Low-carb Iced Coffee

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In an ongoing series devoted to keeping money in wallets during the impending recession while still enabling eyeballs to bulge from caffeinated sockets all over the world, following is a standard low-carb iced coffee recipe. Quick tip: Using ice … [Read more...]

Mock Apple Danish Spread

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The apple doesn't fall far from the jicama tree (Jicama is a tuber) I am serious. I have been in the kitchen today because I have a jicama I wanted to try out. So I pick up this vegetable root about the size of a softball on steroids from the big … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Fresh Pumpkin

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The gourd finds its way into your shopping cart, follows you home, dons a face and then is ready for what? The garbage? Poltergeist pish, I say! Why not make the most of your precious pumpkin? I tend not to carve my gorgeous gourds, instead … [Read more...]

Low carb Quesadillas

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Quesadilla made with vegetable shells Softer white wheat tortillas tend to be used for Quesadillas. … [Read more...]

Low carb Tostadas

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  Getting the mostada from tostada A Tostada is made on a crisp shell (you leave these on the counter on a rack--or in the oven--to crisp up). You can pick these up to eat them. Traditionally the shells are made from corn … [Read more...]

Halloween Mini Pizzas

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No Halloween is complete without festive foods. Whether there are kids involved or we're the kids, enjoy the excitement that prepared, gluten-free buns, an oven and some pepperoni will bring this fall. On a busy evening, as daylight no longer … [Read more...]

Italian Nachos

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 Pictured: Woman loves nachos. Nacho loves woman. Legal happiness in at least one state. One of my favorite things in the world is a plate of loaded nachos. Back in my former high-carb lifestyle, when I entered any Chili's or Old Chicago, the order … [Read more...]

Italian Spaghetti Squash Bake

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Served with green beans, you have a winner for dinner. Please excuse the atrocious coloring. It's really not that orange. Busy school days, and crazy work days. No matter how you serve them up, it boils down to being too busy to prepare healthy … [Read more...]

Quick Flat-Out Pizza

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I am a major fan of pizza. I can eat just the toppings; or, for only 8 net carbs, I can use a huge Flat-Out low-carb wrap as a crust. The crust is not gluten-free and is not for Atkins induction; but for others who need something quick and low-carb, … [Read more...]

Halloween Jell-o Type Wigglers

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Healthy jiggly treats lurk in your cupboard Halloween is king, wending its way on the backs of crispy leaves skipping down the street. Whether you are a little kid or a big kid at heart, this recipe will have your ghouls and zombies begging for … [Read more...]

Prepare and Cook Spaghetti Squash

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Squash your enthusiasm for wheat spaghetti with this great gourd I spent way too many low-carb years not preparing spaghetti squash because I was certain the difficulty factor was greater than I could bear. Being both a lazy cook and a … [Read more...]

Savory Potatoless Chowder

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I love potatoes, so changing from a high-carb plan to a low-carb one wasn't easy. Discovering cauliflower as a chunky, amenable solution to creamy soups and for other purposes, coupled with the ease of use the crock pot provides as months grow … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Wontons

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Pictured: Serve with this delicious Sesame chicken! Wontons are delicious. Now, with a low-carb wonton wrap, adding the rest of the ingredients is easy. These fry up beautifully to accompany any Chinese dish, from stir fry to Szechuan beef! … [Read more...]

Tex-Mex Scramble

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I haven't always been an ardent fan of vegetables, and, in fact, found that if I wasn't careful, it was easy to eat none whatsoever. Finally deciding for health to try and sneak the bad boys of the fresh-grown world in whenever possible, I … [Read more...]

Loaded Cowboy Pizza

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Papa Murphy's is a famous take and bake pizzaria, and while their pies are out of this world, so are the carb counts. Following is a gluten-free, low-carb pizza recipe sure to have people asking for seconds, and without straining an already tight … [Read more...]