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MRS FIELD’S®CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

(ANOTHER VERSION)


A copycat recipe of the famous cookies! Still the same recipe essentially as my previous one with some minor changes.  These cookies are also smaller. These cookies will probably bring back good memories.  These are large, soft cookies when warm and taste absolutely delicious! I like them best baked fresh and frozen briefly for about 15 minutes. Very reminiscent of the real thing!  Keep them refrigerated.  The next day I nuke a cookie briefly and enjoy it again.  My husband likes them chilled out of the fridge.  You cannot go wrong with these low-carb cookies - even non low-carbers will like them!  If you are sensitive to maltitol in the Wal-Mart sugar-free Hershey's chocolate chips, try Lily's (link in ingredients) and, if desired swop out some of the chocolate chips for chopped pecans or walnuts.


Using the Keto Bake Mix usually results in about 1 gram carb difference per serving. For convenience, I usually make up 3 x the amount of bake mix and keep it on hand.  This way a recipe like this which uses a fair amount of the bake mix does not use it all up at once and I can make one or two other baked items out of the remaining bake mix, before having to put together another batch of my favorite bake mix which is the Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2.  My husband cannot handle too much fiber and that bake mix is fine for him, whereas the Keto Bake Mix and the Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Bake Mix are too high in fiber for him.


23/4 cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, (675 mL)
  OR 3 cups Keto Bake Mix OR (750 mL)
3/4 tsp baking soda (3 mL)

1/8 tsp salt (0.5 mL)

2 sticks butter, softened (250 g)

2 large eggs

Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 11/4 cups (300 mL)

  sugar

1/4 cup granulated erythritol (60 mL)

2 tsp vanilla extract (10 mL)

13/4 cups sugar-free chocolate chips (425 mL)


Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).


In medium bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, OR Keto Bake Mix, OR Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Bake Mix, baking soda and salt.  Whisk with wire whisk.


In bowl of electric mixer, place butter and eggs; beat.  Add liquid sweetener and erythritol and vanilla extract; mix well.softened.  Add dry ingredients; mix.  Stir in chocolate chips.


Scoop scant 2 tbspfuls (30 mL) of dough and place on well-greased cookie sheets.  Flatten very slightly. The cookies will spread so leave enough room between them. Bake 16 minutes or until tops of the cookies are just set and they are light golden brown underneath.  They will look a little under-cooked and are in a sense, but trust me, they taste wonderful this way.  They will also be a bit fragile as a result, until they cool.   Cool on cookie sheets to room temperature.  Refrigerate and they will be much more robust and absolutely delicious!


Yield:  32 cookies

1 low-carb cookie/keto
141.5/150.4 calories

2.3/3.1 g protein

11.4/12.5 g fat

0/1.2 g fiber

2.5/1.7 g net carbs 


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TANGY LEMON SQUARES

These have the most amazing texture straight out of the refrigerator.  My husband loved them!  There is a substantial lemon topping.  If you would prefer a softer set, leave the squares at room temperature for 10 minutes or more.  They will hold up at room temperature, but get progressively soft and creamy.  They firm up exactly the same way again once refrigerated. 

Crust:
2/3  cup Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2 - CLICK for recipe (150 mL)
  OR ground almonds
2/3  cup ground almonds (150 mL)
1/3  cup butter, melted (75 mL)
Sweetener to equal 2 tbsp sugar (30 mL)
Filling:
6 egg yolks
4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened (60 mL)
3/4  cup lemon juice (175 mL)
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 1/2  cup sugar (125 mL)
1/4  cup powdered erythritol, OR (60 mL)
  6 sweetener packets (the kind used for coffee)
1/4  cup whipping cream (60 mL)
1/4  cup whole, OR skim milk powder, OR heavy cream powder (60 mL)
11/2 tbsp unflavored gelatin (22 mL)
  (For a softer set use 2 tsp less)
1/4  tsp yellow food coloring (1 mL)

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). 

Crust: In medium bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, ground almonds, melted butter and sweetener.  Press mixture into 8-inch square baking dish, using plastic wrap over top.   Bake 10 to 15 minutes.

Filling:  In food processor, process egg yolks, butter, lemon juice, sweetener, powdered erythritol, OR 6 sweetener packets, whipping cream, milk powder (OR alternative), unflavored gelatin and yellow food coloring.  Pour over baked crust and bake 15 minutes.  Allow to cool and refrigerate.

