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Farmer’s Cheese Pancakes…

delicate, light, delicious breakfast treat. like little velvet bellini with a hint of lemon. i came across this particular recipe while googling around for cottage cheese pancakes.  i found a ton of recipes for “Syrniki” aka…Russian pancakes made with Farmer’s Cheese.  i’ve never had the pleasure of a true Russian pancake, but i thought i’d give these a try.  i’m sure …

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Freddy’s Smashed Green Olives Marinated with Garlic and Coriander

This is a famous recipe in my family, because my brother-in-law Freddy, who is of Cypriot descent, makes it every time our tribe gathers for a feast.  It’s an absolute zinger of a snack: big shining green olives drenched in garlicky, lemony olive oil, with plenty of coarsely crushed coriander seed. The warm, citrussy coriander notes are heavenly with green …

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie…Gluten and Guilt Free

chocolate and pumpkin…a delicious pair GLUTEN AND GUILT FREE  super easy to make, no crust to deal with, diet friendly, can, should, be made ahead of time and leftovers are fabulous for breakfast or healthy treat with a little vanilla greek yogurt and fresh berries. a chocolate dessert that’s low calorie, full of protein and low-fat…a healthy end to a …

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Protein Pumpkin Pie. Low carb and gluten free

yes, you are correct… it IS topped with Brown Sugar Bacon Candy and spicy pecans.but…it IS a Protein Pumpkin Pie and bacon IS protein…right ?…i bet this is the best low carb, low fat, GLUTEN FREE, protein packed Pumpkin Pie you will ever taste.  i’ve been making it for 3-4 years and eat it for breakfast all the time…and who …

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Mushroom Soup with Middle Eastern Flavors

creamy, non dairy, warm, comforting, light, yet filling. serve as a starter, side or main.   pureed soups are great for parties or quick family meals because they come together in no time and can always be made ahead.  there’s no meat that will get over cooked or veggies that will get mushy.  it reheats well with no separation when …

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Healthy Breakfast Bread Custard

healthy, warm, filling…creamy, sweet, delicious. protein, calcium and fiber that tastes like  dessert for breakfast… or is it breakfast for dessert?… you can serve this as a guilt-free dessert on a sunday evening. then..reheat for a quick healthy breakfast treat throughout the week with vanilla greek yogurt and fresh berries. straight out of the oven, it’s soft and custardy. add a …

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Spicy Sausage Marinara (low carb Pasta)

i’ll bet most home cooks have their own version of an Italian Marinara Sauce in their back pocket. OR…know someone with the best red sauce recipe…OR you have your in-laws’ Italian Grandma’s hand written “gravy” recipe framed on the kitchen wall..well, i do know someone, but i usually just wait for her to have a big family dinner and hope …

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Chorizo Tortilla Egg Bake …with a little less guilt

hi folks…it’s almost Cinco de Mayo… so dust off your sombrero and shake out that dusty old poncho… Chorizo Tortilla Egg Bake is a perfect way to start the day…AND if you’re watching your carbs and calories due to the swimsuit season fast approaching…not to worry. believe it or not…this version is low carb, high protein and not as much …

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Old-Fashioned Ham and Eggs Au Gratin

Thick-sliced ham and tenderly boiled eggs in a parsley béchamel sauce, with a bubbly golden crust. This is a singularly comforting dish that I like so much I’ve made it three times in ten days, using the excuse that it’s okay to hoover protein and fat when one is following the now-famous Tim Noakes low-carb diet*.  I ate this as …

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Low-carb veggies: Marinated Mushrooms, Beans & Feta

This blimmin’ low-carb regime, as espoused by the man whose name is on everyone’s lips in South Africa right now, Professor Tim Noakes, has recently presented some severe catering challenges. It’s annoying enough to have to cook a rib-sticker of a meal for my family of five every night, but to have to make one that excludes potatoes, pasta, bread, pulses …

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