Celebrity Chef George Stella Creates Tasty, Low-Carb Recipes

Online PR News – 12-October-2012 – Orlando, Fla. – (Oct. 11, 2012) – Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss (G.O.), one of Central Florida’s leading weight loss clinics, recently entered into a collaborative agreement with celebrity chef George Stella. Stella, who lives in Kissimmee, is best known for his appearances on The Dr. Oz Show and The Food Network, and is the author of five top-selling “low-carb” cookbooks.

As part of their collaboration, Chef Stella is creating tasty, low-carb recipes specifically for G.O. patients. The first recipe provided was for Raspberry Drop Scones, which Stella demonstrated live last month on WOFL’s “Good Day Orlando” TV program. The delicious and healthy recipe follows:
Raspberry Drop Scones
Calories:125 | Fat:9.5g | Protein:5.5g | Fiber:2.5g | Net Carbs:3g
Prep Time: 5 min / Cook Time:15 min /Serves: 6

Shopping List:
2 large eggs, beaten until frothy
1 cup almond flour
1/3 cup bulk sugar substitute (recommended: Splenda®)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup fresh raspberries

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients, except for the raspberries, and mix well to create a thick pancake-like batter. (If too thin, add more almond flour)
3. Gently fold the raspberries into the batter and use a tablespoon to drop 6 evenly spaced scones on the lined pan (about 2 heaping tablespoons for each scone).
4. Bake for about 15 minutes, until scones begin to lightly brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the parchment paper and serving warm.

Almond Flour
Calories: 140| Fat: 12g|Protein: 5g| Fiber: 3g| Carbs: 2g

Shopping List:
10 ounces sliced raw almonds (may use whole raw almonds)
1. Grind the almonds on high in a food processor for about three minutes, until they’ve reached a grainy, flour-like consistency.
2. Almond flour can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week on the counter or for several months in the freezer.

Stella first gained national recognition more than a decade ago as patriarch of the “Half Ton Family.” After adopting a healthy lifestyle, George and his family lost 500 pounds and built a reputation for living “Stella Style” – loosing weight and keeping it off by maintaining a low-carb, healthy diet. When he began his weight loss journey, Stella, a former professional chef with Disney, tapped into his cooking knowledge by creating original easy and delicious “Stella Style” recipes that eventually led to four cookbooks and multiple TV appearances. Now, he will be providing G.O. patients with the very same weight loss tools and resources for which he is famous.

Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss has been in business in Central Florida for four years, helping more than 500 patients reach their weigh loss goals utilizing a combination of nutrition counseling, medication therapy, behavior modification and exercise recommendations. Founded by Dr. Rene Cruz, G.O. adheres to a philosophy of safe, healthy weight loss achieved under medically sound guidance. Dr. Cruz, G.O.’s Chief Medical Officer, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, has practiced in the Central Florida community for more than 10 years and understands the direct link between weight issues and overall health


Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss Clinic provides medically supervised weight management programs for patients in a safe, caring and supportive environment. The program helps patients reduce weight through a combination of nutrition counseling, medication therapy, behavior modification and exercise recommendations. The professional staff addresses the needs of the patient on an individual case-by-case basis beginning with a technologically sophisticated weigh-in and full body composition analysis, which accurately calculates metabolic activity, body fat and other vital measurements. This information forms the basis of a customized weight loss plan and daily caloric and nutritional intake requirements that allow them to reach a target weight. The maintenance program uses sophisticated medical tools and continuing education to support the patient and prevent re-gain.
There are two Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss locations in Central Florida: 1) Maitland, 424 Lake Howell Road, Maitland, FL 32751 and 2.) Dr. Phillips, 7319 Stonerock Circle, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32819. For more information call: 407-598-4960 or visit