December 2008

Chicken and Basil Roulades with Mustard Sauce

December 31, 2008

I have never been a fan of chicken breasts–they’re usually too dry, they have a rope-like texture, and they were always a part of my parents’ “healthy” dinners (boiled chicken, steamed broccoli, and a large helping of white rice). Indeed, experimenting with this recipe was the first time I’d bought a package of breasts in […]

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Homemade Almond Flour

December 27, 2008

Almond flour is an essential part of low-carb or gluten-free baking, but buying it pre-milled can get unreasonably pricey. Grinding it at home is a fresher, less expensive alternative that has saved the LowCarbist a pretty penny this holiday season. To mill, you’ll need a food processor (or a blender) and a bag of almonds. […]

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Five-Onion Gratin

December 14, 2008

This recipe combines every type of onion available at your average grocery, give or take an allium. The result is a creamy, sweet casserole with a tangy cheese crust. The interplay of the crunchy top and the sweet bottom isn’t unlike coffee cake, if that can be said about a dish with more than a […]

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The Jalapeño Popper

December 3, 2008

Jalapeño poppers are the crown jewel of low carb entertaining. They’re tasty, Atkins induction friendly, and no one thinks of them as diet food. Not only that, but you can make a full oven of them for under $6. I made these long before I ever had a breaded, fried popper, and when I did […]

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