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Going no-carb- some modern ideas


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Going no-carb- some modern ideas

iheartcooking | | Feb 17, 2012 08:58 AM

I'd like to revisit carb-cutting with my fellow hounds. Have had some great luck perusing the Weight Watchers boards and a few other threads, but since Atkins is no longer in fashion (although if you examine some of the newer diets it's obvious they follow the same rules) there aren't as many ideas as I'd expect so I'm posting to share a couple of my experiments here

The only thing I haven't come up with was a substitute carrier for bolognese! The thought of using spaghetti squash as an alternative grosses me out but I'll try it... Any other thoughts?

Pad Thai- sliced cabbage, sautéed on high with some sesame oil. Cabbage makes great noodles and can be flavored with the Thai flavor profile. Add shrimp, fish sauce, lime juice, chopped cilantro, chopped peanuts. Mmm May not be authentic but mimics the restaurant stuff and satisfies the craving.

Stroganoff- there goes that cabbage again. Slightly less thinly sliced, salted and sautéed in evoo, great noodles for that sour cream sauce!

Chocolate mousse- all the online recipes call for basically making whipped cream, then adding cocoa powder and Splenda. Not bad, but it's not quite there. I have modified it to use unsweetened baking squares incorporates using the traditional method. Chocolate has more carbs than cocoa powder so Careful measurement is necessary.

Anyone else have some original no-carb creations? I'm starting to run out of ideas!

Anyone know what I should use for bolognese? (or just wait for a cheat day)