Sweetly Spicy Almonds (2 Net Grams)

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Almonds – They do a body good. I love almonds because as a snack they are a nutrient dense power house of goodness. Good for me, good for my body. Studies suggest that a one ounce serving which is about a 1/4 of a cup is loaded with nutrients and are touted for their health benefits. Continue Reading

Thai Peanut Sauce / Dressing (1 Net Gram)

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Peanut Sauce Revisited. I have to admit that I am coo coo for Coco Puffs crazy when it comes to Thai peanut sauce. My first experience tasting this venerable sauce was at an Asian concept I managed in Los Angeles called Monsoon Cafe. I am not exaggerating when I say I loved this stuff so much that I could have drank it up by the cupful. No joke, it was that good! Continue Reading

Fiery New Mexico Chile Con Carne (6 Net Grams)

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Here in New Mexico we take our chile seriously. Whether red is your preference or if you like the heat and fire roasted flavor associated with using green. Here chile is not just chili. For one the spelling with an i at the end denotes that it is a Texas style chili and that it will have more sweetness than heat. It typically relies on a variety of spices including red chile powder and sugar to give it it’s flavor. In New Mexico, both red and green, is all about the heat. The very best heat is grown in Hatch, New Mexico. Continue Reading

Chilled Tomatillo Gazpacho – (3 Net Grams), Dairy Free

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Gazpacho is a perfect option when it is too hot to eat, you’re hungry and you need something refreshing, with lots of flavor that leaves you utterly satisfied. Gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables and is served chilled. It’s origin is hailed as being from the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. It is widely eaten in Spain and neighbouring Portugal. It is extremely popular during the hot summer months as a refreshingly delicious option for lunch or a light dinner. Continue Reading

Banana Coconut Muffins (4 Net Grams), Gluten-Free

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One of my all time favorite sweets has always been banana nut muffins. The idea that a gluten-free, low glycemic alternative could be just as good was just not a foreseeable reality. Working without gluten can be a difficult and daunting task. Mainly because it’s hard to mimic the taste, texture and rise that gluten gives to baked goods. Pair that with the fact that bananas are very high in carbs and ordinarily are not allowed on a low carb diet, I knew this was going to be a challenge. Continue Reading