Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More Yummy Low Carb Food

Low Carb Creamy Cauliflower with Chipotle

1 small whole garlic bulb
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 head cauliflower cut into florets
8 oz cream cheese
3 Tbsp cream
1 Tsp minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Preheat oven to 425

Cut off pointed end of garlic bulb. Place garlic on heavy duty foil and drizzle with olive oil. Bake 30 minutes and cool. Squeeze pulp from garlic into large bowl and set aside.

Meanwhile, arrange florets in steamer basket inside Dutch oven with 1 to 11/2 cups water (do not immerse steamer in water). Steam cauliflower, covered over high for 15 minutes or until very tender.

Place cauliflower in bowl with garlic; stir in cream cheese, cream and peppers until combined. Process with hand blender until smooth, season the low carb cauliflower with salt and pepper to taste and serve!


Sunday, January 13, 2008

Low Carb Chinese Food

A quick and easy low carb recipe, the shrimp can be prepared up to one day in advance. If you are unable to find hot Chinese mustard or simply want your food with less heat, substitute a low carb spicy brown or Dijon-style mustard.


1 cup water
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon Szechuan or black peppercorns
1 pound raw large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup prepared low carb sweet and sour sauce
2 teaspoons hot Chinese mustard

1. Combine water, wine, soy sauce and peppercorns in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add shrimp; reduce heat to medium. Cover and simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Drain well. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

2. Combine sweet and sour sauce and mustard in small bowl; mix well. Serve as a dipping sauce for shrimp.

More delicious low carb Chinese food recipes are available in Nicholas Zhou's cookbook "Real & Healthy Chinese Cooking".

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Monday, January 07, 2008

Low Carb Cheesecake Video

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Low Carb Food For The New Year

We all are pulling out those low carb recipes and starting to jump back our low carb diets for our new year resolution. I also am looking to lose the pounds I picked up during the holidays, so to get myself going as well as help you out, I will be posting low carb recipes twice a week!


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