Category Archives: Sugar Free

Low Carb Grain Free Granola Bars

I found some great grain free chewy granola bars a couple of weeks ago, but they were sweetened with honey and maple syrup, which doesn’t fit very well into my eating plan. I decided to make my own based on … Continue reading

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Dairy Free Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles

This is my second and most successful attempt at making low sugar, dairy free chocolate truffles in the past week. I used Swerve sweetener the first time and didn’t add cocoa butter. They turned out okay, but the erythritol recrystalized … Continue reading

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No Bake Non-Dairy Tahini Cheesecake

I based this recipe on the Knox gelatin no bake It’s a Snap Cheesecake recipe that has been popular in my household(s) for over 40 years. To make the recipe as easy as possible, I used commercial tahini (sesame paste) … Continue reading

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Low Sugar Sweet & Spicy Pickled Carrots

Recently I’ve been too busy to cook every day so I make a pork roast seasoned simply with black pepper and smoked salt and eat roasted pork for a week or so. This has lead to some creative uses of … Continue reading

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Low Carb Shrimp & Vegetable Pad Thai

I love Pad Thai but since becoming sensitive to rice it’s been off my menu. Then I discovered tamarind pods in the produce section of my local Walmart and decided to make my own rice-free, low carb version. I shelled … Continue reading

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Chestnut Hot Water Pastry

For my mostly traditional mincemeat pie I wanted a sturdy crust that could hold up to the ingredients. Hot water pastry seemed like a perfect solution. I decided to use chestnut flour even though it’s not low in carbs because … Continue reading

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Grain-free Cheddar Pecan Shortbread Wafers with Dried Fruit

A friend shared this recipe for cranberry-pecan cheese wafers that she makes during the holiday season. It sparked my interest for two reasons: one, it’s easy to adapt to grain-free and two, there are no limits to the flavor profiles that … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

Last week I roasted two small sugar pumpkins and made purée. I used part of the purée in cupcakes and decided to use the rest in an easy pumpkin and cream cheese dessert. I used maple flavoring and a little … Continue reading

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Low Carb Cottage Cheese Donuts

Eastern European/Russian recipes for dry cottage cheese/farmer’s cheese donuts are ideal for adapting to a low carb lifestyle; they already use high protein cheese as a base. I took a traditional recipe and substituted almond flour & stevia-erythritol blend and … Continue reading

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Low Sugar Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Last week I made caramel apple butter from a dozen Gravenstein apples from my parents’ yard, date “sugar” (dehydrated and ground dates), water, apple cider vinegar, molasses, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. I didn’t measure the ingredients so I … Continue reading

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