Low-Carb Conversations
Low-Carb Conversations features conversations with co-hosts Leah Williamson, Kara Halderman and a variety of voices in the Low-Carb, Paleo and Real Food movements, expressing many different points of view.

Today Jimmy and Mindy welcome powerlifter Philip "Rockman" Wylie and Karen Phelps of the Paleo Periodical blog as their special guests on episode 29 of Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore And Friends! So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffe and relax as we dive in to a great conversation on our Virtual Porch!

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 29

- Support our sponsor: Skogg Kettlebell System
Phillip "Rockman" Wylie--Elite Drug Free Powerlifter
Phillip on Facebook
Phillip on Twitter
Karen Phelps' "Paleo Periodical" blog
Karen on Twitter
"Killer cantaloupe, scary sprouts: No food is totally safe, but you can reduce your risk"
"Salads are nice, but burgers are what really sell"

Direct download: LCC-ep-29.mp3
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Today Jimmy and Mindy welcome nutritionist Franziska Spritzler and Low-Carb Mom Wendy McCullough to this week's installment of Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore and Friends! Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa coffee join us on the Virtual Porch as we talk about why "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" and much more!

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 28
- Support our sponsor: Skogg Kettlebell System
Wendy McCullough's "The Low Carb Mom" blog
Wendy on Facebook
Franziska Spritzler's "Low Carb Dietitian" blog
Franziska on Twitter
Franziska on Facebook
"Denmark's "fat tax" targets butter, burgers" 
"Mandatory GMO Labeling Could Be On 2012 Ballot In California"
"It's Our Right To Know" 2012 California Ballot Initiative

Recipes:

Low Carb Slow Cooked Italian Style Stuffed Peppers
by Wendy McCullough
4 bell peppers, halved, seeds and membranes removed
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 cup pork rinds
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup no sugar added spaghetti sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Place ground beef in bowl.  Crush pork rinds to form crumbs and place in bowl with meat.  Add Parmesan, spaghetti sauce, garlic, and Italian seasoning.  Mix til well combined.  Put meat mixture in bell pepper halves and place in crock pot.  Sprinkle cheese on top.  Cook for about 4 hours on high til peppers are tender and meat is cooked.     

Roasted Salmon

by Franziska Spritzler

2 large bunches fresh rosemary
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
4 salmon fillets with skin
2 lemons, thinly sliced
1/2 cup unsalted butter, divided into 4 pieces

Preheat oven to 450°F. Arrange half the rosemary sprigs in a single layer in center of casserole
dish. Arrange sliced onion atop rosemary. Place salmon, skin side down, atop onion. Sprinkle
with sea salt and pepper. Place piece of butter atop each fillet. Cover with remaining rosemary
sprigs. Arrange lemon slices over rosemary.

Roast salmon until just cooked through, about 20 minutes. Transfer salmon to plates. Serve with
roasted onions and lemon slices.

Direct download: LCC-ep-28.mp3
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Today, blogger Newell Wright of Inner Carnivore and listener Trey Potter are our gracious guests on Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore and Friends! We have some great recipes today along with our usual topical topics of conversation, so grab a cup of coffee and pull up a chair as we once again relax and chew the fat on our Virtual Porch!

 

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 27
- Support our sponsor: Skogg Kettlebell System
Newell Wright's "Low-Carb Wisdom" blog
Newell Wright on Twitter
Trey Potter on Facebook
"Insulin spray aided memory in Alzheimer's study"
"HALF of U.S. population will be obese by 2030 experts predict as the number could swell to 164 million Americans"

Recipes:

Mousse au Chocolat Recipe

Mousse au chocolat is a traditional French dessert. I have seen U.S. recipes (like Alton Brown's version) that are nothing like a real French mousse. And guess what? A real French mousse au chocolat is also a fairly low carb treat. Now, this is not a low carb recipe blog, but since I am in Belgium, where I can easily buy 70% or more dark chocolate (which is lower in sugar and high in cocoa butter), I will post one anyway.

The recipe below uses 70% dark chocolate Belgian chocolate (see nutritional information) but you can also make it with 86% dark Belgian chocolate (see nutritional information).  Ghiradelli also sells dark chocolate, if you cannot easily find dark Belgian chocolate. But it and other brands (e.g., Lindt) have soy lecithin in it. Whatever brand of dark chocolate you use, make sure cocoa butter is listed on the label. It is found only in high quality chocolate.

Ingredients:
100 grams (3.52 ounces) of dark chocolate (this recipe assumes 70% dark Belgian chocolate)
1 tablespoon butter
2 eggs

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over water that is simmering, but not boiling. Add butter to the melted chocolate. Note: good Belgian chocolate has a lower melting point than U.S. chocolate and the melted mixture should not be too hot, so it won't cook the egg yolks.

Separate the two eggs. Beat the egg yolks then mix them into the melted chocolate until it is smooth, and without lumps.

Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whites into the chocolate mixture.

Divide into three dishes and refrigerate for three or more hours. Each mousse will have about seven net grams of carbs per serving.

I usually consume fewer than 30 grams of carbs per day, so this would be about a fourth of my daily total. Therefore I would not recommend eating it very often, but it is a nice way to occasionally treat yourself to some dark chocolate, which is high in healthy cocoa butter.

Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

Take 6 to 8 ripe, medium sized tomatoes. Peel and seed the tomatoes.
Pulse the tomatoes in your food processor (but do not puree; leave chunks).
Add 1/4 cup pure horseradish (or perhaps a bit more, if you like more bite to your sauce)
Salt and pepper to taste.  
Juice from 1/4 lemon
1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce (optional).

Then stir it all together. Makes about one cup of cocktail sauce for your cold, boiled shrimp. Without using processed and carb-laden ketchup.

We discovered that it tastes better if it has had a while for the flavors to mix, so prepare some a few hours before you need it. And we sometimes needed to put the sauce on the shrimp with a spoon, but it was really good. It also avoided the necessity of making cocktail sauce with ketchup.

 

 

Direct download: LCC-ep-27.mp3
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Welcome back to the Virtual Porch where Jimmy Moore and Mindy Noxon Ianotti welcome guests Nell Kauls andTina Thomas to chew the fat on Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore and Friends! So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and join us!

Special thanks to our sponsor, Skogg Systems Kettlebell fitness!

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 26
Skogg Kettlebell Sysyem
Tina Thomas on Facebook
Nell Kauls' "My Life Lived With Fat" blog

Recipe:

Crustless Spinach Quiche

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion
1 red pepper - diced
Dice onion and red pepper and sauté in butter and olive oil until softened.

1 (10 ounce) bag of frozen spinach (thaw
and squeeze to remove excess water) OR
1 package of fresh spinach OR 1 cup of
broccoli chopped finely
Add spinach and continue to sauté for about minutes or until wilted.
6 eggs, beaten
1 cup cottage cheese
2 ounces mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons heavy cream
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ cup cheddar cheese - grated
Beat eggs all together in bowl. Add cooked veggies to egg mixture. Add cottage cheese, cream and mozzarella cheese. Add salt. Pepper and any spice of choice. Pour in 9” pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Makes 6 servings
(Serving size: 1/6)

Direct download: LCC-ep-26.mp3
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