Lemonicious Hollandaise Sauce – (1 Net Gram)

Image: Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

Nothing makes me happier than a really well made hollandaise Sauce. It has that buttery lemon finish that just glides across your tongue. It’s one of those classic French sauces that makes you close your eyes so that you savor and relish each delicious mouthful. The first time I encountered this noble sauce was at a little French bistro in Los Angeles. I had gone to go have breakfast with some friends. Trying to be sophisticated I ordered the Eggs Benedict on the menu. I had no clue what it was. Much to my delight it was love at first bite. Continue Reading

Perfectly Delicious Coleslaw – (3 Net Grams)

Image: Perfectly Delicious Coleslaw

Coleslaw is another one of those summertime traditions that one looks forward to and are grateful for when the heat drives us out of the kitchen. This is good old fashioned American comfort food at its best. It is all at once refreshingly crisp and tangy with those notes of sweetness in the background that make it such a welcome addition at any gathering. Continue Reading

Loaded Cauliflower Potato Salad – (5 Net Grams)

Image: Comforting Cauliflower Potato Salad

One thing I found myself missing as summertime approached was a really good, low carb, potato salad. This prompted me to recreate something reminiscent from my childhood. Like a potato, cauliflower is relatively neutral in the flavor department. It depends on a supportive cast of characters that elevate it from being ho hum and ordinary to extraordinary. Continue Reading

Cream of Green Chile Chicken Chowder – Low Carb (6 Net Grams), Gluten-Free

Image: Cream of Green Chile Chicken Chowder

Here in New Mexico we take our green chile seriously. Every year as autumn approaches the smell of green chile being roasted wafts through the air. Every grocer or farmers market offers to fire roast your purchase to blistered perfection before you take it home to store for the winter. As a kid we had chile, mostly red, with every meal. Green chile was something that was only prepared occasionally and something to look forward to when you smelled it cooking on the stove. For me this soup is the very definition of good old fashioned New Mexico comfort food. Continue Reading

You Say Gravy, I Say Béchamel – Low Carb (1 Net Gram), Gluten-Free

Image: Bechamel/Mornay Sauce with Fresh Sage served over Chicken Saltimbocca

What makes this version of the basic French white sauce (Béchamel) different is heavy cream is used in place of milk and gluten is not used as the thickening agent. Here the thickening agent is the heavy cream itself flavored with a bit of cheese and enhanced with an abundance of fresh herbs you add to suit your tastes. The French call this addition of cheese to the Béchamel a Mornay sauce. I call it delicious. Continue Reading