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  If you're a fan of eggplant, this is an exceptional way to cook with it.   My husband and I loved this lasagna. I didn't add onion to the Marinara Sauce, so no need to cook it.

Yield:  9 servings

451.4 calories

34.8 g protein

0 g fiber

9.6 g net carbs

1 pound 5 ounce Japanese eggplant (595 g)
Olive oil, as needed
Seasoning salt, to taste
1 Rotisserie chicken
1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
Marinara Sauce:
1 tbsp olive oil (30 mL)
14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (411 g)
 3 tbsp water (45 mL)
Liquid sweetener to equal 1 tsp sugar, optional (5 mL)
1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
1/2 tsp dried basil (2 mL)
1/two tsp dried oregano (2 mL)
1/4 tsp dried thyme (1 mL)
1/8 tsp black pepper (0.5 mL)
13/4 cup grated Mozzarella cheese (425 mL)
1 tsp dried parsley (5 mL)
White Parmesan Cheese Sauce:
8 ounces regular cream cheese (250 g)
two /3 cup low-fat milk, OR whipping cream (150 mL)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (60 mL)
1/4 cup butter (60 ml)
2 tbsp water (30 mL)
1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
1/4 tsp white pepper (1 mL)
1/two tsp cornstarch, OR arrowroot powder (2 mL)

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).   Slice eggplant into approximately 1/4-inch (0.6 cm)  slices. Place in 1 layer on cookie sheets.   Brush eggplant slices with olive oil (I use a clean paint brush that I keep in my kitchen draw) and sprinkle with seasoning salt, to taste.   Roast 12 minutes on the bottom plate and eliminate eggplant slices that are tender and turn those which are not and set them in the oven again for another 3 minutes and wait.   They can burn very quickly, so best to check frequently.

Remove chicken from bones and cut it into little pieces. In large frying pan, fry chicken in some olive oil.   Add salt.   Add Marinara Sauce.

Marinara Sauce:  In blender, combine olive oil, tomatoes, water, sweetener, salt, basil, oregano, thyme and black pepper.   Blend briefly merely to break up the tomato balls a bit, but not to juice them.

White Parmesan Cheese Sauce:  In large, nonstick pot, place cream cheese, low-carb milk, OR whipping cream, Parmesan cheese, butter, water, salt and pepper.   Stir until all the cheeses begin to melt.   Remove some of liquid and stir cornstarch, OR arrowroot powder into it and add back to the pot. Bring to a boil.   As soon as the sauce boils remove from the heat.

In 9 x 13-inch (2 L) baking dish, layer half of the white sauce, then a layer of half the eggplant, half chicken and sauce and 3/4 cup (175 mL) grated Mozzarella cheese.   Place eggplant on top of the cheese, cover with the remaining white sauce, chicken and sauce and top with 1 cup (250 mL) grated Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with dried parsley.   Place in oven 25 minutes or until bubbly and hot.   Serve with a lovely salad on the side, if desired.

Helpful Hints:  *Make more eggplant slices in the event that it's possible, as you're almost certain to bite on some of the roasted eggplant...it is much too tempting!   You want to have enough for the lasagna! The nutritional analysis does not incorporate the olive oil.   You may use more or less than I did.  

Yield:  9 servings
1 serving
451.4 calories
34.8 g protein
30.5 g fat
0 g fiber
9.6 g net carbs

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Recipe: Salmon with Cilantro Pine Nut Sauce and Creamy Zoodles

Omega–3s anyone?  We're fortunate to be living in a time when fresh, wild salmon is fairly easy to find at the local market.  This delicious fish is surely a Paleo Diet® favored because of the flexibility in preparing it and the gentle flavor.  The high Omega–3 articles can not be beat when you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  This simple to prepare dish paired with its sidekick, Creamy Zoodles, will impress everyone around your table.      Salmon Ingredients and Preparation  1/2 small bunch cilantro, leaves only -rinse and pat dry  3-1/2 ounces olive oil  1-1/2 ounces water  1 clove garlic, crushed  1 tbsp lemon juice  1 tbsp pine nuts (optional garnish)  2 teaspoons capers, rinsed well (optional)  2 tbsp coconut oil  2

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Real Good Pizza with Cauliflower Crust (Keto)

Have you tried Real Good frozen berry crust pizza? It's so good it's difficult to believe it's low carb and keto friendly.

