Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots

Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots

Are you tired of the same old vegetables? I sure am! When…

Are you tired of the same old vegetables? I sure am! When I created this recipe for ginger glazed carrots my first intention was to avoid granulated sugar. Before I knew it, I added ginger, but was sure if I was going to remove it or not after cooking. I didn’t remove the ginger slices and it added a bit of kick to my meal. I loved it! I’ll leave it up to you if you leave them in or not. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Pastry Cream Using Cornstarch

Gluten Free Pastry Cream Using Cornstarch

I already created one gluten free pastry cream recipe; however, due to…

I already created one gluten free pastry cream recipe; however, due to the rice flour, it needs to sit overnight to remove the chalky flavor and texture. This recipe may be used immediately. Using an ice bath, you don’t even have to chill it that long. If you haven’t tried pastry cream yet, this will be a decadent treat. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Cream of Rice Cereal

Delicious Cream of Rice Cereal Recipe

Adding a little fruit or fruit puree, nuts, dried fruit, and cinnamon…

Adding a little fruit or fruit puree, nuts, dried fruit, and cinnamon creates this delicious cream of rice cereal recipe. Of course, it’s all gluten free. The cereal alone is an  excellent source of iron. You can also use cooked rice as a substitute. I know a few people who have tried replacing their cream of wheat with cream of rice and did not care for it, but this recipe is mind changer. 

Stuffed Beets with Rice and Raisins

Rice & Raisin Stuffed Beets

Beets are trending as a vegetable this year. Why not mix things…

Beets are trending as a vegetable this year. Why not mix things up a bit. Using them as you would a bellpepper, stuff your beets. This recipe for rice and raisin stuffed beets is just one delicious idea. Enjoy!

Easy to Make Chocolate Curls

How to Make Chocolate Curls

Learn how to make chocolate curls like a professional baker, or even better.…

Learn how to make chocolate curls like a professional baker, or even better. The chocolate is easier to work with because of the added shortening. Get the chocolate to the correct temperature and curl away!

Gluten Free Chocolate Souffle Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Souffle

Today is National Chocolate Souffle Day! Who can resist? Not me! Souffles…

Today is National Chocolate Souffle Day! Who can resist? Not me! Souffles have a bad wrap for being difficult to make, but they aren’t. I wouldn’t advise poking them with a toothpick, but they are fairly easy. Just be sure to beat those egg whites, as instructed. With chocolate, you really can’t do any wrong. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Atkins-Style Shakes

Copycat Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Atkins Shake Recipe

Atkin shakes do not contain any gluten (wheat, rye or barley). They…

Atkin shakes do not contain any gluten (wheat, rye or barley). They do, however, contain cross-contamination of gluten from their factory. Therefore, they are not labeled gluten free. This led me to develop a gluten free atkins shake recipe that is also dairy and soy-free. I hope you find it helpful. I included the carb ccount on the right side of each ingredient that contains carbs. Atkins shakes cost $7.89 per 4 count. This recipe contains 2.25 carbs. Atkins vanilla shake contains 1 carb and the chocolate, 2 carbs. So, you’ll definitely save money making your own, but you obviously will consume more carbs. They are both 11 ounces.
This recipe is also free of carrageenan and artificial flavoring, which Atkins shakes contain. The below recipe is vanilla and pumpkin-spiced flavored. You can flavor it as you see fit. Just be sure to add carbs where appropriate such as 2 grams for 1 Tablespoon of cocoa powder, which is not allowed during the induction phase. As is, this recipe is allowed during the induction phase as well as throughout the diet.
Note: Many sugar-free substitutes contain carbohydrates. I use stevia, which is much healthier than cancer causing artificial sweeteners. Plus the variety I use does not any carbs at all.
Important: A high protein diet such as the Atkins Diet causes a diuretic effect on the body. While you lose water, you are also losing important minerals such as calcium. If you are not consuming dairy on the Atkins diet, be sure to take calcium supplements.* You can lose about 1.75 milligrams of calcium through water loss for each gram of animal protein ingested.