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Low Carb Luxury Recipes

Low Carb Luxury Recipes
The Low Carb Connoisseur has teamed up with the creative cooks at Low Carb Luxury to share some of their favorite low carb recipes with you! Now get cookin!

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Main Dishes     Side Dishes     Salads    Desserts





Main Dishes


Chicken with Fresh Herbs & Vegetables



Fresh vegetables and herbs wed blissfully to tender chicken breasts in a dish that will please nearly everyone. Colorful, delicious, and packed with nutrition!

  • 1/4 cup Keto Crumbs or low carb bread crumbs
  • 6 Tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 skinned and boned chicken breast halves
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 large mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced


  • 3 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano


Chicken with Fresh Herbs & Vegetables Combine Keto or bread crumbs and 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, and dredge chicken in mixture.

Cook chicken in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from skillet.



Add mushrooms and bell pepper to skillet; saute 3 minutes. Add tomato, garlic, and salt; return chicken to skillet. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in basil, oregano, and remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

If you don't have fresh herbs, substitute 1 tablespoon dried basil and 1 teaspoon dried oregano.

Makes 4 servings - 5.8 grams of carbohydrate per serving.



Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche



  • 1 lb. very lean hamburger
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 4 slices crisp-cooked bacon, chopped in bits
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup half-n-half
  • 8 oz. shredded chedder or swiss cheese
  • garlic powder to taste (optional)
  • white pepper
Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche Brown hamburger in skillet with onion. Remove and mix in bowl with bacon pieces, breaking up any larger clumps with a fork or pastry mixer until you have a fine mix. Drain well of any excess grease and press into the bottom of a deep-dish pie pan. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350F.



Combine remaining ingredients in mixer bowl and whip well. Pour mixture over beef "crust" and bake 40-45 minutes until top is browned and "set". Cool 15-20 minutes before slicing. This can be packaged in Ziplocs or plastic containers for meals quickly microwaved over the next 3-5 days. (Does not freeze well, though.)

Makes 6 servings - 2.2 grams of carbohydrate per serving.






Side Dishes


Green Beans with Bacon and Almonds

  • One 16 oz package frozen French style green beans, thawed
  • One 16 oz package bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds


Green Beans with Bacon and Almonds Fry bacon, draining off all fat, but leaving bits in the pan. Add thawed green beans and heat through, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bacon and almonds, and heat another 5 minutes.

Makes 4 servings -3.9 grams of carbohydrate per serving.



Garlic Eggplant & Zucchini
This recipe calls for your veggies to be grilled. To approximate this dish indoors, set your broiler pan on the highest rack. Broilers vary significantly, so check after 30 seconds to make sure yours isn't excessively hot.



  • 1 medium eggplant
    (or 3 skinny Japanese eggplants)
  • 3 small zucchini
  • olive oil for brushing
  • coarse Kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil


  • 1 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (leaves only)
Garlic Eggplant & Zucchini If using standard (globe-type) eggplant, slice into 1/2" disks. Salt generously and set aside for 20 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. If using Japanese eggplant, simply slice eggplant in half lengthwise. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise.

Brush vegetables with olive oil; salt and pepper. Grill over medium coals until somewhat softened and golden, about 4 - 8 minutes per side, depending on heat.

Meanwhile, combine garlic, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Remove vegetables to platter. Drizzle with garlic-oil-vinegar sauce. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and crushed red pepper to taste.

Makes 4 servings - 4.7 grams of carbohydrate per serving.





Salads


Swiss Cheese Cobb Salad


Here's a twist on the usual Cobb Salad, making it feel more like Summer!

Swiss Cheese Cobb Salad
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag (6 cups) mixed salad greens
  • 1/4 pound Swiss Cheese, cubed
  • 1 medium (1 cup) green pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium (1 cup) red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium (1 cup) tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 pound Ham, cubed
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

  • 3/4 cup Bleu Cheese salad dressing
Place salad greens on large platter or in large shallow bowl. Place cheese in row down center of greens. Place half of each remaining ingredient in vertical rows from cheese to one side of platter. Repeat on other side of cheese with remaining ingredients. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.

Serve with salad dressing.

