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Keto Ahi Tuna Tartare

Keto Ahi Tuna TartareKeto Ahi Tuna TartareKeto Ahi Tuna Tartare. Maybe better known as Poke (poh-kay) but this one is molded instead of served in a bowl.  Wouldn’t you figure that if I ate Carpaccio and Steak Tartare that I would also eat raw ahi tuna?  Well, that would be me and uh, millions of other people.  A very simple dish to make and this is an elegant presentation whether served as an appetizer or main course and I personally ate mine as my main dinner.  Sometimes all you need is a little nudge to try something new and I am here to give you that little nudge and to try some keto ahi tuna tartare.

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Ahi Tuna Tartare
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Ingredients
  1. 16 Oz Ahi Tuna Cut Into Small Cubes And Kept Cold
  2. ¼ C Thinly Cut Green Onion Tops
  3. 2 t Sesame Seeds
  4. 1 Avocado Diced Into Small Cubes
  5. ½ C Cucumber Diced Into Small Cubes
  6. ½ C Cilantro
  7. 2 T Lime Juice
  8. 4-6 Small Handfuls Of Arugula (Or Lettuce Of Choice)
Sauce
  1. 3 T Tamari
  2. 2 T Thinly Cut Green Onion Tops
  3. 1½ T Sugarfree Rice Vinegar
  4. 1½ T Just Like Sugar**
  5. 1 T Sesame Oil
  6. 1 T Crushed Garlic***
  7. 1½ t Powdered Ginger
Instructions
  1. Mix all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix cubed tuna, ¼ C green onion, and sesame seeds in another small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Blend avocado, cucumber, cilantro, and lime juice in a third small bowl.
  4. Put a handful of lettuce on each plate, place a ring mold in center of lettuce and add avocado mixture.
  5. Add tuna mixture on top.
  6. Unmold and drizzle all with sauce.
  7. May Garnish with a little more cilantro and green onions if wanted.
  8. 6 Servings
  9. 163 Calories, 21.4g Protein, 4.9g Fat, 4.2g Carbs, 2.1g Fiber, 2.1g Net Carbs
  10. 4 Servings
  11. 248 Calories, 32.1g Protein, 7.4g Fat, 6.3g Carbs, 3.2g Fiber, 3.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you have any left-over sauce it makes a terrific salad dressing.
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Zaatar Yogurt Dip

Zaatar Yogurt DipZaatar Yogurt DipZaatar Yogurt Dip …with Mint. I eat this certainly more than from time to time and it is a knockout for breakfast, so sorry, I have never put it up as a recipe.  I will use any excuse to use za’atar and this simple Zaatar Yogurt Dip is one of mine (excuses).  I call this a yogurt dip but you will seriously either need to get a very thick yogurt or simple make your own.

I do not advocate any of the commercial yogurts because they have thickeners and stabilizers in them.  I do make my own Strained Yogurt but as I have gotten older I have begun mostly using Karoun Kefir Cheese Labne.  I can only tell you how fabulous it is …you will actually need to buy it to try it.  I guarantee you will never go back no matter how you eat yogurt.  Does it have things in it that my yogurt doesn’t have?  Yes, maybe one or two, but the bottom line is that it has a very high fat content with a lower carb count.  The Aleppo pepper in the ingredients list is something I use a lot and is not listed in the recipe card. If you have it, please use it. The picture of the White Mountain Bulgarian Yogurt is an exception and if you want the absolute best yogurt you have ever tasted this is it.  Comes in a glass jar, is made with whole milk, with no fillers or thickeners of any kind and the only other ingredients are (4) four live cultures.  I don’t think it is suitable for this recipe because it is not strained and would be too liquidy with the added lemon juice in this particular zaatar yogurt dip but I do make Doogh with it.

Like za’atar and want more?  Chicken With Sumac & Za’atarEggplant SoupZa’atar Salad,  and Za’atar Sumac Eggplant.

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Zaatar Yogurt Dip
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Good Quality Thick Yogurt
  2. 1 T Za’atar (Divided) + More To Taste
  3. ¼ t Garlic Paste
  4. ½ T Dried Mint
  5. 1 T Lemon Juice
  6. ½ t Salt
  7. ¼ t Pepper (If Not Using Aleppo Pepper)
  8. 2-3 T Olive Oil To Drizzle
Instructions
  1. Mix yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, and ½ T za’atar until smooth.
  2. Smear on plate, sprinkle with salt, mint, rest of za’atar, and Aleppo pepper (If using).
  3. Drizzle on olive oil.
  4. Serve with cucumber coins, Kalamata olives, or any other low carb vegetables.
  5. 4 Servings
  6. 193 Calories, 2.1g Protein, 20.0g Fat, 2.7g Carbs, 0.2g Fiber, 2.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Best refrigerated for several hours before service.
  2. Perfect as side sauce with rack of lamb or chicken.
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Low Carb Crispy Pork Belly

Low Carb Crispy Pork BellyLow Carb Crispy Pork BellyLow Carb Crispy Pork BellyLow Carb Crispy Pork BellyLow Carb Crispy Pork Belly. When eating keto or zerocarb actually leads to crunchy. Oh, I don’t mean a bit of crunch, I mean probably the crunchiest food on earth-Pork Skin. The first time I ever had this most exquisite of foods was about 30 years ago.  We were on Vancouver Island in the Chinatown area of Victoria and ducked into some funky little hole in the wall restaurant.  You know how it is, nobody speaks English, I’m just trying to find out what this pork belly stuff is before I order some of it.  One thing led to another and with zero understanding of what I was ordering, I pulled down my pants, took a chance, closed my eyes, and ordered it anyway.  I am here to tell you that to this day I have never had anything that compared to that first bite of low carb crispy pork belly.  I truly thought if there was a heaven, I had just entered the kingdom.  So…life happens and though from time to time I would try to find this pork belly again, I never did until one day…I decided to make my own. 

Now I have had and made my own chicharrones but they are not the same.  They are of course fabulous in their own right but absolutely not the same as a low carb crispy pork belly even though they are both made with the same product.  Since I had come up with my own Low Carb Hoisin Sauce a while ago this had been percolating and I have had it more than a couple of times now.  Because I can, I serve it with hoisin but I wanted to not only make it very easy for you but to also give you the authentic Chinese version which is the easiest way imaginable.  And this is maybe one of the best things of all here:  These succulent little bits of goodness can be…gasp…eaten with your fingers. If you don’t have the same Norpro tenderizer I have then you can use a fork to pierce the skin and it will just take a bit more time and elbow grease and some say you don’t even need to pierce the skin.

I have shown it with 3 pieces as an appetizer and 6 pieces as a dinner.  If you think you can eat more than 6 pieces, I would advise trying 6 pieces to begin with and then going for more.  It is tempting to eat more but an hour or two later they will sneak up on you and you will feel full beyond belief.  I mean let’s face it, you will be eating nearly all fat.

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Crispy Pork Belly
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ Lb Slab Of Pork Belly (I Get Mine In A Vietnamese Grocery)
  2. ½-1 t Five Spice Powder
  3. ½-1 t Salt
Instructions
  1. With skin up and using the tool shown or a sharp fork, pierce the skin many times.
  2. Turn belly skin side down and score into what will be 24 pieces. Not only does scoring aid in portion control, (who needs that anyway)? It also keeps it from humping or twisting.
  3. Mix, spread, & rub salt & powder into cuts over bottom only of belly.
  4. Make an envelope out of foil and place belly skin side up inside. DO NOT COVER.
  5. Making sure skin is dry, dry, dry, put into refrigerator, again uncovered, for 24 hours. You may sprinkle salt on the top for drying but it is not necessary.
  6. When ready to begin cooking put belly on counter for 2-3 hours and bring to room temperature.
  7. Heat oven to 450°.
  8. Place belly into oven for 35 minutes and DON'T open the door.
  9. Turn down heat to 350° and continue cooking for another 30-40 minutes. Again DON'T open the door.
  10. Turn off oven and leave belly alone for another 15 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and with skin side down and using a large knife, (chef's knife is best) begin cutting through the scores and into the skin. You are going to need a little pressure to push through the crispy skin.
  12. 8 Servings As Appetizer
  13. 240 Calories, 13.0g Protein, 21.0g Fat, 0.0g Carbs, 0.0g Fiber, 0.0g Net Carbs
  14. 4 Servings As Dinner
  15. 480 Calories, 26.0g Protein, 42.0g Fat, 0.0g Carbs, 0.0g Fiber, 0.0g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Don't go nuts with the five spice powder or salt. A little dab will do ya.
  2. If by some chance the skin is not totally crispy don't worry as all is not lost. You can turn on the broiler and broil for 1-2 minutes but be careful because at this point it is easy to scorch it.
  3. The belly available to me is very thin skinned so if all you can get is a thicker skinned belly then I would add 5-10 minutes of cooking time.
  4. Of course you can use a larger slab of belly for more people.
  5. If you think you want the Norpro tenderizer, I ordered it through my local hardware store for $7.00. Not a well know item but I think most any hdwe. store can order it for you.
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Low Carb Lemon Bacon Scallops

Low Carb Lemon Bacon ScallopsLow Carb Lemon Bacon ScallopsLow Carb Lemon Bacon ScallopsLow Carb Lemon Bacon ScallopsLow Carb Lemon Bacon Scallops.  If there is one driving force in any restaurant, it is to get and keep repeat customers by making drool worthy food which will bring them back with the memory of that food.  These low carb bacon lemon scallops are one of those foods and yes, they are truly drool worthy, extremely easy to make and easy to impress with.  I have listed them as an appetizer and 5-6 of them make a terrific lowcarb keto dinner.

Here in Portland, OR I have had more than several restaurants that have done this to me and guess what.  I return-again and again and again.  In my case it is usually a sauce that goes with a steak.  Of course it’s not the steak that’s memorable but the sauce that showcases the steak and maybe think a simple Béarnaise or a lemony Buerre Blanc.  The next time I return they have some equally different sauce and I am hopelessly hooked.

I showed you the label from my scallops packaging because I always find it rather amusing that I live on the Left Coast and (all) the scallops here come from the East Coast and if I were to eat totally locally, I would never get these succulent morsels of delight.

An important note about scallops:  Don’t be afraid to ask if they are DRY or “soaked” (wet) because it makes all the difference in the world.  Yes, they are expensive, but DRY scallops are the only thing to buy. Soaked, as denoted by the name, have been subjected to sodium tripolyphosphates (STTP) for several reasons but the biggie is additional profit. Scallops are naturally about 75% water by weight and by adding an additional 10%-12% water & chemicals, at least to this person’s senses, is out-and-out cheating let alone rendering them uselessly mired in a milky water and which makes them impossible to sear.  I don’t know about you but I am not interested in paying $20.-$25. per pound for water and chemicals.  The same goes for most commercial chicken.  It has also been injected with sodium tripolyphosphate, is watery, and can’t be fried very successfully as it sputters and spatters when the water hits the hot frying oil.  If you are interested, here is a good read about Sodium Tripolyphosplates and how you may be being cheated.  It may not be much in one little shrimp or one little scallop but when taken in the totality of the whole of the fishing and poultry industries it is probably in the billions of dollars per year. Scary.

Lastly, I would advise always buying fresh, never frozen, scallops because freezing and thawing will form ice crystals drawing out natural liquids and make them difficult to cook properly.  Nature has a way of taking care of itself, if left to its own devices, and freezing them is not natural.  Buy what you need and don’t ever freeze them.

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Lemon Bacon Scallops
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Ingredients
  1. 8-12 Room Temperature Large Scallops Or About 1 Lb.
  2. 1 T Butter
  3. 4 Slices Cooked & Crumbled Bacon (Save Fat For Another Use)
  4. ½ C Heavy Cream
  5. 2 T Lemon Juice
  6. 2 T Parmesan Cheese
  7. 1 T Dried Chives (Yes, Fresh Are Terrific Too)
  8. 1½ t Chicken Base*** (Your Salt)
  9. 4 Thinly Cut Lemon Slices
  10. Freshly Ground Pepper At Service
Instructions
  1. Cook and crumble bacon. Set aside. (Save Fat For Another Use)
  2. Bring butter to beginning to brown in a hot sauté pan, place scallops in butter, and depending on size, sear about 1½-2 minutes without moving them.
  3. Turn, sauté another 1½-2 minutes, and immediately plate with a slice of lemon.
  4. Turn down heat, add heavy cream, lemon juice, chives, bacon, & chicken base and reduce slightly.
  5. Mix in Parmesan cheese.
  6. Drizzle sauce over scallops and serve with freshly ground pepper.
  7. 4 Servings
  8. 241 Calories, 11.7g Protein, 19.2 Fat, 1.7g Carbs, 0.g Fiber, 1.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Make sure you have everything ready, including the bacon, as this goes very quickly.
  2. If you are using larger scallops then two per person might be enough (As an appetizer). I am a piggy when it comes to scallops so I ate three of them. As you can see in the dinner pic I scaled down to five because I also ate other things with them and yes, of course they make a drool worthy dinner too.
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Low Carb Red Pepper Walnut Relish

Low Carb Red Pepper Walnut RelishLow Carb Red Pepper Walnut RelishLow Carb Red Pepper Walnut Relish.  Muhammara In Arabic, and this is the 2nd recipe I am posting using Aleppo Pepper Paste and also where I will attempt to explain it a bit more than in the Yogurt Walnut Dip.  Originally, Aleppo Peppers were grown and came from Aleppo, Syria and the picture on the right is a true pepper.

In Syria, with hundreds of thousands dead and livelihoods destroyed by the conflict, the loss of a spice might not seem like a big deal, but it’s not just a flavor, it’s history. “The Syrians are so accustomed to conflict, and at the same time so determined to maintain their traditions, they create spaces in their homes where they keep supplies. Most households retain a small supply of seeds, too.”  You can get what is call Aleppo pepper but it is not coming from Aleppo and almost certainly not even from Syria.  They are now mostly grown in Turkey and you know how it works.  They are going to probably crossbreed on their own (peppers tend to do that) and flavors will change depending on the soil they are grown in.

The Aleppo pepper has a moderate heat level of about 10,000 on the Scoville scale, with some fruitiness and mild, cumin-like undertones. Its flavor is similar to the ancho chile, but oilier and slightly salty as salt is often used in the drying process which I explained elsewhere and yes, don’t not make this because you don’t have access to a Middle-Eastern market.  Ancho chili powder makes a good stand-in with a near Scoville heat of a mildish jalapeno pepper. If you belong to Amazon you can get it there and also through Penzey’s Spices.

See Note Below:  I just bought some ancho chile powder, made a paste with it and whoa, it is pretty spicy so if you end up using it, try using only ½ T to begin with, taste, and add more if wanted.

 

You will need bread crumbs made from the Low Carb Carbalose Bread recipe and if you have never made it, now may be the time.  Nutritionals do include bread crumbs.

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Red Pepper Walnut Relish
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Toasted Then Ground Walnuts
  2. ½ C Carbalose Bread Crumbs
  3. 2 T Mild Red Pepper Paste (Or Equivalent)
  4. 1½ T Lemon Juice
  5. 1½ T Olive Oil
  6. 1 T Just Like Sugar Brown***
  7. 1 t Balsamic Vinegar
  8. ¾ t Cumin
  9. ¼ t Paprika
  10. ¼ T Salt
  11. 1 T Olive Oil (For Drizzling)
  12. ½ T Toasted Pine Nuts (Garnish)
  13. Assorted Low Carb Veggies
Instructions
  1. Toast and cool walnuts.
  2. Put first 10 ingredients into your processor and grind until fine and turns into a stiff mix. If it needs more olive oil drizzle more a bit at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Press onto plate or into serving dish, drizzle with more olive oil and garnish with pine nuts.
  4. Serve with veggies and a small spreading knife.
  5. 4 Servings
  6. 262 Calories, 6.3g Protein, 24.7g Fat, 8.1g Carbs, 3.9g Fiber, 4.2g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I wish you could have seen the two of us in the kitchen making this relish. I wanted to do it, scratch out the recipe on paper, and it was a little of this and a little of that until I finally got it. She is just as meticulous and picky about her food and I am about mine and she had zero problems correcting me. Whatever happened to respect for the elderly?
  2. If you end up using ancho powder add a little water & oil to make a paste and you can buy the paste-just make sure it does not have garlic in. I don’t have the paste (but then again I have the real deal) and apparently you can use it in all kinds of stuff.
  3. Nutritionals include bread crumbs.
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Low Carb Yogurt Walnut Dip

Low Carb Yogurt Walnut DipLow Carb Yogurt Walnut DipLow Carb Yogurt Walnut DipLow Carb Yogurt Walnut Dip. Another Middle Eastern food dish at its best. A friend from Dubai was staying with me for several weeks. One day we got in the kitchen and made 3 dishes and this low carb yogurt walnut dip was one of them.  In the Middle East it is customary to eat communally and not uncommon for there to be many smaller dishes in which everyone at the table gets only 2-3-4 bites of 7-8-9 different foods.  It is an absolutely lovely way to eat and…you get to taste many foods at one sitting.  Each woman is complimented on not only how good the food tastes but how beautifully it is decorated.  The plate was a gift and I am now using it a lot.  My first thought when I saw it was; holy smokes, it has such a busy pattern you won’t be able to see the food.  You can see what a dufus I am. Not only does the food look great, it is enhanced by the plate and seriously how in heaven’s name would I know more than centuries of women before me. Duh.  The one slice of bread is a piece of my Low Carb Carbalose Bread.  I was out of my own Low Carb Yogurt the day I made this and which is why I used the labne.

