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Low-Carb Mini Tourtière


Having tourtière on Christmas Eve has been a tradition in my house for as long as I can remember.  I’ve lived away from home since I was 18 and missed many, many family Christmas dinners.  One of the things that really makes me think of home is this delicious French Canadian meat pie. I was lucky enough to get my…

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Sugar-Free Peppermint Patties {VIDEO}


It’s hard to believe Christmas is only one month away!  We’ve already started to get some decorations up and I can actually say my Christmas shopping is almost done.  Although, with just my husband and I, my list isn’t that long 😀 I also like to get a jump start on my Christmas baking.  I love sharing goodies with friends…

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Spaghetti Squash Taco Boats


Spaghetti squash makes the perfect vessel for these spicy taco fillings.  It’s so easy to make and totally customizable.  You literally cook the squash, scoop out the flesh and fill it with your favourite taco fillings. I added black beans to mine, but you can omit for low-carb.  The ground beef can be switched up for ground turkey or chicken…

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10 Natural Remedies to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder


Daylight Savings has officially ended.  The days are getting shorter, colder, darker.  It’s funny how this happens every year but we still act like it’s the first time. Creatures of habit we are. A common side effect of the time change is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  Many people suffer from SAD when Fall/Winter rolls around and the seasons change.  Some…

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Chicken Stir-Fry with Shirataki Noodles


Tangy Chicken Stir-Fry bursting with flavour served over Shirataki Noodles is a healthier low-carb alternative to traditional stir-fry. Stir-fry was one of my favourite foods growing up. I asked for it all the time and used to love slathering it in soy sauce and VH Plum Sauce (Canadians know what I’m talking about!) but since cutting back on sugar, I…

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Shredded Beef Tacos


Taco lovers rejoice! These slow-cooker shredded beef tacos are an easy make ahead meal for any day of the week.  Pair it with your favourite toppings and you’ve got yourself a fiesta. Do you ever feel like you can read your spouses mind? You spend most of your time with this person so it makes total sense!  When I gave…

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Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cupcakes


Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with buttercream frosting.  Made with coconut flour, xylitol and rich dark cocoa, they will not disappoint! Halloween is right around the corner. You know what that means? How many times will I say “Just one more” to those cute mini-chocolate bars? Or “They’re so tiny I can eat 20 of them!  That equals a full-sized chocolate…

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Turkey & Pork Sliders on Sweet Potato Toast


Turkey & Pork Sliders on Sweet Potato Toast “buns” make these mini-burgers so fun and delicious to eat. The perfect gluten-free paleo dinner! When did it become cool to eat mini versions of things? Appetizers aside, why the heck are we eating mini-doughnuts, cake pops and sliders?  Don’t even get me started on Miniature Space. Those videos are mesmerizing. But…

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