I have been living with celiac disease and following a gluten-free diet since I was a toddler. This is a staple chicken dish for me because it is naturally gluten free, quick and simple to prepare – and tastes delicious.
Breakfast sandwiches now figure in the frozen-food section, but they’re quick and easy to DIY. This recipe uses egg whites for a healthy spin.
Here’s a sandwich that will convert even diehard carnivores. Portobello mushrooms, have a rich, beefy texture and especially when grilled, are a satisfying substitute for a burger. Toasted Italian bread and goat cheese make it even better.
Toasting brings out the flavor of many ingredients, especially nuts and grains. This pilaf calls for whole grains of buckwheat (called groats) that have been preroasted. Sold in most supermarkets as ‘kasha’ it comes in both whole-grain and cracked versions.
Weight-loss bonus: A 2012 study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that increased fish intake over a six-month period was positively associated with weight loss in women. Oily fish such as salmon and farmed rainbow trout are full of protein, omega-3 fats and vitamin D that may help you slim down
Weight-loss bonus: With about four grams of fat in a two-ounce (60 g) serving, sirloin is one of the leanest red meat options
Weight-loss bonus: Scientists in Spain found that a diet rich in legumes such as chickpeas can increase fat oxidation, helping to spur weight loss. Plus, one cup (250 mL) delivers a whopping 11 grams of hunger-quashing fibre
This garlicky lamb is slow-cooked until it practically falls off the bone.
Many people don’t realize that you can eat beets raw. The first ones of summer are perfect in this coleslaw. Serve it on its own, topped with hard-boiled eggs, or alongside barbecued steak.
Grilled steaks in the dead of winter? Say no more!
As a side to the lamb chops, the asparagus works beautifully with the nutty taste of the toasted pine nuts and fresh mint.
With its orange and lemon flavours, this is a great salad to serve alongside poultry or grilled fish.
The rich flavour of the grilled pork is cut by the tang of ruby grapefruit.
This grilled salmon is light, refreshing and very simple to prepare.
While jerk seasonings are easily accessible in most grocery stores, they can be high in fat. Preparing your own is easy and will allow you to control the heat and spice.
This open sandwich of toasted ciabatta bread with a mixed bell-pepper topping is typical of the style of food enjoyed in Mediterranean countries, where bread (along with plenty of fruit and vegetables) is a mainstay of the diet. A little chorizo sausage adds a spicy note to the mix of bell peppers.
Traditionally made with ground lamb, moussaka can be made low-GI by using vegetables.
Sausage rolls are always a hit – especially when they’re topped with delicious mango chutney.
This simple sautéed chicken recipe is delicious served with your favourite vegetable side dishes.
Cut the tarts for an appetizer, serve one per person for a great first course or accompany with a salad for a wonderful brunch or lunch.