Showing posts with label Low-Carb Re-Mix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Low-Carb Re-Mix. Show all posts

How Simple is THAT: Salmon Patties

Wednesday, July 2, 2014




Yes, we are talking SIMPLE food when we talk Salmon Patties -- BUT did you know that they could be low-carb?! With just a few simple tweaks, they are low-carb and pretty dang yummy too!


Blueberry Gelatin Dessert

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Here I am -- been down with some computer problems -- grrr!! It doesn't look good and I have been very resistant to do anything about my dinosaur computer because I am not wanting to give up my old version of Windows -- dumb, huh!! I guess I will be stretching my comfort zone yet again, lol. In the meantime, what have I been doing? Why cooking and eating, low-carb of course :)

Until I am fully up and going again, I will attempt to post a few recipes -- warning: the photos will not be pretty but they will help get the idea across. Thank you for baring with me!


How Simple Is THAT: Taco Seasoning - Low-carb, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Grain-Free

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
It's Tuesday - must be tacos!! We love tacos, taco salads and all that yumminess. With warmer weather coming on, easy menus are on my mind and tacos and taco salads fit that bill well.

Did you know that a packet of taco seasoning has carbs? A LOT of carbs. The culprit is usually cornstarch -- a totally unnecessary ingredient! It can also have added sugar in the form of maltodextrin - also unnecessary. Don't even get me started on things like MSG, lol. 



Reuben Casserole

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A quick stop into our small town grocery store this morning netted me something I didn't think I would be cooking to usher in May -- a Corned Beef. Actually I picked up 3 of them because they were at cannot-pass-up pricing. I knew I needed to cook or freeze them today and only 2 fit in the freezer. That left one for cooking!
So I asked Mr. Dreamy, How do you feel about Reuben's?



How Simple is THAT: Ranch Dressing (Low Carb)

Friday, April 11, 2014
Salads are HUGE in our house. We grow as many salad fixins in our backyard garden as we can and when we can't, we bring in the bestest and freshest available to us. 

So, just what do we dress these salads with....



Low-Carb Puff Pancake

Monday, March 24, 2014
Have you ever heard of a Dutch Baby? How about a Swedish Puff? German Pancakes? If you haven't, then you might be wondering just what that is -- well what it is, is a cross between a soufflĂ©, an omelet and a pancake. They are all puffed (the egg mixture billows up to unbelievable heights) and crispy around the edges while retaining a custardy, pancake-like tenderness in the middle). Other names this terrific (and simple) dish goes by are Bismarck Pancake, Pannenkoeken and David Eyre's Pancake and akin dishes are popovers and Yorkshire Pudding. AND they are easily made into low-carb wonderfulness!!



Phil's Clam Chowder - Low Carb Recipe

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind! We wrapped up some BIG home improvement projects, had a slew of company, got married, took a honeymoon trip to Dallas and are now settling into some new normal....at least for a bit! 
My beloved, Mr. Dreamy, who's given name is Phil (although he does like being called Mr. Dreamy, lol), decided to take on the monumental task of feeding a crowd the evening before the wedding -- by himself (isn't he a dream come true?).



Irish Spud Candies - Low Carb & Sugar-Free

Monday, March 17, 2014
Happy St. Paddy's Day!! Growing up in Southern California, I remember each year as St. Patrick's Day approached one of the most wonderful of treats -- See's Candies Irish Potatoes!! I haven't thought of those in years. Until today!! Now why can't they be low carb? Glad I went experimenting because they are YUMM-O!! 





Crunchy, Nutty Cole Slaw

Saturday, January 11, 2014
I am sure you are familiar with the salad recipe that has ramen noodles in it -- that stuff is very addictive and sorry to say, FULL of carbs. Not only the noodles but also (depending on your recipe) lots of added sugar. BUT it is oh, so good. Well, suffer no longer.....this recipe will make you forget all about that bad stuff, lol.



Cranberry-Walnut Scones

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.


Herbed Cauliflower Gratin

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Been a little under-the-weather the last few days. Finally feel back to par and am in the kitchen again. Back to the subject of side dishes.....



Sausage & Spaghetti Squash Bake

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.




Orange-Gingerbread Muffins

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
What a wonderful weekend -- both of us off for the entire weekend (that doesn't happen often). A short road trip (to see college son play football), lots of great food and some wonderful fall like temperatures -- oh, and it was my birthday weekend too. By Sunday I was a little worn out and ready for a day of rest.




Cool & Creamy Cole Slaw

Sunday, August 4, 2013
Many times upon hearing that we stick to a low-carb way of eating, people will remark about how difficult that must be and/or that we must eat a lot of specialty things. Well, truth is our diet is pretty ordinary. If you were a guest in our home you may not even know -- we often feed guests low-carb (even desserts) and they don't know it, lol. Many recipes are perfectly low-carb with some minor tweaking -- especially what I call *Old-Timey* salad recipes -- this Cool & Creamy Cole Slaw is just one of those!


Low-Carb Zucchini Muffins

Saturday, July 27, 2013
The garden is in full swing -- we are harvesting tomatoes for table use daily (a couple more weeks before canning and salsa production levels) and zucchini -- LOTS of zucchini. Before I became a low-carb zealot my favorite things to do with the over-abundance of garden zukes was muffins and breads.



Orange-Pecan Salmon

Sunday, April 21, 2013
Lately I have been trying to get more fish into my diet. I used to be much better at that than I am now but fell off the wagon at some point. I took a good look at some of the recipes I used to enjoy and think I understand why -- many of them are not very low-carb friendly. 



Low Carb Tortillas & Fish Tacos

Thursday, April 18, 2013
I grew up in San Diego, CA and developed a love for fish tacos early on. It is hard to get a good one outside of Baja - and now that I dwell in the Midwest, let's just say it's impossible BUT I have been making my own for eons now -- I even figured out how to enjoy them low carb.



Low Carb *Rice* Pudding

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I got an email from my friend Beth this week. She is a fellow low-carb eater who has the most wonderful success story and she inspires me. Seems her Mom has recently found a cherished family recipe for her Swedish Grandpa's FAMOUS Rice Pudding. Beth wondered what we could do to bring down the carbs so she could again enjoy this wonderful treat.



Pots de Creme a l’Orange

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Pioneer Woman's Pots de Creme a l'Orange
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY LOVIES!! Did you see the episode of Pioneer Woman on Food Network where she made Pots de Creme a l'Orange? I did and I was amazed at how easy this recipe appeared to be -- can it really be that easy?



Some Are Winners.......

Friday, February 8, 2013

and some are not!



I am talking about developing low-carb recipes here. Specifically a recipe for Blueberry Pancakes. Now I have been making a great pancake recipe from Mellissa at I Breathe...I'm Hungry. I LOVE her recipe BUT it is more crepe-like than pancake-like to me. I am wanting a thicker, more *cake* like pancake -- one that can take on blueberries and syrup and hold up.