It is also customary to have more food than the numbers of people are able to eat so you can imagine the leftovers which…are eaten the following morning and then into the next meal and so it goes, on and on.  The people are incensed when there is not enough food so I guess as they say;: Better Safe Than Sorry.  Not our custom here in the US but, I don’t think we necessarily have a corner on anything.

The ingredients are simple and the taste is complex.  That pepper sauce you see is Aleppo Pepper and…as this is already too long, its description is told in the Red Pepper Walnut Relish.

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Walnut Yogurt Dip
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Ingredients
  1. ¾ C Full Fat Yogurt (Or Labne If You Can Get It)
  2. 6 T Toasted Small Chopped Walnuts (Divided)
  3. 2 T Aleppo Pepper Paste
  4. ¼ t Salt
  5. ⅛ t Crushed Garlic Paste***
  6. 2-3 T Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Toast chopped walnuts.
  2. In medium bowl mix yogurt, red pepper paste, salt, garlic, and 5 T walnuts.
  3. Smear on serving plate and place last T walnuts in center.
  4. Drizzle generously with olive oil.
  5. Serve with plate of low carb veggies and bread if using.
  6. 6 Servings
  7. 144 Calories, 2.2g Protein, 14.9g Fat, 2.4g Carbs, 0.6g Fiber, 1.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Please do take the time to toast the walnuts as it makes a huge difference in the end product.
  2. I doubt you have access to Aleppo Pepper Paste and a really good substitute is Ancho Chile Powder with a bit of salt. It has about the same heat profile (not hot).
  3. If you do end up with the chili powder add two parts powder to one part water or olive oil, mix, and allow to sit until it thickens. Include a bit more salt in the recipe as Aleppo pepper is dried with salt.
  4. Recipe easily doubles.
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Low Carb Smoky Eggplant Dip

Low Carb Smoky Eggplant DipLow Carb Smoky Eggplant DipLow Carb Smoky Eggplant Dip.  We all pretty much know about the famous eggplant dip Baba Ganoush but this is a horse of a different color and just as healthy as its cousin.  Interesting in that it has many of the same components but tastes completely differently.  An eggplant dip would normally be smeared around on a plate and served with veggies and with pita or many of the specialty breads made in the Middle East.  I have shown it both with veggies and kalamata olives not only because they are traditional, but they are all also low carb. If you happen to make my Naan Flat Bread it is can also be another perfect low carb accompaniment.

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Smoky Eggplant Dip
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Ingredients
  1. ½ C Baked Drained & Mashed Eggplant (About 1 Small)
  2. ½ C Labne (Sour Cream Or Yogurt Work Well Too)
  3. 2 T Lemon Juice
  4. 1 T Grated Shallot (Onion)
  5. ½ t Liquid Smoke
  6. ½ t Salt
  7. ¼ t Pepper
  8. ¼ t Crushed Garlic***
  9. 2-3 T Olive Oil For Drizzling
  10. 2 t Dried Mint (Garnish)
Instructions
  1. Bake, drain, and mash eggplant. Put into small bowl and mix in rest of ingredients except olive oil and mint.
  2. Put onto plate, drizzle with olive oil and garnish with mint.
  3. Serve vegetables, olives, and (bread) for scooping.
  4. 6 Servings
  5. 89 Calories, 1.0g Protein, 8.7g Fat, 2.8g Carbs, .7g Fiber, 2.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. To make this easier you can also buy jarred already cooked eggplant. A friend gave a large jar of it to me, I used it for this recipe, and I have to say it was quite good. I will probably use the rest of it for my eggplant soup.
  2. If using whole eggplant and once it is baked, I prop up the pan, split the eggplant on one side from top to bottom, let it cool a bit and then with a fork try to push out as much of the juice as I can.
  3. Recipe easily doubles.
  4. You can use minced onion instead of grated but you will not get the flavor or the smooth consistency it should have.
  5. I didn't want to overwhelm the look of the dish but I am positive, and if you have it, that za'atar would be spectacular sprinkled on the final plate.
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Low Carb Lox And Cream Cheese Crêpes

Low Carb Lox And Cream Cheese CrêpesLow Carb Lox And Cream Cheese CrêpesLow Carb Lox And Cream Cheese CrêpesLow Carb Lox And Cream Cheese CrêpesLow Carb Lox And Cream Cheese Crêpes.  I haven’t had any lox for a long time and it’s not because I don’t love it, it’s because I already have so many other wonderful lowcarb things to eat.  Life is not boring in the small village of Kruegerville. I would normally have this concoction on one of my Low Carb Carbalose English Muffins but this is an even lower carb keto version without the Carbalose Flour.  Nearly all the same ingredients, just presented in a different form so instead of even the few carbs in the muffins there are zero in the crepes.  They are easy to make and fun to eat to your heart’s content.  In the search bar you can put the word crêpes and find many more recipes like this one made with what else?…Crêpes.  Some are savory and some are sweet.  These Low Carb Lox And Cream Cheese Crêpes are very versatile and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and you will need a recipe of Flaxseed Meal Crêpes.

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Lox And Cream Cheese Crêpes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Recipe Flaxseed Meal Crêpes
  2. 16 Oz Smoked Lox (You May Use A Little Less Depending How Thinly It’s Cut)
  3. 12 Oz Softened Cream Cheese
  4. 1½ C Finely Chopped Tomato (Divided)
  5. ¾ C Minced Purple Onion
  6. ¾ C Capers
  7. Freshly Ground Pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix cream cheese with ½ C small diced tomatoes.
  2. Lay crêpes on counter and smear with the cream cheese.
  3. Sprinkle with purple onions and capers.
  4. Lay down thinly sliced smoked salmon (lox) and grind on pepper.
  5. Roll crêpes, plate, and sprinkle with additional onions & more capers
  6. Give a final grind of pepper.
  7. 12 Servings
  8. 225 Calories, 14.1g Protein, 16.7g Fat, 3.9g Carbs, 2.2g Fiber, 1.7g Net Carbs
  9. 6 Servings
  10. 449 Calories, 28.3g Protein, 33.5g Fat, 7.7g Carbs, 4.3g Fiber, 3.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. As you can see I plated what ended as three crêpes which I COULD NOT eat. So the picture shows three but I could barely eat two so if you can actually eat three no biggie.
  2. After I took the center picture I had to add a third piece of lox.
  3. 16 oz. lox and crêpes are included in nutritionals.
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Low Carb Garlic Wings

Low Carb Garlic WingsLow Carb Garlic Wings. When I say GARLIC, I mean business and these wings are about as garlicky as it gets.  They are super simple to make but that is about where super simple stops. I have posted more than a couple of chicken wing recipes and all of them are really good but if you like garlic, and I do, then these will work for you. Some others might me:  Spicy Korean Chicken WingsSweet And Spicy Asian Chicken Wings, and the Buffalo Wings.

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Garlic Wings
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Ingredients
  1. 3 Lbs Split Chicken Wings-Tips Cut Off
  2. 2 T Olive Oil
  3. 2 T Crushed Garlic
  4. 2 T Tamari Sauce
  5. 1 T Oyster Sauce
  6. ½ C Sliced Green Onion Tops (Garnish)
  7. ½ C Cilantro (Garnish)
Instructions
  1. Bring chicken wings to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°.
  3. Line wings on a sheet pan(s) (or a Silpat if you have one) and put into hot oven.
  4. Mix rest of ingredients and cut garnishes.
  5. Bake 40-45 minutes.
  6. Put wings into a very large bowl, dump on sauce mixing thoroughly, and making sure all the wings are well coated.
  7. Serve on a large platter and scatter the garnish all over.
  8. 8 Servings As Appetizer
  9. 374 Calories, 30.9g Protein, 27.2g Fat, 0.8g Carbs, 0.3g Fiber, 0.5g Net Carbs
  10. 4 Servings As Dinner
  11. 747 Calories, 61.8g Protein, 54.5g Fat, 1.5g Carbs, 0.7g Fiber, 0.8g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Shrimp Pecan Truffles

Low Carb Shrimp Pecan TrufflesLow Carb Shrimp Pecan TrufflesLow Carb Shrimp Pecan Truffles. Clearly, the toasted pecans may look like the star of this show but all of the ingredients go so well together using the cream cheese as glue. We mostly think of truffles as some type of chocolatey confection and in my lifetime I have eaten and loved many of them but that is not the case here as these low carb shrimp pecan truffles are savory.

I doubt many of you know this but after mostly retiring from the restaurant biz in 2002-03, I began making & selling quilts, many of which can be seen here.  People told me I was nuts as you could barely give away a quilt let alone sell them but I showed them that they were so wrong. I ended up selling quilts to people all over the world let alone all over the U.S.  During the time I was teaching myself to quilt, I was also watching a program on PBS called Cooking In Quilt Country with Marsha Adams.  I don’t know if Marsha was Amish in Ohio or even if she ever made a quilt or not but man, could she cook.  The program was a marriage made in heaven for a gal like me.  And so, these low carb shrimp pecan truffles are an homage to Marsha.  The recipe is hers and as she made them.  The only thing I don’t know is how large they were so I have made them bitesize, eminently poppable, and…probably easy to overeat but, have no fear as they are so low carb it just doesn’t matter.

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Shrimp Pecan Truffles
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Ingredients
  1. 8 Oz Cream Cheese
  2. ¾ Lb Finely Minced Or Ground Cooked Shrimp (Squeezed & Minced Small Bay Shrimp Are Great For This)
  3. 2 t Dried Parsley
  4. 2 t Dijon Mustard
  5. 2 t Lemon Juice
  6. 2-3 Drops Hot Sauce
  7. Pinch Onion Powder
  8. ¼ t Salt
  9. ¼ t Pepper
  10. 1 C Finely Chopped & Toasted Pecans
  11. Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except the nuts & refrigerate overnight.
  2. Place the toasted nuts in a shallow dish.
  3. Form the cheese & shrimp mixture into ¾” balls or use a #100 scoop.
  4. Roll the balls in the nuts and refrigerate again until serving time.
  5. Stick in some toothpicks with more to the side.
  6. 36 Servings
  7. 47 Calories, .7g Protein, 4.7g Fat, 0.8g Carbs, 0.5g Fiber, 0.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I pulsed the shrimp in my small processor.
  2. Don't forget to toast your pecans and I pulsed them in my processor too.
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Low Carb Chinese BBQ Pork Loin

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Low Carb Chinese BBQ Pork Loin.  (Char Siu) Many years ago when I landed in the Pacific Northwest from the mountains of Colorado, one of the first things I was introduced to was Chinese BBQ Pork.  Someone I met, who remains a very dear friend, shared some with me and it was another “love at first bite” moment.  I had never had anything like it but I knew one thing, I was going to eat it again and again and again…that was, until I couldn’t eat sugar anymore.  But…with the figuring out of my new Hoisin Sauce recipe used for making Peking Duck, I can make this BBQ sauce basically sugar-free and it is exactly as I remember it.  Hoisin Sauce is only one of the ingredients and is needed to complete the dish, but this is a relatively easy appetizer to make so hold onto your hats because the ride is well worth the trip.

Imagine my anticipation when I realized I could make this low carb Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu in Chinese).  I had to buy a whole pork loin roast (about 4 lbs.), cut it into quarters, make the sauce, marinate the meat overnight (not necessary), cook it, wait for it to cool completely, slice it, take pictures and then for the first time since 2002 finally have it again.

I normally eat once a day in the afternoon about 3:30-4:00pm and if you think I was going to wait that long-think again.  As soon as I had everything set up and sliced the meat for the final pictures…I pigged out on it and I mean PIGGED OUT at 11:00am. It is/was exactly as I remembered it.  Did I eat it all?  No, it was even too much for me but great thing?…I can have it again tomorrow.

I have given you the recipe for the Chinese mustard the way I like it.  If you aren’t used to it, it may still blow your head off but it is a little different than that crud you get with Chinese take-out.  Remember, once you have made something it is much easier to make it again…and again…and I will.

If you want to impress your sports fans on game day this is one of the ways to do it.

This recipe makes enough for 8 as an appetizer (5 pieces) or dinner for 4 (10 pieces).  If you do it as an appetizer you can make and then freeze what you don’t need and then think how easy it will be the next time you want it.  I’m kidding, you WILL eat every bit of this.

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Chinese BBQ Pork Loin (Char Siu)
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Lbs Boneless Pork Loin (About 7" Long)
  2. ¼ C Tamari
  3. 2 T My Low Carb Hoisin Sauce
  4. 2 T Oyster Sauce
  5. 2 T Sugar Free Rice Wine Vinegar
  6. 2 T Just Like Sugar Brown
  7. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  8. ½ t Five Spice Powder
  9. 10 Drops Red Food Coloring (Optional But Traditional)
  10. Sesame Seeds
  11. Chinese Hot Mustard (Recipe Below)
Chinese Mustard Recipe
  1. 2 T Mustard Powder
  2. 2 t Tamari Sauce
  3. 2 t Sugar Free Rice Wine Vinegar
  4. 2 t Dijon Mustard
  5. 2 t Water+Additional To Dilute If Wanted After It Rests
Instructions
  1. Cut pork loin in half. Pieces should look like picture. A whole pork loin can weight up to 10-11 lbs but is normally sold as a 2 lbs-4 lbs package so plan accordingly.
  2. Put pork into double plastic bag.
  3. Combine next 8 ingredients, mix well and spoon scant ½ into pork pieces, massaging into meat. Don't overdo the marinade into the pork as it will be less than you need for dipping.
  4. Roll up bag, put into a metal bowl (for safety) and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Take meat out of fridge at least 4 hours before cooking.
  6. Turn oven to broil and let heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Discard any used marinade.
  8. Lay foil on sheet pan, place meat, put under broiler about 10" below heat (middle oven shelf) for 5 minutes, turn, broil 5 more minutes, turn over once more for another not more than 5 minutes for a total of about 15 minutes broiling. If it chars all the better as it tastes wonderful.
  9. DO NOT overcook.
  10. Leaving it uncovered, let it sit on counter 15 minutes. Continue leaving it uncovered and put in refrigerator to cool-to-cold-thoroughly.
  11. Make mustard sauce and let sit at least 10-15 minutes.
  12. Slice cold pork very thinly and as you can see I got 20 slices from 1 lb. of pork.
  13. Arrange on a large platter, putting 3-4 small dipping bowls of mustard, sesame seeds, and the remaining marinade sauce. This will give you two flavor profiles. 1.) spicy hot-dipped into mustard & then seeds and 2.) sweet dipped into the marinade.
  14. 8 Appetizer Servings
  15. 302 Calories, 27.7g Protein, 18.6g Fat, 4.9g Carbs, 1.2g Fiber, 3.7g Net Carbs
  16. 4 Dinner Servings
  17. 550 Calories, 52.7g Protein, 33.2g Fat 7.6g Carbs 1.8g Fiber, 5.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If your pieces end up weighing more than a lb. add 1-2 minutes per cooking cycle. As I said, you do not want to over cook it.
  2. I bought a 4 lb. roast as I wanted to try some other different things with it. If you buy about 7"-8" of whole roast and cut it in half you should be good to go.
  3. If you do it carefully, cooking the meat should work well on an outside BBQ grill.
  4. This is another great communal dining experience.
  5. Do not attempt to use a Pork Tenderloin as it would cook far to quickly to get a char and would end up like shoe leather. My opinion is that the loin is the perfect meat.
  6. Please DO NOT try to cook the pork loin whole-it will not work-it needs to be cut into the 2 pieces.
  7. Nutritionals include everything seen.
  8. Geez Louise, this is such good eats.
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Low Carb Spicy Korean Chicken Wings

Low Carb Spicy Korean Chicken WingsLow Carb Spicy Korean Chicken WingsLow Carb Spicy Korean Chicken WingsLow Carb Spicy Korean Chicken WingsLow Carb Spicy Korean Chicken Wings.  These are killer wings and you can make them as spicy or mild as you wish. I like mine kinda medium to spicy but that plate of 12 wings you see there? I ate them. All. By. Myself.  All I had for dinner with the wings were the few jicama sticks in the back of the plate.  They can be eaten as an appetizer or a dinner and only depends on how many you can put away and what else you serve with them.  I just happen to like mine for dinner.  Of course a huge platter of these on game day is perfect and actually can be served on a platter for any communal eating.  Put these in front of a bunch of hungry men and watch them disappear as if by magic, so have fun as they are easy peasy.

