Tzatziki Recipe

I’ve been making this tzatziki recipe for several years now. I realize that tzatziki is considered a sauce that often accompanies grilled meats; but I love it as a chilled, summertime yogurt and cucumber soup. To achieve a soup-like consistency, simply add a little water – just as much as it takes to turn tzatziki from a thick sauce into a delightful, super-refreshing chilled soup. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Muffins

These incredibly tasty gluten free muffins are light and fluffy. They are at least as good as “regular” muffins, and with 9 grams net carbs and 9 grams of protein per muffin, are a far better breakfast choice. Click for the recipe

Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Intensely chocolaty and delightfully creamy, this chocolate frozen yogurt recipe is the result of several attempts at getting to perfection. No need for an ice cream maker – simply stir the yogurt during the first 2 hours to achieve a creamy consistency.

Since the bitterness of the cocoa powder and the tang of the yogurt require a fairly large amount of sweetener, I opted to use xylitol in this recipe (here’s why I think xylitol is safe). If you prefer not to use sugar alcohols, you can simply use granulated sugar instead, or perhaps honey, although the nutritional analysis will change of course.

Out of all my frozen yogurt recipes, this chocolate frozen yogurt takes the longest to freeze. I’m not sure why, but unlike the others, this one is best if left to freeze overnight. Click for the recipe

avocado soup

Delightfully creamy and refreshing, this delicious avocado soup has a subtle heat from the cayenne – a last-minute decision to add some had paid off! Great for entertaining, because you can – and should – make this avocado soup in advance. Click for the recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream

Creamy and fresh, this homemade strawberry ice cream is a wonderful summer treat that requires no ice cream maker. Click for the recipe

Asparagus with Prosciutto

The combination of asparagus and prosciutto is a classic one. Add a poached egg for a wonderful, filling, delicious lunch. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Scones

These tender, delicious gluten-free scones make a wonderful weekend breakfast treat. These are for Mom – she’s been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and has been completely avoiding baked goods for a long time now. She and my dad will visit us soon, and as I was telling her about my experiments with low-carb baking, and how these baked goods do not affect my blood sugar the way bread does, she sheepishly asked, “Remember those amazing whole wheat scones you used to make that I loved so much? Maybe you can come up with a low-carb version of those?”

Needless to say, as soon as we hung up the phone, I was scouring the Internet for gluten free scones recipes. Several attempts yielded less-than-optimal results (edible, but not mom-or-blog-worthy), but this one is a keeper. Tender, sweet and chocolaty, these gluten free scones are almost as good as flour scones. Click for the recipe