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Pork Rind Zucchini Latkes

Pork Rind Zucchini LatkesPork Rind Zucchini LatkesPork Rind Zucchini LatkesPork Rind Zucchini Latkes.  I was in the grocery store the other day and ended up buying a couple of zucchinis with nothing particular that I had in mind to do with them.  This is not necessarily a good way to buy food but um, I do it more often than from time to time.  I also had gotten a couple of jars of a new Pork Rind Crumbs from Netrition and I have been anxious to try them.  So, not having any idea how it would turn out but knowing it would be super easy, I decided to try making these.  Well Oh Lordy, besides being kind of pretty they are also so good.  I put the recipe for Asian Dipping Sauce with them, but they really do shine with a traditional dollop of sour cream.  They have a very intense pork flavor which is quite striking with the sour cream and just OK with the dipping sauce but neither has carbs to speak of so-your choice and either way, these pork rind zucchini latkes are the bomb.

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Pork Rind Zucchini Latkes
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Pancakes
  1. 2 C Grated Zucchini (About 2 Smallish)
  2. 2 Eggs
  3. ½ C Ground Pork Rinds (2 Oz)
  4. ¼ C Green Onion Tops
  5. 6 T Olive Oil
  6. 6 T Sour Cream
Asian Dipping Sauce If Wanted
  1. ¼ C Tamari Sauce
  2. 3 T Water (+ More If Wanted)
  3. 1 T White Vinegar
  4. 1 T Minced Green Onion Tops
  5. ¼ t Crushed Garlic***
  6. ¼ t Powdered Ginger
  7. Pinch Dried Chili Flakes
  8. Mix all ingredients.
Instructions
  1. Beat Eggs.
  2. Grate Zucchini into a bowl and add ground pork rinds, green onions, eggs, and mix thoroughly.
  3. Cooking 3 at a time, heat 3 T olive oil and using a ¼ C scoop, add to oil and mash to flatten. Sauté until nicely browned, turn, and repeat. Now repeat this process again to finish last 3 latkes.
  4. 6 Servings With Sour Cream
  5. 194 Calories, 9.1g Protein, 16.8g Fat, 2.0g Carbs, .5g Fiber, 1.5g Net Carbs
  6. 6 Servings With Dipping Sauce
  7. 172 Calories, 9.9g Protein, 14.3g Fat, 2.3g Carbs, .5g Fiber, 1.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Don't worry if you have a little extra zucchini-just use it.
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Keto Scalloped Daikon Radishes

Keto Scalloped Daikon RadishesKeto Scalloped Daikon RadishesKeto Scalloped Daikon RadishesKeto Scalloped Daikon RadishesKeto Scalloped Daikon Radishes.  So…we had a new Eastern European Market open here in Portland, I went to see what it was about but what I was really looking for was veal-in any form I could get it.  No primal cuts of any kind but they did have veal sausages (what I would call real bratwurst or weisswurst) but I had never seen nor tasted veal baloney so I bought some.  Oh for heaven’s sake.  To best describe it I would call the consistency a combination of heavy cream and butter-it is that creamy-anyway to die for.  Just because I could, I also bought some black radishes and when I got home, I decided to use a combo of both, coming us with this keto scalloped daikon radishes recipe.  What? You ask.  The recipe says daikon radishes.  Well, here’s the deal.  I did make it with the black radishes but they were large, a little tough, and took forever to cook, so I switched the recipe to daikon radish which will par-boil and soften in about 15-20 minutes or about the same time it takes to boil potatoes for scalloping.

This Keto Scalloped Daikon Radishes recipe is a take on one of my old (cheap) college favorites. Back in the day and in my case the late 60’s, one of the least expensive foods you could buy was potatoes. At the time potatoes were about .49 for a 10 lb. bag and ham was about .49 per lb. So if you think about it this recipe was a really inexpensive way to serve 4-6 hungry college students.  The recipe card calls for cubed ham since I’m pretty sure you won’t find veal baloney anywhere anytime soon.

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Scalloped Daikon Radishes
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Lbs ⅛-¼" Sliced Daikon Radish. If They Are Not Too Large In Diameter Then Cool. If They Are Little Fat Rats I Would Quarter Them After Slicing (On A Mandoline). The Idea Is To Have Pretty Much Bite And Even Sized Pieces
  2. ½ Lb Good Quality Cubed Ham (No Water Added If Possible)
  3. 4 Oz Shredded Gruyere Cheese (Cheddar Works Too but Gruyere Gives The Best Flavor)
  4. 1 Small Diced Onion
  5. 1½ C Heavy Cream
  6. ¼ Green Onion Tops
  7. 1 T Butter (Divided)
  8. 2 t Dry Mustard Powder
  9. 2 t Chicken Base
  10. ¼ C Parmesan Cheese
  11. ¼ C Pork Rind Dust
  12. 1 t Pepper
Instructions
  1. When ready, preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Slice daikon radishes, cover and simmer until fork tender 15-20 minutes depending on how thick you cut them. Drain well and put into a medium bowl.
  3. Quickly sauté ham in 1 t butter and add to radishes.
  4. Sauté onion in remaining butter until just softened.
  5. Add heavy cream, mustard, and chicken base and reduce slightly.
  6. Pour cream mixture into ham & radishes, add pepper & green onions, and mix well.
  7. Mix Parmesan cheese and ground pork rinds.
  8. Put into glass casserole dish, top with Gruyere cheese, and top with Parmesan cheese mix.
  9. Put into oven and bake until bubbly around all the edges and topping is lightly browned. If needed, broil a bit to brown but don't walk away as the top will burn very quickly.
  10. 8 Servings
  11. 383 Calories, 8.5g Protein, 32.6g Fat, 4.5g Carbs, 1.1g Fiber, 3.4g Net Carbs
  12. 6 Servings
  13. 510 Calories, 11.3g Protein, 43.4g Fat, 6.0g Carbs, 1.5g Fiber, 4.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. The radishes shown are a bit too thin but you can use them as a reference guide. They were used in another dish and needed to be very thin.
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Keto Loaded Red Radishes

Keto Loaded Red RadishesKeto Loaded Red RadishesKeto Loaded Red RadishesKeto Loaded Red RadishesKeto Loaded Red Radishes.  Not long ago I did a recipe for Smashed Red Radishes and that recipe led to this one.  I’ll not bore you with how I got to them but you can read all about it on the other recipe.  Of course this is a take on what might be hashed brown potatoes with nearly none of the carbs and with a couple of eggs on top, and with some bacon or sausage, this makes a terrific power-punched breakfast or in my case, dinner.  After these keto loaded red radishes I will be done with red radish recipes, at least for awhile, and I am hoping you can see by now that they make a great, versatile potato substitute.

The only thing I can think of that they are no so good for is mashing.  They look like some kind of pink applesauce with salt, pepper, and butter.  Tasted great but it’s kind of hard to get past the look and your kids;  would probable think they were pretty nifty.

 

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Loaded Red Radishes
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ Lbs Red Radishes Or About 3 Bunches
  2. 1 Small Slivered Onion
  3. ½ Lb Mushrooms
  4. Bacon Fat (Divided)
  5. 4 Oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  6. 4 Strips Baccon Cooked And Crumbled
  7. ¼ C Sour Cream
  8. ¼ C Green Onion Tops
  9. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook and crumble bacon and save fat. Set aside.
  2. Cut Green onions.
  3. Sliver onions and sauté in 1 T of bacon fat. Set aside.
  4. Slice and sauté mushrooms in 2 T fat. Add to onions.
  5. Cut radishes into quarters , bring to simmer, cover for about 8-10 minutes or until just fork tender.
  6. Drain until radishes are dry and the residual heat should do this in about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Heat remaining fat to hot, add radishes, and fry until radishes are beginning to brown.
  8. Add mushrooms & onions mixture to heat.
  9. Salt & pepper.
  10. Top with cheese, sour cream, and sprinkle the green onions on top.
  11. 4 Servings
  12. 208 Calories, 3.8g Protein, 17.4g Fat, 8.9g Carbs, 3.8g Fiber, 5.1g Net Carbs
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Keto Smashed Red Radishes

Smashed Red RadishesSmashed Red RadishesSmashed Red RadishesKeto Smashed Red Radishes.  Man are these good.  I had eaten at The Country Cat here in Portland and ordered the bacon duck meatloaf that came with onion, mushrooms & smashed potatoes.  Sadly, I gave them to a friend because I don’t eat potatoes but when I got home I thought they might be the perfect thing to do with red radishes.  Interestingly, I had done a couple of plain ole sous-vide eggs as a test and they were so good I was going to have them again with a sausage and some sautéed cauliflower rice. Oops, and plans changed.  I had some leftover meatloaf and also some of the house made restaurant sausage with a cheese spread we had ordered so what you see in the bowl are my leftovers, keto smashed red radishes, more of those unbelievable sous-vide eggs and wow, what a mélange of food flavors.

The smashed red radishes were supposed to be the star of the show, and they are, but the whole combo of foods was an absolute knockout. If you ever get to Portland, Oregon The Country Cat is what I would call “A Best Of PDX Restaurant”.  The chef owners Adam and Jackie Sappington have been featured on many of the foodie TV shows and are killer when it comes to butchering their own pork.  Anyway…

I will be making more of these in the very near future and the next time will be not only with mushrooms and onions but I will be topping them with cheese, bacon, sour cream, and green onions and calling them “loaded” so-the last sentence is just a heads-up.  Put a couple eggs on top, a side of bacon or sausage, and have at it for breakfast.

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Smashed Red Radishes
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ Lbs Red Radishes Or About 3 Bunches
  2. 1 Small Slivered Onion
  3. ½ Lb Mushrooms
  4. 6 T Butter (Divided)
  5. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Sliver onions and sauté in 1 T of butter. Set aside.
  2. Slice and sauté mushrooms in 2 T butter. Add to onions.
  3. Cut radishes into quarters , bring to simmer, cover for about 8-10 minutes or until just fork tender.
  4. Drain until radishes are dry and the residual heat should do this in about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Heat butter to nearing brown, add radishes, smash, and fry until radishes are beginning to brown. Turn and repeat.
  6. Add mushrooms & onions mixture to heat.
  7. Serve with salt & pepper.
  8. 4 Servings 75% Fat
  9. 208 Calories, 3.8g Protein, 17.4g Fat, 8.9g Carbs, 3.8g Fiber, 5.1g Net Carbs
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Black Seed Red Radishes

Black Seed Red RadishesBlack Seed Red RadishesBlack Seed Red Radishes. Who’d a thunk something so simple to make could taste so good.  This was originally a dish made with potatoes and probably came from India.  Please don’t confuse black seeds with black poppy seeds because there is a world of difference and as you might imagine, with a little ginger and turmeric thrown in, tastes a bit like curry, (not really) but with no coconut milk.

In most health discussions regarding black seeds (Nigella Sativa) you will see it being used as an oil but for our purposes we are using the whole seeds.  Besides being healthy, their taste is incredible.  They are used all over the Middle East and Africa and I have to say I am in love with the taste and sprinkle them prodigiously on all kinds of dishes. Notice how different they look from black poppy seeds, they are smaller, and have rather sharp, pointed angles.  Here are a couple of recipe pics showing how I use them.

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Black Seed Red Radishes
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ Lbs Red Radishes
  2. ½ Slivered Medium Onion
  3. 4 T Butter
  4. 2 t Crushed Garlic***
  5. 2 t Black Seeds
  6. ½ t Ginger Powder
  7. ½ t Fennel Powder
  8. ½ T Cumin Powder
  9. ½ t Turmeric Powder
  10. ½ t Salt
  11. 6 T Sour Cream
Instructions
  1. Quarter red radishes lengthwise as shown.
  2. Bring water to slow boil, add radishes, cover and cook 10-12 minutes or until fork tender. Drain.
  3. Heat butter, add black seeds, fennel, cumin, ginger, turmeric, and ginger. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add onions and sauté until translucent, then add garlic, mixing well.
  5. Blend in radishes and salt.
  6. Serve with 1 T dollop of sour cream.
  7. 6 Servings
  8. 117 Calories, 1.3g Protein, 10.3g Fat, 5.0g Carbs, 1.5g Fiber, 3.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Be careful using turmeric as it stains EVERTHING in its path. Not only your food but your hands and yes, sadly your clothes. You cannot get it out and I don’t care what anyone says. That's my story and...I'm sticking to it.
  2. Yes, and you can mix the sour cream into the radishes too. I didn't do it because I wanted you to see the beautiful colors before covering them.
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Keto Dilled Red Radishes

Keto Dilled Red RadishesKeto Dilled Red RadishesKeto Dilled Red RadishesKeto Dilled Red RadishesKeto Dilled Red Radishes.  I am in the process of adding new recipes for red radishes as potato substitutes and this keto dilled red radishes is a dilly. Yeah, I think I’m so funny.  Anyway, I used to make Dilled Celery Root which of course has its own unique flavor and I think red radishes make an even better sub for this vegetable dish because it has a more neutral flavor, is more akin to potatoes, and certainly looks more like little red potatoes.  I love celery root but for the average guy it is more difficult to work with and hey, everybody knows what red radishes are. The recipe is so easy it’s ridiculous so…if you like potatoes (and butter) you will love these.  At this point there is one other recipe using red radishes, Garlic Rosemary Roasted Radishes, and I hope you get the idea that for any other recipe on this site that uses daikon radishes (and there are many), you can sub red radishes.  One other note:  Red radishes take about one third the time to cook as daikons and when you are cooking for your hungry family, time means a lot.  In my opinion the very best pairing with these keto dilled red potatoes is Stuffed Shrimp though they go with pretty much anything.

