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…

Fluffy Falafel…and an easy Tzatziki!

FALAFEL with TZATZIKI I eat fairly low carb, and the carbs I do eat usually come from veggies and a lot of beans.  I LOVE BEANS! This recipe is a great vegetarian dish for when you’re tired of meat or just want something a little different.  It gives a very soft patty, but  it holds…

A must for Holiday baking. YES! It’s that time of year!

SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK No-Sugar-Added I don’t know how many times I’ve looked at a luscious recipe with adoration, only to discover that it’s main ingredient is sweetened condensed milk.  AKKKK In the weight-loss surgery lifestyle there is no room for so much sugar – or in a diabetics meal-plan, or for those who just don’t…

Something so luscious…yet so simple!

ROASTED GARLIC A photo guide! This has to be one of the most gorgeous things you can eat…if you love garlic!  Sweet, fragrant, creamy-smooth, rich, and intense…slow roasted to golden perfection.  Fabulous! So many uses – blended into butter or emulsified with olive oil.  Spread, alone, on steak, chicken, or fish.  Folded into hummus or cream cheese…

Velvety smooth and a whole lot of fabulous!

PUMPKIN BUTTER So smooth, full of pumpkin and spice flavor and no-sugar-added…how can you go wrong?! Stir into your Greek-style yogurt, or whip with fat free cream cheese for a fabulous apple dip – drop a spoonful into your protein shake or on a crepe…wow! Takes awhile to cook down, but the results are soooooo…

Butter makes it better. Yes. It does!

CHIPOTLE BUTTER Butter is notoriously NOT a ‘diet’ food.  But in our attempt to never be punished by food again – quality trumps quantity…and a little bit goes a long way in helping us feel pampered and spoiled! A dab of this spicy, creamy butter on a tender steak, burger, or corn on the cob…

Go Green!

EDAMAME HUMMUS If you love edamame this is for you! It has that great silky hummus feel in a fresh new way. Super good for us, filling with some soy crisps and even kids who won’t eat veggies will inhale this stuff! (The carbs are GOOD ones.) (Tahini is sesame paste that is usually found in…

Lazy Sunday breakfast…lower carb pancakes

BANANA-CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES These are sweet little treats for a lazy Sunday morning.  Add to this scrambled eggs and some turkey breakfast sausages and even the kids will be thrilled! Make a double or triple batch – they freeze great! ~~~~   1/3 cup flour 1/2 cup almond flour 1 tablespoon Splenda 1 teaspoon baking…