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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My Uncle's BBQ sauce recipe from the 1950's LOW CARB

BBQ Sauce Recipe low carb home made


My recipe for BBQ sauce:





1/2 c vinegar
3 heaping Tablespoons mustard
1 small can tomato sauce (not paste)
1-2 lemons juiced and I put the sliced peeling in too
1 stick butter
2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 teas. red pepper
1 teas. black pepper
1 teas. salt
1/2 c water

Bring to a boil,
stirring, just to melt the butter,
then just take off heat to cool.
I love this and have used it for many years.
You can add your favorite Sugar Free sweetener too.
But I like it tart without any sweeteners..
It's great for chicken or pork.
When grilling meat, pork or chicken,
let your meat cook till almost done before
adding the sauce to it. Because tomato based
sauces will burn fast.

I usually add it during the last 10-15 minutes of grilling.
Will keep in the refrigerator for a week or two.

I dip chicken pieces into a small bowl of this ,
or brush on with a pastry brush.
 Don't contaminate all your sauce at the grill,
  just take what you will use at the time and leave the rest to use at the table. 
This was my Uncle J.C. Anderson's recipe.
 
email me any time
bungej@bellsouth.net

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Low Carb Red Lobster Biscuits 1.6 carbs each Grain Free

GRAIN FREE Red Lobster cheese and garlic Biscuits


Grain-Free Red Lobster Biscuits

Modified from the Satisfying Eats Cookbook

Makes about 9 small biscuits or 6 medium biscuits

1 small biscuit: 100 calories, 8 grams of Fat, 1 Net Carb & 3.5 grams of Protein

1/4 cup blanched almond flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
2 tbsp coconut flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup heavy cream (or pure sour cream, I use sour cream now)
1 egg, cold
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated (around 1 oz)
2 tbsp butter, softened (I used salted)

**Finish with Salted butter & dried or fresh parsley  

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients. Then add remaining ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until well blended.  Use scoop to scoop out dough onto un-greased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper .  Space 2-3 inches a part. Bake for 13-15 minutes for small biscuits and 20 minutes for medium biscuits.  Once out of oven, smear a bit of salted butter and sprinkle with a little parsley. Best served warm.

I made these without the Parmesan Cheese last night, just added a little more of each of the flours to make up the difference. They were wonderful! 

PS Yall better make these!
I bought the coconut and almond stuff just for these and it's worth every penny, I promise.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Diabetes, Low Carb, Atkins and Wheat Belly

The only thing that has ever helped me control diabetes, 
is eating and living the low carb way of life. 
THANK YOU Dr. Atkins!
My doctor is always amazed at my blood work each 3 months I go.
I try to keep my carbs at the Atkins induction rate, 
about 20-30 net carbs a day.
I'm now cutting back on fats too. 
The wheat belly book is a great example 
of why we should not eat wheat or grains or sugar.
It states in the book:
"Wheat is the tobacco to this generation."
It's so true. We Americans are addicted to wheat.
 Next time you go grocery shopping, look at how many people
 are obese and look inside their buggies.
It's amazing! I just want to cry or yell at them what 
they are doing to their selves but most importantly to their kids!!
Wake up America, stop eating grains and sugar!!
Hugs to all. We can do this together.
Just start..... after about a week, you will not crave fattening foods.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Never Ending Battle

These "fat bombs" are so awesome, that I over eat them.
 I think that's why my blood sugar is high again.
 It started running high about the same time as I made my first batch.
Back to basics like I said in yesterdays blog.
No more fat bombs, or all these other new recipes I have found. 
I believe that just normal, easy food,
 like meat and vegetables is the best way to go.
I'll write more tomorrow about my blood sugar numbers. 
today was awful, 179....
It's been running around 100 before the fat bomb recipe...
You can not lose weight when your numbers are high.
ugh.....

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Back to Basics, Atkins 101

I've been doing so good the past couple of months.
I'm losing weight and blood sugar numbers have been 
really good too. Till about 2 weeks ago.

I started making all these new "low carb"recipes and 
eating way too much. So today I'm getting back to basics.
Back to counting carbs and writing everything 
(that goes into my mouth) down in my food journal.
I don't do a fancy journal, like on my iPhone,
 I just write it in a spiral notebook.
This always helps!!

Walked on my treadmill already.
Cooked breakfast.
Cleaned the kitchen.
Washed my Moms clothes.
Just the normal stuff. 

For lunch:
Will eat a hot dog with just mustard on it,
 no bread of course
but I may wrap it in a lettuce leaf.
And supper: 
a big ground chuck burger
and a salad with just oil, vinegar and dried Italian seasoning
sprinkled on top.

