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Braised Red Cabbage with Apples is a fantastic side dish for lowering carbs! This version is made with wine, butter, onions, bay leaf and many apples and goes well with a simple chicken breast and salsa verde. This Braised Red Cabbage with Apples side dish is low carb, tasty and easy to make; its overall flavour is sweet and sour, and let’s face it… it doesn’t hurt the eyes to look at it. I’ve used lean meat on top, chicken breast, with a Spanish salsa verde, but it could easily be a pork tenderloin. I always add rice, potato or pasta as sides to feel full, in other words, carbs. But lately, I’ve been trying to cut it out, and one of the best ways I’ve found was cabbage. I believe cabbage is more filling than most veggies and goes perfectly with any meat. Plus, you can easily change the aromas,…

Mediterranean Chicken Fajitas combine elements from two culinary traditions, blending the Tex-Mex format with the rich Mediterranean flavours of thyme, garlic, and olive oil. This dish offers a delightful, effortlessly light dinner option! Let’s begin by discussing the toppings. In this guacamole variation, we follow a recipe similar to the original but with a twist: we use flat-leaf parsley instead of cilantro. For me, the Mediterranean essence involves olive oil, garlic, thyme, and parsley, which is also reflected in the Pico de Gallo, incorporating all four ingredients. These Mediterranean Chicken Fajitas offer a health-conscious, gentler, and unique approach to enjoying those delightful wraps! The Filling The filling is a typical chicken fillet, bell pepper and onion. First, I sauteed the chicken in a wok with olive oil, garlic and thyme. Then, I finished it up with the veggies! Overall, this dish has milder and simpler aromatics than usual fajitas, which makes them favourable…

Chicken pot pie with phyllo is a healthier version of the original pot pie. I’ve took the idea from the Jamie Oliver show, into which he did a nice salmon pie with phyllo, then I’ve figured, why not cut the fatty crust of the normal pot pie into this flaky healthier version with phyllo. The usual flaky dough is “heavy in butter”, most people buy those premade, so they don’t get to see the gigantic amount of butter it contains. Yes it’s good, and yes it’s flaky but I’ve found this alternative way with phyllo which is way healthier and suitable for lactose intolerant people, since phyllo is simply flour and water thin sheets. Sure you won’t do you own phyllo, you buy it predone in the freezer department, it’s practically impossible to make those paper thin dough sheets homemade. Strangely, all my life long, I’ve heard people tell me to never use…

Caesar Salad with Chicken and Caperberries is an healthier version from the traditional one. It doesn’t contain as much sauce, nor too much olive oil. Also, I’ve cut on the bacon bits, back in Canada, some people could crucify me for this…sorry. And finally, I took off the anchovies, which I learned while researching for the recipe, was not in the original Caesar Salad. Actually the creator, Caesar Cardini, an Italian restaurateur living in San Diego and also working in Mexico, apparently didn’t like anchovies at all. So, this time, I’ve exchanged all those “side” ingredients and add caperberries instead.  It contrast perfectly the creamy dressing and give the salad that extra touch of savory it needs, without saying… it’s way healthier than bacon… Another fact about Caesar Salad, which I didn’t know is, that the original recipe contains Worcestershire sauce. Surprising to learn that; an Italian living in the USA, working in Mexico, add a British ingredient…

This recipe is a bite into the tropics, brings you right to those caribbean islands, also is a great recipe for those people on eternal diet, like myself. You can spice it up to your liking and with whichever is your favorite hot pepper… mine are the habanero peppers. My husband happen to grow them and I obviously have too many, so I dehydrate them and make powder out of them. I’m not usually a big hot pepper lover but this one is special… the habanero has that fruity taste to it. I encountered with this hot pepper in Martinique, a caribbean island. Since then… I add it to many of my spicier recipes, like the spicy “ratatouille” spaghetti sauce with a bit of habanero pepper, it’s fantastic or I do “spicy cod fritters” which is a “typical” meal from the Antilles. They eat those balls like candies over there,…

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