Smoked Salmon Dip

This smoked salmon dip is very quick to make but makes an elegant spread or hors d’oeuvres. It’s great as a stuffed for mushroom caps, dolloped into the tips of endive, in cucumber cups, on eggs, inside crepes, as the filling for little biscuit sliders, or…well your imagination’s the limit 🙂

Smoked Salmon Dip
Yield: 10 servings

4 ounces cream

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Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Classic, easy, creamy, yummy. Check out my spinach-artichoke tart, if you’d like a different take on this flavor favorite. Not for vegans, but fine for vegetarians who have no qualms about fat 😉

Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Yield: 4.5 cups

cups Parmesan cheese
1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
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Guacamole

Sometimes all I eat for lunch is a half-avocado’s worth of guacamole on a crispy keto waffle or whole wheat toast. True story!

Guacamole
Yield: 2 servings

2 Haas avocados, scooped out of shell and mashed (Haas are the creamiest)
Celtic sea salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste

tablespoon sugarless salsa
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Cauliflower “Hummus”

Foregoing the usual garbanzo beans, this cauliflower version of hummus uses all the traditional seasonings to bring cauliflower’s neutral taste up to Middle Eastern standards.

Cauliflower “Hummus”
8 servings // Per serving: 141 calories, 12g fat, 3g net carbs, 3g protein

1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons Celtic sea salt
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Low Carb Swaps

When I first started out eating in a low carb style, there were a few things to figure out regarding foods I had frequently eaten that were now off the menu. What to do about desserts? How about pasta, waffles, rice, mashed potatoes…bread? Here are some of the low carb swaps I use.

SUGAR
I use the natural plant-based sweetener, … Read more