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Low Carb Eggplant Soup

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Low 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 Shrimp Étouffée

Low Carb Shrimp ÉtoufféeLow Carb Shrimp Étouffée.  Ah Yes, Étouffée.  Another Louisiana classic.  There are always alternatives to a high carby roux and we are going to kind of go the in-between route here in that I am not using any flour but I am using tomato paste.  Many an expert you might care to name, says a good low carb shrimp étouffée is not only made with, duh shrimp, but also with a stock made from the shells and this couldn’t be easier as you’ll see in the directions below. Since we are not making a roux there is no laborious stirring and waiting for it to turn dark brown.  We are also not using traditional rice but instead using either riced cauliflower or a Cauliflower Grits recipe which can easily be made days in advance and frozen for later use.

Some of you may look at the list of ingredients here but I would bet most of you have them in your pantries.  Including making the stock, from start to finish, it takes only about 1½-2 hours and that’s while you can be doing other things.  Once you have made it you may say; that was really easy-everybody loved it so…I think I’ll make it again.

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Shrimp Étouffée
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Shrimp Stock
  1. 2 T Olive Oil
  2. Reserved Shells From 2 Lb Peeled Shrimp
  3. ½ Medium Onion Chopped
  4. 1 Rib Celery Rough Chopped
  5. 3 Bay Leaves
  6. 3-4 C Chicken Stock
Cauliflower
  1. 1 Medium Head Cauliflower Rice (Yes And Including The Core)
  2. Reserved Bacon Grease
  3. 2-3 T Olive Oil
Étouffée
  1. 6 Slices Cooked And Crumbled Bacon (Reserve Fat)
  2. 1½ Sticks Butter
  3. 1 Diced Medium Onion
  4. ½ C Bell Pepper
  5. 3 T Crushed Garlic***
  6. 1½ T Cajun Seasoning
  7. 2 t Crushed Dried Thyme
  8. 1 t Chili Garlic Paste
  9. 1 Small Can Tomato Paste
  10. 2 Celery Ribs Sliced Thinly On The Bias
  11. 1 C Green Onion Tops (Divided)
  12. 2 pounds Large Shrimp, Shelled And Shells Reserved
  13. 1 T Lemon Juice
  14. 2 T Dried Parsley (Yes, Fresh Works Too)
  15. Salt (Only If Necessary)
  16. Freshly Ground Pepper
  17. Lemon Wedges to Garnish
Shrimp Stock
  1. In large sauce pan heat olive oil, add shrimp shells stirring for several minutes.
  2. Add rest of ingredients, cover, and simmer 45 minutes. Turn off heat, allow to sit another 30 minutes, strain, Set aside.
Cauliflower Rice
  1. In large sauté pan, cook and crumble bacon, reserving fat. Set bacon aside.
  2. Add 3 T olive oil to bacon fat, dump in riced cauliflower and sauté until just beginning to turn golden brown. Set aside in large bowl and keep warm.
Étouffée
  1. On medium low in same sauté pan add butter to melt, then add garlic, onion, bell pepper, Cajun seasoning, thyme, chili garlic paste, and gently cook while stirring, until onion become translucent. 10-15 minutes.
  2. Stir in celery.
  3. Add tomato paste and cook for 3-4 minutes until mixed well.
  4. Add lemon juice and parsley then begin adding stock about 1 C at a time stirring and until well mixed. Repeat until all stock is used or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Add lemon juice and shrimp and gently poach until shrimp is barely cooked. The time will depend on how large your shrimp are but it will not take long.
  6. Taste and add any salt if needed.
  7. Divide cauliflower rice into bowls, spoon étouffée to the side, and garnish with remaining green onions.
  8. Fresh pepper to taste and it may not need any.
  9. Serve wedge of lemon to the side.
  10. 6 Servings
  11. 532 Calories, 29.7g Protein, 40.7g Fat, 15.1g Carbs, 7.4g Fiber, 7.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I am here to guarantee that you will never miss the high carby floured roux or rice. You just won't.
  2. Nutritionals include 5 T olive oil, cauliflower head, reserved bacon fat, and 8 medium shrimp per person.
  3. Yes, you can skip making the shrimp stock and just use a good purchased chicken stock.
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Low Carb Asian Beef Eggplant Zucchini Stew

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I personally like the flavors of Asia so that is what we are doing here and if this is successful, I may post the same recipe using different spices and adding other ingredients.  This is very easy to make assuming you have the spices and get yourself some mung bean sprouts.  Yes, I garnished mine with a few enoki mushrooms but it is absolutely not necessary.  If you decide to use them they take about 15-20 seconds in a tiny amount of steaming water to cook.  I added some fried garlic and green onions in olive oil to the enokis I had left over and they were terrific with a rather sweetish flavor.

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Asian Beef Eggplant Zucchini Stew
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Ingredients
  1. 2 C Small Dice Daikon Radish
  2. 2 C Cooked Mung Bean Sprouts
  3. 1 C Sautéed Medium Globe Eggplant
  4. 1 C Sautéed Zucchini
  5. 1 C Sautéed Mushrooms
  6. ½ Lb Very Thinly Sliced Good Quality Beef
  7. 6 T Olive Oil (Divided)
  8. 5-6 C Water (+ More If Wanted/Needed)
  9. ½ C Tamari Sauce
  10. Beef Base
  11. 2 t Crushed Garlic***
  12. 1 t Chili Garlic Sauce
  13. 1 t Powdered Ginger
  14. ¼ t Dried Chili Flakes
  15. ½ C Minced Green Onion Tops (Garnish)
  16. ½ C Cilantro (Garnish)
  17. Fish Sauce (Garnish)
  18. Enoki Mushrooms (Optional Garnish)
Instructions
  1. Put water and beef base to taste in saucepan-add tamari. If using beef broth just add tamari.
  2. Add diced daikon radish to broth, cover, and simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  3. Drain radish, retaining broth and put radish into a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Add sprouts to broth, simmer 5-7 minutes, drain, & add to radish.
  5. Add crushed garlic, chili garlic sauce, ginger and dried chili flakes to broth. Add more water as some will have evaporated and keep on simmer. Jack up the heat when ready to serve.
  6. Individually sauté eggplant, zucchini, and mushrooms in olive oil and as each is finished add to rest of ingredients.
  7. Slice beef as thinly as possible. (I used flat iron steak).
  8. Gently fold all ingredients in mixing bowl, divide, and add to serving bowls.
  9. Lay raw steak slices on top of veggies and pour piping hot broth over all. The steak will cook as the hot liquid hits it.
  10. Sprinkle with green onions, garnish with cilantro and enokis (if using).
  11. Put the bottle of fish sauce on the table for individual use.
  12. Serve In A Large Bowl
  13. 6 Servings
  14. 253 Calories, 9.1g Protein, 21.3g Fat, 7.1g Carbs, 3.0g Fiber, 4.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. This makes a large bowl of stew and what you see was my meal.
  2. Nutritionals include everything but the enoki mushrooms garnish.
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Low Carb Rocket Fuel

Low Carb Rocket FuelLow Carb Rocket FuelLow Carb Rocket Fuel.  This not all my recipe and I even took the name because it seemed so apropos.  It is not so killer spicy hot that it’s only good for a few people, but rather designed to add heat to your liking.  Of course I changed some of the recipe to reflect low carb like the pear and the sugar, and yes I even omitted a couple of ingredients like Tabasco but the absolute essence of the recipe still remains intact. For comparison, here is the original recipe and even they took it from a restaurant.  The second picture is to show it accompanying my dinner and you can see how little it takes.

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Rocket Fuel
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Drained Sliced Jarred Hot Jalapenos
  2. ¼ C Jalapeno Juice (From The Same Jar)
  3. 2 T Chopped Cilantro (More If Wanted)
  4. 1 T Just Like Sugar Brown***
  5. 1 T Lime Juice
  6. 2 t Fish Sauce (Optional & I Used It)
  7. 2 t Crushed Garlic***
  8. 1 t Chili Garlic Paste
  9. ¼ t Cayenne Pepper
  10. ¼ t Cumin
  11. ¼ t Crushed Oregano
  12. ¼ t Ginger Powder
  13. 1 Cup Finely Chopped Daikon Radish
  14. Water To Consistency Desired (Saved From Daikon Cooking)
Instructions
  1. Chop daikon radish and simmer in 1 C water until very soft.
  2. In bowl large enough to hold at least 3 cups (or a small processor) add rest of ingredients.
  3. Drain and rinse cooked daikon radish, add to rest of ingredients, process to a fine consistency adding water as necessary. I used my stick blender because for this particular job it was the best tool.
  4. 12 Servings
  5. 4 Calories, 0.1g Protein, 0.0g Fat, 0.2g Carbs, .01g Fiber, 0.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. As you can see this is basically a zero carb food so...eat it with abandon.
  2. Want it hotter? First be sure you use hot jalapeno peppers & juice and a sure fire way to get it hotter is to use (a little) more chili garlic paste.
  3. Since I was testing this for the first time I used raw jicama which stayed a little chunky and which is why I am suggesting simmered daikon radish.
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Low Carb Italian Parmesan Garlic Wings

Low Carb Italian Parmesan Garlic WingsLow Carb Italian Parmesan Garlic WingsLow Carb Italian Parmesan Garlic WingsLow Carb Italian Parmesan Garlic WingsLow Carb Italian Parmesan Garlic Wings.  What kind of combo is Parmesan & garlic?  My taste buds say they are a marriage made in heaven and if you already have the dry herb ingredients used in Italian Dipping Oil you are in the home stretch.  These wings could not be much easier to make and most of your time will be spent waiting for them to finish in a hot oven.  I have listed the ingredients below so you have the whole recipe all together. I served mine with Brianna’s Asiago Caesar Dressing to dip into but they really didn’t need it as they are fabulous on their own.

The dry herb & spice mixture can just sit in a jar until further use.  I use it in Traditional Spaghetti Sauce over squash or mung bean sprouts, sprinkled on top of an occasional low carb pizza, on all kinds of vegetables, and any other thing you can think of where Italian herbs are called for. This is an extremely easy and useful herb/spice blend.

