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Chocolate-Coconut Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting (low carb)

Here’s a treat! Low carb, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious!
Chocolate-Coconut Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting
Yield: 12 cupcakes // 263 calories, 3 net carbs
  • 1/2 cup Kerrygold butter, melted
  • 7 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon double-strength high-quality coffee or espresso
  • 7 pasture-raised eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Nielson-Massey Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoon
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Port-Braised Beef Short Ribs (low carb)

Adapted from a recipe from Melissa Clark’s “Dinner in an Instant”, this version keeps the carbs low, but the flavor is still 100% 🙂

Port-Braised Short Ribs
Yield: 6 servings // 461 calories, 5 net carbs

4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
* 4 bay leaves, torn in half
* 4 teaspoons sea salt
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Adapted from a New York Times recipe, this version keeps things in the low carb world. 🙂

Buffalo Chicken Dip
6 servings // 230 calories, 2 net carbs

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1/2 cup Buffalo-style hot sauce (recommended: Frank’s Red Hot)
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup sour cream
4 ounces cream cheese, cut … Read more “Buffalo Chicken Dip”

Basic Pulled Pork (low carb)

Adapted from a Instant Pot recipe by Food Network Kitchen, my version is low carb and served with a side of Quick Mashed Cauliflower and some broccoli with a squeeze a lemon.

Basic Pulled Pork (low carb)
Yield: 8 servings // 335 calories, 1 net carb
Quick Mashed Cauliflower: 228 calories, 4 net carbs

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Jambalaya with Cajun Cauliflower-Rice

What can I say? Classic, with a bazillion interpretations. No sausage? Use ham and chicken. Not low carb? Make dirty rice. Vegan? Use a combo of black and red beans. It’s all good.

Jambalaya with Cajun Cauliflower-Rice
Servings: 6 // 187 calories, 7 net carbs
Cauliflower-Rice: 131 calories, 5 net carbs

Recipe: Cajun Cauliflower-Rice

1 tablespoon olive oil
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Sicilian Tuna Pasta (low carb)

This dish comes together quickly and is a lemon-lover’s delight. Wonderful both in winter (hot), and in summer (chilled). If serving chilled, you might need a bit more seasoning.

Sicilian Tuna Pasta (low carb)
Servings: 2 // 465 calories, 7 net carbs

2 cans (12 ounces) albacore tuna in water
2 anchovy fillets (or more—delivers great umami)
1/2 cup canned, … Read more “Sicilian Tuna Pasta (low carb)”