Category Archives: Desserts & Jams

Low-Carb “Rice” Pudding and Caramel Sauce

I grew up eating rice pudding, and regard it as a cool weather staple. But how to create a low carb version? I recently discovered Shirataki “rice”, and its gelatinous consistency lends itself perfectly to a rice-like pudding dessert. Voila!

The Rice Pudding
4 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup Swerve powdered sweetener
6 egg yolks
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Chocolate-Almond Torte

This recipe originated on Epicurious.com and featured grind-your-own almond flour, sugar, powdered sugar, and a larger cake. My version features no sugar, almond flour, and whipped cream. The texture is pure “nut torte”, lightly dense, but not fudge-y.

Chocolate-Almond Torte
Yield: 8 servings (564 calories, 32 grams net carbs)

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill almond flour
1 cup Swerve confectioner’s

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Chia Orange Marmalade

I’m picky about the sweeteners that are used in commercial sugar-free jams. So don’t complain, make something better, right? Here’s a delicious marmalade sweetened with liquid stevia and thickened with chia seeds. Nutritious (the chia seed’s calcium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3s are through the roof), and purely citrus-tasting. Now that’s more like it!

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Chia Orange Marmalade
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Coconut-Cream Caramel Sauce

Delicious over ice cream, brownies, or even—drumroll—brie, this is a labor of love, since it takes so long for the sauce to reduce by half. What I usually do is make this when I have a couple of hours of time in which I can be frequently interrupted (for the stirring) and that whatever I’m doing is not so engaging … Read more