Yield:  25 squares
1 square
97.5 calories
2.6 g protein
8.9 g fat
0.3 g fiber
2.1 g net carbs (3.2 g net carbs for 16 squares)


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PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE WITH CHOCOLATE TOPPING

This fudge is very smooth and as it dries out a bit over the days in the fridge, it only gets better – has a tiny bit of chewiness to it which only adds to the enjoyment of this fudge.  This very slight chewiness comes from the whey protein, which I have used in the past to successfully make chewy low-carb toffee.  I have a few toffee recipes under Confections in the Index - super easy recipes!

1 cup peanut butter (250 mL)
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 1 cup (250 mL)
  sugar
1/2 cup powdered erythritol, OR (125 mL)
  10 coffee sweetener packets
1/3 cup whole milk powder (Costco, Wal-Mart), OR (75 mL)
  heavy cream powder (Amazon and Wal-Mart)
6 tbsp heavy cream (90 mL)
1/4 cup unsalted butter (60 mL)
1 tbsp water (15 mL)
1/2 cup vanilla whey protein (125 mL)
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
Chocolate Topping:
1/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips (75 mL)
2 tbsp unsalted butter (30 mL)

In nonstick saucepan, combine peanut butter, liquid sweetener, powdered erythritol, whole milk powder, OR heavy cream powder, heavy cream, unsalted butter and water.  Stir over medium heat until peanut butter smells toasty and all is incorporated. 

In food processor, process fudge, vanilla whey protein and vanilla extract.  Transfer to an 8-inch baking dish.  Freeze while you make the Chocolate Topping.

Chocolate Topping: In double boiler, combine chocolate chips and unsalted butter.  Once melted, spread over top of the Peanut Butter Fudge.  Place fudge back in the freezer until set and then refrigerate.

Helpful Hint:  Carbs will be higher with the coffee sweetener packets.

Yield:  36 servings (6 x 6)
1 serving
82.9 calories
2.7 g protein
6.9 g fat
0 g fiber
1.8 g net carbs 


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First printing was in September, 2018. This is the second in a series of two cookbooks with Peggy Hardaway as the principal author with some great recipes from George Stella and I as well. Again there is an introduction and preamble by George Stella as well as a Helpful Hints section.    Pretty silver/platinum cookbook with matching coil binding.  These five colorful cookbooks with their equally colorful and substantial pages of recipe photos are fun to own, easy to navigate, fun to read, and I'm sure you will love owning them.  I know even I am happy to have them and refer to them often. There are about 65 color PHOTOS!!  As with all of the cookbooks, each recipe that has a photo will have it indicated in the heading next to the name of the author whose recipe it is and, in addition, each photo has the page number indicated on it.  With all of the cookbooks, I am the one who edits them and lovingly puts the cookbooks together.  I take my job very seriously and always do my best to produce an accurate and quality job!  I was taught initially by publishers who published a couple of my cookbooks - one of them was published by the largest publisher in Canada at the time (now taken over by an American company), MacMillan Canada.  I soon figured out that I wanted to get into self-publishing.  Now, of course, we are competing with thousands of other low-carb cookbooks out there and it is more and more difficult to make a living in this field.  Our trusted brand does set us apart and we are proud to have such creative people on the Low-Carbing Among Friends' team, not the least of which is renowned low-carb chef and TV celebrity, George Stella!

Peggy Hardaway has devoted many years to creating wonderful recipes that the low-carb community has enjoyed.  You can find her recipes at Buttoni's Low-Carb Recipes.  Peggy, also a teacher by profession, has happily retired with various other interests that keep her occupied, but she still keeps her hand in and posts new recipes to her blog as she makes them.  As well, she participates in Low-carb Forums helping newbies and others.  Peggy has her very own style and often makes ethnic foods that we might be afraid to tackle, however, she makes them look easy!  She also has many of her very own homemade spice blends (many of which mimic commercial varieties), 5 of which you will find in this cookbook (such as Shawarma Spice Blend, Ranch Dressing Powder Blend and Garam Masala Spice Blend), with the recipes for you to make your own, if you so desire.  Peggy knows the art of very flavorful cooking!

