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Low Carb Black Beanless Soup

Low Carb Black Beanless SoupLow Carb Black Beanless SoupLow Carb Black Beanless Soup.  Finding myself a bit under the weather and not wanting to come up with a dinner, I decided to try to come up with a new soup.  Whoever knows what appeals to someone who is miserable but black bean soup came to mind and the idea of my having black beans, or any other beans for that matter was a joke but I wanted something with a strong cuminy flavor.  I already had all the common vegetables in the fridge so…I got them out and started this so easy low carb black beanless soup recipe.  If I had half a brain the day I did this I would have put some shredded pork into it but since the brain had gone missing, I missed my opportunity.  It is however something I would highly recommend and will not add any carbs. Not many calories but the flavor is…terrific.

This is going to make a pot-load of soup so either make ½ the recipe or make it for a large crowd.  Remember, I made this because I was sick and going to eat it for more than several days and…I only made a ½ recipe.

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Black Beanless Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 4 Slices Bacon (About ¼ Lb) Sautéed & Crumbled (Reserving Bacon Grease In Pan)
  2. 2 C Riced Cauliflower
  3. 1 C Finely Chopped Celery (About 2 Large Ribs)
  4. 1 C Finely Chopped Red Pepper
  5. ½ C Finely Chopped Onion
  6. ½ C Finely Chopped Carrot (About 1 Small)
  7. 4 C Water (Or Chicken Stock)
  8. 1 T Chicken Base***
  9. 1 T Cumin + More To Taste
  10. 1 T Pickled & Chopped Jalapenos
  11. 1 T Pickled Jalapeno Juice
  12. 2 t Crushed Thyme
  13. One Can Small Diced Tomatoes
  14. 1 Sliced Avocado (Garnish)
  15. Green Onion Tops (Garnish)
  16. Lime Wedges (Garnish)
  17. Cilantro (Garnish)
  18. Dollop Crème Fraiche Or Sour Cream (Optional As Garnish)
  19. Freshly Ground Pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large pot sauté bacon, remove, reserving grease.
  2. Add celery, red peppers, onions, carrots, & thyme and sauté 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add water, chicken base, (or stock) riced cauliflower, cumin, jalapenos & juice, and the juice from the tomatoes + ½ of the tomatoes, reserving the rest.
  4. Bring to simmer and cook until vegetables are soft.
  5. Take out about ½ of the vegetables, add back bacon, and with a stick blender, blend until mostly pureed. Add back vegetables and reserved diced tomatoes, bring to temperature, and garnish as desired.
  6. 8 Servings
  7. 65 Calories, 3.5g Protein, 2.6g Fat, 7.1g Carbs, 2.2g Fiber, 4.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. For added fat, drizzle a little olive oil over soup.
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Low Carb Coffee Laced Chocolate Cake

Low Carb Coffee Laced Chocolate CakeLow Carb Coffee Laced Chocolate CakeLow Carb Coffee Laced Chocolate Cake.  No, not a coffeecake,  a low carb coffee laced chocolate cake with a coffee whipped cream icing.  I made a high carby version of this cake for many years but that all stopped abruptly when 9½ years ago I was handed the diagnosis of diabetes and life was suspended…for about a day.  I am so lucky to have worked in kitchens all over the country and coupled with my (at the time) knowledge of what the Atkins Diet had been back in the 70’s (I lived it) I have been able to pull this website together with over 550 Keto~Paleo~Low Carb~Diabetic Chef’s Recipes.  I have mostly chosen to concentrate on things not related to desserts but this cake is so good and so easy I have decided to post it and yes, I do have other desserts and here are just three:  Pecan Sandy BarsCinnamon Flan, and Butter Pecan Mousse which actually tastes exactly like the ice cream of the same name.

Anyway, I digress.  This is a super easy cake to make assuming you have the ingredients.  I used to make this in round pans with the frosting in between split layers but again, for ease I have put it into a square pan and only frosted the top. You may do it as you wish.

I want to take a minute to remind you that if you are going to do much baking, it is important to use professional pans.  I use the pan sizes listed here and they are one of the best kitchen and baking investments you will ever make. If, you decide to test some of the baked items on this site by making a ½ recipe here is a little trick and um yes, I do it all the time.  Example: If a recipe calls for a 10”x10” Pan which has 100sq” then the half pan would be the 7”x7” at 49sq”

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Chocolate Coffee Cake
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Cake
  1. 2 C Finely Shredded Zucchini
  2. ½ C Coconut Flour
  3. ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
  4. 1½ C Just Like Sugar Brown***
  5. ¼ C Hot Water
  6. 2 t Coffee Powder
  7. 2 t Baking Powder
  8. ¼ C Melted Butter
  9. ¼ C Melted Coconut Oil
  10. 4 Eggs
  11. 2 t Vanilla
  12. ¼ C Sour Cream
Topping
  1. ½ C Heavy Whipping Cream
  2. 1 t Vanilla Extract
  3. 2 Drops Liquid Sucralose*** (Or Sweetener of Choice)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix coconut flour, cocoa, and baking powder.
  3. Beat eggs, sour cream, coconut oil, and butter.
  4. Mix hot water with coffee powder.
  5. Beat in Just Like Sugar Brown, vanilla, and coffee water until well blended and mix into dry ingredients.
  6. Quickly stir in zucchini and pour into a buttered 8”x8” pan.
  7. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out cleanly.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Whip cream, add vanilla extract and sweetener and top cake.
  10. Dust with a bit more coffee powder.
  11. 12 Servings
  12. 183 Calories, 4.0g Protein, 15.9g Fat, 6.5g Carbs, 3.4g Fiber, 3.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Don't dilly dally around after you have added the zucchini. Get it into your pan and into the oven quickly.
  2. If your zucchini begins to give up some of it's liquid after you have grated it, then squeeze it as best you can before adding it to the cake batter. I just wait to grate mine until I'm ready to fold it into the batter.
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Low Carb Chicken Soup

Low Carb Chicken SoupLow Carb Chicken Soup. There is not anything much more satisfying than a bowl of low carb chicken soup after a hard day’s work and this will not disappoint.  It’s hearty, stick to your ribs, has all the flavors, and none of the carbs, and made rich with the addition of heavy cream.  This has been a restaurant trick for a long time but I think because of the fat fear mongering that is going on to this day, people have been afraid to use it and happy to not think about it when served in a restaurant.

