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

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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

Béchamel
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
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Haricots Verts Amandine

Haricots Verts Amandine 
Serves 2-4 // Two servings = 179 calories, 8 net carbs

Kosher salt
1/2 pound thin green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon unsalted grass-fed butter (or olive oil)
2 ounces slivered almonds
1 large clove garlic, thinly sliced
1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
3/4 tablespoon lemon juice or champagne vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
2 ounces chopped, cooked … Read more

Parmesan-Roasted Fresh Broccoli

My favorite method of cooking broccoli, bar none!

Parmesan-Roasted Fresh Broccoli

1 pound (about 1 large head) broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces 
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt
Garlic powder
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (or more)
Lemon zest from one lemon
Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large, rimmed baking

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