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Avocado Zucchini Pasta offers a fantastic gluten-free option to traditional pasta dishes. Zoodles, essentially zucchini strands created by grating them lengthwise, are paired with a delectable avocado pesto dressing and enhanced with sun-dried tomatoes—a delightful combination of flavours and textures. Avocado Zucchini Pasta is the new pasta (well…actually, non-pasta) in town. I see them everywhere; for guys who didn’t catch the “zoodle” vibe, it’s zucchini noodles. No gluten or wheat is in them, making them an excellent meal for fitting in our bikinis this summer or a low-carb diet. This was my first attempt to do those famous”zoodles,” no need to buy those big spiralizer machines to make them; I simply use a cheese grater, and it does the trick. It’s an easy, fast, healthy recipe but also creamy and tasty; the avocado pesto makes it stand out. Zoodlelizer or Not? Most zoodles recipes out there use a spiralizer machine, which…

Braised red cabbage and apple is a fantastic side dish for lowering carbs! This one is made with wine, butter, onions, bay leaf and many 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. The main idea is the reversed braised apple and red cabbage side dish. I always tend to 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. I believe cabbage is more filling than most veggies and goes perfectly with meat. Plus, you can easily change the aromas, for example, a…

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…

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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