Marinated Grilled Calamari Marinated Grilled Calamari Ingredients 2 pounds cleaned calamari (squid), tubes and tentacles separated but whole 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons red chile flakes 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, divided 1 teaspoon sea salt, divided 1/2 loaf crusty bread such as ciabatta, … More Marinated Grilled Calamari

Roasted Guinea Hens with Whole-Grain Mustard and Herbs

Roasted Guinea Hens with Whole-Grain Mustard and Herbs Ingredients 8 garlic cloves, each halved lengthwise and germ removed if green 1 lb fingerling potatoes or small boiling potatoes 1 bay leaf (not California) 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened 2 1/2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 2 (2 1/2-lb) guinea hens … More Roasted Guinea Hens with Whole-Grain Mustard and Herbs

Grilled Lemon-Parsley Veal Chops Grilled Lemon-Parsley Veal Chops Veal 1/2 cup olive oil 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary 6 8- to 10-ounce loin or rib veal chops, each about 1 inch thick Topping 3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 tablespoon grated lemon … More Grilled Lemon-Parsley Veal Chops

Garlic-Chile Grilled Turkey Thighs For those who are new, when I find a recipe I want to share with you, I post the link and list of ingredients.  I ask that you go to the original web page for the instructions. Garlic-Chile Grilled Turkey Thighs 2 1/2 to 3 pounds turkey thighs with skin and bones 4 large … More Garlic-Chile Grilled Turkey Thighs

Roasted Asparagus & Red Onion Quesadillas

This one I originally saved so I could post the sauce recipe BUT after reading the recipe, I don’t see why you couldn’t roast the asparagus and onions, then use those as a filling for an omelet (topped with the sauce). Quesadillas 1 pound asparagus, trimmed 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large red onion, … More Roasted Asparagus & Red Onion Quesadillas

Dublin Bay Prawn Cocktail and More

This recipe says it serves 20 … what a lie! lol BUT, upon looking at the link, you need to check out the rest of the recipes there. They are either naturally low carb or could easily be modified. 4-5 lbs cooked, deveined medium or large shrimp I head of top-quality lettuce, chopped and … More Dublin Bay Prawn Cocktail and More

Trio of Stuffed Eggs – Uovo Sode Imbotitte TUNA-AND-CAPER-STUFFED EGGS (Level 1 Friendly) 3 bard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved (see tip below) 1 (3 ounce) can tuna packed in water, drained 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 teaspoons plus 1 teaspoon drained capers 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional) OLIVE-AND-MASCARPONE-STUFFED EGGS 3 bard-boiled … More Trio of Stuffed Eggs – Uovo Sode Imbotitte

Atkins “Noodles”

Atkins “Noodles” 2 eggs at room temperature, separated 1/4 teaspoon Krazy Salt (or seasoned salt) 3 Tablespoons butter Melt butter in a cookie sheet that has sides. Beat whites with salt until stiff. Beat yolks with a fork and fold them into the whites. Spread egg mixture on the cookie sheet and bake at 350 … More Atkins “Noodles”

Mustard Sauce

Mustard Sauce Makes 1 cup (16 Tablespoons) 3 Tablespoons onion, chopped 1 Tablespoon butter 8 Tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce 1/2 Tablespoon chopped chives Saute onions in butter until soft. Stir in mustard and cream until well heated (do not boil). Blend in Worcestershire Sauce. Sprinkle with chives. Serve … More Mustard Sauce

Smoked Salmon with Shrimp and Horseradish Cream Ingredients 1 tbsp crème fraîche 1 tsp horseradish sauce 4 slices smoked salmon 10 large cooked shrimp, peeled but tails left on For the salad juice 1 lime, finely grated zest of ½ 1 tsp clear honey (sugar substitute or leave it out) ½ tsp finely grated fresh root ginger 2 tbsp light rapeseed … More Smoked Salmon with Shrimp and Horseradish Cream

Garlic Roasted Venison Backstrap Wrapped in Bacon Skin

Yesterday was a bad day for me on Facebook. I was craving everything in sight! So, right now I’m going to share with you three of the recipes I discovered. This first one is the safest, since it is truly low carb and (possibly) paleo if you find the right bacon. Ingredients 1 full … More Garlic Roasted Venison Backstrap Wrapped in Bacon Skin

Ham & Horseradish Stuffed Eggs

I’m pretty sure something is wrong with me. I have actually been craving horseradish! So, imagine my surprise when this recipe shows up in my in box! Ham & Horseradish Stuffed Eggs Ingredients 6 hard-cooked large eggs 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 cup minced cooked ham (about 3 ounces) teaspoon coarse-grained mustard 1 1/2 teaspoons … More Ham & Horseradish Stuffed Eggs

Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger, Scallions, and Soy Ingredients 1 (1 1/2-pound) whole white fish (such as sea bass, branzino, or flounder), cleaned with head and tail intact Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 by 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely julienned 1/4 cup light soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine 1 scallion, white and light green parts only, … More Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger, Scallions, and Soy

Diabetic Cookery – Published 1917

Well, a link to this cookbook was posted today and, since I’m a nut for old cookbooks, I had to check it out.  What surprised me is the fact that this cookbook seems to support a low carbohydrate lifestyle! Look what I found!  Someone who has cooked from this book! It supports the … More Diabetic Cookery – Published 1917