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Spicy Korean Chicken Wings
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Ingredients
  1. 5-5½ Lbs Split Chicken Wings At Room Temperature (About 48-56 Pieces)
  2. ¼ C Olive Oil
  3. Salt
  4. Pepper
  5. 1 C Sugar-Free Ketchup***
  6. 1 C Sugar-Free Rice Wine Vinegar
  7. ½ C Soy Sauce
  8. 2-2½ T Just Like Sugar Brown***
  9. 2 T Oyster Sauce
  10. 1 T Chili Garlic Sauce (+ More If You’re Brave)
  11. ¼ C Thinly Sliced Green Onions (Garnish)
  12. ¼ C Chopped Cilantro (Garnish)
  13. 2 T Toasted Sesame Seeds (Garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Foil-line two large sheet pans.
  3. Dump chicken wings into a large bowl and massage in olive oil.
  4. Put wings on sheet pan, lightly salt & pepper and put into the oven for 30 minutes, take out of oven & increase temperature to 450°.
  5. In medium size sauce pan mix ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, Just Like Sugar Brown, oyster sauce and chili garlic sauce. Set on medium low and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Do this as wings are in oven for first time.
  6. Toast sesame seeds if toasting.
  7. Cut green onions and cilantro.
  8. Using same large bowl, put back cooked wings, dump in sauce, mix thoroughly, put wings back onto pan, and put back into oven for 15 minutes and cook until dark brown.
  9. Plate or put on a platter and garnish with sesame seeds, green onions, and cilantro.
  10. 8 Servings As Appetizer
  11. 357 Calories, 25.7g Protein, 20.4g Fat 3.3g Carbs, .4g Fiber, 2.9g Net Carbs
  12. 4 Servings For Dinner
  13. 713 Calories, 51.4g Protein, 40.8g Fat 6.6g Carbs, .7g Fiber, 5.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you are lucky enough to have one of those new-fangled restaurant size ovens (I do not) then you’re in business as you can fit all the wings on one full size sheet pan and then…if you are really lucky & you have a 16½”x24½” Silpat to fit, you are really in business because you will not need any foil to line your pan. Otherwise you are going to have to use 2 baking pans on two shelves in the oven.
  2. If you haven't made a mess of the foil you can wrap the bones in it & pop them in a plastic bag for disposal.
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Low Carb Guacamole

Low Carb GuacamoleLow Carb GuacamoleLow Carb GuacamoleLow Carb Guacamole. I have long wanted to make this post from time to time and it seemed kind of dumb with only 4 measly ingredients.  There are probably hundreds of recipes for guacamole on the internet and what would make my low carb guacamore anything but special? Actually, I think there are two thing that set mine apart.  That it tastes the way should.  I have always though of guacamole as a side salad/condiment and not necessarily a dip.  Do I use it as such? Yes I do, and I also use it to go with other things like Cheese Tortilla Fajitas, Mexican Cheese Taco Salad, or Fish Tostadas On Cheese Crisps. The second thing that sets mine apart is the creaminess of the avocado itself. Yeah, it has the traditional green onions and diced tomatoes but the avocado is as smooth as a baby’s butt which make the mouth feel the consistency of soft butter. How do I get the avocado to that consistency?  With an immersion blender plain and simple.  No smashing with a fork or potato masher which will not give you much of anything but chunky and no processor to clean.

I don’t use any extraneous ingredients in my guacamole;  just avocado, green onions, tomatoes, & salt.  It isn’t suppose to blast you with heat or flavors that don’t go together, it is a palate cleanser and cooling agent after eating spicier foods. How often do I make guacamole?  More than I like to think about which is probably once very 1-2 weeks. And the good news? It’s healthy.

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Creamy Smooth Guacamole
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Medium To Large Avocado
  2. ⅓ C Small Cut Green Onion Tops
  3. ⅓ C Diced Tomato (About ½ A Medium Tomato)
  4. ¼ t Salt+More To Taste If Necessary
Instructions
  1. Dice tomato.
  2. Cut green onions.
  3. Cut avocado into smallish chunks and add to small bowl.
  4. With your immersion blender push down into the avocado and pulse. Continue the up and down until all chunks have been drawn down and thru the head of the blender.
  5. Turn off blender and try to get as much mashed avocado out of it as possible.
  6. Sprinkle in salt, add onions and tomatoes and with a large spoon, blend until mixed.
  7. Eat immediately.
  8. 2 Servings
  9. 173 Calories, 2.6g Protein, 14.2g Fat, 10.8g Carbs, 7.9g Fiber, 2.9g Net Carbs
  10. 4 Servings
  11. 85 Calories, 1.3g Protein, 7.3g Fat, 5.4g Carbs, 3.9g Fiber, 1.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Let's get real here. It would probably be impossible for one person to eat all this but shared by two people, watching a game-oh-yeah. Unless you have small kids, 4 servings is out of the question.
  2. My bowl was too big but my two smaller metal bowl were in the fridge with something or another in them.
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Low Carb Carbalose Ham And Cheese Pinwheels

Low Carb Carbalose Ham And Cheese PinwheelsLow Carb Carbalose Ham And Cheese PinwheelsLow Carb Carbalose Ham And Cheese PinwheelsLow Carb Carbalose Ham And Cheese Pinwheels. These pinwheels are good just plain but really shine with the addition of a pinch of Italian Dipping Oil ingredients. which are listed in the recipe.  These are easy to make, hard to stop eating, and that’s OK because they are so low carb and…they make a terrific snack for kids too. I suspect they might be better done on a sheet pan lined with a Silpat which is what I actually rolled the log on but Duh, it didn’t occur to me until after I had them in a 10″x10″ pan so I just went with the original plan so, you make that own call on that.  As I said these are very easy to make even though the ingredients list may look a little daunting so, at least give ’em a try.  If you have made either the Carbalose Bread or the Italian Parmesan Garlic Knots recipes, you will know what I am saying.

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Ham And Cheese Pinwheels
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Pinwheel Ingredients
  1. 1 C Carbalose Flour
  2. 1 T Wheat Gluten
  3. 2 T Coconut Flour
  4. 2 T Golden Flaxseed Meal
  5. ½ t Salt
  6. ⅛ t Guar Gum
  7. ⅛ t Xanthan Gum
  8. ½ t Dry Italian Dipping Ingredients (Optional)
  9. ½ C +2 T Warm Water
  10. ½ T Yeast
  11. ¼ t Sugar
  12. 2 T Olive Oil
  13. 3 Drops Liquid Sucralose
  14. 1 Egg
  15. ½ Lb Very Thinly Shredded Good Quality Dry Ham
  16. 4 Oz Shredded Swiss Cheese
  17. 2 T Parmesan Cheese (Again Optional)
  18. 2 t Butter (If Using Pan)
Dry Dipping Ingredients
  1. (Optional And You Will Have Lots Leftover For Tons Of Other Recipes)
  2. 1 T Dried Basil
  3. 1 T Garlic Powder
  4. 1 T Dried Thyme
  5. 1 T Dried Oregano
  6. 1 T Dried Rosemary
  7. 1 T Dried Marjoram
  8. 1½ t Black Pepper
  9. 1½ t Salt
  10. ½ t Red Pepper Flakes
Instructions
  1. Mix all dry dipping ingredients.
  2. Add 2 T hot tap water to flaxseed meal. Set aside 10 minutes to let it thicken.
  3. Bloom yeast & sugar in remaining ½ C warm water for 10 minutes or until foamy.
  4. Put first 8 ingredients in processor and pulse to blend.
  5. Add flaxseed and pulse to blend in.
  6. Add liquid Sucralose & olive oil to top of bloomed yeast and with machine running add to processor.
  7. Run processor for at least a minute and probably a little longer adding any additional water as needed a little at a time.
  8. You want to make sure there is enough water. Dough should hold together, have a loose consistency and should not be sticky on your hands. At this point the dough should have the same look and feel of regular bread.
  9. Form into a small square, put into a small un-greased container, and cover with film for about 20 minutes. No need to double this. As you can see, it does not have much yeast or sugar to rise because you don't need them to puff up like a balloon.
  10. Preheat oven to 400°.
  11. Roll dough (on your Silpat) to completely cover.
  12. Brush 1" egg wash around perimeter of dough
  13. Put down shredded ham and cover with Swiss cheese.
  14. Roll as tightly as you can to form a log.
  15. Now, starting at the center with both hands gently "pull" log to about 20".
  16. Gently Cut into 20-1" pinwheels. If you can't get your log to 20" then cut them a little less than 1".
  17. In buttered 10"x10" pan put in 4 rows of 5.
  18. If using a Silpat do the same.
  19. Sprinkle tops with Parmesan cheese if using.
  20. Bake panned pinwheels 30 minutes and a Silpat (easiest) 25 minutes.
  21. 2 Per Serving
  22. 10 Servings
  23. 158 Calories, 12.7g Protein, 10.5g Fat, 6.1g Carbs, 3.8g Fiber, 2.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you are going to use your Silpat, move your log to a cutting board to stretch and gently cut it then put pinwheels back onto Silpat to bake.
  2. Save the rest of your egg for something else.
  3. I used 2 oz. gruyere and 2 oz. raclette cheeses mixed (both are Swiss cheeses) and that's why the cheeses look different colors.
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Low Carb Carbalose Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Low Carb Carbalose Tomato Basil BruschettaLow Carb Carbalose Tomato Basil BruschettaLow Carb Carbalose Tomato Basil BruschettaLow Carb Carbalose Tomato Basil BruschettaLow Carb Carbalose Tomato Basil Bruschetta. This is my low carb version of Tomato Basil Bruschetta originally made by Julia Child and made famous in the movie Julie & Julia.  I can say that I never had Julia’s recipe but I have a pretty good imagination when it comes to what food might taste like and these are so seriously tasty as to boggle even my mind.

There are no fancy ingredients here except you will need a loaf of Carbalose Flour Bread.  In the movie the bread was fried (I assume in olive oil) and so is mine.  The color and evenness of frying is clearly evident as well as making it extremely crispy. You can use regular tomatoes which will weep a little as they marinate but the juices will not be used as only a hint of balsamic vinegar is needed anyway and that’s if you even decide to use it at all.  I originally made this a while ago and I didn’t have fresh basil.  When I buy fresh basil, and don’t use all of it, I douse it with olive oil and freeze for later use in a sauce of some kind.  So-I am showing both the old picture and the new one using fresh basil which I happen to have left over from making Green Beans Zucchini Basil Verde.  I’m not even sure balsamic vinegar is original to the recipe so leave it out if you wish. I didn’t use it in my first version and did the second time.  I personally think it’s better without it.  I also think it would be better to have mixed the basil in with the tomatoes but since I love to eat it fresh, I piled it on top.  Either way…

All my other Carbalose Recipes are listed at the bottom of the Carbalose Informational Page.

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Tomato Basil Bruschetta
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Pieces Carbalose Bread
  2. 3-4 T Olive Oil I Used 3 T Total But Don't Worry If You Have It Leftover (You Want It Fried)
  3. 1 Large Or 2 Small Seeded & Chopped Roma Tomatoes
  4. ½ t Crushed Garlic
  5. 1 t Balsamic Vinegar (Optional)
  6. ¼ t Salt
  7. 4-6 Leaves Basil Coarsely Chopped
Instructions
  1. Slowly fry bread in olive oil, drain allowing it to cool, & it will not take long.
  2. Dice tomato and put into a small bowl.
  3. Mix in garlic and vinegar if using.
  4. Spread tomatoes over toast, sprinkle with salt, and top with basil.
  5. 2 Servings
  6. 281 Calories, 6.6g Protein, 25.9g Fat, 11.8g Carbs, 5.4g Fiber, 6.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Nutritionals include 1 slice Carbalose bread.
  2. You can double or triple the recipe ad infinitum.
  3. You want to fry your bread to the color you see in the pictures making sure they are just normal sized thickness. Any thicker and they will not be completely crispy.
  4. I'm not kidding, this is as good as it looks.
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Low Carb Duck Rillettes

Low Carb Duck RillettesLow Carb Duck RillettesLow Carb Duck RillettesLow Carb Duck Rillettes. Some time ago I did a recipe for Pulled Pork Butter Rillettes and this is nearly, if not identical.  The ingredients are almost the same and so are the instructions.  Only the names have been changed “to protect the innocent”.  A couple days ago I tweeted out some pictures saying I was fixing a duck because I need more…duck fat for cooking.  To buy Duck Fat is about $13.50 for an 8 oz. jar (if the stuff is even in stock) and if I can get 2 cups of fat from one duck…well, you can see the advantages.  Literally, two jars of duck fat is more than I paid for the whole duck.  Not only do I get the duck skin candy and two meals from one duck, I also have enough fat (two cups) and meat to make this Duck Rillettes with fat left over. What’s not to like?  It really makes the 2 duck meals + the fat FREE, and I am all in when it comes to FREE.  So I hope you make this often as your meals are FREE.  The recipe is only ½ the amounts of the pork rillettes as you will not have 1 lb. of meat left after your duck dinner for two.  Take a good look at the picture of my fat in its container and you will readily see why D’artagnan calls it liquid gold.

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Duck Rillettes
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Ingredients
  1. 8 Oz. Duck Meat
  2. ¾ C Rendered & Melted Duck Fat (Divided)
  3. ¼ C Chicken Broth
  4. 5 Crushed Juniper Berries (I Used My Mortar & Pestle To Really Break These Up)
  5. 1 Bay Leaf
  6. 1 T Grated Shallot (Or Onion)
  7. ½ T Brandy
  8. ½ t Salt (More To Taste)
  9. ½ t Crushed Thyme (More To Taste)
  10. ¼ t Crushed Garlic
  11. ⅛ t Pepper
  12. ⅛ t Crushed Red Pepper
  13. Pinch Allspice
  14. Pinch Coriander
Instructions
  1. Chop or put duck in processor, pulse several times & put into mixing bowl. You don’t want mush but you do want to shorten the longer strands. I actually do a coarse chop and then hand pull it. Chopping is easiest and you won't need to clean your processor...one more time after cooking...and this is a good thing but...it will be a bit chunkier which is fine.
  2. On low heat put ½ C duck fat & then rest of ingredients into small skillet and simmer until the shallots/onions are pasty and it will not take long.
  3. Remove bay leaf.
  4. Add to duck meat and mix well.
  5. Divide and put into 2 ramekins leaving enough room to cover each with additional fat.
  6. Seal each ramekin with 2 T melted fat.
  7. Serve at room temperature.
  8. 4 Servings
  9. 619 Calories, 55.2g Fat, 14.1g Protein, .5g Carbs, 0g Fiber, .5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. For my chicken broth I use ¼ C water and 1 t chicken base.
  2. I know at the end of meal it is difficult to do much more than the dishes but if you pull your left over duck meat while it's warm it will make things easier all the way around.
  3. Duck fat does not solidify at room temperature so it is best to make sure the rillettes are refrigerator cold, spoon on the final layer of fat, and refrigerate again until ready for service.
  4. Always bring back to room temperature before eating.
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Low Carb Oysters Rockefeller

Low Carb Oysters RockefellerLow Carb Oysters RockefellerLow Carb Oysters Rockefeller.  This is the way I have made Oysters Rockefeller forever.  It is not traditional in some ways but it sure is good.  It may look right to you, but a few of the ingredients are not necessarily traditional in any…traditional way.  I use a lot of herbs & spices and have tons of small liquor bottles that are tucked away upstairs.  For many years I collected mini bottles from all over the country and at some point I was going to sell the collection when I ended up in Oregon which has some strange old laws, one of which is;  you can’t sell any bottle of liquor, no matter the size.  Something to do with trafficking illegal liquor and probably protecting liquor store operators. Yes, sadly, the only way to get liquor here is through a “state run” store which mean no “free enterprise” here either. But I digress.  I probably do have Pernod in a mini bottle but I have never used it and I sure didn’t want to fish it out of the attic just for this recipe and anyway, I also don’t drink the stuff.  If you blow up the picture you can see little flecks around the spinach and it’s ground anise seeds which are as close to licorice as I want to get.  I know the French love & make Pernod, and I do love & make lots of French food but hey, I’m not French and I just don’t like the stuff. Of course that yellow blob on top of each oyster is Hollandaise Sauce and you will need a recipe of it.

