Seafood Bouillabaisse – Simplified

Traditional bouillabaisse is a fabulous dish that requires many kinds of seafood and a lot of time to make. My quicker version delivers all the thrills of the original but uses only shrimp, plus fillet of sole and all the delicious flavours. IMG_1012

This recipe is easy on the wallet, but has all the makings of a gourmet dish. And you guessed it – it’s super low carb and low fat. Whether you’re on the hunt to impress guests or simply trying to change up your meal repertoire to include more fish and seafood into your diet, be sure to try this one out! Mmm


  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-4 basil leaves, torn
  • 2 cups strained tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lb raw shrimp
  • 1 lb raw fillet of sole
  • any other seafood of choice (e.g., muscles, clams, crab)


  • Heat coconut oil in a pot
  • Add in onion and sautee until translucent
  • Add in garlic and stir for a seconds until you can smell the aromatics, be careful not to burn the garlic
  • Pour in the strained tomatoes, water and add torn basil leaves.  Let simmer on low for 10 – 15 mins
  • Place all desired fish and seafood in tomato brother mixture and let simmer for 7 – 10
  • min, until shell of shrimp becomes bright pink.
  • Serve in bowls with lots of the yummy broth and enjoy!


Dijon Dill Salmon Cakes

IMG_0952 (1)Salmon is an all-star favourite in my family and this baked salmon recipe is always a huge hit. It’s incredibly flavorful, flaky and juicy, and also super easy to make. My children actually eat this salmon!

Recently, I started counting macros in order to build more lean muscle. That means upping my protein intake! And this oven baked salmon is the perfect go-to meal – it tastes fancy and delicious, and is also a great option for lunch the next day on salad. And get this – it has only 1g of carbs per patty! The Dijon mustard also adds the perfect touch on top.

If  you’re looking for an easy salmon recipe and want to utilize salmon more into your diet, then this recipe is for you! Mmm…


  • 2 lbs fresh salmon, cut in chunks (can use frozen, ensure fully thawed prior to use)
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp bold Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


*Note: recipe yields 13 patties

  • Set oven to 375F degrees.
  • In food processor, combine red onion and garlic.  Blend until chopped consistency.
  • Add to processor chunks of salmon, eggs, dill, and all other spices.  Blend a few second until combined and mushy consistency is met.
  • Cover baking dish with parchment paper and spray with non stick cooking spray.
  • Form salmon patties, I measured with my 1/3 cup measureing cups for consistency.
  • Bake for 20 min; flip half way though.
  • Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and dijon mustard for dipping
  • The perfect low carb meal – enjoy! 🙂