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Dilled Red Radishes
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ Lbs Red Radishes Or About 2-3 Bunches Or about 24 Large
  2. 6 T Butter
  3. 2 t Dried Dill
  4. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut radishes into quarters , bring to simmer, cover for about 8-10 minutes or until just fork tender.
  2. Drain until radishes are dry and the residual heat should do this in about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Heat butter to nearing brown, add radishes, and fry until radishes are beginning to brown.
  4. Sprinkle in dill and mix well.
  5. Salt & pepper to taste.
  6. 4 Servings
  7. 177 Calories, 1.0g Protein, 17.4g Fat, 5.1g Carbs, 2.4g Fiber, 2.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You may think wow, this is a lot butter but the idea is not only to fry them in butter but also mash them with the butter for each bite. Oh Lordy.
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Keto Mushroom Grillades

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Keto Mushroom Grillades. Somewhere on this huge site I have a recipe for Low Carb Grillades Over Cheesy Cauliflower Grits and for this recipe I have subbed mushrooms for the beef.  Despite the list of ingredients, it is very easy to make, and is a terrific side dish to just about any meal. (Or meat).  I have not listed it with the cheesy cauliflower grits but if you want them, then by all means use them for a great meatless meal.  I most often eat a meat of some sort with dinner but that is totally up to you.  I consider cremini and portobello mushrooms as a good stand-in for meat so…please, use your own best judgment.  Speaking of meat (who me)?  If you don’t think a good steak (or chicken or pork) nestled on top of these keto mushroom grillades isn’t good~please, think again.  Be sure you get “fresh” creminis. The ones I bought were particularly small but as it turns out were the perfect size for the dish.  If they are “open” and the gills are black, they are well past any prime-time playing.  I guarantee that you don’t want to clean out the gills and you might as well buy portobellos.

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Mushroom Grillades
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ Lbs Cremini Mushrooms Room Temperature
  2. 2 T Butter
  3. 2 T Olive Oil
  4. 1 C Slivered Onions
  5. 1 T Butter
  6. 1 T Olive Oil
  7. 1 C Celery Cut Thinly On The Diagonal
  8. ½ C Roasted Red Peppers
  9. 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
  10. 1 C Water (More As/If Needed)
  11. ¼ C Red Wine
  12. 1 T Crushed Garlic Paste***
  13. 1 T Beef Base
  14. 1 t Crushed Thyme
  15. 1 t Porcini Dust*** (Not Essential But Really Good)
  16. 1 t Pepper (I Used ½ t Chipotle Powder To Give It A Little Kick)
  17. ¼ C Green Onion Tops
Instructions
  1. Slice mushrooms rather thickish including the stems.
  2. Heat 2 T butter+2 T olive to brown and sear mushrooms quickly. Set aside.
  3. Turn down heat to low, add 1 T butter+1 T olive to pan, begin cooking onions & celery, and when translucent, add red peppers, diced tomatoes, wine, garlic, beef base, thyme, pepper, porcini dust (if using), and water.
  4. Turn heat to simmer, cover, and reduce until about half the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Add mushrooms and green onions to heat.
  6. 6 Servings
  7. 152 Calories, 3.1g Protein, 11.5g Fat, 7.3g Carbs, 2.9g Fiber, 4.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I add a little orange pepper because I had it.
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Keto Pickled Persian Cucumbers

Keto Pickled Persian CucumbersKeto Pickled Persian CucumbersKeto Pickled Persian CucumbersKeto Pickled Persian CucumbersKeto Pickled Persian Cucumbers.  It seems such a silly notion to put a recipe up for this but… there are so many people who miss the taste of sweetened pickles I thought I would do it anyway.  Persian cucumbers are much smaller than a regular cucumber, much more crunchy, and less likely  to give up much liquid.  They couldn’t be much easier to make and if you double the recipe you can jar them, refrigerator them, and have them ready to highlight a meal anytime as you can see in the bottom right picture to the right of the shrimp.

After 24 hours in the fridge they take on a nice curl and stay crunchy. They are pretty much like any other Asian dish as they are sweet, sour, salty, and bitter although I do not taste any bitterness which would probably come from the cucumbers?  If you plan on making extra then do not garnish with the sesame seeds until you finally decide how you will be eating these fabulous keto pickled Persian cucumbers and the longer they sit the better they get.

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Pickled Persian Cucumbers
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Persian Cucumbers (About 7-8)
  2. 1½ t Salt
  3. ½ C Sugarfree Rice Vinegar
  4. ½ C White Distilled Vinegar
  5. 3 T Just Like Sugar Brown***
  6. 1 t Tamari
  7. 1 t Sesame Oil
  8. 1 t Sesame Seeds
Instructions
  1. Slice cucumbers about ⅛" thick and if you have a mandoline (you should) they are quickly done and all the same thickness.
  2. Sprinkle salt on cucumbers and toss to distribute.
  3. Allow cucumbers to sit maybe 10-15 minutes.
  4. Mix vinegar, tamari, sesame oil, and Just Like Sugar & pour over cucumbers.
  5. Allow to sit an additional 5 minutes, stir, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and they are ready for service.
  6. 6 Servings
  7. 25 Calories, 0.2g Protein, 1.0g Fat, 3.5g Carbs, 1.7g Fiber, 1.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you don't happen to have sesame oil and although it contributes to the overall flavors, you can sub olive oil.
  2. The juice is so good that I actually ate them with a spoon so I could catch a little of it with every bite.
  3. Want a stronger Asian flavor? Add a dash of powdered ginger.
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Garlic Rosemary Roasted Radishes

Garlic Rosemary Roasted RadishesGarlic Rosemary Roasted RadishesGarlic Rosemary Roasted Radishes.  I have a lot of recipes using diakon radish as a fabulous potato substitute but for some reason no red radish recipes.  Red radishes are at least as easy to use and cook and are perfect for Garlic Rosemary Roasted Radishes.  I boil mine to get ahead of the roasting game but no matter what, they are going to lose some of their color.  I think these are a great accompaniment to a roasted rack of lamb but I didn’t have any lamb (I did the second time) so I did them with a big fat juicy pork chop topped with tons of what else…garlic and then sprinkled with my Italian Dipping Oil Herbs which I use and sprinkle on all kinds of things.  That other little smidgen of food on the plate is leftover Lemon Bacon Cabbage.

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Garlic Rosemary Roasted Radishes
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ Lbs Smallish Red Radishes Or About 2-3 Bunches
  2. 3 T Olive Oil
  3. 1 T Garlic Paste***
  4. 1-2 t Dried Crushed Rosemary (Depending On Taste)
  5. Coarse Salt
  6. Fresh Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Cut radishes in half. If some are larger slice them in quarters.
  3. Bring pot of water to boil, turn down to simmer add radishes, cover and cook 8-10 minutes or until fork tender.
  4. Drain until radishes are dry and the residual heat should do this in about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Add olive oil to radishes and toss to cover.
  6. Spread out on foil lined pan cut side up, salt liberally, and bake 15 minutes.
  7. Add garlic and rosemary to radishes, toss again and bake 5 minutes longer.
  8. Serve with lots of freshly ground pepper.
  9. 4 Servings
  10. 111 Calories, .9g Protein, 10.6g Fat, 4.4g Carbs, 1.7g Fiber, 2.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Most of us think of radishes as a bit peppery but after cooking they will be slightly rosy in color (yes, they lose their bright red color) and quite mild in flavor.
  2. Serve these radishes in place of potatoes anytime, anywhere.
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Lemon Bacon Cabbage

Lemon Bacon CabbageLemon Bacon CabbageLemon Bacon Cabbage.  This is such a ridiculously easy recipe that I am a bit reticent to even put it up but…I’m doing it anyway. Please do take the time to drain your cabbage before adding it to the heavy cream as it will end up taking more time to reduce before eating as there is no cheese added to tighten it.  Piquant, bright, creamy, and dreamy might be a good description.  Goes with just about any meat dish but is particularly good with pork.

For some other terrific cabbage recipes please see German Red CabbageEthiopian CabbageBaked Cabbage Steaks,  and  Cheesy Creamed Cabbage.

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Lemon Bacon Cabbage
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Large Head Cabbage (12-14 Cups)
  2. 1 C Heavy Cream
  3. ½ Lb Cooked & Crumbled Bacon
  4. ¼ C Lemon Juice
  5. 1 T Chicken Base***
  6. Pepper
Instructions
  1. Bring large pot of salted water to boil.
  2. Sauté bacon, drain and crumble. Save grease for other applications.
  3. Chop cabbage head into smallish pieces, turn down heat, add to water and simmer for about 10 minutes or until tender.
  4. Drain cabbage well.
  5. Heat heavy cream and add crumbled bacon reserving 2 T as garnish.
  6. Add chicken base, & lemon juice and simmer until just beginning to thicken.
  7. Add cabbage, mix, and heat thoroughly.
  8. Plate, grind on pepper to taste, and garnish with reserved crumbled bacon.
  9. 8 Servings
  10. 211 Calories, 4.3g Protein, 16.9g Fat, 9.1g Carbs, 3.6g Fiber, 5.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Salting the water will help draw out some of the water in the cabbage.
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Low Carb Carbalose Flour Dumplings

Low Carb Carbalose Flour DumplingsLow Carb Carbalose Flour Dumplings.  I have had a lot of people over the years who have either Googled or emailed me about low carb carbalose flour dumplings and I really didn’t have a recipe per se except for the dumplings in my Creamy Chicken & Dumplings so I thought I would do a plain version of them just in case you don’t want the herbs/spices.  My personal opinion is that they go quite well with a gravy like Basic Cream Gravy or the Keto Primal Gravy.

Sautéed in a bit of butter? With gravy?  Yep, they make a great side dish to many meals and this is a really easy way to get dumplings for anything you might want them for.  I have a sneaking suspicion these are going to be a big hit and I believe, if you don’t tell anyone, they’ll not know the difference so…Don’t tell.   No, these are NOT, I repeat NOT, made with Carbquik.

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Carbalose Flour Dumplings
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Carbalose Flour***
  2. ½ t Baking Powder
  3. ¼ t Pepper
  4. ⅛ t Guar Gum
  5. ⅛ t Grated Nutmeg
  6. 2 Eggs
  7. ⅓ C Heavy Cream
  8. ⅓ C Hot Water
  9. 1-1½ t Chicken Base*** (This Is Your Salt).
  10. 2 Drops Liquid Sucralose*** (Only If Flour Tastes Bitter To You And WILL NOT make it sweet).
  11. More Freshly Ground Pepper To Taste
Instructions
  1. Beat eggs.
  2. Mix hot water & Sucralose, add chicken base until dissolved, add to eggs and beat, add heavy cream and mix. Add to dry ingredients and beat until smooth.
  3. Using a two teaspoon scoop (about the size of a small melon baller #100 size scoop) drop dough into water (don't crowd) and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until they are no longer doughy. They will float almost immediately so that is not any indication of doneness. Also if you make them larger they will also need a longer poaching time.
  4. Drain and repeat until all dough is used.
  5. You should get about 32-34 good size dumplings. (About 1-1½” in diameter)
  6. 8 Servings-4 Dumplings Each
  7. 87 Calories, 5.5g Protein, 6.3g Fat, 6.1g Carbs, 3.6g Fiber, 2.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You only see 15 dumplings in the picture because I only made a ½ recipe and...I popped one into my mouth before I got it into my soup. Oops.
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Low Carb Cauliflower Couscous

Low Carb Cauliflower CouscousLow Carb Cauliflower CouscousLow Carb Cauliflower Couscous.  Don’t think anyone can pinpoint the origins of couscous but it is generally thought to come from the North Western areas of Africa and the Moroccans like to call it their national dish.  I doubt many people make couscous from scratch any more and we all may have had couscous by a company call Near East at some time or another.

Now, a lot of couscous has dried fruits in it because they are predominate to the region. Well, I don’t eat much fruit and dried fruit is mostly just concentrated sugar so I did the next best thing which was to spice it and add nuts.  Low carb cauliflower couscous is a very easy recipe and can be on your table in about 25-30 minutes. I used slivered almonds and they are totally interchangeable with pine nuts.

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Cauliflower Couscous
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Head Riced Cauliflower Or About 5-6 C
  2. ¼ C Olive Oil+More If Needed
  3. 1 T Garlic Paste***
  4. 1 T Dried Thyme
  5. 1 T Cumin
  6. ¼ C Lemon Juice
  7. 2 T Za’atar (Garnish)
  8. ¼ C Pine Nuts Or ¼ C Slivered Almonds (Garnish)
  9. ½ T Sumac (Garnish)
  10. ½ t Salt
  11. ¼ t Pepper
Instructions
  1. Toast nuts in a dry pan until beginning to brown in spots.
  2. In large skillet heat and mix olive oil, garlic, thyme, and cumin.
  3. Add room temperature riced cauliflower and sauté until turning a light golden brown. You only need to stir every once in a while.
  4. Drizzle lemon juice over cauliflower, sprinkle with salt & pepper and give it one last good mixing.
  5. Put cauliflower in serving bowl, sprinkle with sumac, then za'atar and (Aleppo pepper flakes if using) and top with toasted nuts.
  6. Garnish with cilantro if wanted.
  7. 6 Servings
  8. 176 Calories, 2.7g Protein, 15.0g Fat, 6.9g Carbs, 2.6g Fiber, 4.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Pine nuts would be indigenous to the dish but are expensive and I think toasted slivered almonds are a really good sub.
  2. I also used Aleppo pepper flakes because it adds a bit of wonderful zing but is not necessary.
  3. Heavenly.
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Low Carb Zaatar Sumac Eggplant

Low Carb Zaatar Sumac EggplantLow Carb Zaatar Sumac EggplantLow Carb Zaatar Sumac EggplantLow Carb Zaatar Sumac EggplantLow Carb Zaatar Sumac Eggplant.  I love eggplant…any way I can get it.  I might guess, in some fashion or another I buy 2-3 lbs of eggplant a week and often just cube and sauté it in olive oil, and it is why you see it as a side dish on many of my dinner plates.  Both za’atar and sumac are readily available on the internet and always, always in a Middle-Eastern grocery store.  I use what’s called an “Aleppo” blend za’atar but the BIGGEST thing to look for is that it does not have wheat in it.  Wheat is only a filler, is not original, and definitely not needed. There is what’s called “green za’atar and for what ever it’s worth I don’t like it.  There are nearly as many za’atars as there are cooks in the Mid-East because it is served at every meal in some fashion or another and every woman has her own secret recipe. The Za’atar I use is pictured below.

You can dip vegetables, olives, and bread in it, you can sprinkle it atop labne, in dips (hummus) and it goes as well with meats and baked vegetables etc.  I use it liberally with my Lemon Chicken With Sumac & Za’atar. and it divine sprinkled on soups like Eggplant Soup and African Peanut Soup.  Anyway, I believe after you have gotten and had some of it you might wonder how you ever did without it.  Those bright red dots you see on the finished eggplant are Aleppo pepper flakes and again, now that I have them I put them on a LOT. OF. STUFF.  Oh, and one other thing.  You can see that the eggplant is cross-hatched so that each little diamond is its own succulent bite.

