Category: low carb


Squid and Octopus Salad from Gloriosos in Milwaukee

Glorioso’s Market. Milwaukee. We go to Milwaukee often enough. And nearly every other time we do, we stop at Glorioso’s on Brady Street. My most recent trip left me coming home with some squid salad for the family members that weren’t able to make the trip.


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Purple Cauliflower

Have you ever seen Purple Cauliflower? I was at the store the other day, looking through the organic foods and came across some cauliflower that was purple. Why not? I asked myself. I like trying different things, makes life interesting.

I put the cauliflower in the steamer with some green broccoli. Here’s the finished product:

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Low Carb Pancake

Low Carb PancakeYum. A low carb pancake, right? Just try it. You’ll like it, I promise. At least if you’re on Phase I or Phase II of the South Beach Diet you will. It smells so good when you’re frying it up and does pretty darn well at kicking back those feelings of deprivation. I mix up a double batch of this and keep it handy for an easy breakfast.

3 egg whites
2 eggs
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
dash of cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
sweetener (optional – Splenda or some DiVinci Syrup — not a lot, and omit the vanilla)

Blend eggs until frothy. Add ricotta, blend again. Add cinnamon and vanilla. Add sweetener, if desired. Use this batter just as you would pancake batter. It took me a few tries to get these where I wanted them. I made them crepe fashion, with a thin pour of batter and the circular motion of the pan. Top with a little SF syrup and some crushed walnuts. Very drool worthy.


Chocolate Crack Candy

This is a “gateway food” (named in reference to a gateway drug). All items are permissible on Phase II of the South Beach Diet. In moderation, of coarse. Which is the hard part. So don’t make it if you can’t control yourself.


Endangered Species Chocolate (or any high cocoa content bar). I used about 1/3 bar mixed with a small handful of Ghirardelli high cocoa content baking chips

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup (or a little more) coarsely crushed almonds

Heat chocolate over double boiler until melted. Once melted, add nuts and coconut. Stir. Smooth out onto parchment paper and let cool. If you’re desperate, you can put it in the freezer for a quick chill. I sliced mine into squares when it was partially cool. And I ate way more than I should have.