Maybe some celery for a snack tonight.

Drink lots of water ......
have a great day everyone and thanks for following me ...

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fat Bombs low carb Chocolate Candy 1.6 net carbs each

Fat Bomb 1.6 carbs each

Ingredients
1 Cup Coconut Oil (melted)
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (melted)
1 Teaspoon of Stevia or Splenda 
8 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
1/2 Cup Salted Butter (melted)=1 stick

Instructions
1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well 
    until all the ingredients are combined, I just use a whisk.
2. Place a Silicone Brownie Bites on top of a cookie sheet.
    I just used clean plastic egg cartons for this.
3. Pour 2 tbs of mixture into each of the 24 molds
4. Freeze for 30 minutes and enjoy.
    Keep stored in your freezer in zip lock bags.

Notes
1. The Silicone Brownie Bites Pan can be purchased at Michaels Arts & Crafts or Amazon.
2. Once frozen, store in an air-tight container or plastic Ziploc bag
3. You can change the flavour by adding more cocoa powder, cinnamon, coconut butter, or peanut butter.
4. To give the Fat Bombs a nice crunch, add unsweetened shredded coconut or crushed peanuts.

Red Lobster LOW CARB Biscuits (1 net carb each)

These are very much worth your time and effort to make!

Red Lobster Biscuits OH MY!

From "Low Carb Motivation and Recipe" facebook group

Grain-Free Red Lobster Biscuits

Modified from the Satisfying Eats Cookbook

Makes about 9 small biscuits or 6 medium biscuits
1 small biscuit: 100 calories, 8 grams of Fat, 1 Net Carb & 3.5 grams of Protein

1/4 cup blanched almond flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
2 tbsp coconut flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder (if you use garlic salt, don't add more salt)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pure sour cream
1 egg, cold
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated (around 1 oz)
2 tbsp butter, softened (I used salted)
**Finish with Salted butter & dried or fresh parsley  smeared on top, when hot.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients. Then add remaining ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until well blended.  Use scoop to scoop out dough onto un-greased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Space 2 inches a part. Bake for 13-15 minutes for small biscuits and 20 minutes for medium biscuits.  Once out of oven, smear a bit of salted butter and sprinkle with a little parsley. Best served warm.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Low Carb Diet is just the food we eat

Diet is just a word that means the food we eat.
I have chosen a low carbohydrate way of eating or diet because I'm diabetic and this diet keeps my blood sugar numbers close to normal. That's important, so I won't have all the symptoms of diabeties. this way of eating has already helped me to lose weight and cut way back on my meds plus I feel so much better!
I eat meats, cheese, salad vegetables and other low carb veggies.
No wheat or sugars or starches at all. Drink lots of water because it's so good for you.

Breakfast example:
eggs, cheese, and bacon.
coffee and water

Lunch:
salad with deli meats added and oil and vinegar dressing.

Supper:
grilled meat, salad, and veggie like cauliflower or broccoli.

Good luck and good health to us all.
Love and kisses too.


Friday, September 27, 2013

I have a face book Low Carb group now called:

Low Carb Motivation and Recipes

 We post recipes there and chat about our day,
what we are cooking and eating.
 You may join our group by asking on face book.



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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

looking after aging parents -Alzheimer and dementia


I know this is my "low carb" blog.
BUT
We, my husband and I, took on looking after my parents a year after 
we got married, back in 1995.
My Dad (born in 1910) had Alzheimer disease.
My Mom (born in 1918) just could not look after him in Florida, by herself.
He passed away 2 1/2 years after they came to live with us.
But Daddy's story is different than Mom's.
I'll write more about him later.....

She, my mom, is 95 years old now,
and has been healthy all her long life, till now.
Her body is still healthy, but her mind is going fast.
She can't remember how to do tasks that she's done for years now.
Like fixing her cereal in the morning.
Brushing her teeth (yes she still has her own teeth).
They are so worn out now, but still serve the purpose.
I have to tell her how and when to do everything.
She's like having a 3 year old all over again.

I think she has dementia.
She sees her doctor every 6 months and is healthy.
 OMG, this has been so hard on me and Rick.
Everyday seems worse than the day before.
Rick and I both have health issues.
My mom, Rosamond, may outlive us both.
I'm just venting here today.
Thanks for listening, if anyone's out there.....
Just PRAY....

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Grilled Pork Chops, and Shopping Cheap

Good morning to my low carbing friends. Spring is here finally!
We grill outside almost every day in good weather.
Today it's center cut boneless pork chops.
No , I'm not extravagant at all buying this cut of meat.

