What could be better than a nice latte and cake? How about both of them in one dessert? Many low-carb dessert recipes fall flat, but this one is in three or four layers, each separated by plain or coffee-flavored cream! Your guests won’t guess you’re serving them “health” food. Have fun with this one by going barista on the top. Use your favorite non-sugar dessert syrups to make patterns; sprinkle it with cocoa powder or cinnamon: anything a barista can do, you can do to decorate this cake!
Eggplant Involtini with Pesto Filling Gluten-Free & Low-Carb Recipe by Tracey Rollison from CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Fall and Winter Entertaining. Eggplant Involtini, often called “rollatini” in the U.S., are tasty little rolls of lusciousness. They possess the best of eggplant Parmegiana plus the cream layer of lasagne, all wrapped up into a bite-sized package! Okay, carryable at least, because the size really depends on how large of an eggplant you choose. They’re served as appetizers or a vegetable side, but can be a main course. They do very well any way you serve them. The first time I served these to my family, my son immediately claimed all of them. Including the ones on his sisters’ plates.
Flank Steak Pinwheels Gluten-Free Low-Carb Recipe By Misty Humphrey from CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining Cookbook. Impress your guests with this easy beef recipe! Paired with cauliflower and a green salad, they’ll gladly accept your next invitation. Don’t let anyone know about the crispy bits of goodness on the bottom of the pan, that’s the chef’s treat!
Lemon Beet Salad Gluten-Free Low-Carb Recipe by Misty Humphrey from CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Fall and Winter Entertaining. In the last few years, my love for beets has grown. While a bit higher in sugar, beets are particularly important for digestive health and provide the body with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. Prepared well, beets make a delicious addition to any meal.
From CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Fall and Winter Entertaining. Rich and creamy, this seafood bisque can be served as an appetizer, first course, or complete meal. No matter your choice, your guests will beg you for this warming recipe. Using canned crab or lobster allows this favorite to be served during any season but if you have access to fresh, that’s your optimum choice. Growing up near San Francisco, fresh crab is one of my favorites! This dish pairs well with a Sauvignon Blanc.
The Cranberry Walnut Brie low-carb appetizer recipe is not only a beautiful piece on the table but tastes just as luscious as it looks. Overflowing with color and crunch, this buttery recipe has a bit of a tang and pairs nicely with a nut-based cracker or something as simple as jicama, cucumber slices, or my favorite, a spoon.
Parke County Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Roll Gluten-Free & Low-Carb Recipe by Tracey Rollison. The first time I tasted these rolls, I was cycling with my newish-husband through the gorgeous orange and red hills at the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival of Parke County Indiana. Probably 10 minutes by car from the nearest hamlet, a woman set up a yard sale in front of her farmhouse and was allowing people to sample her pumpkin rolls. I saw people leaving with several rolls each, and her husband hustling back into their freezer as people requested them. They are so wonderful, and have become a tradition all over the Midwest! Of course, she wouldn’t give me her recipe, but she did give me a general idea of how to make them. I worked to recreate it, and now it’s on our holiday table. And at tailgate parties. And sometimes just because.
Free Bonus Recipe from CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook. Caitlin Weeks’ Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free Option Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe. In my mind, Red Velvet Cake is something from a cheap supermarket bakery, so I wanted to take it up a notch with this healthier version. I added many nutrient-dense ingredients to class up this cake.
Free Bonus Recipe from CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook. Caitlin Weeks’ Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Nut-Free White Icing Recipe. Nothing tops off the perfect cupcake like a sinfully delicious icing! This one is not only scrumptious, but guilt free. Enjoy on my red velvet cupcakes or your favorite cake.