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Chicken Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Whole Poached & Pulled Chicken (Or Pulled Cooked Rotisserie Chicken)
  2. 3 T Butter
  3. 1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
  4. ⅓ C Water (Or Chicken Stock)
  5. 1 C Diagonally Thinly Cut Celery
  6. ½ C Finely Chopped Carrot (Mostly For Color)
  7. ½ C Finely Chopped Onion
  8. ⅓ C Chopped Roast Red Pepper
  9. 2 T Green Onion Tops
  10. 2 T White Wine
  11. 1 t Poultry Seasoning
  12. 2 t Chicken Base***
  13. 2 C Heavy Cream
  14. 3 C Water (Or Chicken Stock)
Instructions
  1. In large pan, sauté mushrooms in 2 T butter. Set Aside.
  2. Melt last 1 T butter, add liquid, wine, carrot, onion, celery, chicken base, & poultry seasoning and cook until tender 5-7 minutes. Add more stock as necessary.
  3. Add roasted red pepper, green onion tops, mushrooms & heavy cream and bring to simmer.
  4. Add chicken & dumplings and simmer until hot.
  5. Thin with liquid (stock) as necessary.
  6. Serve with lots of freshly cracked pepper.
  7. 8 Servings
  8. 312 Calories, 3.2g Protein, 29.6g Fat, 2.7g Carbs, 0.8g Fiber, 1.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If using a commercial chicken stock only add chicken base to taste as the stock will probably have lots of salt.
  2. Now that you have the basic recipe you can delete and/or insert you own herbs to suit your tastes.
  3. And oh yeah, leftover frozen turkey works just as well for this dish.
  4. If you poach and pull 2-3 chickens at once you will save a lot of time when next you want to make this or any other dish calling for pulled chicken.
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Low Carb Crispy Pork Belly

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

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

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

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

Low Carb Roasted Tomato BisqueLow Carb Roasted Tomato BisqueLow Carb Roasted Tomato Bisque. Not much food evokes the memories of childhood better than tomato soup and low carb roasted tomato bisque will do the trick. That little blob of white in the soup is Crème Fraîche because I had it and a dollop of sour cream does the trick too.  One of the nice things about this low carb roasted tomato bisque is the way you can “soup” it up.  It can be plain Jane or you can add herbs and spices for a variety of different flavors.  Have it plain the first day and with basil or Italian Herbs with garlic the next. There are unlimited possibilities.

See that little hank of green stuff?  I was in the produce department at my local grocery and my friend David was trimming the tops off the fennel into a a box so, I ask him if I could have a little of the gargage.  He looked me straight in the eye and said “Deborah, call it what it really is and by its proper name.  We call it compost.”  So there it is, my soup is garnished with “compost”… and it was delicious.

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Tomato Bisque
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Finely Chopped Onion
  2. 1 C Finely Chopped Carrot (About 1 Medium)
  3. 1 C Finely Chopped Celery (About 1 Large Rib)
  4. ¼ C Butter
  5. 4 C Water
  6. 1 T Chicken Base***
  7. Two Cans Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  8. ½ C Heavy Cream
  9. Freshly Ground Pepper
  10. 8 T Olive Oil
  11. Parmesan Cheese (Optional As Garnish)
  12. Dollop Crème Fraiche Or Sour Cream (Optional As Garnish)
Instructions
  1. Add butter to pot, melt, add all vegetables, and sweat for about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add water & chicken base, cover and simmer until vegetables are soft.
  3. Add tomatoes and heat.
  4. With an immersion blender, whiz until smooth, add heavy cream and bring to temperature.
  5. Drizzle 1 T olive oil each cup soup and garnish as wanted.
  6. 8 Servings
  7. 263 Calories, 1.1g Protein, 25.8g Fat, 6.7g Carbs, 2.2g Fiber, 4.5g Net Carbs
  8. 6 Servings
  9. 350 Calories, 1.5g Protein, 34.4g Fat, 8.9g Carbs, 2.9g Fiber, 6.0g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Lemon Bacon Scallops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Low Carb Eggplant SoupLow Carb Eggplant Soup.  Rich, thick, eggplant soup with lots of olive oil and even more flavor. This soup has it all. Bottom center is how I usually sauté my eggplant so please pardon me, but I had to show off my deluxe 12″ aluminum foil sauté pan cover.  I made it about 6-7 years ago and have kept and used it over and over again because…it works.  Some of you may laugh, and rightly so, but I consider myself a minimalist when it comes to kitchenware and this is just a good example.  Where do I store it?  Glad you asked and it rests in my dishwasher along with various other things because in over 12 years…I have never actually used the dishwasher for its intended purpose.  Yep, I’m one of those rare nut cases that actually loves to do my own dishes.  If you want to see another oldie pan I bought for .10 at a garage sale check out the Carbalose Flour Butter Cream Biscuits recipe.  That baby is about 25-30 years old and I am not about to ever let it go.  I later found out it originally went inside a toaster oven and I barely knew what a toaster oven was, let alone owned one.  Bottom right is how I ate it again with za’atar and black seeds. No one expects you to eat it this way as almost no one has these very Middle-Eastern/African/Greek spices but if by some chance you do, use them as they are the absolute perfect topping for this soup.

Of further interest, this soup is good either cold, warm or hot just like Low Carb Vichyssoise.

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Eggplant Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Eggplants Peeled And Sliced Lengthwise
  2. ¼ C Olive Oil
  3. 1 Chopped Medium Onion
  4. 5 Celery Stalks Finely Chopped
  5. 5-6 C Water (Or Chicken Stock)
  6. 3-4 t Chicken Base*** (Or To Taste If Using Stock)
  7. 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
  8. ¼ C Dried Parsley
  9. ¼ C Cilantro Stems
  10. 2 T Crushed Garlic
  11. 1½ t Thyme
  12. 1-1½ t Ground Cumin
  13. ¼ t Cayenne Pepper
  14. ½ C Chopped Cilantro Leaves (Garnish)
  15. ¼ C Olive Oil (Garnish)
  16. 1 Tomato Cut Into Small Dice (Optional)
  17. 1-2 t Liquid Smoke (Optional)
  18. Salt & Pepper To Taste
Instructions
  1. Cook your eggplant anyway you wish to get it very soft. (See Notes) I added about ¼ C of oil to mine.
  2. Put 2 C water (or stock) with celery and onion into a good-size deep pan, cover, and simmer until celery is tender. Including eggplant, dump in rest of ingredients down to cilantro & olive oil garnish, and bring to hot. My pot is an old 3 qt. Revereware which I don't think is even available anymore.
  3. Remove from heat and with emersion stick, blend until relatively smooth and thick.
  4. Taste and season if necessary.
  5. Put into large bowls, add small diced tomato of using, place cilantro, and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. 8 Servings
  7. 169 Calories, 2.0g Protein, 14.2g Fat, 10.4g Carbs, 3.6g Fiber, 6.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I used about a T of reserved diced tomato as garnish under the cilantro and it was surprisingly tasty so I would suggest you do the same.
  2. There are several other ways to cook your eggplant. One is to peel, chop, and sauté it in olive oil. I ended up having to cut it up anyway or, you can bake it peeled in the oven until soft and squeeze out the guts. I find that you lose a bit of eggplant by doing it this way.
  3. If you are using plain chicken stock, you will definitely have to use more salt.
  4. You may make this thinner by adding a little more stock or water as it is naturally very thick on its own.
  5. I did not add liquid smoke originally and if you don't have it don't worry as it is not an essential ingredient. It just goes well with eggplant. I tried it the next day in another bowl and I would now always use it.
  6. If you don’t have an emersion stick or a large blender do not attempt to make this soup as it is my belief if you put it into a processor it might make a mess…and I could be wrong but better wrong than sorry.
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Low Carb Mung Bean Sprouts Carbonara

Low Carb Mung Bean Sprouts CarbonaraLow Carb Mung Bean Sprouts Carbonara.  Yes, you can have an Italian dinner this evening.  No, you don’t need to go to the Olive Garden to get it.  Pasta carbonara is one of the truly classic Italian dishes and it does not need to be made with high carby pasta.  We are going to use mung bean sprouts instead and by the time we are finished, I doubt you will be able to tell much difference.  Traditionally, carbonara does not have cream in it but no fear, it is really good and does make the meal more hearty.  Hopefully you can find a good pancetta but if not, a good quality smoked bacon will work as a decent stand-in.