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Oysters Rockefeller
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Hollandaise Recipe
  2. 12 Large Oysters (I Gently Poached Mine In Water & Then Drained On A Paper Towel)
  3. 12 Oz Finely Chopped & Squeezed Spinach (Frozen Works Quite Well)
  4. ½ C Heavy Cream
  5. 4 Oz Grated Raclette Or Gruyere Cheese (Yes, Swiss Works But It Is Not As Tasty)
  6. ½ C Very Finely Chopped Onion
  7. 1 T Butter
  8. 1 t Chicken Base
  9. 1 t Ground Anise Seed (Optional)
  10. 2 T Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
  11. Salt & Pepper To Taste
Instructions
  1. Poach oysters in gently simmering water for about 30 seconds, turn and repeat. Drain
  2. Melt butter in sauce pan, add onions, and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add spinach, chicken base & heavy cream and reduce a little. Take off heat, add cheese, & mix thoroughly.
  4. If making whole recipe put spinach into an 8x8 baking dish, sprinkle with anise, nestle in the oysters, top with hollandaise and put under broiler until hollandaise just begins to brown slightly.
  5. If using Parmesan, sprinkle over hollandaise which will help keep it from browning.
  6. 4 Servings
  7. 403 Calories, 24.7g Protein, 27.1g Fat, 8.8g Carbs, 1.4g Fiber, 7.4g Net Carbs
  8. 6 Servings
  9. 269 Calories, 16.5g Protein, 18.1g Fat, 5.9g Carbs, .9g Fiber, 5.0g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. As you can see, little miss piggy ate three oysters but two would have been plenty enough.
  2. Surprisingly 2g carbs come from each oyster.
  3. You can sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese over the top but I rather like all my flavor coming from everything else in the recipe.
  4. Notice I did not broil my oysters when topped with the hollandaise. I simply do not like cooked hollandaise and it's your choice.
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Low Carb Carbalose Soft Pretzels

Low Carb Carbalose Soft PretzelsLow Carb Carbalose Soft PretzelsLow Carb Carbalose Soft PretzelsLow Carb Carbalose Soft Pretzels. There are quite a few recipes out there for soft pretzels made with all kinds of ingredients but these Carbalose Soft Pretzels are going to be the closest you get to the real deal.  I have also included a recipe for a delicious simple mustard dipping sauce and of course they can be eaten plain or with a plain spicy Dijon or German mustard. In my opinion, these are also a perfect low carb game day snack-and maybe…with a beer.  If you like these you may also like the Carbalose Italian Parmesan Garlic Knots.  Totally different but melt in your mouth good.  Sorry, I forgot to get a picture of the twisting but I’m guessing you know how to twist a rope.  As I look at the pretzels on the cooling rack I notice 3 are twisted one way and 3 the other way.  I think they call that being ambidextrous. My mother and I are both left-handed and she was ambidextrous too.

All my other Carbalose Recipes are listed at the bottom of the Carbalose Informational Page.

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Carbalose Soft Pretzels
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Pretzels
  1. 1¼ C Carbalose Flour***
  2. 2 T Wheat Gluten***
  3. 2 T Coconut Flour
  4. 2 T Golden Flaxseed Meal
  5. ½ t Salt
  6. ⅛ t Guar Gum
  7. ⅛ t Xanthan Gum
  8. ½ C +3 T Warm Water
  9. 1 T Yeast
  10. ½ t Sugar
  11. 2 T Melted Coconut Oil
  12. 3 Drops Liquid Sucralose
  13. ¼ C Water
  14. 1½ t Baking Soda
  15. Kosher Salt
Mustard Sauce
  1. 6 T Dijon Mustard
  2. 2 T Just Like Sugar Brown*** (Or Your Favorite Sweetener)
Instructions
  1. Bloom yeast & sugar in warm water for 10 minutes or until foamy.
  2. Put first 7 ingredients into food processor.
  3. Add liquid Sucralose & coconut oil to top of bloomed yeast and with machine running add to processor.
  4. Run processor for at least a minute and probably a little longer adding any additional water if/as needed 1 T at a time.
  5. You want to make sure there is enough water. Dough should hold together, have a loose consistency and should not be sticky on your hands. At this point the dough should have the same look and feel of regular bread.
  6. Form into a ball and put in un-greased bowl and cover with film for about 30 minutes until almost doubled.
  7. Divide dough into 6-2¼-2½ oz. pieces and form individual balls.
  8. Preheat oven to 425°.
  9. Working quickly take each ball and roll into a 9" rope. (See Picture) By the time they are all finished (resting) begin again and roll into 18” ropes.
  10. Shape ropes into a U on work table. Pick up ends, make a complete twist and bring around to bottom of U and secure. Place on sheet pan making sure they are shaped like a pretzel.
  11. Brush generously with soda water and sprinkle with Kosher salt.
  12. Allow to rise about 20 minutes and pop them into the oven until golden brown or about 14-15 minutes.
  13. 6 Servings
  14. 138 Calories, 9.3g Protein, 8.0g Fat, 13.2g Carbs, 7.9g Fiber, 5.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Don’t over salt your pretzels as the soda water will add a salty twang of its own but...if you like salty pretzels by all means go for it.
  2. The pretzels look a little wrinkly and that is perfectly normal.
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Low Carb Butter Fried Squid

Low Carb Butter Fried SquidLow Carb Butter Fried SquidLow Carb Butter Fried Squid (Calamari) tastes a whole lot better than it might sound.  It is infused with garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, and gobs of butter.  My husband and his brothers, forever made a game of trying to find the best fried calamari in the country.  There is a Thai Restaurant up around the corner from me on Fremont by the name of Tuk Tuk that in my opinion, serves the best calamari I have ever had.  On their menu it is called Salt & Pepper Calamari and it is served with lots of fresh green onion tops.  The problem now of course is that I would no longer eat breaded anything let alone calamari soooo…this is my go-to calamari dish now.  I personally happen to like the tentacles and my grocery store happens to sell them separately, but any combination of body/tentacles is fine.

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Butter Fried Squid (Calamari)
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Cleaned Squid Tentacles & Body Parts (Do Not Wash And Make Sure They Are Dry)
  2. 4 T Butter
  3. 1 C Green Onion Tops Cut about 2-2½" long
  4. 2 t Oyster Sauce (You Can Also Use Fish Sauce Or A Combination-I Happen To Have Oyster)
  5. 2 t Crushed Garlic
  6. 1 t Rice Vinegar
  7. ¾ t Powdered Ginger
  8. Salt & Pepper Only If Wanted/Needed
Instructions
  1. In hot pan melt butter adding garlic, vinegar & ginger, and sauté for 1 minute.
  2. Add squid & green onions and sauté, stirring constantly, for no more than 1-2 minutes. You DO NOT want to overcook them.
  3. 4 Servings
  4. 215 Calories, 18.2g Protein, 13.1g Fat, 4.9g Carbs, .8g Fiber, 4.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. No matter how dry and no matter the heat, the squid is going to give up it's liquid (liquor) and to take advantage of this it is best served in a bowl so you can get every last bit of it. Don't ever throw away any flavor.
  2. If you can get whole clean squid tubes you can cut them yourself into about ¾" pieces.
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Low Carb Fish Spread

Low Carb Fish SpreadLow Carb Fish Spread. More than likely any fish spread will be low carb and the best way to keep it this way is to eat it with vegetables rather than high carby crackers.  I do have a couple of good low carb cracker recipes on the site and the best one might be the Sour Cream & Chive Crackers.  If you feel particularly daring, you might also try it with toasted Carbalose Bread which has only 2.9g carbs per slice.

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Fish Spread
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb White Fish (Tilapia or Rockfish Work Very Well)
  2. 1 T Butter
  3. ½ Cup Mayo
  4. ½ C Sour Cream (Or Crème Fraiche)
  5. ⅓ C Lemon Juice
  6. ¼ C Minced Onion
  7. ¼ C Minced Green Onion Tops
  8. 1 Stalk Celery Minced
  9. 1 Tiny Jalapeno Pepper Seeded & Minced
  10. 1 T Horseradish Cream
  11. 2 t Tabasco Sauce
  12. 1½ t Dijon Mustard
  13. 1 t Paprika
  14. 1 t Liquid Smoke
  15. ½ t Worcestershire Sauce
  16. ½ t Salt
  17. Pepper To Taste
Instructions
  1. Cook fish in butter then cool and flake well like kind of mash it up including any butter you may have left over.
  2. Mix rest of ingredients, add macerated fish and refrigerate for at least several hours.
  3. Add pepper to taste.
  4. 8 Servings
  5. 144 Calories, 12.8g Protein, 9.4g Fat, 2.2g Carbs, .4g Fiber, 1.8g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Cold Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

Low Carb Cold Stuffed Jalapeño PeppersLow Carb Cold Stuffed Jalapeño PeppersLow Carb Cold Stuffed Jalapeño PeppersLow Carb Cold Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers come a little later. Nearly 40 years ago as a young lass of 27 in Denver CO, I was hired as the 1st woman trainee for management by Furr’s Cafeterias.  Now of course today, I know you are laughing yourselves silly but back in 1977 this was a big deal, I mean a huge deal.  It was 6 months of really intense training.  6 weeks with the first cook or “chef”  6 weeks in the bakery 6 in salads etc.  In case you are wondering yes, I did go on the be the 1st woman manager of what was at the time, the smallest cafeteria in the company in Arvada, CO.  They subsequently built a much larger Arvada store and mine was closed.  (Long after I had left)

I am here to tell you that not only did I learn to cook in a different way than I was used to but I also quickly learned the business side of a restaurant too.  Sadly, all but a handful of around 70 cafeterias have closed and those that are left are all in TX.  I think their Millionaire’s Pie is the only recipe they ever released and by the way, it was delicious & I used to loved it.

Meanwhile, back at the farm, these stuffed jalapeño peppers can be spicy unlike like their rather tame Baked Stuffed Jalapeño Pepper  cousins.  They are rawness at it’s best.  We used to make them at Furr’s and they sold like hotcakes.  If you don’t like hot then these may not be for you but put them out for a bunch of men, and sit back to watch the fireworks.  Men will make it a contest to see who can eat the most.  Think I’m kidding?  Try it.  You can control the heat a bit by by de-seeding but leaving the veiny innards and using chipotle powder, hot sauce or a combination.  As you can see to the left, jalapeño peppers are way down on the Scoville Heat Chart.

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Cold Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers
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Ingredients
  1. 4 Jalapeño Peppers Stems Off, Cut In Half, And Seeded & Deveined (Wear Gloves)
  2. 4 Oz. Grated Cheddar Cheese
  3. 2 Oz Room Temperature Cream Cheese
  4. 2 Oz Drained Pimentos
  5. 2 T Mayonnaise
  6. 1 T Butter
  7. 1 T Lime Juice
  8. 1 T Heavy Cream
  9. ⅛ t Salt (More To Taste)
  10. Ground Cumin
  11. Chipotle Powder (Optional But Really Good)
  12. Hot Sauce (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Beat cream cheese, butter, mayonnaise & lime juice.
  2. Blend in heavy cream.
  3. Add grated cheese, pimentos, & salt and mix well.
  4. Generously fill pepper halves & sprinkle on ground cumin.
  5. Refrigerate, but bring to room temperature before serving.
  6. 4 Servings
  7. 255 Calories, 8.5 g Protein, 23.8g Fat, 2.4g Carbs, .6g Fiber, 1.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I only had 3 peppers and as you can see I had enough to do 1 more.
  2. You can easily multiply this recipe as many times as you want.
  3. If you veined your peppers it will be a good idea to use a hot sauce as they can be pretty tame.
  4. What you see on the appetizer plate are mine sprinkled with not only cumin but also chipotle powder which imparts that smoky flavor that jalapeños are so famous for.
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Low Carb Poppy Seed Caviar

Low Carb Poppy Seed CaviarThis Low Carb Poppy Seed Caviar is absolutely to die for.  So, I’m in my local library the other day and they have a section up front called “your lucky day” where they have relatively newer titled books which you can check out for three weeks but…you cannot renew them.  I usually do some pretty heavy non-fiction reading so finding a picture book was kind of fun.  I glanced at a book called The Art Of The Cheese Plate and silly me, I took such a small glance at the cover and I immediately thought “charcuterie” which of course it is/was not.  Since I do make a lot of charcuterie for myself I checked it out.  When I got home to look at my “picture” book of course it turns out to be about cheeses from around the world paired with all kinds of other foods and sauces.

This particular recipe was the only one that jumped out at me as I thought perhaps I could make it low carb. This is a picture from the book and the caviar is center left and is that tiny little dark blob under a beautiful dragon fruit chip.

 

Low Carb Poppy Seed CaviarI have to say that the only thing I could think to do with it was put it atop a wheel of brie cheese and that is what I did with it. Give me a little more time and maybe I can come up with something else.

 

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Poppy Seed Caviar
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Ingredients
  1. ½ C Poppy Seeds
  2. 1½ C Water
  3. ½ C Heavy Cream
  4. ¼ t Orange Extract
  5. 3 Drops Liquid Sucralose (Or Sweetener Of Choice)
  6. Pinch Salt
  7. ½ t Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Put heat to medium-low, add water & poppy seeds to pan and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat, cover 15 minutes and then repeat one time. If you need to add more water after the first simmer-do so and I did.
  2. Drain poppy seeds into fine holed strainer and add back to pan.
  3. To poppy seeds add heavy cream, orange extract, sucralose, and salt and again on medium-low reduce to almost a paste. Do not try to do it quickly or your cream may separate.
  4. Remove from heat, mix in vanilla extract and refrigerate.
  5. 8 Servings
  6. 106 Calories, 1.6g Protein, 9.9g Fat, 2.1g Carbs, .9g Fiber, 1.2g Net Carbs
  7. 16 Servings
  8. 53 Calories, .8g Protein, 5.0g Fat, 1.1g Carbs, .5g Fiber, .6g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. As I said above I would put this on top of a brie wheel and of course you can eat it with any cheese. If you do decide to use it on a soft meltable cheese it should easily do 16 appetizer wedges.
  2. In my picture, for testing purposes, I made ½ an order and in my opinion I reduced the cream a bit too much but it does look like the book’s picture, so use your intuition on this one.
  3. I did taste mine with a spoon and it is good. You barely get the flavors of orange, vanilla with a hint of sweetness.
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Low Carb Seafood Ceviche

Low Carb Seafood CevicheLow Carb Seafood CevicheLow Carb Seafood CevicheLow Carb Seafood Ceviche. Pronounced sa vee chay or sa vee chee and even sa-beachy.  No matter how you pronounce it, this is a really good, clean, fresh food.  Every time I see ceviche on a menu, which is not all that often, I order it and it is never the same twice as so many different combinations of seafood can be used.  Food lore says it originally came from Spain to Ecuador or Peru but from wherever, as I said, it is really good.

It is most often made with shrimp but I am using more than several different seafoods here because when I was visiting my brother in NC we ate in a restaurant that served it this way…and this is as close to that recipe as I can get.  The secrets to making cerviche are:  Cutting the seafood pieces pretty close to the same size, not letting it “cook” in the marinade any longer that 30 minutes as it will turn the seafood either rubbery (the shrimp) or mushy, (the fish) and blending in the vegetables just before serving.  And please, if you are going to go to the cost and trouble of making this with anything other than shrimp, which works quite well, buy fresh fish and make the dish the same day if possible.  One of the reasons I like using a little crab in my cerviche is its ability to help bind everything together as you see in the picture.  You can see my now famous 30 yr. old tuna can (PVC pipe works well too) for my molding and anyway you present it is OK.  A little Crème Fraîche would be good as well and if coconut cream trips any triggers you would like Fijian Ceviche as well.

You are going to get a great mixture of not only flavors but also textures.  The wonderful feel of firmed fish and the crunch of vegetables.  This can be a complete meal if desired and I have given the nutritionals as an appetizer and dinner.  This is a picture of cerviche served as soup and eaten with a spoon.  Directions for the soup are in the notes below.

