Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower (and Announcing a BIG CHANGE for Kalyn's Kitchen!)


Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower is a side dish that everyone will love! And this tasty dish is also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly; use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one!

Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower found on KalynsKitchen.com

Today I have an exciting announcement, although I have to confess that for me personally it's definitely a nervous excitement. Twelve years ago I started blogging here on a low-tech blogging platform called Blogger, never imagining what the site would turn into. I was pretty low-tech myself, so the simplicity of it suited me well. Then a few years into what had turned into a blogging career I hired the fabulous Jennette, who managed to make my Blogger site pretty great within the limitations of that platform.

Through the years I watched my friends who were on Blogger move to Wordpress, but by then my site had so many posts that I was scared to move. But it gave me courage when my friend Gina successfully moved to Wordpress about a year ago, and I loved her new site. So I made a decision and in my Welcome 2017 post, I talked about wanting my site to work for all types of carb-conscious eating, and mentioned changes I was making. And then I waited a long time for the talented folks at Purr Design to get to me on the long list of bloggers wanting to work with them.

In the meantime, blogging and everything web-based kept getting much more complex. Google controls the web, and they now require special back-end recipe coding and a secure connection to send search engine traffic. I couldn't do those things on the current site, so I really couldn't wait any longer, even if I was nervous about it.

So today I'm sharing this updated recipe for Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower, and then I won't be posting anything here for about a week while we move all the content here to the new Wordpress site. I think it's fitting that it's this popular and amazingly delicious cauliflower recipe that I'm leaving you with, because it completely represents the kind of low-carb but drool-worth foods I like to cook. And this recipe can be low-carb or Keto if you use high fat dairy and a liberal amount of bacon, but if you're a low-glycemic eater, or someone following the South Beach Diet, it will still be delicious with lower-fat dairy and even turkey bacon if you want to use that. I believe everyone gets to make their own food choices, and I want to make that possible when I can!

The new site is going to be beautiful, I can promise you that. I hope long-time readers will take a look at the desktop version when it's up, which is where the impressive new features will be most noticeable. But moving all the recipes from an enormous site like this is complicated, not to mention all the things I did wrong in the early days when I had no idea what I was doing. And since I already moved Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker to Wordpress, I know that after it's moved there will be lots of editing to get things looking perfect again. I hope people will be patient for the first little while, as we iron out the kinks. And everyone repeat after me: CHANGE IS GOOD!

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Amazingly Easy Greek Dip (or Salad) with Tomatoes and Feta


I took this Amazingly Easy Greek Dip with Tomatoes and Feta to a party, and when we ran out of low-carb pita for dippers, people called it salad and ate it with a fork! And this dip is low-carb (with approved low-carb dippers), low-glycemic, meatless, and South Beach Diet friendly with portion control. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Amazingly Easy Greek Dip (or Salad) with Tomatoes and Feta found on KalynsKitchen.com

I don't know if I've even talked about it on the blog but for over two years now I've been working out several times a week with a trainer (and it's life-changing if you want to invest in your health!) So last Friday I was working out with Wendy, a lovely woman who's my most frequent trainer. I told her what a busy day I was having and that I needed an appetizer for a party but had no time to go to the store. (And as she reminded me, when you're a food blogger it's not cool to show up with a relish tray from Costco.)

Wendy told me about this amazing dip she makes all the time for parties, and I realized I had everything to make it. When I went to my car after the workout, I quickly wrote the ingredients on a piece of paper. Then I frantically worked all day, stopping just in time to chop up tomatoes, crumble Feta, slice green onions, toast pita, and grab the Greek Seasoning. When I got to the party I realized I had forgotten the olive oil, the dish I took was way too small for the amount of ingredients I had, and I didn't have nearly enough toasted pita.

But not to worry! The recipe for Tomato and Feta Dip that Wendy shared with me was a HUGE hit! In fact on a big table covered with more food than you can imagine, my dip was completely devoured in a few hours. And when the pita ran out, people who came later just assumed it was a salad and spooned it onto a plate and ate it with a fork. 

It didn't hurt that I used heirloom tomatoes from my garden of course! But Wendy assured me that even if you make this in the dead of winter with cherry tomatoes, it will always be delicious. And because the dip was so easy to make and got called a salad by at least half the people at the party, I decided to name it Amazingly Easy Greek Dip (or Salad) with Tomatoes and Feta! I think it might make a fun red-and-green dish for the holidays when you're looking like that kind of thing.

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55+ Delicious Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Recipes with Pizza Flavors


On Fridays we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try over the weekend, and now that you're ready to turn on the oven again I've updated this great collection of 55+ Delicious Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Recipes with Pizza FlavorsUse the Diet-Type Index to find more low-carb and gluten-free recipes like these.

55+ Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Recipes with Pizza Flavors found on KalynsKitchen.com
Everyone loves pizza don't they? I know when I have a new recipe on the blog that has pizza flavors, it's always a hit, and definitely I get my own cravings for pizza from time to time. So I've collected low-carb and gluten-free recipes with pizza flavors from Kalyn's Kitchen and other great blogs around the web in this round-up of all things pizza!

Here you'll find casseroles with pizza flavors, no-grain pizza crusts, cauliflower crust pizza, zucchini and eggplant pizza, pizza meatballs, mushroom pizza ideas, chicken with pizza flavors, spaghetti squash pizza, egg and cheese crust pizza, and even pizza for breakfast! 

55+ Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Recipes with Pizza Flavors found on KalynsKitchen.com
I called this collection 55+ Delicious Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Recipes with Pizza Flavors so I could come back and add more good low-carb pizza ideas, and of course they continue to show up because even low-carb eaters love those pizza flavors. Be sure to pin or bookmark this page so you don't miss out on any of the delicious low-carb pizzas; hope you enjoy trying some of them!

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Low-Carb Baked Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses


I love these Low-Carb Baked Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses, and they can be made in any type of ramekin or small baking dishes if you don't have the tart pan I used. This easy and tasty breakfast idea is low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Low-Carb Baked Mini-Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love the idea of little mini frittatas that are a whole-breakfast serving size, and back in 2010 I made some in a crockery muffin pan designed to make four large muffins. But although the original version of these mini frittatas were delicious, they were never a huge hit on the blog, and I always thought they could be improved even though I never got back to it until now. Then recently I remembered the Williams Sonoma Tart Pan I'm so infatuated with and thought about how perfect that pan would be for these Low Carb Baked Mini-Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses. (And the pan is on sale right now, and no, William Sonoma is not paying me anything to advertise it!)

So I just had to try again on this recipe for a better result, and wow, was it ever a winner. If you're familiar with my recipes for egg muffins or cottage cheese and egg breakfast muffins, I want to tell you how these mini frittatas are different from those baked breakfast dishes. The obvious difference is that it only takes one mini frittata for a serving, and they're eaten with a fork.  But there are also differences in texture. The mini frittatas have more veggies and cheese than they do egg compared to the egg muffins, which gives them a slightly denser texture and lots of flavor. And yes, technically frittatas are cooked in a pan on the stove and then browned in the oven, but I still think the name mini frittata is perfect for this type of dish.

I tested out the new-and-improved version of Low-Carb Baked Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses with Jake at the end of a long cooking day when we weren't really very hungry, and we still gobbled them up! Of course if you don't want to buy a fancy tart pan, these can certainly be made in large silicone baking cups, a regular large muffin pan, or any kind of individual large ramekins or little tart pans and they might be just slightly different sized than the ones I made. But if you do decide you want the pan (which I love, love, love) look after the recipe for more ideas of what to make in it!

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