Archives for April 2010

The Lighter Side of Low Carb now partnering with The Low Carb Lolitas

The Lighter Side of Low Carb has, since 2007, delivered food along with food for thought, laughs, lunch, and a world of 'just desserts' (along with over 150 other recipes) to help nourish the body while making your day a little brighter.Now, with … [Read more...]

Meals on Wheels: Quick, four-element platter

A meal doesn't always have to fit the constructs of the multi-step, simmering, braising, crusted finish that dazzles on the plate like a game show host's million dollar grin. Sometimes it's what you've pulled out of a bag of cheese, a jar of nuts and … [Read more...]

The Sound of Bacon

Brown chewy bacon and cooked cauliflower Bright juicy dinners in under an hour Brown paper butcher wraps tied up with stringsThese are a few of my favorite thingsCream colored custards with small ganache doodles Olives, tomatoes, spaghetti squash … [Read more...]

Double Down Chicken Sandwich

Double Downs should be made with real ingredients, the kind you can find yourself, and the type where you can pronounce all of the ingredients without college level chemistry courses. That said, it shouldn't be surprising that after out moment of … [Read more...]

No Bake Mud Pie Cheesecake

This gourmet no-bake cheesecake begins with a triple nut crust covered with a thin caramel ganache, a coffee cheesecake layer,  a peanut butter cheesecake layer and more ganache. Fresh whipped cream and sugar free chocolate chips can be added as an … [Read more...]

The KFC Double Down

 Lies! Lies! sourceWe've been seeing them for weeks: Those ads for the KFC Double Down that had America ready to go into a KFC, slap down our five dollah and motorboat those chicken breasts right there in front of the manager and God and … [Read more...]

In a perfect world…

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Dessert Whipped Topping

 Topping to top all toppings Love whipped topping but tired of your whipping cream breaking down? Whipped Topping is amazing, but kevlar whipped topping that stands up even after an hour out of the refrigerator is even better! As a test, I've … [Read more...]

There's an app for that… FoodEssentials Scanner

Ever wonder what might be lurking in those Toity Tots Toaster Pastries? Do you have allergies or aversions to certain foods? Want to avoid high fructose corn syrup?Better yet, have you ever dreamed about playing with those supermarket scanners just … [Read more...]

Caramel Turtle Cheesecake

The perfect cheesecake for caramel fans. One of my other bucket list cheesecakes is modeled after my favorite candy ever: caramel turtles. Chewy caramely goodness, who could ask for more? The plate can even be decorated prior to adding the … [Read more...]

Walden Farms Calorie Free Caramel Dip

Walden Farms. How you so taunt us with products that occasionally end up tasting like pharmaceuticals. With high hopes for the caramel sauce despite the bad foray into the onion dip in 2008ish, what Walden Farms makes up for in their "0 calorie 0 … [Read more...]

Twice Baked Parmesan Crusted Shrimp

My new favorite dish was an honest mistake I made this afternoon. Remember how we'd spoken recently about my affectations regarding playing a little too much in the kitchen and ruining half of the dishes I attempt in the process? … [Read more...]

Breaded Popcorn 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...]

Chocoperfection Dark Baking Chips

It's hard to know where to begin with these chocolate chips. Voted "Best Tasting Sugar Free Chocolate", Chocoperfection Dark Baking Chips certainly live up to its vote. These dainty little buttons of brevity and bling deliver the oohs and the ahhs, … [Read more...]

Ganache Recipes

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...]