Eggs benedict and a Bloody Mary – now that’s my definition of a perfect brunch! It’s been several years since I ordered eggs benedict, though, because I don’t eat bread anymore. This past weekend, it occurred to me that the only high-carb part of eggs benedict is the English muffin- and that I could replace it with a low-carb alternative. I did, and we loved the rich, delicious result.
There are two alternatives that I could think of to the English muffin – oopsie rolls and low carb microwave bread. I used the bread, because it’s quicker. But oopsie rolls should work too, and will have the advantage of not imparting a slight coconut flavor to this dish. Click for the recipe
Sweet (but not too sweet), fluffy and fragrant, this coconut flour cake is a real treat for anyone who loves coconut. Click for the recipe
Golden, crisp and very flavorful, grated Parmesan cheese makes the perfect crust for these delicious, low-carb chicken tenders. Click for the recipe
I adore fresh tomatoes, especially firm, sweet summer tomatoes. Those mealy pink tomatoes that you can buy in winter are just depressing. My favorite way to eat tomatoes, by far, is caprese salad. So simple, yet so fresh and delicious.
When broiling tomatoes, you sacrifice an element of sweetness and freshness, but you gain lots of flavor. Cooking tomatoes really brings out and concentrates their unique taste. Instead of sweet, they become tangy and piquant.
I like to serve broiled tomatoes as a side dish to meat. They’re also very good for brunch, as a side to eggs. Click for the recipe
Salmon fillets are delicious when pan fried in butter and sage. Who needs fast food, when this healthy dish is ready in ten minutes? Click for the recipe
Surprise! At the center of each of these flavorful meatballs hides a cheesy, gooey center. This is a favorite entree in my house which is often requested. I am happy to oblige — these stuffed meatballs are very easy to make. Click for the recipe
Though in many places zucchini is now available almost year round, there’s nothing quite like zucchini in season. Fresh, firm and almost sweet, these small zucchinis are wonderful. I was surprised to discover, a few years ago, that raw zucchini is actually delicious (try this zucchini salad). Zucchini fries are the ultimate low-carb substitute for potato fries. But gratin has always been and remains one of my favorite ways to prepare zucchini. After all, cheese makes everything taste better.:) Click for the recipe