This is an extremely low carb but more importantly, high fat recipe.  This is keto at its best and In my humble opinion, very healthy trading about 50g carbs in a pasta for about 7g in sprouts so, the choice is yours. That big beautiful display of basil?  I kid you not, I. Ate. It. All.

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Mung Bean Sprouts Carbonara
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Sprouts
  2. 10-12 Oz Pancetta Or Bacon
  3. ¾ C Heavy Cream
  4. ¼ C Water + More If Necessary
  5. 3 Egg Yolks
  6. 1 C Parmesan Cheese
  7. ¼ C Chopped Basil
  8. 1 t Chicken Base***
  9. Lots Of Freshly Ground Pepper
Instructions
  1. Sauté bacon or pancetta in large pan then drain all but ¼ C fat. Set aside.
  2. Bring pot of water to just under boiling, dump in sprouts and simmer about 5-6 minutes or until just beginning to turn limp. Drain, reserving 1 C liquid.
  3. Mix heavy cream and egg yolks and add to reserved fat.
  4. Add ¼ C reserved water, Parmesan cheese, chicken base and heat.
  5. Add sprouts and bacon to heat.
  6. Add more water to desired consistency.
  7. Plate, garnish with basil, a little more cheese and tons of freshly ground pepper.
  8. 4 Servings
  9. 591 Calories, 28.9g Protein, 47.6g Fat, 8.4g Carbs, 1.6g Fiber, 6.8g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Ginger Green Onion Garlic Sauce

Low Carb Ginger Green Onion Garlic SauceLow Carb Ginger Green Onion Garlic SauceLow Carb Ginger Green Onion Garlic SauceLow Carb Ginger Green Onion Garlic Sauce.  Often enough I don’t have much to say about a recipe and this is one of those times.  It’s just one of those sauce recipes that should be cycled through your repertoire every once in a while for something a little different.  It is piquant and goes with just about any meat or fish and as it packs a punch, it does not take much of it.

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Ginger Green Onion Garlic Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. ½ C Sliced Green Onion Tops
  2. 2 T Minced Shallots
  3. 2 t Crushed Garlic
  4. 1½ t Powdered Ginger
  5. ¼ C Olive Oil
  6. ½ t Salt
  7. Pepper To Taste And Remembering that Ginger Can Be A Bit Spicy
Instructions
  1. Cut green onions.
  2. Mince shallot.
  3. Add all ingredients to a small processor and pulse to desired consistency and it should not be pulverized.
  4. Allow ingredients to marry on the counter for at least several hours and do not refrigerate.
  5. 4 Servings
  6. 132 Calories, .05g Protein, 14.1g Fat, 2.5g Carbs, .5g Fiber, 2.0g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Ooh, I just love easy tasty recipes and this is one of them.
  2. It will get better the longer you let it sit on the counter.
  3. Depending on what you are serving this with, you might add as a table condiment, some tamari, or fish sauce.
  4. I put mine with chicken thighs so I didn't use either of them.
  5. Add a little sugarfree rice wine vinegar and you have a really good salad dressing.
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Low Carb Beef Fajita Crêpes

Low Carb Beef Fajita CrêpesLow Carb Beef Fajita CrêpesLow Carb Beef Fajita CrêpesLow Carb Beef Fajita CrêpesLow Carb Beef Fajita Crêpes. So, if you can have Low Carb Fajitas on a large cheese tortilla why couldn’t you have it inside a zero carb crepe?  I hope this is proof that you can.  All the flavor and none of the carbs in a flour tortilla and they are very easy to make.  If you happen to end up with any  of the meat-pepper mix, it makes a terrific breakfast with an egg or two on top and if truth be told, I try to always make a little extra to have a couple of days later for dinner.  You will need one recipe of 12 Flaxseed Meal Crêpes.

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Beef Fajita Crêpes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Recipe Flaxseed Meal Crêpes
  2. 1 Lb Good Steak Meat Cut Into ¼” Pieces & Then Into Thin Strips. (I Used A Flat Iron Steak)
  3. 1 Onion Sliced Into Slivers
  4. 1-1½ Lbs Red, Yellow, Or Orange Pepper Seeded And Slivered (I Mix Mine If I Have Them)
  5. 3 T Olive Oil (Divided)
  6. 1 T Lime Juice
  7. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  8. ½ t Chili Powder
  9. ½ t Cumin
  10. ½ t Oregano
  11. ½ t Pepper Flakes
  12. ½ t Salt
  13. ½ t Pepper
Instructions
  1. In large bowl mix 1½ T oil, lime, garlic, and all spices/herbs. Add meat, massaging mix into the meat.
  2. Add rest of oil to sauté pan and cook peppers & onions until softened. Set aside.
  3. Add meat to sauté pan and quickly cook only until just seared. Over cooking meat will always toughen it. Add peppers and onion back to meat just to heat.
  4. Lay out crêpes, add meat-pepper mixture and roll.
  5. Serve with side condiments of your choice.
  6. 6 Servings 2 Each
  7. 486 Calories, 31.7g Protein, 35.3g Fat, 11.4g Carbs, 6.0g Fiber, 5.4g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Lox And Cream Cheese Crêpes

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

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

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

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

Low Carb Vietnamese Shrimp SaladLow Carb Vietnamese Shrimp SaladLow Carb Vietnamese Shrimp SaladLow Carb Vietnamese Shrimp SaladLow Carb Vietnamese Shrimp SaladLow Carb Vietnamese Shrimp SaladLow Carb Vietnamese Shrimp Salad With Fish Sauce Dressing.  So many subtle differences between the foods of the Thai, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese,  South, East, and confusing it all there are Southeastern Asians yet they also have so many things in common and one of those things is major flavor.  Some are predominantly salty, some are fiery, some are sweet, and many are a combination of all three.  This Vietnamese Shrimp Salad With Fish Sauce Dressing is a bit of all three.  There is a lot more to the geography of Asia and it can be pretty complicated so, if you want more geographical information check the internet and you can start here and if you are interested in a 13 bottle comparison of fish sauces you can see this very interesting read here.  As you can see from the larger bowls I eat this as dinner on hot summer evenings.