Real Good Pizza with Cauliflower Crust (Keto) is a post by Low Carb Yum.

8 Money-Saving Rituals You’re Probably Not Practicing

There s one habit that seems to sabotage our best laid plans time and again, when it comes to saving money: we want, but don ’ t need, when we haven ’ t budgeted for them although spending on. It’s impossible to go through life without occasionally spending on something you simply want — and frankly, what kind of life […]

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The Paleo Solution – Episode 381 – Dr. Nasha Winters – The Metabolic Approach...

This episode of this podcast (Episode 381) we have guest Dr. Nasha Winters. Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the visionary and CEO as well as best selling author, lecturer, and the primary adviser of Optimal TerrainTM.   Informed by over 25 years of experience in the medical care industry and a thought leader in personalized precision medication, Dr. Nasha works to educate clients, doctors and researchers world wide on how to use integrative oncology philosophically and therapeutically.

Listen in as we talk about the roots and causes of cancer and its relation to metabolism, genetics, stress, and what you can do to prevent and combat cancer.

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George Stella writes the Introduction in addition to Tips for Eating Low-Carb as a Family.  Low-carb friends share a few of their favorite recipes in this cookbook.  There is a useful Helpful Hints section and Tips for an Affordable Low-Carb Lifestyle by George Stella.  Dr. Su wrote a post on Gout, Lemon Juice, Vitamin C and Carbohydrate Restriction.

Pictured on the Front Cover: Coconut Cream Pie, My Very Best Blueberry Coffee Cake, Nutri-Grainless Bars, Zucchini Pizza Poppers and Cheesecake Squares.

Savory Pumpkin Cheese Dip
Avocado Cream Cheese Dip
Feta and Banana Pepper Spread
Brie and Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms
Crab-Stuffed Endive
Bacon-Crusted Cheese Balls on a Stick
Mini BLT Bites
Pigs in a Blanket
Roasted Almonds
Shrimp with Pesto Sauce
Artichoke Pesto Dip
Zucchini Pizza Poppers

Strawberry Milk Shake
Coco Cocoa Macadamia Smoothie
Cranberry Syrup for Sparklers
Miss Emmy's Cinnamon Tea

Bake Mixes: Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mixes 1 and 2
Biscuits - Mozzarella Cheese Biscuits, Plain Cheese Biscuits, Red Lobster-like Biscuits
Crackers - Cheddar Cheese Snack Crackers, Crispity Hazelnut Parmesan Crackers
Donuts - Browned Butter Banana Bread Donuts, Mini Mint Donuts
Muffins and Coffeecake - Bran Muffins, Chocoalte Sunflower Muffins, Cinnamon Roll Muffins, Pumpkin Zucchini Bread Muffins, My Best Blueberry Coffeecake
Savory Breads - Savory Cheese Bread Sticks, Pizza Protein Waffles
Scones - Plain Cheese Scones, Raspberry Drop Scones
Sweet Breads - Banana Bread, Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Bread, Zucchini Bread

Cereals and breads - Banana Walnut Cereal
Crepes and Pancakes - Sour Cream Pancakes, Apple Walnut Pancakes
Miscellaneous - Apple Breakfast Cakes, Ground Beef and Zucchini Frittata
Sausage - Sausage Roll Bites, Sausage and Cheese Quiche, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Waffles - Happy Harvest Waffle Sticks

Beef - Bacon Cheeseburger, Burger Balls, Cabbage Roll Meatloaf, Italian Meat Loaf Pie, Marinara Mozzarella Meatloaf, Meat Lasagna, Meatballs, Mexican Beef Ste, Stuffed Peppers, Thai Meatballs
Fish and Seafood - Blackened Salmon, Cheddar Tuna Cakes, Pecan-Crusted Trout and Lime, Rosemary Balsamic Salmon, Salmon Patties, Tilapia Tots
Pork - Flax Mustard Seed-Crusted Chop, Pizzachiladas, Pork Scaloppini Bacon-Caper, Roasted Ratatouille Sausage
Poultry - Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf, Chicken A La King Casserole, Chicken Cacciatore, Chicken Pad Thai, Chicken Saag, Chicken with Mushrooms, Cornish Game Hens, Creamy Pesto Chicken Primavera, Easy Leftover Turkey Pot Pie, Turkey and Bacon Rolls

