Low Carb Christmas Recipes
Elegante Pesto Cheese WreathThis is to die for and VERY impressive!
Recipe of Parsely-Basil Pesto (see below).. and THEN...
3 packages 8-ounce cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon Splenda
1 teaspoon onion salt
1/3 cup roasted red peppers
Fresh mint sprigs
Fresh cranberries (or frozen)
Note: Keep a package of frozen cranberries in the freezer for
the holidays as they make great garnishes :)
Prepare the pesto as follows and set aside:
1/2 cup slivered almonds (Nice Option: pine nuts... few more carbs)
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
Throw it ALL in the blender EXCEPT the olive oil and blend until
finely chopped. With the blender running, gradually add the olive
oil and blend until smooth consistency.
Put in a bowl and pop in the fridge until the following, "next
step" is complete.
The next step in this creation is... In a
Carb count for Total Recipe:41 grams carbs/6 grams protein = 35 net grams carbs
PLUS whatever veggies you choose to serve with
the Cheese Wreath... still, an awesome carb count... ENJOY!
Okay, we're on "WOW" roll now... Emeril where are you???
Don't tell anyone but my secret fantasy is to cook "low carb"
with Emeril on his show! Dear Santa... Could you please bring
Recipe from the FIRST Low Carb Christmas Cookbook!
by Jan McCracken
Home site of Low Carb Christmas Cookin'
Low Carb Christmas Cookin'- With an Old-Fashioned Cook!
224 fun-filled, sometimes hysterical pages!
About the author: Jan McCracken is author and self-publisher of
39 gift books and cookbooks. Born in the Midwest and former
owner/innkeeper of a country bed and breakfast in Branson, MO,
she has been cooking since she was seventeen years old (she won’t
tell us how many years that is)!
Jan has been living the low carb lifestyle for eight years. Her
long-term goal is helping people understand that food is truly
the great medicine, prevention and healer of disease.
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