When Peggy was actively working on the team for a few years on Facebook, Peggy and I would often reach millions with our recipes.  Peggy and I would have a friendly rivalry going on with our daily posts and those were such fun days.  We were very supportive of each other, however, and stood by each other when others tried their best to topple our team or compromise our success. That happened fairly frequently and it hurt sometimes, but we picked ourselves up and carried on!  It is hard to believe sometimes but it did all happen.  We were top of the low-carb world on Facebook for 5 plus years and thus we didn't make everyone happy as it is such a competitive business.  It was only when we stopped paying Facebook for 2 years that another lady who was paying Facebook a lot caught up to us in time.  Lovely lady and none of us begrudge her that success.  We pay a little bit these days but the majority of our likes which with our two combined pages is over 1.1 million were from the good old days - mostly organic likes - save for about 10,000 likes which were paid likes (well, not entirely - our organic likes finally given to us).  Even although we pay Facebook a bit these days, we still only get a fraction of our organic likes added.  One has to pay lot to get them all.  I miss the good old days, but nothing stays the same forever and one day I will retire and, thus, I put things in perspective.  Life is not all about social media!  However, that said we are still the top low-carb team on Facebook.

Pictured on the Front Cover: Griddled Chia Biscuits, Triple Pork Rolls, Strawberry Pie, Southern Fried Chicken, Bacon Shawarma Salad


APPETIZERS:
Examples: 
Tuna-Cheese Stiffed mini Peppers
Meatza Donuts
Cheese Puffs
Pecan Cheese Ring
Cocoa Roasted Peanuts
Mozzarella Sticks
Portabella Pizzas
Sweet Onion Chicken Wings


BREADS, MUFFINS AND MORE
Examples:
Banana Bran Muffins, Bananan Muffins, Blueberry Danish Muffins, Cake Donuts, Chocoalte Banana Nut Muffins, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Focaccia, Italian Herb Bread, Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, Splendid Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Bake Mix


BREAKFASTS
Examples:
Mexican Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, Upside-Down Bacon Onion Omelet, Griddled Chia Biscuits, Turnip Bacon Frittata, Salmon Broccoli Cheddar Quiche, Low-Carb "Oatmeal", Inside-out Egg Sandwiches, Loaded Low-Carb "Grits"


MAIN COURSES AND SIDES
Examples:
MAIN COURSES:
Beef and Lamb -  Beef Chile Relleno Casserole, Honey Garlic Meatballs, Mega Meatballs (pork and beef)
Fish and Seafood - Moo Shu Shrimp, Salmon with Cucumber and Dill, Shrimp-Stuffed Eggplant
Pork - Pork Chops with Apple and Sage, Slow-Cooker Pork Chops with Cabbage, Triple Pork Rolls
Poultry -Greek Chicken Spanako, Chicken Artichoke Casserole, Chicken Spinach Alfredo, Creamy Stuffed Chicken with Mushroom Sauce, Giant Chicken and Vegetable Calzone, Old-Fashioned Chicken Casserole, Skillet Chicken and Broccoli, Southern Fried Chicken
Sausage - Eggplant Sausage Rollatini, Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage


SIDES:
Examples: Simply Sauteed Broccoli, Roasted Candied Carrots, Pan-fried Cauliflower with Sage, Twice Baked Potatoes, Eggplant Parmigiana Slices, Eggplant Sausage Stuffing, Italian Green Beans, Creamy Broccoli and Mushrooms, Monterey Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole, Creamy Garlic Mushrooms, Chorizo-Stuffed Pattypan Squash, Spaghetti Squash Parmesan with Bacon, Baked Potato, Roasted Turnips, Spicy Zucchini Cakes, Zucchini Noodles


MISCELLANEOUS
Substantial Section: Breadings, Crusts and Dough, Dressings, Frostings, Miscellaneous, Sauces, Spice Blends, Toppings (savory) and Toppings (sweet)


SALADS AND SOUPS
Salads:
Examples:  Jicama Mint Salad, Bacon Shawarma Salad, Quinoa Spinach Salad, Fruity Chicken Salad, Old-Fashioned Mock Potato Salad, Artichoke Picnic Salad, Buffalo Cobb Salad
Soups:
Examples: Curried Carrot Soup, Cream of Broccoli Soup, "Pasta" Fagioli Soup, "Potato" Soup, Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, Chicken and "Rice" Soup, Wisconsin Cheese Soup


SWEET ENDINGS
Cakes
Examples: Apple Cake, Banana Peanut Butter Twinkies, Chocolate Pecan Cake, Chocolate Tea Cakes, Individual Irish Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin Cake, Toasted hazelnut Chocolate Cupcakes

