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Friday, August 11, 2017

Strawberry Ice Cream

It is a perennial favorite. Berries and cream. Cold and sweet. What could be better on an August afternoon? I don't make ice cream too often, so this is a wonderful treat.

This recipe does have a few ingredients you won't find in your grandma's old recipe. A couple of low carb tricks are in order. The cottage cheese thickens it up and lowers the calories too.  And for a smoother texture and better freezing, go ahead and purchase some glycerin--it really adds to the mouthfeel.

Just 120 calories and 6 net g carb. Make room for this sweet treat! Last year, I used this ice cream for the base of a beautiful ice cream mini cake. This was so delish. Get the recipe here


Strawberry Ice Cream

2 1/2 cups unsweetened cashew milk
1 1/2 cup diced strawberries (divided use)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup erythritol/stevia blend
1 tsp glycerin
1 tsp glucomannan
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt

In a blender, combine cashew milk, 1 cup diced strawberries, heavy cream, cottage cheese, egg, sweetener, glycerin, glucomannan, vanilla,  and salt. Process until smooth and pour into ice cream maker.

When ice cream is soft set, add remaining strawberries. Scoop the soft serve into a freezer container.  

Serves 6:  120 calories     6 net carb

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Angel Dust Chicken

Chicken is just so versatile. Love what you can do with a nice breast of chicken? This one is so good, yet very simple. A nice spice mix is all you need. It is great to make your own, since so many spice blends rely on sugar. Grrr. This one is called Angel Dust. It is pretty much heaven sent. I plan on making a batch to eat throughout the week on salads. Talk about a super simple lunch.

Just a little sweet and a little spicy too. If you thought angels were wimpy fat cherubs, you would be wrong. This is the warrior angel for this dust! Delicious. You may want to pound the breast meat flat for quicker baking, but you don't want too much surface area. The inside tames the spice.

Angel Dust Chicken
This recipe can go into a spice jar, so you will have it ready for many meals. Make one or eight!

2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp erythritol/ stevia blend
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp mustard
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 chicken breast per person

In a small jar, combine all spices. Dust each breast with spice mix. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
                                       Per serving:  117 calories 1 g carb

Making plans for the start of school. I am thinking of easy meals that are simple and uncomplicated. Life is crazy enough sometimes. I am thinking a lot of salads for the start of the year. What are your favorite packable salads? I need some inspiration for the next issue of the Diner News.

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