January 2009

Butter-Pecan Creme Brulee

January 22, 2009

I’m not the biggest fan of Splenda. It spices up the low-carb lifestyle, sure, and the latest Atkins books all say that it’s fine in moderation, but I find that things just work better when I stay away from the sweetness. So when I found this recipe for a low carb, Atkins-friendly creme brulee that […]

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Clam Chowder

January 17, 2009

The last time I had clam chowder was at S&P Oyster Company, returning from a week on the Cape. It was so good that–as stupid as this sounds–I’ve passed it up at every chance since. That is, until I was thumbing through cookbooks and found a recipe for it in Heirloom Cooking With the Brass […]

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

January 14, 2009

Low-carb desserts are. not. easy. Sure, making them isn’t all that hard, but recipes to create things that bear more than a passing resemblance to their namesakes are not easily found. That hurdle is what kept the beau and I locked in the kitchen last weekend, baking, analyzing, and brainstorming. And after two days of […]

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Tomato Basil Soup

January 6, 2009

As far as fast food goes, my favorite restaurant has to be La Madeleine. When I was growing up, we would walk to the one just off St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, and being surrounded by French-Acadian culture with trollies whizzing by, it never occurred to me that it might be part of a […]

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Garlic Flax Flatbread

January 3, 2009

When I tell people that I eat low carb, they usually say something along the lines of, “Oh, so you don’t eat bread?” Au contraire. Sure, it means no wheat, but the end of gluten is where things just start to get interesting. This weekend we made tomato basil soup, a dish you really can’t […]

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