Luscious Low Carb Greek Wedding Soup with “Cauliflower Orzo”

Greek, lamb, Meatballs, soup

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When I was a young X-ray student, the Greek Cafe in our hospital made Greek wedding soup on Tuesdays. Tuesdays were the only day that there was a line all the way out to the hospital rose garden to get one tiny bowl of this luscious stuff. I got in that line early because I knew they would run out soon enough. I left out the breadcrumbs in the meatballs here. Cauliflower is a great tasting substitute for orzo pasta in this soup. Here’s the low carb version:

For the meatballs:

2 lbs. grass fed ground beef, ground turkey, or ground lamb, 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, 2 eggs, 2/3 cup chopped mint, 1 tablespoon black pepper. 3 small garlic cloves, crushed. 1 Tablespoon pastured butter for pan frying the meatballs. Mix and form very small bite size meatballs. Cook in a pan with the butter until done on all sides.

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For the soup:

10 Cups organic, reduced sodium chicken broth.

1 Tablespoon Salt free Cavendar’s Greek seasoning-see “Products I Adore ” page.

1 small bunch escarole, chopped

1 cauliflower head, White part only, rough cut in a food processor while raw (rice size).

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Add the cauliflower “orzo” to the soup.

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The Guilt Free, Skinny, Low Carb Parmesan Meatball Recipe

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Eating low carb doesn’t mean you can’t have tasty, Italian dishes. Cook up some amazing Parmesan Meatballs and enjoy them guilt free, and still be able to fit in that tiny bikini by Summer.  You don’t need bread crumbs. You won’t even notice they are missing. This is such an easy, quick recipe! Even after working a late day you will be eating in just minutes. Here’s what you need:

2 lbs. ground beef

1 egg

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon ground pepper

1 tablespoon oregano

1 to 2 tablespoons butter for pan browning the meatballs

In a glass bowl, mix the beef, raw egg, cheese, pepper, and oregano together with your hands. Make up the meatballs just a bit larger than the size of a large walnut. Heat the butter in a skillet and cook until meatballs are browned throughout. Top with a spoonful of low carb tomato sauce. Sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese for show. Enjoy the compliments.