Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Creamy Spaghetti Squash with Bacon

Craving pasta? Who doesn't? 
Here's a healthy alternative that's actually satisfying, and bacon is involved- need I say more? 

Creamy Spaghetti Squash with Bacon


1 Spaghetti squash 
4tbsp of olive oil 
2 cloves of garlic 
1/4 cup of milk - whatever percentage you like. The higher the percentage- the creamier the sauce
4tbsp of grated parmesan cheese 


1. Preheat oven to 375F
2. Cut the squash in half length-wise and scoop out the seeds. 
3. Place the squash on a baking sheet rind side up and cook in oven for 30-40 minutes. 
4. Once done, use a fork to scrape out the insides of the squash. 

1. Heat frying pan over medium heat and fry bacon. 
2. Once done, set aside on paper towel. 

1. In a frying pan, heat olive oil and saute the garlic over medium heat. 
2. Once it browns, add the milk and continue to whisk. 
3. Add in parmesan cheese and continue to stir until it's well mixed. 
4. Pour over the squash and mix well. Crumble cooled bacon and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. 

Serve with seasoned chicken breast. A great cure for your comfort food cravings and it's only a little bit naughty. 

Bon appétit mes amis!  

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri

Let's face it- pork is boring. And it's for this reason I think it's often forgotten about. Pork is the simple way to diversify your meals when you're stuck in a chicken rut. Chimichurri is a great - low fat way- to make bland pork explode with flavour.

But shhhhh, don't tell anyone how easy it is...

Pork Tenderloin 

1 pork tenderloin
Crushed sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
2tbsp olive oil

1. Heat oven to 425F.
2. Place the pork tenderloin on a cooking sheet with aluminum foil. 
3. Smear the olive oil over the pork.
4. Sprinkle crushed sea salt and freshly ground pepper over the pork and rub in with hands. 
5. Place in oven and cook for 30-40 minutes or until it's only a little bit pink inside.


2 heaping handfuls of flat leaf parsley
3 large garlic cloves
2tsp of dried oregano
3tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 cup of olive oil
Sprinkle of Red chilli flakes
Dash of Salt + pepper to taste

While pork cooks in the oven, combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender.

Once the pork is done, slice it thinly and cover with your freshly made Chimichurri.
Ta da! 

Bon Appétit mes amis!