Di Bauer Articles & Recipes at CarbSmart.com

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

Mushroom Garlic Chicken Recipe

This Low-Carb Mushroom Garlic Chicken recipe is inspired by middle eastern flavors and spices. I like to add olives or capers to the dish, but my kids aren’t a big fan of either so I leave them out most times. This dish is simple to make and will leave you wanting more!

Poppy Seed Zoodles Recipe

One of the more difficult things about a low-carb diet is the lack of pasta. The easy way to solve that problem is by making noodles from zucchini. Not only are they Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, satisfying and delicious, but they are very pretty. This Poppy Seed Zoodle recipe is absolutely scrumptious! I like to serve them with Mushroom Garlic Chicken or fish. Even the non-low carbers in my family love these!

Mixed Green Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

I love a Low-Carb Gluten-Free salad as a side dish. Its refreshing, healthy, and I can even go back for second or third helpings. This Mixed Green Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing is extra tasty! You get the buttery taste of the Boston lettuce and the peppery taste of the arugula and the endive and radicchio give it extra crunch. But the best part of all is the homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette. It is both sweet and tangy and makes every meal just a little more special.

Pork Roast With Sauerkraut Recipe

Nothing says autumn like a nice pork roast with sauerkraut. This main dish is super low in carbs, Gluten-Free, high in probiotics, absolutely delicious, and looks like you spent all day slaving in a hot kitchen; which you absolutely will not! Whether it’s a quiet family dinner or entertaining guests, this pork roast is the way to go. Your family will be overjoyed and your guests wowed. This recipe is simplicity itself.

Stir-Fried Green Bean Recipe

One of my favorite things about this Stir-Fried Green Bean Recipe is the ability to adapt the spices to the meal I am serving. For instance, some meals call for a little spice so I add red pepper flakes. Other times, maybe some lemon pepper or ginger. However you choose to spice them, these beans add great texture to the meal. I like to serve stir-fried beans with Pork Roast and Sauerkraut because the pork and sauerkraut are sort of soft, and these beans add a nice crunchy texture to the meal. I always keep frozen, organic green beans in the freezer just in case I don’t have time to run to the store. You can use either fresh or frozen in the recipe without sacrificing taste.

Crockpot Zapple Wedge Recipe

Back in an earlier lesson, I gave you a recipe for a Zapple-based dessert. Now, I give you Crockpot Zapple Wedges; the perfect Low-Carb hot “apple” recipe that can be used as a side dish when serving pork. Apples always taste good with pork, and Crockpot Zapple Wedges are reminiscent of delicious, hot scalloped apples.

Stroganoff Meatloaf Recipe

Want to impress your family and friends with a meatloaf recipe that is out of this world delicious? Then serve them Low-Carb Stroganoff Meatloaf. It is definitely a step up from what your mother used to serve. With a crunchy shell and a creamy filling, this meatloaf is sure to impress and satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!

Technicolor Green Bean Recipe

Many low-carbers tend to rely too heavily on broccoli, asparagus, and cauliflower. They omit most legumes because the assumption is that beans are too high in carbs. And in fact, many are too high. Green beans however, are just fine for the low-carber who is staying on plan and listening to their body. The Technicolor Green Bean recipe is just such a recipe. It is low in carbs, Gluten-Free, delicious, and it pairs well with any type of entrée.

Fiesta Fish Fillets Recipe

My very simple Low-Carb Gluten-Free Fiesta Fish Fillets is so filling and satisfying that you won’t need to serve more than a fresh salad and a steamed veggie with it. It’s so delicious that it will quickly become a family favorite! In the summer time, I sometimes omit the cheese for a lighter dish.

Simple Romaine Salad Recipe

The great thing about salad is that it can be served before the entrée or as a side dish. Personally, I prefer it as a side dish especially when it’s got lots of yummy components. This Low-Carb Gluten-Free Simple Romaine Salad is just such a dish. It’s got lots of crunch so it adds a great deal of texture to your meal. The best part is that there endless variations for toppings.