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Seafood Cerviche
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Ingredients
  1. ¼ Lb. Each Halibut, Shrimp, Large Scallops, & Crab (Your Crab Will Already Be Cooked)
  2. ½ C Lime Juice
  3. 1 Small Avocado Cubed Into ½” Pieces
  4. 1 Small Jalapeno Diced Very Small
  5. ½ Small Diced Tomato (I Use Regular Tomatoes Because I Like The Bit Of Juice I Get)
  6. ½ C Seeded Cucumber Diced Small
  7. ½ C Small Diced Orange Pepper
  8. ¼ C Small Diced Purple Onion
  9. ¼ C Celery
  10. ¼ C Minced Green Onion Tops
  11. 2 T Very Finely Chopped Cilantro
  12. 1 T Olive Oil
  13. 1 Lemon (Wedged And Served To The Side)
  14. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut halibut into ½” cubes, depending on size cut shrimp into 3 or 4 sections and quarter the scallops. The idea is to have all seafood close to the same size and vegetables a bit smaller.
  2. Put seafood into glass or stainless bowl, mix in lime juice and let sit 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Drain lime juice unless making the soup version.
  3. Meanwhile cut all vegetables, ending with avocado and put into another bowl. Add Crab, olive oil and blend.
  4. Mix vegetables into seafood and let sit 5 minutes. Taste and salt & pepper as wanted.
  5. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions. If using a mold placed on serving dish and making sure the lime juice has been left in the bowl and mold it pressing down firmly. Gently lift the ring off and go on to the next one.
  6. If serving in some kind of glass container it is not necessary to drain lime juice and a martini glass makes a very nice presentation as does any bed of lettuce.
  7. Serve with a wedge of lemon.
  8. 8 Servings as an appetizer
  9. 101 Calories, 11.25g Protein, 4.2g Fat, 3.1g Carbs, 1.2g Fiber, 1.9g Net Carbs
  10. 4 Servings as an entrée
  11. 202 Calories, 22.5g Protein, 6.4g g Fat, 6.1g Carbs, 2.4g Fiber, 3.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you want to serve this in a cocktail glass you do not need to drain the liquid. If molding, the way I did it, it needs to be drained so the ingredients will “stick” together and hold their form. Some places even serve this quite soup-like as a good hangover cure. That’s probably on a beach someplace where it’s party time any time. If you decide to make this as a soup, (see picture) you can skip the jalapeno and add spicy tomato juice to it or...leave in the jalapeno and add some diced or crushed tomatoes...or put half of the vegetables in your blender and puree to desired consistency.
  2. If you’re feeling a bit frisky you can add a few squid rings too.
  3. Crab is NOT marinated in the citrus. I used Dungeness crab as it is what’s abundant here in the Pacific NW. Good quality canned crab is fine and just be sure to drain it. I don’t use it but I also think imitation crab would work as well.
  4. If you like the flavor of orange with seafood but do not want to use orange juice as the acid add ¼ t orange extract to lime juice.
  5. I have had Cerviche with garlic in it and didn’t like it. If I am going to eat the expensive ingredients in this dish I want to be able to taste them.
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Low Carb Pico de Gallo

Low Carb Pico de GalloLow Carb Pico de GalloLow Carb Pico de Gallo. You know, I have made Pico de Gallo for many years and of course it is low carb all by itself.  Didn’t occur to me to make a post about it…until now.  You can’t just pig out on it (it’s so easy) but as a ¼ C garnish-condiment with just about anything, it is terrific.  Pico de gallo can be a somewhat subjective taste so if you want to adjust to your tastes be my guest.  The flavors I use are the way I happen to like it balanced.  Very good served as a side with Chicken Enchiladas and Spanish Rice for an authentic Mexican dinner.

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Pico de Gallo
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Roma Tomatoes
  2. ½ C Minced Red Onion
  3. ½ C Chopped Cilantro
  4. 1 Lime Juiced
  5. 1-2 Jalapeno Peppers (To Taste)
  6. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  7. ½ t Salt
Instructions
  1. Finely chop tomatoes, red onion, and jalapeno peppers and put into a bowl.
  2. Squeeze in lime juice, add garlic, sprinkle in salt add chopped cilantro, mix thoroughly, and refrigerate for at least an hour, allowing flavors to mix.
  3. 8 Servings
  4. 27 Calories, .6g Fat, .7g Protein, 5.2g Carbs, .8g Fiber, 4.4g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Creamy Avocado Dip

Low Carb Creamy Avocado DipLow Carb Creamy Avocado Dip.  There are many Creamy Avocado Dip recipes everywhere and this is only my version.  The secret to any creamy dip, in my opinion, is a good stick blender.  By good I mean my Maxim Maxi Mix (made in Italy) which I have had forever & is nearly 35 years old (it was my mom’s) and which I use for tons of recipes on this site.  You know how you hear old fogies like me say “they don’t make ‘em like they used to”?  Well, this is a case in point.  Mine is so old…I couldn’t find one to buy about 5 years ago when the cord became too frayed to use so I spent a fortune having a new cord put on it. It’s so old…I couldn’t find a picture of one so what you see is my old antique.  It’s so old…you can’t read the label anymore. It’s so old… it wasn’t made in China, Korea, or Bangladesh.  It’s so old it was called an electronic processor.  In a Chicago Tribune Article from 1982 it says the original price was $60. and I am here to tell you that was a lot of money in those days.  The article says 3 sticks were tested and mine came in 3rd.  I cannot imagine how good the other two were and I cannot imagine life without it.  The article alone is worth the look-see at the holiday (Christmas) advertising and 1982 sure seems like the good ole days to me.  I am here is say this is a trip down memory lane, at least for me and just think-this was all long before Al Gore invented the internet.  Not only is the article quite interesting the whole newspaper from December 16, 1982 is there and since it was around Christmas there are also tons of recipes and good grief look at the prices of food.

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Creamy Avocado Dip
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Large Avocado
  2. ¼ C Sour Cream (Could Also Use Yogurt)
  3. ¼ C Chopped Cilantro
  4. ¼ C Minced Red Onion
  5. 2 T Minced Green Onions
  6. T Minced Pickled Jalapeno Peppers
  7. 1 T Lime Juice
  8. 1 t Chili Powder
  9. ½ t Crushed Garlic
  10. ¼ t Salt
Instructions
  1. Seed, scoop out avocado pulp and put into small metal mixing bowl.
  2. Dump rest of ingredients on top of avocado.
  3. Using a stick blender, blend until silky smooth. If you don’t have one use your processor but I guarantee the stick blender is the best tool for this job.
  4. Serve with cucumber coins, jicama sticks, red or yellow pepper chips, radish rounds, carrots, etc.
  5. 4 Servings
  6. 110 Calories, 1.5g Protein, 6.2g Carbs, 3.6g Fiber, 2.6g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. This recipe will easily double or triple.
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Low Carb Bacon Jam

Low Carb Bacon JamLow Carb Bacon Jam.  Kind of congers up some kind of sweet stuff you put on toast which is certainly something you can do but its highest and best use is as a condiment. It will accompany almost any meat or vegetable and is fabulous on a baked brie cheese wheel.  In the old days (before diabetes) I would wrap a brie wheel in puff pastry and today it seems kinda stupid.  This is so good why would you need the addition of puff pastry…with anything?

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Bacon Jam
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Ingredients
  1. ¾ Lb Bacon
  2. 1 Medium Yellow Onion
  3. ⅓ C Coffee
  4. 1-2 T Just Like Sugar Brown
  5. ¼ C Apple Cider Vinegar
  6. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  7. 1 t Liquid Smoke
Instructions
  1. Cut bacon into1" pieces and gently fry until beginning to crisp. In this case you do not really need super crispy bacon. Leaving grease in pan, set bacon aside. You can certainly leave all the grease in this jam (I do) but if you wish, drain some of the grease leaving 2-3T in pan.
  2. Chop onion to about ¾-1" pieces and caramelized slowly in bacon grease. It doesn't matter the size as they will be pulsed later in your processor.
  3. Add back bacon and rest of ingredients and slowly simmer until thick and jam-like. It will also thicken as it cools.
  4. Let cool and pulse in processor. This is suppose to be a little chunky-not a smooth paste so use your own judgement as to how much chunkiness you want.
  5. 8 Servings
  6. 198 Calories, 4.9g Protein, 1.7g Carbs .3g Fiber 1.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. A little secret. If you decide to put it atop brie you don't need to bake it. Just pop it in the microwave until the cheese begins to melt and it will not take long.
  2. Fabulous over cream cheese or just eaten with a spoon.
  3. Recipe makes about 1½ cups or about 3 T per person. Trust me this stuff is so rich and fatty you'll be hard pressed to eat this much at one time.
  4. I can think of 8 different ways and tastes to make this and I hope you can come up with your own favorite flavors. I may put up a couple of them over the next several months.
  5. Personally I'm not sure this needs any Just Like Sugar so please taste before adding any.
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Low Carb Tahini Dip

Low Carb Tahini DipLow Carb Tahini Dip. I’m not sure about you, but I can and do eat tahini with a spoon, you know, kind of like you can eat peanut butter or almond butter with a spoon and this tahini dip is no different.  It is very garlicy and lemony. The perfect dipping equipment would be a crudite which would include cucumber coins and red, yellow, and orange pepper chips.  This couldn’t be much easier to make and can be a great last minute appetizer for company.

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Tahini Dip
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Tahini
  2. ¼ C Lemon Juice
  3. 2 T Water + More As Needed
  4. 1½ T Crushed Garlic
  5. ¼ t Dried Oregano
  6. ½ Medium Tomato Diced Small
  7. ¼ Small Onion Minced
  8. Salt & Pepper To Taste (If Needed)
Instructions
  1. Process tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and water in a food processor; transfer to a plate or bowl.
  2. Mix oregano, tomato, and onion in a bowl and spoon over dip.
  3. 6 Servings
  4. 251 Calories, 7.2g Protein, 10.2g Carbs, 4.0g Fiber, 6.2g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. An interesting thing about tahini. It has lots of carbs but is also high in fiber. I use Organic Once Again brand tahini and for 2 T the label says 4g carbs and 4g fiber which would seem to make it a zero sum carb food yet in my nutritional calculator it comes out with lots more carbs than fiber and I am unable to specify the actual tahini brand.
  2. I do know this: Tahini is one of healthiest things you can eat.
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Low Carb Zippy Clam Dip

Low Carb Zippy Clam DipLow Carb Zippy Clam DipLow Carb Zippy Clam DipLow Carb Zippy Clam DipLow Carb Zippy Clam Dip. I don’t know about you but if I am going to have clam dip I sure as heck want it Zippy Clam Dip and to have it taste strongly like clams.  This recipe is both.  If you are making it for company then it might be a good idea to serve some kind of crackers along with your crudités and these Sour Cream & Chive Crackers will fill the bill very well but for me pork rinds have become my go-to dip partner.  If you seriously want to go nuts then serve it with cold shelled shrimp for that “seafood overload” feeling and it is seriously good. I’ve shown a picture of the left over clam juice because it is so good to drink and you get a LOT of juice.

Now I’ve seen recipes that include chopped bell red peppers but since you may be using pepper chips I would skip them in the dip and Lord knows I love, love, love bacon and I have also seen and tasted it in clam dip, but as I said I want to be able to actually taste clams and this recipe allows it.  This is best left in the refrigerator over night (yeah, right) but it will be better if ya do.  Taste & add salt only if necessary as depending on the reserved juice used, it can be salty on its own.

Low Carb CruditesCrudités vegetables can include about anything you want.  I would not use broccoli or cauliflower with this as they can be a little overpowering but otherwise about anything else you like will work.  I like thinly sliced carrot and cucumber coins, celery sticks, sliced radishes, snap peas, fennel leaves, endive leaves, cherry tomato halves, mushrooms, jicama sticks, pepper chips and even asparagus spears.  If and when you have any leftovers you can just include them in a salad and to fancy things up a little put your dip in a hollowed out cabbage or yellow or orange pepper.  Unless you are trying to impress people or feeding an army you won’t, in 1,000 years use all the listed vegetables so just choose your favorites and have fun.

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Zippy Clam Dip
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Ingredients
  1. 8 Oz Softened Cream Cheese
  2. 2 T Sour Cream
  3. 3 Cans Drained Chopped Clams (Reserve Liquor)
  4. 2 T Lemon Juice
  5. 1½ t Worcestershire Sauce
  6. 1 t Horseradish Cream Or
  7. ½ t Crushed Garlic Or Both
  8. ¼ t Chipotle Pepper
Instructions
  1. Cream the 2 creams, add rest of ingredients and mix well. Add clam liquor 1 T at a time until desired consistency. Start with 1 T and add from there.
  2. Refrigerate.
  3. 6 Servings
  4. 108 Calories, 6.2g Protein, 8.1g Fat, 2.4g Carbs, 0g Fiber 2.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You are going to have clam juice leftover and good grief don't throw it down the drain. I put it in a glass and throw it down my throat. It is super good.
  2. Now, if you want it more zippy than it is please, add more or less of the spices YOU like. As you can see I not only used chipotle pepper in the dip, I also added it to the top.
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Low Carb Kashke Bademjan

Low Carb Kashk-e-BademjanLow Carb Kashke Bademjan.  I had been talking to my daughter-in-law, who lives in Dubai, on the last day of the year and of course the talk inevitably gets to food. She asked me if I had ever had Kashk-e-Bademjan which is a Persian (Iranian) eggplant-onion dish and my answer was no. I don’t have any idea how countries around the world come up with some of the eggplant dishes they do but I can say this: Some of them are doozies and this is one of them. I must say it is about the ugliest dish imaginable but it also one of the tastiest too. It is all but impossible to tell the onion mixture on top from the mashed eggplant & onion mixture on the bottom and the only redeeming visual is the Yogurt on top. Since it was an experiment and I hadn’t made it before, I have changed the recipe to reflect the easy way to make it since it all looks the same color anyway. But…don’t let the picture fool you, this stuff is terrific. It would of course normally be scooped with a flatbread or Naan and as an appetizer you can savor each little bite with a fork. Enjoy.

Dubai FireI didn’t get to finish my conversation with Tatyana as she started screaming and saying I have to go, I have to go. Well, we all know why now. It had just come on the news that a hotel in Dubai was ablaze. Unbelievably no one was killed but I got just enough information from her to do this recipe.

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Kashk-e-Bademjan
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Ingredients
  1. ¼ C Olive Oil
  2. 1 Very Large Eggplant
  3. 1 Medium Slivered Onion
  4. 1 t Turmeric
  5. 1 T Crushed Garlic
  6. 1 T Dried Mint (Spearmint)
  7. Salt
  8. Pepper
  9. 4 T Full Fat Yogurt (Or Lebna)
  10. 2 T Parsley
Instructions
  1. Heat oil on medium, peel and cube eggplant, cover & cook until soft, mixing occasionally.
  2. Leaving as much oil as possible, remove the eggplant to a bowl and mash. You don’t want it smooth but just chunky and well mashed.
  3. Turn heat to low, add the onions and cook until they just begin to caramelize.
  4. Add the turmeric & mix.
  5. Move the onions to the side, add the garlic, cook a minute or so & incorporate into the onions.
  6. With onion mixture still to the side and the pan off heat, add the mint & stir until soft. Not long maybe a minute.
  7. Add mashed eggplant back to onions and mix thoroughly.
  8. Top with yogurt.
  9. Serve warm.
  10. 6 Servings
  11. 117 Calories, 1.5g Protein, 7.4g Carbs, 2.4g Fiber, 5.0g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you have worked with turmeric you know that if you get it on anything you have a stain for life so be very careful with it.
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Low Carb Chicken Nachos

Low Carb Chicken NachosLow Carb Chicken Nachos.  OK, the thought of Chicken Nachos just makes my mouth water but since I can’t eat regular tortilla chips anymore this is how I do it now.  You can either make my Carbalose Flour Tortillas chips or…use everything listed in the recipe below, forget the tortilla chips and cover red, yellow, and orange pepper chips or…you can even forget the pepper chips and eat it with a fork.  Chips are only used as a conveyance mechanism anyway and with the invention of the fork you don’t need chips.  I am using pulled chicken as my base but certainly Pulled Pork  would work and so would ground beef.  I like pulled meats because they have so much more SURFACE AREA and the cheese sauce can get into more of those nooks & crannies. So have a good time with this and top it as you wish.

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Chicken Nachos
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Ingredients
  1. Queso
  2. 1 C Heavy Cream
  3. ½ C Salsa (Your Choice-I Use Pace Picante Or Fresh Tomatoes)
  4. ¾ t Paprika
  5. ¼ t Chipotle Powder
  6. 8 Oz Cheddar Cheese Or Cheese Of Choice
  7. Other
  8. Meat From One Pulled Chicken
  9. 1 C Diced Tomatoes
  10. ½ C Minced Onions
  11. ½ C Chopped Pickled Jalapeno Peppers
  12. ½ C Sour Cream
  13. ¼ C Green Onion Tops
  14. 1 C Guacamole
Instructions
  1. Queso
  2. Begin heating cream and reduce slightly.
  3. Add rest of ingredients down to cheese and reduce slightly again.
  4. Remove from heat, add cheese and stir until melted.
  5. Plate
  6. Chicken on plate and drizzled with queso.
  7. Sprinkle with onions, tomatoes and jalapenos.
  8. Top each plate with 2 T. sour cream, ¼ C guacamole and sprinkle with green onions.
  9. 4 Servings
  10. 728 Calories, 44.6g Protein, 69.9g Fat, 11.2g Carbs 4.2g Fiber 7.0g Net Carbs
  11. 6 Servings
  12. 485 Calories, 429.8g Protein, 46.6g Fat, 7.4g Carbs 2.8g Fiber 4.6g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. As you can see I didn't have an avocado to make guacamole so I went without. If you don't want to make your own I have seen it ready-made in the grocery store.
  2. Nutritional info includes all ingredients.
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Low Carb Fried Okra Sticks

Low Carb Fried Okra SticksLow Carb Fried Okra SticksLow Carb Fried Okra Sticks? What? Yes, and they are not only good they can also be extremely functional.  This isn’t so much a recipe as a how to do it.  The secret to these is to get them just this side of burned and I mean dark, dark.  They are of course good anyway but the darker the better as they get very crispy and can be used to scoop things like Baba Ganoush or Caramelized Onion Dip or… you can eat them like french fries.

