Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

These delicious pumpkin pancakes are Paleo, gluten free, and “just as good as regular pumpkin pancakes,” report my two teenage testers (and I agree). The batter is basically pumpkin, eggs and spices – the coconut flour is added purely as a thickener and you cannot taste it in the cooked pancakes. I don’t sweeten the batter at all, so I serve these pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup – a tablespoon per serving is plenty. Click for the recipe

spicy meatballs

These delicious, middle-eastern-style spicy meatballs are boldly flavored with garlic, cumin, paprika and cayenne. Serve this saucy dish over cooked brown rice, cauliflower rice, or shirataki noodles. Click for the recipe

pumpkin-mousse1

A delicate, creamy pumpkin mousse, flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. The perfect fall dessert! Click for the recipe

Low Carb Pizza Crust Made from Shirataki Noodles

I’m not a saint. I love pizza – does anyone not love pizza? – but I don’t like the grains/gluten, and even gluten-free pizza crusts tend to be very high in carbs (and not very healthy carbs at that) and in calories. My cauliflower pizza crust is excellent, but now that I’ve fallen in love with zero-carb shirataki noodles and believe they have health benefits as well (similarly to resistant starch), I was curious to see if I could make a low-carb pizza crust using them.

It took a couple of tries, but I’m happy to report that shirataki noodles make a lovely zero-carb pizza crust. Just like cauliflower pizza crust, the crust you get here is different than regular pizza crust – it’s softer, although shirataki low carb pizza crust is sturdier than cauliflower pizza crust and is easier to hold. In terms of taste, it’s fairly neutral, allowing the toppings to take center stage, as they should. Click for the recipe

Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin chili may sound suspicious, but it’s delicious. It’s not sweet, it does not taste like pumpkin pie and you actually can’t even taste the pumpkin as a separate flavor – just a thick, very flavorful stew. Click for the recipe

Goat Cheese Omelet

Tangy goat cheese, savory sun-dried tomatoes and oregano add lots of flavor to this tasty goat cheese omelet. Click for the recipe

sesame noodles

I already told you that I love shirataki noodles and feel that when prepared correctly, they provide a wonderful, low-carb, gluten-free alternative to noodles and pasta. I normally prepare them by boiling and dry-roasting and then simply toss with butter, garlic and Parmesan. But today I decided to try using them in a sesame noodles recipe.

Success! These sesame noodles are delicious, flavorful, super-filling, and healthy! No carb overload, and some great fiber for your good tummy bugs to work with. Click for the recipe