The Low Carb Luxury Newsletter: 
Volume III / Number 07: April 12, 2002: Page 6
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This time we're offering up two Summer-y meals, a crisp satisfying salad, and a luscious apple-rich dessert. Enjoy!

Chicken with Fresh Herbs & Vegetables

Fresh vegetables and herbs wed blissfully to tender chicken breasts in a dish that will please nearly everyone. Colorful, delicious, and packed with nutrition!

  • 1/4 cup Keto Crumbs or low carb bread crumbs
  • 6 Tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 skinned and boned chicken breast halves
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 large mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
Chicken with Fresh Herbs & Vegetables Combine Keto or bread crumbs and 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, and dredge chicken in mixture.

Cook chicken in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from skillet.

Add mushrooms and bell pepper to skillet; sauté 3 minutes. Add tomato, garlic, and salt; return chicken to skillet. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in basil, oregano, and remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

If you don't have fresh herbs, substitute 1 tablespoon dried basil and 1 teaspoon dried oregano.

Makes 4 servings — 5.8 grams of carbohydrate per serving.

Grilled Steak Salad
For your gourmet salad greens mix in this recipe, you might consider Mesclun. It's a combination of young greens such as arugla, dandelion, frisee, mizuna, oak leaf, mache, radicchio and sorrel.

Tenderloin steak may be substituted for top sirloin.

  • 1 1/4 lb. boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 3/4-inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cups gourmet salad greens mix
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into slices
  • 1/2 cup prepared ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Grilled Steak Salad In a small bowl, combine seasoning ingredients. Press evenly into both sides of beef steak. Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 13-16 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness; turn occasionally.

Season steak with salt, as desired. Drizzle with lemon juice. Carve steak crosswise into thin slices.

In large bowl, combine salad mix and tomatoes; toss gently. Arrange beef on top of salad. Serve with low carb dressing of choice (Blue Cheese is terrific here!)

Makes 4 servings — 3.9 grams of carbohydrate per serving.

Beef & Zucchini Italiano
For even more Italian flavor, marinate steaks in Italian dressing for 20 minutes before coating with seasonings.

And for more variety and color, stir-fry other low carb vegetables like eggplant and yellow squash with the zucchini.

  • 4 lean beef cubed steaks
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated
Beef & Zucchini Italiano Combine garlic, basil and pepper; divide mixture in half. Press half of seasoning mixture evenly into both sides of beef steak; reserve. Heat oil and remaining seasoning mixture in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Add zucchini; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook and stir 1 minute. Remove vegetables to platter; sprinkle with cheese and keep warm.

Increase heat to medium-high. Place 2 steaks in same skillet; cook 3 to 4 minutes, turning once. Repeat with remaining 2 steaks.

Season steaks with salt if desired, serve with warm vegetables.

Makes 4 servings — 3 grams of carbohydrate per serving.

Green Apple Cheesecake

One small green apple, chopped (about 3/4 cup raw volume chopped) nets approximately 11 grams carbohydrate after fiber. This means that apples, while usually too high in carbs to eat as regular snacks can still be terrific to use in recipes. This cheesecake uses DaVinci's newly debuted Sugar Free Green Apple Syrup.

Ingredients for Crust:
  • 1 cup almond flour (finely ground almonds)
  • 6 Tablespoons Splenda
  • 5 Tablespoons butter - melted
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients well and press into bottom of 9" springform pan or aluminum (disposable type) cake pan (not pie pan).

Green Apple Cheesecake
Ingredients for Filling:
  • 18 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Splenda
  • 1 teaspoon Arrowroot
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup Da Vinci Gourmet Green Apple Sugar Free Syrup
Mix cream cheese, Splenda, Arrowroot and vanilla with an electric mixer until blended. Add spices and mix again until completely incorporated.

In a separate bowl, mix buttermilk, syrup, and beaten egg. Blend well with cream cheese mixture. Pour evenly over crust.

Bake 45-55 minutes at 350°F (or until center is almost set and top is lightly golden and glossy.) Refrigerate overnight and serve with apple topping below.

Ingredients for Topping:
  • 1 small Green Apple, cored and diced (not peeled)
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • Splenda to taste
  • Apple Pie Spices to taste
In small skillet saute apple pieces in butter and Splenda. When apples begin to soften add spices as desired. When soft and syrupy, remove to bowl and cool. Use to top cheesecake above. Make ahead and refrigerate if you like a chilled topping, or serve warm apples atop your refrigerated cheesecake. Whipped cream makes a nice touch too!

Serves 12 — 8.5 grams of carbohydrate per serving.


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Judy's Candy Company Judy's Candies!
We've added another flavor of Judy's Candy: Vanilla Pecan Caramels and English Toffee! Judy's Candies makes some of the best tasting candy (they make both high carb and low carb versions, but of course we sell only the low carb versions) and we think that the low carb version tastes just as good as the real thing! They're on sale right now for $6.49 or buy 10 for $59.90.

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In case you've tried one of the other low carb chips, and didn't like them, don't give up! The new chips from MetRx actually taste good. Each bag offers 38 grams of protein and 6 grams of carbs (8 grams for BBQ Flavor.) Both the texture and the taste are just right. And since a bag has a full 38 grams of protein, you can get by on half a bag and only use 3 or 4 grams of carbs! Check them out!

Soy Flour If you miss hot cereal, Flax-o-meal is now available!

And when you just want plain old-fashioned Soy flour, we've got it...  So get baking!

Look!  We have the Pure Delite Gummy Bears back in stock!

Keto Biscotti We've got the new Keto Biscotti on sale right now at $1.25 each! Not only Lean Protein Bites do they taste great, but they're packed with protein as well!

In case you haven't tried the new Lean Protein Bites yet, you are in for a treat!

Not only do these taste good, but they're loaded with protein, with 14-16 grams per package. Check them out!

Our specials this week:
  1. New Atkins Muffin mixes: Cranberry Orange and Banana Nut are now also available in addition to the Blueberry. These mixes make the best low carb muffins I've found. Get them hot out of the oven smothered with melted butter, and they taste pretty close to the real thing! Each muffin has only 3 grams effective carb count and 6 grams of protein. One 12 ounce pkg makes 18 muffins and they're on sale for only $5.29! Click here for more info on the muffins.

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