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Featured Articles
 Combining Sense and Soul
 St. Patty's Day Feast
 Leprechaun Treats
 The Story of St. Patrick's Day
 Low Carb Kitchen Hints & Tips
 Change: The Essence of Life
 Interview: Jonny Bowden
 Quashing the Weather Excuse
 St. Paddy's Day Chuckles!
 Getting Back to Basics
 Make It Low Carb!
 Snapshot: O'Charley's


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                 Low Carb Leprechaun Treats

  

Lucky Mint Cheesecake

Give this yummy mint-and-chocolate cheesecake a St. Patrick's Day touch by piping a melted low carb chocolate bar into a shamrock shape on each piece.
Crust:
  • 1/4 cup almond or walnut flour (finely ground nut meal)
  • 3 Keto Chocolate Biscotti Cookies - finely crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons Splenda
  • 3 Tablespoons butter - melted
Filling:
  • 1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup DaVinci Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11 ounces cream cheese, softened *
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • Several drops green food coloring
  • 1 large egg, beaten
Lucky Mint Cheesecake Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix the crust ingredients and press into bottom of pie plate or cheesecake pan.

In small saucepan, melt chips with 1/3 cup of the cream. Stir in vanilla. Spread on bottom of pie crust. With mixer, beat cream cheese with Splenda in large bowl until fluffy; gradually beat in remaining cream, DaVinci Syrup, mint extract and green food coloring.

Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Place pie crust on baking sheet; place on oven rack. Carefully pour mint mixture over chocolate layer in pie crust.

Bake 25 minutes or until center is nearly set. Cool. Chill at least 3 hours. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

*NOTE: Use 1 (8-ounce) package plus 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese.

Makes 8 servings — 6.5 grams of carbohydrate per serving.



Shamrock Cookies

Shamrock Cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 1/2 cup maltitol or erythritol
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup low carb bake mix
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 cup pistachios, chopped
Lime Icing
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup softened cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered maltitol
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
Cream butter, Splenda, and maltitol or erythritol; beat in egg. Stir in almond flour, oat flour, bake mix, and lime peel; mix in pistachios. Refrigerate dough 1 hour. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick; cut shapes with shamrock-shaped cookie cutter*.

Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned; cool.

Using a pastry tip or a paper cone pipe icing to outline cookies.

Lime Icing:

Beat butter and cream cheese with sifted powdered maltitol, heavy cream and grated lime peel until smooth. If frosting is too stiff, beat in a few drops of water; if too soft, beat in more powdered maltitol. Makes about 1 cup.

Note: if desired, make up an additional half-batch of icing, color it green using green food color and pipe with fine tip inside white icing outline.

* If shamrock-shaped cookie cutter is not available, cut out shamrock pattern from a piece of heavy paper and cut cookie dough using pattern and sharp knife. Or cut dough with 2-2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter and pipe icing in shamrock shape on cookies after baking.

Makes 16 cookies — 3.5 net grams of carbohydrate per cookie.




Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee
  • 1 1/2 oz. Irish whiskey
  • Fresh coffee
  • whipped cream (sweetened with Splenda)
  • DaVinci Sugarfree Crème de Menthe Syrup
Pour Irish whiskey into a coffee mug. Fill with coffee. Garnish with whipped cream and a drizzle of DaVinci Sugarfree Crème de Menthe Syrup.

Makes 1 coffee — 1 net gram of carbohydrate per serving.




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