Cheesecakes and Pies
Examples:  Coconut Cheesecake with Macadamia Nut Crust, Lemon Cheesecake, No Bake Peanut Butter Pie, Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake, Strawberry Pie, Tarte Tatin

Cookies and Squares
Examples: Almond Shortbread Squares, Carrot Cake Cookies, Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bars with caramel, Custard-Topped Cheesecake Squares, Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Squares, No Bake Cookie Dough Squares

Frozen Desserts
Examples: Creamy Mango Popsicles, Creamy Peach Popsicles, Lemon Ice Cream, Lemon Pineapple Ice Cream, Peach Ice Cream, Strawberry and Cream Ice Pops
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MEXICAN SHREDDED CHICKEN CHEESE TACOS AND CHEESE WRAPS

Cheese tacos date back many years now, but I still make them to this day as they are so much less carby than the real thing and so much tastier.  I thought about making a soft tortilla using grated cheese.  I have used cheese in that way before; however, I used cheese slices.  I think grated cheese is even nicer.  To give my Cheese Tacos and Wraps more flavor, I combined grated Mozzarella cheese with grated Swiss Cheese, but you could also use Monterey Jack cheese or Cheddar cheese.  Good choice as I’ve always loved that combination.  I find my Mozzarella cheese and Swiss cheese blocks at the equivalent of Costco here in Panama, called Price Smart.

1 lb 10 oz shredded chicken breasts (737 g)
  (2 large chicken breasts)
Chicken stock (mine is usually homemade)
8 oz cream cheese (250 g)
1/4 cup heavy cream (60 mL)
1/4 cup water (60 mL)
2 tsp minced garlic, from a jar (10 mL)
2 tsp chili powder (10 mL)
2 tsp ground cumin (10 mL)
1 tsp black pepper (5 mL)
1 tsp dried parsley (5 mL)
1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
Cheese Taco, OR Cheese Wrap:
1 oz grated Mozzarella cheese (30 g)
1 oz grated Swiss cheese (30 g)
Topping ideas:
Salsa
Diced green pepper or jalapenos
Sour Cream
Grated cheese
Diced Avocado

To make shredded chicken, I simply place my three chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow-cooker and submerge them with chicken stock.  Cook on high for 4 hours and then use two forks to shred each chicken breast. 

In nonstick frying pan, combine cream cheese (cut into pieces), heavy cream, water, minced garlic, whili powder, cumin, black pepper, parsley and salt.  Stir occasionally and towards the end whisk well to combine into a rich, thick sauce.  Add chicken and cook 2 minutes to heat through.  Fill hard Taco or soft Tortilla with this chicken filling and add toppings of choice.

Cheese Taco:  To make the hard taco, sprinkle combine grated Mozzrella cheese and Swiss cheese and sprinkle into a circle to fill a 6-inch (15 cm) nonstick pan.  Cook until browning at the edges and easy to flip.  Flip and cook the other side briefly.  Fold over a spoon to keep it open while it cools. 

Cheese Wrap:  Sprinkle combined Mozzarella cheese and Swiss cheeses in the shape of a cirlcle on a piece of parchment paper.  Cover with another piece of parchment paper.  Nuke 15 seconds in the microwave oven.  Remove and using a rolling pin, roll out into a cohesive circle.  Allow to cool before filling.  You can hurry the process by refrigerating it briefly.  This is a beautiful, flexible cheese wrap.  When you place the warm filling in the tortilla, it makes it even tastier.  Fold and enjoy!

Yield:  1 Taco OR Tortilla
1 serving
196.8 calories
14.2 g protein
14.8 g fat
0 g fiber
1.7 g net carbs

Yield:  1 filled Taco/Wrap
1 serving
312.1 calories
29 g protein
20.3 g fat
0.1 g fiber
2.3 g net carbs 

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MOZZARELLA MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS

Can we have too many mushroom dishes to try?  Mushrooms and onions are a good combination and add cream and Mozzarella and you have a lovely dish with just enough creamy sauce.