Recipes using these vegetables: Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Eggplant, Green Beans, Mushrooms and Squash

Substantial Section: Crusts, Dressings, Frostings, Glazes, Jams, Odds and Ends, Sauces(savory and sweet), and Toppings

Examples:  Avocado and Egg Salad, Applewood Smoked Chicken Salad, Bacon and Avocado Salad, Broccoli and Carrot Salad, Roasted Brussels Salad, Blueberry Salmon Salad, Old-Fashioned Egg Mock Potato Salad
Examples: Hearty Pumpkin Soup, Broccoli Swiss Cheese Soup, Chicken Stock (this is how I make it all the time in the slow cooker), Coconut Cream Soup, African Stew, Cauliflower Bisque

Examples: Cranberry Cake and Vanilla Sauce, Creamy Cupcakes, Funnel Cakes, Ginger Cakes, Key Lime Cupcakes, Upside Down Apple Pecan Cakes
Examples:  Minty Chocolate, Red Velvet Cheesecake
Example: Tropical Santa Coconut Bark
Cookies and Squares
Examples: Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies, Classic Peanut and Chocolate, Frosted Pumpkin Cookies, Peanut Chocolate Cookies (crunchy), Spiced Whoopie Pies, Cheesecake Squares, Creme De Mint Brownies, Lemon Bars, Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Bars, Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Frozen Desserts
Examples: Chocolate Ice Cream, Mint Chip Ice Cream
Examples: Chocolate Pudding Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Island Strawberry Mousse Mini Pies, Snow-Capped Pumpkin Caramel Pie
Examples: Brain-building Pudding, Creamy Delight Dessert, Shamrock Pudding

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Low Carb Lemon Lush

Fantastic for potlucks and large parties, this low carb lemon lush is big enough to feed a crowd.

Lemon layered dessert with crumb base, cream cheese layer, lemon curd layer and whipped cream.

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I have told you before that I love a fantastic lemony dessert, the bright citrus flavors really wake-up my tastebuds. And lemon desserts, like this low carb lemon lush, would be the perfect refreshing end to warm weather .

What's Lemon Lush? (Hint: it’s yummy )

Lemon lush is a layered dessert, a citrus variant if you will, of Chocolate Lasagna. Traditionally, its made with a buttery flour and pecan shortbread crust. A sweet layer of cream cheese pops in between the shortbread and tangy lemon sauce. A layer of whipped topping sits on top of the lemon pudding layer, completing the dessert.

While the conventional version of a lemon verdant is delicious, it is definitely not low carb and loaded. My low carb lemon lush is sugar-free and allows you to enjoy all the bright flavors and luscious textures of the conventional version with the carbs!

Rather than using sugar-laden processed ingredients, my low carb version uses predominately whole foods. The low carb shortbread crust is ready from almond flour and pecans rather than flour and butter. I replace the packed lemon pudding with a deliciously tangy homemade lemon curd. And that wants Cool Whip when homemade whipped cream is so easy to make?

NOTE: Preparing the lemon lush is not difficult but it does take a bit of time. Fortunately, it’s easy to prepare some steps ahead of time. I often prepare the lemon curd and the shortbread crust in advance. Then, assembly is very quick.

Low carb lemon lush layered dessert with pecans and lemons.

Building a lemon lush is easy, but it does take time. Most of the time is waiting for things to cool/chill. It can be made in one day, but you should begin early. I prefer doing the lemon curd and crust the night before.

The first step to creating this lemon dessert is preparing my favorite low carb lemon curd. It’s the same recipe I use in my low carb lemon curd pie and between cake layers. It is refreshing and so yummy that I jump at the chance to use it in different recipes.

A lemon curd is an egg based custard. My recipe is sweetened with erythritol and stevia instead of sugar. Making the curd is as simple as stirring ingredients together over low heat until thickened. It’s advisable to make the recipe ahead of time to give the lemon curd a opportunity to cool and set completely – at least 4 hours. 

