Wednesday, October 01, 2014

25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from September 2014 (Gluten-Free, SBD, Paleo, Whole 30)

This post has Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from 2014, found on Kalyn's Kitchen and other blogs around the web.

It's October, but before we transition completely to fall eating, there are going to be more warm days and for most people, definitely a few more weeks of summer veggies from the Farmers Market or garden.  This round-up of 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from September 2014 has recipes I've been collecting all through the month of September with lots of good ideas for those garden veggies, so here's hoping you'll find a new recipe or two that might become a favorite. Every recipe linked here is Low-Carb and Gluten-Free; notes after the recipe title will tell you if I think it would be approved for South Beach Phase One, Paleo, or Whole 30 eating plans.  All photos are from the blog that's linked to the recipe.  

(You can use the label Monthly Low-Carb Recipe Round-Up to visit all the recipe round-ups like this one, or see my Pinterest board for Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes for more featured low-carb recipes.)  Enjoy!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese found on KalynsKitchen.com
A new pan from Williams-Sonoma inspired Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese.

Recently my sister Laurel gave me a very generous gift card for William-Sonoma, a store that's always a wonderful splurge for me.  (Thanks Laurel!)  So I went to the Salt Lake William-Sonoma (where my friend Bobbyanne is the manager) and started looking around for something fun.  They happened to be having a sale on bakeware, and when I spotted a fabulous tart pan I experienced one of those unexplainable flashes of cooking inspiration and my mind went immediately to a custardy egg mixture baked in the shape of a tart.  It took several tries to come up with these delicious Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese, but I loved this for a savory breakfast treat, and I can tell the new tart pan will be inspiring more interesting egg dishes. 

But what if you don't want to buy a special tart pan just to make this dish?  Use large muffin cups or individual gratin dishes to bake this delicious mixture of eggs, goat cheese, cream, Parmesan, mushrooms, green onions, and Mozzarella.  My breakfast tarts are about 4 1/2 inches across, so if you bake in something smaller you might have to increase the baking time a couple of minutes for a thicker tart.  If you like mushrooms and goat cheese, I promise that this is a lovely way to start the day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

World's Easiest Garlicky Green Beans Stir Fry Recipe (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

World's Easiest Garlicky Green Beans Stir Fry Recipe found on KalynsKitchen.com
There's nothing like fresh green beans and this is an amazing way to cook them.

(For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites. Phase One Recipes are also Low-Carb and Gluten-Free, but for this recipe be sure to use Gluten-Free Oyster Sauce if needed, as most oyster sauce has a tiny amount of wheat flour.  I first made this back in 2009 when I had green beans in my garden, but now I'd buy beans at the farmer's market to make this favorite recipe.)

Beans used to be one of those plants that didn't get too much respect from me in the garden. I found them hard to keep picked, and truthfully, sometimes I ended up with overgrown beans I had to throw away.  But all my thoughts about beans changed after I made some fresh green beans into this World's Easiest Garlicky Green Beans Stir Fry.  Seriously, I could eat beans every day if they were cooked like this.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Easy Paleo Shrimp and Avocado Salad (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

Easy Paleo Shrimp and Avocado Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com
You can make this Easy Paleo Shrimp and Avocado Salad in minutes!

Sometimes I'm a very bad blogger.  I actually made this Easy Paleo Shrimp and Avocado Salad months ago when a couple of my nieces were doing Whole 30 and I was brainstorming recipe ideas that would be a treat for them.  Then somehow it kept getting pushed to the end of the line for recipes to show up on the blog.  Now I hope I'm not too late to be encouraging you to give it a try, because even though I might not eat a cold salad like this in the dead of winter, I'd happily eat this for a quick and delicious low-carb meal most any other time of year.  Shrimp and avocados are two of my very favorite foods, and this combination with just a touch of cumin and lime flavor seemed like a perfect way to use them together.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Recipe for Zucchini and Yellow Squash Soup with Rosemary and Parmesan (Pressure Cooker or Stovetop)

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Soup with Rosemary and Parmesan (Pressure Cooker or Stovetop) found on KalynsKitchen.com
This favorite soup is perfect to welcome the arrival of fall!

(Updated with better photos and step-by-step instructions, September 2014.)  This delicious Zucchini and Yellow Squash Soup with Rosemary and Parmesan is a recipe that has a lot of sentimental value for me.  I first made it in 2008 when Lisa of Homesick Texan sent me the link to this recipe on Epicurious.com and told me how delicious it was.  And I was making soup back then because I had just gotten braces on my teeth!  

Now flash forward six years and I'm still enjoying this Zucchini Soup with my nice straight teeth.  Things have changed in six years though, and now I'd pull out my beloved Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker to make the soup more quickly.  Not to worry though, if you don't have a pressure cooker you can easily make this soup on the stove.  It's still zucchini and summer squash season for a few more weeks, and I think using those summer veggies in a soup is a perfect way to transition into fall (which arrives tomorrow, sob!) 

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