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Braised red cabbage and apple is a fantastic side dish for lowering your carbs! This particular one is made with wine, butter, onions, laurel and loads of apples. This Braised red cabbage and apple side dish is low carb, tasty and easy to make, its overall flavour is sweet and sour and let’s face it… it doesn’t hurt the eyes to look at it. I’ve used lean meat on top, chicken breast, with a Spanish salsa verde, but it could easily be a pork tenderloin or else. The main idea here is the reversed braised apple and red cabbage side dish. I tend to always add rice, potato or pasta to my plates… But lately, I’ve been trying to cut it out and one of the best ways I’ve found was cabbage. Cabbage is somehow more filling than most veggies, I believe, and it just goes perfectly with any type of…

Since Zoodles are the new noodles, why not make some more experiments with them, so far we did an avocado pesto with it, and today it’s the carbonara sauce that will be tested by the FoodOlic with those healthy zoodles. Those zucchini noodles are great with any creamy sauce, and why not give it a touch of crunch with the bacon bits in it. Carbonara sauce can be done the traditional way, which is without cream, just eggs, bacon, parmesan, pepper and oil or the sinful way which is with cream. Since those zoodles are so healthy and light, let’s make the sauce a touch sinfully delicious should we? Those days, I’m trying to reduce my carbs intake, which is not easy for a pasta lover like myself. I’ve started experimenting last week with cauliflower and this week the protagonist is the seriously popular zoodles (short for zucchini noodles).I do my zoodles…

Creamy avocado pesto zoodles is the new pasta (well…actually; non pasta) in town. I see them everywhere, for guys out there who didn’t catch the “zoodle” vibe, it’s actually zucchini noodles. There is absolutely no gluten, wheat in them and make a great meal for all, especially for low carb diet or gluten intolerant people. This was my first attempt to do those famous”zoodles”, no need to buy those big spiralizer machine to make them, simply use a cheese grater, it really does the trick. It’s a terribly easy, fast and healthy recipe but also creamy and tasty, the avocado make the dish stand. It give the dish this rich creamy texture, which I believe,  complete the dish to perfection. Most zoodles recipes out there are using a spiralizer machine, which are expensive and quite big, I’ve just used a mandoline with large cheese grater holes, but some mandoline already have those…

Mini low carb cauliflower spinach tarts is my latest experiment. I’m searching for alternative ways to eat my favorite foods with less carbohydrates (white rice, bread, pasta, etc.). Searching the web for low-carb recipes, it’s filled with cauliflowers; cauliflower rice, cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower this and that, so I’ve decided to try my luck at mini spinach tarts with a crust of cauliflower, of course… Since it works apparently well as a pizza base, it should work fine for mini tarts as well… and it did! The texture isn’t the one of a crispy flaky pastry but it does hold well the tarts, even if it’s filled with a moist filling. I was surprised by the result, it’s true; cauliflower is a great alternative to carbs filled ingredients like white flour. Those mini tarts can be a low-carb diet lunch, dinner, snack or even appetizer. There is still some carbs in it,…

Cauliflower curry couscous is a great side dish, without actual couscous in it. This recipe is all cauliflower and perfect for low carb diet seekers. This white veggie replace couscous, bulgur, rice to perfection without being packed with carbohydrates, it represents 1/10 of white rice carb amount. I’m on this journey to lower my carb intake, I’ve been researching the internet for some nice recipes and tricks to help out. The internet is filled rice, bread, pasta,etc. alternatives and that cauliflower couscous was one of them. I was a bit sceptic at first, but I was more than pleasantly surprised at my first bite. So… if you are looking to cut down on carbs, this is a great way to do so. I had a simple curry powder and garam masala powder to the couscous to give it an indian flare, inspired by the main dish of the day which was grilled tandoori skewers. Cauliflower is a great alternative to…

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