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Vietnamese Shrimp Salad/Fish Sauce Dressing
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Fish Sauce Dressing
  1. ¼ C Fresh Lime Juice
  2. ¼ C Fish Sauce
  3. ¼ C Cilantro
  4. 2 T Just Like Sugar Brown
  5. 2 T Finely Diced Purple Onion Or (I Used Shallots)
  6. 1 T Sugar-free Rice Wine Vinegar
  7. 2 t Tamari
  8. ¼ t Red Pepper Flakes
  9. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  10. ½ t Ginger Powder
Salad Guts
  1. 1 Lb Shrimp (And The Small Salad Shrimp Are Just Fine Too)
  2. 4 C Chopped Bok Choy
  3. ½ C Chopped Cilantro
  4. ½ C Diagonally Slices Snow Peas
  5. ½ C Julienned Jicama
  6. ½ C Green Onions
  7. ½ C Julienned Cucumber
  8. ½ C Julienned Red Peppers
  9. ¼ C Crushed Peanuts (Garnish)
  10. ½ t Mint (Optional Garnish)
Instructions
  1. Mix all fish sauce dressing ingredients.
  2. Cut, chop, and julienne all salad ingredients, toss with dressing and plate.
  3. Top with shrimp and garnish with crushed peanuts & mint if using.
  4. 4 Servings
  5. 206 Calories, 28.9g Protein, 5.6g Fat, 9.8g Carbs, 3.6g Fiber, 6.2g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Nutritionals include all ingredients listed yes, the dressing too.
  2. Minus the shrimp, peanuts, and mint I eat the guts of this salad probably 3-4 times a week just with different dressings.
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Low Carb Green Peppercorn Sauce

Low Carb Green Peppercorn SauceLow Carb Green Peppercorn Sauce.  Green peppercorn sauce is maybe one of the most eloquent steak or chicken sauces every devised by man.  The pictures make it look like I was using capers but I can assure you brined peppercorns do not, in any way, taste like capers.  Capers are a little salty and of course quite lovely on their own and fabulous with fish of any kind and peppercorns are, if you just eat one, well…a bit peppery.  It’s in the cooking process that these little bits of goodness spring to life.  It would seem a crime to me to throw any of the  juice away so I have incorporated it into the sauce.  Upon opening a jar or can of peppercorns they give an odor of pine which is very nice in small amounts. I have used a filet but this can be used on any really good steak and as I said, on chicken and fish.  The sauce itself in quite easy, very fast and made while you rest the steaks.  As you can see, it goes nicely with pork belly, bacon, & chuck burgers too. I’m imagining a thick cut pork chop.

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Green Peppercorn Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Heavy Cream
  2. ¼ C Minced Shallots
  3. ¼ C Cognac Or Brandy
  4. 1 t Butter
  5. 1 T Peppercorn Brine
  6. 4 t Green Peppercorns
  7. ¼ t Dried Crushed Thyme
  8. Beef Base To Taste
Instructions
  1. Heat butter and begin cooking shallots until soft.
  2. Add cognac, peppercorns, juice, & thyme and reduce by ½.
  3. Add heavy cream, beef base to taste and reduce slightly.
  4. Serve over steak, chicken, or fish.
  5. 4 Servings
  6. 277 Calories, .4g Protein, 25.0g Fat, 2.8g Carbs, .5g Fiber, 2.3g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Fermented Black Bean Shrimp

Low Carb Fermented Black Bean ShrimpLow Carb Fermented Black Bean ShrimpLow Carb Fermented Black Bean ShrimpLow Carb Fermented Black Bean ShrimpLow Carb Fermented Black Bean Shrimp.  It is difficult to describe this very unusual dish if you have not had whole fermented black beans.  Yes, it is a form of edamame in that they are soy beans, but they have been salted and fermented-sometimes for many years. I showed you a picture of the ones I bought at my local Thai grocery and they are extremely inexpensive at $1.89 for a one lb. package.  Since the beans are use sparingly they last forever-literally. The jar I showed in a picture of the making of my low carb Hoisin Sauce is, I am embarrassed to say, 30 years old and as good as the day I bought them in Rose’s Victorian Market in Telluride, CO.  I bought new fermented beans because they were sooo inexpensive and I would never get rid of my China Bowl beans. I will now be using my new beans for other recipes. They will probably be thrown away when I croak but I have loved looking at that orange bottle all these years, never realizing they were still as good as the day I bought them.  I have no idea when, but the company went out of business with the dinosaurs I think.  The interesting thing is that both beans taste exactly the same and go figure. When the beans are fresh they are a bit larger, and slightly less wrinkled but with the same texture as a currant.  Be careful because it is easy to start eating them and difficult to stop.  They are little edamame flavor bombs.  If you are interested in further reading about fermented black beans please read here.  I put spaghetti squash under mine and it was fabulous as the extra sauce soaked into it.  I think there are any number of veggies you could put under it and olive oil sautéed cauliflower rice comes to mind. This recipe is easy and comes together very quickly.

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Fermented Black Bean Shrimp
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ Lbs Or 24 Peeled Large Shrimp
  2. 3 T Olive Oil
  3. 1 T Crushed Garlic
  4. 2 t Powdered Ginger
  5. ¼ C Fermented Black Beans (These Are Fermented Black Soybeans)
  6. 2 T White Wine
  7. 2 T Unsweetened Rice Wine Vinegar
  8. 1 T Just Like Sugar Baking***
  9. ¼ C Tamari
  10. 2 T Water
  11. 2 T Butter
  12. ¼ C Green Onions
Instructions
  1. Put beans, white wine, vinegar, Just Like Sugar, tamari, and water to steep. I do this in the morning & leave it on the counter. The beans will plump a bit.
  2. Peel room temperature shrimp.
  3. Put olive oil to medium low heat, add crushed garlic and cook a minute or so.
  4. Add ginger and cook another minute.
  5. Turn up heat to medium, add shrimp, cook 2-3 minutes, turn, and cook additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan to plate or bowl (best).
  6. Add pan back to heat, add steeped beans and simmer 2-3 minutes. Add butter 1 T at a time, swirling so the sauce does not break, and put evenly on top of shrimp.
  7. Garnish with green onions.
  8. 4 Servings
  9. 357 Calories, 38.1g Protein, 20.0g Fat, 4.9g Carbs, 1.0g Fiber, 3.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you add ½ C spaghetti squash, you can add another 4g net carbs and this a completely filling meal.
  2. Not always, but sometimes when I am doing a recipe and it is so good, I will make it again several days later and this was the case here. I used spinach under it the second time which means so could you. I'm betting, broccoli or rapini would be good too.
  3. This is best served in a bowl as shown.
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Low Carb Peking Duck

Low Carb Peking DuckLow Carb Peking DuckKeto Peking DuckLow Carb Peking DuckLow Carb Peking Duck. This may be a little repetitious as some of it is shown in the Hoisin Sauce recipe but I thought I would walk you through this utterly delicious and addictive low carb meal. If you really want something spectacular to wow dinner guests this is the meal to serve and the good news is; you can use a larger roast chicken which will more than likely serve 6 people and is less expensive than duck.  You will be able to feed 4 people with one large duck so plan accordingly. I am also adding the Hoisin Sauce recipe below so you have it all in one place.

