Royal Blues

BLUEBERRY COMPOTE There’ll come a time in your life when you neeeeeeeeed  this gorgeousness.   Blueberries, citrus, and a little vanilla…this is perfect as a sauce, jam, or when warmed, even a syrup.  Add to plain Greek yogurt, into ricotta,  a protein shake, over my Oatmeal cottage Cheese Pancakes, or rolled in my Crepes with a…

Appetizer cheesecake? MmmmHmmmm…

SAVORY SUN-DRIED TOMATO APPETIZER CHEESECAKE A little different…but when it comes to cheesecake anything is good!  This one will be a hit on your celebration tables, or at any potluck, BBQ, or picnic. For low-carb-hardly-any-calories serve with assorted cut veggies to dip.   The add-ins are really up to you.  Sub out the tomatoes for…

Spice-spice, baby!

PUMPKIN PIE SPICE There are few spice blends that I use more than Pumpkin Pie. It’s so good in everything – from my Pumpkin Protein Shake, to Greek-style yogurt, cheesecake, quick breads, spice cookies, sprinkled on oatmeal…the list goes on and on. The one that you can buy is good in a pinch…but nothing beats the…

Gotta Crunch?!

PUMPKIN-CRUNCH GRANOLA When I get to eat a sweet and satisfy a crunch with good-for-me complex carbs – that’s a good day!  This mix is everything you love a granola to be.  Slightly sweet, spicy, nutty, crunchy, nice-sized chunks, and lots of oats.   Oh, and it makes your house smell like Pumpkin Pie.  There’s…

Summer’s coming…thank goodness!

STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB SAUCE If you are blessed with your own – or a neighbor’s! – rhubarb plant you’ll need something to do with it.   How ’bout this ruby deliciousness?! Tart-sweet, spiced, and vanilla scented – perfect to stir into some plain yogurt or ricotta, over an Oatmeal-Cottage Cheese Pancake, inside a Crepe, or blended into…

New Year…back on track…how about some protein?!

MY FAVORITE EGG SALAD Super simple…Plain Jane, no frills. This is the egg salad that I keep in the fridge to wrap in lettuce leaves or to eat with a spoon out of a bowl.  Nothing fancy.  You probably have a favorite way of making yours…this is mine. One secret that makes it super quick…

Colored Sprinkling ‘Sugar’…

COLORED ‘SUGAR’ How fun!  The photo above shows the standard colors that come in a box of food coloring…but don’t stop there.  Become your own colorist and experiment to make fabulous custom/designer shades for all your baking needs.  (See chart below.) I use Whey Low Granular and it works beautifully.  But, since WL seems to…

Caramel Sauce…lower sugar

GOLD CARAMEL SAUCE There aren’t any (that I’ve found) rich, decadent caramel sauces out there that don’t contain sugar alcohols.  I just can’t eat those very often but NEED a good caramel sauce more times than I care to admit! Since I use Whey Low I can now make my own and have it when…

Peppermint Cheese Ball…a beautiful Holiday dessert

CHOCOLATE-MINT CHEESE BALL Just in time for the Holiday dessert tables that are everywhere you go.  You can’t escape this time of year – the buffets, the lunch rooms, the office parties, and hundred and one other occasions to eat…each filled with stuff we shouldn’t have. This one everybody will love – whether they like…

Low Carb Crepes…a great stand-in for a whole lotta stuff…

Crepes (Low-carb, higer-protein) I use these in so many more ways than just “crepes”.   In both sweet or savory recipes, as wraps, tortillas, noodles – they are a great way to still make those dishes you love without the unneeded carbs. Don’t be afraid of making crepes – and you don’t need a special…

Lemon Basil Dip or Dressing

LEMON BASIL DIP This dip is great on fish, chicken, burgers, or even a crisp green salad. ~~~~     1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon Splenda 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup light sour cream 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise Freshly ground black pepper In a…