Bacon and cauliflower florets!

Creamy Sauce!!

Mozzarella and Swiss Cheeses!!

Hot out of the oven and now we can dig in!  Plenty of vegetables, lovely bacon and a creamy sauce with a very cheesy sauce consisting of Swiss cheese as well as Mozzarella cheese.  If you have not tried combining those two cheeses before, you are missing out!


This TASTY casserole is chock-full of lovely healthy vegetables.  Cauliflower florets are the stand-ins for tator tots.  This was a very satisfying dish and the molten cheese mixture of Mozzarella and Swiss cheese is super-tasty!  Serve with a salad on the side or with delicious soft green beans (boil soft) and fry in a little butter, adding seasoning salt and pepper, to taste. 

P.S.  This casserole is rather flexible.  If you are not a fan of some of the veggies...leave them out or substitute a veggie you will like.   Either way, it's bound to be good!

6 slices bacon
1 cup chopped onion (250 mL)
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
Seasoning salt, to taste
22 oz cauliflower florets (0.6 kg)
2 lbs lean ground beef (0.9 kg)
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese (250 mL)
1 cup grated Swiss cheese (250 mL)
Creamy Sauce:
8 oz regular cream cheese (250 g)
1 cup whipping cream (250 mL)
2 tbsp light-tasting olive oil (30 mL)
2 tsp onion salt (10 mL)
1/tsp white pepper (1 mL)

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

In nonstick frying pan, over medium heat, cook bacon until turning crisp.  Set the bacon aside.  Pour off the fat and in about 1 tbsp bacon fat, cook the onion until softening.  Add the green and red peppers and stir fry until tender.  Sprinkle with seasoning salt, to taste.  Set the vegetables aside. 

In pot of boiling water (or use a steamer), cook cauliflower florets until tender.

In same frying pan, brown the ground beef over medium heat.  Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.  Add cooked onions and peppers. Place this mixture in a 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33 cm) casserole dish.  Spread the cooked cauliflower florets over top, as well as the bacon broken into little pieces.  Pour the creamy sauce over top and sprinkle with Mozzarella and Swiss cheeses.  Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until cheese is golden brown in places.

Creamy Sauce:  In nonstick frying pan or pot, place cream cheese (broken up), whipping cream, olive oil, onion salt and white pepper.  Bring to the boil, chopping the cream cheese ever smaller, until it is possible to whisk the sauce into a smooth consistency.

Yield:  9 servings
1 serving
534.9 calories
34.1 g protein
39.9 g fat
2.1 g fiber
8.2 g net carbs

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This cookbook below is a collaborative effort between low-carbing friends and thus the name, "Low-Carbing Among Friends".  Those were giddy days as we were a big fish in a small pond and now it is just the other way around. Nowadays we are competing against thousands of low-carb cookbooks and many Kindle cookbooks are being given away for free.  However, I believe in our cookbooks and I love using them myself, and I hope others, too, will still get to enjoy them for many years to come!  This is a beautiful collection of cookbooks, but I think the Anniversary Edition is the last cookbook I will write.  All good things come to an end, as they say.  It has been a fun ride and I have loved serving the low-carb community in this way.  I will still continue with my blog and Facebook for a number of years into the future.  I hope you will join us on this continued journey.  It is my preferred way of eating, even although I can have occasional splurges in maintenance, I still return to low-carbing and usually have between 50 and 100 grams of a carbs a day.

This is a very large cookbook with 226 pages.  If you even buy 1 cookbook, I would recommend one like this because you have a huge variety to choose from and from different authors as well.  The book has been through 3 Editions (revisions).  The recipes are sorted by category with each author contributing recipes.  The recipes range from very low-carb (below 5 grams of carbs) to below 10 grams of carbs per serving. and it is safe to say most recipes are below 5 grams of carbs per serving.  The recipes are also all gluten-free.

Many glossy color pages of photos (of which the greatest number of photos are in the Anniversary Edition; volume 11) are in the center of the cookbooks to inspire you to cook or bake something delicious for your family.  

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This cookbook was printed in December, 2012 and later a completely revised edition was brought out in February, 2015.  This cookbook has 6 authors from the Low-Carbing Among Friends' team at the time.  Some of us remain and others have retired from the cookbook business.  It is wonderful to still have their recipes with us in this beautiful cookbook.  George, a professional chef, is a much-loved and a well-known figure in the low-carb world and yearly sells his cookbooks on QVC.  Not only that he used to have his own cooking show on the Food Network TV.  Stacey Crawford has written an amazing new cookbook for the Instant Pot, Peggy Hardaway has 2 LCAF's cookbooks devoted to her recipes.  Kent Altena is an IT expert and a great cook at home; his family-tested recipes are usually very low-carb and easy to follow.  Judy Barnes Baker, famous for Carb Wars and another cookbook has lovely recipes in this cookbook that you will enjoy.  Also, in this cookbook are featured several great recipes from our low-carb friends.  Dr. Parker wrote an article: Low-Carb Research Update and Dr. Su wrote: Why Can Carbohydrates Kill?
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Pictured on the front cover:  Whoppie Pies, Creamy Strawberry Pie, Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Portabellas, Peanut Butter Cups, Kale Orange Walnut Salad and Asparagus and Cheese Souffle.

