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Grilled Portobello Mushroom with Red Wine Vinaigrette March 6, 2010


Medium sized Portobello mushroom caps

Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper

Baby Spinach

Manchego cheese, thinly sliced or shredded.

Red Wine Vinaigrette (ingredients to follow)


Heat Grill to high.  Brush mushrooms with oil.  Season with Salt and Pepper.  Grill cap side down till slightly charred 4-5 minutes.  Turn and grill until cooked 4-5 minutes.  Place mushroom on plate, top with spinach, drizzle with vinaigrette, put cheese on top.

Red Wine Vinaigrette:

1 Small Shallot, finely chopped

1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar (Sherry Vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar)

2 tsp Dijon Mustard

1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

1/4 tsp Kosher Salt

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

Whisk shallot, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl.  Slowly whisk in oil until emulsified.

(courtesy of Chef Bobby Flay)


Meat Balls

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1Lb Ground Beef

1 Egg

1 tsp Cajun Seasoning

1 tsp Oregano

1 tsp Thyme

1 tsp Rosemary

1 tsp Salt

½ tsp Pepper

1 Tbsp Garlic, minced

½ Onion, diced

Pinch of Saffron


Preheat oven to 375.

Sautee Onion, Garlic, Saffron.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Roll golf ball size meatballs.  Place on baking sheet.  Bake turning periodically until done.


Low Carb Chicharrone Italian Bread Crumbs

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¼ tsp Onion Powder

¼ tsp Paprika

½ tsp Garlic Powder

1/8 tsp Salt

1 tsp Italian Seasoning


Crush Chicharrones to cover bottom of dinner plate size dish, probably half the bag.  Throw in all spices, mix together and use as breading.


Go Ducks Fish September 15, 2009

Filed under: Low-Carb,Main Dishes — bluesky6 @ 9:02 pm

Want a pretty green and yellow main dish??? Try our Go Ducks Fish!

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  • Any light fish, we used crappie
  • butter
  • 1 lemon

Spice Mix:

  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp. tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp. dill
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper


Mix all dry spices in a bowl and set aside. Line pan or grilling basket with foil, and place small dabs of butter on foil. Sprinkle additional tarragon on foil and lay fish on foil. Rub the fish with the dry spice mixture. Place some more dabs of butter (yum!) on top of fish. Slice half the lemon, then cut slices in half. Place lemon slices on top of fish. Squeeze other half of lemon over the fish. Bake in oven or grill at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

We served ours with zucchini and low carb mac and cheese. Enjoy!


Splenda Peanut Butter Cookies July 2, 2009

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splenda peanut butter cookies

splenda peanut butter cookies

I have made these only once, and I would recommend adding a little more peanut butter/honey and a little less splenda if you don’t care for a strong splenda taste. Otherwise, it is a great recipe!

1/4 cup margarine, softened
1 cup creamy style peanut butter
1/4 cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat margarine and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until creamy, approximately 1 minute.
  3. Add egg substitute, honey and vanilla. Beat on high speed for approximately 1 1/2 minutes.
  4. Add SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener and beat on medium speed until well blended, approximately 30 seconds.
  5. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small mixing bowl. Slowly add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, beating on low speed until well-blended, about 1 1/2 minutes. Mixture may be crumbly.
  6. Roll level tablespoons of dough into balls and drop onto a lightly oiled or parchment lined sheet pan, two inches apart. Flatten each ball with a fork, pressing a crisscross pattern into each cookie. Bake 7-9 minutes or until light brown around the edges. Cool on wire rack.

Note: 1 serving = 1 cookie

Nutrition Info
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 120
Calories from Fat: 70
Total Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 150mg
Total Carbs: 10g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 4g