We buy the pork loins when they are on sale, 
have them cut and freeze them in freezer bags.
We usually buy 3 or 4 whole loins at about $14.00 a piece.
Rick was in the grocery business for many years
 and has taught me how to shop cheap.
When items are on sale, stock up on them!

We have a freezer full of meats. 
We are very careful about how we freeze it.
I use the vacuum sealer bags when I have them,
 some times I run out and just use the freezer zip locks, 
but be sure you get as much air out as you can and seal really well.
We buy steaks, ground chuck, chicken breast , whole chickens, sea food
usually around 1/2 price or better.
You name it, we have it frozen.

 Back to the chops, I usually marinate them in Dales marinate or,
 some Italian salad dressing,
then get the grill hot and cook on both sides about 5 minutes each.
Hugs to all.  


Friday, April 5, 2013

Wish I had read my own blog! SICK MIND of MINE....

Not Diebetic any more (almost) happy dancing now!!

I sure wish I had read and reread this blog from October 2011, but no..

 I went off this way of eating and went my own sick path for a year. 

Gained 14 pounds back, A1C is out of control. 

But I'm back now, for a month, really sticking with it.

It's NOT worth it, to go astray, not worth it at all!!

 


October 2011:
I just came home from my doctor's appointment, every 3 months,
check up for pain management (spinal stenosis) and diabetes check.
My doctor was amazed!!
No more pain meds prescribed,
cutting one of my diabetic pills in half for 1 week
then stopping it altogether (glucotrol).
She said it causes weight gain, OMG!
Cutting my insulin way way down.
Will go off the metformin in a month or 2. (it's the one that causes awful diarrhea)
She said I will definitely NOT be diabetic much longer, if I kept this up.
She even said that she was going to have to "re-think" her own diet, as a vegetarian.
My A1C was 5.5. she almost fainted..this time last year, it was 8.6.
4.5 to 5 is normal and not diabetic!!!!!
also I had lost 15 pounds since my last visit.
I'm so happy!!! and getting healthier every day,
Thanks to Dr. Atkins and all my low carb friends!
Blood pressure normal also....
love you all,
joan

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lasagna, zucchini, no noodles, low carb

Ingredients:
2  zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch thick 
 1 lb lean ground beef 
 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  2 small tomatoes, cut up
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  2 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese (or low fat or fat free ricotta)
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded (I use 8 oz. divided)
 
 
Directions:
  Cook zucchini until tender, drain and set aside. Fry meat and onions until meat is brown and onions are tender; drain fat. Add next 8 ingredients and bring to a boil.
  Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered 10 minutes or until reduced to 2 cups.
  In small bowl slightly beat egg.
  Add cottage cheese, half of shredded cheese  
 In (1 1/2-qt.) baking-roasting pan arrange half of the meat mixture.
 Top with half of the zucchini 
and all the cottage cheese mixture.
 Top with remaining meat and zucchini.
  Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer.
  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Real Greek Salad low carb delicious

Greek Salad

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Yield Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon each, oregano & parsley (dried)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 head coarsely chopped lettuce
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced 
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 3-6 ounces feta, diced medium
  • Optional,( for the wild at heart only) a teaspoon of minced anchovies 
  • or anchovy paste

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, herbs, garlic and oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion and olives and toss well to combine. Gently fold in feta.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Husband is Low Carbing with me!!

I'm sure if you have been eating low carb for any amount of time, 
you know how much it helps to have support close by. 
My awesome husband, Rick, got on board with me a couple of weeks ago. 
He's "kinda" done this before, but he'd whine about missing his cookies, 
crackers and cheetoes.
But this time is so different!
I read to him some of the Wheat Belly book and I really
think that helped make up his mind.

It clicked with him just how poisonous wheat and sugar is to our bodies.
Even the products labeled "gluten free" are BAD for us!
They have more garbage in them that anything!
Anyway, I am thrilled that Rick is with me now, low carb eating all the way!
He keeps me straight and I do him.
We check the carbs in everything we eat. 

I now keep snacks made and ready in a flash in the fridge.
Like deviled eggs, celery, washed and sliced, pickled celery,
olives and goodies like that. It's great to see him excited about loosing weight.
He reached a big goal just yesterday, weighing less than 200!!
And today he lost another pound. So he's really sticking with this way of eating with me.
What a JOY!!

if it comes in a box, don't eat it!
if you can buy it at a drive through window, don't eat it!
if it's advertised on TV, don't eat it.
so true.
Also try to do most of your shopping around the perimeter of the grocery store.
Not much need in going into the middle and down the isles,
 that's where the junk/garbage is!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Better Than Heinz Ketchup Lindas Low Carb recipe

From Lindas Low Carb recipes.
She has the best! I'm posting this for others to make and use.
And so I can find it again. It's delicious!


