Sautéed Cabbage with Bacon and Caraway Seeds

Sautéed Cabbage with Bacon and Caraway Seeds
4 Servings (about 1 C. each) / 78 calories, 6g net carbs

1 small head red cabbage (1 pound), cored and sliced thin
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Swerve sweetener (or 8 drops liquid stevia glycerite)
4 slices bacon, chopped
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon caraway seeds

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Caesar Green Bean Salad

Caesar Green Bean Salad
Serves 4 / 125 calories, 8g net carbs, 8g fat

2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 anchovy fillets, minced to paste
Salt and pepper
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound green beans, trimmed
1 Meyer lemon, zested in long thin strips
2 ounces (1/4 … Read more

Braised Red Cabbage (low carb)

Even with all the low carb hacks I made, this is still fairly high in carbs (that dang cabbage!), so it’s better for maintenance level, rather than when actively working on losing weight…or one could just have a tiny portion?

Braised Red Cabbage (low carb)
Yield: 6 cups // 1 cup = 80 calories, 10g net carbs

1-1/2 tablespoons Kerrygold … Read more

Creamed Spinach

A classic steakhouse side dish comes home.

Creamed Spinach
Serves 4 as a 1/2-cup side dish

3 pounds baby spinach in bulk

3 tablespoons butter
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
3 shallots, minced
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4—1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Salt to taste, if desired
Freshly ground pepper to taste
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Summer Vegetable Gratin

Summer Vegetable Gratin
Serves 6-8 // 239 calories, 4g net carbs

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus 4 tablespoons melted
2 onions, halved and sliced thin
Salt and pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
½ cup dry white wine
½ cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped fine
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
1 ½ pounds zucchini, sliced … Read more