Olive oil
1 cup chopped onion (250 mL)
2 tsp crushed garlic
1 lb sliced mushrooms (0.45 kg)
Seasoning salt, to taste
1 tsp dried parsley (5 mL)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, optional (2 mL)
1/4 tsp thyme (1 mL)
3/4 cup grated Mozzarella cheese, (175 mL)
  divided
1/3 cup heavy cream (75 mL)
Garnish:
Chopped green oni on or parsley
1/2 tsp paprika (2 mL)

In large nonstick frying pan, fry onions in a little olive oil over medium heat, until turning translucent. Towards the end of cooking, fry the garlic until turning brown.  Add a little extra oil and cook mushrooms along with the onions and garlic until browning about 5 to 7 minutes. Pour off any excess liquid. Add seasoning salt, parsley, red pepper flakes, if using, 1/2 cup (125 mL) Mozzarella cheese and cream.  Bring to the boil and simmer until liquid has reduced to your liking.

Pour mushroom mixture into casserole dish and top with 1/4 cup (60 mL) Mozzarella cheese.  Sprinkle with green onions or parsley and paprika.  Allow the heat of the casserole dish to melt the Mozzarella cheese.  Serve.

Yield:  6 servings
1 serving
119.8 calories
5.3 g protein
8.4 g fat
1.6 g fiber
5.7 g net carbs 

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First printing was in March, 2018. This is the first in a series of two cookbooks with Peggy Hardaway as the principal author with some great recipes from George Stella and I as well. Again there is an introduction and preamble by George Stella as well as a Helpful Hints section.    Pretty golden cookbook with matching coil binding.  These five colorful cookbooks with their equally colorful and substantial pages of recipe photos are fun to own, easy to navigate, fun to read, and I'm sure you will love owning them.  I know even I am happy to have them and refer to them often.   As with all of the cookbooks, each recipe that has a photo will have it indicated in the heading next to the name of the author whose recipe it is and, in addition, each photo has the page number indicated on it.  With all of the cookbooks, I am the one who edits them and lovingly puts the cookbooks together.  I take my job very seriously and always do my best to produce an accurate and quality job!  I was taught initially by publishers who published a couple of my cookbooks - one of them was published by the largest publisher in Canada at the time (now taken over by an American company), MacMillan Canada.  I soon figured out that I wanted to get into self-publishing.  Now, of course, we are competing with thousands of other low-carb cookbooks out there and it is more and more difficult to make a living in this field.  Our trusted brand does set us apart and we are proud to have such creative people on the Low-Carbing Among Friends' team, not the least of which is renowned low-carb chef and TV celebrity, George Stella!

Peggy Hardaway has devoted many years to creating wonderful recipes that the low-carb community has enjoyed.  You can find her recipes at Buttoni's Low-Carb Recipes.  Peggy, also a teacher by profession, has happily retired with various other interests that keep her occupied, but she still keeps her hand in and posts new recipes to her blog as she makes them.  As well, she participates in Low-carb Forums helping newbies and others.  Peggy has her very own style and often makes ethnic foods that we might be afraid to tackle, however, she makes them look easy!  She also has many of her very own homemade spice blends (many of which mimic commercial varieties), some of which you will find in this cookbook, with the recipes for you to make your own, if you so desire.  Peggy knows the art of very flavorful cooking!

When Peggy was actively working on the team for a few years on Facebook, Peggy and I would often reach millions with our recipes.  Peggy and I would have a friendly rivalry going on with our daily posts and those were such fun days.  We were very supportive of each other, however, and stood by each other when others tried their best to topple our team or compromise our success. That happened fairly frequently and it hurt sometimes, but we picked ourselves up and carried on!  It is hard to believe sometimes but it did all happen.  We were top of the low-carb world on Facebook for 5 plus years and thus we didn't make everyone happy as it is such a competitive business.  It was only when we stopped paying Facebook for 2 years that another lady who was paying Facebook a lot caught up to us in time.  Lovely lady and none of us begrudge her that success.  We pay a little bit these days but the majority of our likes which with our two combined pages is over 1.1 million were from the good old days - mostly organic likes - save for about 10,000 likes which were paid likes (well, not entirely - our organic likes finally given to us).  Even although we pay Facebook a bit these days, we still only get a fraction of our organic likes added.  One has to pay lot to get them all.  I miss the good old days, but nothing stays the same forever and one day I will retire and, thus, I put things in perspective.  Life is not all about social media!  However, that said we are still the top low-carb team on Facebook and this weekend when my husband adds up the numbers, it will be very clear that we are as a team still number one on Facebook.