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Italian Parmesan Garlic Wings
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Ingredients
  1. 3 Lbs Split Chicken Wings
Dry 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
Finishing Ingredients
  1. ½ C Olive Oil
  2. 2 T Parmesan Cheese
  3. 1 T Crushed Garlic
Instructions
  1. Bring chicken wings to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 425° .
  3. Line wings on a sheet pan(s) (on a Silpat if you have one) and put into hot oven.
  4. Bake 40-45 minutes.
  5. Combine all dried herbs & spices.
  6. When ready to serve wings combine 1 T spice blend, 1 T crushed garlic (or more to taste) with ½ C olive oil and 2 T Parmesan cheese, mix well, and put into a large bowl. Put wings into bowl and mix well-making sure all wings are well coated.
  7. 8 Servings As Appetizer
  8. 350 Calories, 21.4g Protein, 29.4g Fat, .7g Carbs, 0.0g Fiber, .7g Net Carbs
  9. 4 Servings As Dinner
  10. 702 Calories, 42.7g Protein, 58.8g Fat, 1.5g Carbs, 0.1g Fiber, 1.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You WILL NOT use all the herb mix as the recipe makes quite a bit. Just save herbs and spices in a small jar and when you next 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. This is a very garlicky so enjoy it with good friends.
  6. I guarantee the dry mix ingredients are FAR superior to a packaged mix and yours will have zero sugar in it.
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Low Carb Mint Caper Sauce

Low Carb Mint Caper SauceLow Carb Mint Caper SauceLow Carb Mint Caper Sauce.  I’ve not made it a secret that I love, love, love lamb and that I am always looking for a new sauce to go with it.  We have a new grocery store here in Portland and I have been buying most of my meats there now because 1.) It is all Willamette Valley Grass Fed Organic and 2.) It is by far, less expensive than the New Seasons store I have been shopping in for the last 13 years.  Thus far EVERYTHING I have purchased from them has been fantastic and I feel fortunate in that they are nearly in my backyard. As we know Portland, OR is a pretty good size city. I bought ½ lb. of ground lamb which I love all my itself but I thought it might be fun to try a new sauce with it.  The recipe below is not anything unique but it is different. Here are several other lamb sauces you might try:  A more traditional Low Carb Mint Sauce and an absolutely wonderful Garlic Rosemary Aioli.  All three of these recipes are really good with lamb and all three recipes feature lamb in their pictures.  Did I say I LOVE lamb?

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Mint Caper Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. 6 T Olive Oil
  2. 1 T Anchovy Paste
  3. 3 T Capers
  4. 3-4 T Minced Shallots
  5. 1 T Distilled Vinegar (Apple Cider Works As Well)
  6. 2 t Dried Mint
  7. ½ t Crushed Garlic***
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to small (mini) processor and pulse to desired chunkiness.
  2. Cover lightly and allow to sit on countertop for several hours.
  3. 4 Servings
  4. 193 Calories, .8g Protein, 21.7g Fat, 1.2g Carbs, .2g Fiber, 1.1g 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 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 Ethiopian Cabbage

Low Carb Ethiopian CabbageLow Carb Ethiopian CabbageLow Carb Ethiopian CabbageLow Carb 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.

I started out and had planned to make about 4 servings 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 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.
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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 Spinach Mushroom Bacon Crêpes

Low Carb Spinach Mushroom Bacon CrêpesLow Carb Spinach Mushroom Bacon CrêpesLow Carb Spinach Mushroom Bacon CrêpesLow Carb Spinach Mushroom Bacon CrêpesLow Carb Spinach Mushroom Bacon Crêpes.  I am having so much fun doing this series of crêpe recipes, I can’t even tell you.  Not only do I make them, I get to eat them- so, it’s a best of both worlds kind of scenario.  The combination of ingredients in these particular crêpes is that of a good quiche so maybe, since real men don’t eat quiche-you can get them to eat these. You will need one recipe of 12 Flaxseed Meal Crêpes.

I have quite a few new crêpes recipes now and to see a few of them check these out too.  Crab Rangoon Bundles With Asian DrizzleStrawberry Orange Crêpes  and there are now many more-some savory and some for dessert.

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Spinach Mushroom Bacon Crêpes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Recipe Flaxseed Meal Crêpes
  2. 12 Oz Shredded Swiss Cheese (I Used Gruyere)
  3. 10-12 Oz Bacon
  4. 10-12 Oz Packaged Frozen Spinach
  5. ½ Medium Onion Minced
  6. ¾ Lb Sautéed Chopped Mushrooms -Reserve ½ C
  7. 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  8. 1 t Porcini Mushroom Dust***
  9. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Sauté and crumble the bacon, reserving the fat.
  2. Cook the onion in fat until trasluscent. Set aside.
  3. Finely chop the mushrooms and lightly sauté in bacon grease reserving ¼ C for gravy.
  4. Squeeze out some of the moisture from the spinach.
  5. Combine bacon, mushrooms, spinach, & onions mixing & heating. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  6. In separate pan heat heavy cream, porcini dust and reserved chopped mushrooms until just barely beginning to thicken. Salt & pepper to taste.
  7. Lay out crêpes and sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Put warm spinach mixture on cheese and roll.
  9. Spoon heavy cream mushroom sauce over all.
  10. 6 Servings 2 Each
  11. 545 Calories, 22.6g Protein, 45.4g Fat, 6.0g Carbs, 4.6g Fiber, 1.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. May also be dusted with a little parmesan cheese on top on sauce.
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Low Carb Beef Burrito Crêpes

Low Carb Beef Burrito CrêpesLow Carb Beef Burrito CrêpesLow Carb Beef Burrito Crêpes.  These Burrito crêpes are a very quick dinner and always a hit with children.  One of the great things about kids is when they are young they don’t have any preconceived ideas about the way something should be or look.  Think about this; if these burritos were the first ones they had ever had, they might think Taco Bell’s burritos were a little strange so…context is everything.  These are very easy to make even if you don’t have any of what you see on the plate.  I served mine with Pico de GalloCreamy Smooth Guacamole and sour cream and of course these items can also be purchase at you local grocery store.  The Flaxseed Meal Crêpes are zero carb which makes the burritos nearly zero carb too. To make them you will need one recipe of the crêpes.  I also of course used my own Taco Seasoning but you may use your own or again, something you can buy in the grocery.

As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

Beef Burrito Crêpes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Recipe Flaxseed Meal Crêpes
  2. 1½ Lbs Good Quality Hamburger Meat (At Least 15% Fat)
  3. 1½ Lbs Finely Shredded Cheese
  4. 1 Medium Onion Sliced Thinly Into About 1-1½” Strips
  5. 1½-2 T Taco Seasoning (More Or Less To Your Personal Taste)
Instructions
  1. Put onions and ground beef in pan set to medium-low and slowly brown meat and until onions are transluscent.
  2. Spread 1 oz. shredded cheese on each crêpe.
  3. Divide meat & onion mixture onto each crêpe and roll.
  4. Top each two crêpes with 2 oz. more cheese. You may need to nuke then to completely melt the cheese.
  5. Garnish as desired.
  6. 6 Servings 2 Each
  7. 914 Calories, 57.4g Protein, 72.4g Fat, 6.1g Carbs, 4.5g Fiber, 1.6g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Shrimp Taco Crêpes

Low Carb Shrimp Taco CrêpesLow Carb Shrimp Taco CrêpesLow Carb Shrimp Taco CrêpesLow Carb Shrimp Taco Crêpes.  All of the taste and zerocarb crêpes instead of who know how many from two 6″ flour tortillas-I think maybe about 18-20g and they taste for all the world just like a good shrimp taco should taste. Hoping that you are able to see from all the crêpes recipes I have recently posted that you can put a whole lot more than just ham and cheese in them. Those white sticks in the background on the plate  are jicama sticks sprinkled with lime juice and chili powder and they are so, so good.  You will need one recipe of Flaxseed Meal Crêpes  and if you are so inclined to make your own here is a good recipe for Taco Seasoning which is so much less expensive than the purchased kind and which may have sugar in it.

Don’t make the mistake of using imitation seafood anything.  It is NOT low carb.  It is filled with starch as a binder and has 13g carbs in 3 measly oz.  I made the mistake and paid for it in my BS testing after dinner and I couldn’t figure out why and/but…now I know.

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Seafood Taco Crepes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Recipe Flaxseed Meal Crêpes
  2. 1½ Lb Bay Shrimp
  3. 1 T Taco Seasoning
  4. 2 T Minced Jalapeno Peppers (I Use Pickled)
  5. 1 Medium Small Diced Tomato (Garnish)
  6. ½ C Red Onion (Garnish)
  7. ½ C Chopped Cilantro (Garnish)
  8. 1-2 Large Avocados
  9. 1 C Green Onions (Divided)
  10. 1 C Sour Cream (Divided)
  11. 2 Wedged Limes (12 Pieces)
Instructions
  1. Blend ¼ C sour cream with shrimp, crab, taco seasoning and jalapeno peppers.
  2. Add ½ C green onions to avocado and using a stick blender, mix until smooth.
  3. Lay out crêpes and smear with avocado mix.
  4. Lay shrimp & crab mix on lower ⅓ of the each crêpe and roll.
  5. Garnish with red onion, tomato, cilantro, and remaining green onions.
  6. Put a dollop of sour cream and remaining avocado mix on top of each 2 crêpes.
  7. Garnish each plate with 2 small lime wedges.
  8. 6 Servings 2 Each
  9. 461 Calories, 10.1g Protein, 35.0g Fat, 13.7g Carbs, 9.0g Fiber, 4.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I included two avocados in the nutritionals.
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Low Carb Mu Shu Pork Crêpes

Low Carb Mu Shu Pork CrêpesLow Carb Mu Shu Pork CrêpesLow Carb Mu Shu Pork Crêpes.  I doubt there are too many people in this country who have never had either Mu Shu Pork or Peking Duck at one time or another in their lives and the predominate flavor in both is Hoisin Sauce.  In most restaurants all the ingredients are cooked in a wok, bound together with egg and served in a large bowl with a side of Chinese pancakes which is fine if that’s what you know but it is my opinion that people love to make their own food at a communal table and this is the perfect meal with which to do it.  It does not take much of each ingredient to make one crêpe and if served in small bowls on the table, each person can pick and choose their own ingredients.  And there is a big bonus, you can actually taste each flavor.  Soooo with all that said, I am going to show you two ways to fix this.  One is probably just as good as the other but the second way is…a lot faster and sometimes when we are putting a meal on the table, faster is better.

You will need a recipe for both Flaxseed Meal Crêpes and Hoisin Sauce.  It is also my opinion that once you have made both of these recipes you will make them again and again as there are so many recipes, just on this site that use them and of course you are welcome to make up your own.

At some point I will be making a completely separate Category for the many crêpe recipes I am developing but for now here are a few of them.  Raspberry Almond CrêpesCrab Rangoon Bundles/Asian DrizzleChicken Enchiladas,  Mushroom Ham Cheese Quesadillas and more.