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Za'atar Sumac Eggplant
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Smallish Eggplants
  2. 6 T Olive Oil + More As/If Needed
  3. 2 T Za’atar +More To Taste
  4. 2 t Sumac
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Without trimming ends cut eggplants in half.
  3. With small paring knife and without cutting the side skin, make 1” crosshatch marks to bottom, again without cutting into skin bottom.
  4. Put olive oil into a small bowl and brush onto each eggplant half.
  5. Sprinkle ½ t sumac on each half.
  6. Sprinkle ½ T Za’atar on each half + more if wanted.
  7. Place on foil lined pan and bake about 30-35 minutes or until tender.
  8. 4 Servings
  9. 220 Calories, 1.3g Protein, 21.2g Fat, 7.8g Carbs, 3.1g Fiber, 4.7g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Garlic Mint Snow Peas

Low Carb Garlic Mint Snow PeasLow Carb Garlic Mint Snow PeasLow Carb Garlic Mint Snow Peas.  These could not be much easier but they do pack a great flavor punch and slivered on the diagonal they cook very quickly.  I left these plain Jane but with the addition of a number of things you can change the flavor significantly.  Add a splash of tamari or fish sauce or maybe just something you have and like.  And if you happen to have Pili Nuts they are a great replacement for pine nuts with the same buttery high fat content.

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Garlic Mint Snow Peas
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Ingredients
  1. 4 C Snow Peas
  2. 3 T Olive Oil
  3. 3 T Pine Nuts
  4. 1 T Crushed Garlic***
  5. 1 T Dried Mint
  6. Salt To Taste
Instructions
  1. Sliver snow peas on the bias.
  2. Add olive oil & garlic to hot pan, stir to mix and immediately add snow peas & pine nuts.
  3. Fry until beginning to brown.
  4. Plate or place in serving bowl, sprinkle with mint and salt to taste.
  5. 4 Servings
  6. 163 Calories, 3.0g Protein, 15.1g Fat, 6.6g Carbs, 2.3g Fiber, 4.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. This takes almost no time at all to sauté so best to do it last minute.
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Low Carb Broccoli & Thai Peanut Sauce

Low Carb Broccoli & Thai Peanut SauceLow Carb Broccoli & Thai Peanut SauceLow Carb Broccoli & Thai Peanut Sauce. Not really sure how to describe the flavors of this fabulous dish except to say…well…it’s fabulous. No, not some ole limpy, watery, broccoli but charred broccoli.  I love charred broccoli as in Broccoli With Brown Butter Fish Sauce and probably just about any other way someone would serve it to me, and broccoli with a piquant peanut sauce is over the top and here is yet another Sweeter Spicier Thai Peanut Sauce.

I wouldn’t want you to think that broccoli is the only thing you can use this Thai peanut sauce on because that wouldn’t be true.  It is wonderful on sautéed eggplant and as a salad dressing on boiled mung bean sprouts with other Asian vegetables.  And I am sure you will come up with many other ways to use it.

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Broccoli & (Another) Thai Peanut Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ Lbs Fresh Broccoli
  2. 3 T Olive Oil
  3. 2 T Smooth Peanut Butter
  4. 2 T Coconut Milk
  5. ½ T Tamari
  6. ½ T SugarFree Rice Wine Vinegar
  7. ½ T Just Like Sugar Brown***
  8. 1 t Fish Sauce
  9. 1 t Lime Juice
  10. ½ t Crushed Garlic***
  11. ⅛ t Crushed Red Pepper
  12. ¼ C Crushed Peanuts (Garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 500°
  2. Cut broccoli into bite-size spears and yes, the stems too. (Not the woody stuff but at least 4”-5”)
  3. Line a baking pan with foil, add broccoli, drizzle with olive oil, and toss well.
  4. Put into oven and cook about 20 minutes or until they are darkened and charred.
  5. Meanwhile mix rest of ingredients except peanuts into a thin slurry. If too thick add water 1 t at a time.
  6. Put into serving bowl, drizzle with peanut sauce, and sprinkle with crushed peanuts.
  7. 4 Servings
  8. 234 Calories, 8.8g Protein, 18.8g Fat, 12.3g Carbs, 6.1g Fiber, 6.2g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I don’t buy great big whole heads of broccoli as any grocery store selling it this way is cheating and charging you for what should be THEIR wastage-not yours.
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Low Carb Kugelis

Low Carb KugelisLow Carb KugelisLow Carb KugelisLow Carb Kugelis. The only question here is:  Do you like bacon? This is an old Lithuanian/Polish dish and is probably made differently by as many people as there are who make it.  Originally a peasant dish made with bacon, grated potatoes, and onions with lots of eggs and milk, it is still made (mostly) the same way today.  Yes, I have onions in mine but have subbed daikon radish for the high carby potatoes and heavy cream for milk and in one word it…is…delicious.  With the invention of some modern appliances like a food processor this is pretty easy to make, it makes a lot and I think I know why.  Way back when as mostly people lived on farms and had lots of little mouths to feed, Kugelis could feed a small army of (children) farm workers and…all the ingredients were not only inexpensive, they were readily available on any farm.  I can’t imagine this this but the women grated the potatoes and the onions on the smallest holes on probably what was some really old grater.  It will look like a pudding before you cook it but rest assured it is not after it has baked.  I guarantee you will not be able to tell any difference between this low carb kugelis and any original and if you have leftovers?  Put a couple of eggs on top and eat it for a super hearty breakfast.

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Kugelis
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Lbs Daikon Radish (Or About 8 Cups Shredded)
  2. 1 Lb Bacon
  3. 1 Medium Grated Onion (Shallots)
  4. 6 T Melted Butter
  5. 8 Beaten Eggs
  6. ½ C Heavy Cream
  7. 1 T Flaxseed Meal
  8. 1 T Ground Chia Seeds
  9. 2 t Salt
  10. 1 t Pepper
  11. ½ t Nutmeg (Optional But Good)
  12. Sour Cream (Garnish)
  13. Green Onion Tops (Garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Sauté the bacon leaving all fat in pan. Crumble cooled bacon and put into a large bowl.
  3. Grate onion in processor on smallest grate possible. Add to bacon.
  4. Peel, grate, & rinse daikon radish squeezing out all excess water. Add to bowl.
  5. Add melted butter & bacon fat to bowl.
  6. Add heavy cream, rest of ingredients and mix well.
  7. Pour into ungreased 10”x10” or 9”x13” pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  8. 12 Servings
  9. 284 Calories, 10.4g Protein, 24.2g Fat, 4.8g Carbs, 2.0g Fiber, 2.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you don’t have a small hole grater then process by pulsing for 3-4 seconds twice which ought to get you what you want for texture.
  2. Wait until you smell your kitchen as this cooks…unbelievable.
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Low Carb Bacon Thyme Cauliflower Rice

Low Carb Thyme Bacon Cauliflower RiceLow Carb Thyme Bacon Cauliflower RiceLow Carb Bacon Thyme Cauliflower Rice.  I just kinda threw this together on a Sunday afternoon and it was so good I decided to post it.  You can see from the ingredients picture how simple it is.  I was originally going to use that olive oil along with the bacon grease but since I had some duck fat left over from a duck breast I did the other day, I used it instead.  Sometimes just a little of this and a little of that gives you something really good to eat.  Try it sometime. It can be rewarding and fun.

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Bacon Thyme Cauliflower Rice
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Medium Head Riced Cauliflower (Always Include The Core) (About 4-5 C)
  2. 2 Thinly Sliced Shallots (Or Medium Onion)
  3. ½ Lb Bacon
  4. 2 T Olive Oil
  5. 2 t Dried Thyme
  6. Salt & Pepper To Taste
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon reserving fat in the pan.
  2. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  3. Turn down heat, add shallots & thyme and cook to translucent. Set aside.
  4. Turn up heat to medium, add olive oil to remaining bacon grease, add cauliflower and fry until beginning to brown.
  5. Add back bacon and shallots and heat to temperature.
  6. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  7. 6 Servings
  8. 149 Calories, 7.3g Protein, 11.5g Fat, 6.0g Carbs, 2.6g Fiber, 4.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I don't know about you but if you buy your cauliflower already riced, and I do not, this is about as simple as it gets.
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Low Carb Crustless Mushroom Pie

Low Carb Crustless Mushroom PieLow Carb Crustless Mushroom PieLow Carb Crustless Mushroom PieLow Carb Crustless Mushroom PieLow Carb Crustless Mushroom Pie.  There is no doubt that I love mushrooms and they are used in many recipes throughout this site but this recipe is over the top and filled with them so if you  like mushrooms, this is for you.  The dried porcini mushrooms and dust that I use are from right here is Oregon at Pistol River Mushrooms and again, I use both is many recipes.  If you have never used porcini dust it a flavor punch like no other and is umami on steroids.

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Crustless Mushroom Pie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Portobello Mushrooms (About 3)
  2. ½ Lb Button Mushrooms
  3. 2 Oz Dried Porcini Mushrooms***
  4. 2 Oz Dried Trumpet Mushrooms
  5. Hot Water To Hydrate Dried Mushrooms
  6. 4 Oz Squeezed Spinach
  7. 1 Medium Onion
  8. ¼ C Olive Oil
  9. 2 T Butter
  10. 8 Oz Shredded (Grated) Gruyere Cheese
  11. 3 Beaten Eggs
  12. 1½ C 40% Heavy Cream
  13. ½ t Porcini Dust***
  14. 1 T Sherry
  15. 1 t Salt
  16. ½ t Pepper
  17. ½ t Dried Thyme
  18. ½ t Nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix dried mushrooms and add just barely enough very hot water to moisten them.
  3. Clean gills out of portobello mushrooms. Slice into very small pieces. Set aside.
  4. Slice button mushrooms, add portobellos and chop vigorously into very small pieces. This can also be done by pulsing in a food processor. You do not want it pulverized but you do want it chopped pretty finely.
  5. Add 3 T olive oil to medium high large pan and cook mushrooms until they just begin to brown. After cooking you should end up with about two cups of mushrooms. You may have to cook these in two batches. Set aside.
  6. Finely chop onion, turn down heat, add 1 T butter to pan and slowly cook onion to just beginning to caramelize.
  7. Grate Cheese.
  8. In medium mixing bowl add beaten eggs, sherry, thyme, porcini dust, salt & pepper, nutmeg, heavy cream, and mix well.
  9. Liberally butter dish glass pie pan with 1 T butter.
  10. Sprinkle onions on bottom, then spinach, ½ cheese, all the mushrooms, ½ cheese again, and slowly pour cream mixture over all.
  11. Put into oven for 15 minutes then turn oven down to 325° and cook additional 20-25 minutes or until pie is finished cooking and has just begun to brown on top.
  12. Put on counter until well cooled. It needs to be cool to cut. If you are in a hurry no problem, but it will begin to run.
  13. 8 Servings
  14. 408 Calories, 12.4g Protein, 36.2g Fat, 4.6g Carbs, 1.6g Fiber, 3.0g Net Carbs
  15. 6 Servings
  16. 545 Calories, 16.5g Protein, 38.6g Fat, 6.1g Carbs, 2.1g Fiber, 4.0g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. The idea of the mushrooms is to end up with 2 full cooked cups. It doesn't really matter what kind you use but of course the different varieties add a more complex overall flavor and the porcinis are a kiss from heaven.
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Low Carb Pancetta Sprouts

Low Carb Pancetta SproutsLow Carb Pancetta SproutsLow Carb Pancetta Sprouts.  I have a friend whose birthday is the same day as mine and as a treat, I took her to The LaurelHurst Market for dinner.  Along with the birthday stuff they gave me, I also purchased ¼ lb of pancetta and some of their Chicken Liver Paté.  I think mine is better but theirs was just starring me in the face, begging me to buy some…so I did.  The paté and birthday bacon are long gone but I stuck the pancetta in the freezer.  I pretty much always have boiled mung bean sprouts in the fridge as I eat them in different ways as a side dish 3-4 times a week.  So just to do something a little differently I decided to do a pot-load of garlic with my pancetta and some of the sprouts.  Wow was it good.  It was so good, I decided to post a recipe with it.  Here are some of the other things I do with sprouts and these do not count the sauces I put on them or adding to salads.  Puttanesca Over Mung Bean SproutsMung Bean Sprouts Carbonara, and Chicken Parmesan Over Sprouts.  Sprouts are a terrific substitute for high carby pasta and can be used in most any of your pasta recipes, and the most ridiculous part of all this is that the recipe has a measly three ingredients.  Yup, that’s just three. Actually, four If you count the pepper.

With all that said, if you can’t find pancetta, bacon makes a good stand-in so don’t not make this because you can’t find or get pancetta.

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Pancetta Sprouts
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Ingredients
  1. ½ Lb Pancetta (Or Bacon)
  2. 1 Lb Boiled Sprouts
  3. 2 T Crushed Garlic***
  4. Freshly Ground Pepper
Instructions
  1. Bring large pot of water to a boil, dump in sprouts, turn to simmer and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Drain sprouts well.
  3. Sauté pancetta until just beginning to crisp. DO NOT drain fat.
  4. Add garlic, sauté 1 minute, and add in drained sprouts to heat.
  5. Serve with lots of freshly ground pepper.
  6. 4 Servings
  7. 270 Calories, 12.7 Protein, 22.1g Fat, 6.2g Carbs, 1.1g Fiber, 5.1g Net Carbs
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Keto Ethiopian Cabbage

Low Carb Ethiopian CabbageLow Carb Ethiopian CabbageLow Carb Ethiopian CabbageKeto Ethiopian Cabbage.  I had my first Ethiopian dining experience the other day and it was a dandy.  I shared the plate to the right with someone and it was literally to die for.  Small dribs and drabs of this & that all on top of Ethiopian bread made with teff, which to my knowledge, is the highest carb grain there is.  It was all spectacular but the thing that struck me the most was the cabbage. It was creamy and rich and for whatever reason and I do not know why, it did not have any potatoes in it which would be traditional.  And it case you’re curious, no, neither of us ate the bread.  This is very easy to make and you can be doing other things while it simmers.  As you can see, you can sub daikon radishes for potatoes nearly every time.