Pictured on the Front Cover: Curried Pumpkin "Puppies", Almond Butter Cookies, Chickpea, Collard and Sausage Soup, Strawberry Chocolate Torte, Grilled Chicken and Spinach Pizza


APPETIZERS:
Examples: 
Barbecue Dogs
Hummus (can't tell the difference from the real thing!)
Tuna Cheesies (her husband's fave snack)
Cheesy Veggie Bacon Dip
Stuffed Eggs Au Gratin


BREADS, MUFFINS AND MORE
Examples:
Blueberry Scones, Fluffy Biscuits, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Focccia, Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns, Peggy's Original Pizza Crust, Sliced Bread, Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mix 1 and 2, Tortillas

BREAKFASTS
Examples:
Breakfast Sticks, Scrambled Eggs with Tarragon Cream, Cheesy "Hash Browns", Pumpkin Granola, Rotel Breakfast Stack, Red Radish Cottage "Fries", Fluffy Pancakes, Breakfast Sausage, Shrimply delicious Frittata


MAIN COURSES AND SIDES
Examples:
MAIN COURSES:
Beef and Lamb-  Chicken-Fried Steak, Greek Stuffed Peppers, Indian Kheema Matar, Salisbury Steak with Onion Gravy, Spaghetti Sauce Bolognese, Meatballs in Miracle Dough, Stuffed Meatloaf Minis
Fish and Seafood - Creamy Chipotle-Lime Scampi, Fish with Champagne Sauce, Tuna-Cauli Cakes
Pork - Blackened Pork Chops, Grilled Ham Steaks with Peach Chutney, Pork in Queso Flameado Sauce (popular)
Poultry -Chicken Chile Relleno Casserole (uber-famous recipe!), Chicken Florentine, Creamy Chicken Cabbage Casserole, Grilled Chicken and Spinach Pizza, Lebanese Baked Chicken (uber-famous recipe!), Lemon Pepper Turkey Breast, Mexican Chicken Burritos, Teriyaki and Ginger Chicken Thighs
Sausage - Calico Cabbage


SIDES:
Examples: Broccoli Carrot Fritters, Creamy, Cheesy Parsley Cauliflower, Curried Pumpkin "Puppies", Green Bean Casserole, Kashmir Mushrooms, Foolproof Mashed Cauliflower, Okra Fritters, Roasted Shawarma Vegetables, Scalloped Zucchini, Swiss Cheese Broccoli Bake


MISCELLANEOUS
Substantial Section: Crusts and Dough, Dressings, Frostings, Sauces, Spice Blends, Toppings (savory and sweet)


SALADS AND SOUPS
Salads:
Examples:  Chicken Shawarma Waldorf Salad, Kale Orange Walnut Salad, Artichoke Salad, Iranian Mint Cucumber Salad, Tabouleh Salad, Asian Chicken Salad. Spinach Salad with Olive Dressing
Soups:
Examples: Peggy's Texas Chili, Tortilla Soup, Lobster Bisque, Zuppa Toscana (Peggy's famous soup on Facebook!), Chickpea, Collard and Sausage Soup, Montreal Chicken Soup


SWEET ENDINGS
Cakes
Examples: Apple Cupcakes, Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Jiffy Peanut Butter Cakes, Meyer Lemon Pound Cake, Orange Pound Cake, Sock-it-to-me Cake and Strawberry Chocolate Torte

Cheesecakes and Pies
Examples:  Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Sour Cream Cheesecake with Lemon Accents, Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Cookies and Squares
Examples: Almond Butter Cookies, Carrot Cake Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting, Cookie Crust Apple Pie Squares, Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting, Thick Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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FRIED “BREADED” FISH FILLETS


This coating for fish is delicious!  Dip the fish fillets in beaten egg and spoon the breading over them (both sides) and fry on both side until golden brown and the fish flakes easily with a fork.  This sort of coating is great for chicken breasts as well (usually I slice them in half for thinner chicken cutlets) and pork chops as well.  Those are actually lemon slices.  The fruit growing on my trees taste exactly like lemons but they are orange inside.  I have no idea what the real name for them is.  Here is a photo of them: 



24 oz fish fillets (680 g)
  (about 4 or 5 fillets)
2 tbsp butter (30 mL)
2 tbsP Light-tasting olive oil (30 mL)
Parmesan Breading:
1/2 cup Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, (125 mL)
  page___, OR Keto Bake Mix
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (60 mL)
  (jarred kind)
3/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
1/2 tsp dried parsley (2 mL)
1/4 tsp black pepper (1 mL)
Egg Wash:
2 eggs
1 tbsp water (15 mL)

Rinse fish fillets and pat dry with a clean tea towel or place in salad spinner or use paper towels. 

