Wednesday, November 24th 2004

Keeping Low Carb During Thanksgiving!

I the spirit of Thanksgiving we would like to give a few low carb recipes that will help you through this weight challenging time of the year.

Sausage Stuffing
Carbs Per Serving: 6g
Skill Level: Easy

1 Pound Sausage -- Seasoned
2 Large Onions -- Finely Chopped
3 Stalks Celery -- Finely Chopped (3 To 4)
2 Tbs. Butter
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
1 Head Cabbage – Finely Chopped
15 Ounces Chicken Broth -- Canned
3 Eggs -- Beaten

This has all the taste of real stuffing, without the bread. You won't miss the bread and can "stuff" yourself as much as you like.
Sauté your onion and celery in the butter.
Add sausage, brown, crumbling the sausage finely.
Let the oils and butter brown on the bottom of the pan to get that great combination flavor.
Add seasonings you like such as thyme, oregano, pepper, salt, to taste. If your sausage was pre-seasoned you can just add a little black pepper.
Add cabbage and continue cooking.
Add chicken broth to moisten as dish starts to get dry.
Put in a 3-4 qt baking dish and add the eggs.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes.

Cranberry Relish
Carbs Per Serving: 4g
Skill Level: Easy

1 Cup Dark Rum
1 Tsp. Lemon Rind – Grated
4 Cups Cranberries – Raw Fresh or Frozen
¾ Cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
¾ Cup Walnuts – Chopped, Pecans or Almonds

Put Steviva Brand Stevia Blend and rum in saucepan, heat to boiling.
Add cranberries and lemon zest, bring back to boil and immediately lower heat so the mixture is on a low, rolling boil, just above a simmer.
Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add chopped nuts, mixing in thoroughly.
Let cook 1-2 min, then remove from heat, cover and let cool completely.

The rum and lemon zest adds tremendous richness complexity to the sauce. But, if you want to forego the rum, just substitute an equal amount of water.

Candied Yams
Carbs Per Serving: 7g
Skill Level: Easy

6 sweet potatoes
½ cup butter
2 tbs. Molasses
1 cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
2 tbs. vanilla extract
¼ cup water

Preheat oven to 350°. Boil potatoes in skins until about half done.
Drain water from potatoes, remove skins, & cut in lengthwise slices.
Place slices in a greased baking dish & dot with butter.
Make a syrup by boiling together Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, molasses, water, & vanilla.
Pour over potato slices.
Bake 45-50 minutes, basting frequently with syrup.
Cook until potatoes are transparent.

Instead of Pumpkin Pie you can substitute these awesome Pumpkin Squares. They are a great after diner treat that won’t weigh you down.

Pumpkin Squares
Carbs Per Serving: 7g
Skill Level: Easy

Ingredients: 1 Cup Low Carb Bake Mix
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
½ Tsp. Baking Soda
2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
½Tsp. Ground Ginger
1 Tsp. Ground Cloves
¼ Cup Chopped Nuts(Optional)
1/2 Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Canned Pumpkin
2 Large Eggs

Cream Cheese Topping:
4 Oz. Softened Cream Cheese
½ Tsp. Vanilla Flavoring
2 Tbs. Steviva Brand Stevia Blend Or A Tiny Dash Of Stevia Powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix eggs, oil and sugar together well.
Add pumpkin and stir again. Add remaining ingredients and blend for about 1 minute.
Pour into a lightly sprayed and dusted 9” x 9” square pan.
Bake for 22 –25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely! For the optional topping, mix cream cheese, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a tiny dash of Stevia Powder, and vanilla.
Spread onto cooled cake.
Cut into 16 squares.

Sugar Free Low Carb Holiday Corn Bread
Serves: 16
Carbs Per Serving: 5g
Prep Time:<10 minutes

Skill Level: Moderate

¼ Cup Soy Flour
½ Cup Yellow Corn Meal
1/3 Cup Low Carb Pancake /Waffle Mix
½ Tsp. Baking Powder
¾ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
¼ Tsp. Salt
½ Cup Heavy Cream
1 Cup Of Water
1 Large Egg
¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Tsp Of Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a tiny dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder

(optional ¼ Cup diced jalapeno peppers... I like mine spicy)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix cream and water to make one and a half cups.
Add dry ingredients together.
Add egg, oil and cream.
Beat until well mixed
Pour into a well greased 9x9 square pan.

You can use muffin tins just be sure to divide total carbs by number of muffins made.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Less baking time is required for muffins-maybe about 15-20 minutes.

Let's eat well and have an excellent Thanksgiving!

Thom King
Steviva Brands, Inc.

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