until this fall that I realized I had gone at least 12 years without having barley; this October 2013 marking 12 years since my mother passed away of cancer. Continue reading Chicken Barley and Beer Stew
This recipe accompanied a two-weeks-late Thanksgiving dinner at my apartment on a rainy Saturday. Continue reading Tofu au Vin