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Gluten-free, Somewhat Lower Carb Mincemeat Pie

One of Mike’s very favorite Christmas treats is a mincemeat pie. I like them, too, but having completely given up gluten, wheat, and most other grains about 18 months ago, I figured it was a holiday pleasure I would no longer get to enjoy. Not only from just the gluten avoidance standpoint, but the stone…

Simple Nut Crust for Tarts and Pies

Simple Nut Crust Serves 8 (or an 8-inch pie or cheesecake crust) Ingredients 1 cup pecan pieces 1 cup walnut pieces 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup granular Swerve or xylitol pinch fine salt (or to taste) Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 325F. 2. Put all the ingredients into a blender or food…

Gathering Some Friends for the Holidays

Ok. So the holiday countdown begins tomorrow with Halloween and it won’t let up until New Year’s Day! What’s a person committed to a low carb or Paleo lifestyle to do? Safely negotiating the dangerous waters of the holiday party and feasting season can be tricky, but as we told our patients for decades, it…

Paleo Goes Global: Everyday Paleo Italian Cuisine

We love to eat in Italy and love the flavors from the savory Parma ham of the north to the creamy mozzarella di bufala of the south; we adore every ‘red, white, and green’ inch of it! So how excited was I to receive a review copy of Sarah Fragosa’s new entry into the ever…

Picnic Cauli Salad

Summer picnics of burgers, dogs, pulled pork, barbecued chicken or tri-tip just don’t seem complete without a little slaw and potato salad. The slaw’s no problem, but for a dedicated low-carber, the potato salad is a no-go. Here’s a tasty version based on our low-carb buddy, cauliflower, that will fill that spot on the divided…

Low carb friendly Mexican Delights

Having just returned from a short trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico my taste buds were still fondly remembering the experience of the culinary delights we enjoyed at Casa Velas there: Huevos a al Mexicana, fresh pico de gallo and tomatillo salsa, huachenanga con mojo de ajo, and hibiscus cosmos. They were even kind enough to…

Low Carb Mint Julep for Derby Day

With a garden full of mint, a new bottle of Jameson, and the Kentucky Derby scheduled to run, what’s a resourceful Southern gal to do but whip up a batch of mint juleps? A traditional julep, of course, is made with sugar, but otherwise there isn’t much too low-carb hostile in them, so I set…

Low Carb Dream Salad – Asparagus, Parsley and Mushrooms, Oh My!

Today’s paper brought an article with another low-carb-ready recipe. Again, from Sara Moulton’s Healthy Plate column. This time, it’s a crunchy spring mix of raw asparagus, mushrooms, parsley, pistachios, and parmesan! With an effective carb content of just 3 grams per serving, it’s both healthful and delicious!

Asian Steamed Clams or Mussels

Loving food as I do, I am always on the lookout for carb-friendly recipes to add to my cooking repertoire. Since I know most of you are, too, I decided to pass them along when I find them, so that we can all benefit from new and delicious ways to live the low carb life….

Lower Carb Mulled Holiday Wine

Nothing brings to life the holiday season for me like the smells of delicious things cooking and simmering. One of our family favorites is Mulled Wine, redolent of orange, apple, star anise, cinnamon, and clove. I made and bottled a big batch of it this year to send out to distant family and friends, from…

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