"I'm an American by birth, |
but I'm a Texan by the Grace of God."
— Larry Gatlin
An area of the Lone Star State that includes the historic cities of San Antonio and
Austin, the Texas Hill Country is known for its beautiful scenery, warm hospitality
and delicious foods. Hill Country fare is predominantly "Tex-Mex" with a strong emphasis
on locally grown vegetables and fruits. Let's take a look at how some classic Texas Hill
Country dishes lend themselves to low carb! Enjoy...
– Brenda –
Texas Shrimp Roll-ups
First, prepare Pico de Gallo:
Combine all ingredients, mixing gently to combine flavors.
- 1/2 cup chopped ripe tomato
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno (more or less to taste)
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Using an electric mixer, mix together softened cream cheese and lime juice until incorporated.
Season lightly with salt and pepper. Mix in the cooked shrimp and pico de gallo.
- 1/2 pound cooked shrimp
(small salad shrimp will work well)
- 1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
- Juice of 2 limes
- 10 LaTortilla Factory low carb tortillas
- Salt and pepper to taste
Spread the mixture evenly on the tortillas and roll them up tightly. Wrap the roll-ups and chill overnight.
When ready to serve, slice into one-inch thick slices and arrange on a bed of shredded lettuce.
Makes 10 servings, 6 slices per serving. Per serving: 14g carbohydrate, 8g fiber.
Chili Crusted Turkey Cutlets with Enchilada Sauce
Combine almond meal and chili powder; dip cutlets to coat both sides. Heat olive oil in
large nonstick skillet over high heat until hot; brown cutlets 1 minute on each side.
- 1 1/4 pounds turkey cutlets
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 3 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small can enchilada sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Pour enchilada sauce over cutlets. Cover and heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Top with cheese; serve.
Makes approximately 5 servings. Per serving: 5g carbohydrate, 1 gram fiber
Spicy Creamed Spinach with Cheddar Cheese
In nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion, garlic and jalapenos
and sauté until onions are translucent. Stir in cornstarch and mix well. Add broth and bring
to boil. Add spinach and stir. Add cream and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer.
- 10 ounces frozen leaf spinach, thawed and drained
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- whole fresh jalapeno, seeded and chopped
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Add cheddar cheese and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
Makes 4 side dish servings. Per serving: 7g carbohydrate, 3g fiber.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Lone Stars
Using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, Splenda, cinnamon and lemon juice in a mixing bowl
until smooth; cover and refrigerate.
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup granulated Splenda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 18 fresh strawberries
Clean and hull strawberries. Place on a paper towel, open side down and dry thoroughly.
With a small knife, cut an X in each strawberry, starting at the
pointed end and continuing about 3/4 of the way through. Gently open each berry, and using a pastry
bag with a large star tip, pipe the cream cheese filling into the X until berry opens up slightly.
Makes 6 servings (3 berries per serving.) Per serving: 3.5g carbohydrate, 1g fiber.
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!