Seared Duck Breast Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Crispy-skinned duck breast thinly sliced over spinach and served with a delicious sugar-free raspberry vinaigrette. Low carb and gluten-free.

Low Carb Duck Breast Salad Raspberry Vinaigrette

I don’t remember the first time I tried duck but I wish I did. It must have been a momentous occasion, my eyes opening wide with delight at the crispy skin and rich dark meat of this delicious waterfowl. At least that’s how I like to imagine it, because it certainly made some sort of impression upon me. I have loved it ever since and order it in restaurants whenever it’s on the menu. There is just nothing quite like it. I don’t think the skin of any other poultry gets as crispy with the application of heat as duck skin does. And oh, that wonderful layer of fat that seems to cover every portion of duck meat. I find it heavenly.

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Salted Caramel Cake Pops – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Sweet gluten-free chocolate pound cake and low carb salted caramel in a delicious Starbucks copycat recipe. These Low Carb Salted Caramel Cake Pops will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Low Carb Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake Pops

When I first encountered cake pops, I was quite dumbfounded by them. I was already well set in my low carb ways at that point, so I wasn’t drawn to them so much for their promise of a sweet treat, but more because they struck me as simply brilliant. I am quite sure that the idea of crumbling a cake, mixing in a little frosting, rolling it into little balls, sticking lollipops into them and dipping them in chocolate would never have occurred to me in a million years. I have a lot of great ideas but that one was best left to someone else to invent. And some people get wildly creative with their cake pops. I’ve seen snowmen and Christmas ornaments and a veritable menagerie of animal-shaped cake pops and I marvel at them. That sort of thing is simply beyond my ken and I’m okay with that. But I can certainly admire them from afar.

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25 Luscious Low Carb Lemon Desserts

Best Low Carb Lemon Dessert Recipes

From cheesecake to cookies to layer cake, I've collected the best low carb lemon dessert recipes on the web. Bring on the lemony sunshine! Yes, yes, I am obsessed with lemon at the moment. It's springtime, see, and lemon is the golden sun that … [Continue reading]

Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Low Carb Lemon Sugar Cookies

Tender low carb sugar cookies with a sweet lemony glaze. And make your own sugar-free sanding sugar for a colourful, festive Easter treat. You know, I like to think I am pretty adept at this low carb gluten-free baking thing, but there are … [Continue reading]

Ham & Cheese Calzones – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Low Carb Ham and Cheese Calzones

A delicious ham and cheese filling wrapped in a buttery almond flour crust. A low carb, gluten-free version of a classic! This post is sponsored by Smithfield. I find ham kind of intimidating and I know I can't be alone. Don't get me wrong, it … [Continue reading]

Lavender Scones with Lemon Curd – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Low Carb Lavender Scones with Lemon Curd

Tender low carb scones with a hint of sweet floral lavender. Add some sugar free lemon curd for an elegant addition to any Easter or Mother's Day brunch. This post is sponsored by Safest Choice Eggs. It happens like clockwork: spring rolls … [Continue reading]

Better-Than-Mounds Chocolate Coconut Cups – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Cups

No-bake low carb chocolate coconut cups that are ridiculously easy to make. These sugar-free treats give Mounds Bars a run for their money and they are good for you!  This may sound a little crazy but easy is actually very difficult for me. … [Continue reading]

20 Delicious Low Carb Passover Dessert Recipes

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Celebrating Passover while on a low carb or diabetes-friendly diet? I've rounded up 20 delicious low carb desserts that can be made kosher for Passover. When I was in my early teens, I attended a Passover seder at a family friend's house. I knew … [Continue reading]

Spicy Mussels in Tomato Chorizo Broth

Spicy Mussels in Chorizo Tomato Sauce

Steamed mussels in a spicy tomato sauce with chorizo and white wine. A truly delicious date night meal! A few years ago, my husband took me out for my birthday to a long-beloved restaurant in our old Boston neighbourhood. As the crow flies, … [Continue reading]

Cheddar Cheese Straws – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Low Carb Gluten Free Cheese Straws

Skip the puff pastry and make low carb cheese straws from scratch with almond flour! These delicious crisp cheesy sticks make a perfect healthy gluten-free snack or appetizer. And recovering from injury with the Cabot FitTeam. This has been a … [Continue reading]