Category Archives: Soups, Stews, Stocks

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

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

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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Broccoli-Potato Soup

It’s early June in the Pacific Northwest, which means there are days that feel a lot like autumn: rainy, cool, and calling for a soup for supper. So I peered in the refrigerator, looking for inspiration, and found two heads of rather elderly broccoli—ah ha! Broccoli soup! Just the thing.

Broccoli-Potato Soup

2 pounds broccoli with stems
1 medium onion, … Read more