Aug
23

Recipe Requests

by Krystal

I’d like to have an area dedicated to recipe requests. I make no promises that I will be able to pull them off, but I would sure love to try! If you have something in mind that you’d like to see made, simply leave a comment here and let me know!

6 Responses to “Recipe Requests”

  1. Jilliiian Says:

    looking for a recipe from an old atkins cookbook called french toast omlette…it had eggs, ricotta, vanilla…etc..

    i hope you can find it as it was delicious…

  2. Krystal Says:
  3. hanfordian Says:

    induction friendly vegi dishes. i’m bored with cauliflower, green beans and zucchini!

  4. Krystal Says:

    Find other things that you like, or experiment with other vegetables. It’s hard to give suggestions not knowing the things that you like or how you typically cook your vegetables. You’d probably be surprised at how different vegetables taste depending on how they are prepared: raw red peppers are completely different than sauteed peppers, and grilled peppers are different than those, and roasted red peppers are even more different.

    The first thing I would suggest is trying different ways to cook your vegetables. Raw broccoli is great for dipping and doesn’t have a strong flavor. Steamed broccoli is great with a cheese sauce. And roasted broccoli is really great – toss with olive oil to evenly coat, spread out on a baking sheet, and sprinkle with garlic salt/powder, drizzle with butter and shake paremesan cheese on top.

    Boiled green beans are fine, but they’re pretty boring. You can bake them with a little salt and olive oil in the oven and they are really good. I like to boil them for a few minutes, then shock them in cold water to stop the cooking. Once drained and cooled, toss in an italian dressing (I like balsamic vinegarette), and have a cold green bean salad.

    I LOVE onions and bell peppers. I have them nearly daily. Roasted eggplant is wonderful. Spinach alfredo is another one that is really good.

    My suggestion is to take another look at how you are cooking your veggies. Chances are, you’re prepping them the same way day in and day out. Change it up – try roasting or grilling. You’ll be surprised how different they taste!

  5. Melanie Says:

    Hi,
    I am looking for many great low carb salad dressings to make or that are commercial brand.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.

    Melanie in Colorado

  6. Krystal Says:

    Hi Melanie!

    You’re in luck – just about ANY salad dressing is low carb. What you want to make sure you are getting is a full fat salad dressing. When you get a light or fat free version, there will be added sugars, and that ups the carb count. As long as you’re full fat, you’re pretty much good to go with whatever type of dressing you like! Vinegarettes are lowest in carbs, but even the “worst” dressing, like a balsamic vinegarette (which is high due to the sugars in the balsamic vinegar), is only 2g of carbs per tablespoon. Ceasar, ranch, blue cheese – all low in carbs. :)

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