Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Pancakes

Oh, my gosh! I just made some pancakes using my homemade baking mix and they were to die for! I was totally surprised at how good they were. In fact, because of the lack of guilt, these are way better than pancakes made with ordinary pancake mix. These really tasted great with melted butter and sugar-free syrup. 3.8g net carbs per pancake!
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Low Carb, Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Mix

I finally found a decent recipe for a low-carb, gluten-free baking mix to take the place of wheat flour. I had already been experimenting with most of these ingredients in order to find a good substitute for baking flour. For example, I use almond flour and coconut flour in my holiday cookies.

I saw this on the Dr. Oz Show the other day. William Davis, M.D. made his gluten-free, all-purpose baking mix. I then went online and found the recipe at http://www.doctoroz.com/recipe/dr-davis-all-purpose-baking-mix, which originally aired in November 2015. Dr. Davis was very helpful in explaining the benefits of each of the ingredients.
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Low Carb Parmesan Crusted Chicken

I came across this recipe years ago from the back of a jar of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise. I’ve tweaked it a bit to make it low carb. I left out the seasoned bread crumbs, doubled the parmesan cheese and added salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried parsley to make a flavorful and crustier coating.
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Fresh Green Beans with Bacon

I love fresh picked green beans. In fact, I cant wait until growing season so that I can get mine planted this year. I grew some last year in five-gallon buckets, and I was so thrilled with how many we produced and how delicious they were. I’m hoping we just put the last frost behind us, so I will be shopping for some starter plants. Last year, I actually started my green beans from seed, and will do the same if the starters aren’t available.
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My Special Anniversary Dinner

We decided to stay home and cook, and this turned out to be one very special and delicious meal. My fasting blood sugar this morning was 155. Not surprising considering everything I ate, which was a very large t-bone steak, 2 lobster tails, bacon-wrapped scallops, asparagus, and a huge piece of French bread with lots of butter.

Yes, I said French bread with lots of butter. I can’t remember the last time I had a piece of French bread, and it’s not something I would do on a regular basis, but it was a special occasion, after all. Happy 22nd Anniversary to me and my wonderful husband. 🙂
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Cauliflower Rice

Yields approx. 2-1/2 cups of cauliflower rice

Cauliflower Rice, also called riced cauliflower or cauli-rice, is great for dishes usually served with potatoes, noodles or real rice. With this delicious low-carb alternative, you won’t even miss the real thing.

I make this every time I have something that would normally be served with rice. For example, one of our favorite family recipes is sauteed cabbage with sweet Italian sausage, served over rice. Now, I just chop up a little cauliflower and steam it in the microwave. VoilĂ ! A nice rice dish.
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Low Carb Buffalo Chicken, with Cauliflower, Cheese and Bacon

One of our family favorites was loaded chicken, potatoes, cheese and bacon. But since I gave up the carbs, I decided to try this recipe using cauliflower instead of potatoes. It came out so good, I will definitely serve it more often.
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Low Carb Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu

This is my version of low carb Chicken Cordon Bleu.

I looked at many recipe sites and found lots of variations on the recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu. I wanted the traditional rolled chicken, rather than stuffing the ham and swiss into a pocket. I love the pinwheels when you slice it. It makes a very attractive dish.

Also, I love a nice white wine sauce, but it is perfectly delicious if you use chicken broth instead. If you do use wine, any good dry white wine would suffice (I use Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc). The alcohol cooks out of the sauce, but the flavor remains. So, make sure it is a good tasting wine that you would drink. Do not use the salty tasting cooking wine.
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