Category Archives: Low Carb

Braised Short Ribs

This recipe is based on a Bon Appetit recipe that I “low-carbed” with great results! It pairs beautifully with cauliflower “mashed potatoes”. Vegetarians can use portobello mushrooms.


Braised Short Ribs

Servings: About 6 (5 lbs. = approx. 20 pieces x 3 per person)  // 482 calories, 6 net carbs

5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch Read more

Parmesan-Roasted Fresh Broccoli

My favorite method of cooking broccoli, bar none!

Parmesan-Roasted Fresh Broccoli

1 pound (16 ounces) broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces (2 pounds/2 heads broccoli)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt
Garlic powder
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (or vegan Parmesan)
Lemon zest from one lemon
Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a

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Puttanesca Sauce

This classic sauce is magic—it’s delicious over fish, poultry, game, meats, polenta, grains, and pasta, so everyone from omnivores to vegetarians and vegans can enjoy…though non-meat eaters will want to forgo the anchovies and add a bit of miso.

Puttanesca Sauce
Yield: about 3 cups

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
5 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
5 anchovy … Read more

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

Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Cheese

Here’s a warming low-carb soup for chilly days!

Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Cheese
4 servings // 388 calories, 10 net carbs (using chicken stock and cream)

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 pounds fresh broccoli, stems and florets separated and chopped into bite-size pieces
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried … Read more

French Onion Soup (low carb)

While forgoing the crouton is saddening, this soup still delivers plenty of deep rich flavors. Adapted from a recipe on Epicurious.com.

French Onion Soup (low carb)
4 servings // 459 calories, 8 net carbs

4 medium onions, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced lengthwise
3 sprigs fresh thyme
2 Turkish bay leaves or 1 California
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup extra

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