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

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  • 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!

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Protein Pancakes – 3 Ways

IMG_1505Everyone loves a great weekend breakfast! For me, weekends are meant for spending  quality time with my husband and 3 boys. And what better way than 3 different types of wholesome, healthy pancakes!

These pancakes are a family favourite. I feel good serving them because they are delicious and nutritious, and the first 2-3 ingredients you are sure to have on hand. I like to try different fruits and veggies in my pancakes to add extra flavour and nutrition. Below are my 3 favourite varieties.

Top pancakes with mixed berries, almond butter and coconut cream, or any other toppings of your choosing. Mmm…

**Recipe note – the ingredients and initial directions for each type of pancake is different. At the bottom of this post are the final cooking directions to follow for each 3 types.

1. Basic Banana Protein Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  • Place banana in mixing bowl
  • Crack in eggs
  • Add cinnamon

2. Sweet Potato & Banana Protein Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 small sweet potato, cooked
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  • Peel sweet potato and cut into cubes
  • Boil small pot of water
  • Place cubes of sweet potato in boiling water and cook until soft, approx 10 mins
  • Place banana in mixing bowl with cooked sweet potato (approx. 1/3 cup)
  • Crack in eggs
  • Add cinnamon

3. Apple & Banana Protein Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small single serve container unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  • Place banana in mixing bowl
  • Empty in container of apple sauce
  • Crack in eggs
  • Add cinnamon

** FINAL COOKING DIRECTIONS FOR EACH 

  • Blend with immersion blender until smooth (alternatively, mash banana by hand and mix in all other ingredients)
  • Spray pan with non stick cooking spray
  • Cook like regular pancakes, once you see a few bubbles rise to top of pancakes, approx 1 1/2 minutes on first side, flip and cook for another 30 seconds.

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