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Cheese Crisps

Posted by Solitary Dancer on April 15, 2017



Photo by Linda at http://www.genaw.com

Source: http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/cheese_crisp.html

8 ounce bag shredded cheese, any flavor

Place a square of parchment paper (do NOT use wax paper) on a microwaveable dinner plate. Place a generous tablespoon of cheese in center of plate and, with your fingers, gently spread into a circle about 3 1/2-4″ in diameter and not too thick in the middle. Microwave on HIGH about 30-40 seconds or until a toasty color and they sound crisp when tapped with your fingernail. Lift it off the paper with tongs and set on paper towel to cool. You can use the same piece of parchment over and over for the current crisp-making session. These will keep quite well in an air-tight container at room temperature for several days or longer.

Makes about 18-20 crisps
Can be frozen

Per 6 Crisps: 304 Calories; 25g Fat; 19g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carbs

These crisps are so easy and such a great snack.  Thanks to Linda for the recipe and click here to see several other variations, by Linda.

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Posted by Solitary Dancer on April 13, 2017

Just received the results of my latest A1c test and I’m not happy.  It’s time to get back to what works.  I’ve been off the wagon for a few years and it’s time to stop the madness.  So, I’m back and will update with new recipes as I can.

It’s time to get healthy, get the numbers down and get the weight off.

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Time Out

Posted by Solitary Dancer on March 23, 2011

OK, I have rebuilt my computer after having to acquire a couple of parts. So, all is well on that front. 

However, my posting will not be back up to normal for a few more weeks.  I am scheduled for back surgery and I’ll be out of commission for a little while.  Once that’s over I’ll be back with more recipes.  Smile


In the meantime, wander around the site and enjoy the recipes.

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Posted by Solitary Dancer on February 14, 2011

Just when I’m working hard to get back in the swing of things, my computer takes a nose dive.  I am a remote worker and that was my main work computer.  Well, everything is on hold and I have all hands on deck trying to recover/rebuild my computer.  Had to waste a vacation day to do this.  Thank God I use Carbonite.  But, it’s still going to take awhile to get a computer that was perfectly configured for me.  I hate starting over.  Pfffttt!

So, I’ll be back as soon as I get things squared away.  Just pray I don’t have to buy a new system.

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Crockpot Chicken with Veggies

Posted by Solitary Dancer on January 16, 2011

Here’s a recipe I was planning on cooking but have postponed until next weekend.  I’m taking this week to eat leftovers and clean out some stuff in the ‘fridge.

Besides, I’m pretty disgusted since my weight went right back up to my starting point.  Why? I have no idea.  Should I call it a week of bloat and keep going?  I don’t know.  But, I will keep going. If I don’t I will only make matters worse.

Anyway, here’s the recipe.



1/2 pound Cabbage, cut in wedges 
1 medium onion, sliced 
8 oz sliced mushrooms 
2 pounds chicken breasts (skinless) 
2 pounds of chicken thighs (skinless)
   NOTE: it’s cheaper to buy the chicken with the skin on and when it’s about half defrosted you can skin it yourself. 
2 cups of no-sugar added spaghetti sauce (Hunt’s makes a good one) 
Guar of Xanthan Gum (this is used for thickening and is optional. I use Glucomannan powder
Grated Parmesan Cheese (used for topping just before serving)


1. Put the cabbage, onion, and mushrooms in the crockpot.
2. Put the chicken on top of the vegetables
3. Pour the spaghetti sauce over the top
4. Cover the crockpot and set to LOW
5. Cook for 6 hours
6. Thicken the sauce and serve with grated parmesan cheese


6 servings
254 calories
5g fat
46g protein
4g carbs
1g fiber
3g net carbs

Posted in Cabbage, Chicken, Main Dishes, Slow Cooker | 2 Comments »

Egg Salad

Posted by Solitary Dancer on January 10, 2011

Here’s a recipe from a book I am reading (The Potluck Club). I think it sounds great.  Of course, omit the bread ( or use super low carb bread) and use some Splenda sweetened Mount Olive pickle product.  I like their sweet gherkins.  I would probably chop them up and use a bit of the juice.