Fried Pickles
Kale Chips
Stuffed Mushrooms
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip
Five Spice Chinese Chicken Skewers
Jalapeno Shrimp Ceviche Boats
Bavarian Cheese Spread

Lime Ricky
Salty Lassi with Mint
Cinnamon Tea
Low-Carb Milk
Char's Mochaccino Frappe

Bake Mixes: Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mixes 1 and 2
Biscuits - Chewy Garlic Cheese Biscuits
Miscellaneous - Cream Cheese Danish, Pumpkin Spice Bagels
Crackers - Almond Sesame Crackers, Microwave Almond Crackers
Donuts - Frosted Cake Donuts, Low-carb donuts
Muffins and Coffeecake - Pumpkin Muffin in a Minute, Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Coconut Pineapple Muffins, Maple Pecan Muffins
Savory Breads Flax Bread, Barbo's Onion Rye Bread, Cheddar Sandwich Bread, Jiffy Cheddar Sandwhich Bread
Scones - Rum Raisin Scones
Tortillas - two
Sweet Breads such as Banana Nut bread, Mini Banana Loaves, Pistachio Pound Cake Minis, Pumpkin Spice Nut Bread

Bacon - Bacon Donuts, Breakfast Hash
Cereals such as Granola and Granola Bars
Casseroles and Crock-Pot such as Bed and Breakfast Waffle Bake, Classical Brunch Casserole, Turkey-Crust Crock-pot Breakfast
Crepes and Pancakes - Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Crepes with Peach Custard, Jumbo Ricotta Pancake
Eggs - Denver Muffins, French Omelet, Puffy Baked Omelet, Egg-Tillas
Quiche - Pizza Quiche
Sausage, Souffles (3) and Waffles

Beef - Sloppy Joe Stuffed Red Peppers, Pizza Pie Layer Casserole, Smokey Mountain Meatballs, Peggy's Chicken-Fried Steak, Slow-Cooker Fajitas, Zucchini Lasagna, Eggplant Bake
Fish - Tuna Cakes, Sea Bass in Garlic Butter Sauce, Baked Almond Parmesan Swai Fish, Spicy Shrimp
Lamb - Gyros
Pork - Wiener Schnitzel, Dijon Thyme Pork chops, Herbed Pork Tenderloin
Poultry - Bacon-Wrapped Chicken, Honey Mustard Chicken. Buffalo-Stuffed Chicken, Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Crepe Casserole, Bruschetta Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, Lebanese Baked Chicken, Pizza-Stuffed Chicken
Sausage - Italian Cheesy Sausage Zucchini Bake

Recipes using these vegetables: Cheesy Bacon Spinach, Cabbage with Bacon, Baked Fennel in Cream, Avocado Fries, Roasted Red Pepeprs, Molten Cheese Veggie Eggplant Boats, Saag Paneer,
Jumbo Eggplant Fries, Butternut Squash Cakes, Cali-Nugget Casserole, Paremsan Broccoli, Eggplant, tomato and Onion Skillet Dish, Mock Mashed Potatoes, Loaded Baked Cauliflower, Coconut cauli-rice, Zucchini Fritters are but some examples!!

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Examples:  Cranberry Chicken Salad, Asparagus Ribbons with Parmesan Vinaigrette, Cool Cucumber Salad, Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing, Pecan and Pear Coleslaw, Old Time Shrimp Salad with Thousand Island Dressing
Examples: Stracciatelli Soup with Spinach, Langostino Cream Soup, Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, Faux Potato and Onion Soup, Condensed Cream of Tomato Soup, Fall Pumpkin Soup, Beefy Mushroom Soup

Examples: Almond Chocolate Bundt Cake, Jiffy Chocolate Peanut Lava Cake, Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake, Vanilla Cupcakes
Examples:  Caramel Ecstasy Cheesecake, Fruit Cocktail Cheesecake, Jiffy Creamy Cheesecakes
Examples: Almond Butter Cups, Creamy White Freezer Fudge, Peanut Butter Cups, Peanut Butter Fudge, Scotcharoos
Cookies and Squares
Examples: Chewy Holiday Bars, Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies, Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake Squares, Gingerbread Whoopie Pies, Jiffy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pecan Ganach Macaroons
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Examples: Cathy's Raspberry Ice Cream
Examples: Barbo's Pecan Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cheese Pie, Creamy Strawberry Pie, Rhubarb Chiffon Pie
Examples: Chocolate Chia Pudding, Lemon Mascarpone Flan, Mock Rice Pudding

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