Purple OkraSeveral months ago I visited my brother and sister-in-law on their farm in VA and as you could imagine they have a HUGE garden.  One of the things they grow is okra.  Not the stubby ones you might (if you are lucky) see in a grocery, but big long, both green and purple ones-some 5-6 inches long.  Wendy then proceeded to cut them in the traditional 1″ rounds and fried them in olive oil (just for me).  She didn’t just saute them-she fried them until they were blackened and super crispy.  She fried tons of ’em and I ate ’em all.  No salt, no pepper, just plain.  I was on the phone with her a couple of weeks ago and she suggested I try cutting them lengthwise.  Being the skeptic I am, I scoffed at the idea and then bit the bullet and tried it.  Well, this is the result.

Most people think of okra as slimy and indeed they can be but fixed in this fashion they are anything but.  Now unless you shop the farmers markets these puppies are hard to find fresh and I am using the whole frozen stubby green ones.  As you can see from the picture I fried them in very shallow olive oil and had to turn them several times but the next time I am going to deep fry them in tallow. Now doesn’t that sound good?  If you look at the blown up picture on the stove don’t pay attention to the spattered olive oil, it’s only a figment of your imagination.  Hint:  No it isn’t and that’s why I will be trying to deep fry them the next time.

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Fried Okra Sticks
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Frozen Whole Okra (Fresh Is Always Best)
  2. ¼ C Olive Oil (Can Of Course Use Tallow Or Lard)
Instructions
  1. Barely cut the heads off okra and slice down center lengthwise.
  2. Heat oil in large saute pan, lay okra cut side down and fry until very, and I mean very dark brown. They should actually look burned but they won't be.
  3. Turn and repeat.
  4. You will have to then repeat frying process as they will not all fit at one time.
  5. 4 Servings
  6. 65 Calories, 2.2g Protein, 8.0g Carbs, 1.7gFiber, 6.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I have only included 1 T of olive oil in the nutritionals because almost none of it will be absorbed.
  2. If using frozen cut okra and I do, it is really good sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
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Low Carb Pulled Pork Butter Rillettes

Low Carb Pulled Pork Butter RillettesLow Carb Pulled Pork Butter Rillettes.  Ca you believe this started as potted meat and as lowly French peasant food? All I gotta say is the French know how to eat and I don’t care how it started. The biggest difference between a pâté and a rillettes is texture plus it needs to be served at room temperature to really savor the fat completely. Once you make this I think you will make it again & again.  Many people sort of cringe when they think about eating lard but here is a question; you eat bacon don’t you?  Bacon is lard laced with a little meat and in my world lard is not only good, it is good for you.  My problem with this dish is what to eat it with/on.  Traditionally rillettes is smeared on toast points and more likely on rustic French bread. I don’t have a good suggestion here except to eat it with a fork and yep, that’s what I do.  Every once is awhile I splurge and eat it on my Carbalose Bread. Since I make this with Pulled Pork instead of with pork belly I don’t often end up with enough lard but since I render my own anyway, I always have it on hand. You can’t go with less in this recipe so for Pete’s sake buy some (real) Lard or render your own as it so easy and actually much less expensive.  I do get the broth from my own pulled pork so if you don’t do your own, you can use a little chicken broth.  This has got to be the ultimate LCHF recipe on this site. If, by chance you prefer duck, here is the recipe for Duck Rillettes.

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Pulled Pork Butter Rillettes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Pulled Pork
  2. 1½ C Rendered & Melted Pork Fat (Divided)
  3. ½ C Pork Broth (Chicken Broth Will Work As Well)
  4. 4 Crushed To Powder Juniper Berries (I Use My Mortar & Pestle)
  5. 2 Bay Leaves
  6. 2 T Grated Shallot (Or Onion)
  7. 1 T Brandy
  8. ¾ t Salt (More To Taste)
  9. ¾ t Crushed Thyme (More To Taste)
  10. ½ t Crushed Garlic
  11. ¼ t Pepper
  12. ¼ t Crushed Red Pepper
  13. ⅛ t Allspice
  14. ⅛ t Coriander
Instructions
  1. Chop or put pork in processor, pulse several times & put into mixing bowl. You don’t want mush but you do want to shorten the longer strands. Chopping is easiest and you won't need to clean your processor...one more time after cooking...and this is a good thing but...it will be a bit chunkier.
  2. On low heat put 1 C pork fat & then rest of ingredients into small skillet and cook until the onions are pasty and it will not take long.
  3. Remove Bay Leaves.
  4. Add to pork and mix well.
  5. Divide and put into 4 ramekins leaving enough room to cover each with additional fat.
  6. Seal each ramekin with 2 T melted fat.
  7. Serve at room temperature.
  8. 8 Servings
  9. 619 Calories, 55.2g Fat, 14.1g Protein, .5g Carbs, 0g Fiber, .5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. After sealing with fat it should easily last a week or two in the refrigerator…but I doubt you would leave it alone that long.
  2. Don’t think you can make a meal of this as the satiety level is very high due to the great amount of fat...and there will be those of you who try because it is that good.
  3. Wrapped and frozen works quite well but remember to bring to room temperature before serving.
  4. If you opt to use chicken broth use ½ C water and 1-2 t chicken base.
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Low Carb Salmon Cakes & Tartar Sauce

Low Carb Salmon Cakes & Tartar SauceSalmon Cake & AsparagusLow Carb Salmon Cakes & Tartar Sauce and what better place to put  some spinach, maybe a slice of tomato, an egg, & a side of asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce? If you want to make these plain (and there is nothing plain about them) you might want the recipe for Tartar Sauce

Muffin RingsIf you have ring molds they will certainly help in the making of these as anyone who has ever tried to form a seafood cake will attest -they fall apart very easily.  I personally do not have these molds but I do have really old larger tuna cans that I have used for years and if you buy rings you will probably find other ways to use them as well. (Think eggs). But you can certainly make 8 & serve 2 each as the smaller cakes are easier to deal with. Norpro makes a set of 4-3½” muffin rings for somewhere around $7-8.  They will make life easier and here is a place to get more Ring Molds than you ever thought possible.

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Salmon Cakes & Tartar Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Salmon
  2. 1 Egg
  3. ⅓ C Crushed Pork Rinds***
  4. ⅓ C Mayonnaise
  5. ⅓ C Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  6. ⅓ C Tiny Diced Onions
  7. ⅓ C Thinly Sliced Green Onion Tops
  8. 3 T Lemon Juice
  9. ¼ t Garlic Powder
  10. ½ t Cajun Spice
  11. ½ t Salt
  12. 1½ C Crushed Pork Rinds***
  13. 3 T Butter
Instructions
  1. Combine egg, mayonnaise, ⅓ C pork rinds, mozzarella, onions, garlic powder, cajun spice, salt, and lemon juice.
  2. Fold in flaked salmon.
  3. Gently form salmon cakes and put into pork skins. Do not try to turn them as they fall apart easily. Just take more skins and gently press onto the tops.
  4. If, and I mean if, you have egg rings this is a time to use them.
  5. Lightly butter rings and place one in pork skins. fill ring & sprinkle more skins on top. Repeat.
  6. I actually do not have rings because way back when, I started saving tuna cans and that is what I use.
  7. Place salmon cakes in butter, cook 6-7 minutes, remove rings, flip gently, and cook another 6-7 minutes. You want your cakes to be nice & crispy, and golden brown & delicious.
  8. Serve with tartar sauce and a wedge of lemon.
  9. 4 Servings
  10. 544 Calories, 31.5g Protein, 45.2g Fat 2.9g Carbs, .5g Fiber, 2.4g Net Carbs
  11. 8 Servings
  12. 272 Calories, 15.8g Protein, 22.6g Fat 1.5g Carbs, .3g Fiber, 1.2g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. These may be served as a main course or as an appetizer and I have given the nutritionals for both. If you have your own favorite Remoulade then feel free.
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Low Carb Caramelized Onion Dip

Low Carb Caramelized Onion DipLow Carb Caramelized Onion DipLow Carb Caramelized Onion Dip. I had been buying a Caramelized Onion Dip from my local New Seasons Market for many years and at $8.00/lb I thought maybe I should just start making it myself. Kept testing amounts and this recipe pretty well nails it. Now I will say they used shallots but who in heaven’s name could afford as many shallots as it would take to make this? I do use shallots for many things and by themselves, in comparison to the taste of onions, there is a definite difference but I can’t tell it in this recipe.  Anyone who tells you that you can caramelize onions in 10-15 minutes is full of it. You can’t & don’t try it.  The onions in the pan were done properly in about 45-50 minutes.  This is also terrific served atop a simple sautéed chicken breast.

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Caramelized Onion Dip
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Large Onions Peeled & Sliced Thinly Then Quarter Round Slices
  2. 2 T Olive Oil
  3. 1 T Butter
  4. ½ C Sour Cream
  5. ⅓ C Mayo
  6. 2 t Lemon Juice
  7. ¾ t Crushed Dried Thyme
  8. ¼ t Garlic Powder
  9. ¼ t Salt
  10. ¼ t Pepper
Instructions
  1. Put butter & olive oil in a large pan over low heat and add sliced onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are a dark caramel color or about 45-60 minutes. It is very important to do this slowly so you don’t scorch the onions so have patience with the process.
  2. Cool onions.
  3. In medium bowl, mix rest of ingredients thoroughly then add in cooled onions.
  4. 24 Servings 2 t Each Serving
  5. 45 Calories, .2g Protein, 5.5g Fat, 1.1g Carbs, .2g Fiber, .9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Your onions are best sliced on a mandoline so that they are all of an even thickness and thinly sliced.
  2. Serve with you favorite vegetables and as you can see I use pork rinds which is, in my opinion, the best thing anyway, with sliced vegetables coming in only a close second.
  3. If you are able to tolerate a couple more carbs then I might suggest Blue Diamond Country Ranch Rice Crackers with this. If you eat just 4 crackers it only adds 5.5g net carbs and with 2 t of dip on each cracker, & used as an appetizer, they are very filling.
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Low Carb Sweet And Spicy Asian Chicken Wings

Low Carb Sweet And Spicy Asian Chicken WingsLow Carb Sweet And Spicy Asian Chicken Wings are the second wings recipe on the site and they are so good I had to share them.  I don’t design paleo dishes but sometimes they just turn out that way. Since moving to Portland, OR I had come to love Asian food of just about any kind but then that diabetes stuff just stepped in and stopped me until I found better ways to fix them.  Unfortunately, most Asian foods are laden with sugar…but not these.

You could make these as boneless wings with cut up thigh meat but I think part of the charm of wings is the slower eating with the bones in tack and anyway, too much of our meats come without bones.  The sauce will not be thick since there is no sugar in it so serve it to the side and dip your wings.  Use them as an appetizer and make a complete Asian dinner with a small Thai Salad/Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce & Crab Rangoon Bundles/Asian Drizzle

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Sweet & Spicy Aisian Chicken Wings
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Ingredients
  1. 3 Lbs Chicken Wings At Room Temperature
  2. ¼ C Tamari Sauce
  3. ¼ C Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. 2 T Lemon Juice
  5. 2 T Just Like Sugar Brown
  6. 2 T Green Onion Tops
  7. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  8. 1 t Dried Ginger
  9. ¼ t Crushed Red Pepper
  10. Cilantro For Garnish
  11. Green Onions For Garnish
Instructions
  1. Except wings, mix all ingredients well.
  2. Put wings in large freezer bag, add liquids, shake well, marinate for several hours, and turning occasionally.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°.
  4. Line ½ sheet pan with foil & put down the wings.
  5. Bake 45-60 minutes.
  6. Heat drippings and use for dipping.
  7. Garnish with cilantro & green onions.
  8. 4 Servings
  9. 454 Calories, 42.9g Protein, 29.7g Fat, 1.8g Carbs, .4g Fiber, 1.4g Net Carbs
  10. 6 Servings
  11. 302 Calories, 28.6g Protein, 19.8g Fat, 1.2g Carbs, .3g Fiber, .9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Depending on whether your wings come with their tips or not, you may get more that 4 servings, however with that said, I tend to pig out on these things. Yes, I do cut off the tips and I do split the wings into two pieces.
  2. 1 T of orange extract will give an additional depth of flavor.
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Low Carb Steak TarTare

Low Carb Steak TarTareLow Carb Steak TarTareLow Carb Steak Tartare. In case you haven’t noticed I DO eat raw beef from time to time (think Carpaccio) and this is one I eat a lot.  Every time I see it on a restaurant menu which is not so often anymore I order it, and for as many times as I have ordered it, it is always different and I have to say I like my own recipe best. If you see it at all it is usually served with a raw egg or quail yolk but what the hey I just blend it all together.  Steak Tartare is also always served with some kind of bread or toast but I just eat the meat and savor the flavor.  To tell the truth this is one of the few times I might use my own recipe for Carbalose Flour Bread and the bread is totally optional.

There are many beautiful ways to present steak tartare.  Some restaurants prepare the meat and then artfully add the other ingredients around it but for our purposes we are going to just gently mix all the ingredients and…eat it.

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Steak Tartare
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Ingredients
  1. ½ Lb Chopped Beef Tenderloin
  2. 2 Egg Yolks
  3. 3 T Minced Shallots
  4. 3 T Minced Red Onions
  5. 2 T Capers
  6. 2 T Olive Oil
  7. 1½ t Dijon Mustard
  8. 1½ t Crushed Garlic
  9. 1½ t Worcestershire Sauce
  10. ¼ t Salt (+ More To Taste If Needed)
  11. Lots Of Freshly Ground Pepper
  12. 2 Finely Chopped Hard Boiled Egg (Garnish & Optional)
  13. 6 Slices Bread Or Buttered & Toasted Carbalose Bread (Or Not)
Instructions
  1. Hard boil, cool, & chop eggs. (If using)
  2. Add shallots, mustard, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, egg yolks salt & olive oil to small processor and pulse.
  3. Add tenderloin and capers and pulse a couple of times. You want small chunks of meat-not hamburger.
  4. Blend in red onions.
  5. Toast bread if using, butter, and spread top with tartare.
  6. Garnish plate with hard boiled egg if using.
  7. Serve immediately.
  8. 6 Servings
  9. 185 Calories, 10.6g Protein, 14.8g Fat, 2.3g Carbs, .1g Fiber, 2.2g Net Carbs (Without Bread)
  10. 262 Calories, 16.6g Protein, 17.2g Fat, 10.3g Carbs, 5.1g Fiber, 5.2g Net Carb (With Bread)
Notes
  1. Nutritionals include the hard boiled eggs.
  2. You can make it look like the picture by yes, using PVC pipe and it is a great inexpensive way to form food. I have ancient tuna cans that I have used forever because they are the perfect size (height) for me.
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Low Carb Angels On Horseback

Low Carb Angels On HorsebackLow Carb Angels On Horseback. Back in the day there was a restaurant in Durango, CO that served these. They came on buttered toast points and ye gads I was in love L.U.V. As an appetizer they are so easy to make, I mean look at the ingredients. You will need fresh oysters as canned are already cooked and these are cooked. They can be made in a very hot oven or broiled but are really at their best & highest flavor done on a small blazing hot grill and particularly good dipped in Remoulade.

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Angels On Horseback
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Ingredients
  1. 16 Fresh Oysters
  2. 8 Slices Of Thin Bacon
  3. 16 Toothpicks Soaked In Water
  4. 4 Lemons Wedges
Instructions
  1. Partially cook bacon keeping it still limp and pliable.
  2. Cut each bacon strip in half, wrap snuggly around an oyster, and secure it with a toothpick.
  3. If cooking in the oven preheat to 450° and cook until bacon is crispy.
  4. If broiling set under broiler for 2-3 minutes, turn and finish.
  5. If grilling same as broiling.
  6. 4 Servings
  7. 220 Calories, 13.9g Protein, 2.2g Carbs, 0g Fiber, 2.2 Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you have longer skewers available then string 4 per skewer.
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Low Carb GroundDogs

Low Carb GroundDogsLow Carb GroundDogs. Just in time for groundhog day and in march the GroundDogs. This is pathetically easy & your children (husbands) should love this super easy recipe.  No, we are not making hot dogs, only grinding them for a salad-like lunch or a spread for crackers.  Have  to say I really had fun naming this puppy and hey N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio, keep your hands off these dogs.

