The Low Carb Luxury Newsletter: 
Volume III / Number 23: December 13, 2002: Page 4
PAGE 1     PAGE 2     PAGE 3     PAGE 4     PAGE 5     PAGE 6     PAGE 7    

Cooking TLC with Karen Rysavy   
Simply Delicious Party Food!         
Between now and Superbowl Sunday, a lot of us will be entertaining, so I decided to present a selection of easy but fabulous party fare recipes from my Volume I cookbook that are sure to please both the low carb host/hostess, and the most discriminating of guests.

Smokey Beef Brisket

This is a great, “personal touch” addition to a platter of simple sliced cheeses and cold cuts.
* Serving sizes based on meal size portions; this size roast will go a long way at a party...
  • 3 lb. beef brisket (1.4 kg)
  • 1 Tb. onion flakes (15 ml)
  • 1/3 cup liquid smoke (80 ml)
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic (5 ml)
  • heavy duty aluminum cooking bag
Smokey Beef Brisket Place brisket fat side up in cooking bag, or fashion your own out of triple layers of heavy-duty foil. Mix onion flakes, garlic, and liquid smoke, and pour over roast. Seal cooking bag tightly, place on a baking sheet, and bake at 325 degrees F (165 C) for 2-3 hours. Scrape off fat layer and slice remaining meat thinly, across the grain.

NUTRITIONAL INFO: 8 servings, each: 372 cal, 17 g fat (6 sat.), 0 g carb, 50 g protein

Chili Cheese Dip

  • 1/2 cup diced canned tomatoes, drained (120 ml)
  • 8 oz. ground beef, cooked and drained (225 gm)
  • 12 slices American cheese
  • 1 Tb. ground cumin (15 ml)
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic (5 ml)
  • 1 tsp. salt (5 ml)
  • 1 Tb. black pepper (15 ml)
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (5 ml)
  • 3 Tb. heavy cream (45 ml)
  • Chili Cheese Dip
Just combine ingredients and heat and stir until melted and smooth. Wonderful for parties; serve in a crock-pot with low carb crackers, raw vegetables, pork rinds, low carb tortilla or cheese "chips", etc.

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Approx. nine 1/2-cup servings, each: 176 cal, 13 g fat (7 sat.), 4 g carb, 12 g protein

Hot Spinach Dip

  • 2 Tb. unsalted butter (30 ml)
  • 1/3 cup diced onions (80 ml)
  • 10 oz. frozen spinach (280 gm)
  • 6 oz. bacon, cooked and crumbled (170 gm)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese (115 gm)
  • 2 Tb. heavy cream (30 ml)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella (120 ml)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar (120 ml)
  • 1/2 cup pork rind crumbs (about 1 oz or 30 gm)
Hot Spinach Dip Squeeze all water out of thawed spinach. Sauté onions in butter until caramelized (very browned). Stir in cream cheese and cream and heat until smooth. Add spinach and blend. Place in ovenproof pan with shallow sides and cover with shredded cheeses, pork rind crumbs, and crumbled bacon. Broil until heated through, bubbly, and browned.

NUTRITIONAL INFO: 6 servings, each: 365 cal, 30 g fat (9 g sat.), 3 g carb (1 g fiber), 20 g protein

If you enjoy this column, you’ll love owning my first cookbook, Cooking TLC: Truly Low Carb Cooking Volume 1. You can view more free samples and order your own autographed copy direct!
Look for Volume II in March of 2003!

Low Carb Chef Erythritol
FINALLY, a zero effective carbohydrate sweetener that can be used in place of table sugar — WITHOUT the gastric distress caused by many sugar alcohols! Erythritol is the latest sugar alcohol to hit the low carb market and we have had MANY requests for it after news of it hit the low carb bulletin boards. Available in both granular (like table sugar) and extra fine (between table sugar and powdered sugar).

Erythritol is 70% as sweet as sugar and can be used in cooking and tabletop applications. Look for it in either the Low Carb Chef Area or the Sugar Substitutes Section. Biochem Strive Bars

If you like Crispy Rice Treats, these new Biochem Strive Bars might just be the thing for you. These new bars are a large 60 grams that truly fills you up with only 3 "effective carbs" per bar! Find them in the BioChem Section or with our other Meal Replacement Bars.

Iron-Tek Triple Decker Protein Bars If you like the great taste of a Snickers® Bars, then you can not pass this up. Iron-Tek Triple Decker Protein Bars are like a low carb version, with only 3 or 7 grams of "Effective Carbs" (according to the size bar you select)! Delicious milk chocolate covered protein bar with peanuts, nougat and caramel on the inside. Available in 2 sizes.

By using the coupon code "Merry Christmas" (without the quotes) during checkout, you can save an additional 10% off of our already low pricing!

Sign up as a registered user at and with your first order, immediately begin earning points redeemable for $ off of your purchases! Only at The Low Carb Dieter’s Page, designed with the PRACTICAL low carb dieter in mind!!

PAGE 1     PAGE 2     PAGE 3     PAGE 4     PAGE 5     PAGE 6     PAGE 7    

home    welcome    my story    journal    shopping    beginners guide    tips    discussion forums    product spotlight    recipes    faq    articles
announcements    books    links    news    dining out    contact    online magazine    make a donation    site map    site search    guestbook

Contents copyright © 1999 – 2003 Low Carb Luxury.   All rights reserved.  Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.   No reproduction without expressed written consent.  Site Development by:  Accent Design Studios.