Saturday, July 01, 2006

South Beach Recipes of the Week #1

Since I've been eating the lower glycemic way I've had people say to me, "But what do you eat?" Because of that, I've decided that once a week I'll spotlight South Beach friendly recipes I see on other food blogs. I know only some of my blog readers are South Beach fans, and rest assured, my goal is not to convert anyone to the South Beach diet. I'm pro-choice when it comes to eating! However, I'd be willing to bet plenty of non-South Beach eaters will think these recipes look good too.

Photo by Ilva from Lucullian Delights

At Lucullian Delights, one of my favorite food bloggers featured a recipe for Cherry Tomatoes with Avocado and Cucumber that looked fantastic to me. Of course tomatoes and cucumbers are healthy foods for any diet, and avocados are high in fat, but it's considered a "good" fat on South Beach.

Photo by Surfindaave of The Serendipitous Chef

More yummy looking tomatoes showed up at The Serendipitous Chef, written by highly inventive cook Surfindaave. These Heirloom Tomatoes on Summer Greens with Lemon Verbena Vinaigrette gave me a great idea of what to do with my own newly-planted lemon verbena.

Photo by Anna from Morsels and Musings

A lot of people don't realize that you can eat beans on the South Beach Diet, but they are one of the many things that South Beach considers to be a "good" carb. This recipe of Cannellini Beans with Chilli and Lemon from Anna of Morsels and Musings caught my eye. It's simple to make, and sounds delicious.

Photo by Ed from Is It EDible?

This last recipe is one I would modify a tiny bit to make it more South Beach friendly, but by simply eliminating the flour on the fried sage (or use whole wheat flour, but I've made fried sage without flour) and using 100% whole wheat panko for the breadcrumbs, this amazing looking Veal Saltimbocca with Fried Sage Leaves from Is it Edible becomes a great South Beach Diet dish. Proscuitto is high in fat, but it's so thin that you aren't using much.

(Updated: Here is the South Beach Recipes of the Week page in my recipe archives.)
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  1. I feel really honoured! Thanks Kalyn!

  2. Wow! These are fabulous, and I would not hesitate to serve them to anyone, low-carbing or not. Thanks!

  3. Kalyn, thanks so much for the spotlight. I love your south beach recipe roundup. What a great idea!

  4. what a wonderful idea ..........thanks!!!

  5. Great idea Kalyn. Wonderful recipes and good tips on how to tweak a recipe to make it South Beach friendly. Thanks! I'm looking forward to future posts.

  6. I am looking forward to trying some of your recipes. I am just getting started in blogging and I am still in the learning process. Your blog is VERY colorful and fun to read. I will definitely come back and get some of your recipes.

  7. Healthy food isn't necessary less appetitizing, you guys definitely did a great job in choosing the best ingredients and dress they up! Kalyn, what a wonderful job in this recap!


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