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BEST soft herb rolls for busy cooks!

BEST soft herb rolls for busy cooks!

Excellent, with or without the herbs. Subbed half whole-wheat for white...great! Easy, and destined to become a regular on my list! — ChefSandrine 4/21/2010
Two-Step Soup

Two-Step Soup

Layer the first 8 ingredients in a clean pint jar for a gift-in-a-jar. For a special treat, add the canned ingredients, a pretty napkin, and a wooden spoon in a basket. Keep browned ground beef in the freezer if you have the room. It makes this soup an amazing "emergency" soup! If you're starting with already-browned beef, you can dump everything in the crock pot on low for 4 hours. [I posted this recipe.] — talheure 2/21/2010
Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

Yum! Next time, though, I'll cut the oil to 2T or less. I made gravy thickened with a little corn starch and used minced (bottled) garlic instead of powderf. Rave reviews by all, kids and adults alike! Thank you! — Bob630 2/15/2010
Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

We love this! --I add all the mixings to a zip-top bag and then toss in the fresh asparagus to coat. --Also, because of severe sodium restrictions, I left the salt entirely out. Instead, I added two cloves of very finely minced garlic. --just personal preference, we let it cook a little longer. It was amazing! — promfh 2/15/2010
Sour Cream Oven Omelet

Sour Cream Oven Omelet

Excellent and easy! It easily served six friends for brunch (with fruit/English muffins). I added a handful of shredded cheese, too. — srenea 1/27/2010
Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

We make this with cayenne and salt/pepper in place of the other herbs. It's amazing and my husband who Does Not Eat vegetables scarfs it down. I look forward to trying it this way, too! — promfh 1/21/2010
Lite Chocolate Cake Cookie

Lite Chocolate Cake Cookie

So that diabetics can make wise choices about how much/what they eat, I offer this: without any icing at all, each of the 36 servings has about 12 g carbs. 1/2 c sugar = 360 carbs. 1/2 c splenda = 24 carbs. Milk = 6 carbs. Cocoa = 9 carbs. — cecils02 1/19/2010
Olive Garden's Pasta E Fagioli

Olive Garden's Pasta E Fagioli

Excellent, hearty soup. Next time I'll try browned Italian sausage instead of ground meat. My family (2 teens, hubby) loved it as is, but it was just a little bland to bite into a chunk of plain ground meat to me. — jwedzee 1/19/2010
Chicken Tortilla Soup ala Steve

Chicken Tortilla Soup ala Steve

We are a family of four, and next time I will double this...they were digging around the next day looking for leftovers! :) We toasted corn tortilla strips (sprayed with nonstick spray, then topped with cumin and chili powder) in a 400 degree oven instead of frying. — stevemur 1/18/2010
No-knead Bread

No-knead Bread

This recipe can be halved for a single-meal or small-family loaf. Cut the water and flour in half, but leave the salt and yeast the same. Baking time is roughly 20 minutes total in a 470F oven, all with the lid ON. For diabetics and carb-conscious eaters, this is a great, high quality choice if you love bread. One piece of good hot bread at dinner makes my husband smile. 1/8 of the small loaf I make (and therefore 1/16 of the larger loaf) yields approximately 16 grams carbohydrate, with the end pieces slightly lower and the center slices slightly higher. Yum! — vogelap 1/12/2010
Beef Stew with Chipotle Peppers

Beef Stew with Chipotle Peppers

This was terrific. About midway through, all I could smell was the sweetness of the wine, so I added some garlic powder, onion powder, and adobo powdered seasoning. It probably did NOT need it...the result was wonderful, though! Something different, for sure. — ellie36 1/12/2010
Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Red beans and rice is a traditional Monday meal in South Louisiana. My husband's grandmother said it was because Monday was wash day and this dish could be put on the stove/fire and left all day with nobody "payin' it no mind." Serve with cornbread or crusty yeast bread, if you like. [I posted this recipe.] — talheure 1/11/2010
Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

Carb-count seems low for such a large serving plus tortilla chips. a 3-T serving of beans = 17 grams carb, so I'm not sure how 3/4 c = 14 grams. Help? In any case, it's a very tasty choice in controlled amounts for my favorite diabetic. I've made other changes to make it more heart-healthy and savory: 1 T oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes instead of called-for vegetable oil 1 T Splenda (baking type, or 1 pack of regular) instead of 1 cup Added 4 T lime juice 1/2 t cayenne 1/2 t cumin 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped fine Marinated overnight, no need to drain. Delish! — promfh 1/11/2010
Atkinized BBQ Sauce

Atkinized BBQ Sauce

Wow...at 6 g per tablespoon, it's still really carb-heavy! (Bearing in mind that my very active, very fit husband can have no more than 60 carbs per meal...12 carbs for BBQ sauce is a hearty chunk out of the carb budget!) But having the information is very helpful. NOTE: you were right to label this "Atkins," as it is NOT suitable for diabetics to subtract fiber from carbs. Fiber's great, but doesn't magically erase or neutralize carbs, or so our dietician tells us. — promfh 1/11/2010
No Dough Meat Crust Pizza For The Low Carb Dieter

No Dough Meat Crust Pizza For The Low Carb Dieter

My husband and teen daughter and son loved this! When I make this again, I'll use a baking sheet with sides, though, because I guess the sauce dripped off the baking stone's sides. Guess what I'll be cleaning tomorrow?! — Dana 1/7/2010
Boston Butt Pork Roast

Boston Butt Pork Roast

This is something I put on in the morning (after marinating overnight) and ignore until time to make the gravy. My husband dislikes "velvety" meats that are overcooked or dry, but this one is a favorite for him and our two kids as well. To make it heart-healthy, he really watches his portion size, especially for the gravy. One of these days, I want to make this a day ahead and refrigerate the pan juices to get rid of more fat! [I posted this recipe.] — talheure 1/5/2010
Low Carb Cougar Gold Cheese Soup

Low Carb Cougar Gold Cheese Soup

You don't list the fat grams, and our diabetic food plan doesn't include high-fat sauces. I suspect most don't. For a treat, this might be good once in a while, but wow...it makes a lot of sauce! — Liss 1/4/2010
Diabetic/low-carb Fudge Candy

Diabetic/low-carb Fudge Candy

The catch is to eat ONE piece, but only if you make the changes finnfras suggests! I wonder--is the author diabetic or an expert? Substituting splenda for sugar helps--but milk, cornflakes, etc. have tons of carbs, too, making me think there's some confusion here. But with finnfras's changes, it might fit into someone's plans. It's really important to know the carb count per slice, as too many diabetics (like the rest of the population) have serious problems with portion control. This sounds like a decent choice if you can stick with ONE piece! 1/4/2010
Low Carb Fruit Chutney

Low Carb Fruit Chutney

Hmmm. Our dietician tells us that the "net carbs" idea (deducting fiber grams from total carbs for a "net" carb count) is only for the Atkins and similar diet plans, not diabetics. While even the total carbs in this recipe are low for the serving amount, I would caution against any diabetic relying on "net carbs" without checking with a diabetic counselor first. 1/4/2010

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