Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lynne's Low Carb Peppermint Patties

This is from the Dr. Bernstein's Forum, and there is an amazing member there named Lynne. This is from her incredible thread of recipes. I will get more here as I can.

Peppermint Patties,
Very nice snack, keep in freezer:

1 package unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon boiling water
1 cup heavy cream
3 drops peppermint flavor
1 ounce cream cheese
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
10 Splenda packets
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Soften gelatin in the boiling water. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend well. Chill for 10 minutes and spoon onto parchment paper and freeze. Pack in an airtight container.

Per Serving: 33 Cal (84% from Fat, 3% from Protein, 12% from Carb); 0 g Protein; 3 g Tot Fat; 1 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 5 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 7 mg Sodium; 10 mg Cholesterol

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cranberry Apple Crisp

5 cups sliced apples (I use a sweet apple, tart is too much with cranberries)
1 1/2 cups cranberries. (The recipe used whole, I chopped the 1 1/2 whole)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
(The recipe ended here, I added 1/2 to 3/4 cup oatmeal, you may need more butter if you do that)

Place the apples and cranberries in a 9x13 pan, I found this cooked down thin so you could use a 8x8 or 9x9 pan to make it a thicker serving.

Mix the rest of the ingredients together, and sprinkle over apple mixture. bake in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Yummy stuff.

Friday, November 7, 2008

roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Here is a yummy recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds.

Sort pumpkin seeds to get rid of strings, do not rinse.
place pumpkin seeds in a pot of water and a bunch of salt. (sorry I don't measure, but you want the water good and salty.) Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. drain. stir in a bit of olive oil or butter, ( I use a mix of both.)

Place on cookie sheet. In a hot oven 375 degrees, roast seeds, stirring every 7 minutes. This could take anywhere from 15-20 minutes to get golden in color. Cool

I also added a bit more salt before roasting. You could add other spices too if you wanted for variation.