Category Archives: Appetizers & Snacks

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”

Grilled Chicken Wings With Thai Flavors

I mistakenly thawed a bag of chicken wings and drumettes yesterday, so I decided to make a very loosely-interpreted Chimichuri-Thai marinade and grill the results tonight. Then it rained. Okay, I changed it to a baked version! Either version is absolutely delicious, and with a side of green bean salad, cauliflower “potato” salad, or other low carb veggie … Read more “Grilled Chicken Wings With Thai Flavors”

Summer Polenta

This is my interpretation of a recipe by Ami Ann Mackey, moderator of the Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Challenge on Facebook. It made an excellent light meal this warm weather night! It has wonderfully fresh flavors and you can spice it up or keep it mellow, depending on your preference.

Summer Polenta
Yield: 10 slices

1 tube pre-made polenta, sliced … Read more “Summer Polenta”

Steamed Spring Dumplings

Wikipedia says: “Dumpling is a broad classification for a dish that consists of small pieces of dough, often wrapped around a filling (as in ravioli or wontons).”  I recommend reading the entire Wikipedia article, because every country has its own version, and it’s fun to explore as many as possible!

This version is extremely low-fat, meat-free, and low-sodium. Enjoy!… Read more “Steamed Spring Dumplings”