Category Archives: low carb

Homemade Marzipan (LC, GF, SF)

Many years ago, I wrote a recipe for sugar-free, low carb Marzipan for the Lowcarbl Luxury online magazine.   Even though Marzipan often seems like a holiday item , it is pretty much a year round ingredient, decoration and sweet … Continue reading

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Mexican Cheese Dip – Queso (LC, SF, GF)

This is one of my favorite decadent cheese dips, especially for parties with chips, crackers, vegetables etc. I generally serve it chilled, but it is also a lovely warm on a variety of Mexican dishes! And it’s really quick and … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Fluff (Dip or Dessert) LC, GF, SF

This pumpkin stuff is an absolute hit every time I make it! Last year I served it with cinnamon sweet potato chips, apple wedges and gluten-free molasses cookies as nibbles before our Christmas dinner and young and old were equally … Continue reading

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Nut Thins (LC, GF, SF)

I love these little crackers. And they are so easy to make too!   Ingredients: 1 cup ground nuts or seeds 1 egg white 1 pinch salt or seasonings of choice (you could also make these sweet and add cinnamon … Continue reading

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Just some photos …

… of the Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau I made a couple of weeks ago.       Yes, it’s low-carb and gluten-free and yes, it was VERY good Being German and all, Gateaus are  sort of in my blood!     … Continue reading

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Mock Cream of "Wheat" (LC, SF, GF)

I know the ingredients might sound a little strange and not at all like it could taste like Cream of Wheat! You might write me off as another low-carber who’s lost all sense of taste and thinks it tastes like … Continue reading

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Russian Pluck Cake (Russischer Zupfkuchen) LC, SF

My mother used to make this one for special occasions! It’s called a Russian cake, but really it’s a traditional German recipe. It’s a rich, smooth and soft cheesecake that has a delightfully crumbly, chocolate crust that is also dotted … Continue reading

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Homemade Low-Carb Milk (Birgit’s Not-Milk)

This is an oldie, but goody! I came up with this recipe years ago, but it’s still a pretty good milk substitute!   Makes just a little over 1 cup.   Ingredients: 1 tbsp.  unflavored whey protein isolate 1 tbsp. … Continue reading

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Crustless Baked Cheese Cake (Low-carb, Sugar-free, Gluten-Free)

  This is one of my favorite cheese cakes. It’s was originally a German recipe I grew up with and included raisins and some not so low-carb friendly items, but I adapted it to low carb and it has been … Continue reading

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Homemade Ketchup (LC, SF, GF)

LC = low-carb   SF=sugar-free   GF=gluten-free Ingredients: 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste with garlic 1/2 cup Monin unflavored sweetener syrup 1/4 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup water 1 tsp xanthan gum 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 … Continue reading

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