Loaded Cornbread Style Muffins (2 Net Grams)

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In addition to my sweet side I also have an affinity for savory. This cornbread style muffin was challenging on two very significant levels. The first was that it had to be gluten-free. The second and more challenging aspect of this recipe is that it could also not contain cornmeal. Even using just a 1/2 cup would have added 3.5 net grams to each muffin. That number was way to high. How in the heck was I gonna come up with something that was even close to mimicking the flavor and texture of this humble classic. Continue Reading

Blueberry Coconut Muffins (3 Net Grams), Gluten-Free

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Blue About Blueberry. I was standing in line at Starbucks to get myself a tall, dark roast red eye. I glanced over at the display case and eyed a fairly large blueberry muffin that was sitting there beckoning to me. Memories of La Brea Bakery came flooding back. La Brea Bakery is that wonderful bakery from my Los Angeles days. This was the home of Nancy Silverton. Her artisan bakery in days past was second to none. My daily sojourn there always ended with me being seduced by one of her daily offerings. Continue Reading

Radish, Bacon and Bell Pepper Papitas – (4 Net Grams)

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My childhood in New Mexico is filled with memories of waking up to smell of coffee brewing and fresh flour tortillas cooking on the stove top at my grandmothers house. One of my favorite things to eat that she constantly prepared were papitas. This is a very humble dish made by slow cooking finely diced potatoes, bacon and a little yellow onion. It is more commonly known to other folks as a potato hash. Pure down home comfort food. Nothing fancy, or expensive, but oh so filling and absolutely delicious. Continue Reading

Perfectly Delicious Coleslaw – (3 Net Grams)

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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)

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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