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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.

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.

Southern Tomato Pie

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

Italian Chicken Pesto Bake

This makes cozy comfort food. You can put it together pretty fast and pop it in the oven so you can do other things while dinner finishes up. I like dishes like this because it gives me time to load the dishwasher with the cooking tools and the kitchen is cleaned except for the actual eating dishes before I even sit down for the meal. Perfect dish for a pot luck too.

Salmon Casserole

With this recipe, I’ve included about 25% of the pasta that would be in most similar recipes. That’s a big secret. Just cut it back. You won’t miss it. This casserole focuses on the veggies, the protein and the sauce.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

My version here is perfect for ZReboot 3.5 and ZLife, sweetened with stevia, and you have your options of flour to make the crumbly aspect of it.


A refreshing Z3.5 approved sangria to share with friends.

Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Don’t start making potatoes every week. Keep this for special occasions. When you have fully stabilized and you are confident in keeping your weight in control you can consider eating a one cup portion of potatoes about once a month.

Exotic Peach Relish with Your Choice of Protein

This peach relish tastes a bit on the Indian-side. I had mine with salmon but you could serve it over chicken or pork, too. Plus it tastes fancy enough for company.

Mexican “Fold Over” Casserole

This is semi-spicy. If you want less heat, just back off on the pepper flakes.

Potatoes Brabant (Zola Style)

I don’t eat potatoes very often but these are worth the splurge a few times a year. The yellow potatoes they are made from in my recipe are lower in carbohydrates than a Russet potato, so that’s a bonus, too.

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.

Brown Butter-Sage Cream Sauce Ravioli

Best served over ravioli; especially a pumpkin ravioli or a butternut squash ravioli.

Lemon Coconut Pound Cake

I made this for my husband’s birthday. This makes 33 different lemon desserts since I met him. His favorite flavor is lemon… could you guess?

Veggie Minestrone

Let cool to warm or room temperature before serving; the soup will thicken as it cools. Serve with additional grated Parmesan at the table.

Cashew-Raisin Chicken Salad

Yes, you can have raisins once you stabilize. Just not too many. Use as few as you feel you can get away with and still get the flavor sensation.

Roasted Red Potatoes with Onions and Balsamic Vinegar

Easy and delicious roasted red potatoes, with onions and balsamic vinegar! These are great on a buffet served hot or room temp. I use them for cocktail parties too.

My Mother’s Apple Crisp

There’s something about the potential of smelling apples baking with cinnamon and nutmeg that conjures up fond memories of my mother in the kitchen. She taught me as a small girl to make apple crisp so I did it often. This also makes a wonderful little breakfast the next day.

Maple Pork Tenderloin

Once you get your system cleaned out with ZReduction and you stabilize in ZReboot, you can “go a little wild” once in a while and venture out into the world of a bit of sugar. I took a recipe that called for an entire cup of syrup (yep, you read that right) and totally redesigned so it could be eaten in ZReboot 3.5.

Mexican Hash

The dish is QUICK. EASY. Brunch for dinner maybe? Or this can be a fun breakfast or lunch, too.

Meaty Jambalaya

Jambalaya is normally a rice-centric dish that is chock-full of carbs. I redesigned this dish so you can fit some rice into your life without blowing your diet.

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.