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Root Vegetables, Low Carb to High Carb: + Root Veggie Recipe

Although root vegetables are generally higher in carbohydrates than other vegetable choices, if you choose the right ones, and roast them or sauté them without adding sugar or sauces, you can still get high-flavor (and healthy) comfort food without going over your daily carb count. This ”Ragù” recipe is a sauté of root vegetables on …

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Low Carb Stuffed Squash Blossoms without Frying

Stuffed squash blossoms are not hard to make! Here is the “how-to” on cleaning, storing, baking or frying stuffed blossoms. The recipe below is for baked blossoms stuffed with ricotta and Swiss chard (no frying). Enjoy! Jump to: RECIPE | Ingredients | How to Prep | Pan Frying | Batter | Baking or Roasting | …

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Asparagus with Eggs & Capers: Low Carb Side

While the macronutrients of protein and fat hold star status on low carb diets, the vegetable side dishes are often what make the meal more interesting and complete.  The asparagus recipe below is not only low carb, but offers a lot of protein from the egg garnish. And it’s quick and easy to boot! Jump …

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“Crispy” Zucchini Fritters with Yogurt Caper Dipping Sauce

These are not deep-fried fritters, they’re more like potato pancakes, using shredded zucchini in place of the potato.  The best thing about this recipe is the tips for making zucchini fritters (or zucchini pancakes) crispy without having them fall apart in the pan. The recipe ingredients include fresh shredded zucchini, panko, parmesan cheese and herbs, accompanied …

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Red Bell Pepper & Eggplant Spread: Kosovar Ajvar

Ajvar is a red pepper eggplant spread popular in the Balkan region.  This recipe is a particularly robust version enhanced with a Peruvian hot spice. The video that accompanies the recipe also demonstrates a quick and easy way to roast and peel peppers. This is a perfect low carb spread and is fantastic with salmon …

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Low Carb Salmon Kebabs in Lemon Herb Marinade

These robustly flavored salmon skewers (or kebabs) are ready to eat in 30 minutes and can be cooked indoors for year-round enjoyment. If you keep the spicy, lemon-herbal marinade but change up the vegetables, you can have an easy low carb dish for any season. Jump to: RECIPE | Best Veggies for Kebabs | Dipping …

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Low Carb Brussel Sprouts Caesar Salad

Brussel sprouts are often hailed as one of the most-hated foods.  However, Caesar salad is one of the most popular.  This unique combination of brussel sprouts and Caesar salad brings out the best in both dishes for a spectacular side dish to any meal. Jump to: RECIPE | Health Benefits of Brussels | Substitutions | …

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How to Use Fruit Vinegars with Vegetables

Roasting vegetables to the point of caramelization is one popular way of eking out more sweetness and flavor from the raw vegetable. Adding a few splashes of a fruit-flavored vinegar while roasting enhances flavor even more and can be a great way to customize vegetable dishes and add creativity to what is often seen as …

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