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 Romantic Valentine Dinner
 Persistence Pays Off
 Man's View of Valentine's Day
 Valentine Baking Tools
 What Are "Net Carbs?"
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                   Recipes for a Valentine Feast

Just because Valentine's Day is supposed to be a time of love, hearts, sweet sentiments and... sugar, doesn't mean we have to actually hang on to that last one. No, we can make an elegant meal from start to delicious finish and stay true to our way of eating. Let's celebrate our OWN Valentine Heart by keeping it healthy!



Broiled Lobster Tails

    Broiled Lobster Tails
  • 2 whole (5 to 6 oz) rock lobster tails
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • salt to taste
  • ground white pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, wedged
  • clarified butter for tableside

Preheat the broiler.

Place lobster tails on a medium baking sheet. With a sharp knife or kitchen shears, carefully cut top side of lobster shells lengthwise. Pull apart shells slightly, and season meat with equal amounts butter, paprika, salt, and white pepper.

Broil lobster tails 5 to 10 minutes, or until butter is melted and lightly browned, and lobster meat is opaque. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve with warm clarified butter.

Serves 2 — 1.1 effective grams of carbohydrate per serving.


 


Cupid's Stuffed Mushrooms

Cupid's 
Stuffed Mushrooms
  • 1/2 lb Ground beef
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chives, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 9 large Mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup White wine

Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

Thoroughly mix the ground beef, horseradish, chives, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and stuff the caps with the beef mixture. Place the stuffed mushrooms in a shallow baking dish and pour the wine over top.

Bake the mushrooms in the pre-heated oven until meat is browned, about 20 min. Serve warm.

Makes 3 servings — 3.5 effective grams of carbohydrate per serving.


 




Romantic Red Berry Cheesecake

    Romantic Red Berry Cheesecake
  • 5 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Splenda
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a springform pan with a non-stick spray.

In a large bowl mix eggs, cream, sour cream, Splenda, and extract. Add cream cheese a little at a time, beating well with mixer. When all lumps are smoothed, pour batter into springform pan and bake for 55 to 60 minutes.

Refrigerate overnight.

Top with strawberries or raspberries and DaVinci sugar free syrup.

Makes 18 servings. 7.8 grams effective carbs per serving.




       

 

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