Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent. —-Epictetus

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hawaiian Asparagus

I took this recipe that Tracy shared on her daily blog.  This works as a low carb recipe so I posted it here.  I don't particularly like Asparagus so I was thinking you could use fresh green beans from your garden this summer as a substitute!
Hawaiian Asparagus
1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut in 1-inch diagonal slices
2 T. olive oil
1/4 c. beef broth
4 to 5 slices bacon, crisply cooked and cut into bite-size pieces
pepper to taste
2 T. sesame seed, lightly toasted

In a skillet over medium heat, cook asparagus in oil for 2 to 3 minutes.  Add beef broth; cover, reduce heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, until asparagus is cooked to desired tenderness.  Stir in bacon, pepper and sesame seed.  Serves 4.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Low Carb Snacks!

 Almonds are a great snack when you are hungry.  They have about one carb per 10 almonds.  They really do curb your hunger.  I have a bad habit of just looking for something in the kitchen to eat.  Grab a handful of these and feel better.
 I am so glad I found these.  These taste great when you are looking for a chocolate fix that is quick.  They are kind of pricey, about a dollar a bar but I think they are worth it.
 Strawberries with Stevia!  Yum!  Strawberries and Grapefruit are good low carb fruits.
I found these in the freezer section!  Only four carbs per bar.  The bars are rather small but it satisfies the ice cream craving especially when everyone else in the family is eating the other bars.

Other good snack options are:
Pepperoni slices
Deviled Eggs made with mayonnaise not miracle whip
Celery with just a taste of peanut butter on top
Celery with cheese
Any Atkins candy bars
String Cheese
Any kind of nut or seed

What are your favorites?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lasagna with broccoli

All I did for this recipe was to exchange the noodles for broccoli.  This was delicious.  Just make your lasagna like normal, taking care to watch the carb count in the tomato sauce that you use.  Instead of layering the lasagna noodles with the meat sauce and cheeses, I just dumped the broccoli, cottage cheese, meat sauce and the mozarella cheese all together and mixed them up.  Then I added more mozarella cheese on top to make a nice crust.  Cook it until the cheese is melted and everything is warmed through at 400 degrees.

My husband liked this better than the pan of lasagna I made for the boys.  It stayed more moist and had a great flavor.  I think you could use cauliflower or any other vegetable you would like.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011



4 large eggs
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 packets Stevia
2 or 3 ounces of crushed pork rinds (I am going to try Almond Flour)
1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 Tablespoons melted butter

Beat the eggs then add the cream, water, and vanilla extract and beat some more.

Mix the Stevia with the cinnamon and then add that to the eggs. (Mixing the cinnamon with the Stevia before adding helps to keep the cinnamon from clumping up).

When well blended mix in the ground pork rinds or Almond Flour.

Let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes until it thickens. Then stir and check the consistency. It should be quite thick, but not to thick to spoon easily. If too thick, add a little water. If too thin, add a little bit more pork rinds. Just before you're ready to put into waffle iron, stir in about 2/3 of the melted butter.

Brush the waffle baker with about half of the remaining melted butter, then spoon in about 1/4 to 1/3 of a cup of batter on each side of the bottom half waffle maker and used a spoon to spread the batter out a little.

Close the top of the waffle maker. Takes bout 5 or 6 minutes to bake the waffle.

These waffles firm up and brown just like "real" waffles. Serve with butter. I enjoy using the 50/50 Grape Jelly.

These waffles are surprisingly good.  I went ahead and made them with Almond Flour.  I think I will try to make these as a substitute for bread when I need a sandwich or something for on the go.  Just omit cinnamon and some of the sweetener.

Chocolate Candy!

These little beauties are Russell Stover French Mint Sugar Free candies.  There are a total of 23 carbs.  One carb is fiber, so substract that.  22 grams of carb are sugar alcohol, so go ahead and subtract that.  That leaves you with 0 carbs!!!  That makes me happy!  These taste great.  I have to keep my Jacob from eating these before I can put them away in a safe place!