Started out and had planned to make about 4 servings of keto Ethiopian cabbage and you know what they say about the best laid plans…so, the recipe is for eight people but…you will wish you had even more of it.  Those little pie shaped thingies are thinly sliced daikon radish rounds.

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Ethiopian Cabbage
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Ingredients
  1. ⅓ C Olive Oil
  2. 1½ Lbs Cabbage
  3. ½ C Chopped Carrots (I Used 1 Smallish Carrot)
  4. ½ Lb Daikon Radish
  5. ½ Thinly Sliced Onion
  6. 1½ t Turmeric
  7. 1 T Crushed Garlic
  8. 1 t Salt +More As Needed
  9. ½ C Water Then As Needed
Instructions
  1. Chop cabbage into small pieces.
  2. Chop carrots into small pieces.
  3. Slice daikon radish into very thin rounds and then into wedges.
  4. Julienne onion.
  5. On med-low in a large sauté pan add olive oil & turmeric, then add cabbage, daikon, onion and salt & mix well.
  6. Add water, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Put carrots into a small sauce pan and simmer until tender-about 10-12 minutes.
  8. Add garlic and carrots to cabbage and additional water as necessary.
  9. Cook until everything is tender and water is all but evaporated.
  10. Taste and correct any seasoning.
  11. 8 Servings
  12. 111 Calories, 1.8g Protein, 9.1g Fat, 7.7g Carbs, 2.8g Fiber, 4.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Don't ask me why this is so good because I don't know. I just know it is.
  2. Daikon is best sliced on a mandoline and then depending on rounds cut into either four or six wedges.
  3. If you want to add ¼ C of heavy cream the last 10 minutes of simmering it may make it a bit creamier but oh Lordy, it already is creamy.
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Low Carb Stir Fried Mung Bean Sprouts

Low Carb Stir Fried Mung Bean SproutsLow Carb Stir Fried Mung Bean Sprouts.  I have recently posted several recipes that include mung bean sprouts but what to do with the leftovers.  Most people let them sit in the refrigerator until they get soggy, slimy and are unusable.  If this has happened to you, you are not alone.  I have several recipe suggestions which may actually have you buying sprouts just to make them. Mung Bean Sprouts Salad and Vietnamese Shrimp Bowl.

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Stir Fried Mung Bean Sprouts
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Fresh Mung Bean Sprouts
  2. ½ Large Red Onion Thinly Sliced
  3. 2 T Olive Oil
  4. 2 T Crushed Garlic
  5. 2 T Tamari Sauce
  6. 1 T Oyster Sauce
  7. 2 T Green Onion Tops
Instructions
  1. Rinse and simmer bean sprouts in salted water about 5 minutes or until they just begin to turn translucent. Drain well.
  2. Heat oil to medium high, add onions and cook until translucent and the edges begin to brown.
  3. Mix garlic, tamari, and oyster sauce.
  4. Add sprouts to onions stir and cook until they are just warmed through.
  5. Pour in tamari and oyster sauce and stir to mix.
  6. Garnish with green onions & serve immediately.
  7. 6 Servings
  8. 69 Calories, 2.6g Protein, 4.9g Fat, 5.8g Carbs, 1.1g Fiber, 4.7g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Kung Pao Riced Cauliflower

Low Carb Kung Pao Riced CauliflowerLow Carb Kung Pao Riced CauliflowerLow Carb Kung Pao Riced Cauliflower. I think I could eat just about anything Asian and this low carb Kung Pao Riced Cauliflower does not disappoint. Kung pao chicken is probably one of America’s favorite Chinese recipes and is eaten thousands of times each day in restaurants across the country.  This has all the recipe elements & taste and none of the sugar or starches associated with Kung pao. You will need a recipe of Hoisin Sauce to complete the dish and trust me once you have tried the hoisin sauce you will quickly want to make yourself some Peking Duck or Chinese BBQ Pork Loin as hoisin is absolutely and utterly divine.  You may certainly add a bit more sauce, add chicken or shrimp and make this a complete meal.  Enjoy.

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Kung Pao Riced Cauliflower
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Medium Head Riced Cauliflower (About 5-6 C)
  2. 4 Slices Bacon Cooked & Crumbled (Reserve Fat)
  3. 2 T Sugar Free Rice Wine Vinegar
  4. 2 T Tamari
  5. 2 T Water
  6. 1 T Cooking Sherry
  7. 1 T Hoisin Sauce
  8. 2 t Just Like Sugar Brown
  9. 3 T Olive Oil (Divided)
  10. 2 t Red Pepper Paste + More To Taste
  11. 1 Chopped Jalapeno Pepper
  12. 1 T Chopped Ginger Paste
  13. 2 t Crushed Garlic
  14. ¼ t Red Pepper Flakes
  15. ½ C Finely Sliced Green Onion Tops
  16. ¼ C Crushed Peanuts
  17. Sesame Seeds (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook and crumble bacon, reserving the fat. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk wine vinegar, water, tamari, Just Like Sugar, cooking sherry, hoisin sauce, ginger, garlic, pepper paste, pepper flakes, jalapeno pepper, 1 t olive oil, and set aside.
  3. In remaining olive oil and reserved bacon fat on medium high heat, sauté cauliflower and red peppers, stirring occasionally, until browned and beginning to soften or about 8-10 minutes. This is like sautéing hash browns. Mix in crumbled bacon and ¼ C green onions.
  4. Add reserved sauce to cauliflower and heat thoroughly.
  5. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with remaining green onions and peanuts.
  6. 6 Servings
  7. 224 Calories, 7.4g Protein, 19.0g Fat, 6.5g Carbs, 3.1g Fiber, 3.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. It does not matter what kind of red pepper paste you use. Mine happens to be a Middle-Eastern mild pepper paste and the recipe is based on that. If you have Korean paste please, use it and I assume you know how much heat you want your dish to have. Remember this is not baking and you can adjust any of the flavors you want.
  2. I didn't show bacon in the picture but I had it, used it and..it was good...especially with the bacon fat.
  3. I ultimately ended up using ½ C minced red peppers if for no other reason than for color.
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Low Carb Spicy Thai Pea Eggplant Curry

Low Carb Spicy Thai Pea Eggplant CurryLow Carb Spicy Thai Pea Eggplant CurryLow Carb Spicy Thai Pea Eggplant CurryLow Carb Spicy Thai Pea Eggplant CurryLow Carb Spicy Thai Pea Eggplant Curry.  I have said I have a little family owned Thai market I frequent most every week for all things Asian and they always have these beautiful little pea eggplants.  One of the first things I check in the produce department are the marked down items.  I rarely buy the regularly priced Japanese eggplant because in most people’s eyes they go bad so quickly but…there is never anything wrong with them. This bag of pea eggplant was marked down to $1.00 and I swear, there is nothing wrong with them either. I think they look like tiny watermelons outside and juicy figs inside but…good grief they sure don’t taste like watermelons or figs.

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Spicy Thai Pea Eggplant Curry
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Ingredients
  1. 16-18 Thai Pea Eggplant (Quartered-And Globe Eggplant Works As Well)
  2. 1 Medium Onion (Slivered And Cut To about 1½-2” Pieces)
  3. 1 Large Red Bell Pepper (Slivered And Cut To about 1½-2” Pieces)
  4. 1 C Snow Peas Cut On The Diagonal
  5. ¼ C Coconut Oil (Divided)
  6. 2 T Crushed Garlic
  7. 1½ T Powdered Ginger
  8. 2 t Ground Coriander
  9. 2 t Turmeric
  10. Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
  11. 3 T Lime Juice
  12. 1 T Fish Sauce (Optional But Really Good)
  13. 1-1½ t Chili Garlic Paste (Depending On Heat Wanted)
  14. 1 14 Oz Can Coconut Milk (Or Cream)
  15. 1 C Thai Basil Leaves (Divided)
  16. 1 T Fish Sauce (Optional But Really Good)
Instructions
  1. Sauté eggplant in 2 T coconut oil.
  2. Add remaining T oil while adding onion, red pepper, & snow peas and continue sautéing until nearly tender.
  3. Add all spices and cook for 2-3 additional minutes.
  4. Add all liquids and cook until a bit thickened. Mix in ¾ C basil or mint.
  5. Put into large serving bowl, sprinkle on remaining basil or mint.
  6. 6 Servings
  7. 108 Calories, 1.4g Protein, 8.3g Fat, 7.1g Carbs, 2.4g Fiber, 4.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you can’t get Thai basil sub it with fresh spearmint leaves or even dried spearmint as the sweet basil you use in Italian cooking is not for use here. I used both basil and mint.
  2. If you want to add shrimp or chicken this will make a dinner for four.
  3. Peel and cubed regular globe eggplant will work as well.
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Low Carb Carbalose Kimchi Fritters

Low Carb Carbalose Kimchi FrittersLow Carb Carbalose Kimchi FrittersLow Carb Carbalose Kimchi Fritters. I walked into my local neighbor Beaumont Market to talk to a friend and the only way to go in is left by the cheeses and some odd refrigerated items.  A jar of kimchi with a REDUCED sticker on it caught my eye immediately.  Gads, $2.00? For a fermented food?  It’s never going to go out of date so I grabbed it as quickly as I could.  Now, I eat kimchi relatively regularly so this is nothing out of the ordinary.  I ate a serving with Kassler Rippchen and still had enough left over to make these low carb kimchi fritters.  The thing I didn’t realize as I picked up the jar was; the word MILD on part of the label.  I have never heard of “mild” kimchi so I had to go with flow and added some garlic chili paste. Assuming you know what you are doing, unlike myself, you will buy a spicy flavorful kimchi.  I have it pictured with Asian Dipping Sauce because they go so well together and you can certainly use anything you would like or…just eat them plain. If you want the simplest dip…naw ya don’t.  I didn’t plan it but I thought you might like to see a bit of chicken p**p that can often accompany a truly raw egg.

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Kimchi Pancakes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Egg
  2. 3-4 T Water
  3. 2-3 T Juice From Kimchi
  4. 2 T Tamari
  5. 1½ C Finely Chopped Kimchi
  6. ¾ C Carbalose Flour***
  7. ½ C Green Onion Tops (Divided)
  8. ¼ C Olive Oil + More If Needed
Instructions
  1. Beat egg, tamari, water, & kimchi juice.
  2. Chop kimchi and add.
  3. Slice onions and add ½ reserving the rest for garnishing.
  4. Heat large sauté pan to medium, add about 2 T oil and when hot, drop batter into oil. Immediately spread with the back of your spoon to size (About a 3½” diameter).
  5. Don’t get ahead of yourself-be patient. These take a little time to brown and set before you flip them-at least 4-5 minutes. Turn and finish cooking. You should be able to get 4 pancakes per cooking, so repeat.
  6. Garnish.
  7. Serve at room temperature on a platter with several small dishes of dipping sauce and allow people to dip…or not.
  8. 8 Servings
  9. 107 Calories,4.3g Protein, 8.6g Fat, 5.9g Carbs, 3.4g Fiber, 2.5g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Broccoli With Brown Butter Fish Sauce

Low Carb Broccoli With Brown Butter Fish SauceLow Carb Broccoli With Brown Butter Fish SauceLow Carb Broccoli With Brown Butter Fish Sauce. I have broken down. I purchased fish sauce. I have used other ingredients in its place for too long and I can’t do it any longer.  It seriously has such an “its own umami flavor” and is so ubiquitous to so many ethnic cuisines that I want to post I just had to have some.  As you can see, I bought a tiny tester bottle but I can assure you I will be buying a bigger bottle next time because I plan to use it more.  One of the things I learned from the verbal tutorial at my local Thai market is that the fish sauce needs to be clear and free from anything floating around in it.

Low Carb Broccoli With Brown Butter Fish SauceIf you see dark glass with fish sauce in it-don’t buy it on general principals.  It may be fine but dark glass may be trying to hide things as well and something else I learned is the lighter the color the better so I think I will be buying either Squid, Three Crabs or Red Boat the next time and Red Boat 40°N is pretty much rated as the Ferrari of fish sauces and like most people-I dream of driving a Ferrari. I have since purchased a bottle of Red Boat 40°N and to even my plebian Asian tastes, the Red Boat is better. Fish Sauce should have only two ingredients: Anchovies and Salt.

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Broccoli With Brown Butter Fish Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Fresh Broccoli
  2. 1 Medium Julienned Red Onion
  3. 3 T Olive Oil
  4. ¼ C Butter
  5. 2 T Capers
  6. 2 t Fish Sauce
  7. Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 500°.
  2. Line a sheet pan with foil.
  3. Toss the broccoli and red onion with the olive oil and spread on foil seasoning lightly with pepper.
  4. Bake, without remixing, about 15-20 minutes or until broccoli begins to brown.
  5. Transfer to larger bowl.
  6. Meanwhile in a small sauté pan, cook butter over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the it begins to brown, about 5-6 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the capers & fish sauce.
  8. Drizzle the brown butter sauce over the vegetables and serve.
  9. 4 Servings
  10. 240 Calories, 1.7g Protein, 22.0g Fat, 8.0g Carbs, 2.9g Fiber, 5.1g Net Carbs
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Low Carb German Red Cabbage

Low Carb German Red CabbageLow Carb German Red CabbageLow Carb German Red CabbageLow Carb German Red CabbageLow Carb German Red Cabbage.  When I was a kid my mom made German red cabbage for us every once in a while because it went so well with schnitzels like pork and veal but somewhere along the line the veal (baby cows) police got a hold of the market and it is almost impossible to find veal anymore-hence calves liver which we had a lot of too.  I hated liver as a kid but certainly learned to love it and still do if I can get it.  As far as I’m concerned, a German meal of low carb Veal/Pork/Chicken/ Schnitzel ala Holstein, Beef Rouladen, or Pork Schnitzel coupled with Spaetzle & this red cabbage recipe is one of those perfect low carb meals, and you can get all the recipes on this site.  Happy German Eating.