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GroundDogs
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Ingredients
  1. 4 ¼ Lb Hot Dogs (I Use Hebrew National)
  2. ½ C Mayonnaise
  3. ⅓ C Sugarfree Sweet Pickle Relish (Mt. Olive)
  4. 3 T Yellow Mustard
  5. 1 t Liquid Smoke
Instructions
  1. Brown and then grind (process) hotdogs.
  2. Mix rest of ingredients.
  3. Blend in dog meat.
  4. 4 Servings
  5. 473 Calories, 13.1g Protein, 3.0g Carbs, 0g Fiber, 3.0g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. It may seem a little soupy to begin with and if you are going to eat it immediately use a little less mayo but if put in the refrigerator for later, it will all soak up and congeal from the fat in the dogs.
  2. I try not to use too much pickle juice and if you like it, add less mayo
  3. You can serve this with anything you like.
  4. This tastes just like a stadium dog with no high carby bun.
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Low Carb Crab Cakes-Spicy Chipotle Aioli

Low Carb Crab Cakes-Spicy Chipotle AioliLow Carb Crab Cakes-Spicy Chipotle Aioli. Ugh, I hate the fact that crab is so expensive, even here in Oregon where we get the stuff as fresh as you can imagine.  I think these crab cakes should be a “treat meal” for a family of four or served as an appetizer for a special dinner party.

 

Muffin RingsIf you have ring molds they will certainly help in the making of these as anyone who has ever tried to form a crab cake will attest -they fall apart very easily.  I personally do not have these molds but I do have really old larger tuna cans that I have used for years and if you buy rings you will probably find other ways to use them as well. (Think eggs). But you can certainly make 8 then serve 2 each as the smaller cakes are easier to deal with. Norpro makes a set of 4-3½” muffin rings for somewhere around $7-8.  They will make life easier. Here is a place to get more Ring Molds than you ever thought possible.

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Crab Cakes & Spicy Chipotle Aioli
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Crab Cakes
  1. 1 Lb Crab Meat
  2. 1 Egg
  3. ⅓ C Crushed Pork Rinds
  4. ⅓ C Mayonnaise
  5. ⅓ C Parmesan Cheese
  6. ⅓ C Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  7. ⅓ C Tiny Diced Onions
  8. ⅓ C Thinly Sliced Green Onion Tops
  9. 2 T Lemon Juice
  10. ¼ t Garlic Powder
  11. ⅛ t Chipotle Powder
  12. ½ t Salt
  13. 1½ C Crushed Pork Rinds
  14. 3 T Butter
Aioli
  1. 1 C Mayonnaise
  2. ¼ C Lemon Juice
  3. 1 t Dijon Mustard
  4. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  5. ½ t Chipotle Powder
  6. ⅛ t Liquid Smoke
  7. ¼ C Tiny Diced Red Peppers (Garnish)
  8. Lemon Wedges (Garnish)
Instructions
  1. Mix all aioli ingredients and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Melt butter on medium.
  3. Combine egg, mayonnaise, ⅓ C pork rinds, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, onions, garlic powder, chipotle, salt, and lemon juice.
  4. Fold in crab.
  5. Gently form crab cakes and put into pork skins. Do not try to turn them as they fall apart easily. Just take more skins and gently press onto the tops.
  6. If, and I mean if, you have egg rings this is a time to use them.
  7. Lightly butter rings and place one in pork skins. fill ring & sprinkle more skins on top. Repeat.
  8. I actually do not have rings because way back when, I started saving tuna cans and that is what I use.
  9. Place crab cakes in butter, cook 6-7 minutes, remove rings, flip gently, and cook another 6-7 minutes. You want your cakes to be nice & crispy, and golden brown & delicious.
  10. Either spread aioli on plates and place cakes on top or…plate cakes and drizzle aioli on top.
  11. Dot with red peppers and serve with a lemon wedge.
  12. 4 Servings
  13. 802 Calories, 36.4g Protein, 3.1g Carbs, .7g Fiber, 2.4g Net Carbs
  14. 8 Servings
  15. 401 Calories, 18.2g Protein, 1.6g Carbs, .4g Fiber, 1.2g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. These may be served as a main course or as an appetizer and I have given the nutritionals for both. I have given you a recipe using aioli and if you have your own favorite Remoulade then feel free.
  2. Nutritionals are for all ingredients listed including the aioli.
  3. If crab meat is outside your budget then tuna may be a good substitute.
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Low Carb Carpaccio

Low Carb Carpaccio Low Carb CarpaccioLow Carb CarpaccioLow Carb CarpaccioLow Carb Carpaccio.  Another food gift from the gods.  Traditional Carpaccio is made with raw beef tenderloin and if that makes you queasy then I am sorry and this is not for you.  I have seen restaurants and recipes that say to sear the tenderloin before slicing which to my mind seems counterproductive to paper thin pieces of beef.  Once beef is cooked, even the slightest bit, it cannot be pounded and keep any of its integrity around the edges. It is far easier to slice after having been in the freezer an hour or so.

There are a million ways (not really) to dress a low carb carpaccio and simple is best. You are featuring the best cut of the cow so don’t bury it.  It only begs to be highlighted. Arugula is the garnish greens of choice and if it tastes bitter to you (it does to me) then by all means top with a spring mix. Steve Cooksey @diabeteswarrior would probably go out & pick wild field greens.

OK, who doesn’t like a challenge? Steve just tweeted me about using rendered tallow in place of the mayo. I have said several times that I do render my own so I marched into the kitchen and made it with the beef fat. Taste was not the problem-it was good-but that part in the recipe about keeping the dressing chilled? Not so good. It began to harden in a minute or so and 10 minutes in, it was pretty solid. So all you purists out there? Please feel free to use tallow. Me, I’ll stick with the measly amount of mayo.

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Carpaccio
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Ingredients
  1. 12 Oz Piece Beef Tenderloin (About 3 Oz Per Person)
  2. 2 T Olive Oil
  3. 2 t Red Wine Vinegar
  4. 2 t Dijon Mustard
  5. 2 t Mayo
  6. 1 t Lemon Juice
  7. Pinch Kosher Salt
  8. Pinch Pepper
  9. Grated Or Shaved Parmesan Cheese
  10. 1 Finely Slivered Or Chopped Shallot
  11. 4 Handfuls Greens
  12. Olive Oil For Drizzling Over Meat
  13. 4 t Capers (Optional But Good)
Instructions
  1. Freeze tenderloin for at least an hour.
  2. Slice into rounds about ⅛"-¼". Allow to completely thaw and it will not take long.
  3. Put meat between film and pound until very thin.
  4. Whisk rest of ingredients and keep chilled.
  5. Plate beef in a circle overlapping as you go.
  6. Sprinkle meat with kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper.
  7. Place 1 handful of greens & sprinkle with shallots.
  8. Drizzle with dressing and top with Parmesan cheese.
  9. Serve immediately.
  10. 4 Servings
  11. 397 Calories, 22.5g Protein, 3g Carbs, 1.1g Fiber, 1.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you want to make this into a full fledged salad, double the dressing, add more greens, and garnish with a few small diced red onions.
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Low Carb Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

Low Carb Stuffed Jalapeño PeppersLow Carb Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers.  You don’t always need some sweet drippy sauce to dip Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers in, but if you do want a sauce, dress these babies in thinned Blue Cheese Dressing, Cocktail Sauce, or Mississippi Comeback Sauce, or if you can’t help yourself Smoky Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce  My Oh My.

 

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Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers
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Ingredients
  1. 12 Jalapeño Peppers
  2. 4 Oz Cream Cheese
  3. 1½ C Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  4. 1 Oz Roasted & Finely Chopped Red Pepper
  5. 4 Strips Finely Crumbled Cooked Bacon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Cut peppers in half; remove seeds, & membranes.
  3. Boil water and drop in pepper halves for 6-7 minutes.
  4. Drain and set aside.
  5. Beat cream cheese, blend in cheddar cheese, red pepper and bacon.
  6. Fill each pepper half & put on either Silpat or lightly buttered sheet pan lined with foil. (No muss, no fuss)
  7. Bake peppers 7-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.
  8. 6 Servings
  9. 222 Calories, 10.4g Protein, 1.9g Carbs, 0g Fiber, 1.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Beware: Use gloves when working with jalapeño peppers.
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Low Carb Crab Rangoon

Low Carb Crab RangoonLow Carb Crab Rangoon. I used to make Crab Rangoon Bundles with wonton wrappers, fried in some crummy seed oil & served with some super sweet concoction.  Well, those were the days my friends, we thought they’d never end; we’d sing and dance forever and a day. …and those days?…they did end. I still sing and dance but to a different tune and…these are a pretty terrific substitute. Certainly this is not traditional Crab Rangoon, only different, and really so much better and healthier.  You will need one recipe Flaxseed Meal Crêpes.

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Crab Rangoon
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Recipe Flaxseed Meal Crêpes
Filling
  1. 12 Oz Cream Cheese
  2. ½ C Crab Meat (About 4 Oz)
  3. ¼ C Minced Green Onion Tops
  4. 12 Long Green Onions For Tying Crêpes
Sauce
  1. ½ C Tamari Sauce
  2. ⅓ C Water (+ More If Wanted)
  3. 2 T White Vinegar
  4. 2 T Minced Green Onion Tops
  5. ½ t Crushed Garlic
  6. ½ t Powdered Ginger
  7. ⅛ t Dried Chili Flakes
Instructions
  1. Blanch long green onions until soft.
  2. Blend softened cream cheese, minced green onions, and then crab.
  3. Divide into 12 equal portions (about 2 T), form a roll and place in lower ⅓ of crêpe.
  4. Fold in sides and press gently.
  5. Roll leaving seam on bottom and gently press. It should now look like a 3”-3 ½” baby burrito.
  6. Gently tie in center with long green onion.
  7. Place in sauté pan with 1 T butter set to medium low, cover and heat to just warm.
  8. Plate bundle and drizzle sauce over it.
  9. 12 Servings
  10. 181 Calories, 7.2g Protein, 15.2g Fat 4.9g Carbs, 2.4g Fiber, 2.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If serving to guests & you have access to long enough green onions cut twelve, put them in boiling water a few seconds to make them soft and tie around each crêpe. It makes a pretty presentation. If you can't get long enough green onions cut them as long as you can, cut each in half and drape an X across the top of each one.
  2. Nutritionals include crêpes.
  3. Crab Rangoon is very good served with a sweet sauce so if you want your Asian drizzle a bit sweeter add 1-2 T Just Like Sugar, a couple drops of liquid Sucalose or sweetener of choice.
  4. I know crab meat is very expensive. (I get dungeness here on the left coast). I have not tried this but perhaps to save tons of money you might try imitation crab, just beware of the added ingredients it may contain.
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Low Carb Naan Flat Bread

Low Carb Naan Flat BreadLow Carb Naan Flat BreadLow Carb Naan Flat Bread is most often associated with India but was originally a rustic Persian (Iranian) thick flat bread used as a scoop, a side dish with stews, and for wrapping meat. I haven’t made an open-faced sandwich with it yet but I think it would be great with either the Roast Beef Spread or Ham Salad.  I now use it for my Open-Faced Rueben Sandwich, the Cubano Sandwich, and also with an absolutely zero filler Tapenade.

If you don’t have a dough docker (There Is An Answer So Please See Notes) this recipe can get a little tricky as you need to dock it to keep it from rising. To do it with a fork takes a lot of time but it can be done. It might behoove you to get a docker as they are handy and very inexpensive.  Mine is the one pictured and was $5.00. It can also be used to dock Basic Pizza Crust

A piece with Smoked Kielbasa Sauerkraut Soup?-Heavenly. Naan can be flavored many ways and a favorite is with garlic which makes sense since it traditionally was served with stews.  Try one with your favorite soup.  Now that I think about it these could make a great base for individual pizzas.  You could line up your ingredients and let everyone pick and make their own pizza.  I think I’ll to try my next pizza like this.

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Naan Flat Bread
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Ingredients
  1. 2 C Carbalose Flour***
  2. 2 T Gluten
  3. ¾ C Warm Water
  4. ½ t Sugar
  5. 2 t Yeast
  6. ½ C Full Fat Yogurt (Better Yet Lebni)
  7. 2 T Olive Oil
  8. ¼ t Guar Gum
  9. ¼ t Xanthan Gum
  10. ¾ t Salt
  11. 3 Drops Liquid Sucralose***
  12. 6 T Melted Butter For Brushing
Instructions
  1. Bloom yeast with sugar and warm water about ten minutes
  2. Put Carbalose, gluten, salt, olive oil, gums & yogurt in processor and pulse to mix.
  3. Add Sucralose to top of bloomed yeast and pour in with processor running.
  4. Process at least 1 minute. Dough should be a bit loose.
  5. Put in bowl, cover, and let rise 40 minutes.
  6. Knead dough gently, cut into 10 equal dough balls and let rest 10 minutes.
  7. Turn your griddle on to high.
  8. Now is the time to use your Silpat.
  9. Place one dough ball on mat and roll to about ⅛” thick into any shape you want. The easiest way is to roll them lengthwise and they should be end up about 3” wide by 7½” long but remember the shape does not matter.
  10. OK, now to keep them from rising you need to “dock” them by rolling the docker over them several times.
  11. Brush with butter and put on hot griddle butter side down and then brush the top.
  12. Cook until dark brown and flip.
  13. 16 Servings Smaller
  14. 103 Calories, 4.8g Protein, 8.2g Fat, 6.5g Carbs, 3.6g Fiber, 2.9g Net Carbs
  15. 10 Servings Larger
  16. 165 Calories, 7.7g Protein, 13.1g Fat, 10.4g Carbs, 5.8g Fiber, 4.6g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Another thing you can do: Weight out 1½ oz. dough balls and flatten them into an oval in your hands. This is a very fast way to make a smaller sandwich size piece of Naan. You should be able to get them to about 4½”-5”x 3” and you will not need to dock them. As soon as they are formed I put them on my hot griddle in sizzling butter and then butter the top. Form another and so on. If they puff the slightest bit just press your spatula on ‘em and let them cook. I particularly like this small size as I do not eat as much as I used to. (You know, it’s that aging thing).
  2. I slather mine with even more butter.
  3. Rise time is a little longer because you are using cold yogurt.
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Low Carb Flaxseed Meal Crêpes

Low Carb Flaxseed Meal CrêpesLow Carb Flaxseed Meal CrêpesLow Carb Flaxseed Meal CrêpesLow Carb Flaxseed Meal Crêpes. Super easy to make and I try to always have some in the freezer as they thaw relatively quickly.  Just plain, we tear them and use as a scoop instead of bread for Baba Ganoush or Tzatziki and as breakfast pancakes once in a while but one of my favorite ways to use them is filled with cream cheese sweetened with liquid sucralose and pureed strawberries or raspberries. They make an elegant low carb dessert for dinner guests. Raspberry Almond Crêpes

Depending on what you intend to do with these versatile little puppies you can add flavoring extracts to the mix. Examples: 1 t orange extract if making strawberry crepes, or 1 t almond extract if making raspberry crepes. Experiment and come up with your own combos.  Here’s one dessert recipe Tiramisu Torta and here is an appetizer Crab Rangoon Bundles/Asian Drizzle

They can be just as good as a savory crêpe by adding your own herbs & spices, as a stuffed tortilla…for Chicken Enchiladas, or…an egg stuffed breakfast burrito. Seriously, the sky’s the limit.  Here is the latest recipe made with these crêpes Mushroom Ham Cheese Quesadillas

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Flaxseed Meal Crêpes
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Ingredients
  1. 4 Eggs
  2. 1½ C Warm Water (Only More To Thin If Necessary)
  3. ¾ C Golden Flaxseed Meal
  4. ⅓ C Melted Coconut Oil
Instructions
  1. Beat all ingredients together. Batter should be very thin. (I use my stick blender)
  2. Let batter rest at least 10 minutes (it will thicken slightly) and then add more water if necessary and if you are unable to "swirl" the batter.
  3. Make sure you keep your mixture stirred as you make each crêpe and you may (or may not) need to add a bit of water.
  4. Put an 8" non-stick pan on medium low-medium heat. Put a scant ¼ cup in center of pan and swirl to make a “crêpe”. Cover until dry on top and they may puff a bit because of the egg. I let mine get a little darker brown and curled on the edges. Do not try to turn. When dry, gently slide out of pan onto counter to cool. If they fold a little don't touch them until they are cool-they will unfold. If you have a crêpe pan all the better (I guess) and I do not, but you do need a good non-stick pan. You will know when they are finished as they will loosen and slide out onto your counter. I slide mine out onto a wooden cutting board because they do have coconut oil in them which will get on the counter and then need to be wiped.
  5. 12 Servings
  6. 115 Calories, 3.6g Protein, 10.5g Fat, 2.1g Carbs, 2.0g Fiber, 0.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You may get more or less crêpes per recipe depending on the size of the flat part of the interior. The 8" pan I use has a pretty large flat bottom and that is how I calculated the number of crêpes per recipe. If your pan is smaller you will get more crêpes and if they don't seem large enough then use a 10" pan.
  2. As you are making your crêpes the batter will begin to get thicker so add a bit more water so you can continue to swirl it.
  3. Crêpes are very "tender" when hot so treat them gingerly. Once cooled they are easy to work with.
  4. As you can see these have nearly 0g carbs and are healthy, healthy, healthy as compared to any regular crêpe at 10.8g carbs. I mean seriously-WOW.
  5. If all you have is the darker flaxseed meal not to worry they will be just as good and just as healthy but they will not "look" quite like a crêpe.
  6. For my dinky family I put these 4 at a time in food wrap.
  7. They may look uncooked on the top but you will be filling that anyway and after rolling they look like any other crepe.
  8. Secret: Even with a good pan this is what I do. With the barest amount of coconut oil, I put in on the tip of my index finger and smear it over the bottom and up the sides about ¼". This way you will not lose the first crepe. Each crepe after that is clear sailing and will slide out very easily.
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Low Carb Torta Provençal

Low Carb Torta ProvençalLow Carb Torta Provençal. In the olden days I would probably have done this Torta Provençal with a thin pate brisee but whoa is me-can’t eat that anymore. A torta can be either savory or sweet but is pretty much encased in a crust or pastry of some kind and is often made in a springform pan which again, is how I used to make them. Well…I haven’t figured out how to encase a torta in an almond flour pastry so we are going to settle for the pie shaped wedge. Enjoy.  I am not stealing this woman’s pictures but if you want to see a stupendous torta look at this one-it is a serious work of art.  And if you scroll down you can see how she assembled it step by step.  Incredibly beautiful, http://parsleysagesweet.com/2013/05/18/tourte-milanese-a-meal-en-croute/ and uh no, mine were never as gorgeous as this one is.

