Low Carb Zucchini Enchiladas | Keto Recipe

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If you love cheese, then you will absolutely adore these Keto-Friendly Low Carb Zucchini Enchiladas. They are packed with some serious flavour, and the perfect amount of heat. They make life worth living. Seriously, they are amazing! Try for yourself…

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I was on the radio! | My keto weightloss story of how I dropped 6 inches in under 4 months

There’s no denying that it was super cool to find out I was going to be on the radio. Combined with the nerves, my excitement was evident. Luckily I tend to perform surprisingly well in stressful situations, and while I don’t like to give speeches to crowds, I certainly am a talker! I finally received the audio, and while I am totally guilty of having fast-forwarded to hear my part, the show as a whole was quite interesting to follow. Hearing everyone’s unique weightloss success stories, along with doctor snippets, really gives perspective on the no-diet-fits-all theory. Definitely consult a professional before you dive into something drastically affecting your health, good or bad. Without further ado: the interview about my keto weightloss story. View Full Post “I was on the radio! | My keto weightloss story of how I dropped 6 inches in under 4 months”

Beginner’s Guide To Setting Up A Cheese Platter

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If you’ve ever been in my company at a cocktail party or luncheon, you know very well that I will be hanging out near the veggies and cheese platters. I mean, it’s cheese! This has not changed since I converted to the ketogenic lifestyle, I just can’t put in on crackers or top with jam anymore. Even the most experienced cheese-eaters like myself who have a knack for visual creativity have trouble designing the perfect cheese platter. So I have sourced this amazing Guide To Setting Up A Cheese Platter infographic for you that explains all you need to do — Enjoy!  View Full Post “Beginner’s Guide To Setting Up A Cheese Platter”

Art House Cafe Ottawa – Art Gallery or Coffee Shop

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I love supporting local businesses, especially when they support local artists and help the community grow. Not only does it help our spirits, but it improves the local economy. In a huge city like Ottawa, if each of us spent an extra dollar at a small business instead of a corporation each month, that’s almost a million dollars into the local economy every single month. Talk about an amazing investment! Need a suggestion on where to spend that dollar? Try The Art House Cafe, in the heart of Chinatown, which is a two-in-one establishment: an art gallery & coffee shop — best of both worlds!

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Vegan Low Carb Butternut Squash Soup | Keto Recipe

While I am an omnivore, I have found that I am eating more and more meat-free meals these days because they are just so delicious! This delectably tasting wonder is a vegan low carb butternut squash soup, which has all of the traits of an amazing keto-friendly meal, plus the added bonus of being nut-free AND vegan, which is a hard combination to come by. Enjoy!

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Cajun Low Carb Slow Cooker Gumbo | Keto Recipe

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This cajun slow cooker gumbo is sure to get your taste buds fired up, in the best and most flavourful way. It can easily be made on a stovetop, but it was designed for an easy ‘throw everything in’ crockpot recipe. I can’t wait to indulge in this keto-friendly twist on a southern inspired favourite!

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Keto Friendly Low Carb Oatmeal | Noatmeal

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Eating keto means you miss out on a lot of breakfast foods. No toast, no cereal, no oatmeal, no fruit. Which pretty much leaves you with eggs & bacon, yogourt, and bulletproof drinks which can get old and boring really fast. Enter ‘NOATMEAL’. A combination of keto-friendly grains and such that form a well balanced breakfast to accompany your morning coffee that can be flavoured any way you want. You can add matcha, berries, vanilla, pumpkin seeds, nuts, cream, ect. and make each day a different variety. Yumm!

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Low Carb Stuffed Peppers | Keto Recipe

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These varieties of low carb stuffed peppers are sure to get your taste buds fired up. I like to make the full recipe and take leftovers for lunch the next day to work since they are super yummy, self-contained, and easy to pack-up. This is a keto friendly twist on an old family favourite, with some fun adventurous tweaks along the way. Enjoy!

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Top 7 Ottawa Stores Selling Keto-Friendly Products

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Before I get into the nitty gritty, I want to point out the obvious that the majority of the ketogenic diet is made up of fresh foods that you can find at any supermarket or grocery store: vegetables, meat & fish, seeds, select fruits. Dairy products like cream and butter are also readily available–the trick is to find the ideal ones with less chemicals or additives. As for the other more special or unique products that allow you to hack your way through a keto dessert recipe or experiment with flavors and textures, I’ve got you covered. This is a non exhaustive list of my favourite local Ottawa shops where gather all of my supplies, and a few others that I have yet to try. I would LOVE your input on other hidden gems! View Full Post “Top 7 Ottawa Stores Selling Keto-Friendly Products”

Vegan Low Carb Asparagus Soup | Keto Recipe

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While I am an omnivore, I have found that I am eating more and more meat-free meals these days because they are just so delicious and I am not in need of so much protein. This one in particular is a vegan low carb asparagus soup, which has all of the traits of an amazing keto-friendly meal, plus the added bonus of being nut-free AND vegan, which is a hard combination to come by. Enjoy!