EVEN BETTER "HEINZ" KETCHUP
6 ounce can tomato paste
8 ounce can tomato sauce
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 cup water, or enough to get the right consistency
1/4 cup granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix all of the ingredients well. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Cool then chill before serving. Keep refrigerated.
Makes 2 cups or about 32 tablespoons
Made with granular Splenda:
1 tablespoon: 7 Calories; trace Fat; trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs
1/4 cup: 28 Calories; trace Fat; 1g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 6g Net Carbs
1 cup: 112 Calories; trace Fat; 5g Protein; 28.5g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 23.5g Net Carbs

Made with liquid Splenda:
1 tablespoon: 6 Calories; trace Fat; trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs
1/4 cup: 25 Calories; trace Fat; 1g Protein; 6.5g Carbohydrate; 1.5g Dietary Fiber; 5g Net Carbs
1 cup: 100 Calories; trace Fat; 5g Protein; 25.5g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 20.5g Net Carbs


I finally had a chance to try some Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup (formerly called Heinz One Carb) and wanted to get as close as I could to creating a good copycat ketchup. My biggest stipulation was that I didn't want to have to cook my ketchup. I wanted it to be just as easy to whip up as my previous recipe. I think I've come pretty close to the Heinz. The main things that are missing in my recipe are the deeper, cooked flavor and the excess salt. I decided not to try and copy the saltiness since I thought the Heinz was overly salty. I used 1/2 teaspoon salt, but feel free to try up to a full teaspoon if you want yours to be as salty as the Heinz. I like the consistency and flavor of this version much better than my Better "Heinz" Ketchup. Adding tomato sauce made all the difference. Even if this isn't identical to the Heinz ketchup, I think it tastes very good and I'm happy with the flavor.
In case anyone is interested, I figured out one day that it costs about $.97 to $1.16 to make a batch of this ketchup. I have to pay an average of $2.00 for a 14 ounce bottle of Heinz low carb ketchup depending on where I buy it.
UPDATE 3/16/11: I made a few tweaks to the recipe this time. Except for the salt, I doubled all of the seasonings. I also added the equivalent of another tablespoon of sweetener. The recipe above still calls for the original quantities. I didn't edit it because the recipe is still good made that way. This time I simmered the ketchup on the stove for about 20-30 minutes and I think that helped blend the flavors a little better. It also helps the constency greatly. Cooking gives the ketchup a smoother texture and it doesn't separate and get watery over time like the uncooked version does. I do recommend covering the pot because the ketchup will get too thick otherwise.
UPDATE 5/14/12: To avoid confusion, I've edited the recipe ingredient list and instructions to reflect the way that I now make this recipe. I've also adjusted the nutritional counts.

Crispy Dill Pickles home made


Crispy Dill Pickles: Just Like Klaussen’s

As promised, this is the tried-and-true dill pickle recipe I have used and shared with others for years. They taste just like the Klaussen pickles. I have made them with whole cucumbers and cut cucumbers. My favorite dill pickles are made with the small, whole pickling cucumbers. The cucumbers can be spear-cut, sliced, or cut in chunks — use what you have.
One of the “secrets” to making crispy dill pickles is to cold-pack the pickles in hot, sterilized jars. The other “secret” is to time the water bath precisely.
You will need about 16 4-inch long cucumbers, or 12 large cucumbers that can be chunk-cut or spear-cut.
Update: This recipe uses a hot water bath canning process. Please refer to my post Hot Water Bath Canning: The Basics for a full explanation of this canning process.

DillPickles
Crispy Dill Pickles
  • Cucumbers (see above description)
  • 12 large garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 heads fresh dill
  • 2 hot red peppers or 1 t. crushed hot red pepper flakes
Brine:
  • 2 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup pickling salt
Prepare canning jars and lids (wash, then sterilize).
Chill the cucumbers in a refrigerator overnight if possible. Remove when you are ready to begin cold-packing the cucumbers in the jars.
Wash the cucumbers to remove any debris or garden soil. Leave the small ones whole; with larger cucumbers, cut in chunks, spears, or slices. Pack the chilled cucumbers into 4 sterilized pint jars. To each pint, add 3 whole, peeled cloves of garlic, 1 head dill, and 1/2 hot red pepper (or 1/4 t. pepper flakes).
Make the brine:  Mix the vinegar, water, and pickling salt in a stainless steel saucepan and heat to the boiling point. Pour hot brine over the cucumbers in the jars. Seal and place in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes, marking the time as soon as you put the jars in. If you leave the jars in the boiling water bath longer, they will get soft.
Store processed pickles for several weeks before using.

