The Low Carb Luxury Newsletter: 
Volume III / Number 19: October 11, 2002: Page 4
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Cooking TLC with Karen Rysavy   
Halloween is coming fast, and I wanted to provide you with some wickedly fun entertaining ideas. Whether you are hosting a big party, sending snacks to your child’s school party, or you just want to whip up a surprisingly gory snack or dinner for family and friends, here are easy and fun ways to prepare deliciously spooky fare that’s also healthy and low in carbohydrates.


  • 1/2 cup softened butter (110 g)
  • 1/2 cup Splenda™ granular (120 ml)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (5 ml)
  • 3/4 cup almond flour (180 ml)
  • 3/4 cup wheat gluten (180 ml)
  • 2 Tb. sliced almonds (30 ml)
  • Green or brown food coloring
Cream together butter, Splenda™, and vanilla. Add a few drops of food coloring, until it looks suitably gross, then add gluten, then almond flour, 1/4 cup at a time, kneading in the last of it if necessary.

Roll pieces of dough into 16 shapes like fingers. Use a pin or sharp knife to carve knuckles into each dough finger and bend slightly at that point. Scoop out a place for “fingernails” and insert one almond slice for a fingernail into each dough finger. Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes, until done.

16 servings, 149 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated), 5 g carbohydrate (1 g fiber),
6 g protein, each.

VARIATION: Add 1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves instead of the vanilla.


Dough: Make a batch of the above cookie dough (for MONSTER-LADY FINGERS,) using green food coloring, but omit the Splenda™ and vanilla extract. In their place, add:
  • 3 Tb. garlic powder (45 ml)
  • 1 Tb. onion powder (15 ml)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (120 ml)
  • 12 oz. miniature cocktail wieners (36 individual weiners, 335 g)
  • 3 Tb. unsweetened catsup (45 ml)
Chill the dough for at least an hour. Divide into thirds. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Divide each portion of dough into 6 strips and form each strip around one end of a weiner, leaving about half the weiner sticking out. Repeat until all 36 weiners are wrapped, then bake at 375 F until dough is done.

Carve a small hole in the end of each cooled weiner, then fill with catsup, to look like a toe nail.

36 servings, 98 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated), 2 g carb, 4 g protein, each.

VARIATION: Toast sliced almonds until golden, then affix one to the end of each weiner for a toenail, using a bit of pressurized cheese food for the ‘glue’, and use the catsup to make the toes bloody. The thick yellow toenails really put these over the top - ew!!


  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 tsp. paprika
  • 6 pimento-stuffed green olives
Cut tops off eggs about 1/3 of the way from the tip, just enough so you can scoop out the yolks. Mash yolks with mayonnaise, paprika and salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly and fill egg white “eye sockets” with the mixture. Press an olive into the yolk mixture with the pimento facing out. Cut off enough of the other end of egg to create a flat surface and stand eggs upright on a serving platter.

6 servings, 200 calories, 18 g fat (3 g sat.), 1 g carb, 7 g protein, each.


Use your favorite lowcarb meatloaf recipe, but instead of shaping it into a log, shape it into a corpse (you know: legs together, arms folded across chest, with whole peppercorns or bits of pimento for eyes.) Bake as usual and just before serving, stab the poor guy in the heart with a paring knife and dump low carb catsup on the "wound.".

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