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Everyday Low-Carb Desserts

by Chris Sadler -

Anyone who is trying to maintain a low-carb diet knows that it
can be a challenge when it comes to treats and desserts. Cakes,
pies and cookies are all off limits, which makes them all the
more tempting. Everyday Low-Carb Desserts can show you how you
can have your diet and eat well at dessert too!

Where other cookbooks fall behind in the dessert offerings, this
one pulls up the slack and surges ahead with recipes for your
sweet-tooth's every desire. The 120 mouth watering offerings are
split among several categories: Cakes and Cheesecakes; Pies and
Tarts; Cookies and Bars; Chocolate Creations; Puddings, Custards,
Trifles and More; Frozen Desserts; Fruit Desserts; Seasonal
Specialties; The Extras.

The photo center spread will certainly inspire and encourage you.
Such offerings as Tiramisu, Raspberry-White Chocolate Trifle and
even Cinnamon Truffles a beautifully displayed and quite mouth

The book also covers the basics about low-carb desserts, offers
tips and tricks for measurings, equivalents and conversions and
even sources for low-carb dessert ingredients and other tips and
techniques you will need. Each recipe even includes the expected
cooking and prep time as well as nutritional content listing
calories, protein, net carbs, fat, cholesterol and sodium.

Enjoy this seasonal recipe:

Easy Easter Mosaic Gelatin

Estimated Preparation Time:
     10 minutes (plus at least 5 hours chilling time)
Cook Time: none
Servings: 6

Featuring easter colours and a light lemon flavour, this gelatin
mold will complement any holiday diner.

Cooking Spray
2 3 ounce packages sugar-free lemon gelatin
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup nondairy whipped topping
1 1/2 cups multicoloured, fruit-flavoured miniature marshmallows

Lightly spray a 4 cup gelatin mold with cooking spray; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups boiling water with
both packages of lemon gelatin; stir 1 minute. Add 3/4 cup cold
water and stire another 2 minutes, or until the gelatin is
completely dissolved. Refrigerate in the mixing bowl for 2 hours,
or until gelatin becomes thick but not set. (Test by putting 1
miniature marshmallow into the bowl and stirring it in. If the
marshmallow doesn't float, the gelatin is ready.)

Stir in the miniature marshmallows, then spoon the mixture into
the prepared gelatin mold. Refrigerate at least 3 more hours, or
until gelatin is completely set and firm.

To unmold the gelatin, dip the pan into a large bowlful of warm
water until the water comes halfway up the sides of the mold;
hold 20 seconds. (Be careful not to get any water onto the
gelatin.) Remove the mold from water and place a serving platter
over the top of the mold, then invert the gelatin onto the plate.
Shake gently to loosen the gelatin from the mold, then invert the
gelatin onto the plate. Shake gently to loosen the gelatin from
the mold. If it doesn't come out easily, repeat the dipping
process for another 10 seconds and try again. Cut gelatin into
six portions and serve.

Approximate Nutritional Content:

Calories: 121, Protein: 3g, Net Carbs: 12g, Fat: 7g,
Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 100mg

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