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FIBERFIT: My "secret weapon" for low-carb success since 2002!
Adds sweetness and fiber without all the carbs! Concentrated and economical, at just 4 calories per teaspoon.

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TLC Whoopie Pies

Another Sample Recipe from More Cooking TLC – Copyright 2004, All Rights Reserved   

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BATTER:

 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise 1 cup sugar-free syrup (any flavor desired) 1 tsp. vanilla or other extract/flavorings and/or 5 Tb. cocoa powder (optional) and/or 1/4 cup nut butter (optional) 1 cup oat flour 1/2 cup vital wheat gluten (for best texture, but if you eat gluten-free, then use all oat flour instead) 1 cup sugar-free protein powder (any flavor)  2 tsp. baking soda (1-2/3 tsp. @ high altitude) 1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or grease […]

Quiche TLC

Quiche is easy to assemble, economical, delicious, and extremely versatile. It is “fair game” for any meal, at any time of day. It should be a part of every low-carber’s cooking repertoire!

Quiche is basically just a savory custard which is baked in the shape of a pie, with various added ingredients, usually (but not always) including cheese, cooked meat, and vegetables. This makes it an ideal dish in which to use up leftovers! In fact, I often make twice as much as I need for a meat-and-veggie meal, on purpose, knowing full well that […]

Classic Cutout Cookies

Classic Cutout Cookies (sugar cookies just sounds so wrong!) work for any holiday, or any DAY, period! Drop by the spoonful and smash flat instead of rolling and cutting. […]

Fiberfit Cherry Custard

We were inundated with cherries this year, 20 pounds at least, and I wanted to try something new with some of them. This recipe makes 12 servings with 99.6 calories; 5.7g fat; 8.9g carbohydrates (1.7g fiber; 3.8g sugar); and 3.4g protein per serving. If you buy into the ‘net carb’ theory, that is just over 7 per serving. […]

Blueberry Crunch Cake

The original terrible picture I took in 2003 ~ I WILL upgrade this soon!

This recipe features some of my favorite healthy ingredients in a terrific ratio of fat to protein to carbohydrate. I plan to make some later today using a mixture of dried (re-hydrated) blueberries and cranberries. I will get a better picture, then, and also update the nutritional data here with the variation. Meanwhile though, I wanted to share it with you while I was thinking about it, because things that I put off have a tendency to never happen at all…

Blueberry […]

Almond Flour TLC

I make my almond flour in a miniature food processor or a large high quality food processor (Cuisinart). Coffee grinders work, too. I have successfully used both “whole raw” almonds with the skins still on, and “blanched almonds”, which do not have the skins and therefore have less fiber and a slightly higher carb count. Just fill the bowl of the machine you are using to the halfway point – no more than that – and pulse the machine on and off until you have a fine consistency. If you must, you can fish out any few stubborn […]

Fiberfit Instant Fruit Spread (Jam)

Just 3 ingredients and 3 minutes active prep time!

Dried unsweetened apricots are readily available in grocery stores nationwide, making it easy to enjoy this delicious fruity treat anytime you get the urge. Try this delicious spread or syrup (you decide how thick to make it!) over yogurt, cottage cheese, and cheesecakes, in sauces and marinades, on low-carb toast, pancakes, waffles, etc.

Fiberfit Instant Fruit Spread 3/4 cup dried unsweetened apricot halves (about 12 individual pieces) 3/4 cup boiling water 2 tablespoons Fiberfit sweetened dietary fiber

Place apricots and Fiberfit in a full-size blender. Add boiling water […]

Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies

These “truly low-carb” cookies are gluten-free and chock-full of both fiber and protein, but still taste sinful! I created these way back in 2004 for my Online Recipe Club. Ingredient and Nutrition data updated for 2015.

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ready in: 30 minutes

1 cup almond flour 1/2 cup flax meal 1 cup garbanzo bean (chick pea) flour – you could sub oat flour for higher carbs 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 4 large eggs 2 […]

3-Ingredient Tartar Cod

You can use any kind of fish here, of course, and dress it up or down, make it sweet or savory depending on the relish used… next time I am cooking for adults, I think I will try hot pepper relish instead of dill.

