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...]

Easy Sugar-Free Caramel Sauce

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This caramel recipe is adapted slightly from a Betty Crocker caramel recipe, and it is the most [erfect caramel sauce I have ever had, either high or low-carb. I hope you give it a try! It is super-simple to make. Let me know how you use your … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Pepperoni Bread Sticks

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Perfectly pleasing in every way, get your pepperoni on this week. You won't even notice it's made from (gasp) cauliflower. As a matter of fact, the last time my son had a friend over, they noshed these bread sticks. My son came to me and he said, … [Read more...]

5 Low-carb Girl Scout cookies recipes

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Unleash the hounds! The time of year is upon us. As those cute little girls in their uniforms spill out across America, tempting you with their adorable dimples and their sweet wares in the form of boxed crack: Girl Scout Cookies, those all-too … [Read more...]

Simple Turkey Jerky

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I found a lot of amazing ground turkey on manager's special at the store! I love ground turkey these days, almost as much as grass-fed ground beef. You can do so much with it, from making turkey salisbury steaks to meatballs, to this terrific … [Read more...]

Sweet n Simple Shrimp Sauce

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Shrimp! I promised you guys the sauce recipe. It is so fantastic and easy to make. … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Powdered Milk Substitute

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Mushroom Sauce

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Hello, everyone! How about a super-fast, delicious mushroom sauce recipe? … [Read more...]

Quick Microwave Stuffed Mushroom Caps

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Good day to you. I say, good day! One of the things you've been asking for is a super-quick, savory recipe that can be used for one--or even two--people. … [Read more...]

Crunchy Pizza Trail Mix

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Two of the things you mentioned were easy to pack snacks for the road and more, savory foods. Your weesh is my commando. … [Read more...]

Savory Cottage Cheese Sundae

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I know it's too cold outside to think about summer and ice cream, but sometimes it's fun to spoil yourself a little bit. … [Read more...]

Bacon Extravaganza Deep Dish Pizza

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Low-carb and gluten-free, this super simple deep dish pizza based on my simple deep dish crust recipe caters to the bacon lovers out there and is a guaranteed hit on your next pizza night! Tip: Don't use canned chicken. Go with the cooked breasts. … [Read more...]

Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix

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Hi there! It is so cold outside, I changed gears. … [Read more...]

Hot Tuscan Chicken Salad

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  Hi there! Just a quick recipe I wanted to share! … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

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This is a perfect recipe for Christmas morning. Simply prepare the ingredients the night before, add the eggs right before you turn on the crock pot, and in the morning you'll have a warm, perfect, flavorful breakfast that's as bright and healthy as … [Read more...]