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Kosher and low carb

Friday, March 30, 2012

So I was looking for a great broccoli-bake recipe and I ran across this one:

kosherfood.about.com/od/
sidedishes/r/kugel_broccol
i.htm


It looks delicious! It does call for 1/4 C of whole wheat flour, which can probably be swapped out for flax meal if need be. (I guesstimated this as 10 servings per recipe since it's just a side dish, and the net carbs even WITH the whole wheat were between 5 and 6).

And then it occurred to me - how DO you do kosher and low carb? Well, no surprise, there's a wealth of information out there, and a really good-looking cookbook:

www.amazon.com/Enlitened
-Kosher-Cooking-Nechama-Co
hen/dp/1583308881


It looks like a good one to add to our growing collection. I liked this comment in the review by Jimmy Moore:

"An extremely unique feature of "EnLITEned Kosher Cooking" is the fact that Cohen often gives alternative recipe instructions about how you can further lower the carbohydrates in a recipe if you are livin' la vida low-carb. I personally appreciated that aspect of this cookbook because some "other" authors simply would not have cared about the carbs. Cohen genuinely does and I credit her for understanding how important this is to so many of us watching our carb counts."

And, it gets RAVE reviews just on taste alone! WIN!

Gonna try the kugel this weekend.

I've commented several times about my church choir director and how he has gone to low carb to control his newly-diagnosed Type 2, but also manages to keep the Orthodox* fasting rules, which are terribly strict for fully half the year. But I wonder how many other people give up trying to reconcile the sometimes conflicting parameters of low carb with religious restrictions.

*To clarify, that's Ukrainian Orthodox Christian - we're a sister faith with the Greek, Russian, Serbian and other Orthodox churches.
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LASTFIRSTDAY 5/2/2012 12:59PM

    Wow that actually looks really tasty! I love tasting foods from different cultures so must give this a try. I'll be swapping out the flour too so let us know how it goes. Also it's a great way to get your veggies in.

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FITB4-40 4/12/2012 5:16PM

    Low carb kugel?! I gotta check that out! emoticon

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ANTOSZEWSKIA 4/11/2012 8:48PM

    YUM

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JUSTBIRDY 4/3/2012 4:58PM

    That must be weird, with bacon being the low-carb poster child. But I guess it is easier being kosher than it is being a low carb vegetarian.

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NAYPOOIE 3/31/2012 5:45PM

    Please post the recipe if you like it.

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