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Low Carb Salisbury Steak | Keto Recipe

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This low carb dish is the perfect combination of beef and veggies to feel super full, yet not bogged down. And oh my is it delicious! That being said, prepare yourself: it’s a glorified hamburger with mushroom sauce on cauliflower mash..not a steak. I’ve tweaked it a few times here and there to better reflect my taste buds, preferences, and allergies, but the original inspiration goes to Melissa from “I Breathe, I’m Hungry”.
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Citrus Avocado Vegan Mayo | Keto Recipe

Following the ketogenic lifestyle means giving up a lot of store-bought mayonnaise options, salad dressings and sauces because of how much sugar they contain. That certainly doesn’t mean we can’t have any. This amazing avocado mayo is so versatile, I use it on almost anything! It goes great as a salad dressing, fantastic as a sauce for salmon or chicken, and is a perfect eggless vegan mayo. Heck, I eat it as-is with a spoon a lot too! View Full Post “Citrus Avocado Vegan Mayo | Keto Recipe”

Date Night In is the new Anniversary Splurge

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The first time it was suggested to me to hire a personal chef for a date night in, my initial reaction was something alone the lines of “Right; cause I’m just made of money..!” and I didn’t give it a second thought. The thing is, now that I have experienced it first hand, it was one of the best date-night experiences I have had in a long time! Let me tell you why. View Full Post “Date Night In is the new Anniversary Splurge”

Keto-Friendly Stuffed Chicken Breast | Recipe

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I’m not the biggest fan of chicken, especially the breast part because it seems to be dry and bland. I take it back. Every single word! The minute this meal touched my lips, I was in heaven! The swooning noises coming from my boyfriend across the table confirmed that he agreed. Inspired by the lovely Jo Cooks, this keto-friendly stuffed chicken breast is worth the extra fuss it takes to prepare, twice over! Not kidding: Must. Make. Now!
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Keto-Friendly Chocolate Mug Cake | Recipe

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Following the ketogenic lifestyle really involves some serious willpower to stay away from sugar, and the easiest way to do that is to steer clear of the concept of dessert. As you become fat adapted, it is completely acceptable to treat yourself to a dessert every once in a while on special occasions, as long as it doesn’t have any processed sugar and the least natural sugars possible. By the time you are fat adapted, your sweet tooth is gone anyway so you enjoy it that much more without sugar. I put together a keto-friendly chocolate mug cake, and it was delicious!

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Keto-Friendly Oven Dried Tomatoes | Recipe

These delicious oven dried tomatoes were made to be added into our cream cheese & prosciutto stuffed chicken breasts, but could absolutely be used as a salad topper or as a side dish. Not all of them made it to the recipe they were intended to since we ate a bunch as they were so tasty, but I suppose that is a great sign! View Full Post “Keto-Friendly Oven Dried Tomatoes | Recipe”

Keto-Friendly Mushroom Soup | Recipe

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Winter means cold, and cold weather means soup season! Some people think it’s weird, but I could eat soup every day. Of course it would have to be a different flavour each time, and varying textures, but I would love it! I used to love cream of mushroom soup as a kid, but can’t eat the canned version nowadays. This vegetarian keto-friendly mushroom soup was inspired by the recipe published by “All Day I Dream About Food” a few years ago. It is absolutely delicious, and is sure to be thoroughly enjoyed throughout the frigid Canadian winters! View Full Post “Keto-Friendly Mushroom Soup | Recipe”

Keto-Friendly Cream of Broccoli Soup | Recipe

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Cream of Broccoli Soup has been a staple in my childhood home for as long as I can remember. It started out as puréed “green soup” so my little brother would eat it and eventually developed into broccoli cheese soup once he decided that broccoli was a yummy, but my mother still puréed it so that we wouldn’t know there were onions (shh!). To this day living on my own, I still purée my cream of broccoli soup. It is delicious!
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Keto-Friendly Zoodles Alfredo | Recipe

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Since switching my lifestyle to following the ketogenic diet, I had had to give up pasta, but I’ve absolutely been craving fettuccine alfredo for weeks! Shout out to my parents for the spiralizer for Christmas, so I can now make something that tames the pasta cravings. Keto-friendly zoodles alfredo really hits the spot! View Full Post “Keto-Friendly Zoodles Alfredo | Recipe”

Keto-Friendly Ratatouille (Confit Byaldi) | Recipe

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Date-night with the fiancé quickly went from movie-night to urge to cook a delicious ratatouille! I mean, who doesn’t love a great Disney movie with good company and good food. We gathered up the supplies, made a few tweaks to make sure it was a keto-friendly ratatouille, and the magic we cooked up is magnificent!  The version from the movie with the pretty little slices of vegetables is technically called Confit Byaldi, and it really gives the dish some class and a little fun. Not the best at slicing or want to get this dish made quickly? Cube the veggies and cook in the casserole in a stew form rather than slicing. It might not be as pretty but it tastes just as good!

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