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Mu Shu Pork Crêpes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Recipe Flaxseed Meal Crêpes (12)
  2. 12 Oz Slivered Pork Loin
  3. 1 T Olive Oil
  4. 4 Eggs
  5. 1 T Butter
  6. ½ C Boiled 5 Minute Mung Bean Sprouts (Optional) & (Only If You Have Them-I Did)
  7. 4 Oz Very Thinly Sliced Roughly Chopped Mushrooms
  8. 1 C Thinly Sliced Diagonally Cut Green Onions
  9. 1 T Tamari
  10. 2 t Rice Wine Vinegar
  11. 2 t Just Like Sugar Brown***
  12. ¾ C Hoisin Sauce
The Fun Way
  1. Make Crêpes & Hoisin Sauce
  2. Slice semi-frozen pork into as thin a piece as possible, turn and cut again in about 1½” pieces. (Let come to room temperature before frying).
  3. Add tamari, Just Like Sugar*** and rice wine vinegar to pork and mix.
  4. Slice green onions.
  5. Boil bean sprouts (if using).
  6. Chop and sauté mushrooms in 1 T butter.
  7. Scramble slightly beaten eggs.
  8. Put all ingredients in small bowls and put on table for service.
  9. Lay out 1 crêpe, spread thin layer hoisin sauce, place wanted ingredients in center and roll.
The Fast Way
  1. Make Crêpes & Hoisin Sauce
  2. Cut and make ready all ingredients.
  3. Slice semi-frozen pork into as thin a piece as possible, turn and cut again in about 1½” pieces. (Let come to room temperature before frying).
  4. Sauté mushrooms in 1 T Butter and set aside.
  5. Add olive oil to hot pan, add room temperature meat and cook 1 minute.
  6. Add bean sprouts (if using), mushrooms, green onions, heat to hot, add eggs until very lightly scrambled.
  7. Serve in large bowl.
  8. Lay out 1 crêpe, spread thin layer hoisin sauce, and add mixture to center and roll.
  9. 6 Servings 2 Crêpes Each
  10. 587 Calories, 27.8g Protein, 45.0g Fat, 9.4g Carbs, 6.0g Fiber, 3.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Nutritionals include crêpes and hoisin sauce.
  2. Leftovers? No problem. Just mix them, add another egg or two, cook and serve it for breakfast.
  3. I keep mung bean sprouts in the fridge most all the time as I use them in salads and as a vegetable.
  4. This is a great way to introduce your kids to Chinese tastes and I guarantee they will LOVE making their own and if they taste the hoisin maybe, just maybe, they will taste the peanut butter too.
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Low Carb Cinnamon Walnut Roll Crêpes

Low Carb Cinnamon Walnut Roll CrepesLow Carb Cinnamon Walnut Roll Crêpes. If you can make Carbalose Flour Cinnamon Walnut Rolls why can’t you put the same tastes into a crepe?  Well you can.  I just love that every little bite looks like a cinnamon walnut roll.  Again, very easy and fast to make and you will need a recipe of Flaxseed Meal Crêpes.

 

It is always fun to come up with something new and this was no exception but the bottom line question is always; will they taste good.  I’m glad you asked and well yes, they do and…they are a lot easier than the walnut rolls, and I mean a lot.

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Cinnamon Walnut Roll Crêpes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Recipe Flaxseed Meal Crepes
  2. 1½ C Small Chopped Walnuts (Pecans Work Just As Well)(Save A Little Nut Dust For Garnish)
  3. 2 t Cinnamon
  4. ¾ C Just Like Sugar Baking*** 18 Drops Liquid Sucralose*** Or Your Own Favorite Sweetener
  5. 12 Oz Softened Cream Cheese (Divided )
  6. 1 t Vanilla Extract
  7. ¼ C Heavy Cream + More If Needed To Make A Thin Drizzle
Instructions
  1. Add nuts and cinnamon to a small processor and chop until relatively small. (See Picture). You don’t want to grind it just a fine chop. If you overdo it, don’t worry and the final product would probably look about the same. Reserve 2 T.
  2. Beat cream cheese, Just Like Sugar*** or 12 Drops Liquid Sucralose*** or your favorite sweetener, and vanilla.
  3. Mix in heavy cream and reserve ¼ C.
  4. Lay out crepes, smear with thin layer of the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Top with 2 T nut mixture and roll crepe.
  6. Add enough heavy cream (or water) to thin remaining ¼ C cream cheese mixture and drizzle onto crepes.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining 2 T nuts.
  8. 12 Servings
  9. 330 Calories, 8.0g Protein, 37.4g Fat, 5.3g Carbs, 3.0g Fiber, 2.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I got so excited to try these that I didn’t get enough heavy cream as a thinning agent in the drizzle so I just kind of frosted them but for you? It should be thin enough to drizzle so if you need more heavy cream by all means use it.
  2. Hope you can see the size of the nut grind. You don’t want nut dust just very small and I have a mini processor that has a chop speed which I pulse with until I get what I want.
  3. If you only have Just Like Sugar Brown*** it works quite well in place of the Baking*** but will color the cream cheese without much color delineation between the layers of the crepes.
  4. Nutritionals include crepes.
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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 Peruvian Green Sauce

Low Carb Peruvian Green SauceLow Carb Peruvian Green SauceLow Carb Peruvian Green Sauce.  This sauce is ridiculously easy and fast to make-probably not more that 5-10 minutes but oh boy, the flavors.  Real Peruvian Green Sauce may not have any cheese in it and if you don’t want it, don’t put it in.  This is best served with fish or chicken but it also makes a fabulous salad dressing and for the dressing the Parmesan cheese is a must. As you look at the nutritionals it is basically a free keto food. ZeroCarb.

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Peruvian Green Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. ½ C Mayonnaise
  2. 2 Jalapeno Peppers (I Use 2 T Spicy Pickled Jalapenos)
  3. 1½ C Chopped Cilantro (Use Those Stems)
  4. ¼ C Chopped Basil
  5. 2-3T Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
  6. 1½ T Olive Oil
  7. 1½ T Lime Juice
  8. 1½ t Dried Mint
  9. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  10. ¼ t Salt+More To Taste (Especially If Not Using Parmesan Cheese)
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients except mayo into food processor, process several times scrapping each time until finely ground.
  2. Put into small mixing bowl, add mayo and blend well.
  3. Refrigerate for at least several hours.
  4. You of course may add more or less of any ingredient that YOU like.
  5. 8 Servings
  6. 130 Calories, 0.6g Protein, 15.0g Fat, 0.3g Carbs, 0.1g Fiber, 0.2g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you are so inclined, this makes a really good dip with low carb veggies and can easily take the place of ranch dressing to dip wings into. As you can see, it is a very versatile sauce so go ahead and try it every which way but loose.
  2. If you are making this as a salad dressing the Parmesan cheese is pretty essential.
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Low Carb Puttanesca Over Mung Bean Sprouts

Low Carb Puttanesca Over Mung Bean SproutsLow Carb Puttanesca Over Mung Bean SproutsLow Carb Puttanesca Over Mung Bean Sprouts.  I’m going out on a limb with this recipe but as I have eaten and cooked with mung bean sprouts, I realize what a truly versatile vegetable it is.  It has virtually no flavor of its own so it takes on the flavor of whatever it is cooked with and of course we see this time and again in Asian cuisine.  Why not use it as your “noodle” or pasta for pretty much anything and with this recipe, it is exactly what I have done.  I am pairing it with a zesty Puttanesca Sauce and in one word it is delicious.  If you have your own favorite tomato based marinara sauce then by all means use it but Puttanesca is not just any normal red sauce.  As far as I’m concerned, mung bean sprouts could replace pasta in many, many other dishes. Not all but again, many.  Other sprouts recipes include Mung Bean Sprouts SaladStir Fried Mung Bean SproutsChicken Parmesan, and they play a small role in the Vietnamese Shrimp Bowl.

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Puttanesca Over Mung Bean Sprouts
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Mung Bean Sprouts
  2. 2 T Olive Oil
  3. 1 Medium Yellow Onion Small Chopped
  4. One Can Anchovies Packed In Oil
  5. 2 T Crushed Garlic
  6. 2 T Tomato Paste
  7. 2 16 Oz Cans Diced Or Crushed Tomatoes
  8. ¼ C Drained Capers
  9. ½ C Rough Chopped Kalamata Olives
  10. ½ t Crushed Red Peppers Flakes
  11. 2 T Fresh Chopped Basil
  12. Parmesan Cheese (Omit For Paleo)
  13. Salt & Pepper To Taste
Sprouts
  1. Simmer sprout 4-5 minutes or until just beginning to turn translucent, and drain well.
Sauce
  1. Put olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat, add onions, stir occasionally, and cook until soft.
  2. Add anchovies & garlic cooking and stirring until the anchovies disintegrate.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, add the tomatoes, capers, olives, & red pepper flakes.
  4. Cover pan, turn down heat, simmer gently, and cook, stirring occasionally, until thick and saucy.
  5. Blend in basil, taste, and adjust flavors to your liking.
  6. Serve over whatever you choose. I have always used spaghetti squash but the mung sprouts are terrific and fewer carbs.
  7. 6 Servings
  8. 129 Calories, 3.7g Protein, 19.2g Fat, 8.9g Carbs, 1.4g Fiber, 7.5g Net Carbs
  9. 4 Servings
  10. 193 Calories, 5.6g Protein, 13.8g Fat, 13.3g Carbs, 2.2g Fiber, 11.1g Net Carbs
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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 Mung Bean Sprouts Salad

Low Carb Mung Bean Sprouts SaladLow Carb Mung Bean Sprouts SaladLow Carb Mung Bean Sprouts Salad.  What in heaven’s name do you do with a big ole bag of beautiful white mung bean sprouts when you have purchased them and only needed a small amount?  Most people let them sit in their refrigerator for 5-6 days while they turn to…but you don’t need to, not anymore.  This recipe goes right from fresh leftover sprouts to a warm side dish or a cold salad-your choice.  I think once you have had them you will be buying sprouts just to make this dish as it is that good.  You might call it a little side dish of Asia.

If you end up making (and I recommend it) the Vietnamese Shrimp Bowl, you will have leftover sprouts and now you know how to use them.

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Mung Bean Sprouts Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Mung Bean Sprouts
  2. ¼ C Finely Sliced Green Onion Tops
  3. 2 T Olive Oil
  4. 2 T Toasted Sesame Seeds
  5. 1 T Fish Sauce + Also Served To The Side On Table
  6. 2 t Crushed Garlic
Instructions
  1. Rinse and simmer bean sprouts in water about 4-5 minutes or until they just begin to turn translucent.
  2. If serving as salad rinse in cold water, drain well, gently squeeze to release any more water and refrigerate.
  3. If serving warm drain, gently squeeze to release any more water and add to fish sauce mixture.
  4. In larger bowl mix crushed garlic, fish sauce, onions, sesame seeds, and olive oil.
  5. Add bean sprouts, toss, mixing well and serve immediately.
  6. 6 Servings
  7. 67 Calories, 2.1g Protein, 5.5g Fat, 4.4g Carbs, 1.1g Fiber, 3.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. No matter what you do, the sprouts will continue releasing water until you eat them and all you can do it drain just before serving.
  2. Don't worry about having to buy fish sauce. It is a condiment and can be sprinkled on many, many dishes.
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Low Carb Vietnamese Shrimp Bowl

Low Carb Vietnamese Shrimp BowlLow Carb Vietnamese Shrimp BowlLow Carb Vietnamese Shrimp Bowl.  I ended up making this with a bunch of leftovers and it was so good I decided to do a recipe with it.  I was originally going to use pulled pork in it but wondered how many people have pulled pork just hanging around so decided to leave it out, substituting avocado instead.  Everything else is pretty reasonably and easily gotten. We all do a little experimenting from time to time and of course, so do I.  The difference is, I have to eat what I make and if it’s not right I need to do it over…and eat it again so…I have included the pics from the first try as a wrap.