Parmesan Breading:  In medium bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, page, OR Keto Bake Mix, page___, Parmesan cheese, salt, parsley and black pepper.

Egg Wash:  In cereal bowl, beat eggs and water together with fork.

Dip fish fillets in egg wash and then spoon Parmesan Breading on both sides of the fish.  In large, nonstick frying pan fry half the fillets over medium heat in a mixture of 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter and 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil. Fry the fish until the breading is golden brown underneath and then flip them over and again flip them over when the breading is golden.  Keep turning as you do not want the breading to burn; turn down the heat when both sides are golden brown.  Continue to cook until fish flakes easily with a fork (usually the total process is about 9 minutes). Repeat with remaining fish fillets.  Serve immediately with slices of lemon.

Yield:  4 servings
1 serving
395.2 calories
38.6 g protein
32.1 g fat
0 g fiber
3.4 g net carbs

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CHUNKY MONKEY BROWNIES


Delicious brownies with a hint of banana flavor in them.  I used half the amount of chocolate chips compared to the original recipe.  These are fudgy brownies – dense and moist. By not using leavening, it ensures that these brownies are indeed moist and fudgy.


3 eggs
1 cup unsalted butter, softened (250 mL)
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 11/2 cups sugar (375 mL)
1/2 cup granulated erythritol (125 mL)
3/4 cup mashed banana (175 mL)
2 tsp vanilla extract (10 mL)
2 cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, (500 mL)
1/4 cup cocoa (60 mL)
1/8 tsp salt (0.5 mL)
11/4 cups sugar-free chocolate chips (300 mL)

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

In food processor or in bowl with mixer, process eggs.  Add butter, liquid sweetener, erythritol, mashed banana and vanilla extract; process.

In medium bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, (OR alternative), cocoa and salt.  Add to wet ingredients; process.  Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) chocolate chips.  Turn out into a 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33 cm) baking dish. Sprinkle top with remaining chocolate chips and press them into the batter very lightly. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your oven. A knife inserted in the center will come out clean.  

Yield:  36 brownies
1 brownie
113.9 calories
2.0 g protein
9.1 g fat
0.4 g fiber
3.1 g net carbs

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[ Sample recipe photos are at the bottom of this post ]
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First printing was in October 2017. Again there is an introduction and preamble by George Stella as well as a Helpful Hints section.   This cookbook is the 2nd of the second series of 5 special low-carb cookbooks in the Low-Carbing Among Friends' collection.  Pretty pink cookbook with matching pink coil binding.  These five colorful cookbooks with their equally colorful and substantial pages of recipe photos are fun to own, easy to navigate, fun to read, and I'm sure you will love having them.  I know even I am happy to have them.  A good number of the team are represented in this book - Lisa Marshall, Peggy Hardaway, George Stella, Stacey Crawford and me.    As with all of the cookbooks, each recipe that has a photo will have it indicated in the heading next to the name of the author whose recipe it is and, in addition, each photo has the page number indicated on it.  With all of the cookbooks, I am the one who edits them and lovingly puts the cookbooks together.  I take my job very seriously and always do my best to produce an accurate and quality job!  I was taught initially by publishers who published a couple of my cookbooks - one of them was published by the largest publisher in Canada at the time (now taken over by an American company), MacMillan Canada.  I soon figured out that I wanted to get into self-publishing.  Now, of course, we are competing with thousands of other low-carb cookbooks out there and it is more and more difficult to make a living in this field.  Our trusted brand does set us apart and we are proud to have such creative people on the Low-Carbing Among Friends' team, not the least of which is renowned low-carb chef and TV celebrity, George Stella!

Pictured on the Front Cover: Bacon Cheddar Meat Loaf, Sesame-Crusted Salmon, Apple Cinnamon Poke Cake with Caramel Sauce, Blueberry Pound Cake Mini Doughnuts and Caramel Pecan Pie Cheesecake.


