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