October 2011

Making personally sized low-carb pumpkin cheesecake (or pumpkin pie)

Occasionally we will have guests over with special dietary requirements or we simply do not want to surprise our visitors with something less expected.  This usually means creating a pie with a classic graham cracker or flour crust, never fear you can easily make a few servings of your own low carb version at the
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Burgers and mashed pumpkin

Not really a combo you normally put together but was a delicious month.  Getting tired of pureeing my second pumpkin I added a pinch of kosher salt and a pinch of Splenda and put it in the oven until it became very soft and just started to brown on top.  A quick mash with a
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Low carb pumpkin pie recipe

With Halloween coming up and the other holidays coming up soon I decided to make up a low carb version of my favorite pumpkin pie recipe.  At 171 calories per slice and only 2 net carbs, compared to the classic version at 290 calories and 39 net carbs.  You can enjoy this version during the
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Sometimes you can not cook all your meals from home and have to eat out.  The problem is you can not be entirely sure what went into the preparation of the food you just ate.  So that 10 ounce steak with a side of grilled veggies not too bad a choice but is in their
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275 calories in pictures

All of the pictures below have about the same number of calories, you can decide which one probably will keep you full longer… 11 oz Tilapia: 275 calories, 3g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 63g protein 2 cups Captain Crunch (no milk): 275 calories, 4g fat, 65g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g protein 5 Fig Newtons:
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Cooking pork shoulder on the BBQ

Meat can get expensive so one great option is to pick some cheaper cuts of meat.  Depending on what part of the country you live in you can find pork shoulder for $1.00-$1.50 per pound which is an very economical way to get your protein and fat into your diet. Like beef brisket, pork shoulder
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