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Torta Provençal
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Pie Crust
  1. 2½ C Almond Flour
  2. ⅓ C Parmesan Cheese
  3. ¼ t Salt
  4. 3 T Melted Butter
  5. 2 Eggs
  6. ¼ t Dried Oregano
  7. ¼ T Dried Basil
Pie
  1. 1 C Chopped Mushrooms
  2. 2 T Butter
  3. ½ C Rough Chopped Black Olives
  4. ½ C Drained Chopped Artichoke Hearts (Not Marinated)
  5. 1 C Shredded Gruyere Cheese
  6. 3 Eggs
  7. ½ C Ricotta Cheese
  8. ½ C Sour Cream
  9. ¼ C Chopped Dried Tomatoes
  10. ¼ C Chopped Roasted Red Peppers
  11. 1½ T Dried Oregano
  12. 2 t Dried Basil
  13. 1½ t Crushed Garlic
  14. 1½ t Salt
  15. 1 t Pepper
  16. ½ C Parmesan Cheese
Pie Crust
  1. Preheat oven 350°
  2. Beat eggs, melted butter, herbs & salt.
  3. Blend almond flour and cheese.
  4. Blend egg mixture almond flour and cheese.
  5. Butter 10" deep glass pie dish.
  6. Press dough into and up sides of pie dish.
Pie
  1. Sauté mushrooms in butter.
  2. Beat eggs, beat in sour cream, blend in ricotta cheese, add garlic, then mix in spices.
  3. In large bowl mix all ingredients except Parmesan cheese.
  4. Blend in egg mixture and pour into pie crust.
  5. Sprinkle pie with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake 10 minutes, turn oven to 325° and bake an additional 25-35 minutes. A little giggly is OK as it will set while cooling.
  7. 6 Servings Dinner
  8. 645 Calories, 28.9g Protein, 15.0g Carbs, 5.5g Fiber, 9.5g Net Carbs
  9. 12 Servings As A Side Dish
  10. 387 Calories, 17.3g Protein, 9.0g Carbs, 3.3g Fiber, 5.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Now, with this recipe in hand, it’s Katy bar the door with what you can do with it. Put your thinking chefs’ hat on and come up with your own savory ingredients.
  2. You could use spinach, ham, uh...now you think of some things.
  3. May be served warm or cool.
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Low Carb Mushroom Ragout Over Mashed Cauliflower

Low Carb Mushroom Ragout Over Mashed CauliflowerMushroom Ragout Over Mashed CauliflowerLow Carb Mushroom Ragout Over Mashed Cauliflower. When I was a little girl growing up in Ohio, and maybe 7 or 8 years old, I was out playing in the yard and literally, over night, there were about 8 or 9 puffballs all within close proximity of each other.  I ran in the house and got my mom to show them to her. Well, she picked one with a diameter of about 6 inches, took it into the kitchen, sliced it in ½” pieces and fried it in butter. OMG it was delicious. Well, I had two younger brothers and when they found the puffballs they kicked them to smithereens like all goofy little boys would do. My mom was angry and really what could she do? It was the first and only time they ever came up and I feel lucky that at least once, I got to eat a puffball.

Besides their general appearance, they are called puffballs because of the clouds of spores that “puff” out when they burst open or when ready, are hit with the impact of falling rain.

Alas, there are no puffballs in this recipe; I just thought you might be interested. However, if you are ever lucky enough to find one as Andrew Zimmern would say…eat it.

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Mushroom Ragout Over Mashed Cauliflower
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Ingredients
  1. 3 T Olive Oil
  2. 3 T Butter
  3. 2 Lb Sliced Mixed Mushrooms (Portobello, Cremini, Shiitake, Button)
  4. ¾ C Small Dice Onions
  5. 1 T Butter
  6. 1 T Crushed Garlic
  7. 1 t Dried Thyme
  8. 1 t Dried Oregano
  9. 1 Can Petite Diced Tomatoes (Otherwise Regular Diced Tomatoes)
  10. 1 T Tomato Paste
  11. 2 C Chicken Stock (Make Your Own & Skip The Salt)
  12. 1½ t Porcini Dust
  13. 1½ t Salt
  14. ½ t Pepper
  15. 4 C Mashed Cauliflower
  16. ½ C Parmesan Cheese
  17. 6 T Thinly Sliced Green Onion Tops (Dried Chives Also Work Well)
Instructions
  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat with 1 T butter and sauté onions until translucent, 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add garlic & cook an additional minute. Set aside.
  3. If using portobellos, scoop out the black gills.
  4. Turn up heat to at least medium high, add ½ the olive oil & butter to pan and when the butter is brown, add ½ the mushrooms & sauté. Set aside and repeat.
  5. Add back the mushrooms, onions, add the thyme, oregano, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and stock, bring to simmer stirring occasionally, and until the liquid has reduced and thickened just a bit, about 10 minutes.
  6. Add more stock as/if needed/wanted. Correct any seasoning.
  7. Plate cauliflower and top with the ragout. Garnish with the Parmesan and green onions, and…chow down.
  8. Serves 6
  9. 155 Calories, 6.2g Protein, 10.1g Carbs, 4.4g Fiber, 5.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I like mine with a bit more liquid/stock because the mashed cauliflower tastes great as it soaks it up.
  2. Serve with a salad & small dessert and BOOM-A fabulous meatless meal.
  3. This dish can easily be converted to serve as an appetizer for 10-12 people.
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Low Carb Hippie Dippie Shrimpie

Low Carb Hippie Dippie ShrimpieLow Carb Hippie Dippie Shrimpie. Yep, I was a product of the mid-sixties and a full blown hippie hence the name of this appetizer Hippie Dippie Shrimpie.  Actually, I think the term “hippie” is a state of mind and as I know myself, I am still a bonafide hippie.  Oh man, this is gooeyness at it’s best.  I actually originally made this with langostinos but it can also be made with shrimp, crab, and, if you can afford it, (I can’t) lobster. 

Since I live in Oregon, we get the best and freshest Bay Shrimp ever.  Most commercial shrimp are bathed in sodium tripolyphosphate which imparts an ammonia-like odor and I don’t know about you, but ammonia is a total turn-off for me.  Sodium tripolyphosphate is used extensively in the whole of the fish & seafood industry to keep it “fresh”.  When cooked it reveals itself as a white “milky” liquid that mixes with your butter or cooking oil which is why no matter how hot you get your butter, that crummy liquid comes out.  If you are not picky don’t worry about it and if you are, ask your local market for “dry” shrimp or scallops. Since using sodium tripolyphosphate helps seafood retain liquids it is also known as “plumping” or “enhancing”  and is used much the same way as the poultry industry. To read more please see the Southern Fried Chicken recipe as I have explained it there.  Seriously, ya gotta be careful out there.

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Hipppie Dippie Shrimpie
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Ingredients
  1. ½ Lb Any Size Peeled Shrimp (Bay Shrimp Are Already Cooked)
  2. 2 T Butter
  3. 1½ t Crushed Garlic
  4. ½ t Red Pepper Flakes
  5. ¼ C White Wine
  6. 2 T Lemon Juice
  7. 4 Oz Room Temperature Cream Cheese
  8. ¼ C Sour Cream
  9. ¼ C Mayonnaise
  10. 1 C Shredded Full Fat Mozzarella Cheese
  11. ½ C Chopped Spinach (Optional)
  12. ¼ C Parmesan Cheese
  13. ½ t Salt
  14. ¼ t Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Butter a 6”-8” baking dish.
  3. Melt butter on high heat, add shrimp, garlic, & red pepper flakes and cook. Stir in wine & lemon juice.
  4. Put shrimp mixture in processor and pulse several times.
  5. Whip cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, salt & pepper.
  6. Blend in spinach & cheese.
  7. Blend in shrimp mixture.
  8. Spread into dish & sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  9. Pop into oven, bake until warm and until cheese has melted and Parmesan has browned a bit.
  10. Serve immediately.
  11. 8 Servings
  12. 233 Calories, 13.2g Protein, 2.0 Carbs, .1g Fiber, 1.9 Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you opt to use bay shrimp, decrease butter by 1 T and you will still want to briefly sauté your garlic, & pepper flakes with the wine & lemon juice.
  2. This may be eaten using celery pieces, red & yellow pepper sticks or…use your imagination…and there is always using a spoon.
  3. Another option, if you make Carbalose Bread yet, spread on toast points.
  4. What I do. Microwave until warm and put into 375° oven until Parmesan has just begun to spot a little brown.
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Low Carb Sausage Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Low Carb Sausage Spinach Stuffed Portobello MushroomsLow Carb Sausage Spinach Stuffed Portobello MushroomsLow Carb Sausage Spinach Stuffed Portobello MushroomsLow Carb Sausage Spinach Stuffed Portobello MushroomsLow Carb Sausage Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. Everybody has their own favorite stuffed mushroom recipe and this Sausage Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms is only mine.  They are good & good for you. Serve half as an appetizer or side vegetable and one as a main course. I guarantee these are very filling as a portobello mushroom acts nicely as a meat substitute.

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Sausage Spinach Stuffed Portobello Shrooms
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Ingredients
  1. 4 Portobello Mushrooms
  2. ¼ Lb Ground Sausage
  3. ¼ C Minced Onions
  4. ½ C Chopped Spinach
  5. 4 Oz Sautéed & Chopped Mushrooms
  6. 4 Oz Grated Gruyere Cheese
  7. 1 T Butter
  8. ½ t Porcini Dust***
  9. ½ t Salt
  10. ¼ t Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. With a small spoon carefully scoop out black gills and if you can, buy mushrooms that are still curled on the edges as these are the most fresh.
  3. Twist out stems, chop finely, add to other chopped mushrooms & sauté in butter.
  4. Cook sausage, retain fat, and sauté onions.
  5. Put sautéed veggies in bowl with rest of ingredients and mix well.
  6. Mound ¼ mixture into each portobello cap and bake until caps are just tender-about 25-30 minutes.
  7. 4 Servings
  8. 232 Calories, 16.2g Protein, 16.6g Fat, 7.0g Carbs, 2.5g Fiber, 4.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I find one pretty good sized mushroom to be a complete meal so if you doing this as an appetizer, ½ should be plenty, plenty.
  2. You may also sprinkle a couple teaspoons of Parmesan cheese on top before baking.
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Low Carb Tzatziki

Low Carb TzatzikiLow Carb TzatzikiLow Carb Tzatziki. The word ‘Tzatziki’ refers to a sauce that often is used in the preparation of the Greek meat dishes ‘gyros’ Pulled Pork Gyros and ‘souvlaki’. It’s made of strained yogurt from the milk of goats or sheep, salt, garlic, and cucumbers. Dill, lemon juice, and pepper are usually added and then sometimes, mint or parsley. Because of the presence of cucumbers, the sauce is often called cucumber sauce in English-speaking countries. Within Greece, the sauce also is called ‘tarator’, from the Sephardic Jewish word. The Greek word actually comes from the Turkish word ‘cacik’, which means ‘chutney’ and the sauce is used in the cuisines of countries other than Greece. Indeed, its use ranges from Bulgaria and Macedonia; to the Caucasus; and into Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq.  This info is taken from Wiki.answers…and who knew?

Karoun LebneLabneh, Lebni, or Labne is a soft yogurt cheese.  It doesn’t matter how you say it or how you spell it, it, what really matters is that it is good and it is that-very good.  In the Middle East Labneh is traditionally served drizzled with olive oil, maybe some lemon juice, accompanied by Kalamata olives, and is most definitely not sweetened. Many times the dish is quite artfully presented. And…Chobani?IS NOT strained Greek yogurt by any stretch of the imagination. Karoun is the brand I use or…you can make my recipe for Real Greek Yogurt

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Tzatziki
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Strained Greek Yogurt (Labneh-Lebna-Labne)
  2. 1 C Diced Cucumber (About ½ One Large)
  3. ¾ t Dried Dill
  4. 1½ T Lemon Juice
  5. 1½ t Crushed Garlic
  6. ½ t Salt
  7. ¼ t Pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel, cut cucumber in half, scoop out the seeds, roughly chop, and process until you have very tiny pieces kind of a sludge, but not pureed.
  2. Ditch the cucumber juice by squeezing as much out as you can then combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, taste, and correct seasoning.
  3. You may serve this immediately but it is better after being in the refrigerator for a day. It should easily last 4-5 days-if it lasts at all after you get into it.
  4. 8 Servings
  5. 42 Calories, 1.1g Protein, 3.5g Fat 1.7g Carbs, 0.1g Fiber, 1.6g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Karoun is the only brand I use unless I make my own and the nutritionals reflect this yogurt.
  2. If you opt to use regular ole Greek yogurt and not Labne it will turn watery from the whey escaping the yogurt. No problem, it is higher carb and please, just be aware of it.
  3. This can have 1 t of mint added if wanted and it's what you see sprinkled on the top.
  4. Serve with red, orange, or yellow pepper chips, cucumber coins, along with snow peas to keep it low carb.
  5. This is also very good served to the side with a sautéed chicken breast or a jillion other foods.
  6. Recipe may easily be doubled.
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Low Carb Vampire Dip

Low Carb Vampire DipThis Low Carb Vampire Dip is an altered version (but not much) of a famous recipe from Slater’s 50/50 Restaurants in California.

I was recently on vacation in my beloved Colorado and the question came up-had I ever had a 50/50 burger? I said no and ask what it was. The answer: 50% ground hamburger and 50% ground bacon. Oh wow, a burger after my own heart.  When I got home I read some reviews on Yelp and though everyone pretty much loves the burgers what they were really raving about the Vampire Dip. I got on the internet to try to find a recipe. I found it several places and took a little from one place and a little from another, added my own take, and this is the recipe I came up with and good grief it is pathetically fabulous.

This is good with low carb veggies and snow peas are very good however, to be authentic to  the way the restaurant serves it (with bread and pita chips) you could serve it with toasted Carbalose Flour Bread or Carbalose Flour Tortillas made into chips. I tried it with both and I also think Sour Cream & Chive Crackers could be yet another delivery device.

When you eat this divine stuff make sure everyone around you is eating it too cause we all know what garlic can do to us.  This is definitely a misery loves company strategy.  Oh yeah, and don’t be surprised if/when you eat more than ¼ cup.

**When you bake this, inevitably there will be fat that comes to the top.  If you notice in the picture above it is baked in a bread bowl and this fat would go unseen into the bread…so don’t sweat the fat-it’s good for you.

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Vampire Dip
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Mayonnaise (A Little Deviation Here)
  2. 8 Oz Softened Cream Cheese
  3. 2 C Parmesan Cheese
  4. 1 C Gruyere Cheese (Another Deviation)
  5. 1 C Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
  6. 1 T+1 t Crushed Garlic (More If You Want)
  7. 1 Cn Drained & Chopped Artichoke Hearts (In Water-Not Marinated)
  8. 1 t Pepper
  9. ½ t Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large bowl beat the mayo, cream cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Fold in rest of ingredients.
  4. Put into a lightly buttered 8”x8” baking dish, cover and bake 20 minutes, uncover and bake 10 additional minutes.
  5. 20 Servings-¼ Cup
  6. 179 Calories, 7.0g Protein, 1.5g Carbs, .4 Fiber, 1.1g Carbs
Notes
  1. One of the things I do not like is broken/curdled cheese so this is what I do. I microwave the dip on defrost until it is warm and then pop it is the oven and oh my, what oozy gooey goodness.
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