Breaded Popcorn Shrimp

Parmesan crusted shrimp

While I was testing the Parmesan as a crust in the oven, I went ahead and decided to make an effort to try a pork rind breading for the oven in the process. The kids actually preferred this to the Parmesan (though I'm partial to the Parmesan … [Read more...]

Ganache Recipes

Mud Pie Cheesecake slice

ganache over cheesecake The basic ganache recipe is low carb, especially if using Chocoperfection baking chips or a Lindt 85%  chocolate bar. The second ganache is definitely lower in carbohydrate values, since cocoa is substituted. While values … [Read more...]

Chocolate Baking Substitutions

Mud Pie Cheesecake slice

Don’t keep chocolate on hand? No worries! Thanks to brilliant mathy people like Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Cake Bible, bakers have access to substitutions perfect for your recipes when you don’t keep that kind of chocolate collateral about the house. … [Read more...]

Seven Minute Steak

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Steak is already amazing, but why not accessorize? … [Read more...]

Paleo Vegan Ice Cream

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You don't have an ice cream maker, you're allergic to dairy, and you really want to be left alone. Now add that you've been eying those ripening bananas on the counter. Mope no more, Mr/Mrs McMopey. With just the perfect amount of fat, this tree … [Read more...]

Jerky: The Meat Cracker of Champions

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Making your own beef jerky is perfection (recipe here). You know what you're getting when it's home made, but now you can also get more than you bargained for in the deal if you think of beef jerky in a new way. I make hamburger jerky fairly … [Read more...]

Strawberry Dessert Topping

dessert sauce

It's the berries! Yeah yeah, we all grew up watching Strawberry Shortcake battle the Pie Man for dominion of all of her friends. Quotes like those are no-brainer greatest cartoon puns of all time. If you're looking for a strawberry sauce for any … [Read more...]

Splenda No-Bake Cheesecake

shotglass cheesecake

Pictured: In a shot glass with raspberry sauce and  ganache You have spoken and I have opened my no-heart to your hopes for a Splenda cheesecake conversion. … [Read more...]

No-Bake Cheesecake

berry instant cheesecake

 No bake cheesecake with berries I am so in love with this recipe, I want to have its babies and make the babies learn to make this so that deliciousness will reign forever more. This one is definitely not induction friendly, due to the addition … [Read more...]

Cleochatra’s Ultimate Cheesecake

Cheesecake

No sugar added pie cherries FTW Cheesecake. It's been the one dessert that's so decadent that I seek it wherever I go. Around my house, cheesecake is the birthday cake of champions. Even in its natural state, it's worth the carbohydrates, but … [Read more...]

Chipotle Burrito Bowl

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That's right, you awesome does and beaus*, *Because you're all deer... get it! Bwah! … [Read more...]

Coney Dog

Andouille with the works

Since this is "Jamie loves Sonic" week, here is my version of their amazing coney dogs. … [Read more...]

Chili Cheese Tots

TOTS

Sonic Drive Thru is a restaurant chain known to many, and in no small part thanks to their chili cheese tots. Tots slathered in chili and cheese sauce might seem out of reach for anyone following a low carb, low glycemic load plan, but think … [Read more...]

American Cheese Sauce

TOTS

Shown here with chili cheese tots Need cheese sauce? What's a world without cheese sauce? Perfect for macaroni and cheese, nachos, soups, broccoli, and chili cheese tots (to name a few), this recipe is easier than zapping some block cheese food in … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Tater Tots

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Only two ingredients; three or four with spices. It doesn't get much easier. While you know it's cauliflower (you're not going to fool anyone into thinking they're potatoes), the Parmesan cheese adds a layer of flavor and helps brown the outside of … [Read more...]