Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Cheese Pastry Bars

Submitted by Monica

2 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 ts. vanilla
2 pkgs. crescent rolls

Mix together 1st 4 ingredients until creamy. (I just used a wooden spoon)
Unroll 1 pkg. of crescent rolls and line the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Spoon cheese mixture evenly on top of dough. Top w/the other pkg. of crescent roll dough. Bake 350 oven for 30 mins. Cool. Glaze.
Glaze: Mix 1/2 c powdered sugar w/enough milk to make a thick glaze. Can add a flavoring if desired.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mock Mashed Potatoes

1 head cauliflower pieces, boiled
1/2 c heavy cream
1/2 stick butter
1 tsp garlic
3/4 sour cream
4 slices American cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Boil cauliflower until tender. Use food processor to chop cauliflower, sour cream, butter, heavy cream, and garlic. Make sure that it is not chopped too fine. Pour mixture into a casserole dish; top with cheese slices. Bake for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Low Carb Ham Quiche

5 eggs
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp. olive oil
garlic salt
6 oz. Ham, diced
6 oz. Mozzarella cheese, grated
2 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
2 tbsp. Pesto

1 Cup soy flour, sifted
1 stick butter - cut in eight sections
3 tbsp. heavy cream
2 tbsp. water
1 cup parmesan cheese

Filling preparation:
Preheat saute pan over medium heat with olive oil. Cook Ham until well browned about (7 -10 minutes.) Add garlic. Remove pan from heat and drain well in strainer. Beat eggs, cream and pesto in mixer or with wire whip. Fill crust by alternating layers of filling, batter and cheese 1/3 at a time until finished. Bake in 375-degree oven for 45 minutes.

Quiche Crust Preparation(Makes 2 Pie Crusts = 10.5 net carbs per Crust):
Mix soy flour and Parmesan cheese together in mixer with dough hook. Add butter in sections until mixture starts to crumb. Gradually add heavy cream and water. Press dough into pie plate and bake empty crust at 375 degrees for 15 minutes

Yields 8 servings - approximately 4.5 net carbs per serving

Low Carb Chicken Nuggets

Nugget Ingredients
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 eggs
1 tbs garlic powder

1/2 cup soy flour - sifted
1 sm bag fine ground pork rinds

Breading Preparation:
To prepare breading, mix sifted flour with fine ground pork rinds and put in large casserole for breading chicken nuggets.

Chicken Preparation:
Puree chicken breast in food processor until fine. Add garlic and eggs. Drizzle in cream until well mixed. Make small balls using a large tablespoon. Put on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper Gently place nugget into crumb mixture.

Fry nuggets 4-5 at a time in 365-degree oil or a large pot filled with 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil heated on medium until golden brown. Place on a plate covered in paper towels.

Serve with favorite low carb dressing! 1/2 carb per nugget.