low carb burger

My grilled lamb burgers are amazing, but they are not low-carb. Now that I try to limit my carbs, I make them without oatmeal (they’re just as juicy and delicious) and serve them bunless (or pita-less in this case), topped with a delicious sour cream mint sauce (sour cream is lower in carbs than yogurt).
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seared scallops

Some types of meat and seafood are so innately delicious, the only real requirement from the cook is not to ruin them by overcooking. This is true for salmon, for lamb chops, and definitely for scallops. Sweet, succulent and meaty, I find that scallops need very little added flavor – just sprinkle with salt and pepper, sear in butter and olive oil to form a nice crust, and serve.
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spaghetti squash casserole

Got some leftover spaghetti squash and don’t feel like making spaghetti squash fritters? Try this cheesy, tasty spaghetti squash casserole.
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salmon salad

I make this salmon salad often for lunch. It’s easy and delicious. Great on toast – just as great stuffed into bell peppers or in a lettuce wrap.

These days, I prefer salmon to tuna because it’s healthier and less toxic, but obviously tuna will work here too.
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coconut flour pancakes

The original recipe on Nourishing Days said that although she loves these coconut flour pancakes, her readers are divided – some love this recipe, others hate it. Looking over the recipe, and the photos, I decided it was worth a try, and I’m glad I did. I think the key when making substitutions for familiar foods is to expect a somewhat similar experience, while accepting that it won’t be identical. It’s true for cauliflower-crust pizza; for baked chicken tenders; for oopsie rolls; and it’s true for pancakes.

These coconut flour pancakes are thin and delicate, with a bit of an eggy taste. They are very difficult to flip. In other words, these are NOT wheat pancakes, but topped with coconut oil (or butter) and honey, they are delicious and they do provide enough of the “yippee! eating pancakes for breakfast!” experience that making them is worthwhile.

I adjusted the original recipe very slightly by not adding honey to the batter. Topped with coconut oil and honey, they were definitely sweet enough.
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microwave sweet potatoes

It’s no wonder sweet potatoes have become the darling of the nutrition-conscious Paleo community. They’re high in carbs, but they are very nutritious. A smallish, 7-ounce sweet potato contains 940mg of potassium, 800% of your daily vitamin A requirement, 65% of vitamin C, half your Manganese requirement and a third of vitamin B6. Sweet potatoes are also incredibly delicious, and can be “baked” in the microwave with incredible results.
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chocolate oatmeal

It’s an indulgence, for sure, more of an occasional weekend treat than a regular breakfast, but boy is it good. Chocolate oatmeal – thick, chewy, chocolaty and warm – what a great way to start the day.
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