Pickled Celery low carb no cooking

My Pickled Celery Snack recipe low carb



I made one of my favorite snacks today,
pickled celery.
Here's what you need:

1 quart jar w/lid
1 bunch of celery
1-2 teas. salt
1 teas. dried red pepper flakes
vinegar
water

First I wash the celery and cut the ends off.
(I freeze the discarded tops of celery to use in soups or stews later)
I
cut each piece into 6-8 inch long pieces.
Then slice it down the middle to make thin pieces.
Put celery into a quart jar and add 3 parts vinegar
(just pour vinegar into the jar, over the celery to fill jar 3/4 full)
and then fill the rest with water.
Add about 1- 2 teaspoons of salt or to taste.
I always add dried red pepper flakes also for a little kick.
Put the lid on and shake jar.
Let this sit in fridge over night,
if you can stand waiting, then dig in.
I really love these celery pickles!!
Rick doesn't care for vinegary stuff so I can eat um all, if I want!!

Sometimes I will add sliced radishes, bell peppers, turnips, carrots ...anything like that is good.

If this is too tart for you, add a pack of Splenda to it to cut the vinegar taste.
Also I hope all yall can find pork rinds/pork skins at your local grocery stores.
They have no sugar and no carbs, very tasty crunchy tid-bit snacks!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Breakfast Casserole low carb

Recipe/breakfast casserole



Brown 1 pound good sausage in frying pan, drain

1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup bell pepper,chopped
6 eggs,beat with fork or wire wisk
1 cup half & half
1/2 cup water
2 cups cheese, Grated,use your fave
(I used 1 cup Mexican taco cheese & 1 cup mozarella)

I just brown the sausage, drain it.
put it in the bottom of a greased casserole dish.
spread the onions & peppers over it.(I saut├ęd mine a tiny bit, but you don't have to)
mix all the eggs, half & half, water and cheese together.
pour over meat.
bake at 350 for 45 -60 minutes.

 Mixing the cheese into the eggs makes this so much better than just sprinkling it over the top.
This casserole lasted us 3 days. We just sliced some and reheated in microwave when ever we wanted. It's good at room
temperature.
I got this from a mixture of an old recipe of mine (but it had bread layered on the bottom) and from Kent the low carb master cook!

Parmesan Baked Chicken Tenders low carb recipe

chicken tenders recipe:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
6-10 tenders
 
Spread over chicken and bake @ 425 for 25 minutes.

This is a NO Brainer for sure.
I bake mine on non stick tin foil.

Monday, March 25, 2013

How To Boil Eggs perfectly

I cook a lot, and have all my life, I'm 62 years old now.
But I didn't learn the right/best way to boil eggs till I was in my 50's!
That's funny/stupid sounding I know.

Here's the way to get the prettiest yellows inside,
 no dark ring in there,
and the whites are not tough either.

Put eggs into a pot, I usually do 6 or 8 at a time.
Cover eggs with cold water, at least 1 inch over the top of the eggs.
Bring to a real  BOIL, boil 3 minutes (time it).
Remove from heat, just slide pot over to a cold part of stove.
Put a lid on the pot.
Let this sit 8 more minutes (time it).
When that time is up, drain the pot in the sink.
Run cold water over the eggs now.
Let them sit to cool some,
then crack and roll on counter,
putting the eggs back into cold water.
Wait a couple more minutes and peel them. 
The shells should come right off easily
and the eggs are perfect inside.
Refrigerate covered.
I put them in zip lock bag.
Or now is the time to make deviled eggs. 

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


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mexican Lasagna LOW CARB recipe no wheat

Mexican Lasagna

My Good Friend Linda Hargrove Yaun gave me this recipe years ago
 
 
1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
(or half ground sausage/ground beef)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 can chopped/diced tomatoes

2 cups cottage cheese
1 cup monteray Jack cheese GRATED (cheese with diced pepper)
1 egg

Brown meat and drain
add spices and tomatoes, heat through.
Pour into 13"X 9"X 2" baking dish
Combine cottage cheese, Monerey Jack Cheese,and egg.
Pour over meat mixture.
Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes.

Serve over lettuce or low carb taco shells.

