Category Archives: Sauces & Dressings

Low Carb Bechamel

Creamy, smooth, rich, and authentic-tasting with low carbs. For even fewer carbs, you could substitute heavy cream, but the calories zoom up, too.

Low Carb Bechamel
Yield: 2 cups (6 servings) // 204 calories, 3 net carbs

1-3/4 cups organic pasture-raised half-and-half
7 ounces organic pasture-raised cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
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Low Carb Barbecue Sauce

Low Carb Barbecue Sauce

1/2 cup sugarless ketchup (or my “keto ketchup“)
2 tablespoons Swerve “brown sugar” sweetener
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

Simmer all ingredients in a saucepan until … Read more “Low Carb Barbecue Sauce”

Smoked Duck Breasts with Cherry Compote

Here’s a dish fit for a special occasion. Smoky flavors, a rich cherry compote, and a jammy red wine, are perfect for winter holidays.

Smoked Duck Breasts with Cherry Compote
Servings 2 // 439 calories, 9 net carbs

2 smoked wild duck breasts, about 3 oz., each
(Vegetarian option: slices of grilled polenta)

(I don’t smoke duck breasts myself because Read more “Smoked Duck Breasts with Cherry Compote”

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 “Puttanesca Sauce”

Caramel Sauce (keto)

Excellent over low-carb ice creams, cheesecakes, and custards.

Caramel Sauce (keto)
8 servings // 104 calories, 1.42 net carbs

1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons Swerve brown sugar substitute
3 tablespoons Swerve granulated sweetener
1/4 teaspoon LorAnn Oils caramel flavor
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
2 tablespoons water

For Salted Caramel Sauce:

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Hot Fudge Sauce (keto)

Fudge sauce is great over low-carb cheesecakes, ice creams, and custards.

Hot Fudge Sauce
8 servings // 154 calories, 1.23 net carbs

1 cup organic whipping cream
1/3 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
2-1/2 ounces Scharffen Berger unsweetened 99% cacao baking chocolate, shaved
1/2 teaspoon Nielson-Massey Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract

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