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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
- 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
- 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.
Makes 3 servings — 3.5 effective grams of carbohydrate per serving.
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.
Top with strawberries or raspberries and DaVinci sugar free syrup.
Makes 18 servings. 7.8 grams effective carbs per serving.