Cheesecake Cupcakes

Traditionally in my circle of friends if you have a birthday I will make you a dessert of your choosing. This is the first birthday that has come up since I gave up gluten and carbs. This particular friend requested cheesecake . I thought about it for a bit and decided to make this with splenda to […]

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Zucchini Fettuccine

Zucchini is an incredibly versatile vegetable it lends itself to many different flavors and textures. I was having a bit of a pasta craving and have seen many recipes where they use zucchini instead and decided to give it a try. I wasn’t exactly sure how to approach cutting it as my julienne peeler has […]

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Caprese Salad

This dish is so light and refreshing. It is one of my favorites by far. The balance of flavors is just perfect. There are many different ways to make this wonderful traditional Italian dish. The main components are fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato, and basil seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. My particular variation was a nice drizzle of […]

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Deep Fried Cheese Curds

OMG!!! I figured out a recipe for batter free deep fried cheese curds! These little golden beauties also have almost no carbs! Living smack in the middle of dairy land USA cheese curds are plentiful and delicious on there own, but when you fry them up its like your taste buds died and went to […]

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Juicy Lucy and Grilled Vegetables

It’s finally grilling season here in Minnesota.  Some may say that is never ends, but you wont see me outside grilling in my parka! What better way to kick off the season than with some juicy lucy hamburgers. You may be asking what makes this hamburger special? Its the gooey, yummy molten cheese in the middle. […]

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Shredded Chicken Taco Salad

Here is another easy and fast meal for those nights when you don’t have a lot of time to spend preparing meal.  I chose to stew my chicken in a wonderful chipotle flavored broth until it was “fall apart” tender. I let it simmer for about 2 hours on the stove top. You could very […]

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Easy and Fast Baked Salmon and Garden Salad

Sometimes I don’t have the energy or desire to cook dinner. These nights I default to wonderful already marinated and frozen salmon fillets from No Name. Cook right from frozen in the oven, they are done in 25 minutes. Paired with a nice big green salad with your favorite toppings. I love bacon, hard boiled […]

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Marinated Asparagus Salad

I needed a good low carb recipe to take to a family gathering. I wanted to at least bring a dish I was able to consume, knowing almost everything else would be super carb laden. I made this dish a day before I needed it and I am sure it tasted better because of it. […]

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Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

This is absolutely one of my favorite dishes of all time. It tastes so bad for you in a really good way, but in fact is really low in calories and carbs. When you think of carbonara your brain automatically turns to pasta, I used spaghetti squash instead to lighten the dish. I think it actually […]

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Curried Turkey Salad

This is a recipe of my mothers that I have loved for many years, it was also a staple on the menu of the cafe my parents used to own. It is beautiful in color and bursting with flavor. This is also a huge hit at pot-lucks and parties. Another easy recipe with only 5 […]

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