Low Carb Vietnamese Shrimp BowlLow Carb Vietnamese Shrimp BowlThe wraps were so good…and so messy, that I redid it as a bowl.  I have also included a sketch I did to figure out the color scheme and where I wanted to place everything and as you can see, the pulled pork didn’t make the final cut. I rearranged things-again for the final picture.  Did I have trouble making and having to eat this again?  Nope. Not. At. All.  I used bibb lettuce for the wrap but since I always have bok choy (my lettuce of choice) I used it in the bowl.

It is now the dog days of August and though this is a perfect anytime dinner dish, you will not need to do any cooking except to do a longish blanch with the bean sprouts.  After eating?  You might think you just stepped out of a Vietnamese restaurant.

It’s just a list of ingredients and comes together very quickly.  You may have a little dressing left over but don’t worry, it would last a long time in the fridge and once you have eaten it, it would disappear very quickly.  Make no mistake, this is a complete and filling meal and if you want to make any substitutions please do, as this is cooking-not baking and a salad is always just a guide.  If you can’t get fresh mint then please try to include a little dried mint into the dressing as it enhances the flavors very well and kind of bring the whole bowl together.

So, what do you do with your leftover mung bean sprouts?  I have the answer :  Mung Bean Sprouts Salad served either warm as a vegetable or cold as a salad.

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Vietnamese Shrimp Bowl
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Bowl
  1. 1 Lb Bay Shrimp
  2. 2 C Mung Bean Sprouts
  3. 2 C Chopped Bok Choy
  4. 1 C Finely Grated Daikon Radish
  5. 1 C Finely Grated Red Radish
  6. 1 C Finely Grated Jicama
  7. 1 C Green Onion Tops
  8. 1 C Finely Chopped Cilantro
  9. 1 C Chopped Fresh Mint
  10. 1 C Crushed Peanuts
  11. 1 Ripe Avocado
  12. ½ C Olive Oil
Chile Lime Sauce
  1. ¼ C Fresh Lime Juice
  2. ¼ C Fish Sauce
  3. ¼ C Chopped Cilantro
  4. 2 T Just Like Sugar Brown*** (Paleo)
  5. 2 T Finely Diced Purple Onion Or (I Used Shallots)
  6. 1 T Sugar-Free Rice Wine Vinegar
  7. 1 T Tamari
  8. ¼ t Red Pepper Flakes
  9. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  10. ½ t Ginger Powder
Instructions
  1. Blanch sprouts at a slow simmer for about 4-5 minutes or until they become translucent.
  2. Drain and refrigerate until cold and ready for use.
  3. Put Bok Choy in center under the shrimp, arrange rest of ingredients artfully, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with crushed peanuts and pour ¼ C dressing over all.
  4. 4 Servings
  5. 547 Calories, 36.5g Protein, 34.7g Fat, 16.4g Carbs, 7.5g Fiber, 8.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Nutritionals include all ingredients listed.
  2. If you have extra dressing in to bottom of the bowl, grab a spoon...and slurp it up.
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Low Carb Cinnamon Flan

Low Carb Cinnamon FlanLow Carb Cinnamon FlanLow Carb Cinnamon FlanLow Carb Cinnamon FlanLow Carb Cinnamon Flan. I had a really hard time naming this concoction but finally came up with the word “Flan” because it has a sugar-free syrup served with it which is a little reminiscent of a real flan. Doesn’t really matter what you call it, it is delicious.  I can already think of a couple variations and one might be with raspberries and a couple of drops of almond extract as the two flavors go so well together.  Very, very easy to make.  It can be eaten as breakfast or dinner, which I did with a sausage patty and small salad or just as a really low carb dessert.  Anyway you cut it, it’s good, it’s easy and…your kids will love it.

I have started using Ceylon “True” Cinnamon and what a difference it makes.  I will be using the rest of the small bag and have purchased a one lb. bag which should last well beyond me and I am thinking of sharing it with someone I already have in mind.  Ceylon Cinnamon is kind of a taste altering experience if you have never had it, and I personally would never go back.  It is available on Amazon (not my favorite place to shop) as well as other places.  There is no mistaking it for regular cinnamon as it is MUCH lighter in color with a more subtle flavor. Recipes I have already used it in are the Carbalose Cinnamon Walnut Rolls but hey, I just got the stuff so give me a little time.

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Cinnamon Flan
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Ingredients
  1. 6 Oz Cream Cheese ROOM Temperature
  2. 6 T Barely Melted Butter + 2 t Smeared In Bottom Of Baking Dish
  3. 6 Eggs ROOM Temperature
  4. ¼ C Just Like Sugar Brown (Paleo)
  5. ¼ t Cinnamon
  6. 12 Medium Strawberries Cut Into At Least 8-12 Pieces Each
  7. 2 T Sugar-Free Syrup Per Person
Instructions
  1. Beat room temperature cream cheese, cinnamon and Just Like Sugar.
  2. Slowly add melted butter and mix until smooth, scraping as necessary.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs then slowly add to cream cheese, scraping bowl several times, and making sure there are NO lumps.
  4. Begin heating oven to 375°.
  5. Grease 8”x8” glass baking dish with 2 t butter and put into oven. You want the butter just beginning to brown and the dish hot. Watch it closely or it will blacken and burn.
  6. Pour into heated 8”x8” baking pan and bake for 22-24 minutes. It will not happen immediately but IF your batter was at room temperature it should puff up like a balloon like Yorkshire Pudding only---it might not collapse.
  7. Your finished product should have the color and texture of a firm flan.
  8. 8 Servings
  9. 182 Calories, 5.7g Protein, 16.0g Fat, 2.0g Carbs, 0.3g Fiber, 1.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Nutritionals include all ingredients listed.
  2. I'll update if it freezes well if, I can get some in the freezer.
  3. Just Like Sugar tabletop would be fine instead of the Brown. Just a slightly different flavor and it will not turn your flan that soft brown color.
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Low Carb Chicken Piccata

Low Carb Chicken PiccataLow Carb Chicken PiccataLow Carb Chicken Piccata. You are looking at that very rare commodity known as a chicken tender.  They are pretty hard to find anymore as they command a higher price because of their uses in restaurants over the last 20 years.  My sweet little neighborhood Beaumont Market got a new (but actually retired) butcher and has decided to order them.  Yes, they are a little more expensive but in my world well worth it, because they are so easily portion controlled and how quickly they cook without drying out.  This can certainly also be made with juicy thigh meat but then you have dark meat.  I have made it known how much I prefer dark chicken meat over white but chicken tenders are a game changer.  I will purchase and eat these for as long as Jim continues to get and sell them and they are perfect for you and your kids fixed any number of ways including Crunchy Deep Fried Chicken Chips. Pretty much everybody knows how much kids like the crummy McNuggets served by McDonald’s but mine are a terrific healthy alternative.

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Chicken Piccata
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Ingredients
  1. 12-16 Chicken Tenders Or about 1-1¼ Lbs (Do Not Flatten)
  2. 6 T Olive Oil
  3. 8 T Butter
  4. ⅓ C Lemon Juice Or About 1½ Lemons
  5. ½ C Water (Chicken Stock)
  6. 2 T Chicken Base (Omit If Using Stock)
  7. ¼ C White Wine
  8. ¼ C Capers
  9. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat 3 T olive oil + 3 T butter until butter is browning. Add half of the tenders, cook for 1-2 minutes per side. Set aside. Repeat for 2nd half tenders.
  2. Add wine and reduce by ½.
  3. Add water, chicken base, & lemon and reduce.
  4. Add capers to heat and swirl in remaining butter 1 T at a time.
  5. Plate tenders and spoon sauce over all.
  6. 4 Servings
  7. 531 Calories, 27.0g Protein, 45.6g Fat, 2.4g Carbs, 0.4g Fiber, 2.0g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You will need to do this as two batches since trying to cook this many tenders would only cool your pan and stew the chicken instead of sauteing it.
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Low Carb Beef And Daikon Radish Soup

Low Carb Beef And Daikon Radish SoupLow Carb Beef And Daikon Radish SoupLow Carb Beef And Daikon Radish SoupLow Carb Beef And Daikon Radish SoupLow Carb Beef And Daikon Radish Soup. Having worked in and having had restaurants, one of the staple soups has always been beef and macaroni.  Not anymore.  Soups can be just as flavorful and full of low carb goodness without potatoes or macaroni or any other high carby vegetable for that matter.  Trust me as I have now eaten low carb for 8 years. Over those years I have come to realize that daikon radish is the perfect substitute for potatoes.  It has its own very mild flavor but totally loses it when cooked and added to other flavors and this low carb beef and daikon radish soup is a perfect example.  I have used celery root, and lots of other things in place of potatoes and daikon radish now remains at the top of my list.  It is good for crudités, soups of all kinds, it can be roasted, and used in stews.  Soooo…this is my ode to daikon radish, and may all you low carbers everywhere use it prodigiously.  You don’t need a thickener for every soup and this is one of them-just filled with good stuff.  There is a kind of secret ingredient and…it’s the Lawry’s Seasoned Salt so, if possible please use it.  I left  some of the cheese off so you see a bit of what the soup looks like.

Now, I can’t make a daikon radish look like macaroni and that’s a fact but-I can make a soup taste so you’ll never miss that macaroni.

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Beef And Daikon Radish Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb Daikon Radish Cut Into Small Pieces (About 4-5 Cups)
  2. 3 C Water
  3. 1 Lb Ground Beef
  4. ½ Small Yellow Onion Finely Diced
  5. 2 t Chicken Base Or 2 t Beef Base (I Used A Little Of Both)
  6. 2 t Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
  7. 2 Cans Diced Tomatoes
  8. 2 T Tomato Paste
  9. 1 T Just Like Sugar Brown (To Offset The Acidity In The Tomatoes)
  10. 1 t Pepper + More If Wanted
  11. 1 C Grated Cheddar Cheese (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Cover and simmer daikon radish in water for about 30-40 minutes or until tender.
  2. Sauté ground beef and onions until beef just loses its color, then add Lawry’s and whatever base(s) you decide to use, simmer, mixing in tomato paste and pepper.
  3. Dump meat mixture into cooked daikon and simmer an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Top with grated cheese.
  5. 8 Servings
  6. 228 Calories, 14.3g Protein, 15.5g Fat, 7.3g Carbs, 2.0g Fiber, 5.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you wish to add anything else like green beans, mushrooms, or Italian seasonings of any kind, be my guest.
  2. This is just a basic hearty, healthy soup and you don’t have to wait until winter to make it.
  3. Cheese is optional but is included in nutritionals.
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Low Carb Umami Mayo

Low Carb Umami MayoLow Carb Umami MayoLow Carb Umami MayoLow Carb Umami MayoLow Carb Umami Mayo.  Mine has just four ingredients and two of them are what I believe to be two of the most powerful umami flavors available without the use of MSG. Many of us may have heard the word umami and maybe not understand what exactly it means.  Well join the club.  I want you to know I do not, nor have I ever, had a problem with using MSG.  It occurs in nature including cheese, tomatoes, grapes, and mushrooms to name just a few so…you have probably eaten it in small amounts your whole life and most likely not known it.  It is in fruits, vegetables, fowl, meats and fish. There is enough crap on the internet to fill a book and wad a shotgun about MSG and in my humble opinion much of it is bunk.  As I have always understood it, MSG does nothing to “flavor” food, it affects your taste buds.  If you want to test it take ¼ C of water and put a pinch of MSG in it.  As we know, water doesn’t have much flavor to it but a small pinch of MSG will give it a taste.   Add more-more taste.  Wait several minutes and your taste buds with continue with the effects of the MSG long after you have stopped drinking flavorless water.  Often, the term “natural flavor” refers to ingredients containing MSG so when you see it in print on some crappy food packaging you may be looking at it referring to MSG.  I found this interesting article via Twitter on Food Facts the other day and it is well worth reading.

