Di Bauer Articles & Recipes at CarbSmart.com

Di Bauer was the editor of CarbSmart Magazine from 1999 to 2004.

Johnny Appleseed Pork Chop Recipe

Like Popeye and Olive Oyl, Batman and Robin, or peanut butter and jelly, some things just belong together. Pork and apples are just such an example. Let’s face it, if you’re living a low-carb lifestyle, you’re likely not eating many apples since they have a higher glycemic count that other fruits. Never fear, I’ve solved that problem for you. A day or 4 before you plan to make these delicious Johnny Appleseed Pork Chops, make a batch of Zapples in the crockpot and store the finished product in the fridge. Never fear, you will have plenty of Zapples left over for snacking or desserts. This pork chop recipe will take you right back to your childhood.

Buttery Spaghetti Squash Recipe

This Low-Carb Gluten-Free Buttery Spaghetti Squash is a delicious addition to your table. It can be served as side dish or even as a Gluten-Free pasta. If you are unfamiliar with spaghetti squash, go to the produce section of your grocery and look for large yellow footballs.

Swedish Burgers Low-Carb Gluten-Free Recipe

Burgers, burgers, and more burgers! Yeah, that’s how we roll in the Bauer household. These Low-Carb Gluten-Free Swedish Burgers are probably the best you will every wrap your taste buds around! They are flavorful and moist. In the cold winter months I cook them in a skillet on the stovetop. But in the glorious barbecue months of spring and summer, the grill is my preferred cooking method. Whether you make these for your family or for a summer cookout for a gang of friends, these burgers will are certain to make you do a happy food dance.

Zesty Roast Turkey Recipe

Let’s face it, when it comes to holiday cooking, the turkey is usually the star of the show. This Low-Carb Gluten-Free Zesty Roast Turkey recipe will bring your guests to their knees weeping tears of joy. Yup, it’s just that good. I usually cook a 14 pound bird so this recipe is based on that weight. That said, you could easily prepare up to an 18 pound turkey using these measurements. As you go up in weight class (see roasting times for weight classes), you will need to adjust the proportions slightly.

Sautéed Mushroom Recipe

Sautéed Mushrooms are incredibly versatile. These Low-Carb Gluten-Free goodies can be used to top a burger or steak, as a side dish, in omelets, or in sauces. This recipe is very simple and flavorful. When I make it, I like to keep the leftovers for future use in other recipes. The sautéed mushrooms can be kept for about a week in the refrigerator or they can easily be frozen. Any way you choose to use them, they will elevate your meal.

Low-Carb Cranberry Sauce Treat Recipe

It’s just not Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce. This low-carb Gluten-Free version is delicious! Making this low carb cranberry sauce treat is quick and easy. The walnuts add texture and crunch. The non-low carbers at your Turkey Day feast won’t even notice difference.

Company Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

This Company Cauliflower Casserole is perfect for the holidays. It’s Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, creamy, rich, and delicious. The best part, a little goes a long way. It doesn’t freeze well, so if you have leftovers, pack it up and send it home with your guests. They’ll love you for it! I like to keep a bit of the leftovers for myself because it tastes great for breakfast the next morning with a hot cup of coffee. It’s rather indulgent!