Low Carb Peking Duck is a guest do-it-yourself meal once the meat is separated from the bone, cut into smaller pieces and put on a platter in the center of the table.  Same with the lettuce, green onions, and same with the hoisin sauce so yes, there is a little prep for the cook and the good news is; then you can sit down and eat with everyone else.  Since this is a Chinese dish I might suggest serving the Bok Choy Cucumber Salad with your meal and that should probably be all you need.  Dessert would be optional but you will get a bit of sweetness with the duck and the salad.  Also want to note that the skin should be cut into small pieces as a little should go into each wrap or taco.  Each is made kind of one or two at at time.  It can be made into a small open-ended package or left totally open to hold like a taco so you will at least have to show people once and then leave them to their own devices.

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Peking Duck
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Large Duck
  2. 2 C Sliced Green Onion Tops
  3. 1 Head Butter Lettuce Leaves
Hoisin Sauce
  1. ¼ C Tamari
  2. 2½ T Just Like Sugar Brown***
  3. 3 T Smooth Peanut Butter
  4. 1 T Tahini
  5. 1 T Rice Wine Vinegar (Sugar-Free)
  6. ½ t Chili Garlic Sauce
  7. ¼ t Crushed Garlic
  8. ¼ t Five Spice Powder
  9. ¼ t Crushed & Ground Fermented Black Beans To A Powder (I Did Mine In The Mortar & Pestle & Then In The Spice Grinder With The 5 Spice Powder-Much Faster)
Instructions
  1. Thaw duck, cut out the backbone, and flatten to butterfly.
  2. Place duck on a foil lined sheet pan and let sit on counter, uncovered, for 3½-4 hours.
  3. Heat oven to 350° and put duck into oven for about 2-2½ hours or until skin is quite crispy. You will get lots of fat and for Pete's sake save it to use for frying. It is the best fat ever.
  4. Let duck sit on counter until you can just barely touch and begin to deal with de-boning it.
  5. Cut in half and then into quarters. Carefully take breast meat off bones, keeping in one piece if possible. Bone the thighs and legs, keeping all the skin. Slice the breasts into ½" pieces with skin left on each slice. Arrange meat and lettuce on a platter with onions and hoisin sauce to the side.
  6. Lay out one lettuce leaf, smear with hoisin, sprinkle with green onions, top with a small amount of duck and including a small piece of skin. Easiest way to eat this little packages of wonder is to fold like a burrito. If you don't fill them too full they are easy and fun to eat. I got 24 usable leaves (some a bit smaller) so each person should get 5-6 Peking Duck taco wraps.
  7. 4 Servings
  8. 470 Calories, 26.3g Protein, 36.1g Fat, 8.1g Carbs, 4.6g Fiber, 3.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Nutritionals include 4 oz. duck with skin and yes, even the lettuce & green onions have a few carbs in them.
  2. If you decide to use a roast chicken double the hoisin sauce recipe and you will need two heads of butter lettuce.
  3. Don't forget, there is additional meat (no skin) on the wings so get that too.
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Low Carb Carbalose Tomato Basil Bruschetta

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

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

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

Low Carb Italian Dipping OilLow Carb Italian Dipping OilLow Carb Italian Dipping OilLow Carb Italian Dipping OilLow Carb Italian Dipping Oil is kind of hard to show a picture of since it’s just a bunch of herbs all mixed together in olive oil but this is so good on so many things.  Its original intended use was as a dip for breads. Obviously if you use Carbalose Flour Bread great, and I use this oil on all kinds of vegetables. I love it on broccolini, mung bean sprouts, and Cauliflower Grits.  Most often when used with bread, it also calls for the use of Parmesan cheese but since you will most likely be using it with vegetables then the obvious thing to do is to use that Parmesan on the vegetables too and it’s what I do.  How many ways can you think to use it?  How about Italian Parmesan Garlic Wings or Ham & Cheese Pinwheels and maybe even some Carbalose Italian Parmesan Garlic Knots.

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Italian Dipping Oil
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Ingredients
  1. 1 T Dried Basil
  2. 1 T Garlic Powder
  3. 1 T Dried Thyme
  4. 1 T Dried Oregano
  5. 1 T Dried Rosemary
  6. 1 T Dried Marjoram
  7. 1½ t Black Pepper
  8. 1½ t Salt
  9. ½ t Red Pepper Flakes
  10. 3 T Garlic Paste***
  11. 2¼ C Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Combine all dried herbs & spices.
  2. When ready to serve combine 2 t spice blend & 1 t crushed garlic (or more to taste) with ¼ C olive oil, mix well, and put on a small plate. Dip your brains out.
  3. 36 Servings
  4. 121 Calories, .1g Protein, 13.5g Fat, .2g Carbs, .0g Fiber, .2g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You WILL NOT use all of this at once as the recipe makes quite a bit. (About 9 times for 4 servings) Just save dried herbs and spices in a small jar and when you want them, you have them.
  2. If you want to test before making the full recipe (you'll be sorry) use 1 t of each herb and ½ t each salt & pepper with a pinch of red pepper flakes
  3. Makes a great salad dressing.
  4. Lots of fat and nearly zero carbs.
  5. The serving sizes are approximate. Some may dip more and some may dip less.
  6. This is a very garlicky dip so enjoy it with good friends.
  7. I would suggest making a batch of this ahead of time to let all the herbs soften and flavors marry. I just leave mine on the counter until it's gone. No need to refrigerate.
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Low Carb Salmon Croquettes

Low Carb Salmon CroquettesLow Carb Salmon Croquettes, or as I like to call them, little submarines on a plate.  I have certainly said it elsewhere that my mother was a terrific cook and one of the things, every once in a while, that she tried to shovel down our gullets were salmon croquettes.  I can tell you now that all three of us kids hate, hate, hated them and as you can imagine I did not eat them for many years.  When I decided to experiment and add a lot more ingredients  than my mom used and of course with the advent of better ways to eat salmon I came up with these.  Not much different than my originals but of course I do not use any panko or bread crumbs and now I realize how good they can be fried in lard.  Probably one of the biggest ways I get around using bread crumbs is the use of crushed fried pork skins.  It takes more than a rolling pin but your food processor will work quite well.  Yes, I do fry my own raw pork pellets from Willies since I also eat them as my diabetic popcorn but once they are crushed they can be used in all kinds of recipes.   A few examples might be:  Crunchy Deep Fried Chicken ChipsFried Cauliflower Tater TotsChicken KievCrab Cakes & Spicy Chipotle Aioli, and I even have a completely different recipe for Salmon Cakes & Tartar Sauce. In the picture above I paired  it with a buttery lemon wine caper sauce and of course you can use your own or perhaps try my Tartar Sauce.

If you don’t have the time or inclination to pop your own pellets then you can buy a 3 oz. bag through Netrition Pork Dust or a 1 lb. bag through Amazon Pork Dust Rind Breadcrumbs.  One of the reasons I like to pop and grind my own dust is that I am able to control the fineness of the grind.  Since I have never purchased either of these products (both made by the same company) I have no idea what the texture might be.  I contacted Bret at www.baconsheir.com to see what the cup count of their 1 lb. bag would be and he graciously told me about 8 cups so you can see at $21.00 per bag, and if you don’t want to pop your own, this is a great way to get them.

