Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Asian Fried Spinach
2 Tablespoons bacon drippings
1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
4 cups spinach
4 strips crisp bacon, crumbled
almond slivers

Heat the oils and fry spinach in them.  Add the soy sauce and crumbled bacon.  Right before serving add the almond slivers.

Ok time to get posting again.  Whipped this up tonight and had to stop myself from getting a third bowl.  I really love soup.

Hamburger Florentine soup
1# hamburger
1/2 onion, chopped
1 T minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
4 cups beef broth
4-6 cups spinach, cut into strips
1/2 - 3/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup HWC

Brown hamburger with onion. Add garlic cook 1-2 more minutes. Add broth. Season to taste. Add mushrooms and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes. Add spinach and HWC.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Here's tonight's new creation.  This came out super YUMMY.  It is a touch spicy which I love! Went together easily also.  Great use of leftover chicken.

Buffalo Chicken "Mac" and cheese
1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons coconut flour
Heavy Whipping Cream
6 slices pepper jack cheese
2 heaping tablespoons buffalo mayo, see earlier post
1/2 Chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1/2 head medium cauliflower, steamed

Start by making a rue. Melt butter in saucepan. Whisk in coconut flour. Allow to cook for a minute or two. Whisk in heavy whipping cream until sauce is the right consistency. You can mix HWC with water, half and half, if desired to use less cream. Crumble in pepper jack cheese and stir until melted and creamy. Add more cream if needed. Add buffalo mayo. Gently stir in chicken and cauliflower. Heat though.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ok loaded "potato skins"

1/2 cauliflower
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
2 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
crumbled bacon
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream
fresh snipped chives

Steam cauliflower florets for 10 minutes in a microwave safe covered bowl.  Drain well, pat dry with paper towels.  Place florets in food processor and process until light and fluffy.  Add cream cheese and butter and process until well blended and creamy.  Add parsley and process until incorporated.  On a parchment lined baking sheet make little boats of cauliflower mixture with hollowed out centers.  Bake in a 375 oven for 45 minutes.  Pull them out of the oven and sprinkle shredded cheese and crumbled bacon over the top and place back in the oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and top each with a dollop of sour cream and some fresh chives.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Buffalo Mayo
1/2 cup mayo (I use Duke's)
3 tablespoons Frank's Red Hot
1 teaspoon Cayenne chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix all together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to let flavors meld.

Working on mock twice baked potatoes/mock potato skins.  The recipe needs a bit more work so will post it tomorrow or the next day.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fabulous Pie Crust

Ok worked on a pie crust today.  Here's what I came up with:

Pie Crust
1 C almond meal
1/4 C coconut flour1/2 C cold butter, cut into pieces
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon Xanthan gum
2 eggs

Sift almond meal flour and coconut flour. Place in food processor, add butter ,xantan gum, salt, and Slenda.   Process until it looks like coarse meal. Add eggs to a running food processor. Put dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill at least 30 minutes. Roll out to desired shape, make about 1/8 to 1/4" thick. Place in pie dish. Prick the bottom with a fork, and crimp the edges. Bake for 15 minutes at 350.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tonight is taco salad.  If you don't have the lil pans to make your tortilla into a taco bowl invest the 3 or 4 dollars, they are just so cute.

Taco meat
1/2# hamburger
Brown hamburger.  Mine doesn't need drained but do so if your's does need it.  Add spices.

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon Adobo (mine is with pepper)
1/2 teaspoon Chipotle chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 foil packet of sazon

I decied to use refried beans tonight and yes I was lazy.  I opened a can added it to a small saucepan with 1/2 a stick of butter.  The things I have to do when I get up late.