You know that appetizer served at the big apple chain restaurant that is served with tortilla chips? Oh, man I LOVE that stuff!!
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 4:00 AM Thursday, November 28, 2013
While never a huge fan of cake, coffee cakes are another matter altogether. Coffee cake is served on leisurely mornings with lots of coffee flowing or an afternoon get together with friends....at least to my way of thinking.
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 10:21 AM Saturday, November 23, 2013
As the holiday season approaches I am thinking of increased social activities and the food that comes with those activities. One in particular concern to me is a coffee date I am planning with the girlfriend of one of the sons and her dear Mom -- neither of these gals eat low carb. Extra pressure there!! In my pre-low carb days I would have pulled out one of my staples -- SCONES and coffee.
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 7:13 PM Tuesday, November 19, 2013
In my collection of side dishes I have several favorites that feature cauliflower. There isn't one as easy as this one and since it features frozen cauliflower, an economical one too.
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 5:36 AM Saturday, November 16, 2013
Nuts & seeds make such great additions to low carb dishes like this Roasted Broccoli dish. I especially enjoy them added to veggies and salads where they add both interest and crunch!
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 6:56 AM Friday, November 8, 2013
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 5:17 AM Thursday, November 7, 2013
Confession time -- I use (and like) frozen veggies. Now my first choice is usually fresh - especially if fresh means right out of our backyard garden BUT when that isn't a possibility, I reach for frozen.
Some of my favorite low carb frozen choices -- spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and green beans.
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 1:19 PM Wednesday, November 6, 2013
No series on Thanksgiving sides would be complete without at least one squash recipe thrown into the mix -- Expect more than one from me. This one features (from our garden) butternut squash -- about my favorite!
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 7:20 AM Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Creamed Spinach probably tops my favorites list -- that said, I have about 3 recipes I use to make it -- all are wonderful and all would make a great side at your holiday feast.
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 4:19 PM Sunday, November 3, 2013
Have you started planning your holiday menus? Having a plan always helps me stay on target with my low-carb way of eating. Over the next few weeks I am going to be showcasing some side-dishes that would make wonderful low-carb additions to any holiday table.Up first, Creamed Turnips!!
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 7:32 PM Saturday, November 2, 2013
Yes, I am totally among the throngs that think that bacon makes everything better, lol.
Honestly I hesitate to post this *recipe* - mostly because it is so simple and since it is only 3 ingredients, hardly seems like a recipe at all, BUT on the off chance that you've never had cabbage made this way, I feel compelled to post.
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 6:21 AM Friday, November 1, 2013
Colder temps and shorter days have me yearning for comfort foods -- soups, one-pot meals and CASSEROLES! Well casseroles can be harder with a low-carb lifestyle. They tend to rely heavily on ingredients like pasta, potatoes and rice.