Category Archives: Soups, Stews, Stocks

Chicken and Dumplings (low carb)

Warming comfort food, perfect for winter!

Chicken and Dumplings (low carb)
6 servings // 408 calories, 3.2 net carbs (including 2 dumplings)

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 pounds pasture-raised boneless chicken thighs
2 cups cauliflower florets, small
2 ribs celery, diced
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried

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Peggy’s Original Dumplings

Dumplings are VERY difficult to create on a low carb diet. Peggy, over at Buttini’s Low Carb Recipes has broken the code and delivered this stellar recipe!

Peggy’s Original Dumplings
Yield: Twelve 1-1/2″ dumplings // 7.17 calories, 0.1 grams net carbs

3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 tablespoon glucomannan powder (Konjac powder)
1-1/2 tablespoon organic oat fiber
1/8 teaspoon salt
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Instant Pot Recipe Roundup

My sweetie and I like to make low-carb stews, pot roasts, braises, chili, curries, soups—and desserts—especially since cool weather in the Pacific Northwest favors those kinds of foods for most of the year.

So to simplify our lives, we just bought a six-quart Instant Pot. An hour or so before dinner, we’ll prep a pot full of something tasty,

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Zuppa Toscana (Instant Pot)

This soup is based on a recipe from Wholesomelicious that I reconfigured into a low-carb version.

Zuppa Toscana (Instant Pot)
Yield, six servings // 279 calories, 7 net carbs

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dehydrated onion flakes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound Aidell’s chicken Italian sausage (5 links)
18 ounces turnips, cut into 1 inch chunks… Read more “Zuppa Toscana (Instant Pot)”

Bœuf Bourguignon (low carb)

“However fine, stew is a homey, intimate exchange, a paean to the way living things improve when their boundaries relax, when they incorporate some of the character and flavor of others. Soulful, a word inextricably linked with a good sturdy stew, is the payoff to the cook who plans a little and has the patience to abide…” Molly O’Neill, NYTimes Read more “Bœuf Bourguignon (low carb)”

Savory 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.


Savory 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 Read more “Savory Braised Short Ribs”