This stuff is so good, could be used as a dip at a party too!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

PIZZA BOATS low carb delicious

Zucchini Boats low carb PIZZA or Sausage recipe




http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mushroom-Stuffed-Zucchini/Detail.aspx?ms=1&prop25=63109499&prop26=DailyDish&prop27=2011-07-13&prop28=RecipeOption&prop29=FullRecipe&me=1

Ingredients in original recipe

(I took out the flour,
and added sausage and a few more spices)


  • 3 zucchini, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried oregano
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the zucchini whole until they start to become tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the zucchini, and set aside to cool. Once cool, slice the zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out the center flesh, leaving a 1/4-inch thick shell around the entire zucchini. Chop the scooped-out zucchini flesh.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the mushrooms and sweet red pepper until tender and the mushrooms release their juice, about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and oregano, then stir in the reserved chopped zucchini flesh and Monterey Jack cheese. Heat the mixture until the cheese is melted and the filling is hot. Stuff the filling into the hollowed-out zucchini; sprinkle each with about 3/4 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.
  3. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  4. Broil the zucchini until the filling is bubbling and the cheese is browned, 3 to 5 minutes.
New Pizza zucchini boats:
After boiling the zucchini as above,
scoop out innards,
put about
1 tablespoon of Great Value (Wal-Mart brand) pizza sauce inside.
top with grated cheese
top that with pepperoni slices
and grated Parmesan cheese.
Bake about 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees.
I cooked these longer than the top ones because the inside were cooked already in other ones, these I wanted the sauce to get hot and cook into all the other ingredients as well.
These are now my new Pizza favorite food!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Easy Low Carb barbq sauce recipe home made

BBQ Sauce Recipe low carb home made


My recipe for BBQ sauce:





1/2 c vinegar
3 heaping Tablespoons mustard
1 small can tomato sauce
1-2 lemons juiced and I put the sliced peeling in too
1 stick butter
2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 teas. red pepper
1 teas. black pepper
1 teas. salt
1/2 c water

Bring to a boil,
stirring, just to melt the butter,
then just take off heat to cool.
I love this and have used it for many years.
You can add your favorite Sugar Free sweetener too.
But I like it tart.
It's great for chicken or pork.
When grilling meat, pork or chicken,
let your meat cook till almost done before
adding the sauce to it. Because tomato based
sauces will burn fast.

I usually add it during the last 10-15 minutes of grilling.
Will keep in the refrigerator for a week or two.

I dip chicken pieces into a small bowl of this ,
or brush on with a pastry brush.
 Don't contaminate all your sauce at the grill,
  just take what you will use at the time and leave the rest to use at the table. 
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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Home Made CHEETOS low carb



Low carb Home Made Cheetos recipe




This recipe is from "Secret Weight Loss Recipes" by Maria Emmerich.

Recipe from this book:
Homemade cheetos ...
1 gram of carb, which is nothing!
3 egg whites
1/8 teas. cream of tartar
a pinch salt
beat this till you have stiff peaks,
add 1/2 cup grated cheese.
whip the eggs whites with wire wisk attached to your electric beater
(if you have those).
Also it helps to have your eggs at room temperature.
This makes them whip up fast and you get lots more volume too.
Spoon them on baking sheet (I used parchment paper).
bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, then turn the oven off and let them cool in the oven, I sprinkled some seasoning salt on top,

next time, will add: garlic and red pepper or some lemon pepper!!

I'm re-posting this blog from last year, great recipe, easy too.

I'm wondering what this would be like if instead of cheese, we added some cocoa, & your favorite sweetener ....cookies!!!!!
oh man, I'm gonna try this soon!

I've made the Cheetos 3 times, everyone loves them. I tried piping them the first time, but the egg whites went limp, so I just drop by small spoonfuls now.
Let me know how your turn out and what you do to tweak the recipe.
hang in there. We are all in this together. Try not to cheat too bad..
I love you all,
Joan
This is an older post, but worth repeating!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Keep It Simple low carb is easy


You can live with any diet longer, I believe,
 if you can just work it into your normal lifestyle.
So try to keep it simple!
 The main thing to remember is: 
no breads 
no sugars 
no starchy vegetables.
if it comes in a box, don't eat it
if you buy it at a drive through window, don't eat it.

Google :  Lindas Low Carb recipes.
It's the best site there is for great recipes!! 

Things to snack on or build a meal around:

cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, feta cheese, blue cheese
real butter
Ezekiel bread
Pepperidge Farms very thin sliced bread (1 piece )
toast with butter, cream cheese and sugar free jam, cinnamon and sweetener
nuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds, Brazil nuts
pickles, celery,
sauerkraut
boiled eggs, deviled eggs,
 tuna, salmon
smoked turkey (Oscar Mayer)
Vienna Sausage
Pork rinds or pork skins
olives, pickled peppers
hot dogs (I prefer all beef)
cool whip (sugar free) eat like ice cream
1/2  teaspoon Coffee Mate
coffee, water
sugar free drinks (Sam's cola)
sugar free juice drinks (Wal-Mart brand)
tomatoes
mustard
mayonnaise
soy sauce
Jicamas (Mexican fruit/veggie)
Dales marinate, 
McCormics brown gravy mix (4 grams of carbs)
Taco Dinner kits "Old El Paso"
Taco sauce
chili powder, love chili powder!!!
cinnamon (great for diabetics)
your favorite sweeteners, any brand you like is OK
Tyson chicken fries
Frozen meat balls (just heat and serve)
Ground chuck
chicken breast tenders
turnips,
 cauliflower
radish
 cabbage
zucchini,
 eggplant,
 mushrooms
, lettuce
flax seed meal
salad dressings, 
vinegar,
 onions, 
garlic,
 olive oil

