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.
I stole this Caesar Salad with Olives and Pine Nuts idea from Truffles, a terrific restaurant here in Bloomington. Do use good quality olives—I used half green, half black, packed in olive oil, from our superb local gourmet grocery Sahara Mart. A great Fat Fast salad.
Bottled Caesar dressing is so often harsh, but this is rich and mellow. In the Caesar Dressing Fat Fast Recipe from Fat Fast Cookbook 2, I used two anchovies because I only like a hint of them, but my husband, an anchovy fiend, said he’d love it with another anchovy or two.
What if you’d like your cole slaw with a little extra crunch? A great low-carb ingredient that will take any cole slaw recipe from good to great is almonds – either slivered almonds or sliced almonds.
If you were wondering what is New York City’s breakfast comfort food, it’s Everything Bagels. An Everything Bagel is just that – the favorite flavors of the most popular bagels all mixed into one. This is the classic mix of poppy and sesame seeds, onion, garlic and salt. To me and many other people, this represents New York City. Low carb dieters can now enjoy the occasional bagel with LC-NY Style Everything Bagels by LC Foods.
If you love Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites: Bacon & Gruyere, you’re going to love Dana Carpender’s amazing low-carb and gluten-free version which is healthier and less expensive to make. Low-Carb dieters will love these velvety smooth Bacon and Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites which only have 2g carbs per serving—7g less per serving than Starbucks! Take them anywhere and everywhere!
Dana Carpender’s Low-Carb Irish Coffee recipe. Irish Coffee is the all-purpose Low-Carb Gluten-Free dessert because it combines dessert, coffee, and after-dinner drinks.
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.
This Low Carb Chunky Beef Chili recipe from Judith van den Broek is a great variation for a cold winter night. The hearty, thick chunks of beef mixed with onions, celery, tomatoes and spices makes the perfect Low-Carb Gluten-Free variation of healthy chili.
This low-carb version of three bean salad has wax beans, green beans, and black soy beans. It is flavored with a simple sweet-sour vinegar and oil dressing, a nice salad for a special meal or potluck.