Roasted kale chips, four ways

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How do I love thee? Let me count thy kale... Browning poems aside, the curly, purple-hued kale of my dreams makes its début from the winter market into my kitchen for a snack that's a bit hard to put down, in more ways than one. I mean, do … [Read more...]

Easy Beef Gyros with Tzatziki

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I love grass-fed beef. Always a regular buyer of Laura's Lean Beef (ground, grass-fed, 92%) for years, when the company asks for a review, I give it--gladly. In fact, this isn't my first waltz with Laura's Lean Ground Beef (read my review from 2010 … [Read more...]

Chicken Broccoli Bacon Daikon Casserole

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Hi there! My apologies for not writing more often (hey; this sounds like I'm writing to relatives all of a sudden. My dog ate my free time. Thank you for the socks, Aunt Mahetabel). I have been busy working on some pretty exciting projects I can't … [Read more...]

All about Frying Cheese (159)

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Pictured above: Move over, mozzarella sticks! A new, cheesy, kid is going to take your milk money. Fry the cheese, if you please. OK, so it's not "Fry-day", but there's no reason we can't all be a bit of a Wisconsinite a few times per week. I was … [Read more...]

Turkey and Daikon Crock Pot Chowder

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I am often asked what my favorite soup or crock pot recipe is. That’s always a difficult question to answer. Why? Because my favorite is typically the one I haven’t created. Yet. … [Read more...]

Crunchy Antipasto Trail Mix

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I had so much fun making my crunchy Pizza Trail Mix, You can double and triple this recipe. It depends on the amount of dehydrator trays you have. Be sure to use less fatty meat. Fat in a dehydrator makes a huge mess, and when you’re on the … [Read more...]

Lauren’s Pancakes & Pizza Crust Recipes

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Wow. Really? Lauren has always rocked it out at her Lyme's Disease site (check it out!), but when she emailed me the other day to share this incredible recipe, I couldn't wait to share it with you. Seriously. so few ingredients make something pretty … [Read more...]

Bacon cheese poppers with pecans

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 The Super Bowl is right around the corner. Why not try a few fan-friendly snacks made with heart healthy pecans? … [Read more...]

Broccomole & Creamy Salsa Dip Recipes

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Who's ready for the weekend? As we clear our TV rooms out for the crowds, refuse to wash your “good luck jerseys” (admit it) and stock up on food and drinks for your favorite crowds, it can only mean one thing – Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! … [Read more...]

7 Super Low-Carb Super Bowl Recipes

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Want to know my top picks for this weekend's game? Say no more! 1. Crunchy Pizza Trail Mix This crunchy Pizza Trail Mix is easy to make the day before. Recipe Here   2. Turkey Jerky Get your ground turkey on and enjoy chewing the … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Cheese in the Crust Pizza

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It's that time of the year! Tax time! I kid, I kid. It's almost the Super Bowl! Be sure to subscribe to me and check out my interview with Sugar-Free Sheila for more Super Bowl ideas!  And check. … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Pecan Apple Topping

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While this recipe is lower sugar, since you are likely adding no sugar in ingredient form, apples, themselves, contain natural sugars. … [Read more...]

Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

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Looking for a fun way to stuff your face? Or to stuff your mushrooms? Why not stuff both? It's not like you stuff your bra. Right? Hey, so long as you take the tissue out of the box first. … [Read more...]

Mushroom and Sausage Stuffing

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Sausage Mushroom stuffing for less than 2 carbs per ample serving? I know it's late for the holidays, but I have never been one for convention and following the rules simply because it is unbecoming of a lady. First of all, being me and … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Thickeners

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Hi there! I'm trying something a little different at Your Lighter Side. You told me that you want to see more helpful "cooking lessons, substitutions and tips."  This feature is meant to help with everything from cooking hacks, to kitchen … [Read more...]