I served this with a butternut squash soup that was almost as easy to prepare, and the perfect fall side dish. I will share that easy yet decadent recipe next.

 

Mock Apple Crisp

Mock Apple Crisp

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Truly decadent… gluten-free, with a mere 200 calories and 4.5 net carbs per serving, it is also “truly low-carb!”

CRUST:

3/4 cup vanilla protein powder 3/4 cup almond flour 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into about 12 pieces 2 teaspoons FIBERFIT

 FILLING:

4 cups thinly sliced zucchini (2 small, or 1 medium) 2 stick packs Sugar Free Water flavoring, Apple (I used Walmart brand but due to the aspartame, a far healthier option would be 1-2 tsp. pure apple extract or flavoring, like those from Nature’s Flavors) 1/4 cup vanilla or plain protein powder 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons FIBERFIT 1/2 […]

Low Sugar Apple 'Shine

Origins of original recipe lost to time – Google it and you’ll see what I mean. I really need to thank all of my brothers for making and raving about the full-sugar version so many times that I finally broke down over Christmas and converted it so that I could try it, too. They were RIGHT, people…. this stuff is DELICIOUS. I can’t help but think that it is far “safer” to drink it without all the sugar, too – morning-after “sweet” hangovers are really terrible, as I recall!

750 ml 190-proof Everclear (Use Vodka if you can’t find […]

Picante Sauce

Vol 1 Picante Sauce

Another recipe loved by EVERYONE, not just dieters or low-carbers!

Picante Sauce 1 cup finely chopped, fresh tomatoes (240 ml) 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes, with juices (400 gm) 2 Tb. minced green onions (30 ml) 2 Tb. minced fresh cilantro (30 ml – may add more or less, to taste, I use 4-6 Tb.) 1/2 Haas avocado, diced (optional – about 150 gm) 1 Tb. fresh lime juice (15 ml) 1 Tb. Splenda™ Granular (15 ml – optional, I never use it) 1/4 tsp. salt (1.25 ml) 2 tsp. black pepper (10 ml) 1 tsp. ground cumin […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

My Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake is gluten-free with just 7 Net Carbs and a whopping 5 grams dietary fiber per slice, thanks to Fiberfit!

CRUST

2 cups unsalted peanuts, finely chopped (may use other nuts) 4 Tb. sugar-free vanilla shake mix 2 Tb. melted butter 2 Tb. vanilla flavor sugar-free syrup (french vanilla is even better)

CHOCOLATE LAYER

6 Tb. butter 6 Tb. cocoa powder 6 Tb. vanilla flavor sugar-free syrup (french vanilla is even better) 6 Tb. Fiberfit 2 Tb. heavy whipping cream

CHEESECAKE LAYER

32 oz. cream cheese (4) 8-oz. pkg.s 1/2 cup vanilla flavor sugar-free syrup […]

Raspberry Dream Cake

A slightly lighter, fruity version of the Chocolate Dream Cake with the same low-carb, no-added-sugar, no-grain, no-gluten, high-fiber goodness. This is one “diet food” that your body and even your doctor may thank you for eating.

Serves 16 – Just 5.3 Dreamy Net Carbs per serving!

CAKE BATTER:

• 16 oz. unsalted blanched almonds, ground fine (4 cups almond “flour” aka almond meal – unblanched OK but will affect appearance) • 3 Tb. powdered dry milk (full fat preferred and analyzed) • 1/2 cup unflavored whey protein powder • 1 tsp. baking soda – Reduce […]

Carrot Cake so good you won't believe it's Gluten-Free AND Sugar-Free

I created this to celebrate my birthday way back in 2006, and it quickly became a family favorite. This recipe also works as muffins or quick bread, and is delicious with or without frosting. Just 5.4 net carbs per slice!