Here is a short list of products using the term “natural flavor” and I’m betting there would be lots less people claiming to be allergic to MSG if they realized how ubiquitous it is in packaged foods.

1.Doritos, 2. KFC Fried Chicken, 3. Pringles, 4. Hidden Valley Ranch, 5. Seaweed Salad, 6. Cheetos 7. Boars Head Cold Cuts, 8. Parmesan Cheese, 9. Gravy, 10. Protein Powders, 11. Pepperoni, 12. Popcorn, 13. Potato Chips.

The best thing about this umami mayo is:  it’s zero carb and…high fat and…it is good with so many things.  It is fabulous as a dip with zero carb pork skins or low carb crudité veggies, and wonderful on a hamburger. You will need Umami Powder to make this four ingredient recipe and of course you can add any other herbs or spices you want to. The sky’s the limit baby.

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Umami Mayo
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Mayonnaise
  2. 1 t Umami Powder
  3. ½ t Five Spice Powder
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. 8 Servings
  3. 200 Calories, 0.0g Protein, 24.0g Fat, 0.0g Carbs, 0.0g Fiber, 0.0g Net Carbs
  4. 4 Servings
  5. 400 Calories, 0.0g Protein, 48.0g Fat, 0.0g Carbs, 0.0g Fiber, 0.0g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Don't think you can just pig out on this mayo because it you try you, may(o) get way too full. The fat content is very high and along with that comes a high satiety level. Oh, you may be able to eat more than ¼ cup of it but...you won't eat much more for at least several hours.
  2. Taste before adding any other herbs or spices and if you really think it needs more then go for the gusto. If you love the flavors as is, you can add ¼ t of both powders but I would let it sit in the fridge for several hours before adding more.
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Low Carb Umami Powder

Low Carb Umami PowderLow Carb Umami PowderLow Carb Umami PowderLow Carb Umami Powder.  If you have a spice grinder and/or a mortar & pestle this low carb umami powder will change your cooking life and I am serious. It is fabulous and will enhance nearly anything you can imagine.  Now I have used Pistol River Porcini Dust forever and it is in a lot of my recipes but with the addition of ground fermented black beans it is a powerhouse of flavor like no other and I’m rather surprised McCormick’s or some other spice company has not come out with something similar because it is so easy.  Two lousy ingredients of pure umami.  You can use it to jazz up soups, sprinkle it on salads and dress meats with it and just the smell is enough to give you inspiration.  Since I just came up with the idea the only other recipe I have done thus far is Umami Mayo which can be used as a dip with Fried Pork Skins or low carb crudité veggies. To read more regarding what umami is, please see the Umami Mayo recipe as I describe it more in detail there along with my take on MSG which is something I do not use but only for reasons explained there-it is a good short read. You will also see the ground ferment beans (and not porcini dust) in the recipe for Hoisin Sauce which is then use to make Peking Duck so you may as well grind extra beans if you plan to use hoisin sauce and I do use it in small quantities in several other recipes including the recently added Kung Pao Riced Cauliflower.  That little container you see in the picture probably has about ½ cup and I keep it in the freezer until I need a little more.

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Umami Powder
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Ingredients
  1. 3 T Porcini Powder
  2. 3 T Ground Salted Fermented Black Beans Powder
Grinding The Fermented Black Beans
  1. Smash beans on the counter, transfer them to spice grinder, and add porcini powder.
  2. Begin pulsing and then grind until it all turns to a powder. The longer you grind, the lighter in color it becomes. The beans are black to start and end up a beautiful mahogany brown when finished.
  3. 6 Servings
  4. 0 Calories, 0.0g Protein, 0.0g Fat, 0.0g Carbs, 0.0g Fiber, 0.0g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. This is made with 3 T each ingredient, is used 1 teaspoon at a time which, and is then, ready to be used as wanted. The recipe is always equal parts each ingredient.
  2. You can very easily grind your own dried porcini mushrooms or...buy the dust from Pistol River Mushrooms here in Oregon.
  3. Since I came up with this myself I am afraid you cannot find ground fermented black bean powder. I did find some stuff on amazon but the color was so light it didn't seem like the same product. I know the product is available somewhere because it is called mejugaru and used to make Korean gochujang and also goes by the name Fermented Soy Bean Flour and not to be confused with Soy Flour. Since I use the beans for other thing I just ground it myself and you are certainly welcome to search it further on the internet.
  4. It must have something in the way of nutritionals but the amounts are so small they don't register so this is definitely a zero carb recipe.
  5. Can you add any other spices? Of course you can-anything you want.
  6. This is not necessarily a salt replacement although the black beans are fermented with salt so go easy on the salt until you know.
  7. To my tastes it seems mildly sweet with of course no sweetener of any kind in it.
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Low Carb Vietnamese Fish Dipping Sauce

Low Carb Vietnamese Fish Dipping SauceLow Carb Vietnamese Fish Dipping SauceLow Carb Vietnamese Fish Dipping SauceLow Carb Vietnamese Fish Dipping SauceLow Carb Vietnamese Fish Dipping Sauce.  Sometimes I like to make a sauce that is multi-functional and this sauce is one of those times.  I first used it as a salad dressing for Vietnamese Shrimp Salad and then realized it was also good to dip other foods into.  It is not thick so it will just give a nice coating on whatever you dip into it.  Don’t be surprised when the flavor knocks you off your feet because as with all things fish saucy, this does it too.  Because I first did it as a salad dressing with shrimp, shrimp is the first thing that came to my dippy mind and of course any kind of vegetable or other meats would work as well.  This is very, very easy to put together. Pictured are a plain salad and the salad as a dinner I had last night…with shrimp.  I haven’t done it yet but I’m thinking over a piece of good fish would be dandy too.

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Vietnamese Fish Dipping Sauce
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Ingredients
  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
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients and it's ready to use.
  2. 6 Servings
  3. 9 Calories, 0.8g Protein, 0.0g Fat, 1.7g Carbs, 0.2g Fiber, 1.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Yup, it's that easy.
  2. Nice with 41-50 sized shrimp.
  3. I have given this as 6 servings with ¾ C as the total-That would be if nobody gets out and uses a spoon.
  4. Mint is always a nice addition sprinkled on a salad.
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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 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 Asian Cucumber Salad

Low Carb Asian Cucumber SaladLow Carb Asian Cucumber SaladLow Carb Asian Cucumber SaladLow Carb Asian Cucumber Salad.  Do not attempt to make this very easy recipe unless you have either a spiralizer or a mandoline as it would be neigh onto impossible to slice the cucumbers as thinly as they should be.  That said, this is an easy, easy recipe.

Asian cucumber salad is pretty close to most other Asian recipes in that it is a little sour, a little sweet, a little heat, a little salty, and a lot good. I do like to refrigerate mine for at least several hours but/and it is also good right after making.  The big difference is that the cucumbers will soften and, in my opinion be a little easier to eat. Don’t make the mistake of thinking there can’t possibly be enough sauce for all the sliced cucumbers as it is plenty.  As it sits, the salt in the tamari will draw out juices-be calm-it will be fine and the peanuts will add the final touches of salt. If Paleo, leave off the peanuts.

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Asian Cucumber Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Very Thinly Sliced Medium Size Cucumbers
  2. ¼ C Shallots Very Finely Diced (Or Minced)
  3. 3 T Sugar Free Rice Wine Vinegar
  4. 1 T Olive Oil
  5. 1 T Tamari
  6. 2 t Sesame Seeds
  7. 1 t Just Like Sugar Baking***
  8. ⅛ t Red Pepper Flakes (Or A Good Sized Pinch)
  9. ¼ C Chopped Or Crushed Salted Peanuts
Instructions
  1. Slice cucumbers as thinly as possibly while making sure they will still hold their shape.
  2. In a small bowl mix rest of ingredients excluding the peanuts.
  3. Rest in fridge 2-3 hours.
  4. Serve in large bowl and sprinkle with peanuts.
  5. 6 Servings
  6. 39 Calories, .2g Protein, 2.8g Fat, 3.2g Carbs, 1.1g Fiber, 2.1g 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 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 SauceLow 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 Pork Loin With Asian Lime Fish Sauce

Low Carb Pork Loin With Asian Lime Fish SauceLow Carb Pork Loin With Asian Lime Fish SauceLow Carb Pork Loin With Asian Lime Fish SauceLow Carb Pork Loin With Asian Lime Fish SauceLow Carb Pork Loin With Asian Lime Fish Sauce. One of the things it seems I have always been able to do is “smell” ingredients and know if I want to use it or not to make something.  I don’t mean eggs or meats but I do mostly mean spices & herbs.  I am able to do the same thing visually in the grocery store.  I can kind of look at foods and decide what I might want for dinner and then I might need this and this…  There can be problems with this system as I can tend to over-buy as I see lots of things I might want and which is why I always go with a list.  For sure I get the listed items and then…I can…get so sidetracked.  It is rare the shopping day that I go into the isles.  I do go into the bulk spice isle and rarely into any of the other one.  I start in the meat department and mostly go directly to produce with perhaps a stop at dairy if I need sour cream. I do have about about 6-7 places I go but always to the same departments in each one.  I am lucky in that I live in one of the foodie towns USA so everything is available to me within about a 20 minute drive and..I don’t even need to go across the “river” (that would be the Willamette) to get to any of them.  There are meat markets, produce markets, Asian markets, & Middle Eastern markets which are plenty enough to feed my little soul.

Boneless Pork LoinThis is the way I like my pork loin to look in the center.  Still pink and juicy.  In the second picture with the halibut I added a few red pepper flakes & the jalapeno juice and they are both keepers.  Sauteed the fish in butter cause…it’s what I always use and that’s the way like it.

This is basically a zero carb meal.

