Mascarpone-filled Strawberries

Mascarpone-filled Strawberries

Here’s another dessert that is decadent, yet very low in sugar.  Mascarpone is a rich Italian cream cheese that is dense, lightly nutty, and slightly sweet.  It pairs beautifully with any kind of berry. I amped up the mascarpone with little bit of freshly-grated orange zest and a few drops of liquid stevia, then split […]

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Greek Stuffed Mushrooms

Greek Stuffed Mushrooms

I hate football.  Let me not mince any words about that.  Not a fan of the game in any form, so I don’t really “do” the Super Bowl.  However, I still manage to get sucked into the national hype enough to make some kind of party-type foods to eat while the rest of the country […]

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Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Salt and Pepper Shrimp

One of my favorite restaurants does a version of this dish that I love, and I probably order it once a month.  They use smaller shrimp and leave the shells on, then fry them and top them with a sweet-and-hot pepper dice.  You eat them shell and all, and they are crispy, spicy, and delicious.  […]

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Matcha truffles

Matcha and Coconut Butter Truffles

It’s that time of year when the store shelves are lined with holiday candies–heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, incredibly early Easter egg candies, and some lingering, sad-looking Santa treats.  It’s pretty much a sugar fest out there.  If you want to indulge in something sweet and rich that you can feel pretty great about eating, I […]

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