Now that I am seriously committed to following the South Beach Diet way of eating (with only very rare lapses to have french fries at Hires), I am noticing more and more how some people feel that if you are eating low carb food you will never have anything good to eat again. That's one reason I think it's so fun to look through other food blogs each week and find recipes that are low carb, or can easily be made low carb with a few minor changes. Again this week, I found some good ones.
Currently food bloggers are being asked to create some pink food to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early intervention during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a great idea from the blog La Dolce Vita. I haven't had a chance to cook anything pink yet, but I was pleased to find two recipes for one of my very favorite pink foods, shrimp. On the premiere food blog, Pinoy Cook (consistently #1 on BlogTopSites in the category for food and drink) I found a great sounding recipe for Lemon Butter Garlic Prawns. She is writing this blog from the Phillipines, so if you are inland like me, you will probably have to substitute frozen shrimp. Otherwise this would be great for someone who is eating the lower carb way.
On another fun blog I found a recipe that sounded great for Grilled Shrimp with Rasberry Dressing. This was on a blog called One Whole Clove, which I hadn't seen before. This recipe calls for maple syrup, which you can easily replace with sugar-free maple syrup to make this a low carb dish.
Last, not pink but delicious sounding, on a great blog written by a professional chef I found the recipe for South Beach Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes, which reminded me that I had never made this dish even though I've been eating the (mostly) South Beach way since July of 2004. I did have the cauliflower "mashed potatoes" in a restaurant once and they were divine. Check out ReMarkable Palate for the recipe for South Beach Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes. And wouldn't the white mashed "potatoes" look delicious with that lovely pink shrimp?
I do know several woman who have survived breast cancer, including a teacher at my school who was remarkably positive through the whole ordeal of treatment, and a friend I worked closely with when I was the teacher's association president (in a previous life). I hope if you're a woman reading this you will be sure to have a mammogram every year, because early detection really does make a difference. And, don't forget to buy those wonderful breast cancer stamps every year.