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Pork Loin With Asian Lime Fish Sauce
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Pork
  1. 1½ Lbs Boneless Loin Roast
  2. 1 t Olive Oil
Lime Fish Sauce
  1. 3 T Lime Juice
  2. 2 T Fish Sauce
  3. 1½ T Finely Chopped Cilantro Stems (Yes, The Stems)
  4. 1 T Just Like Sugar Brown
  5. 1 t Crushed Garlic
  6. ⅛ t Red Chili Flakes (Or 1 t Jalapeno Pepper Juice Or...Both)
  7. Chopped Cilantro (Garnish)
  8. Fresh Pepper (If Wanted)
Instructions
  1. Set meat on counter to room temperature at least 2-3 hours.
  2. Turn oven to broil and let heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Rub meat with olive oil.
  4. Lay foil on sheet pan, place meat, put under broiler about 10" below heat (middle oven shelf) for 5 minutes, turn, broil 5 more minutes, turn over once more for another not more than 5 minutes for a total of about 15 minutes broiling.
  5. Set on counter, cover and let rest 15 minutes. I do not cover mine because I want it just pink instead of taking the chance of ending up with shoe leather. It can only take an extra minute or so, so...
  6. DO NOT overcook.
  7. In a small bowl, starting with lime juice and thru chili flakes an/or jalapeno juice mix all well.
  8. Slice pork & serve with sauce to the side for dipping into.
  9. 4 Servings
  10. 358 Calories, 51.9g Protein, 14.0g Fat, .6g Carbs, 0.0g Fiber, .6g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you plan to dip other things except the meat, I would suggest doubling the sauce. If I don't use all mine...I slurp what little is left.
  2. I suggest cutting pork loin in half lengthwise (mine was) as it is easier to slice and eat but I leave that up to you. Asians make smaller portions to use chopsticks and will dip then take a bite etc.
  3. As noted by picture of fish this sauce is good on just about everything that swims, crawls or grazes and yes, even vegetables.
  4. Makes a terrific salad dressing.
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Low Carb Bulgogi

Low Carb BulgogiLow Carb BulgogiLow Carb BulgogiLow Carb Bulgogi. Bulgogi is a rather sweet & spicy Korean dish and a favorite among restaurant goers.  The good news is you can have it both low carb and sweet.  It is fried in a blitzing hot pan and perfect for cast iron either in the kitchen or on the grill.  It is prepped quickly and cooked very quickly so is ideal for the busy cook.  Bulgogi is often referred to as a Korean BBQ but to my mind it is not.  The meat used should be a high quality nearly slivered, if not shaved steak and I hope you can see the slicing I did in the picture.  It’s less than ⅛”  thick which is perfect.  Now don’t attempt to cut any thawed steak as it WILL NOT WORK.  In order to slice meat thinly, it needs to be almost frozen and after slicing let it come to room temperature, especially for low carb bulgogi since you will be frying it very quickly.  The idea is to still have crunchy veggies when you are finished cooking it.

I have included vegetables into mine and I used top of the line meat with Beef Tenderloin.  To make this low carb bulgogi more or less spicy, use more or less chili garlic sauce which I neglected to include in the picture as I though garlic and red pepper flakes would be enough. Oops, wrong.

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Bulgogi
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Ingredients
  1. 1-1¼ Lb Beef Tenderloin Or Other Quality Steak Meat Very Thinly Sliced (Nearly Shaved)
  2. 1 Medium Red Pepper Thinly Sliced (Cut Into 1½” Bite Size Pieces)
  3. 1 Small Onion Thinly Sliced (Julienned)
  4. ⅓ C Just Like Sugar Brown
  5. 1 T Crushed Garlic
  6. ¼ C Tamari Sauce
  7. 2 T Water
  8. 2 T Olive Oil (Divided)
  9. 1 t Powdered Ginger
  10. 1 T Chili Garlic Paste
  11. ½ t Red Pepper Flakes
  12. ½ C Green Onion Tops Cut Into 1” Pieces
  13. ¼ C Thinly Sliced Green Onion Tops (Garnish)
  14. 1 T Sesame Seeds (Garnish)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients (except garnish & 1 T olive oil) into a medium bowl, mix thoroughly, and allow to sit on counter for at least 1 hour and longer if wanted, tossing occasionally. You want it all at room temperature.
  2. Drain well, reserving liquid.
  3. Heat large pan to hot, drizzling in a bit of olive oil, and add about ¼-⅓ of mix. Fry each batch very quickly, reserve, bring pan back to hot, and add next batch until finished.
  4. Add back drained juices and cooking very quickly, bring to temperature and pour over meat.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. 4 Servings
  7. 451 Calories, 30.4g Protein, 33.3g Fat, 7.0g Carbs, 2.1g Fiber, 4.9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You will need to do this in batches about ¼-⅓ at a time as the idea is to cook it very quickly in a blazing hot pan.
  2. If possible have your butcher cut your meat for you.
  3. Serve on a large platter with green onions and sesame seeds on top for a communal affair.
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Low Carb Strawberry Salsa

Low Carb Strawberry SalsaLow Carb Strawberry SalsaLow Carb Strawberry Salsa.  I personally think salsa or a good Pico de Gallo of any kind, in small amounts can enhance any number of dishes.  They almost always have cilantro and jalapeno peppers and what could really go wrong?  Nothing, and it’s true of this low carb strawberry salsa too.  This is as easy to make as it looks and can be in the fridge or on the table in about 5 minutes…10 tops if you’re interrupted though I do like to refrigerate mine a bit. The most time will be spent hulling and cutting the strawberries.  If you opt to refrigerate it, the juices will come out just a little which is something I like so this is definitely a personal decision.

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Strawberry Salsa
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Ingredients
  1. 2 C Chopped Strawberries (Or A Little Over A Pint)
  2. ¼ C Diced Red Onion
  3. ¼ C Minced Cilantro
  4. 2 T Green Onion Tops
  5. 1 Minced Jalapeno Pepper
  6. 2 T Lime Juice
  7. 1 T Olive Oil
  8. Pinch Salt
Instructions
  1. Dice, mince, and cut all ingredients and mix thoroughly with olive oil.
  2. Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours (or not) and dig in.
  3. 6 Servings
  4. 44 Calories, .9g Protein, 2.5g Fat, 5.5g Carbs, 1.9g Fiber, 3.6g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you think you need it sweeter add 1 drop EZSweetz.
  2. I use jarred jalapenos and stick scissors into it to cut them. This way I keep the juice off my hands.
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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 DuckLow Carb Peking DuckLow Carb Peking DuckLow Carb 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.

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 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 Warm Paleo Cereal

Low Carb Warm Paleo CerealLow Carb Warm Paleo CerealLow Carb Warm Paleo CerealLow Carb Warm Paleo CerealLow Carb Warm Paleo CerealLow Carb Warm Paleo CerealLow Carb Warm Paleo Cereal.  I have made and eaten this from time to time and really, I should eat more of it but the problem is, I have so many things I should eat more of. This low carb paleo cereal is definitely different in that it has no almond flour and no coconut flour. I guess the closest thing I can think to compare it with is cream of wheat, malt-o-meal, and maybe even oatmeal. It can be finished in a multitude of ways, and I have tried to show several of them.  I think the secret is the way it is finished and…though it has no coconut flour, it has the divine essence of coconut via the dried desiccated coconut in it. The ways in which this cereal can be made and sweetened are probably infinite and these are 4 ways I make it:  1). With 40% Heavy Cream 2). With 2 T Heavy Cream & 1 drop of EZ-Sweetz 3. 2 T Yogurt & Berries 4).  ½ T Just Like Sugar Brown, 1T Butter, & 2 T 40% Heavy Cream or Coconut Milk.  After that, you can probably come up with your own combinations and any one of my combos end up LCHF and yes, it is both good and fast just plain too.  When I was a kid I loved oatmeal with butter, brown sugar and a little milk so #4) is definitely my favorite but for variation, I eat it every way listed.

I have just made a(nother) batch of this divine cereal and this time I toasted my nuts. What a difference in taste.  The first thing that hit me was the smell I got after adding the hot water and in just continued until I was finished eating it.  I don’t necessarily advocate toasting the nuts as if you are not careful, you can toast them too much and let’s face it, nuts are expensive enough so in my world, burning them is a no-no.  Anyway, it’s just one more option and it really is good.  So, the first row of pics is the untoasted and the second row is toasted.  Both are terrific.

I am giving this recipe as a single unsweetened serving so you can try it once and if you love it (you will) I have also given you a recipe for about 24-25 servings.  If you want to feed your children a healthy stick-with-you until noon breakfast, this is what you will want to give them and probably best to make it in bulk. Better not to tell the low carb police cause they would have a cow.  And then again for kids, you can add a bit of maple syrup or honey and more fruit if wanted. For you low carb adults, if you like maple you might try this Sugar-Free Maple Syrup.

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Warm Paleo Cereal
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1 Serving
  1. 2 T Desiccated Coconut
  2. 1½ T Ground Walnuts
  3. 1½ T Ground Pecans
  4. 1 T Ground Flaxseed Meal (Doesn't Matter What Color And I Used Golden)
  5. ¼ t Ground Chia Seed
  6. ⅛ t Cinnamon Powder
  7. ⅓ C Hot Water
24-25 Servings
  1. 2¼ C Desiccated Coconut
  2. 1¾ C Ground Walnuts
  3. 1¾ C Ground Pecans
  4. 1 C+2 T Flaxseed Meal
  5. 1 T Ground Chia Seed
  6. 2½ t Cinnamon Powder
Instructions
  1. Dump nuts, ground chia seeds, flaxseed meal and cinnamon into processor and give it 10-12 pulses to break up the larger nuts. Now give it 10-12 longer pulses and check the consistency. If the nut pieces are still too large continue longer pulses until quite fine. The secret to not turning your nuts into butter is to put them in the processor with the ingredients listed.
  2. Put into large mixing bowl and bend in the coconut, stirring until well incorporated.
  3. Measure ⅓ C dry mix, put into a cereal bowl large enough to add anything additional you may wish, add ⅓ C HOT water, stir well and allow to sit 3-4 minutes. It will thicken.
  4. 1 Serving
  5. 174 Calories, 3.1g Protein, 12.1g Fat, 4.1g Carbs, 3.2g Fiber, .9g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Each one serving is equal to ⅓ C of cereal and ⅓ C HOT water so if you end up making it in bulk that's the ratio you use per one serving.
  2. If you make this in bulk you can buy ground pecans and ground walnuts in 1 lb. bags which seems the easiest way to go. If purchased this way I would keep the nuts frozen before and after each use because as we know, the oils in nuts will go rancid after a while. There should be approx. 3½ C per 1 lb. nuts.
  3. If wanted add a little more cinnamon.
  4. With any size family at all making this in bulk is the only way to go. Put into appropriate sized container, cover, and enjoy anytime. I guarantee you, it won't last very long.
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Low Carb Kimchi Daikon Radish Soup

Low Carb Kimchi Daikon Radish SoupLow Carb Kimchi Daikon Radish SoupLow Carb Kimchi Daikon Radish Soup.  Now here is a healthy little soup number if ever there was one.  I use daikon radish in so many things I can hardly begin to name them but here are just a few:  Daikon Radish Dill Pickle Egg Potato SaladDaikon Clam ChowderDaikon Radish Hasselback Potatoes, and as you can see, I use them in place of potatoes all the time.  If you are not familiar with this extremely versatile vegetable it’s time to begin the introduction.  There are no thickeners, no sugar and no grains in this soup and I hope you are pleasantly surprised by the ease in which it is made.  I’m thinking you might call it a “dump”, heat, and eat soup.  Kimchi is just about one of the healthiest foods on the planet as a leader of fermented probiotics.  I happen to be lucky to live close to a restaurant owned and run by a couple of Korean women. Long ago I used to eat there for breakfast once in a while but after looking at the Cameo Café Menu you can readily see why that had to stop.  But, I have always loved their kimchi which they make in-house, and is what I used for the soup. The short trip was worth it.

