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

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Low Carb Bacon Mushroom Autumn Soup

We had this soup for supper tonight and my husband, who doesn't usually do low carb, loved it and wants me to make this again! Happiness!
 This recipe is an interesting one.  I've never made soup quite like it....but seriously, I have never had soup that tastes this good.

1/2 C heavy whipping cream
8 oz. Mushrooms
1 14 oz. can of chicken broth
1 clove garlic
1/2 C crumbled bacon (I use the crumbled bacon from Costco that comes in a bag from the salad section)
1 Cube Butter
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
 Wash and slice the mushrooms and put them in a casserole dish along with the bacon, the cube of butter cut up into 4 or 5 pieces, the salt and pepper. Bake this in the over at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until everything is bubbly and brown.

Get out the blender! This is the important part. Take two thirds of the baked mushroom mixture, put it in the blender along with the chicken broth.  Blend away! This releases so much more of the mushroom flavor than just cutting the mushrooms into chunks.  After that is all blended, pour it into your sauce pan and add the cream.  Add the rest of the mushrooms and heat it through. I kept out a few of the mushroom and bacon pieces to use as a garnish on top.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Beans With Bacon!

You can't go wrong when the recipe involves Bacon!  As I was growing up...beans were beans. You took them out of the can and warmed them up on the stove and just ate them.  When I got married I found that Spike's family cared a little more about flavors.  They fried up some bacon first maybe with a little onion and then added the beans.  Delicious!
Here is the easy recipe:

Fry four pieces of bacon
Add half an onion and saute it
Once the bacon is crisp and the onion are transparent, add a can of green beans.

I think this will be on the menu for Thanksgiving dinner for sure!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Warm Cocoa

This recipe is pretty simple. I drink a big glass (16 oz.) every morning to help me feel full and satisfied. Drinking this along with two scrambled eggs for breakfast is great for the low carb diet and helps so much with hunger pains.  I honestly don't get hungry until two or three in the afternoon.

16 ounces of warm water ( I use tap water at it's warmest)
1 tsp. baking cocoa
1/2 tsp. pure Vanilla
2 Tbs. Heavy Whipping Cream

Since I discovered the dangers of artificial sweeteners I don't add any and don't miss them, some people might like to add a packet or two.

Stir these ingredients together and enjoy!