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Low Carb Berry Coffee Cake

For breakfast in the morning or with a cup of tea in the afternoon, this low carb coffee cake hits the spot. I made mine with blueberries fresh from the garden, but most berries will work.

Potatoes Brabant – Air Fryer

Potatoes Brabant are super-easy to make in an air fryer. The dusting of grated Parmesan cheese helps keep the glycemic uptake down so your blood sugar won’t spike.

Banana Peanut Butter Bars

The best news is Bob’s Mill has come out with a “superfine” grind almond flour. It makes baked goods so tasty you’d hardly tell the difference.

Marinated Flank Steak – Air Fryer or Grill

Flank steak needs to marinate to give it full flavor and to make it tender. It just needs a little attention to make it shine. I cooked this in my air fryer but if you don’t have one you can just toss it on the grill and follow the same basic instructions.

Low Carb Foldover Quesadilla

I have done these with a crowd at a party and laid out all the ingredients. Each person took a plate, a tortilla and went around placing their ingredients on the tortilla. Then they brought them to me to grill. I have given instructions here for how to bake them too.

Upside Down Tamale Pie

In a regular tamale pie the cornbread is usually on top, like a crust. This low carb tamale pie actually has NO CORN in it. I call it Upside Down because in this recipe the “cornbread” is actually on the bottom.

Chicken Enchiladas Suizas Casserole

This is my favorite dish to order in a Mexican restaurant. Trouble is they wrap it in several rolled-up tortillas. This is much better for you if you make it with one tortilla and do it as a casserole

Shrimp Salad

This comes together in a FLASH. When it’s hot outside and you want something easy but on the gourmet side, this hits the spot.

Puff Pastry Quiche

I serve this with a side of crispy, oven bacon. LOVE it for brunch or even dinner. It’s easy to assemble and comes out of the oven in short order

Curried Shrimp

This is a very versatile dish! it can be made spicy with the addition of cayenne. You can serve it with rice or with a side of vegetables. My trick to use less rice is to make an “island” of rice in the middle of your plate. Just a rim and put the curried shrimp in the middle.

Low Carb Banana Bread

I eat very few bananas these days because as they ripen their carb count/glycemic index load goes up. So this is a treat. Don’t plan to eat the whole loaf yourself. That could get dangerous.

Beef Stroganoff

This beef stroganoff can be eaten out of a bowl like a thick soup or stew. Or you can serve it with a side of veggies. Or if you're feeling really indulgent, add some egg noodles!

Blueberry Lemon Tart (Three ways with other flavors)

Change up the fruits and the flavorings and this can be several desserts. Think strawberry with almond, or orange with raspberries.

Caramelized Onion Pie

Caramelizing onions makes the natural sugars in the onion come to the forefront. No more bold onion taste. Just dreamy flavor.

Fruit Bowl with Luscious Lemon Cream Z3.5 Version

This stuff is addictive and so refreshing. RARELY do I take seconds on a dessert. With this one I did.

Lockdown Chili (Z3.5 Version)

I thought – what better time to have a spicy chili than when I am in lockdown, practicing social distancing.

Beef Stew in a Dutch Oven

I’m Irish, so beef stew was a staple in our family. Trouble is there are so many carbs in most beef stew recipes. So with this recipe I have adjusted it to keep the carbs lower and introduce some other veggies that are lower carb to the mix.

Peanut Butter Craisin Granola

Craving breakfast cereal? Try this instead! Have it with unsweetened coconut milk or as a YUMMY parfait.

Mongolian Beef

There's no need to order out! This tastes better than any take out I’ve had!

Cheesy Hash Browns with Sour Cream

This is perfect for a buffet table. Everyone will rave about your contribution. If you want to keep the portions lower, consider serving this with a smaller spoon.

Pumpkin Pancakes with Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream

Hot off the Griddle. “Zolafied” pancakes. If you want your kids full and focused before school give them these instead of cereal.

