Fall Harvest Beef Stew (Low Carb)

Beef Stew

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)

Chicken, Scotch Bonnet, and Beer Stew (Low Carb)

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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)

Pork and Pancetta Chili Soup (Low Carb)

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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.

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White Wine Pork and Turnip Stew (Low Carb)

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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)

Double-Feature: Kimchi Jjigae (김치 찌개) & Quinoa Kimchi Bokkeum (김치 볶음)

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This post is a day late.  To make up for it, I’m hitting you with a double-feature. Continue reading Double-Feature: Kimchi Jjigae (김치 찌개) & Quinoa Kimchi Bokkeum (김치 볶음)

Yukgaejang (육개장) Korean Spicy Beef and Vegetable Soup

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

Chicken Barley and Beer Stew

1382824_10100497526455695_1497769540_nGrowing 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