February 21, 2013 § Leave a comment
Dave’s still on his low-carb diet, and has lost almost 20 pounds with it. He’s eating a lot of vegetables, with a little bit of meat and cheese. For a treat this week, I made him some pepperoni cheese that I invented on the spot. Try this on sliced vegetables (cucumber, carrots, and celery) or crackers (if you’re not on a low-carb diet). It’s easy to put together, and is perfect for an after-work snack or as an appetizer.
Just because this is low-carb, do not think that it is low calorie…this is loaded with calories, which is why it is a once in awhile snack for us. You also don’t need more than a few tablespoonsful of this cheese per serving. Dave and I enjoyed it with tremendous plates of freshly cut vegetables, and it made the perfect dinner…why yes, we did have this for dinner last night. We’d each had a long day, and didn’t feel like cooking.
Dave’s low-carb pepperoni cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup finely chopped pepperoni
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup grated mozzarella
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Stir everything together, and serve on sliced vegetables and/or crackers. Keep refrigerated.