Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Low carb papusas

Tonight I made these low carb papusas. They were so delicious .  I filled mine with Jack cheese, sauteed spinach, and ground turkey .  They are filling and satisfying .  The almond flour mimics maza surprisingly well. 



Click here to find the origional recipe

Monday, December 18, 2017

Beef stroganoff with eggplant noodles


This one may not look like much, but it packed a flavor punch.  At first I planned to do cuts of steak...and then I saw the price of steak. So ground beef for the win.

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 onion think sliced
1 container mushrooms, rinsed and thickly sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Butter or Olive oil for sauteing
1/2 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 tsp. Worcestershire
1 tsp. Soy sauce
1 Tbs. Dejon mustard
1-1 1/2 c. Sour cream
2 eggplants

* Peel the eggplant. Cut it into thin slices lengthwise (about 1/4 in thick) and then into long strips.  Lightly toss them with oil and seasoning.  Lay in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake @350 for about 15-20 min until done.
* While the eggplant bakes, cook the ground beef with the onions and Montreal seasoning.  When cooked drain some of the excess fat. 
*Add the rest of the ingredients except for the sour cream.  Cook until the mushrooms are done. 
*Add the sour cream.  Combine and taste. Adjust seasonings if needed. 

Serve on top of the eggplant noodles.

Low Carb Sweet Potato Pie

(I don't have a picture of the pie...but here is Em playing pie face.... It's practically the same thing, right?)

Need something low carb to take to impress your in-laws?  Well this is your answer. This was so good and my pumpkin pie loving husband said he liked this one more than my sister in laws top secret famous pie. Now THAT is a good endorsement.

Crust:
2 1/2 c. Ground pecans.  (A fine grind will hold together better.  A course grind will be crunchier. I like somewhere in the middle)
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 c. Splenda
4 Tbs. Butter soft or slightly melted

*Mix ingredients
* Press into deep dish pie pan
*chill

Pie filling:

1 lb sweet potatoes (choose small fat ones over long skinny ones to avoid strings)
1/2 c. Softened butter
1/2 c. granulated Splenda (or a little less)
1/2 c. Brown sugar Splenda (or a little less)
1/2 c. Cream
2 eggs
1 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch salt
1 tsp. Lemon
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbs. Flour

* Poke holes in potatoes and bake or microwave until soft. (Boiling will make it too watery).  When cool enough to handle, peel
* Break apart sweet potato and put it in our mixer. Add butter and mix well.
*Add sugar, milk, eggs, spices, vanilla, and lemon.
*Beat on med until smooth.  If any strings wrap themselves on the beater, throw them out.
* Pour into unbaked pecan crust. Bake @350 for 45-60 min.  A knife inserted in the middle should come out clean.  The pie will poof while baking and then fall when it cools.
*Serve with sugar free cool whip or whipped cream

P.S. my mother-in-law loved it. 🙌


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Aldi protein bars


We found these carb conscious  protein bars at Aldi and they are so very good. These two flavors in particular.  The caramel nut tastes like a Milky Way and the chocolate coconut tastes like Mounds.  Bonus... Only 2 net carbs each!!!!  Sweet, chewy, chocolaty, and satisfying. 

These Kirkland nut bars are soooooo good. They are seriously a treat and low carb with 7 net carbs  :). This is a little more carbs than my husband typically has for a snack but it is the perfect treat and his blood sugar does fine with them.




Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fathead pizza

I tried making fathead pizza for the first time and man am I glad that I did.  It was pretty simple to make. The taste and texture were nice. I got mine nice and crispy by baking it on both sides before adding toppings.

I found the recipe here:
http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/2015/04/23/fat-head-pizza/

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Low Carb Shepherd's Pie


This was so delicious.  Total comfort food without the carbs.  Although this recipe was a little more work, it will definitely be a regular in our rotation.  I served it along side some leftover bacon brussel sprouts.

1 head cauliflower
3/4 stick of butter
garlic salt to taste
1 egg
2 1/2 lbs ground turkey
1 carrot, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 zucchini, diced
1/2 c. peas
1/2 c chicken broth (beef or vegetable would be fine too)
2 Tbs Montreal Steak Seasoning
2 Tbs soy sauce
1/8 c. Worcestershire sauce
1/2-1 c. cheese (depending how how cheesy you want the top

-Boil your cauliflower florets in salted water until tender.  Drain.
-in batches blend the cauliflower in a food processor until smooth
-Combine the puree with the butter and add garlic salt to taste.  Once it tastes the way you like it, mix in one raw egg.

-In a deep cast iron pot (you can do this in a skillet and transfer to a baking dish if you don't have one) cook the ground turkey, carrots, onion, and Montreal Steak Seasoning.  After the carrots start to soften add in the zucchini, peas, chicken broth, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.  Continue cooking a few minutes.

-Top the meat mixture with the cauliflower and then put the cheese on top of that.  Stick the whole thing in a pre-heated oven at 400.  Cook for about 30 minutes.

The cheese should be well browned on top making a delicious crust.