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Feature Articles
 Best of the Low Carb Blogs
 Party Food for the Holidays
 The Perfect Holiday Table
 Make it Low Carb!
 Decorating the Tree
 Low Carb Cookies!
 Sleep & Weight Loss
 Warm Winter Foods
 Low Carb Holiday Breads
 Our Holiday Card to You

  Holiday Gift Guide


  DaVinci Syrups

        Warm Winter Foods by Linda Genaw

                                                           "Blessed is the season which engages
                                                      the whole world in a conspiracy of love."
                                                                        Hamilton Wright Mabie

This time of year as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, we feel a need for heartier fare — more "comfort food." It doesn't have to be high carb to give us that warm comfort we crave. . .


Patties Parmesan

  • 1 1/2 pounds very lean ground beef (round or sirloin)
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 ounces parmesan cheese, grated
    (1/2 cup of the kind in a can)
  • Macadamia nut or Peanut oil
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 6 1/2-ounce slices mozzarella cheese
Patties Parmesan Mix the ground beef, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper well. Shape into 6 patties. Dip patties in egg then coat them with parmesan cheese.

Heat a little oil in a large non-stick skillet. Brown patties over medium heat, turning once to brown the other side. Drain fat.

Combine tomato sauce and Italian seasoning; pour over patties. Cover skillet and simmer on low heat 15 minutes, until meat is cooked through.

Top each with a slice of mozzarella; cover pan and heat until cheese is melted.

Makes 6 servings.

Per Serving: 367 Calories; 27g Fat; 27g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 3.5g Net Carbs


Just Like Stuffed Baked Potatoes

  • 16 ounce package frozen cauliflower *
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounce cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pieces bacon, chopped and fried until crisp
  • Paprika, optional
Just Like Stuffed Baked Potatoes Preheat oven to 350?F.

Cook cauliflower until soft — about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain extremely well and break up florets a bit with a spoon (it's also very good if the cauliflower is still a little chunky.) Place in a greased 8"x 8" baking pan or 2-quart casserole.

Mix in the cream cheese, cheddar, green onion, salt, pepper and bacon. Dust top with paprika, if desired.

Bake at 350?F for 20-40 minutes, until browned and bubbly. Or microwave, loosely covered, for about 40 minutes on 50% power, turning dish after 20 minutes.

Makes 6 servings. Can be frozen.

Per Serving: 324 Calories; 27g Fat; 15g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs

* You can use up to 2 pounds of cauliflower and there will still be plenty of sauce and cheese to go around. With 2 pounds of cauliflower the count would be:

Per 1/8 recipe: 256 Calories; 21g Fat; 12g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
Per 1/12 recipe: 171 Calories; 14g Fat; 8g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs


Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granular Splenda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 green peppers, halved lengthwise
Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers Brown the ground beef, onion, celery and garlic; drain fat. Stir in all remaining ingredients except the cheese and green peppers.

Simmer 10 minutes. Meanwhile, parboil the peppers in a little boiling water 3 minutes; drain.

Place peppers in a baking dish. Stir half the cheese into the hamburger mixture; fill peppers with meat. Top with remaining cheese.

Bake at 350? 15-20 minutes until hot and bubbly and peppers are tender.

Makes 6 servings.

Per Serving: 306 Calories; 21g Fat; 23g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs


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