Butternut Squash Puree by Chef Josh

Cooking does not have to be complicated. In this recipe Chef Josh shows us how to make a simple and delicious puree using butternut squash. Easy. Decadent. Delicious.

Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes are courtesy of Plan Z dieter Ashley, a professional pastry chef. She has done an amazing job of coming up with these cupcakes.

Dauphinoise Potatoes (aka Potato Gratin)

Don’t let the name intimidate you.  This is a wonderful potato casserole from the southeast part of France.  Wonderful for holidays and dinner parties. 

Ham and Cheesy Scalloped Potato Casserole

You know you’re going to eat them sometime. Potatoes that is. I just hope you’ll only do it on special occasions.

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a quick cake that can be served at a party. You don’t need large pieces when something has as much flavor as this does. Pumpkin treats are a big hit in the Fall and over the holidays.

Rustic Cherry Tart

This cherry tart is so easy and it’s fancy enough to serve at a dinner party.

Southern Tomato Pie

Two things I love about living mid-South: fried green tomatoes, and tomato pie.

Italian Pie Crust Calzone

Once your weight has solidly stabilized you can handle something like this; just not every day.

Bacon Avocado Toast

Making avocado toast is a very free-form exercise. You can build it the way you want to; that's what makes it so easy - and delicious!

Chive Butter Biscuits

This is a combination of a few recipes I found. Love the fact that these are low carb and tasty!

White Bean Stew

This tastes a lot like my mom’s bean soup with the addition of tomato and zucchini.

Cheesy Scallop Bake

This dish is similar to the fancy French dish called Coquilles St. Jacques but it’s much easier to make. Simple ingredients, a little sautéing and then pop it under the broiler. With a salad and side veggie this is fancy enough to serve to company.

Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingerbread crust

Most often a cheesecake like this has a crust made out of gingersnaps. I’m making mine this way and you’ll swear you’re eating a gingerbread crust without all the sugar.

Corn Dip

I came up with this recipe at the end of summer. I took what I call an “inspiration” recipe and Zolified it so we can enjoy it. It’s really tasty. 

Nut Crust

This gives you a crunchy bottom similar to a graham cracker crust.

Fresh Tomato Tart

Now that you can get beautiful fresh tomatoes most months of the year, this recipe can be made at any time.

Italian Sausage Tart

This meal is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner. With a side salad it makes a nice brunch offering too!

French-Italian Mushroom Tart

You can use the recipe as an appetizer or a brunch entrée or even a lunch or light dinner served with a salad.

Hot Brown Open-faced Sandwich

This is fast to make and is a wonderful comfort food addition to your recipes.

Fingerling Potatoes

The smaller the potato the less glycemic uptake it produces. That means your blood sugar doesn’t shoot up as fast or as far. That said, all potatoes do have a significant amount of carbs.

Caramelized Leek Mashed Potatoes

These have been the most popular mashed potatoes at my table. People don't often remark about the mashed potatoes. They usually save the raves for dessert. This potato dish is a major hit.

Meatball Veggie Casserole

This can really be made with just about any veggies you have in the fridge. Other ideas include bell peppers, onions, broccoli and more.

Lemon Mousse Torte

This is light, fluffy and super smooth. For a “fancy” dessert, this one is easy to make. Just take your time and follow the directions. You’ll need a few pieces of equipment too but nothing super expensive.

Mexican Avocado Toast

This is super easy to make and comes together in about 10 minutes. Just be sure to have everything prepped so you can enjoy the cool guacamole with the hot shrimp on top.

Cajun Chicken Casserole

This dish is a combination of my recipe for Chicken Mamou and a casserole. Chicken Mamou is a traditional Cajun dish. “Mamou” is their word for Grandma, so this is true comfort food.

Brownies “Palmer House Style”

This is a VERY old recipe… in fact, this is the FIRST recipe for brownies. Brownies were first invented at The Palmer House Hotel in 1893. So these won’t be like the ones in a box mix.

Chili with Beans

This is a simple chili. It’s a takeoff from an old Betty Crocker recipe. Can’t get much simpler than that!