Cranberry Chutney with Papadam Chips

Cranberry chutney with papadams

If you think a low-A detox means months of pale, bland, boring food, you can think again. Cranberries are still on the menu! With their bright red color and spicy tartness, they have become a staple for low-carb dieters, but they are also very low in vitamin A because their cheery hue comes from cyanidins rather than carotenoids. Cranberry Chutney A perfect appetizer or snack for the holidays. Also tasty just spooned over sliced turkey or ham. Ingredients 1 cup water Sweetener equal to ¾…

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HAM AND GOAT CHEESE PIE

ham and goat cheese pie

This savory, hearty pie has an easy-to-make, bread-like crust filled with rich, cheese custard. It is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and makes enough to feed a family with leftovers. It is definitely one of the best things I ever ate! HAM AND GOAT CHEESE PIE Crust ingredients: 1 cup finely ground almond flour ¼ cup coconut flour 2 tablespoons hemp hearts, sesame seeds, or finely chopped nuts 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon sea salt 3 tablespoons coconut oil,…

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PAKODE (Indian Fritters)

Don’t you love it when you find a traditional recipe that fits into your lifestyle just as it is? This is not a fake, low-carb version of anything, but a tried and true, classic recipe from India. Read below to find out about the special ingredient in these crispy, crunchy fritters and why they are an exception to the standard rules of keotogenic dieting. GOBHI PAKODE (Cauliflower Fritters) I used the old method for making these the first time I tried them. It required rubbing…

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SEARCHING FOR A GOOD EGG AND QUAIL EGGS IN A NEST

You don’t know how much you love something until you lose it! Those of you who follow my blog, probably know that I’ve been dealing with a lot of sudden-onset allergies. You can read about it here. I continue to make progress in reversing the allergies, but I have also found some work-around solutions that let me enjoy many things that I initially had to eliminate from my diet. By trial and error, I’ve discovered that I can eat Parmesan cheese, clarified butter, and butter and cheese…

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EGGPLANT AND SUN-DRIED TOMATO MINI PIZZAS

This is no ordinary pizza! It makes a delicious and beautiful vegetable side dish or appetizer for family meals or entertaining. Ingredients: 1 regular or 3 or 4 Asian eggplants, about 1 pound as purchased (peeled weight 14 ounces) 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup (2 oz) sun-dried tomatoes packed in garlic-flavored olive oil (plus 1 tablespoon of the oil) ¼ cup (2 oz) Marinara Sauce (Nourished, p. 295) or purchased no-sugar added marinara sauce 6 ounces (1½ cups) shredded…

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PROSCIUTTO ROSEBUDS; the cutest appetizers ever!

  PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED STUFFED CANDIED KUMQUATS I’ve always loved bacon-wrapped dates but they are really high in sugar. In fact, dates are sugar (look up “date sugar” if you don’t believe it). When I was making the candied fruit for my Christmas fruitcake, I had an inspiration. Kumquats are like little oranges except that oranges have sweet pulp and bitter peel; kumquats have thin, sweet peel and the pulp is bitter (and seedy). I use them in recipes that call for orange zest because it is easy…

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BACON WRAPPED ONION RINGS

Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings 2 by Judy Barnes Baker

I guarantee that you will have no left-overs. No matter how many I make, it is never enough!  Ingredients: 2 large white onions, 3 and 1/2- to 4-inches in diameter 1 and 1/2 pounds sugar-free bacon (24 slices), regular, not thick sliced Freshly-ground black pepper to taste Directions: Peel onions down far enough to remove all the tough, thin, outer layers. You will need just the largest slices. Reserve the rest for another purpose. Cut onions in half around the equator. Cut 2 slices, each…

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AN UPDATED CLASSIC: STUFFED CELERY STICKS

Stuffed Celery Smear some cream cheese on a celery stick and you’ve got a quick, low-carb snack; make this delightfully retro stuffed celery and you’ve got an impressive hors d’oeuvre. 4 ounces soft goat cheese, crumbled 4 ounces (half an 8-ounce package) cream cheese, brought to room temperature 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) plain whole-milk yogurt, such as Greek Gods or Fage brand ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons purchased olive tapenade or roughly chopped black olives…

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HERB ROASTED OLIVES

An Amuse Bouche is a flavorful, bite-sized appetizer that “entertains the mouth” as it awaits the main event. Set out dishes of assorted olives and nuts, and no one will complain, but roasting the olives makes them slightly chewy and concentrates the flavors in a way that is guaranteed to keep your bouche amused. Serve them solo with skewers for spearing or with  low-carb crackers or Parmesan Fricos. Ingredients: 1 cup (4 ounces) pitted black olives 1 cup (4 ounces) pitted Kalamata olives 1 cup…

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THE PERFECT WAY TO PIG OUT ON SUPER SUNDAY!

  The Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. Hot Wings The original Buffalo wings were invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964. They are the perfect low-carb snack for Super Sunday. To turn them into a meal, use drumsticks instead of wings. To super-size your snacks, use turkey wings! Ingredients: 20 to 25 chicken wing “drummettes,” the meaty first section of the wing Heat-stable oil or fat for frying, such as light olive oil or grass-fed beef tallow 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) 1…

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STUFFED ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS FROM “NOURISHED”

Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms Fresh zucchini blossoms only last a day or two, so don’t expect to find them in the supermarket. Zucchini is notoriously prolific, however, and very easy to grow. A few plants on a sunny patio should give you an abundant supply. Many farmers’ markets sell them in season as well. Recipe from Nourished; a Cookbook for Health, Weight Loss, and Metabolic Balance. Ingredients: 1 cup (8.5 ounces) fresh, whole milk ricotta cheese 2 egg yolks 6 fresh chives, green part only (2 tablespoons or 6 grams, chopped) 1/4…

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