Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Eating Stella Style

About a month ago, in preparation to my starting my low-carb regiment, I picked up another low-carb cookbook.  I've tried six recipes out of it and must tell you that "Eating Stella Style" is the best low-carb cookbook I've come across.  Just about every recipe looks great.  The following is a summary of what I have tried so far from the book.

Some of the successes are:

  • Easy Tzatziki Sauce - a simple Greek cucumber cream sauce that is out of this world! 
  • Pork Souvlaki - marinated pork kabob (excellent with the Tzatziki sauce).
  • Crazy Egg Meatloaf - meatloaf with a twist... it's stuffed with whole boiled eggs.
  • Breadless Bread Pudding - This was a quite tasty dessert.  I think next time I will top it with blueberries or strawberries with whipped cream.  To me, it was nothing like bread pudding.  Really it's just a cheesecake with ricotta instead of cream cheese.  This is a traditional way to make cheesecakes in many cultures however very different from the cheese cake that you see in the United States. 
Failures:

  • Baked Zucchini Fries - This recipe is the only one so far that didn't work for me.  I didn't think it'd turn out right but thought it was worth trying.  The spices were overpowering and the "fries" never got crisp.  Even with the ends burnt the were soggy and floppy.  I'm not sure where I went wrong but don't plan on trying this one again. 
Even though the Zucchini fries didn't work, the rest of the recipes all look spectacular.  So far, 80% of what I've tried has been great.  It's by far my favorite low-carb cookbook.

4 comments:

lja1228 said...

I have that book! I'll have to dig it out. Thanks for the tip...and for journaling your journey.

Tami said...

I'll have to take a look at my library for his book. I just made Pork Soulvaki, it was excellent. http://tamiskitchentabletalk.blogspot.com/2009/05/tonights-dinner-was-good-as-i-thought.html

Your blog is great!

Tracey said...

I don't remember which is which, but Stella has two (or at least two) really great cookbooks, so I recommend looking for the other one as well. The muffin recipes are easy and delicious, and they don't taste like diet food at all.

shirley said...

can you put the recipe for the breadless bread pudding? Sounds like something I'd like to try.
Thanks