The Low Carb Luxury Online Magazine 

    August 8, 2003    PAGE SIX      
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                      The Creative Low Carb Cook

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

  • 4 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 envelope (4 tablespoons) taco seasoning
  • Salsa, optional
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.

Makes 4 servings.
Per (1-Chop) Serving: 157 calories; 6g fat;
3g total carbohydrates; 21g protein.


Tomato Herb Muffins

Tomato Herb Muffins
  • 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
Preheat oven to 350°F.

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

  • 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
Preheat oven to 350°F.

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

Pepper Stuffed Chicken Cutlets
  • 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
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.

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!

Mama's Flax Flour 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!

Mama's Shake & Pour Pancake Mix 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 syrup!

Click here to find out more, and learn about our Buy 2 Get 1 Free SPECIAL!.

Pleasantville Cookie Company
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