You know, sometimes you coulda had a V-8 but this time I caught it in time.  Not only do I eat raw jicama as a side snack to dinner, I use it in all kinds of other things.  It is terrific as any dip partner Creamy Smooth Guacamole and fabulous in salads like Brussels Sprouts Jicama Salad and Jicama Strawberry Cucumber Salad. and even Saucy Crunchy Peanut Salad.  It is one of the best crudité veggies for dips that I know. I pretty much always either have one on the counter or cut up in the fridge so…while I bought the apple specifically to make this cabbage dish I scrapped it after seeing the jicama sitting there.  I already had the group picture and just added the jicama pics.  A couple of the wonderful things regarding jicama are; they have the texture of apples, a slight sweetness of their own, about ⅓ the carbs of an apple, and enough fiber to choke a dog it that’s what you want.  Bottom line: I scratched the apple in the picture and used my jicama instead and now you know.

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German Red Cabbage
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Ingredients
  1. 1¼ -1½ Lbs Red Cabbage Thinly Sliced
  2. 3-4 C Grated Jicama
  3. 1 Medium Onion (Julienned Or Chopped)
  4. ¼ C Butter
  5. ½-¾ Cup Water
  6. ⅓ C Red Wine Vinegar
  7. 2-3 T Just Like Sugar (Or To Taste)
  8. 1½ t Chicken Base
  9. 1 t Salt
  10. ¼ t Ground Clove Powder
  11. 6 Smashed Juniper Berries
Instructions
  1. You are going to need a large pot to begin with so if you have a Dutch oven it’s perfect. The cabbage will cook down but until it does…
  2. Melt butter and cook onions 6-8 minutes until just beginning to color yellow.
  3. Turn to low, add rest of ingredients except cabbage & mix well.
  4. Add cabbage, stir as best you can, cover and simmer, stirring every once in a while for about an hour or until cabbage is tender.
  5. Taste and correct any seasoning.
  6. 8 Servings
  7. 90 Calories, 1.5g Protein, 5.9g Fat, 9.2g Carbs, 3.3g Fiber, 5.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I absolutely guarantee no one will never know you subbed jicama for apple.
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Low Carb Loaded Hasselback Potatoes

Low Carb Loaded Hasselback PotatoesLow Carb Loaded Hasselback PotatoesLow Carb Loaded Hasselback PotatoesLow Carb Loaded Hasselback Potatoes.  Is a daikon radish a potato?  Well no, of course not, but they make a spectacular stand-in in many cases and this is another one of those cases.  I have not had many hasselback potatoes in my life but on those few occasions, at least to me, they seemed kind of like thick horizontal loaded potato chips. These are very easy assuming you have any or all the “loaded” ingredient toppers.  The biggest thing is to get a 9″-10″ long piece of daikon radish (which you will cut in half) and as close to a cylinder of 2½” as possible.  Now daikons are vegetables and as we all know, vegetables do not always cooperate but get as close as you can and go with it.

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Hasselback Potatoes
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Ingredients
  1. 9"-10" Piece Of Daikon Radish Peeled & Cut In Half
  2. ¼ C Softened Butter
  3. ¼ C Sour Cream
  4. ¼ C Green Onion Tops
  5. ¼ C Crumbled Bacon Bits
  6. Cheddar Cheese (Optional & I Didn't Use It)
Instructions
  1. Put pieces of radish in simmering water for about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Run under cold water until you can handle them.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°.
  4. With a ¼"-⅜" dowel on either side of daikon tubes and with a thin knife, cut 14-16 slices. The dowels will stop the cut.
  5. Line your pan with foil and place daikon onto it uncut side down.
  6. Spread each piece with 2 T butter.
  7. Place daikon in oven and bake 25-30 minutes or until starting to brown.
  8. If they are not brown turn on the broiler for a minute or so. If you opt to use cheese put that on too.
  9. Remove from oven, cut each piece in half, and top with sour cream, bacon bits and green onions.
  10. 4 Servings
  11. 186 Calories, 4.2g Protein, 16.5g Fat, 4.6g Carbs, .8g Fiber, 3.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Daikon will begin to spread after it has been in the oven a while.
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Low Carb Mushroom Cobbler

Low Carb Mushroom CobblerLow Carb Mushroom CobblerLow Carb Mushroom CobblerLow Carb Mushroom CobblerLow Carb Mushroom CobblerLow Carb Mushroom CobblerLow Carb Mushroom Cobbler.  Whew dogie this savory cobbler is so good and a perfect accompaniment to a good steak dinner. The flavors will depend somewhat on the mushrooms you use but it is my opinion that porcinis should be part of the mix and they are readily available as dried and if you have the dried version Pistol River Porcini Mushrooms and a spice grinder you can make your own Pistol River Porcini Dust and I use both.  Porcinis are very expensive but not if you buy them from the linked company located right here in Oregon.  I would not recommend Olive Nation, available on Amazon, because they use B grade and you definitely want A grade mushrooms.  Soooo, if you are going to do some of the recipes on this site you might as well break down and buy at least the mushrooms because I use both the powder and dried in many of my recipes and here are just a few of them.  Cauliflower & Porcini Mushroom Risotto, Creamed Hungarian Mushrooms, Porcini Wine Cream, Vegetable Calzones, and there are more.  You will just have to poke around to find them. Once you have used porcinis in one form or another you’ll ask yourself where have they been and why you didn’t know about them.

I  had a savory cobbler crust but for me, the crust sort of overwhelmed the delicacy of the mushrooms.  Not that is wasn’t good-it was-but not the best it could be and now the recipe is much more simple and even better.  I liked the name so I stuck with it and anyway, it is very like a cobbler.

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Mushroom Cobbler
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Lbs. Assorted Sliced Mushrooms (Any Or All Of These-Porcini, Portobello, Cremini, Shiitake, Button, Oyster To Name A Few & I Used A Portobello, Oysters, Buttons, Dried Shiitakes, & Dried Porcinis)
  2. ½ Medium Onion Small Diced
  3. 3 Butter (Divided)
  4. 3 T Olive Oil (Divided)
  5. 1½ C Heavy Cream
  6. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  7. 1½ t Porcini Dust
  8. 2 t Chicken Base (This Is Your Salt)
  9. ½ t Pepper
  10. ½ t Thyme
  11. Additional Salt & Pepper To Taste Only If Needed
  12. ½ C Ground Pork Skins
  13. ¼ C Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Sauté all fresh mushrooms in a mixture of ½ &½ butter & olive oil. If you don’t use it all it’s OK. Set aside.
  3. Sauté onions until transluscent. Set Aside.
  4. Gently heat heavy cream, add everything except onions & mushrooms and barely simmer a couple of minutes.
  5. Add back mushrooms & onions to heat, transfer to 8”x8” baking pan.
  6. If using, mix cheese with pork skins & top mushrooms.
  7. Bake about 30-35 minutes or until cream is thickening & bubbly and pork skins are browning. If it looks finished and the pork skins need a little more color put under broiler for only 30-40 seconds or so as they can burn very easily.
  8. 8 Servings
  9. 292 Calories, 3.2g Protein, 28.2g Fat 2.8g Carbs, 1.2g Fiber, 1.6g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. It may seem a little goopy to begin with but after baking the heavy cream will thicken.
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Low Carb Sautéed Bok Choy

Low Carb Sautéed Bok ChoyLow Carb Sautéed Bok ChoyLow Carb Sautéed Bok Choy.  This was actually my first Bok Choy recipe and I am just now getting it posted. It’s very easy assuming you have washed and dried your baby Bok Choy.  Other than that, it’s very smooth, fast sailing. The first was a Bok Choy Cucumber Salad which is to die for if you are looking for a really different cold salad. Bok Choy is one of those veggies you can brag about to your friends because they have probably barely heard the name, let alone ever eaten or used it.

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Sautéed Bok Choy
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Ingredients
  1. 4-6 Individual Baby Bok Choy (Depending On Size)
  2. 1 Head Garlic Peeled and Coarsely Chopped
  3. 2 T Olive Oil (Divided)
  4. ¼ C Tamari
  5. 1½ T Oyster Sauce
  6. 1 T Toasted Sesame Seeds (No, They Don't Need To Toasted)
  7. 4-6 Sautéed Shitake Mushrooms
Instructions
  1. Trim ends leaving Bok Choy whole then wash thoroughly by swishing in cold water several times.
  2. Wrap in towel and put to dry thoroughly. Set aside.
  3. Rough chop garlic and sauté in 1 T hot oil stirring constantly until beginning to change color and getting crispy. (This is a very quick process). Remove from oil and set aside.
  4. Sauté mushrooms and set aside.
  5. Mix tamari and oyster sauce.
  6. Sauté Bok Choy in 1 T hot olive oil until well browned, turn & repeat. (They might spit depending on how well you dried them).
  7. Plate Bok Choy, sprinkle with mushrooms, crispy garlic, sesame seeds, and drizzle with sauce.
  8. 6 Servings
  9. 112 Calories, 4.0 Protein, 8.3g Fat, 7.7g Carbs, 1.8g Fiber, 5.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. This can also be served family style on a platter to let people serve themselves because it is such a lovely looking dish.
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Low Carb Stir Fried Snow Peas

Low Carb Stir Fried Snow PeasLow Carb Stir Fried Snow PeasLow Carb Stir Fried Snow PeasLow Carb Stir Fried Snow PeasLow Carb Stir Fried Snow Peas.  Super, super easy peazy. I didn’t decide to make this recipe, I was just looking for something to go with my Thai sausages and Asian Oyster Sauce. I had the peas in the fridge and just grabbed some, along with a few pine nuts I had in my freezer and went with the flow.  I think one of the biggest misconceptions about snow peas is they are so easily confused with snap peas or (sugar) snap peas. Fresh snow peas should be small and very flat whereas snap peas actually have small peas inside them and…not to be confused with green peas which to my mind are pretty high carby.

Peas, peas, peas, peas.  I say eat the lower carb ones and eat the ones you like.  Me, I just happen to love snow peas because you can do more things with them and in many cases they can be a part of a crudité.  They do have invisible strings on the sides of them and if they drive you nuts then they are easy to pull off.  I find if I am able to get the smaller snow peas the strings just kind of go away in your mouth and are not to be noticed-especially when cooked.  I am now going to an Asian market to buy most of my veggies and the quality is so much better than what’s available in a regular grocery it’s not even funny.  But I’ll tell you what is funny.  Have you ever listened to an angry Asian woman?  You do not need to understand the language to know they are angry about one of two things. Either the price or the quality and it can get to both. Probably best to carry really good produce at good prices.  I am sure we sound the same way to them and we have all done it at one time or another but when it is in a language you don’t understand…it magnifies.

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Stir Fried Snow Peas
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Ingredients
  1. 4 C Snow Peas
  2. 2 T Olive Oil
  3. 2 T Pine Nuts
  4. 2 t Sesame Seeds
  5. 1 t Salt
Instructions
  1. Toast nuts in 350° oven until beginning to brown.
  2. Heat oil to medium high and add peas. They will cook quickly so you need to keep tossing them.
  3. Add pine nuts, sesame seeds, and salt and give a couple final stirs.
  4. 4 Servings
  5. 59 Calories, 2.7 Protein, 3.5g Fat, 5.7g Carbs, 2.2g Fiber, 3.5g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Spinach Bhaji

Low Carb Spinach BhajiLow Carb Spinach BhajiLow Carb Spinach BhajiLow Carb Spinach Bhaji.  Bhaji is a vegetable East Indian concoction and can be make with all kinds of various low carb vegetables, even mixing and matching 5 or 6 different veggies but the common theme is mostly garlic, cumin and garam marsala with the additional use of curry sometimes.  I chose fresh spinach because of the ease of using it but you can also successfully use eggplant which only takes a tiny bit longer time to cook.  It is not as pretty to look at but oh boy, eggplant sure is good too. Enjoy as this is not only easy, it is also very piquant.  I served it with a mayo pork rind encrusted piece of Islandic Cod Fillet which had lots of lemon juice on it & which when mixed into the Bhaji and was divine.

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Spinach Bhaji
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Ingredients
  1. 10-12 Oz Fresh Raw Spinach
  2. 1 Small Julienned Onion
  3. 3 T Butter Divided
  4. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  5. 1 t Ground Cumin
  6. 1 t Garam Marsala
Instructions
  1. Add 1 T Butter to large pan on low heat. Add dry spinach, sprinkle with 2 T water, toss, cover & heat until spinach is just barely wilted-set aside. At this point you do not want any water in the spinach.
  2. Add 2 T butter to pan and barely saute onion-only until limp.
  3. To onions add garlic and cook a minute or two.
  4. Add cumin & garam marsala and saute another minute or so.
  5. Add back spinach and mix well.
  6. 4 Servings
  7. 99 Calories, 1.4g Protein, 8.7g Fat, 4.1g Carbs,1.5g Fiber, 2.6g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Green Beans Zucchini Basil Verde

Low Carb Green Beans Zucchini Basil VerdeLow Carb Green Beans Zucchini Basil VerdeLow Carb Green Beans Zucchini Basil Verde. There are probably hundred of recipes for a green verde sauce and this Green Beans Zucchini Basil Verde is another.  Verde can have a mixed and varied set of ingredients but it mostly seems to have capers & lemon juice which makes pretty much anything piquant.  The idea is to feature the meat, vegetables, or a combination of both without overpowering them and hopefully what this verde is doing here.

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Green Beans Zucchini Basil Verde
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Sauce Verte
  1. ⅓ C Fresh Chopped Basil
  2. ½ C Chopped Green Onion Tops
  3. 1 T Dried Parsley
  4. 2 T Capers
  5. 1 T Lemon Juice
  6. 2 t Dijon Mustard
  7. 2 t Dried Mint
  8. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  9. ¼ C T Olive Oil
  10. ½ t Salt
  11. ½ t Pepper
  12. More Salt & Pepper To Taste
Vegetables
  1. 1 Lb Green Beans Cut In Half Diagonally
  2. ¼ C Olive Oil (Divided)
  3. ¾ C Water (+ More As/If Needed)
  4. 1 Lb Zucchini Cut Into About ¾”x2-2½” Pieces (I Cut Mine Into Wedges)
Sauce
  1. Put first 8 ingredients into processor, pulsing until everything is pretty well sticking to the sides.
  2. Scrape down sides, add olive oil, and process to a paste. Add more olive oil as/if needed to make a thick slurry.
Vegetables
  1. To large sauté pan, add water, 2 T olive oil & green beans, toss to coat, cover and simmer until beans are tender, water has evaporated, and to your liking. Set aside.
  2. Add last 2 T olive oil to sauté pan turn heat to medium and sauté uncovered until tender and they have reached a medium brown color.
  3. Add back beans, add sauce verde, and heat to serving temperature.
  4. 6 Servings
  5. 208 Calories, 2.3g Protein, 18.8g Fat, 10.8g Carbs, 4.7g Fiber, 6.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Don't worry if your green beans wrinkle-it's perfectly normal. I actually let mine brown (caramelize) for a little added flavor.
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Low Carb Provençal Relish

Low Carb Provençal RelishLow Carb Provençal RelishLow Carb Provençal RelishLow Carb Provençal RelishLow Carb Provençal Relish.  So, a very dear friend took me out for dinner to Laurelhurst Market restaurant on my birthday. On their menu there was/is a Bone-in NY Steak with Padron Peppers & Provençal Relish and a Ribeye with Avocado Puree & Candied Jalapenos.  Being picky I wanted…the Ribeye with the Provençal Relish which had no sugar and…because I have eaten at this particular restaurant many times, I was accommodated without question.  Yeah, yeah, I don’t go out to dinner very often anymore but this is in my top five restaurant picks here in foodie town Portland, Or.