Low Carb Snack List-its endless


Vegetables with dip (low carb salad dressing works)
Bell pepper strips with blue cheese dressing
Celery with cream cheese
Celery with Franks hot sauce and Ranch dressing mixed
Cucumbers with vinegar
Deviled eggs
boiled eggs
Egg salad (add veggies to up your veggie carbs)
Muffin in a minute (Flax meal muffin)
Sliced mim with melted cheese & chicken
Cheese chips / cheese roll ups (Shredded cheese melted into “chips”)

 
Cheese chips with salsa
Pork Rinds
Pork rinds with salsa
Baby endive with mayo & feta cheese
Sliced meat
hot dog
Sliced turkey/ham with cream cheese or mayo, rolled with dill pickle, or tomatoes inside.
Olives and cream cheese
artichokes pickled with olives
Chicken & veggie salad
Frozen sugar snap peas
½ bell pepper stuffed with cheese or tuna

 
Tuna salad
Bacon wrapped stuffed mushrooms
Bacon wrapped stuffed peppers
Chicken wings (lots of low carb recipes available)
Avocado
Bell Pepper “Nachos”, with cheese, olives, onions & salsa
Shrimp
Bacon wrapped shrimp
Spinach & artichoke dip
Meatballs (Homemade)
Cauliflower “popcorn”
Bacon
Cheese filled bacon roll

 
Sugar-free Jello, alone or with whipped cream.
Pepperoni "chips" (heat pepperoni slices in the microwave, or fry)
Smoked salmon and cream cheese on cucumber slices
Lettuce Roll-ups (Roll luncheon meat, egg salad, tuna or other filling and veggies in lettuce leaves)
Sliced Meat Roll-ups (Roll cheese or veggies in Sliced meat spread bean dip, spinach dip, or other low-carb dip or spread on the lunch meat or lettuce and then roll it up)
Raw veggies and spinach dip, or other low-carb dip)
Flax meal “crackers” with cheese, tuna dip etc.
Atkins bar or shake
Pickled eggs (make your own to be sure of ingredients)
Artichoke and Red Pepper dip (made with peppers, artichokes, cheese, leek, mayo)
Frozen Atkins Shake (Great substitute for ice cream!)
Pimento cheese stuffed celery (Make your own, shredded chedder cheese,mayo.,drained diced pimentos,salt and pepper)
 

Jicama with ranch dressing
Tapenade - Black olive's without stones, add olive oil, in blender, until smooth paste. Serve on mim roll.
Tea, coffee, other acceptable beverage.
Rosemary Basil Flax meal Crackers - you can use these for SO may things!
Mini “Sloppy Joes” (ground beef, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms etc on flax meal crackers.
Tuna Melts - on Flax meal crackers.
Nachos - flax meal crackers (made thin) - topped with your favourite nacho toppings, served with salsa (homemade, or store bought - no sugar of course!)
Broccoli Salad (Broc, bacon, onions, mayo, splenda, vinegar)
Red pepper, 1/2 topped with mixture of whipped cream cheese & cooked bacon crumbles
Onion rings
Jicama raw, sliced like fries with lemon juice and chilie powder
Pork Rinds with Splenda and Cinnamon
Mozzarella/pepperoni pizza (melt cheese in pan top with Italian seasoning and pepperoni, cook till crispy

 
deviled eggs made w/ guacamole
Cauliflower Salad
bacon with cream cheese and chives on top
Flax meal crackers topped with bacon/cream cheese/green onion mixture.
Induction Cookies (butter, flax, pumpkin, spice etc)
Black Olives
Radish Home Fries (radishes, onion, butter, oil, salt & pepper
Mozzarella & fresh basil rolled up in a slice of prosciutto
Cole Slaw (cabbage, mayo, splenda, onion…carrots optional)
Baked pepperoni with cheese (find pepperoni with 0 carbs….maybe turkey)
Flax Cookie Cheesecake
Baylor’s Pumpkin Cheesecake
Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes (with cream cheese/dill or mayo,bacon, mozza, onion)
Kale Chips
Egg Plant Chips
Jalapeno Poppers (jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese wrapped in bacon)
Guacamole stuffed veggies
Flax meal flat bread or crackers with bruschetta topping
Six Layer Taco Dip (Seven Layer Dip minus the beans)


