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Low-Carb Dinners


Sophie Cook
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I'm having some friends over for dinner next week - one is on a strict no carb diet for a month. I wanted to make something that everyone can enjoy that's low in carb.

Does anyone have any good/impressive meal ideas that may be appropriate? Apart from the usual fish/meat & veg.

Thanks!

Sophie

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Well, fish/meat and veg can be pretty spectacular.  If you want something other than that, what about a souffle or a crustless quiche?

 

Does the "strict no carb" mean no dietary fiber either?  In that case vegetables are out as well as fruit.  

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How about some steamed seafood, like steamed shrimp/prawns or whole fish?

 

Like this, or this (scroll down), or this, or this, or this, or this, or this or other similar ones? :-) 

 

Or something like this, or this?

 

p.s. one omits the rice, of course, that is also included in those posts.

 

ETA:  You asked for "impressive" dishes - OK, how about a low-carb high-protein dish fit for an Emperor, like this?

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As said above, meat or fish and salad is a good safe choice.

Basically, any meat or fish has zero carbs....some seafood has a few.

Most cheeses are relatively low in carbohydrate, especially hard cheeses.

Most non-starchy veggies are relatively low in carbohydrate, especially if you subtract the fiber carbs which are indigestible.

Fruits (or fruit like foods) that are relatively low in carbohydrate....rhubarb...blackberries...cranberries...raspberries.

 

He's a site with some good lists....

http://www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/low-carb-food-list.html

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Some of Karen Barnaby's low-carb ideas are good.....

http://www.lowcarb.ca/low-carb-recipes.html

~Martin :)

I just don't want to look back and think "I could have eaten that."

Unsupervised, rebellious, radical agrarian experimenter, minimalist penny-pincher, and adventurous cook. Crotchety, cantankerous, terse curmudgeon, non-conformist, and contrarian who questions everything!

The best thing about a vegetable garden is all the meat you can hunt and trap out of it!

 

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Sophie - did they indicate if t hey are fine with fats as many of the low/no carb recipes online are liberal in that area?

 

ETA:  This site has some interesting ideas  http://www.kalynskitchen.com/

 Thanks Heidi, yes as far as i am aware it's ok to have fat :)

 

Have lots of good ideas now thanks to all above.

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Two alternatives I use are soba noodles and sweet potato of every kind 

 

You could fit them in to any menu.

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