The meal was of course terrific but the steak, nestled in the Provençal Relish, was out of this world.  My picture is exactly as it was served except they actually sliced the steak.  I brought some of it home to analyze it and have tried to recreate it.  Try to picture an old woman picking through a cardboard box of leftover relish, tasting & savoring each little bite.  The relish tastes great with a little finishing heat from the Padron peppers which I did not have. Since I didn’t want to wait to see if my grocery even had them, I used jalapeno peppers instead.  Mine is not exactly the same but boy, it sure is good.

The relish can be served warm or cold but it absolutely begs to be left in the refrigerator for several days to marry all those wonderful flavors. If you decide to serve it cold you will need to let it sit on the counter to let the olive return to a liquid and it will be quite crunchy.  If heated, it will soften things a bit.  To test the recipe, I only made half of it and it easily and amply would have served four people so…I have lots leftover to accompany other meals.  I was so hot to make and eat the dish that I ate the relish raw and next, I will take the time to heat it.

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Provençal Relish
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Ingredients
  1. 1-1½ C Olive Oil
  2. 2 Roma Tomatoes Seeded & Finely Diced
  3. 1 C Yellow Pepper Finely Diced
  4. 1 C Red Pepper Finely Diced
  5. 1 C Red Onion Finely Diced
  6. 1 C Olives Finely Chopped
  7. 2-3 T Capers
  8. 2 t Crushed Garlic
  9. 2 t Anchovy Paste
  10. 1½ t Dried Basil
  11. 1½ t Dried Thyme
  12. 2 T Jalapeno Peppers (I Used Pickled Jalapenos)
  13. ½ t Liquid Smoke (Optional But Good)
  14. ½ t Pepper
Instructions
  1. Pretty easy.
  2. Just chop & dice all veggies, add rest of ingredient, mix thoroughly and refrigerate for at least 24 hours and a couple of days would be even better.
  3. 8 Servings
  4. 293 Calories, 1.2g Protein, 29.8g Fat, 7.0g Carbs, 1.6g Fiber, 5.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Padron chile peppers individually are unique though similar in shape and size with curved and grooved furrows along their skin. Young Padrons are crisp, the color of limes, roughly two inches in length and their flavor savory, grassy, piquant and peppery. It is not uncommon to find a firey chile in the mix (roughly 1 in 10), making for a bit of Padron roulette.
  2. My dish was pretty spicy so maybe I got lucky and got 2 out of 10 hot ones.
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Low Carb Cajun Cauliflower Rice Hash

Low Carb Cajun Cauliflower Rice HashLow Carb Cajun Cauliflower Rice Hash. There are days (many of them) that after I go to the grocery, I have purchased way too many vegetables.  As I am an avid carnivore I end up kind of eating vegetables as an afterthought and adjunct to my meat.  I do love Ginger Curry Sweetened Cauliflower Rice and oops, I bought too large a cauliflower and I had a little less than 2 cups left over.  Riced cauliflower will last quite awhile in the fridge but there comes a time to either use it or lose it and trust me, I am not into losing food (of any kind).  Hence this recipe for Cajun Cauliflower Rice Hash.  When training, and working in any kitchen, the one thing that is pounded into you everyday is NEVER EVER WASTE FOOD.  At the time something goes into the garbage, it has become 100% food cost and it is NOT cool.  Not for the owner of the restaurant and if you’re the owner…NOT cool for you.

Cooking, for me, is second nature.  I don’t much think about it and probably miss many opportunities  to make a recipe post because of it.  I just throw this and that together and come up with something.  No recipe, no nothing.  After I made this, I decided to take a couple of pictures and do this post.  It is so simple it’s ridiculous but if you don’t know to do it, you’ll never taste it and…  Since I ended up prepping so much food today and knowing I wouldn’t be eating it for several more days I wanted an easy dinner with maybe some eggs and sausage and this is just what I came up with. So when you need an easy fix..try this.  I happened to top it mine with eggs but it is also an easy side dish to almost anything.

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Cajun Cauliflower Rice Hash
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Ingredients
  1. 3 C Riced Cauliflower
  2. 3 T Butter (Divided)
  3. 1 T Olive Oil
  4. ½ C Slivered Onion
  5. ½ C Slivered Red Pepper (Cut In Half)
  6. Cajun or Blackening Spice
  7. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Put 1 T butter in pan, add onions & peppers and sauté until tender. Set aside.
  2. Add rest of butter and olive oil to hot pan add riced cauliflower and sauté until brown.
  3. Add back onions & peppers, sprinkle with salt, pepper. & Cajun seasoning.
  4. 2 Servings
  5. 260 Calories, 4.0g Protein, 23.1g Fat, 12.1g Carbs, 4.5g Fiber, 7.6g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. This makes a great side dish but I think its highest and best use is under a couple of eggs.
  2. Cheddar cheese between the hash & eggs is good and I would have done it...but I forgot.
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Low Carb Warm Daikon Radish German Potato Salad

Low Carb Warm Daikon Radish German Potato SaladLow Carb Warm Daikon Radish German Potato SaladLow Carb Warm Daikon Radish German Potato SaladLow Carb Warm Daikon Radish German Potato SaladLow Carb Warm Daikon Radish German Potato Salad. One of the things that happens for me, when I am doing a new recipe with any particular ingredient is; my mind goes nuts as I think of the other things I can also do with that same ingredient which is the case for this recipe.  When I finished the Daikon Radish Dill Pickle Egg Potato Salad I realized I could do a lot more with daikon radishes.  When cubed, it looks like potato and when cooked and with other things added it tastes pretty much like a potato so why not try a Warm Daikon Radish German Potato Salad with it.  Guess what, low and behold it tastes just like you’d think it should.  And now I will probably come up with even more uses for this very under-appreciated vegetable.  They can be pickled, used in stews, grated for use in a salad, and sliced into disks as a low carb dipping veggie.  As you can see in one of the pictures it is the perfect accompaniment to a good Weisswurst sausage with a spicy mustard.

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Warm Daikon Radish German Potato Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Wedged Daikon Radish Wedges (About 3-3½ Cups)
  2. ½ Lb Bacon Diced & Sautéed (Save All The Grease & You May Need More)
  3. 1 C Peeled & Seeded Cucumber (⅔ to 1 Cucumber Depending On Size)
  4. ¾ C Dilled Pickle Wedges (No Garlic)
  5. ½ C Minced Purple Onion
  6. ½ C Green Onion Tops
  7. 6 T Bacon Grease (This Is Why You Never Throw Away Bacon Grease)
  8. 2½ T Cider Vinegar
  9. 1½ T Water
  10. 1½ t Dijon Mustard
  11. 2 Drops Liquid Sucralose (Or 2 T Just Like Sugar To Keep It Paleo)
  12. ½ t Salt
  13. ½ t Pepper
Instructions
  1. Gently boil daikon radish for about 30 minutes.
  2. While radish is cooking prep all veggies and put into a large mixing bowl
  3. In a small bowl combine and mix last 6 listed ingredients (The Dressing).
  4. Drain radish, and add to veggies.
  5. Dress and mix all and let sit at room temperature until ready to serve.
  6. 6 Servings
  7. 232 Calories, 4.6g Protein, 22.0g Fat, 4.4g Carbs, 1.6g Fiber, 2.8g Net Carbs
  8. 8 Servings
  9. 174 Calories, 3.4g Protein, 16.4g Fat, 3.3g Carbs, 1.2g Fiber, 2.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. All I can say is this is really tasty.
  2. If you opt to use Just Like Sugar be sure to dissolve it in the water and vinegar first.
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Low Carb Ginger Curry Sweetened Cauliflower Rice

Low Carb Ginger Curry Sweetened Cauliflower RiceLow Carb Ginger Curry Sweetened Cauliflower RiceLow Carb Ginger Curry Sweetened Cauliflower Rice. One of my favorite all times dishes ever is Spatchcocked Chicken A l’Orange and this Ginger Curry Sweetened Cauliflower Rice is the perfect accompaniment as it has many of the same spices yet is so easily made.  I don’t so much do a lot experimenting anymore as I have a quite large repertoire of recipes, and then there are the things I eat which have no recipe you know, like steak etc.  but I riced a particular large head of cauliflower, had quite a bit left over, decided to just try this and man oh man, what a pleasant surprise.  Not too sweet and just a terrific side dish.

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Ginger Curry Sweetened Cauliflower Rice
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Ingredients
  1. 4 C Riced Cauliflower
  2. ½ C Water
  3. ½ C Heavy Cream
  4. ¼ C Sliced Green Onions (Divided)
  5. 1 t Chicken Base
  6. 1½ t Orange Extract
  7. 1½ t Ground Ginger
  8. 1½ t Curry Powder
  9. ¼ t Pepper
  10. 6 Drops Liquid Sucralose
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients except 2 T green onions in sauce pan and slowly reduce unto desired consistency and cauliflower is tender.
  2. Serve, sprinkling with remaining green onions.
  3. 6 Servings
  4. 98 Calories, 1.3g Protein, 8.0g Fat, 3.0g Carbs, 1.5g Fiber,1.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. There would be several variations for this veggie so play around with it and see what you can come up with.
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Low Carb Spaghetti Squash 101

Low Carb Spaghetti Squash 101Low Carb Spaghetti Squash 101. Somewhere on what has become this ridiculously large website, there is a place where I talk about the way I had always cooked spaghetti squash-which was almost never anyway because, gasp, I didn’t eat it much.  But I eat it all the time now and I have so many recipes using it I am going to list them at the bottom of the post.  So let’s get on to low carb spaghetti squash 101.

The biggest difference is how it is cut.  Anywhere and everywhere you go people are saying and showing how to cut the squash and I believe it is wrong.  After baking, the squash whole, it should be cut as shown it my picture and this is the reason why:  The strands of the squash go around and around and around.  If you cut the squash lengthwise you are cutting every strand in half.  Does that make sense?  I don’t have the foggiest idea how to tell you the number of servings per squash as there are so many variables.  As you can see I did two medium squashes at a time but I sometimes package them for freezing in differing weights so that depending on what I use them for, I have what I need when I need it.

I do 5 oz. portions for a stand alone vegetable, and 6-7 oz. for various other recipes, let alone some of you have bigger families with younger or larger (husbands) members.  For myself, I got nine 5 oz. servings from those two squashes and you will probably configure yours differently.  Remember:  It takes the same amount of electricity to cook two or three squashes as it does for one so plan accordingly. Mine were cooked for 1½ hours at 350°.  I scoop out the seeds and then with a large spoon, I go between the outside shell and the flesh around until most (and you can’t get it all) of it comes out in one lump. The picture above is simply squash with butter and poppy seeds-so easy-so good.

At this point in my life I cook two at a time for several reasons, time savings and as I said, I do not want to run out.  So there you have it.  Listed below are all the spaghetti squash recipes on the site and the squash freezes beautifully.

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Low Carb Loaded Celery Root Home Fries

Celery Root Home FriesLow Carb Loaded Celery Root Home Fries. Oh baby, oh baby are these Loaded Celery Root Home Fries good.  You can certainly play doctor here as you can put your own ingredients in them. This sister’s recipe is plain Celery Root Hash Browns. The little circles of meat you see in each corner is fried chorizo and of course you can make this a completely vegetarian meal minus meat and every once in awhile I have this as a complete dinner.  If celery root doesn’t trip your trigger then daikon radish is a more-than-perfect stand in.

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Celery Root Home Fries
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Large Celery Root (About 1-1½ Lbs Cleaned)
  2. 6 T Oil + More If Needed For Frying (I Use Lard Or Tallow & Sometimes Both)
  3. ½ Medium Onion
  4. 1 C Julienned Red Pepper
  5. ½ Lb Sauteed Mushrooms
  6. 1 C Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  7. ¼ C Sliced Green Onion Tops
  8. ¼ C Sour Cream
  9. ¼ C Salsa
  10. Other Topping Options Might Include: Bacon, Ham, Spinach etc.
  11. Salt & Pepper Fried Celery Root To Taste
Instructions
  1. Peel and cut into ½” x 1½” rectangles.
  2. Put celery root in water to cover and cook until just tender 10-12 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Heat oil and sauté until golden brown.
  4. Remove cooked root, plate, leaving at least several tablespoons of oil in pan.
  5. Add onions & peppers and sauté. Top celery root.
  6. Sauté Mushrooms.
  7. Add onions, peppers and mushrooms to top of celery root.
  8. Top with cheese and microwave until cheese melts.
  9. Mix sour cream & green onions and top cheese.
  10. Drizzle with salsa.
  11. 4 Servings
  12. 351 Calories, 11.g Protein, 14.9g Fat, 15.7g Carbs, 3.3g Fiber, 12.4g Net Carbs
  13. 6 Servings
  14. 187 Calories, 7.3g Protein, 9.9g Fat, 10.5g Carbs, 2.2g Fiber, 8.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Nutritionals are for listed ingredients.
  2. Other Topping Options Might Include: Bacon, Ham, Spinach etc.
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Low Carb Celery Root Hash Browns

Low Carb Celery Root Hash BrownsLow Carb Celery Root Hash Browns.  So the story behind hash browns or hashed brown potatoes goes something like this:  A potato that has been shredded or riced (usually from leftover baked potatoes) and fried in a pan with some kind of oil or butter.  About the only difference I can make out between hash browns and home fried potatoes is the shape of the cut and what you can do with them.  Since I do not eat potatoes in any form but I do like to have breakfast for dinner once is awhile these celery root hash browns are just the ticket.  Yes, you can doctor up hash browns and serve eggs atop but they are usually served kind of plain Jane and so are these.   Super easy  to fix in a pinch when you don’t know what else to do for a last minute meal.  If you want to play doctor here is the recipe for Loaded Celery Root Home Fries and here is another other recipe using celery root Dilled Celery Root which also makes an easy side dish and is a great accompaniment to Stuffed Shrimp.