Egg Salad Sandwich

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Thin & Crispy Pizza Crust

Posted by Solitary Dancer on January 8, 2011

This is easy and delicous!

Click here to see the original recipe Thank you NancyElle

Thin and Crispy Pizza Crust

Heat oven to 450 degrees
In a bowl thoroughly combine
3 eggs
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp basil
press evenly into Pam sprayed pizza pan or cookie sheet (I sprayed the pizza pan pretty heavily)
(this makes one 16 inch pizza crust)
Bake at 450 degrees until golden brown (about 10 to 15 minutes) NOTE: I cooked mine for 13 minutes

Add the toppings of your choice

I used 1/3 cup pasta sauce with mushrooms (you can use marinara or whatever.  Just read the labels)
1 cup mozzarella cheese
a handful of precooked sausage crumbles
a handful of fresh white mushrooms

Run under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbling.  NOTE: Watch it closely because I kind of burned the edges of the crust.  Good news is that the burned edges were good and did not taste burned.  Wink

Below are the pictures I took as I went through the process of making this pizza.

Here’s the crust ready to go in to the oven

Here’s my toppings

The crust is all done and you can see how it does not stick.


Here it is ready to go under the broiler

Time to eat!  It turned out delicious!


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Chicken Chili

Posted by Solitary Dancer on January 6, 2011

Last week’s recipe stunk so I did not post it.  I wouldn’t subject my friends to its nastiness.

Anyway, I am posting this one ahead of time since I can’t imagine that it would be bad.  I’m planning on making this over the weekend.  It makes 6 servings and has 4 net carbs per serving.

Chicken Chili


2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
16 oz salsa (read the labels and pick the lowest carb count)
1 tbs. chili powder
1 tsp. chicken bouillon concentrate
3 oz Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (not needed until cooking is completed)
6 tbs. sour cream (not needed until cooking is completed)


1. Place chicken in crock pot

2. In a bowl, add the salsa, chili powder, and bouillon

3. Stir together making sure the bouillon is dissolved.

4. Pour mixture over the chicken

5. Cover and set crock pot to cook on LOW

6. Cook time is about 7 to 8 hours

7. Once the cooking is done, shred the chicken ( just pull it apart with a fork)

8. To serve –  top with cheese and sour cream

I think this sounds pretty tasty.  Way better than the mess I cooked up last week.  smile_embaressed

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2010 in review

Posted by Solitary Dancer on January 2, 2011

Thought this would be fun to post.  It’s the last look at 2010 and now let’s get on with 2011


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there was 1 new post, growing the total archive of this blog to 1099 posts.

The busiest day of the year was May 6th with 181 views. The most popular post that day was Flax Meal Pizza Crust.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were kalynskitchen.blogspot.com, search.aol.com, lowcarbconfidential.com, grace2882.wordpress.com, and google.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for microwave bread, tandoori chicken, cream of zucchini soup recipe, pork medallions with mushroom sauce, and cream of zucchini soup.

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These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Flax Meal Pizza Crust May 2006


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3 Minute Microwave Bread August 2007


Pork Medallions with Mushroom Sauce January 2007


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Crock Pot Eggs Florentine

Posted by Solitary Dancer on December 23, 2010

I haven’t tried this but it’s on my list of things to cook for the New Year.  🙂

Eggs Florentine in the Crock Pot. 


  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 10 ounces frozen,chopped spinach (make sure it is thawed and drained.
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (I will probably use way less.  I don’t like a lot of onion taste in egg dishes)
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (I will probably omit this. I think it might overpower the dish)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Spray the crock pot with nonstick cooking spray
  2. Spread 1 cup of the cheese on the bottom of the crock pot
  3. Then layer the spinach, mushrooms and onions
  4. In a bowl, combine the eggs, cream, and seasonings (mix well)
  5. Pour the mixture in to the crock pot (Pour slowly)
  6. Top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese
  7. Set Crock Pot to High and cook for 2 hours or until the center is set.

The original recipe says there are 10 CHO – 4G Fiber = 6 Net Carbs per serving.  The recipe makes 4 servings.

If this turns out good I will probably make a double batch and use it for breakfast the entire week. I don’t think I will cook a doubled recipe. Might not come out so well.  Since it only takes two hours to cook I can cook two separate batches.

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