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Salmon Croquettes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Canned Salmon (Yes, Fresh Is OK And Just More Time Consuming)
  2. ½ C Water
  3. 3 T Butter
  4. 1 Small Onion Very Finely Diced
  5. ¾ C Celery Very Finely Diced
  6. ¾ C Red Bell Pepper Very Finely Diced
  7. ¾ C Yellow Bell Pepper Very Finely Diced
  8. ⅓ C Finely Ground Pork Skins***
  9. 2 T Dried Parsley (Fresh Is Fine If Finely Chopped)
  10. ½ C Mayonnaise
  11. 2 T Drained And Chopped Capers
  12. 1 T Worcestershire Sauce
  13. 2 t Dijon Mustard
  14. 2 t Old Bay Seasoning
  15. ¼ t Tabasco Sauce
  16. 2 Eggs Beaten
  17. ¼ C Sour Cream
  18. 1½ C Finely Ground Pork Skins*** (+ More Only If Needed)
  19. Oil Of Choice For Frying
Instructions
  1. Slowly heat butter and water, dice all vegetables, add to butter & water, cover, and cook until soft. Drain if there is any water left or...better yet...uncover until it is all evaporated. Cool completely.
  2. Flake salmon making sure to discard any bones and put into a bowl. Blend in ⅓ C pork skins.
  3. In another bowl mix mayo, capers, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, parsley, old bay, and Tabasco.
  4. Beat eggs and sour cream until smooth, add 3 T to mayo mix and reserve the rest.
  5. Blend mayo mix into salmon making sure all is coated. At this point if you are not making immediately, cover and refrigerate for later. It is best chilled anyway.
  6. Put balance of egg mix on a plate, put ground pork skins on another plate and have a third plate to put finished croquettes on.
  7. Dividing salmon into 6 equal parts, form into little submarines.
  8. Roll each in the egg, then in the pork skins and put onto the third plate.
  9. Heat oil of choice (I do use lard) and when oil reached 340°-350° place each sub gently into the oil. When browned turn and brown 2nd side.
  10. Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce. I will say these are so flavorful that they are good just plain.
  11. 6 Servings
  12. 383 Calories, 27.5g Protein, 28.0g Fat, 5.0g Carbs, 1.6g Fiber, 3.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Easy enough to make into hors d’oeuvres with a thin slice of lemon on top.
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Low Carb Pico de Gallo

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

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

Low Carb Primal Keto GravyLow Carb Primal Keto Gravy. Man there must be a story here somewhere and this Primal Keto Gravy has been changed so many times I feel I have traveled with Lewis & Clark along the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean to get to it and…change it…yet again.

So here’s the story. The recipe started with the Herb Gravy Recipe at Elana’s Pantry. From there it was adapted by Nom Nom Paleo who made her own Easy Paleo Herb Gravy Recipe. Then Martina adapted it into her Ultimate Keto Gravy and lastly…it was tweeted by Dr. Robert Milello where I got it.  So, it has been an epic journey and you have now arrived at the Pacific Ocean with Lewis & Clark (and me). The gravy sounded so good I thought I could adapt it one more time to make it my own and here you go with Primal Keto Gravy.

Boneless Chix Thigh-SkinIf you are at all handy with a knife (and I am) boning chicken thighs but leaving the skin on is really good with this gravy, the skin gets so crispy and…it saves a lot of $$$ as boneless skinless thighs are far more expensive and…you don’t get the skin.  This is fabulous with baked chicken and of course turkey.

Primal Keto GravyMost everything I have is antique.  The blender & brown bowl were my moms probably from the 50’s & 60’s and a gravy ladle (not shown) that was my grandmother’s and would easily be 100 years old.  I am such an antique.

 

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Primal Keto Gravy
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Ingredients
  1. 2 T Olive Oil (Or Butter)
  2. 1 Small To Medium Onion
  3. ¼ C Minced Celery
  4. 2 t Crushed Garlic (Optional But Good)
  5. 1 T Dijon Mustard
  6. 2 t Poultry Seasoning (Sage, Thyme, Marjoram, Rosemary)
  7. 2 T Lemon Juice (Optional)
  8. ¼ Lb Sautéed Mushrooms
  9. 1 T Porcini Dust
  10. 1¾ C Water
  11. 1 T Chicken Base
  12. ¼ C Heavy Cream
  13. Pepper To Taste
  14. All The Fabulous Fat Drippings & Fond* From Your Roasted Chicken
Instructions
  1. Add onions to olive oil and slowly caramelize.
  2. Add all ingredients (excluding heavy cream) and reduce slowly as you want the celery to soften. Just remember if you reduce too much you can always add more water but it’s easier not to go overboard in the first place.
  3. Add heavy cream and reduce to desired consistency, remembering as you blend it, it will thicken even more.
  4. Pour in a large enough bowl, add drippings and on medium- low begin to blend with a stick blender until you get to desired texture. I like mine a bit chunky.
  5. Add pepper to taste.
  6. Plate whatever fowl you are using and spoon sauce over all.
  7. 6 Servings
  8. 125 Calories, .6g Protein, 2.8g Carbs, .5g Fiber, 2.3g Net Carbs
  9. 8 Servings
  10. 93 Calories, .5g Protein, 2.1g Carbs, .4g Fiber, 1.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you taste this before the fond & fat are added it will taste OK but remember it has virtually no fat in it and fat is what make things taste good so taste test after the addition of the fat.
  2. *Fond (fahn) is that fabulous concentrated flavor in the little cruddy buttons at the bottom of a pan that is normally incorporated by deglazing.
  3. If you have frozen pulled chicken this is fabulous mixed into it.
  4. This also makes a tasty breakfast over fried eggs.
  5. Lastly, serve this proudly over a spatchcocked roasted chicken or your Thanksgiving turkey.
  6. Nutritionals are for gravy with the addition of 2 T extra fat & fond. Extra fat will only increase the calories a little and who cares.
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Low Carb Salmon Cakes & Tartar Sauce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Low Carb Pie Crust For Most Any PieLow Carb Pie Crust For Most Any PieLow Carb Pie Crust For Most Any Pie. It’s the crust and nothing but the crust.  These very versatile Low Carb Pie Crusts For Most Any Pie are used in many of the pie recipes on this site and can be used for hot or cold pies. Using Just Like Sugar*** will keep them Paleo. Here are several:  Cheesecake Pumpkin Pie, New York Cheesecake, & Cranberry Orange Cream Cheese Pie.  I also use the small one for the Walnut Pecan Tart and the larger one for the Pecan Maple Brandy Bars.