T
exas Caviar (no beans)-google it
Hot spinach, artichoke & chilie dip with induction friendly dippers-cheese chips, flax meal crackers, egg plant chips etc.
Homemade Mexi-Italian salsa with favorite induction friendly dippers
Sour Cream Mushroom Dip induction friendly dippers
Vegetable skewers
Stuffed cucumber (slice lengthwise, remove seeds, stuff with favorite dip)
Green bean chips - Fried/baked French green beans. (season with salt or spices

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Steak and Salad low carb eating/baking eggs recipe

Good morning to all you low carbers and wantabees.
Last night we had a wonderful spring evening, so I grilled steaks.
Cooked my Mom a hamburger (her preference).
But we just had steaks, and a simple salad for dinner.
I love Kens Blue Cheese dressing, and only 1 carb per serving.
It makes a great dip also for celery or dill pickles!!

I'm going to try Baking "hard boiled eggs".
325 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Place into muffin tins so they won't roll around.
Supposed to be tastier and much easier to peel...

I just had my normal 2 eggs and bacon for breakfast,
 it never gets old!
Yall have a great beautiful Sunday.
Hugs from Georgia!

we can do this!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

back doing low carb

Good morning all!

Yesterday I had my easy/tasty breakfast of eggs and bacon.

Lunch  I ate leftover salad and blue cheese dressing and 2 boiled eggs
.
Dinner,
I grilled pork chops, I ate 3!
Plus a bowl of steamed broccoli with butter.

Snacks last night:
pork rinds / skins
dipped in Franks Hot Sauce.
Home made dill pickles.

Hope yall are following me again, that really helps me.
Ask questions, I'll try to answer. We are all in this together.
What else do we have to do that's more important than getting healthy?
Hugs from Georgia!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Starting over again

Yesterday I began my Low Carbohydrate journey again.
Sometimes we just fall off the wagon, but the mind set
 was always in there whispering to eat right.
Yesterday

Breakfast:
 I had 2 boiled eggs (4 minutes) with a little salt and butter,
mashed up, don't knock it you've tried it..
 3 thin slices of bacon fried crisp and blotted dry with paper towel.
Coffee
Crystal Lite tea
lots of pills and an insulin shot.

Lunch:
1/2 a home made dill pickle
3 Oscar Myer Beef hot dogs
probably 3 tablespoons of Frenches mustard (YUMM)
1/4 cup left over cole slaw

Dinner:
2 medium sized hamburger patties
about a cup of good steamed broccoli
1 tablespoon butter.

SNACKS:
homemade dill pickle dipped in Ken's Blue Cheese Dressing
my homemade slaw
5 green olives
Crystal Lite Tea



Joan's Cole Slaw recipe:
I use a package of the cabbage, with carrots, fine chopped,
 found in the produce section of grocery store.
First in a bowl I mix the topping,
 about 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1- 2 tablespoons vinegar
3-4 tablespoons of Splenda (optional)
salt pepper
dill weed (dried)
celery seeds (dried)
I mix up the dressing part first and taste, adjust to your liking.
then mix the cabbage into the dressing, cover, and refirgeate.
It will wilt down quite a bit.
but it gets better and better.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Todays menu:Dinner in a Dish with egg noodles

My Husbands favorite dinner is:
DINNER IN A DISH
This is a recipe from my first mother in law, Edith.


about 2 pounds good ground chuck (beef), browned and drained (set aside)
1 large onion chopped
1/2 bell pepper chopped
salt and pepper
1 bag of curly egg noodles cooked and drained (do not rinse, set aside)
2 cans of Campbell's cream of mushroom soup
1/2 can of milk
cheese

I like to cook my bell pepper and onion first in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil, about 10 minutes, pour into a small bowl, set aside.
now brown the ground chuck stirring, drain well, set aside.
cook your noodles in that same pot, with 3 qts water and salt, boil noodles about 7-8 minutes, drain, do not rinse.

next combine, noodles in pot with soups and milk and onion and peppers.
add browned and  drained ground chuck.
stir well
pour into a baking dish (I usually divide & put into 2) freeze one, or give to my son
cover with your favorite grated cheese.
bake in 350 degree oven about 30 minutes uncovered.

I like to serve this with sliced tomatoes
or
a nice green salad
and some brown and serve dinner rolls

but tonight I'm making Bisquick complete mix " Cheese-Garlic Biscuits"
just add 1/2 cup of water to the mix, stir and make drop biscuits.
ready in 15 minutes!
Hope yall like this dinner.
as you can see I'm off my diet for now.



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