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Monday, August 22, 2011

Blackened Chicken Breast, baked


I salted and peppered the chicken breast,
laid them in the pan
(lined with tin foil and sprayed with Pam),
sprinkled lots of seasoning salt,
lemon pepper, and some mixed seasonings
made for gourmet hamburgers,
it's just coarsely ground herbs on top.
Baked it at 350 degrees for 1 and 1/2 hours uncovered.
then I covered it and left it
in the oven while the oven cooled about another hour.
They were very juicy. Needed some garlic tho!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

smoked sausage/peppers/onions recipe



It's smoked sausage, onion, green bell pepper,
a hand full of sliced tomatoes that I had as
leftovers, some dried red pepper flakes and
lemon pepper, nothing else in there,
just got it all sizzling and covered and
let it cook maybe 15 minutes, then uncovered
and let the juices cook out. I'm the only one
in the house that like this, so I can make
it as hot and spicy as I want!!! Hubby can't
eat spicy and Mom doesn't like spicy.
so that's OK with me!!

Being fat is hard.
Dieting is hard.
Choose one. I have.

Monday, August 15, 2011

I Love This Low Carb Eating

I wrote some of this, some I stole from my friends, no names are mentioned, hope that's OK:
While at the grocery store Sat. , I went down the bread isle, so I could buy a loaf for my 93 year old Mom, who lives with us. I just stood there a few minutes and enjoyed the aroma. Then all of a sudden, it didn't smell good any more, it smelled like poison. Yeah me!!
and that's a very liberating feeling !!!
I love having a HUGE list of foods that I can eat without worry. I love eating a healthy diet, even if it doesn't match up with the government's idea of healthy. I love feeling like a totally new person. I love shrinking. I love not having to worry about severe health problems, like heart attack and stroke. I love all my Atkins friends.And eggs. I love butter, bacon, steak, hamburgers, cheese, salad and all the other great foods.
It is so nice to be able to eat all the foods that we were told for years were bad. It is nice to finally be feeling great and losing weight (however slowly it goes) and not feel hungry all the time. When I did WW i lost weight but I was never satisfied and always thinking and obsessing about the next meal. I never do that now. Bacon is meat candy!!!
Cutting waaay back on the sugar cravings is probably my #1 favorite thing. It's like being freed from a drug addiction. I mean I can still look at a cupcake and say "wow that looks tasty" but I don't feel like I have to have it, or like I'm truly suffering without it.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Green Beans Made Delish!!

I cooked the best ole canned green beans last night!
I gotta tell you all how I did it:
I first put about a teaspoon of bacon grease in a pan,
got it hot,
added a large chopped up onion,
stirred till almost tender,
added a big chicken bouillon cube,
and 2 cans of green beans with juice.
Stir and let simmer without the lid for about 30-45 minutes.
Most of the juice will cook out,
that's OK, don't add anything else.

These are delish!!!
I could have just eaten that (all of it) for dinner.
Hope someone tries this simple, easy recipe!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I am worth it! low carb

I realize that this way of eating ( woe) is more trouble to do than
what we were used to.
But it's so worth the end product tho!
I'm diabetic, so I have always had to have something
to snack on to take with me,
used to be an apple or a banana or something easy like that.
Now, I try to keep some peanuts or an Atkins bar with me.
but really there are lots of snacks we can have if we get in a pinch,
drive thru McDonalds and get a burger,
just without the bun .

It really depends on just how bad you want this "thinner/healthier you".
This diet does take a lot of work, but we are so worth it.
If we don't do it, no body else is gonna do it for us, that's for sure!
Plus if we don't get a handle on this weight problem now, when?
next year?
we may be 30 pounds heavier then!!...
sorry, I didn't mean to rant.....
I love you all and just don't want you to spend your life over weight, like me!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pavlova beautiful dessert, low carb recipe

This is from an Atkin's friends page, Kate Riggle.
Thank you Kate!!!!


Pavlova

8 egg whites
1 1/2 cups splenda
1/2 t xanthum gum
2 tsp white wine vinegar
½ tsp vanilla extract

For the topping
1 pint heavy cream
2 T splenda
fresh fruit(berries, peaches etc..)


Preparation method
1.Preheat the oven to 350F.

2.Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and draw a rough 10in diameter circle.

3.In a bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed, then whisk in the splenda and xanthum gum a little at a time,then add the vinegar and vanilla until stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed.

4.Spoon the meringue onto the baking parchment within the marked circle and, using a spatula, flatten the top and smooth the sides.

5.Place into the oven bake for 30 at 350F. Then reduce the heat to 250F. Cook for 30 to 45 min, then turn off the oven and leave to cool completely. It will brown and puff then sink in the middle.

6.Once cool, remove the meringue base from the oven (you can keep the meringue in an airtight container for a couple of days or store in the freezer for up to one month).

7.When you are ready to assemble the pavlova, invert the cooled meringue disk onto a large plate or a serving stand, and peel off the baking parchment.

8.For the topping, in a mixing bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed. Top with fresh fruit or berries.
J

Saturday, August 6, 2011

MIM Pumpkin bread/muffins LOW CARB recipe


Ariel Circleofnine 8:33am Aug 6
Hi Joan!
I know you are loving the low carb way of eating and like to cook.
Recently I like to tell myself I "perfected" a variation on the standard MIM
and so Id love to share with you. If you decide to try this, I hope you like it.

Refrigerate after making these for later use, I didn't and they spoiled over night. :-(


Pumpkin Flax Muffins
--------------------------
3/4 cup to 1 cup of ground flaxseed
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 packets splenda or 3 heaping tablespoons Splenda
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 chopped pecans
tsp vanilla
spices to taste (used nutmeg & pumpkin pie spice)

I mix all wet ingredients together then add dry ingredients and mix well. I spray either muffin tins or small baking dishes with PAM or grease with butter, spoon batter into them and bake at 350 for about 20 to 30 minutes depending on pan size (just stick a toothpick or knife down into cakes to test as usual).

I plugged it into a recipe builder: Based on 6 servings I got: 280 calories, 19 grams fat, 14 grams carbs but 7.5 grams fiber and 17 grams protien. So for just under 4 gram net carb...and good with butter or cream cheese or whatever!
Have a great weekend!
whoops, more like just under 7 grams net carbs :-) still low! enjoy!
Ariel Circleofnine
whoops, more like just under 7 grams net carbs :-) still low! enjoy!

email me at
bungej@bellsouth.net
any time.
hugs and much love to you all.
No cheating!
Mine made 12 muffins.

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