Wednesday, March 17, 2010


HEREHave you ever *cooked* a radish?? I have... and WOW, are they delicious! Somehow, when cooked they lose their characteristic hot taste and become (get this): sweet! Yes, they taste mild and sweet and very much like potatoes when cooked like home fries or hash browns. (I didn't believe it either. Check it out). I saw this idea on various low carb message boards. Radishes are low carb and low cal; one cup of sliced radishes contains 19 calories, 1 g protein, 2g fiber, no fat, and 4g carbs. They are rich in vitamin C, folate, and potassium as well.

I started with a cheap bag of radishes from Walmart because I was *sure* I was not going to like this. I washed them and trimmed the ends.

Then I used my new Salad Shooter (which I LOVE!! It slices and grates so fast!) to cut the radishes into very thin slices. You could shred them if you prefer. I put them in a nonstick pan with a bit of olive oil over medium-high heat. I sprinkled them with onion powder and black pepper, and put a lid on the pan.

I cooked them until they were translucent, tender, and browning a bit. I took the lid off at the end to let the steam out. I also turned them to brown both sides. It was actually more of a "toss" than a flip. They don't stick together. And this was my dinner last night:

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Oopsie Rolls (Gluten-Free Buns

original by cleochatra

3 large eggs
pinch of cream of tartar (1/8 tsp)
3 ounces/ 85 grams cream cheese (Do not soften)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F = 150'C

Separate the eggs and add cream cheese to the yolks. Use a mixer to combine the ingredients together. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff (if you're using the same mixer, mix the whites first and then the yolk mixture). Using a spatula, gradually fold the egg yolk mixture into the white mixture, being careful not to break down the whites. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and spoon the mixture onto the sheet, making 6 mounds. Flatten each mound slightly.

Bake about 30 minutes (You want them slightly softer, not crumbly). Let cool on the sheet for a few minutes, and then remove to a rack and allow them to cool. Store in a loosely open sack and allow to rest on the counter before use (otherwise they might be too moist). Can be frozen.

Notes: If you are making these to be savory (for burgers) you can add dry mustard and dill or other seasonings to the yolk mixture. If you want a more sweet roll, add a very small amount of stevia natural sweetener to the yolk mixture.

Makes 6 Induction Friendly, Gluten-Free rolls.

Nutritional information per roll: Calories:85 , Carbohydrates: .6 g, Fiber: 0g, Net Carbohydrates: .6g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7.5


My version I usually double the mixture and have made them successfully without cream of tartar by replacing it with 2 teaspoons of cornflour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder, (NB not gluten free), in a mix the equivalent of 6 large eggs. I have used Tararua regular cream cheese and the spreadable one with similar results.