Makes 6 servings - 4.5 grams carbohydrate per serving.



Grilled Steak Salad


For your gourmet salad greens mix in this recipe, you might consider Mesclun. It's a combination of young greens such as arugla, dandelion, frisee, mizuna, oak leaf, mache, radicchio and sorrel.

Tenderloin steak may be substituted for top sirloin.



  • 1 1/4 lb. boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 3/4-inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cups gourmet salad greens mix
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into slices
  • 1/2 cup prepared ranch or blue cheese dressing


  • salt
Seasoning:
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Grilled Steak Salad In a small bowl, combine seasoning ingredients. Press evenly into both sides of beef steak. Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 13-16 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness; turn occasionally.

Season steak with salt, as desired. Drizzle with lemon juice. Carve steak crosswise into thin slices.

In large bowl, combine salad mix and tomatoes; toss gently. Arrange beef on top of salad. Serve with low carb dressing of choice (Blue Cheese is terrific here!)

Makes 4 servings - 3.9 grams of carbohydrate per serving.





Desserts


Chocolate Chip Cheesecake


Crust:
  • 1/4 cup almond or walnut flour (finely ground nut meal)


  • 4 Keto Chocolate Biscotti Cookies - finely crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons Splenda
  • 4 Tablespoons butter - melted


Filling:
  • 5 (8-oz) packages full fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Splenda
  • 1/2 cup DaVinci Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup


  • 1 Tablespoon Oat Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugarfree vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix the crust ingredients and press into bottom of springform or cheesecake pan.



Mix cream cheese, Splenda, DaVinci Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs one at a time, mixing on low after each, just until blended. Blend in oat flour and mix again. Then blend in sour cream.

Add Sugar Free Chocolate Chips and stir in gently with a large spoon (don't use mixer!) and pour over crust. (If you like, reserve some for top of cake ... when cake begins to "set", sprinkle additional decorative chips over top and finish baking.)

Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until center is almost set. Run knife around the rim of the pan to loosen cake and allow to cool before removing the springform pan ring. Refrigerate overnight.

This makes a LARGE cake! Total carbs in cake: 102 At 20 servings: 5.1 carbs per slice. At 24 servings: 4.25 carbs per slice.



Dr. Pepper Cake



  • 1 1/2 cups high gluten flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup granulated Splenda
  • 1/4 cup Diabetisweet
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons Dutch-Process Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 large egg whites (room temp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup cold Diet Dr. Pepper *


  • 2 Tablespoons Buttermilk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Dr. Pepper Cake Grease and flour (use the gluten flour) two 8" or 9" round cake pans. Preheat oven to 325F.

In large mixing bowl, sift together high gluten flour, almond flour, granulated Splenda, Diabetisweet, baking powder, cocoa, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.



In another large bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Pause and sprinkle cream of tartar over egg whites, then continue beating until stiff peaks form.

In small bowl, mix cold Diet Dr. Pepper with egg yolks and whisk well. Add oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. Add egg yolk mixture to flour mixture and beat till smooth.

Add 1/2 of the whipped egg whites to the batter mixture and beat again until well blended (but no more than a minute.)

Then carefully add batter to remainder of whipped egg whites and mix gently using a rubber/plastic spatula, being careful not to break down whites, until batter is fully incorporated.

Pour into cake pans evenly and bake at 325F for 20-30 minutes turning half-way through. Keep an eye on them and don't overbake. Baking time can vary a bit depending on oven, elevation, etc. Cake is done when lightly golden brown on top and puffed and cracked at edges. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to cool on cake racks. When fully cool, assemble and frost with your favorite low-carb frosting. (A chocolate/peanut butter/cream cheese frosting is great on this cake!)

* I use my local Kroger brand "Diet Dr. K" which is their store brand Diet Dr. Pepper. It's Splenda sweetened and Splenda works better for baking than aspartame (NutraSweet.) If you want to use a Splenda sweetened soft drink for this cake and can't get a Dr. Pepper clone, try making it with Diet Rite. It's still quite good.

Total carbs in whole cake: 96. Cut into 16 pieces for 6 grams per slice or 12 pieces for 8 grams per slice.








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