Neccessity is indeed the mother of invention...
Low carb requires most of us to become more creative in the kitchen, keeping variety up, and our
foods nutritious AND interesting! But there's no doubt that we low carbers are able to eat some
of the most decadent foods out there.
Mexicali Pork Chops
Rub pork chops on both sides with taco seasoning. Heat non-stick skillet or grill pan over
medium-high heat. Brush pan with oil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook pork chops for 6 – 8
minutes, turning once, until evenly browned. Top with salsa, if desired, and serve.
- 4 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 envelope (4 tablespoons) taco seasoning
- Salsa, optional
Makes 4 servings.
Per (1-Chop) Serving: 157 calories; 6g fat;
3g total carbohydrates; 21g protein.
Tomato Herb Muffins
Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 1 stick butter (4 oz), softened
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup tomato puree
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 Tablespoons yellow cornmeal
- 3 teaspoons non-aluminum baking powder
- 1 teaspoon crushed rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 Tablespoon Splenda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In large mixing bowl, mix together softened butter, softened cream cheese and
tomato puree. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a mixer after each. Set aside.
Put all dry ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix. Add slowly to egg mixture.
Beat on low speed until well mixed. Spray a non-stick muffin pan (1 pan that holds
12 or 2 pans that hold 6) with PAM.
Pour in batter and bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes (keep your eye on them as
ovens vary and you don't want to overbake!) They are done when firm to the
touch on top, much as you do with a cake. Cool one minute before removing
from muffin tins.
They can be kept in Ziploc bags or wrapped in Saran, but you must refrigerate
the ones not eaten the same day.
Makes 12 muffins.
Per (1 muffin) serving: 270 calories; 19g total fat; 6.2g total carbohydrates; 4.4g fiber; 21g protein.
Cheesy Scalloped Turnips with Onions
Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 4 large turnips; peeled and cleaned, sliced into thin
slices and boiled for
3 minutes in water with 3 Tbsp cream added; drained well
- 2 slices bacon
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 large onion sliced into paper thin rings
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup shredded asiago or Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese for top
- 3 Tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Spray a 2 quart casserole with cooking spray and set aside. Dice bacon and fry until crisp.
Remove with a slotted spoon, leaving drippings in pan. Add butter, nutmeg and onions. Sauté
onions over low heat until nicely browned. Add the bacon back in. In a microwave safe cup,
melt butter and then add cream and cheese. Stir to melt, heating for 20 second intervals as needed.
Place 1/4 of the turnips in the bottom of the casserole. Sprinkle with salt and pepper,
followed by 1/4 the onion mix and 1/4 the cheese sauce. Repeat layers then top with additional
cheese if using. Cover well and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until top
browns and it's all bubbly and tender.
Makes 6 servings.
Per serving: 167 calories; 13 total fat; 6.8g total carbohydrates; 1.7g fiber; 14g protein.
Pepper Stuffed Chicken Cutlets
Wash and dry the chicken breasts. With a mallet or meat pounder, gently pound out each one
into an evenly shaped flat piece. Brush with the olive oil, and snip on the sage. Sprinkle
with salt and pepper to taste.
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- olive oil for brushing
- snipped fresh sage leaves, or dried sage
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 pieces of roasted red or green bell pepper
- Sweet Hungarian Paprika
- 3 Tbsp. butter
Lay on the roasted bell pepper strip. Roll up each cutlet and secure with a toothpick.
Sprinkle each with paprika. Heat a skillet, add the butter, and gently sauté each, turning as
you brown them on all sides.
Serves 3. Per serving: 201 calories; 7.6 total fat; .8g total carbohydrates; 29.2g protein.
Pleasantville Cookies at Your Local Store!|
That's right! We are now making our line of yummy low carb cookies, bake
mixes and more available through stores across the USA. Many of you will
recognize our name - we've had the honor of being featured in Low Carb
Luxury's "Meet the Merchant" series (click here to read the article), as well as having received some very
nice reviews here on the site.
If you're a retailer and would like to offer these sugar-free, gluten free
treats for resale, visit this page
where you can get some details and fill out a quick form for access to
Pleasantville's wholesale ordering website.
If you're one of the many fans of Mama Wisa's products, and your local
health food, specialty food or grocery store is not yet carrying them, visit this "Tell-A-Retailer" page where you can get a printable flyer to give to
the local shopkeeper, introducing him or her to Mama's products and
explaining how they can get more information. And, if you fill out a form
with the retailer's address and phone number, we'll send you a $5.00 coupon
when they order from us within 30 days!
And finally, if you haven't yet tried our new "Shake & Pour Pancake Mix",
we'd like to tell you about it! With only 8g of carbohydrate for three
delicious pancakes, there's no reason to deprive yourself of pancakes at
breakfast any longer!
Just open the top, pour in about 2/3 cup of cold
water, tighten, shake, and pour right on the griddle. Our Sweet Cinnamon
flavor is so tasty many folks tell us they don't even need any sugar free
Click here to find out
more, and learn about our Buy 2 Get 1 Free SPECIAL!.
Pleasantville Cookie Company
Not All Low Carb Products Are Alike!