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Italian Style Broccoli Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, diced
4 or 5 button mushrooms, brushed clean and thinly sliced
1 or 2 tomatoes, diced
1 head broccoli, cut into small flowerets, with stems peeled and thinly sliced

Instructions:

Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat.

Add broccoli and cook until bright green but not completely tender, about 3 minutes. Plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process and preserve the bright color.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and cook, stirring, 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes and stir well. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes.

Remove cover and stir in broccoli. Simmer, uncovered, 2-3 minutes. Serve hot, makes 4 servings.


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Sweet Pickles Recipe

Ingredients:
1  1/2 cups cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, sliced in half
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon mustard seed
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 cup white or red onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tsp powdered stevia blend

Instructions:

Place sliced cucumbers in a quart-sized glass jar and set aside.

In a saucepan, add turmeric, mustard seed, celery seed and stevia to the water. Stir and bring to a boil.

Stir in onions and boil for 2 minutes.

Stir in vinegar and cook one minute more.

Pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers and garlic. Push down cucumbers to make sure all are covered with the liquid.

Allow to cool, then cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving.


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Avocado Aperitif Recipe

Ingredients:
1 medium avocado
1 large cucumber
1 lemon; juice of
1/2 cup parsley; chopped
2 cup crushed Ice
Garnish: lemon slices or cucumber peel

Instructions:

Peel avocado and cucumber; chop in chunks and place in a blender. Add parsley, lemon, and blend until smooth. Add the crushed ice and blend together again. Strain into glasses.

Garnish with lemon slices or cucumber peel.

Serves 4, 6 carbs each.


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Garlic Mashed “Potatoes”

Ingredients:
1 medium head cauliflower
1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions:

Boil water over high heat.

Cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in the boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done.

Drain well; do not let the cauliflower cool but pat it very dry between several layers of paper towels.

Use a food processor on pulse and add the hot cauliflower, cream cheese, parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.

Serve hot with pats of butter.


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Giblet Gravy Recipe

Ingredients:
Giblets and turkey neck
1 stalk celery with leaves, chopped
2 bay leaves
1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions:

Separate liver from giblets and refrigerate in Ziploc bag. Put remaining giblets and turkey neck in large saucepan and cover with 6 cups water. Add veggies and spices.

Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer covered for 2 1/2 hours.

Add liver and cook 15 minutes more.

Remove giblets from liquid. Remove bay leaves, then liquefy in blender with veggies.

Chop giblets and add to liquid. Heat and add additional

Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve as a thin “au jus” over turkey and dressing, or continue to cook uncovered to reduce the volume down further.

About 10 carbs in the entire recipe.


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Mashed “Potato” Recipe

Ingredients:
8 Cups cauliflower florets or a small head of cauliflower
1/4 cup ranch dressing
1 green onion thinly sliced

Instructions:

Bring water to boil in large sauce pan.

Add Cauliflower, cook 15 minutes or until cauliflower is very tender.

Drain cauliflower, add dressing and mash until cauliflower is light and fluffy. Sprinkle with onions. Serve.

Makes 8 1/2 cups servings has 50 calories per serving and 6g of Carbohydrates


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Vegetable Broth Recipe

Ingredients:
2 unpeeled carrots, sliced
2 leeks, both white and green parts, washed and sliced
1 green from the fennel bulb or the bulb itself, sliced
2 turnips, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, sliced
3 unpeeled garlic cloves, cut-in half
1 bunch parsley
4 fresh thyme sprigs, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1 cup mushroom stems
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 cup dry white wine

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients except peppercorns and wine in a 4-quart pot.

Pour over just enough water to cover and heat on high heat until liquid comes to a boil. Turn heat down, cover pot and keep broth at a slow simmer.

When vegetables have simmered 30 minutes, add peppercorns and white wine and simmer for 10 minutes more. Strain through a medium-mesh strainer into a clean pot or heat-resistant plastic container.

Let broth cool, uncovered, for an hour before putting it in the refrigerator.


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Vegetable Confetti Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 medium onions; minced
2 large trimmed fennel bulbs – cut into 1/3-inch dice
10 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 large red pepper – cut into 1/3-inch dice
2 medium zucchini- cut into 1/3-inch dice
12 large mushrooms – trimmed, quartered
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
Grated imported parmesan – for serving

Instructions:

Heat oil in 6-Quart Pot. Add onions. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir often.

Add fennel, stock, tarragon, thyme. Bring to boil. Simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, 20 minutes.

Add red pepper, zucchini and mushrooms. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes more.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Can be refrigerated as long as 4 days or frozen up to 3 months.

Serve hot, garnished with cheese.

Makes 14 Cups


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Vichyssoise Recipe

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped, about 1 cup
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 large head cauliflower
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
White pepper
Snipped chives
Snipped dill

Optional: 2 teaspoons curry powder.

Instructions:

Heat the oil in a large soup pot and add the chopped onion. Cook, stirring from time to time, until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. (Optional: Add curry powder for a lively version)

Meanwhile, chop the cauliflower into small pieces about the size of croutons. Add the cauliflower to the broth, cover, and cook until tender, from 5 to 10 minutes.

Puree the soup in the blender in 2 batches. Let cool for 1/2 hour, then add the cream, whisking in. Add white pepper to taste.

Chill for at least 2 hours, blend again before serving, and add a grind of white pepper and a scatter of herbs on each bowl.

Tastes amazing like potato vichyssoise.

Carbs: 3.7 gram per serving. Serves 6


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Cucumber Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, diced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 cups peeled, seeded and thinly sliced cucumbers, divided
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup plain yogurt
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Instructions:

Preparation time: 35 minutes

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 1 to 4 minutes.

Add lemon juice and cook for 1 minute. Add 3 3/4 cups cucumber slices, broth, salt, pepper and cayenne; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and cook at a gentle simmer until the cucumbers are soft, 6 to 8 minutes.

Transfer the soup to a blender. Add avocado and parsley; blend on low speed until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.)

Pour into a serving bowl and stir in yogurt.

Chop the remaining 1/4 cup cucumber slices.

Serve the soup warm or refrigerate and serve it chilled. Just before serving, garnish with the chopped cucumber and more chopped parsley, if desired.

This can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 4 hours.

1 Carbohydrate Serving. Serves: 4.


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