WildbrineI do have a recipe for Kimchi Chicken Thighs and when I was eating tons of kimchi I was buying (and still do from time to time) WildBrine brand which if you can get it, I think, is the best on the market.  I still try to do lots of research before I put something in my mouth.

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Kimchi Daikon Radish Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 8 Oz Daikon Radish Cut To Bite Size
  2. 1 C Kimchi (Juice Included And Cut To Bite Size)
  3. 1 T+1 t Chicken Base
  4. 5 C Water
  5. 3 T Tamari Sauce
  6. 1 T Chili Garlic Sauce
  7. 1 T+1 t Crushed Garlic
  8. 2 t Powdered Ginger
  9. ½ C Green Onion Tops (Cut And Divided)
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients except a reserved ¼ C green onions into medium size pan, bring to simmer , cover, and let cook for 30-40 minutes or until daikon radish is tender.
  2. Garnish soup with remaining green onions.
  3. 6 Servings
  4. 40 Calories, 3.0g Protein, 0.0g Fat 6.1g Carbs, 2.3g Fiber, 3.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Pretty simple.
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Low Carb Mongolian Beef And Broccoli

Low Carb Mongolian Beef And BroccoliLow Carb Mongolian Beef And BroccoliLow Carb Mongolian Beef And BroccoliLow Carb Mongolian Beef And BroccoliLow Carb Mongolian Beef And Broccoli. Probably most every recipe you see involving a sauce of some kind in an Asian dish calls for cornstarch as the thickener and I don’t use cornstarch anymore to thicken anything.  But…I have a little trick (that a secret friend told me about long ago) that works like a charm and it’s in that little shaker in the last picture.  It’s a combination of ½ xanthan & ½ guar gum.  It takes very little to thicken a sauce, has nearly zero carbs and especially in the amounts we will be using.  The reason it’s in that little shaker is because you can control it so well and even for this it takes less than ¼ t for the whole recipe.

I blanch and freeze broccolini so I have it when I need it and yes, I  Clean My Own Beef Tenderloin so I always that that at my disposal too.  Both of these food items come in handy when making this very simple dish. I know you probably will not clean a whole tenderloin or even use broccolini but of course fresh broccoli works or a 10 oz package of frozen works too.  I don’t know if you can see it or not but I put my beef & broccolini over some cauliflower rice fried in a little butter & olive oil combo and it’s just peeking out in the front & lower right.

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Mongolian Beef And Broccoli
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Meat & Marinade
  1. 2 lbs Beef Tenderloin Thinly Sliced
  2. 3 T Water
  3. 1½ T Soy Sauce
  4. 1 T Sugar-Free Rice Wine Vinegar
Sauce
  1. ½ C Soy Sauce
  2. ⅔-1 C Beef Broth (Depending Whether You Plan To Use Anything Additionally Under Your Broccoli & Meat)
  3. ⅓ C Just Like Sugar Brown
  4. 3 T Oyster Sauce
  5. 3 T Crushed Garlic
  6. 1 T+1 t Powdered Ginger
  7. ¼ t Red Pepper Flakes
  8. ⅛-¼ t-Xanthan-Guar Gum Mix
Stir Fry
  1. ¼ C Olive Oil
  2. 1 Head Broccoli Cut Into Small Florets
  3. ½ C Green Onion Tops (Divided)
Meat & Marinade
  1. Bring meat to room temperature, lightly sprinkle with mixture of ½ xanthan & ½ guar gum. Mix thoroughly into wet ingredients & set aside.
Sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients. Start wth ⅛ t xanthan-guar mix and add more if needed at the end.
Stir Fry
  1. Heat oil to medium-hot and fry meat quickly. Set aside.
  2. Add broccoli and fry until just barely tender.
  3. Add sauce ingredients and heat until beginning to thicken.
  4. Add ¼ C green onions, add back meat and bring to temperature. If it needs more thickening power now is the time to add more and remembering is will also thicken as it begins to cool.
  5. 6 Servings
  6. 498 Calories, 34.2g Protein, 36.5g Fat 6.3g Carbs, 2.0g Fiber, 4.3g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Don't overuse the xanthan-guar gum. You can always add more if needed.
  2. Slicing beef while still semi-frozen will make the job a LOT easier and allows for thinner slicing.
  3. As I said I put fried cauliflower rice under mine but use your imagination or just serve it plain with a side salad and/or another vegetable and you should be good to go.
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Low Carb Italian Coleslaw

Low Carb Italian ColeslawLow Carb Italian ColeslawLow Carb Italian Coleslaw. Most of my friends are pretty old now cause uh…I’m old.  An old friend of mine ask me to please witness her medical advanced directives and so, along with another old woman we know,  we took an afternoon to get this taken care of.  We ducked into some “food joint” that Libby knew of because she had not eaten lunch and wanted a tuna sandwich.  They had some coleslawy looking stuff in the case, I ask what it was, and the girl said it really didn’t have a name but they just called it Italian Coleslaw.  I asked if they made it, did it have sugar in it, and what else was in it and she told me yes they made it, no to sugar and that it had ham and salami-hence the name Italian Coleslaw. Well, it didn’t even taste like coleslaw let alone Italian.  Hard to explain but it was…tasteless…so…I set out to make my own because I liked the idea of it.  Since I live in a big city with many local butcher shops I knew I could get good ham and salami and I do know how to use spices so here ya go. Not only does it taste great, it is really easy to make and sugar-free.

As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

Italian Coleslaw
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Small Cabbage Head Or About 1½-1¾ Lbs
  2. 8 Oz Good Quality Ham Shaved (If You Can Get It)
  3. 8 Oz Good Quality Salami Shaved (If You Can Get It)
  4. 1 C Mayonnaise+More As Needed
  5. 2½-3 t Finely Ground Italian Herbs+(More To Taste)
  6. ¼ t Salt+(More To Taste)
  7. ¼ t Pepper =+(More To Taste)
Instructions
  1. Shred cabbage as finely as possible and a mandoline is perfect for the job.
  2. Dice ham and salami into smaller than bite size pieces.
  3. Mix salt, pepper, and Italian herbs into mayo.
  4. Mix ham & salami into cabbage and dress with mayo, mixing well.
  5. 12 Servings
  6. 215 Calories, 10.5g Protein, 18.4g Fat, 3.6g Carbs, 1.8g Fiber, 1.8g Net Carbs
  7. 10 Servings
  8. 258 Calories, 12.6g Protein, 22.1g Fat, 4.3g Carbs, 2.2g Fiber, 2.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. As this sits in the fridge the mayo will soak into it so you might need more than you think.
  2. This will very much taste Italian.
  3. If you opt to use any precut meats that are not shaved, then cut your pieces into smaller that bite-size.
  4. Notice the fat surrounding the ham and in the salami. It all went into the coleslaw which gives it a great mouthfeel.
  5. If wanted please, make adjustments to meats, herbs etc. and make it your own.
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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 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.

As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

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 Chicken With Sumac And Za’atar

Low Carb Chicken With Sumac And Za'atarLow Carb Chicken With Sumac And Za'atarLow Carb Chicken With Sumac And Za'atarLow Carb Chicken With Sumac And Za’atar. Or it’s Arabic name, Musakhan. This dish, when fixed properly, is a sign of great love and respect for relatives and special friends.  It shows that not only that the woman spent time preparing a meal but also that her husband provided money for the pine nuts that top the dish and alas yes, pine nuts are expensive worldwide.  I am hoping  this looks well worth your effort and that you get your hands of some sumac and za’atar to make it.  They are both spices used extensively in Middle Eastern cuisine and staples in every home with many families making their own za’atar from scratch.  Sumac by itself in quite piquant and lemony so the addition of more lemon is really only an esthetic one and for decoration only. I have both these spices/herbs because I cook Middle Eastern foods like Cauliflower Tabbouleh,  Tzatziki,  Lemon Thyme Cauliflower Quinoa,  Lemon Mint Tahini Salad DressingTahini Dip,  Baba Ganoush, and more since I have family in Dubai.  The dish is usually made with crispy pita bread under the chicken and with more pita served to the side but for obvious reasons and to keep it low carb…

This dish may be done with whole roasted chicken and should go with lots of other side dishes because in the Mid-East people tend to have larger families which include parents and grandparents and since we here in the US tend not to eat so communally, I just did thighs instead.  Not much of a secret that I like dark meat chicken as a lot of my recipes reflect it.  FYI Middle Eastern chickens are much, and I do mean much smaller than the over-sized monstrosities we breed here.  We would call theirs a small Cornish game hen.  The emphasis of the meal is not necessarily meat-centric but is only a part of the aggregate so, if you are eating 3, or 4 other smaller items with your meal, one large thigh should be plenty enough and anyway, two thighs is not many carbs.

