low-carb pizza crust

One of the challenges of eating low-carb is having to say goodbye to old favourites.  Some foods were much easier to get over than others (I’m very ‘meh’ about pastas now), but there are some that are just too good to let go (I’m talking about you, Korean rice cakes).  Pizza is certainly in the “too good to let go” category because it’s essentially got all the bases covered – it can be crispy, chewy, savoury, sweet, spicy, meaty, hearty, light… I could go on and on.  It’s a classic creation that is also incredibly adaptable, and there’s no “best” way to make it.

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lchf: 6 month progress update

It’s been just over 6 months since I started the low-carb, high-fat diet and I thought it would be a good time to reflect on my progress and provide a quick update as to how it’s all going.  In a nutshell: it’s going great.  I can hardly believe that it’s only been 6 months – it honestly feels like I’ve been powered by ketones for much longer.  It’s a testament to how compatible I am with LCHF (I like to call it my lifestyle soulmate, as cheesy as that sounds), and that’s saying lot coming from someone whose previous diet consisted of probably 95% carbs.

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workshop kitchen + culture

A couple of months ago, Mark and I had one of those traditional “Dinner & A Movie” dates because even after several years together, it’s always important to keep “dating” each other.  Romance and all, ya know?  The movie of choice that evening was Interstellar, but before hitting the theatre, we hit a restaurant within another type of theatre, Workshop Kitchen + Culture.  Located in the Theatre Junction Grand, a building I have passed numerous times but never stepped foot in, it’s got a casual, modern vibe in an otherwise old building – exposed brick walls, funky lighting, an open concept kitchen, large communal tables in the middle of the space, and dark accents throughout.

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the best of 2014: a year in review

2014 was a pretty great year for me in blogging.  I went on and posted about quite a few food adventures, made a lot of great food, but most important of all, I made a significant lifestyle change that will ultimately set the tone for this blog moving forward.  But, before we can move on, we must look back on some of the highlights of 2014 and celebrate what was probably my best year in blogging so far.

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