What is this winter hellscape that continues to follow me from city to city? I’ve been trying to lose it since I left the last of my long five Ottawa winters in 2010. Continue reading Roasted Beet and Dill Soup (Low Carb, Vegetarian)
Using mostly leftovers and things I had on hand, I was able to whip this soup up for poor, sick Doug and myself quite quickly on a dreary weekend morning. It’s been a while since I’ve used cauliflower to thicken a cream soup and I needed to use up the half head that I had in the fridge, so it was fate. Continue reading Cream of Chicken and Leek Soup (Low Carb)
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)
I’m slowly getting back into the soup game. Sometimes all it takes is cooler weather, but other times it takes a motivational push from a visiting pal that wants to collaborate on a recipe. Often one of the first things Dan will ask me upon his arrival is, “Should we do a soup for the blog?”. Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup (Low Carb)
Sometimes I get so carried away in creating such complex soup recipes that I forget to include the easier ones I’ve tried out that require few ingredients and little time. Continue reading Simple Cream of Celery Soup (Low Carb, Vegetarian)
After more than a year of blogging about soups and experiencing the many frustrations of using an upright blender, I have finally got my hands on an immersion blender.
It’s about time, no? Continue reading Spicy Cauliflower and Jalapeño Soup (Low Carb, Vegetarian)
I’ve been suffering from a cold for about 5 weeks now. It’s been so long since I could breathe through my nose that I’m starting to forget what that feels like. Of course this also means that my sense of taste is completely off. I’ve had to step up my flavour game in a big way because I want to remember what food tastes like. Continue reading Red Onion and Fennel Soup with Gruyere (Low Carb, Vegetarian)
One of my closest pals came to hang out with me during the holiday this year. We’ve made it somewhat of a tradition to buy enough alcohol to last us days, watch terrible horror movies, and make nontraditional holiday meals together.
I had some leftover turnips from my White Wine Pork and Turnip Stew so I decided to grate them up and make some fritters, since the turnips had proven to be relatively worthy of a potato replacement in the stew. Continue reading Green Onion Turnip Fritters (Low Carb, Vegan)