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Chicken With Sumac And Za'atar
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Ingredients
  1. 8 Large Chicken Thighs Bone-In Skin On
  2. 2 Large Onions Thinly Sliced (Julienned)
  3. 2 T Sumac
  4. 1 T Crushed Garlic
  5. ⅓ C Olive Oil + More For Drizzle
  6. 1½ t All Spice
  7. 1½ t Cinnamon
  8. 1¼ C Water
  9. 2 t Chicken Base
  10. 1½ t Salt
  11. 1 t Pepper
  12. 3 T Za’atar+More If Wanted
  13. ½ T Butter
  14. ⅓ C Pine Nuts
  15. 1 Lemon Thinly Sliced Into 8
Instructions
  1. Mix and divide in half and put everything into two large resealable plastic bag except the onions, za’atar, butter, and pine nuts and refrigerate for at least several hours and overnight is great.
  2. Bring chicken to room temperature before attempting to cook it.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°
  4. Arrange chicken skin side up along with marinade arranged around the chicken in a large 9"x13" baking pan.
  5. Roast for 40-45 minutes or until chicken skin is cooked, crispy, and darkened.
  6. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat, add pine nuts and stirring almost constantly, sauté until golden brown. Be careful not to burn them. Remove from pan and set aside.
  7. Sprinkle chicken liberally with za'atar, top with onions, then with pine nuts. If desired, use more sumac & za’atar. It’s pretty hard to overdo either one of them.
  8. Put a slice of lemon to the side as garnish. (I forgot mine).
  9. Let anyone who wants to drizzle additional olive oil, to do so.
  10. 8 Servings
  11. 555 Calories, 33.3g Protein, 44.0g Fat, 5.6g Carbs, .9g Fiber, 4.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Traditionally za’atar, sumac, & olive oil once used by the cook, would also be served in their own small dishes for people to pinch, drizzle, or dip pita bread into.
  2. I personally would serve this on a platter and let people serve themselves but that’s just me.
  3. The sumac in the left picture is the bright red and the za'atar is the greenish brown mixture with sesame seeds spread all over the chicken and plate.
  4. To add complexity and tradition, the onions would be caramelized but for ease of the recipe I baked mine with the chicken which worked really well.
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Low Carb Spicy Korean Chicken Wings

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

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

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

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

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

Low Carb Korean Ginger BBQ SauceLow Carb Korean Ginger BBQ SauceLow Carb Korean Ginger BBQ SauceLow Carb Korean Ginger BBQ SauceLow Carb Korean Ginger BBQ Sauce. This sauce was first featured as Rack Of Lamb With Korean Ginger Sauce but it is so good I ate it the following night with a beef tenderloin and a little steamed Bok Choy and the next night with plain old raw Bok Choy as a salad. Sorry, I didn’t get a picture of the salad but trust me, it was good.  Seems this stuff is so terrific I can’t stop eating it.  I’m betting it will become a sauce staple in my house to put on lots more things like mung bean sprouts etc. etc. etc.  The rack of lamb was so good I just decided to make this a stand-alone recipe.  Hope you enjoy it.

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Korean Ginger BBQ Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. ⅓ C Finely Cut Green Onion Tops
  2. ¼ C Olive Oil
  3. ¼ C Minced Shallots
  4. 3 T Minced Cilantro
  5. 3 T Oyster Sauce
  6. 2 T Tamari
  7. 2 T Water
  8. 1½-2 T Just Like Sugar Brown*** (Or To Taste)
  9. 2 t Crushed Garlic***
  10. 2 t Powdered Ginger
  11. Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
Instructions
  1. In small saucepan combine all ingredients and heat gently for about 5-8 minutes or until thickened just a little.
  2. It's now ready to serve with anything hot and if you want to use it as a dressing for a salad refrigerate for at least several hours.
  3. 4 Servings
  4. 94 Calories, 1.1g Protein, 9.4g Fat, 3.0g Carbs, .3g Fiber, 2.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You can either serve sauce directly on meat or vegetables or in a small condiment dish to the side. A little goes a long way.
  2. The green onions and red peppers in the second picture are things I always have and they were so good with the lamb I repeated myself with the steak. They are certainly not called for every time you use the sauce.
  3. If you want this a bit spicier add a bit more red pepper flakes to taste.
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Low Carb Rack Of Lamb With Korean Ginger Sauce

Low Carb Rack Of Lamb With Korean Ginger SauceLow Carb Rack Of Lamb With Korean Ginger SauceLow Carb Rack Of Lamb With Korean Ginger SauceLow Carb Rack Of Lamb With Korean Ginger SauceLow Carb Rack Of Lamb With Korean Ginger Sauce.  In my humble opinion this sauce is one of the best on the website.  That I did it with a rack of lamb seems almost immaterial. It is going to be good on a steak and the fourth pic is with beef tenderloin, or a pork tenderloin. It is just thick enough to stick to a chunk of meat and just thin enough to drizzle on vegetables.  I am calling it Korean Ginger Sauce because it has Just Like Sugar Brown in it, which is a paleo, zero-carb, zero-calorie sweetener.  When push comes to shove it is hands down the best and my favorite diabetic sweetener. It is not super spicy like most Korean food so add more heat to your liking.

Once you have made and eaten the Korean Ginger Sauce with the lamb you will come up with lots of other ways to use it and the sauce should stand alone as its own recipe. Korean foods are well known for their colors and this had colors alright, lots and lots of bold beautiful colors.

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Rack Of Lamb With Korean Ginger Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Rack Of Lamb-8 Ribs-Should be about 1¼-1½ Lbs
  2. ⅓ C Finely Cut Scallions
  3. ¼ C Olive Oil
  4. ¼ C Minced Shallots
  5. 3 T Minced Cilantro
  6. 3 T Oyster Sauce
  7. 2 T Tamari
  8. 2 t Crushed Garlic
  9. 2 T Water
  10. 1½-2 T Just Like Sugar Brown*** (Or To Taste)
  11. 2 t Powdered Ginger
  12. Steamed Bok Choy (Optional But A Perfect Accompaniment & Spinach May Also Work Well)
  13. ¼ C Julienned Red Peppers to Garnish (Optional)
  14. ¼ C Additional Longer Cut Green Onions (Optional)
Instructions
  1. In small saucepan combine all ingredients except lamb and Bok Choy (if using) mixing well. As your lamb is cooking and just before serving, heat gently for about 5 minutes.
  2. Cooking the rack of lamb and this is how I do it. First, make sure it is at room temperature. I take mine out of refrigerator at least 3 hours to make sure and I only do a half rack at a time. The last thing you want is a cold lamb rack going into a hot oven. You may think it’s done but it could end up really rare in the center. While I eat my lamb very rare, not everyone does so, decide how you want to cook it and always use room temperature meat.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°
  4. Sear rack in hot pan fat side down until fat is dark brown. Turn and sear the other side. Since the bones are curved it will get the opposite end too. Cook to desired doneness. I do 10 minutes for rare and it only takes several more minutes to get to well-done and not more than 16-18 minutes.
  5. Let rest 5 minutes to distribute the juices and cut into 8 chops.
  6. Serve the lamb chops around the Bok choy and garnish with additional scallions and bell pepper.
  7. Nap each chop with the sauce or for company, divide and serve sauce in small dishes to the side.
  8. If using Bok choy steam 6-8 minutes or until stems are tender.
  9. 4 Servings Without Optionals
  10. 443 Calories, 36.3 Protein, 31.9g Fat, 3.0g Carbs, .3g Fiber, 2.7g Net Carbs
  11. 4 Servings With Optionals
  12. 456 Calories, 37.7 Protein, 32.1g Fat, 5.1g Carbs,1.3g Fiber, 3.8g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. You can either serve sauce directly on the meat or in a small condiment dish to the side.
  2. I had Bok Choy in the fridge so I used it and um, it was the right choice. You should have plenty of sauce to drizzle on it too.
  3. Nutritionals include everything but the optional items and if you were to add all of them you I have given them too and they don’t add much.
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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 Chicken Schnitzel a la Holstein

Low Carb Chicken Schnitzel a la HolsteinLow Carb Chicken Schnitzel a la HolsteinLow Carb Chicken Schnitzel a la Holstein. Whew doggie is this ever easy assuming you have Pork Dust Rind Breadcrumbs, eggs, capers, and salt & pepper. I used thigh meat because I much prefer it to drier white meat although, the pork rinds keep just about anything quite moist. I fry most (no, not all) of my foods in duck fat which I did here but olive oil works just great and I know most of you will olive oil anyway.  When I need more duck fat I just buy a fat-rat duck, get 2 cups of fat and…have duck dinner for two.  For me, the taste of duck fat is incomparable. I had most of the fat left in the pan so I spooned it around the chicken thigh but if you are not into fat the way I am then please, leave it in the pan. A lot of that fat went into the eggplant served with it and it made it terrific too.

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Chicken Schnitzel
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Ingredients
  1. 4 Small Chicken Thighs-Pounded To A Thin Even Thickness
  2. 5 Eggs
  3. 4 t Butter
  4. 3-4 C Ground Pork Rinds
  5. ¼ C Capers
  6. Salt & Pepper
  7. ¼ C Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. If you have the ground pork rinds great, otherwise grind what you need. I actually keep a bag of ground rinds because I use so much of it.
  2. Beat 1 egg for dredging into.
  3. Heat oil to medium-medium high.
  4. Salt & pepper each side of chicken.
  5. Dredge into egg and then into pork rinds.
  6. Carefully put chicken into sizzling oil, fry until crunchy on bottom, turn and finish.
  7. In a separate smaller pan heat 1 t butter, fry eggs to over easy and top chicken.
  8. Top with capers, and more fat is wanted.
  9. 4 Servings
  10. 596 Calories, 56.9 Protein, 26.2Fat 0.6 g Carbs, 0.0g Fiber, 6.6g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. As you can see I ate two eggs with mine and of course you can eat as many eggs as you want.
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Low Carb Bok Choy Cucumber Salad

Bok Choy Cucumber SaladBok Choy Cucumber SaladLow Carb Bok Choy Cucumber Salad.  This salad is quick, easy, pretty, different and piquant due to the dressing.  Be sure to pick baby bok choy or you won’t be able to eat the crunchy stems which of course would be a shame.  I bought white bok choy which I was told was better than the green stemmed Shanghai variety but at any rate make sure they are babies as you absolutely want to eat the stems.  The dressing could probably be used for many other vegetables like maybe cooked spinach, kale, or broccoli but it is just so good on a salad.

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Bok Choy Cucumber Salad
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Salad
  1. 6-8 C Chopped Bok Choy (About ½ Lb)
  2. 1½ C Cut Cucumber Sliced In Half
  3. 1 C Thinly Sliced Red Pepper Cut In Half
  4. 1 C Snow Peas Deveined and Cut On The Bias (Optional)
  5. ½ C Chopped Cilantro
Dressing
  1. 3 T Olive Oil
  2. 2 T Oyster Sauce
  3. 2 T Tamari Sauce
  4. 2 T Sesame Seeds
  5. 1 t Rice Wine Vinegar (Sugar-Free)
  6. ½ t Crushed Garlic
  7. No Salt Or Pepper Should Be Needed
Instructions
  1. Cut off the bottoms of the bok choy to release the leaves. Swish in cold water, drain and dry leaves. They often have grit wedged in the bottom just like a leek.
  2. Chop to bite sized pieces. If you are going to use in a day or two the leaves can easily be put into a plastic bag and refrigerated until ready to assemble salad.
  3. Combine salad ingredient in large bowl.
  4. In small bowl, add dressing ingredients stirring briskly with a whisk. Add to salad ingredients, tossing well.
  5. 6 Servings
  6. 110 Calories, 4.2 Protein, 7.9g Fat, 7.7g Carbs, 3.2g Fiber, 4.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Yes, you can use any wrinkly lettuce you want and I might use kale instead. A smooth lettuce will not hold the dressing as well.
  2. Don't worry when any of your veggies turn brown and look like they might be pickled. It is caused by the darkness of the dressing.
  3. I put the snow peas in mine because I happened to have them, they are totally optional, but they do add a nice crunchiness and they are included in the nutritionals.
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