Gourmet Foods For Every OccasionWritten by Duane Smith
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5. Seafood - There are lots of seafoods that have been specially prepared as gourmet foods including smoked herring, oysters, shrimp and lobster rolls and bisques. There's lots more in this category too and again you can often get samplers for taste testing in advance.
6. Fish - Some of favorite gourmet fish foods are salmon, tuna, and halibut.
7. Meats - This is one of largest gourmet categories and lately has become very popular. Entries in this field include ribs, roasts, steaks, and even some dried and cured meats.
8. Poultry - There are any number of gourmet foods prepared with chicken, but duck and turkey is also top favorites for special dishes.
So where can you use gourmet foods? Almost any special occasion is a good time to include gourmet foods, drinks, or desserts on menu. Everything from intimate dinners for two to large social gatherings are all acceptable places to include delicious taste of gourmet foods to help make that occasion truly special and unforgettable.
Thankfully, internet makes shopping for gourmet foods quick and easy. There is a large selection available in all of categories listed above, and when ordered, modern shipping techniques allow you to receive gourmet foods through mail in short order and in fresh condition. So why not sample a few gourmet foods today and start enjoying some of finer pleasures of life?
Duane Smith - All About Gourmet Foods is a site that provides free information and resources for gourmet foods like chocolate, fish and seafood, caviar, gourmet meat and more.
Traditional Meat Entrees Get a Makeover: Going MeatlessWritten by Sylvie Charrier
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BAKED "SALMON" ITALIANNE
You can transform any meat dish into a low carb vegetarian specialty, including fish! For a delightful, easy-to-make fish dish, try a Baked Salmon Italianne. Decadently dressed faux salmon topped with veggie bacon is a simple, yet extravagant entrée. Serving up at only 5 grams of net carbs per serving of 5 oz. salmon steak and 2 strips of bacon, it's time to reel this meal into a kitchen near you. To get started, preheat your oven to 400ºF and spray a casserole dish with your favorite nonstick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar-free mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons of ketchup to make your own Russian Dressing. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 6 pieces of sun-dried tomatoes with enough water to cover them. Heat tomatoes until they plump. Lay salmon pieces in your dish and completely cover with Russian Dressing. Cut up tomatoes and lay them top of dressing. Then, sprinkle entire dish with 1/4 cup chopped onion and 4 strips of veggie bacon, cooked, and cut into 1" pieces. Bake your masterpiece for 20–25 minutes and then place under your broiler for just a few minutes to brown up top. All that's left to do now is enjoy!
As you can begin to see—and taste—transforming your traditional meat-based dishes into low carb and vegetarian delights just takes a little creativity. The proof is, as they say, in pan!
YUMMY PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE
If you still have room for dessert after eating any of these amazing low carb vegetarian entrees, you'll want to whip up world's easiest and easily world's best Yummy Pumpkin Cheesecake. With only 4 grams of net carbs per slice (serves 8), you'll wish you'd skipped right to dessert. With this recipe, it doesn't get much easier than this. Blend. Bake. Cool. Eat! Repeat. Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, blend together 3 eggs, 8 ounces of cream cheese, and 4 packets of Splenda® and 4 packets Sweet n' Low. Then, add 1/3 teaspoon maple extract, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 can pure pumpkin. Keep mixing as you add, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix until creamy, and then pour into a 9" pie pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean and finish off by chilling in refrigerator until fully set. You'll want to keep this one all to yourself!
Sylvie Charrier is the author of the revolutionary new book "Living La Vida Low Carb: The Vegetarian Way". As a busy work-at-home mom, she discovered simple ways to get more results from her low carb diet. She shares her recipe makeovers and health tips on her website http://www.VegetarianLowCarb.com/Makeover.html