Truly Low Carb Carrot Cake 3 cups almond flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. grated nutmeg 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 4  large eggs 4 Tb. Fiberfit or 2 cups Splenda* 2 tsp. molasses 1 cup oil (I like grapeseed – it’s healthier than many liquid oils, more economical/easier to use than […]

Classic Cheese Crisps

This recipe comes from my first labor of love, COOKING TLC: Truly Low Carb Cooking, Volume 1, ISBN 0971492913, Copyright 2000. Popular for years before I ever heard of them, these are hardly original, but I consider them a MUST in every low carber’s repertoire. There are lots of ways to prepare these, but a skillet works for me every time, something I can’t say for the microwave method. 1/3 cup semi-hard to hard sliced or finely shredded cheese, such as Cheddar, Colby, Swiss, Parmesan, etc. Don’t try to use very soft cheeses such as Feta, Mozzarella, Brie, […]

Layered Orange Cranberry Cheesecake

Why have I never seen this done before?

While making a cheesecake yesterday, I realized I had no sour cream and would have to improvise a little from my “usual”.

I also had 2 cups of leftover homemade cranberry sauce on hand that I needed to use up, and then I spied Orange Crush water flavoring sitting there near the sink, and realized it had enough food coloring in it to do “double duty”.

I revised my classic Volume 1 recipe just a bit, ending up with this three layer seasonal treat. You could do this with any […]

Shrimp Tacos

shrimp tacos

Serving shrimp taco filling in a cheese crisp means I can make it gluten free and induction friendly. PER SERVING – 7.2 net carbs with 573 calories. INGREDIENT LIST: Pre-cooked shrimp, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime, sour cream, napa cabbage, cheddar cheese […]

What's in YER shaker?

What's in YER shaker?

I am always making seasoning blends, not just for cooking, but also for table use.

This is my current favorite. I’d estimate it at 4-5 parts black pepper and 1 part each of the others.

For a lemon pepper blend, I sub out the jalapeno powder with dried lemon peel and True Lemon powder. Sometimes I add dill when serving fish. I use this basic blend with more onion, plus garlic at the same rate as the pepper when making a meat rub…. do have favorite mixes or do you rely more on store-bought mixes?

 

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Mockaroni and Cheese

Mockaroni and Cheese

Mockaroni and Cheese is a great low-carb, gluten-free substitute for an old favorite. If you only knew how many people have said to me “If you had told me there was tofu in it, I would not have even tasted it – but I LOVE IT!” […]

Easy Cheesey Chili Rellano Bake

layered-rellanos

Easy Cheesey Chili Rellano Bake is all that – easy, fast to prepare, and decadently delicious. Does this LOOK like “diet food”, I ask you?! Of course not! […]

KAREN'S LEMON-PENO RELISH

Lemon Jalapeno Relish (for Wimps!)

This relish is GOOD, full of flavor but has almost no heat, despite the fact that these peppers are plenty hot both when raw and after pickling. I am a WIMP when it comes to real spice, but I can pile this stuff on burgers, eggs, etc., and while chewing I get a nice taste of jalapeno, (no sweat or heat above black pepper level, I swear!), then after swallowing I get the loveliest burst of lemon.

Three weeks later, it looks like my 30 day fridge life estimate will hold. The quart may even last long enough […]

Raspberry Dream Cake

Raspberry Dream Cake

My RASPBERRY DREAM CAKE is a slightly lighter, fruity version of my Chocolate Dream Cake with the same low-carb, no-added-sugar, no-grain, no-gluten, high-fiber goodness, and just 5.3 Net Carbs per serving. […]

Boneless Buffalo Bites

Boneless Buffalo Bites

Delicious, fast, and low-carb, my Buffalo Bites are a family favorite, and induction friendly. […]

Yogurt TLC

Yogurt TLC

“Yogurt? you say…. What’s this about yogurt? I thought as low-carb dieters we couldn’t eat yogurt anymore!” So began my quest, a year or more ago…. some people on an internet message board where I participated were talking about a “yogurt exception”. […]

Heavenly Mousse

This was one of my first really good creations, and when I shared the recipe with my new online buddies, they started telling me I should write a cookbook. One of them actually dubbed this OIAB (“O” In A Bowl…. if you still don’t get it… never mind!). […]

Festive Fajita Salad

Festive Fajita Salad

Festive Fajita Salad is one of my all-time favorite low-carb meals. Originally inspired when I ordered fajitas at a Chilis restaurant back in 2000 and requested a bed of lettuce in place of the tortillas. […]