APPETIZERS AND BEVERAGES
APPETIZERS:
Examples: 
Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip
Russian Cheesy Bacon Dip
Pineapple Cracker Spread
Miracle Dough Chicken Club Ring
Gouda Crispy Chips
Bacon 'n Cheddar Chips
Miracle Dough Bacon Cheese Spirals
Jalapeno Bacon Chicken Bites


BEVERAGES
Examples:
Meal Replacement Shake
Instant Strawberry Lemon Slushie
Turkish Cardamom Coffee
Pumpkin Caramel Latte
Strawberry Protein Shake
Chai Tea spice Blend
Coconut Cream Pie Hot Sipper


BREADS, MUFFINS AND MORE
Examples:

Breads - Hamburger Buns, Hot Dog Buns or Dinner Rolls, Loaf Pan Breads, Quick Low-Carb Buns, Toasty cinnamon Yeast Bagels, Whole Grain Bread (not gluten-free (only one in the book that is not), but my most famous bread), Glazed Lemon Blueberry Bread
Miscellaneous - Blueberry pound Cake Mini Doughnuts, Most Authentic Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Pizza Crust, Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2
Muffins - Apricot Yogurt Muffins, Carrot Zucchini Cake Muffins, Morning Glory Muffins
Tortilla - Grain-Free Miracle Dough Tortillas, Miracle Dough Tortillas


BREAKFASTS
Examples:
Bacon Zucchini Quiche, Two-Cheese Broccoli Quiche, Bacon Cottage Quiche, Cinnamon English Muffin (one of my faves!), Low-Carb Buttermilk Waffles, Pumpkin Cheesecake Pancakes, Daikon Hash Browns. Full-Moon Sausage and Cream Cheese Muffins, Coconut Flapjacks


MAIN COURSES AND SIDES
Examples:
MAIN COURSES:
Beef - Bacon Tomato Cheeseburger Pie, Beef in Mushroom Wine Sauce, Cheesy Meatball Skillet Dish, Double Bacon Cheddar Meat Loaf, Hamburgers, Molten cheese Beef Quesadillas, Oldey Timey Beef Stew (slow cooker), Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy, Swedish Meatballs
Fish and Seafood - Sesame-crusted Salmon, Turkey Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Pork - Boneless Barbecue Ribs, Breaded Pork Chops and Gravy, Pork Chop Bacon Brussels Sprouts Dish
Poultry - Cheesy chicken "Potato" Casserole, Chicken and Mushrooms in Lemon Garlic Sauce, Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Casserole, Chicken Enchiladas, chicken Francaise, Chicken Vegetable Melt, Garlic Butter Monterey or cheddar chicken, Molten Cheese Chicken Quesadillas, Pppered Sweet Garlic Chicken, Slow Cooker Garlic Chipotle Lime Chicken


SIDES:
Examples: Awesome Grilled Asparagus, Best Simple Green Beans, Cauliflower with Pumpkin Cheese Sauce, Cheesy Scalloped Eggplant Casserole, Cheesy Yellow Squash Casserole, Garlic Lemon Roasted Broccoli and Peppers, Lemon Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms, Roasted Delicata and cranberries, Smoked Gouda Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini Grilled Cheese Fritters


MISCELLANEOUS
Substantial Section: Breadings, Crusts and Dough, Dressings, Frostings, Sauces (savory), Sauces (Sweet), Toppings


SALADS AND SOUPS
Salads:
Examples:  Shrimp Salad in Avocado Boats, Festive Broccoli Salad in a Hurry, Tropical Broccoli Salad, Bacon wilted Salad, Roasted Cranberry Brussels Salad, Wilted Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Apples, Creamy Lime Gelatin Delight
Soups:
Examples: Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Soap De Lima, Thai Chicken Pumpkin Soup, Lobster Bisque, Chipotle Pork Soup, Tomato and Roasted Eggplant Soup, Cream of Asparagus Soup


SWEET ENDINGS
Cakes
Examples: Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Caramel Topping, Apple Cinnamon Poke Cake with Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Zucchini Cake, Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Cheesecakes and Pies
Examples:  Caramel Pecan Pie Cheesecake, Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake, Deep-dish Almond Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Pie

Confections
Example: Creamy Toffee, No-Bake Pumpkin cheesecake Bites, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate

Cookies and Squares
Examples: Carrot Cake Cookies, Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars, Chunky Monkey Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fudgy Frosted Brownies, Grandma's Chocolate Chip Slab Cookies, Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Cookies, Sour Cream Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
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Frozen Desserts
Examples: Strawberry Ice Cream
[ Sample recipe photos are at the bottom of this post ]
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