Lazio, Italy Region Recipes – Rustico Cooking

Since I am unable to link to the individual recipes (all the recipes are on a single page), I will include the basics here and you get to scroll to find them (these three are toward the bottom of the page): Costolette d’Agnello all’Aglio e Rosmarino: Grilled Baby Lamb Chops with Garlic and Rosemary … More Lazio, Italy Region Recipes – Rustico Cooking

Hungarian Chopped Salad

Out of all the recipes I have posted, this is the one that made my stomach growl. 1/2 pound paprika salami (see Note), dry chorizo or Calabrese salami, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise1/2 pound Havarti cheese, cut into 1/2-inch dice2 cups white mushrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick2 Persian cucumbers, sliced 1/4 inch thick2 … More Hungarian Chopped Salad

Hungarian Fisherman’s Soup – Halaszle

Wow …  a fish soup that does NOT call for potato! 2 lb bones and heads of freshwater fish2 medium onions, peeled and thinly slicedKosher salt1 carp (or pike or other freshwater fish), about 2 lb, cleaned and cut crosswise into 2-inch slices2 Tbsp best-quality Hungarian hot paprika4 Tbsp best-quality Hungarian sweet paprika2 cherry … More Hungarian Fisherman’s Soup – Halaszle

Secrets From Your Personal Trainer – Give It a Year to Lose Weight

This really is the secret to long-term success: give yourself time.  If you don’t see immediate progress, give it more time.  Some people (like I have mentioned before) see tons of weight come off immediately (or at least it seems that way) while others have bodies that are more stubborn than some.  See, my initial … More Secrets From Your Personal Trainer – Give It a Year to Lose Weight

Hungarian Stuffed Eggs – Töltött Tojás

I know … you can only have so many deviled eggs but this recipe has ham and sour cream in it! Hungarian Stuffed Eggs – Töltött Tojás, from the Culinary Arts Institute Cooking Magic Series: Hungarian Cookbook Yield:  6 ServingsIngredients6 Hard-cooked eggs⅓ cup  cooked ham; finely chopped¾ teaspoon dry mustard¼ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon pepper3½ tablespoon … More Hungarian Stuffed Eggs – Töltött Tojás

Colombian-Style Roasted Pork Leg – Pernil Asado Colombiano

They had me at beer!  lol  I no longer drink a full beer but do love to cook with (and occasionally steal a sip of) good beer. Ingredients    1 (10 to 12 pounds) bone-in pork leg    8 scallions, chopped    1 red bell pepper, diced    1 large white onion, diced    10 garlic cloves, crushed    3 … More Colombian-Style Roasted Pork Leg – Pernil Asado Colombiano

Avocado & Tomato Salad – Ensalada de Aguacate y Tomate Ingredients4-6 SERVINGS    SALAD    2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced ¼ -inch tick    ½ small red onion, thinly sliced    1 English cucumber, sliced crosswise    2 small avocados, diced    DRESSING    2 limes    3 tablespoons white vinegar    1 tablespoon olive oil    ¼ teaspoon salt    ¼ teaspoon ground pepper    2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro

Stourhead’s Mushroom Soup

To make this induction/level 1 friendly, leave out the sherry. Ingredients50g (2oz) butter1 tablespoon olive oil1 large onion, peeled and chopped3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped1 potato, peeled and diced600g (11⁄4lb) mushrooms, chopped1 litre (13⁄4 pints) vegetable stock1 small glass medium or cream sherryGrated zest and juice of 1 lemonSalt to tasteCrème fraîche, to … More Stourhead’s Mushroom Soup

Smoked Mackerel Pate with Griddled Toast & Cress Salad

No, do not eat the griddled toast.  🙂  I love these pate/spread recipes (do a search and I’m sure I’ve share quite a few here).  Maybe I love these recipes so much because I grew up eating Underwood deviled ham, chicken, liver, liverwurst, etc.  Although back then I did either eat them with crackers or … More Smoked Mackerel Pate with Griddled Toast & Cress Salad

Boules de Picolat – Beef and Sausage Meatballs in Sauce from Roussillon

Just don’t dredge in flour before browning the meatballs. 1 pound ground beef 1 pound sausage meat (see Note) 4 large garlic cloves, very finely chopped 2 ½ tablespoons very finely chopped parsley leaves 1 tablespoon very finely chopped fresh tarragon or basil leaves Cinnamon to taste 1 large egg, beaten Salt and freshly ground … More Boules de Picolat – Beef and Sausage Meatballs in Sauce from Roussillon

Cooking With the Locals – Going Wild for American Shrimp

If you love shrimp like I do, this article has some fantastic recipes (all low carb)! How can you go wrong with Southern Shrimp Scampi, Spiced Salt-Baked Shrimp, Adapted from Adam Evans, The Optimist, Atlanta, and Pan-Roasted Shrimp With Mezcal, Tomatoes and Arbol Chiles,Adapted from Whitney Otawka, Cinco y Diez, Athens, Ga.

Garlic-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Ingredients 1 head garlic, cloves peeled 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 (7- to 7 1/2-pound) bone-in pork shoulder with skin Accompaniment: lime wedges