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Pie Crusts For Most Any Pie/Two Sizes
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Smaller Crust 8”
  1. 1¾ C Almond Flour
  2. ½ C Ground Pecans
  3. 6 T Just Like Sugar Brown*** (Paleo) Or 9 Drops Liquid Sucralose***
  4. ½ C Melted Butter
  5. 10 Servings
  6. 214 Calories, 4.8g Protein, 21.0g Fat 5.0g Carbs, 2.7g Fiber, 2.3 Net Carbs
Larger Crust 9”
  1. 2¼ C Almond Flour
  2. ¾ C Ground Pecans
  3. ½ C Just Like Sugar Brown*** (Paleo) Or 12 Drops Liquid Sucralose
  4. ¾ C Melted Butter
  5. 12 Servings
  6. 222 Calories, 5.0g Protein, 21.7g Fat 5.2g Carbs, 2.7g Fiber, 2.5g Net Carbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Put almond flour into a medium bowl.
  3. In a small processor add pecans and Just Like Sugar Brown and process until pecans are ground.
  4. Add pecan mixture to almond flour and mix in melted butter.
  5. Blind bake crust 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees and then “tamp down” as it will puff up. Return to oven for about 5-10 additional minutes or until it starts to turn slightly brown. Put on counter to cool.
  6. Mix all ingredients and press into an 8"x1¼” (Small Crust) or 9"x1½ ” (Large Crust) removable bottom cake pans or corresponding sized spring-form pans.
  7. Blind bake crust 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees and then “tamp down” as it will puff up. Return to oven for about 5-10 additional minutes or until it starts to turn slightly brown. If it has puffed up again knock it back down. Put on counter to cool for cold pie.
  8. Proceed for a hot pie.
Notes
  1. If using spring-form pans try to get your crust up the side at least 1" and 1½" if possible.
  2. These crusts can be used for either hot or cold pies.
  3. Absolutely no need to grease pan as crust has so much butter and no sugar in it. The shell will come out slicker than a whistle.
  4. More sweetener may be used without adding any additional nutritional profile but I doubt you will need any more.
  5. If using liquid Sucralose*** add to melted butter before adding to nut flours.
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Low Carb Carbalose Flour Pizza Crust

Low Carb Carbalose Flour Pizza CrustLow Carb Carbalose Flour Pizza Crust. It seems one of the “biggies” diabetics miss most is bread, hence pizza crust, which is by any measure a bread product.  I am of the opinion that bread, buns, and pizza crust are really just vehicles to get other foods into our mouths and let’s face it, pizza in particular would be a little messy if it were not for a crust.  This is the only pizza recipe on the site Chicken & Shrimp Thai Pizza and making pizza can definitely be a fun family affair so this is the basic and very good low carb pizza crust.  Have at it with your kids and…go make your own pizza.

This will make a 14″ round pizza or if you do not have the correct pan size it may be done in a rectangular ½ sheet pan.  The picture inside the recipe is a 16″ pan which is what I use.  With a couple alterations this is ½ the basic Carbalose Flour Bread recipe.

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

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Basic Pizza Crust
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Ingredients
  1. 1¼ C Carbalose Flour
  2. ½ C +2 T Warm Water
  3. 2 T Wheat Gluten
  4. 2 T Coconut Flour
  5. 2 T Golden Flaxseed Meal
  6. 2 T Olive Oil
  7. ½ t Salt
  8. ⅛ t Guar Gum
  9. ⅛ t Xanthan Gum
  10. ½ t Ground Rosemary
  11. 1 T Yeast
  12. ½ t Sugar
  13. 4 Drops Liquid Sucralose
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Bloom yeast with sugar in warm water for 10 minutes.
  3. Put all dry ingredients in processor and turn on just to blend.
  4. Add olive oil.
  5. Add liquid Sucralose to top of bloomed yeast and with machine running add slowly to dry ingredients.
  6. Run processor for at least a minute and probably a little longer adding any additional water if needed. You want to make sure there is enough water. Dough should have a loose consistency and will not be sticky on your hands. At this point the dough should have the same look and feel of regular bread.
  7. If you are using a round pizza pan form into a ball and put in un-greased bowl & cover with film for about 20-25 minutes.
  8. If you are using a rectangular pan put the dough into a small rectangular bread pan & cover with film for about 20-25 minutes.
  9. Forming the dough into a round crust: Do not punch down dough. Take if out of the bowl and if you have one, put it in the center of your Silpat. Starting in the center begin to gently work dough into a larger and larger circle until it reaches 14”-15” in diameter always leaving the very edges just a little higher. Take your formed dough, center it onto the pizza pan and adjust as needed.
  10. Forming the dough into a rectangular crust: Same technique and you can just leave it on the Silpat.
  11. Now you are going to “fork” or "dock" the dough. Begin forking just inside the edge about every ¾” around and around until you reach the center trying not to leave any large areas unforked otherwise the dough will puff and you don’t want this. The idea it to keep the whole center flat but let the edges puff.
  12. Blind bake crust until very, very lightly browned. Maybe 10-15 minutes or so.
  13. Now that the crust is finished, you are free to put a sauce and any of your favorite topping on it so… go make that pizza.
  14. 6 Servings
  15. 205 Calories, 14.6g Protein, 12.8g Fat 13.8g Carbs, 8.1g Fiber, 5.7g Net Carbs
  16. 8 Servings
  17. 154 Calories, 10.9g Protein, 9.6g Fat, 10.4g Carbs, 6.1g Fiber, 4.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Watch crust making sure it does not over-brown & remembering that you will be adding toppings and baking it again.
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All Things Carbalose

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All Things Carbalose Flour.  When I started posting recipes I thought I would just put the recipe for Carbalose Flour Bread up and then realized I use the flour and bread for so many things that I would just make the whole category All Things Carbalose and that use Carbalose Flour in one way or another.  I hadn’t realized there were so many until I started posting recipes. The flour may be purchased at Netrition.com There are 14 cups per 3 lb. bag so order accordingly. All recipes listed below.

I have found Carbalose to be a godsend for low carbers and diabetics like myself.  The problems with the flour as I see them are:  1.) that there have not been many recipes for it and you cannot get them from Tova Industries, 2.) for many people including myself, it tastes very bitter, (this bitterness is corrected for in the bread-hence for all its uses) and lastly 3.) it is relatively expensive. There are tons of recipes for CarbQuik but not for the flour itself and because of its cost, a legitimate low carb bakery would have a tough time selling bread for around 10.00 a loaf.  I know Heath Squier and the Julian Bakery used to get almost that much for a tiny loaf of high carb bread but those days are thankfully long gone.

So, the recipes listed below are still in the various and appropriate sections of all the low carb recipes but for convenience sake they are all listed here too.  All nutritionals are listed below the bread recipe as well as with all respective recipes.

I DO NOT use Carbquik for any of these recipes so please do not confuse the two products.

Once you start making at least the bread for sandwiches or French Toast, you will probably keep it on hand for crumbs & cubes because as you have these in your freezer it is so easy to make some of the recipes on this site. and you will probably come up with recipes of your own.

Of the many reasons people come to my site via Google search  1.) is for Julian Bakery and 2.) is for Carbalose Flour Bread and I have to say, with some pretty comical search terms.

