Zesty Succotash – Lima Bean Respect Day

Yahoo News breaking story … Today is Lima Bean Respect Day and National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day. I love all types of beans but I have to admit that Lima’s are not the typical bean that I run to. I tend to favor the sturdy kidney bean, the versatile pinto bean or some fancy […]

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Sandwich Skewers

If you’ve read my about page, you know that I’m a diabetic and I’ve had bariatric surgery. Because of this, I try to balance a low carb diet with whole, natural, unprocessed food and a smidgen of sugar replacers, when necessary. These sandwich skewers are perfect because they’re easy, portable, low carb and real food. When […]

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Cheese Ball Day

Cheese is probably my favorite food and I’m constantly searching for ways to have it. Lucky for me, it’s National Cheese Ball Day! What a great excuse to try a new recipe and eat some fabulous cheese. As many of you, I’ve had cheese ball’s at events and it truly is the “go to” item […]

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White Bean Blondies

A few days ago, I tried the ever popular flourless brownies made with black beans. The recipe was good but not impressive. I felt that the chocolate flavor was very subdued and bland; however, a few commentors posted about another recipe that was fantastic (thanks Cheryl at Caution: Hot Dish and Erin at Recimplicity). The […]

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Basic Breakfast Casserole

I love a good, basic casserole with few steps and even fewer ingredients. This most certainly fits the bill. With only four ingredients plus a few spices you can have this simple, uncomplicated casserole on your plate in less than an hour. PrintBasic Breakfast Casserole Ingredients1/2 lb turkey sausage 4 ounces shredded cheese (1 cup) […]

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Cheese Fondue Day

April 11th is National Cheese Fondue Day. With cheese being my most favorite food on the planet, this is my kind of holiday! Fondue gets its name from the French verb fondre which means “to melt”. Most cheese experts agree that fondue has its origins high in the mountains of Switzerland where cow herders melted […]

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Flourless Brownies

Flourless brownies have been all the rage for some time now but I had never tried them before. I have wanted to for some time but never seemed to find all the ingredients or desire in the same room at the same time until now. As you can see from the picture above, the ingredient […]

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Pimento Cheese

Cheese, Cheese, glorious Cheese! Pimento Cheese is definitely one of life’s simple pleasures. The basic recipe is cheddar cheese, mayo and pimento but everyone usually puts their own spin on it. This is my adaptation from a great recipe in 500 More Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender. As a child, pimento cheese was common in our […]

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Effortless Chili

I have the most simple, easy, effortless chili recipe that practically makes itself. Not only is it quick but it is also extremely flexible so it could work for many different types of diets. Beans for vegetatarians or vegans, meat for carnivores or paleo, lower carbs for diabetics or just pile on everything for all […]

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Low Carb Date Muffins

For those of us counting our carbs, bread and muffins are just not on the menu very often; however, I did recently try this low carb muffin recipe that just might be an option for me on a more regular basis. Adapted from George Stella’s chocolate chip muffin recipe in Livin’ Low Carb: Family Recipes Stella […]

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Walnut Whole Wheat Bread

Walnut Whole Wheat Bread As probably many of you, I have tried several homemade bread recipes that let me down. This is NOT that recipe. This is probably one of the best bread recipes that I have ever made. Because of the carb count, I don’t make this too often but my husband loves it when […]

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Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa is one of my favorite beverages. I like to have one for dessert or sometimes just for an afternoon treat. Hot cocoa and hot chocolate are names sometimes used interchangeably but there is a difference. Hot cocoa is made with cocoa powder while hot chocolate is made from actual chocolate. Traditional recipes with […]

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Don’t you just love food holidays. I know I do. The good old American classic, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, has probably been had by all of us and today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Peanuts are very healthy, in moderation. According to Self Nutrition Data, one serving of peanuts (1 oz – […]

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Greek Salad Kabobs

These cute kabobs make great appetizers or a small snack. They are quick, easy, delicious and served with a tangy yogurt sauce. In the interest of full disclosure, this photograph is not mine. I could not get mine to come out nearly as pretty so I just used the photo from the publication where I […]

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Chick ‘n’ Cheese

This recipe is inspired from an old American classic, Mac and Cheese, by Kelly Mulcair from Inspired Edibles. Just wait until you try this. This recipe is deceptively simple with only three ingredients and loaded with flavor. View the original Chickpeas and Cheese Recipe or continue reading on to see my take on this dish: 3 […]

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My Favorite Recipes from World According to Eggface

Anyone following a lower carb diet or one who has considered (or had) bariatric surgery knows about Shelly’s blog, World According to Eggface. If you’ve never heard of Shelly then let me take this moment to introduce you to Michelle “Shelly” Vicari and her fabulous blog, The World According To Eggface. Shelly’s about me section […]

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Click Espresso Protein Shake

Click Espresso Protein Drink is dubbed as the The Coffee Lovers Protein Drink and I couldn’t agree more. It is yummy, tasty and full of espresso. It can be made hot or cold which is pretty rare for protein shakes. Each serving of two scoops has 120 calories, 1.5g fat, 12g carbs, 15g protein, 23 […]

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Sugar Free Chocolate Pecan Torte

Oh my gosh, just wait until you try this over-the-top dessert. This recipe is probably one of the easisest I’ve ever made and the results are stunning every time. Extremely low carb and very diabetic friendly. You’ll make this again and again. •2 cups pecans (I use hazelnuts) •1/3 cup cocoa •1 t baking powder […]

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Oatmeal Date Bars

This is a really simple and basic recipe that has regular ingredients that most people have in their cabinets. It’s quick and easy which I love. I discovered this recipe in August of 2009, at the heights of my vegan adventure. I was struggling to find recipes that would travel to work well and I […]

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Easy Vegan Cornbread

Growing up in the southern US, cornbread was practically a staple item at our house. We always had Jiffy Cornbread with pinto beans that had been slow-cooked all day and then served with cornbread at dinner. My father used to always have an extra serving at night before bed by crumbling into a bowl and […]

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