A pecan shortbread crust is traditional. To assemble the crust, chop the pecans very finely. Then combine the finely chopped pecans using the protein powder, almond flour, and simmer in a small bowl. Next, pour melted butter over the ingredients and blend with a fork to make a moist crumbly mixture. Pour the crust mixture into a 9×13 pyrex dish, pressing firmly. Then bake and let it cool – about 30 minutes.

Once the crust is cool, make the whipped cream and cream cheese layers. To make the whipped cream, combine the whipped cream, vanilla, and simmer and beat with a hand mixer until stiff. Whip the cream cheese with a hand mixer . Then, whip 1/4 c of whipping cream into the cream cheese until light and fluffy. After the cream cheese is nice and fluffy, fold in 1 and 1/2 cups of the whipped cream and set the rest aside.

Lemon lush layered dessert with pecans on top.

All that’s left is building the dessert:

With all the parts ready to go, this dreamy citrus treat comes together in a couple of minutes. The shortbread crust makes the bottom layer of this lush and is about to go in the baking dish. Spread the cream cheese layer evenly on top of the shortbread crust, making sure to cover the entire crust layer. Next, whisk the lemon curd layer to loosen it up a little, then spoon it over the cream cheese layer. Lastly, top the lemon lush with a layer of light fluffy whipped cream.

You can serve the dessert right away, but it’s best when allowed to chill for many hours. I always suggest making in the morning to serve at night or prepare the day before. It retains beautifully in the fridge. For smaller occasions, halve the recipe and make within an 8×8 inch baking dish. Any leftover dessert freezes well.

Low Carb Lemon Lush Dessert

Layers of whipped cream, tart lemon curd, cream cheese and a pecan shortbread crust combine to create a lush, silky lemon dessert. Perfect for potlucks and huge parties, this low carb lemon lush is large enough to feed a crowd.

Lemon Curd (time: 20 minutes) (must be chilled at least 4 hours)

  • 1 recipe Lemon Curd ((chilled at least 4 hours))

Shortbread Crust (time: 30 minutes) (cool completely)

  • 2 cups fine almond flour
  • 3/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup protein powder
  • 1/3 cup powdered sweetener ((Sukrin, Swerve or Lakanto))
  • 7 tbsp salted butter, melted

Cream Cheese Layer (time: 10 minutes)

  • 16 ounce cream cheese ((2 packs ))
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream ((2 fl oz))
  • 1/4 cup powdered sweetener ((Sukrin, Swerve or Lakanto))
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heavy whipping cream (divided use) (time: 10 minutes)

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum ((optional – stabilizes the whipped cream))

Assembly (about 10 minutes)

  1. NOTES: Although this recipe isn't tough to make, it will take some time. I prefer making the lemon curd the night before and frightening overnight. I often make the crust the night before, too. This makes assembly very quickly the next day. The recipe keeps well in the fridge and can be made a couple of days ahead of serving. Additionally, it freezes well.


  1. Prepare the lemon curd and let it cool completely before assembling the dessert, about 4 hours. This can be made a few days in advance. The shortbread crust is also great to make ahead.

    Preheat oven to 350 F. Chop the pecans very finely and combine with the remaining dry ingredients in a small bowl. Mix with a fork to make a moist crumbly mixture.

  2. Dump the ingredients into a 13×9 inch glass pyrex baking dish and lay a sheet of waxed paper over the mixture. Using your hands, then a flat bottomed glass or measuring cup, firmly press into the bottom of the pan. Remove the waxed paper and bake until lightly golden, about 15 minutes depending on your oven. Cool completely.

    Whip the cream with the vanilla and sweeteners until stiff.

Cream Cheese Layer

  1. Whip the cream cheese with 1/4 heavy cream and sweetener until nice and light.

Lemon Curd Layer

  1. Whisk the lemon curd until loosened and gently spread over the cream cheese layer. Carefully, spread the remaining whipped cream over the lemon curd. Although you can serve immediately, it's best to refrigerate several hours to overnight.

  2. Serves 16 in 4.5 Net Carbs per serving.

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May 23, Low Carb Pesto Recipe

Here is an affordable and tasty low carb pesto recipe. It uses walnuts and cashews instead of pine nuts.

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