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Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized spaghetti squash
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Instructions:

Fill a soup pot with 1 inch of water above the squash, and place the whole squash in the water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, cover, and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender when pierced with a knife. Remove it to a cutting board and allow to cool slightly, about 15 minutes.

In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients over medium-low heat and whisk until smooth and creamy, stirring frequently to prevent burning.

Cut the squash in half lengthways, remove and discard the seeds.

Scrape the inside of the squash with a fork, shredding it into noodle-like strands. Add the strands to the sauce and stir until thoroughly mixed and heated through.

Serve immediately.

Serves four. Approximately 10 g per serving.


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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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Herbed Zucchini Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 pounds zucchini (about 3 medium), cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon (1 teaspoon for dried tarragon)
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (3 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions:

Place broth, zucchini and tarragon in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until the zucchini is tender, 7 to 10 minutes.

Puree in a blender in batches if necessary, until smooth. Return the soup to the pan and heat over medium-high, slowly stirring in cheese. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.

Serve hot or chilled.
4 servings.


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Satay-Satay Hurricane Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
1 clove garlic
1 shallot
1 med red onion, peeled
1 teaspoon dried red chili pepper
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 slices fresh galanga (ginger family)*
1 stalk lemon grass
4 fresh lime leaves
6 cups chicken stock
6 tablespoons Thai fish sauce (nam pia)*
6 packets Stevia
12 medium shrimp
8 pieces of crab claw
8 mussels
8 thin slices whitefish or Salmon
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Chopped green onion and coriander root, for garnish

(*used in Thai cooking)

Instructions:

In a blender or food processor, combine garlic, shallot, onion, chili, paprika and oil. Process until smoothly combined and pureed.

Place in a small saucepan over low heat and cook for 15 to 20 minutes to release the flavors, stirring occasionally so it does not burn. Set the mixture aside and let it cool to room temperature.

In a large saucepan, combine 4 tablespoons of the garlic-onion mixture with galanga, lemon grass, lime leaves, chicken stock, fish sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Add the shrimp, crab claw, mussels and fish to the stock. Let the soup return to a boil again and simmer for a minute or two. Add lime juice, and garnish with chopped green onion and coriander root.


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Liver Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 lb liver, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup celery, diced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 cup hot water
1 packet Stevia
1 cup Fresh or frozen spinach
Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions:

Stir cook the liver in butter. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well.

Cook covered.

This soup freezes and reheats very well.

Serves 4.


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Meaty Vegetable Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1-1/2-2 cups chopped mixed low-starch veggies (for example, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower)
1 cup diced stewed tomatoes (seasoned as you like)
2 meal-sized servings of protein – meat, chicken or seafood
Broth (beef, chicken, vegetable, or mushroom)

Instructions:

Heat a couple of teaspoons olive oil in a soup pot or large saucepan and saute the garlic and onion until limp. If you’re cooking the protein fresh in the soup, add small cubes of meat/poultry/seafood now and cook for several minutes, stirring to ensure cooking on all sides and through to the center.

Add the fresh veggies and continue to stir to saute them for a few minutes, until they begin to soften. Add the tomatoes, the broth, and salt and pepper to taste.

If you are using leftover meat, poultry or seafood, add it at this point.

Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for a few minutes (up to about an hour) over low heat.

For a taste delight, sprinkle a teaspoon or two of finely chopped fresh basil or cilantro onto each bowlful just prior to serving. Double or triple or even quadruple the basic recipe of you’ve got a large enough pot to accommodate it and store the extra servings in the fridge for lunches or dinners on subsequent days.


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