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Low Carb Sauce Béarnaise

Low Carb Sauce BéarnaiseLow Carb Sauce Béarnaise. In the summer of 1972 in East Lansing, MI I had the opportunity to live in a house with 5 HRI (hotel, restaurant, & institutional management) students and I jumped at it.  It was the responsibility of each of us, one day a week, to shop with $10.00, prepare a meal for 6, and all sit down together to eat.  Talk about the good ole days-can you imagine feeding 6 college students on $10/day now?  Someone made this recipe and I have been making it ever since.  My only tweak has been the addition of the tarragon vinegar.   The reason I like it is that it is made in a food processor rather than over a double boiler of hot water.  This is so much much easier and pretty much full-proof if your butter is hot enough.  The French make this sauce so much harder. 

The absolute secret to this particular low carb sauce béarnaise is the use of tarragon vinegar.  I do add lemon juice to mine because I often enough serve it with seafood but I find the lemon juice goes with about anything.  Good on a brick but better yet on a good steak or Stuffed Shrimp.

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Sauce Béarnaise
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Ingredients
  1. Ingredients
  2. 3 Large Egg Yolks Room Temperature
  3. 1 Stick+3 T Butter
  4. 1 Minced Nice Sized Shallot
  5. ¼ C Tarragon Vinegar
  6. ¼ C Water
  7. ½ t Dried Tarragon Leaves
  8. Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  9. ¼ t Tarragon
  10. 2 T White Wine
  11. 2 T Lemon Juice
  12. ¼ t Salt
Directions
  1. Start to slowly clarify butter-if you do it slowly it will not sputter & spatter and as it begins to clarify swirl the saucepan several times.
  2. Mince Shallot, add to vinegar & water, add ½ t tarragon and cayenne pepper and simmer ever so slowly. The idea is the get the minced shallot very soft. If you need more moisture add a bit more vinegar. When this is finished it should have just a little moisture left-maybe a T or so.
  3. Put egg yolks and white wine in small processor & add shallot mixture.
  4. Strain butter to get rid of the little cruddy buttons and immediately begin slowing pouring into running processor. It should thicken toward the end if your butter is hot enough so make sure you take butter from the stove, strain, and begin using immediately. The idea is that the very hot butter will “cook” the yolks and thicken them.
  5. Add lemon juice, last ¼ t tarragon, salt, and process. Taste and correct seasoning if necessary.
  6. 4 Servings
  7. 326 Calories, 2g Protein, 35.0g Fat, 1.5 Carbs, 0g Fiber, 1.5g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Crabmeat St Francis

Low Carb Crabmeat St FrancisLow Carb Crabmeat St FrancisLow Carb Crabmeat St Francis. This is my variation of a very famous New Orleans dish by famed Chef Warren Leruth.  I was first introduced to this dish while working at Beggar’s Banquet in E. Lansing, Michigan in 1974.  One of the four owners had worked for Chef Leruth and we served it as an appetizer and it can certainly be served as a dinner which the recipe is written for. With a big ole salad-dinner done.  Oh, what heady days those were.

Warren Leruth is now dead, and I don’t know where Martin Richard (pronounced Ri Chard) is, but Beggar’s Banquet?  It is still there at the main entrance to Michigan State University on Abbott Rd. serving great food after opening 40 years ago.

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Crabmeat St. Francis
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Ingredients
  1. ¼ C Butter
  2. ½ C Green Onions Finely Cut Tops Only
  3. ½ Onion, Chopped
  4. ½ C Celery Chopped Small
  5. 2 Bay Leaves
  6. ½ t Dried Thyme
  7. ¼ t Celery Seed
  8. ¼ t Pepper
  9. 2 t Chicken Base***
  10. 1 C Heavy Cream
  11. 1 T White Wine
  12. 1 Lb Lump Crab Meat
  13. ¼ t Cayenne Pepper (Or Chipotle Powder Might Be Good)
Topping
  1. ½ C Parmesan Cheese
  2. 1 t Paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Heat butter in a saucepan until it bubbles. Add all ingredients except cream, wine & crab, and sauté until the vegetables are well cooked and a little brownish.
  3. Add heavy cream & wine and reduce slightly.
  4. Remove bay leaves & fold in crab meat.
  5. Put into casserole dish.
  6. Mix Parmesan cheese & paprika and sprinkle on top of casserole.
  7. Bake until the cheese just starts to brown and the sides of the dish begin to bubble. 10-15 minutes.
  8. Broil for a minute if needed.
  9. Serves 4
  10. 478 Calories, 20.7g Protein, 40.6g Fat 2.4g Carbs, 0.8g Fiber, 1.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Very good served over mashed buttered cauliflower or spinach.
  2. If crabmeat is too expensive where you live then you could easily substitute finely chopped shrimp, langostinos, chopped clams or a combination of some kind. And as I think about it you might even try imitation crab meat but beware: it is just very starchy and high carb which kinda defeats the whole purpose of this website.
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Low Carb Shrimp With Andouille Sausage

Low Carb Shrimp With Andouille SausageLow Carb Shrimp With Andouille SausageLow Carb Shrimp With Andouille SausageLow Carb Shrimp With Andouille SausageLow Carb Shrimp With Andouille Sausage. This is New Orleans food at its best and mine is served over Cauliflower Grits.  I want you to notice the fat distribution in the andouille.  It is quite irregular and the way it should look.  Those are chunks of fat which means it is not some over-processed crap sausage and that fat absolutely make the andouille taste fantastic. And the pork is in chunks so you know you are getting whole muscle pieces.  Yes, I do order mine from Cajun Grocers in LA but they come frozen, in a 1 lb. roll, and last a very long time in the freezer.  The link will take you to the andouille I buy.

If you want the best grits ever you might try the one that go with the Grillades Over Cheesy Cauliflower Grits.  Not only do they have cheese in them, they also have thyme in them and we all know one of the predominate flavors in Louisiana cooking is thyme.

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Shrimp & Andouille Sausage
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Celery Cut On The Diagonal
  2. 1 C Onions Chopped
  3. 1 C Green Onions Tops Only
  4. 1 C Andouille Sausage Bite Size Pieces
  5. ½ C Roasted Red Peppers Chopped
  6. 2 C Heavy Cream
  7. ½ C Water
  8. 2 T Olive Oil
  9. 1 Lb Shrimp Cut Into 3 Chunks Each
  10. 2 t Chicken Base
  11. Chipotle Powder To Taste
  12. Favorite Cajun or Blackening Seasoning To Taste
Directions
  1. Sauté Andouille in olive oil and set aside.
  2. Put water in same sauté pan, add onions & celery and cook until soft and water has evaporated.
  3. Add red peppers, Andouille & heavy cream and cook until slightly thickened.
  4. Add chicken base and spices to taste.
  5. Add shrimp chunks & green onions and cook for 2-3 minutes until shrimp is cooked-this will not take long.
  6. 4 Servings
  7. 758 Calories, 32.0g Protein, 61.7g Fat, 8.7g Carbs, 2.8g Fiber, 5.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I serve this over mashed cauliflower or cauliflower grits with a side salad and for the pictures above I used the cheesy grits in the Grillades Over Cheesy Cauliflower Grits recipe.
  2. I also like to spread them out and up the sides of the bowl so that it is very easy to get grits with every bite.
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