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Celery Root Hash Browns
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Large Celery Root (About 1-1½ Lbs Cleaned)
  2. ¼ C Butter
  3. Salt & Pepper To Taste
Instructions
  1. Shred celery root in processor.
  2. Heat butter to fragrance, add celery root, fry until dark golden brown, turn and fry on other side.
  3. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  4. 4 Servings
  5. 144 Calories, 1.6g Protein, 11.5g Fat, 9.0g Carbs, 2.0g Fiber, 7.0g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. The celery root will not stick together very well as it has very little starch but it will cook down quite a bit as it does have moisture in the form of water. No, it should not spit at you.
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Low Carb Dilled Celery Root

Low Carb Dilled Celery RootLow Carb Dilled Celery Root. There is a pretty cool story behind the very simple recipe for these dilled “potatoes” and Spoiler Alert:  These are made with celery root.

 

Back in the summer of 1987 Bill Graham, the then manager of the Grateful Dead and who owned a home in Telluride, CO was driving up the box canyon road when he saw the sign that said “Dead End”.  Of course always thinking, thinking, thinking it occurred to Bill that Telluride would be a great place for a concert with his band.  Now I can say I have lived in many places during my lifetime and Telluride is definitely one of the most beautiful.

I lived on the third floor of a condominium directly overlooking town park and didn’t even need to buy tickets.  Just opened the windows and let the music flow in.  Oh yeah, and Mrs. Magnanimous rented out a spare lock-off bedroom to 10 people from California for the weekend for the then kingly sum of $300.  Just to make myself feel good about charging so much I included breakfast  for two mornings.  After all was said and done they turned out to be 10 of the coolest people I had ever met…ever.  The whole 36 hr weekend was magical.  It was said that there were 10,000 people who descended on T-ride from all over the US which may not seem so many by today’s concert standards but remember, the whole of the Telluride population was probably shy of 2,000 residents.  I hear tell there were tents set up for miles and miles in the fields leading into town.

That same summer we were ambling through town and there was a new French restaurant that had open and which is still there to this day.  La Marmotte Sample MenuLa Marmotte New Years Eve 2017 Menu.  The weather was spectacular and there were tables set up all over the expansive lawn so we sat down to have lunch.  I have no recollection of what the main course was but whatever it was did not compare to the dilled potatoes sitting on my plate.  They were perfectly fried in gobs of butter  in a very Julia Child fashion.  They were simply swimming in butter with a little salt & pepper.  My absolute favorite food combination from this website is Stuffed Shrimp paired with this dilled celery root.

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Dilled Celery Root
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Large Celery Root (About 1-1½ Lbs Cleaned)
  2. 6 T Butter
  3. ¾ t Dried Dill Weed + More To Taste
  4. Salt & Pepper To Taste
Instructions
  1. Peel and cut into ½” x 1½” rectangles. (See Picture)
  2. Put celery root in water to cover and cook until just tender 10-12 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Melt butter and gently stir into butter.
  4. Slowly sauté until golden brown.
  5. Sprinkle with dill weed, salt & pepper and serve.
  6. If your celery root is not swimming in butter then add some more.
  7. 3 Servings
  8. 245 Calories, 2.3g Protein, 23.0g Fat, 9.2g Carbs, 2.0g Fiber, 7.2g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Most people will tell you to use dill rather sparingly but this dish is predicated on the flavor of the dill so don’t be skimpy.
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Low Carb Scalloped Ham And Celery Root

Low Carb Scalloped Ham And Celery RootThis Low Carb Scalloped Ham And Celery Root recipe is a take on one of my old (cheap) college favorites.  Back in the day and in my case the late 60’s, one of the least expensive foods you could buy was potatoes.  At the time potatoes were about .49 for a 10 lb. bag and ham was about .49 per lb.  So if you think about it this recipe was a really inexpensive way to serve 4-6 hungry college students.

Low Carb Scalloped Ham And Celery RootI have substituted celery root in place of the potatoes and used heavy cream in place of a roux made with flour and added milk.  In my world, today, this tastes so much better and of course back then not many people had ever thought about thickening with heavy cream much less heard of it…and celery root?…celery what?  The water injected crud that passes for ham today?..didn’t exist. So get yourself a nice fat-rat celery root and above all good quality ham that has not been injected with some saltwater crapola.

Low Carb Scalloped Ham And Celery RootI think this dish has lots less than ¼ the carbs that it does when made with potatoes.  If you have a mandoline for slicing then I would suggest using it as celery root is very difficult to cut by hand and the mandoline will make short work of it.  If you don’t have one a great place to look, if you have one in your area, is a used restaurant supply house.  In fact if you can get to a restaurant supply house be careful, as it is quite easy to go nuts in them.  If you are going to invest in a mandoline I would suggest an adjustable bladed one as you can easily set the thickness of anything you wish to slice/cut.  Yes, you can of course cut it by hand by cutting it half and laboriously use a chef’s knife.  One last way would be to use the slicing blade on your food processor and the only problem may be that your processor may cut it too thin or thick.

Update:  Though I really like the flavor of celery root another very good vegetable to use is diakon radish.  Just peel and slice thinly into rounds.

If you want to add ½ C green peas for color then go ahead and it is simply for color and absolutely not needed.  My other name for peas is little sugar bombs.

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Scalloped Ham And Celery Root
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Medium Celery Root Halved & Sliced About ⅛” Thick (About 1-1½ Lb Cleaned)
  2. ½ Lb Good Quality Diced Ham ½” Cubes (Or Whatever Shape You Want)
  3. 1 T Butter
  4. ½ Onion Small Dice
  5. 1½ C Heavy Cream (Remember I Use 40% Heavy Cream)
  6. 1½ t Dry Mustard Powder
  7. 2 t Chicken Base
  8. ½ t Pepper
  9. 2 C Grated Cheese (I Use Gruyere & Sometimes Mixed With Cheddar)
  10. ½ C Green Onion Finely Chopped (These Add Additional Color & Virtually No Carbohydrate)
  11. 2 T Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Put celery root in water to cover and cook until tender 10-12 minutes. I can’t describe how tough these babies are to cut and how quickly they become tender. This is unknowable stuff. Put in large mixing bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°
  3. Meanwhile sweat onions in 1½ t butter until tender and add to celery root.
  4. Add remaining butter, increasing heat, sauté ham chunks & add to celery root.
  5. Slowly heat heavy cream, add chicken base, mustard powder, pepper and reduce slightly.
  6. Add cheese & green onions until cheese is just barely melty. Pour over celery root mixture and blend thoroughly.
  7. Put into glass baking dish and top with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake until bubbly and then if Parmesan cheese has not browned, broil for about a minute.
  9. 6 Servings
  10. 483 Calories, 19.2g Protein, 40.5g Fat, 4.5g Carbs, .6g Fiber, 3.9g Net Carbs
  11. 8 Servings
  12. 362 Calories, 14.4g Protein, 30.4g Fat, 3.4g Carbs, .4g Fiber, 3.0g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Collard Greens With Smoked Pulled Pork

Low Carb Collard Greens With Smoked Pulled PorkLow Carb Collard Greens With Smoked Pulled PorkLow Carb Collard Greens With Smoked Pulled Pork. Perhaps if you didn’t grow up in the South you mightn’t have been exposed to Collard Greens let alone with smoked pulled pork.  I did not grow up in the South either but my mother was a woman of many talents, one of them was cooking, and she did make collard greens & a smoked ham hock for us once in awhile.  She made it like most people with bacon grease, which was fine by us as we all loved bacon.  So this is my own rendition using collard greens & smoked pulled pork.  Same greens, same animal just with a little twist.  There are a couple of different ways to use this recipe:  1.) As a dinner side dish (on left) and 2.)  As a filling & hearty soup (on right)  Not sure why most every other greens recipes include so much sugar and I doubt you’ll miss it here since I’m pretty sure the people coming to this site are not looking for sugary recipes.

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Collard Greens With Smoked Pulled Pork
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Ingredients
  1. 2-2½ Lbs Collard Greens (Remember You Loose Weigh With The Unusable Ribs)
  2. 1 Lb Pulled Pork
  3. 1 Small Onion Dice Small
  4. 2 T Bacon Grease (Or Lard)
  5. 1 T Crushed Garlic
  6. 3 T Apple Cider Vinegar (You Can Also Use Unsweetened Rice Wine Vinegar)
  7. ½ t Red Pepper Flakes
  8. 1 T Chicken Base
  9. ½ t Liquid Smoke
  10. 1 t Butter Per Serving (Optional But Good)
  11. 2 C Water For Side Dish 4 C Water For Soup
Instructions
  1. Heat grease in pot large enough to pack in the greens.
  2. Slowly sweat the onions, then mix in garlic.
  3. Making sure collards are grit-free cut the center rib out of each stalk.
  4. Cut into 1½" strips, turn and cut about 2" pieces.
  5. Mix water, chicken base, pepper flakes, & vinegar and pour over greens.
  6. Cover and slowly simmer for 2-2½ hours or until greens are tender.
  7. Add pork and heat thoroughly.
  8. 4 Soup Servings
  9. 419 Calories, 32.0g Protein, 14.4g Fat, 10.3g Carbs, 5.8g Fiber, 4.5g Net Carbs
  10. 6-8 Side Servings
  11. 210 Calories, 16.0g Protein, 7.2g Fat, 5.2g Carbs, 2.9g Fiber, 2.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I do add butter to mine whether I make soup or a side. There is something about the way butter enriches anything.
  2. As a side dish it is best to put into its own container as you will want to eat (drink) the juices.
  3. If your pulled pork strands are too long, chop them a little. You want the pork recognizable but not so long they are a pain to eat or drip from the bowl to your mouth.
  4. If you like your greens a little less tender, cook maybe ½ hour less.
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Low Carb Fried Cauliflower Tater Tots

Low Carb Fried Cauliflower Tater TotsLow Carb Fried Cauliflower Tater Tots. Since I made that fatal mistake ending up with Cauliflower Grits instead of mashed cauliflower I have gone nuts making new recipes with it and these fried cauliflower tater tots are one of the results.  Cauliflower Polenta Cakes is another.  Is that ketchup in that bowl you may be asking?  Why yes it is.  Not regular high carby ketchup but Sugar-Free Ketchup.  I can’t imagine eating tater tots without at least a little ketchup.

There are recipes everywhere for oven baked/fried tater tots but they are nothing like these fried puppies and when eaten, there is zero cauliflower taste.  For all the world you will think you are eating real potato tots. Now we know that potatoes fry really well (the Maillard reaction) and/but so do Pork Rinds and we also know how crunchy pork rinds are and these babies are covered with them. My oil of choice was duck fat because if you have ever had french fries done in duck fat you would know why.

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Fried Cauliflower Tater Tots
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Tots
  1. 1½ C Cauliflower Grits
  2. ¾ C Parmesan Cheese
  3. ¾ t Garlic Salt
  4. ¾ t Pepper
  5. ⅜ t Onion Powder
  6. 3 T Beaten Egg Wash
  7. 1½ C Crushed Pork Rinds
Egg Wash
  1. 2 Eggs
  2. 2 T Sour Cream
  3. Oil For Frying.
Instructions
  1. Mix first 6 tot ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Using 2 shallow bowls and l larger plate, put the remaining egg mixture in one bowl and the pork rinds in the second.
  3. Using a 1 T scoop make 36 balls for tots. Form each into a tiny football. Gently put into egg wash and then into pork rinds.
  4. Heat oil to between medium and medium high, cook 12 tots at a time and repeat.
  5. 6 Servings
  6. 243 Calories, 16.7 g Protein, 17.5g Fat, 6.4g Carbs, 2.6g Fiber, 3.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You may have left over egg mix and you can save it for another use.
  2. I have included 2 T fat in the nutritionals.
  3. As I said I used duck fat to fry these.
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Low Carb Cauliflower Grits

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Low Carb Cauliflower Grits. Came upon this recipe in a rather unusual way.  All I really needed was some mashed cauliflower but I didn’t want to go to the trouble of squeezing all the water out of it so I decided to see if I slowly baked a whole head at 275° that maybe most of that water would evaporate.  That part of it worked really well although I did have to bake it for a long time.  I covered it with foil and just forgot about it for more than several hours.  Because of this little find I no longer even make mashed cauliflower as this is so much easier and faster.

Since it turned out to be much drier than I thought it would be, instead of using my stick blender I put it is my processor.  Well dang…it DID NOT mash…at all.  Then I put it in a bowl and used the stick blender and that was a no-go too.  It really ended up looking like kinda dry cooked grits with a few specks from the roasting process which actually prompted me to make the Polenta Cakes recipe instead.  So I got to thinking what else I could do with this and my mind began to ran amuck. Since I had leftovers from the polenta cakes I froze the rest of it.  You can use this instead of mashed cauliflower in Grillades & Cheesy Cauliflower “Grits” or any other recipe that calls for mashed cauliflower and there are a lot of them on this site.  It can be used under Beef & Blue Cheese Parmesan Bake with Swiss Cream Steak or Braised Short Ribs and the list could go on and on.  I’m even thinking you might make a warm breakfast cereal with a little cinnamon, Just Like Sugar Brown and heavy cream, or maybe plain with some butter, toasted pecans and Sugar-Free Maple Syrup drizzled on it and here it is Cauliflower Grits Cereal.  Only thing I didn’t use was butter (I forgot).

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Cauliflower Grits
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Head Cauliflower
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275°.
  2. Clean off leaves and end of core.
  3. Tent with foil and bake 2-3 hours depending of how large your head is.
  4. Cut into florets including the core, let cool completely, and process.
  5. 5-6 Servings
  6. 14 Calories, 1.1g Protein, .3g Fat, 2.7g Carbs, 1.3g Fiber 1.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. The sky's the limit with this.
  2. I used a rather large head and got 6 servings and of course that will vary depending on head size.
  3. You can easily do 2-3 heads at a time, portion it out and freeze it for later use. If you do this I would turn oven down to 250° and let 'em go for at least 3-3½ hours.
  4. That is my ½ cup scoop in the picture.
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Low Carb Cauliflower Polenta Cakes

Low Carb Cauliflower Polenta CakesLow Carb Cauliflower Polenta CakesLow Carb Cauliflower Polenta CakesLow Carb Cauliflower Polenta CakesLow Carb Cauliflower Polenta Cakes are definitely not what I started out to make-Oops.  All I needed was some mashed cauliflower.  Since we all know that Mashed Cauliflower, when done improperly, can be pretty watery I decided to see if I slowly baked a whole head at 275° that maybe most of the water would evaporate. Well that part of it worked really well although I did have to bake it for a long time.  I covered it with foil and just forgot about it for more than several hours.

Since it turned out to be much drier than I thought it would be, instead of using my stick blender I put it is my processor.  Well dang…it DID NOT mash…at all.  I put it into a big bowl and then used the stick blender but no matter how long I tried to get it mashed, it still had the texture of polenta so I decided to punt and as you can see it turned out really, really well.  I have said elsewhere that I use (very) old tuna cans as my Ring Molds and there they are for all to see.  Eating the first one just plain Jane fried & covered with a little browned butter and the second one I froze and plan to serve on a base of Tomato Basil Cream and I think it may be spectacular.

I can now think of lots of ways to use these low carb cauliflower polenta cakes let alone the baked cooked cauliflower. How about as the muffin for eggs Benedict?  Or the “grits” in the Grillades & Cheesy Cauliflower “Grits” recipe?  How about  under a pile of Creamed Hungarian Mushrooms?  Or with mozzarella cheese topped with marinara sauce?  OK, OK, I’m making myself nuts.

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Polenta Cakes
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ C Ground Pork Rinds
  2. 1½ C Baked & Processed Cauliflower (Yes, Including The Core)
  3. ¾ C Parmesan Cheese
  4. 1 Beaten Egg
  5. ¾ t Pepper
  6. ¼ C Butter For Sautéing
  7. 1-2 t Butter To Grease Rings
Instructions
  1. Bake a tin foiled medium sized cauliflower at 275° until tender. It may slightly brown which only adds to the flavor.
  2. Cut into smaller pieces and process. You will have extra for other recipes.
  3. Put into mixing bowl, add egg, parmesan cheese, & pepper and mix thoroughly.
  4. Generously grease rings.
  5. Spread pork rinds on large flat surface and seat rings into rinds.
  6. Divide mixture, pressing into rings and they should be about ½” thick.
  7. Now take remaining rinds and cover top of polenta cakes.
  8. Do not try to remove the rings...yet.
  9. Heat butter.
  10. Gently slide each ringed cake into one hand then slide them into butter. Cover and let them cook about 6-7 minutes.
  11. Now you can take off rings. If they stick (and they might) using a blunt utensil, release them.
  12. Turn and cook remaining side for another 6-7 minutes or until rinds are well browned.
  13. 6 Servings
  14. 234 Calories, 14.8g Protein, 19.4g Fat, 1.6g Carbs, .7g Fiber, .9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I know you could cut up the cauliflower before baking it and at this point, I don't think enough of its water would evaporate so my advice is just do it low and slow for the best results. If anyone comes up with a better way please, let me know.
  2. I got 3 cups of "gritty" cauliflower and using a ½ cup scoop, I froze the rest of it for later use.
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Low Carb Creamed Onions

Low Carb Creamed OnionsLow Carb Creamed Onions. No, not those old Thanksgiving day only creamed onions, I’m talking serious onions here. I’m talking several kinds of onions and not a pearl onion in sight. This recipe should easily replace the creamed onions of yesteryear cause…this is today. I use a LOT of onions in various recipes on this site and they don’t seem to particularly affect my blood sugar so though this does not have a high carb count, check your blood sugar to make sure you are OK.

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Creamed Onions
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Lg or 3 Smaller Leeks
  2. 1 Large Julienned Yellow Onion
  3. ¼ C Butter
  4. 2-3 T Water
  5. 1 T Dried Chives
  6. 2 t Chicken Base
  7. ½ t Dried Thyme
  8. ¼ t Nutmeg
  9. ¾ C Heavy Cream
  10. ¼ C Green Onion Tops
  11. Freshly Ground Pepper
Instructions
  1. On medium-low heat large sauté pan with butter and water.
  2. Cut off ends, cut leeks in half, cut into ¼" slices put into cold water, swish them around to clean out grit and put into pan with the julienned onion. Don't worry about any residual water in the leeks as it will evaporate.
  3. Cover and slowly cook down until tender.
  4. Uncover, add rest of ingredients and reduce heavy cream.
  5. Blend in green onions at very end.
  6. Grind in lots of pepper.
  7. 6 Servings
  8. 237 Calories, 22.5g Fat, 1.6g Protein, 8.9g Carbs, 1.3g Fiber, 7.6g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Creamed Vegetables

Low Carb Creamed VegetablesLow Carb Creamed Vegetables. If you can make a creamed soup you can make creamed vegetables.  There’s no getting around it, these are good.  If you want to make a complete meal with this put it over a cup of cooked spaghetti squash just as you would for Traditional Spaghetti Squash/Tomato Sauce and add some shredded cheese on top.  It is pretty easy to see if you have looked at many of my recipes that I do not use green peppers.  The reason is simple:  I  don’t like them.  I can eat them in a pinch and when cornered but I try never to let myself get stuck in a corner. To get yourself ahead of the game this is what I do.  I have already done some Future Cooking by Sauteing Mushrooms & Vegetables and about every other week I do a LOT of Blistered Bell Peppers & Onions and if you do this you are already halfway home.  You will notice the absence of peas and corn because both are nothing but little sugar bombs and not good for a diabetic.

Mini Mozzarella BallsIf you want to razzle dazzle dinner guests you can put Au Gratin Casserole Topping on it but it certainly is just fine to go with only the Parmesan, maybe some crushed pork skins or your own favorite cheese.  I actually mixed in some mini mozzarella cheese pearls…oh the gooeyness of cheese. You may see a few okra chunks peeking here and there in the picture because…uh…I forgot to buy an eggplant.

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Creamed Vegetables
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Ingredients
  1. ½ C Steamed Broccoli Florets
  2. ½ C Steamed Cauliflower Florets
  3. ½ C Diced Cooked Carrots
  4. ½ C Peeled & Quartered Roma Tomatoes
  5. ½ C Sliced Green Onions
  6. ½ C Halved Raw Snow Peas (Will Give Some Nice Added Crunch)
  7. ½ C Chopped & Sautéed Onions
  8. ½ C Chopped & Sautéed Red Peppers
  9. ½ C Chopped & Sautéed Mushrooms
  10. ½ C Peeled, Cubed & Sautéed Eggplant
  11. ¼ C Olive Oil (Divided)
  12. 1½ C Heavy Cream
  13. 2 t Chicken Base
  14. 1 t Porcini Dust
  15. 1½ t Pepper
  16. ⅛ t Nutmeg
  17. ½ C Parmesan Cheese (Or Your Favorite)
Instructions
  1. Divide olive oil to do the various sautéing and put all vegetables in a mixing bowl.
  2. In same sauté pan put the heavy cream, chicken base, porcini dust, pepper, nutmeg, reduce to about a medium thickness, remembering it will thicken more in the oven, and pour over vegetables.
  3. Put mixture into a baking dish and top with cheese.
  4. Bake at 350°-375° for 10-15 minutes or until warmed and cheese is browned. If you have opt to use a different cheese other than Parmesan, finish to your own liking. I will say that gruyere is very good on this.
  5. 8 Servings
  6. 273 Calories, 4.4g Protein, 25.4g Fat, 6.6g Carbs, 1.8g Fiber 4.8g Net Carbs
  7. 6 Servings
  8. 354 Calories, 5.9g Protein, 32.8g Fat, 8.8g Carbs, 2.5g Fiber 6.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you decide you are feeling bold-skip the Parmesan and sprinkle some ground pork skins on top before baking. Um Yum.
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Low Carb Vegetable Drizzle

Vegetable DrizzleVegetable DrizzleLow Carb Vegetable Drizzle is an extension of Leek Salad/Egg/Dijon Mustard Sauce.  The only change I made was to switch out the white wine vinegar with balsamic vinegar. I haven’t tried it on everything…yet, but I am pretty sure this could be drizzled on just about any vegetable and me?…I love it on hard boiled eggs and if you have asparagus with the eggs, oh boy is it good on that too.  It of course makes a terrific salad dressing with the addition of a minced shallot, a little garlic and whatever your favorite herbs de jour may be.  Add some Italian Grinder and put it on Cucumber Tomato & Red Onion Salad for a little extra zip.  So have at it as you can doctor this basic drizzle any way you want to.

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Vegetable Drizzle
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Ingredients
  1. 3 T Olive Oil
  2. 1 T Dijon Mustard
  3. 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  4. Pinch Kosher Salt
  5. 2 t Dried Chives
  6. Fresh Ground Pepper
Instructions
  1. Briskly whisk first 5 ingredients.
  2. 4 Servings
  3. 94 Calories, .0g Protein, 10.2g Fat, .5g Carbs, 0g Fiber, .5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. This is also wonderful on hard boiled eggs.
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Low Carb Vegetable Bundles

Low Carb Vegetable BundlesLow Carb Vegetable Bundles.  I have been making these Vegetable Bundles for many years and mostly for dinner guests. They are as good as they are elegant and I guarantee they are well worth it.   One nice thing about them is that they can be made ahead and kept in the fridge until ready for your guests.  I’ve seen some pretty innovative ways of tying vegetables together and a lot of people tie them with bacon which seems a good idea for green beans, except in this case the flavor of bacon might clash with the delicate flavor of the herbs.  You may have your own favorite vegetable combination and that’s really what cooking is all about-making something your own. So have fun with this recipe and do yourself proud.

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Vegetable Bundles
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Large Peeled Carrot
  2. 1 Large Peeled Rutabaga (Or Parsnip)
  3. 1 Leek
  4. 4 Long Green Onion Strips
  5. 4 T Butter
  6. 1 Minced Shallot
  7. ½ t Dried Tarragon
  8. ½ t Dried Dill Weed
  9. Fresh Pepper
Instructions
  1. Bring a skillet of water to simmer.
  2. Cut carrot and rutabaga/parsnip into 4-4½” strips a little bigger that a julienne or about the size of a skinny french fry.
  3. Trim bottom of leek and make a cut 4½” kind of like a fat cigar and cut in ½. You should end up with pieces that look like a long half circled tube.
  4. Add carrot and rutabaga strips to simmering water for 2-3 minute, remove and drain.
  5. Add 12 tubes leeks to water for 1 minute, remove and drain. They will flatten.
  6. Add 4 green onion strips to water for 1 minute or until limp and pliable.
  7. Lay out green onion.
  8. Stack 3 pieces leek, add ¼ veggies and gently tie green onion in a knot-don't break it.
  9. Repeat for rest of bundles.
  10. Heat butter, shallot, tarragon, & dill until shallot is soft. Add veggie bundles, cover and heat for 3-4 minutes on low.
  11. Plate, spoon butter sauce over each bundle, and add pepper.
  12. 4 Servings
  13. 145 Calories, 1.0g Protein, 11.1g Fat, 10.3g Carbs, 2.2g Fiber 8.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You can easily enough not tie your veggies into bundles, saute them, and they will taste exactly the same.
  2. I had leftover leeks so I steamed them and with the addition of gruyere cheese and bacon I made scrambled eggs the next night and for all the world it tasted just like quiche.
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Low Carb Baked Cabbage Steaks

Low Carb Baked Cabbage SteaksLow Carb Baked Cabbage SteaksLow Carb Baked Cabbage SteaksLow Carb Baked Cabbage Steaks. There are just days I like messing around in the kitchen dabbling with this and that.  I was standing there staring at a cabbage thinking I might make some Cheesy Creamed Cabbage & Bacon when this came to mind and I’m saying why not.  We all know what a good beef steak is but Baked Cabbage Steaks?  I love coming up with new descriptions of food and it comes from my restaurant background.  It is always a challenge to name menu items or daily specials and for me it’s fun (and I am definitely all about fun).

These are easy and the ingredients can be made ahead with the final assembly later just before popping them into the oven.  Since tasty cabbage recipes are such a sought after low carb item this will fill the bill nicely.  If your cabbage is large enough the recipe should easily feed 8-10 people but choose the size most appropriate for your family.  These are so good some people may want seconds and leftovers?…no problem. Pictured was a very small cabbage making 6 servings. Looking at two of the pictures reminds me a little of the old game Ms Pac-Man.

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Baked Cabbage Steaks
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Large Head Cabbage
  2. 2 T Olive Oil
  3. ⅔ C Mayonnaise
  4. ¼ t Dried Oregano
  5. ¼ t Dried Basil
  6. ¼ t Garlic Salt
  7. ¼ t Pepper
  8. ¼ t McCormick Italian Grinder
  9. ⅛ t Celery Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Slice cabbage into six ¾" steaks.
  3. Wedge out the core of the two center steaks.
  4. Drizzle oil on a foil lined sheet pan and put down steaks.
  5. Mix all remaining ingredients.
  6. Evenly blob mayo in center of each steak and smear completely over the top. More on the larger steaks and less on the smaller ones.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes or until well browned on the top.
  8. The larger steaks can easily be cut in half to serve two people.
  9. 10 Servings
  10. 150 Calories, 1.9g Protein, 12.7g Fat, 7.1g Carbs, 2.9g Fiber, 4.4g Net Carbs
  11. 8 Servings
  12. 187 Calories, 2.4g Protein, 15.8g Fat, 8.8g Carbs, 3.6g Fiber, 5.1g Net Carbs
  13. 6 Servings
  14. 250 Calories, 3.2g Protein, 21.2g Fat, 11.6g Carbs, 4.8g Fiber, 6.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. As I said the two large center steaks can be cut in half to make 4 servings.
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