Beef & Asparagus Stir-Fry

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Early in my low-carb journey I saw Chef Ming Tsai and his Mom make a dish that featured thin-sliced beef steak and asparagus. It had simple ingredients and certainly could be made low-carb. Weeks later when I decided I wanted to try it I couldn't find the recipe to save my life.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Thursday, March 28, 2013

When growing up, I spent a good amount of time in New Mexico -- my grandparents and extended family lived there (we were a military family and had moved away). We visited as often as possible. As a result of this connection, I learned to LOVE green chilies - on most everything. Burgers, eggs, etc., Well, my grown-up palette has decided that even better than green chilies is Poblanos. 

Low Carb *Rice* Pudding

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I got an email from my friend Beth this week. She is a fellow low-carb eater who has the most wonderful success story and she inspires me. Seems her Mom has recently found a cherished family recipe for her Swedish Grandpa's FAMOUS Rice Pudding. Beth wondered what we could do to bring down the carbs so she could again enjoy this wonderful treat.

Stuffed Pork Chops

Friday, March 22, 2013

I have always liked stuffed pork chops -- an easy way to make an ordinary dish pretty special. Problem with a low-carb way of eating is just what do you stuff them with? I've been thinking about that for a while.

Spicy Roasted Lemon Chicken Thighs

Monday, March 18, 2013
I spent the weekend visiting a friend -- a very special friend!! After church on Sunday we put together what ended up being a very simple, yummy (and still low-carb) meal!!

Sirloin Steak Chili

Sunday, March 10, 2013
This recipe came about quite by accident. I was pretty much snowed in and shoveling myself out and decided that chili was a must -- problem being I had no ground beef....and I wasn't heading to the store anytime soon.

Cheeseburger Cauliflower

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sometimes the best dishes are the most simple -- in both preparation and ingredients. You don't get much simplier than this one -- put a simple salad on the side or if you're like me, just scoop it in a bowl and call it good!!

Good Eats!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013
My FAVORITE Sous Chef *helping* me!!
What you been cooking? Many days at my house it is very simple fare -- some eggs cooked in sauteed spinach or a bowl of Greek yogurt tends to be my go-to dishes as an empty nester. BUT I still LOVE to cook -- feeding people is probably my love language. So when the opportunity to feed someone arises, I try to rise to the occasion. Here are some dishes I have made recently.

Hazelnut Blondies -- Yes, these ARE Low Carb!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Hazelnuts have been on my mind lately. I LOVE nuts - (most of them anyway) and up at the top of my list is hazelnuts. Even in my pre-low-carb days, they were a favorite..... especially in my baked goods. I recently picked up a bag of hazelnut flour for the express purpose of *playing*. A couple things came to mind to make -- scones, biscotti and then it hit me -- I wanted to make a HAZELNUT BLONDIE!!

Stocking a Low-Carb Pantry

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Photo Credit: Country Living Magazine

The above image is one I've drooled over for YEARS -- this is my dream pantry, complete with the vintage RED screen door. Maybe someday!!

Pantry is more about what you have on hand than it is about where you store that supply. I thought I would share with you what my pantry consists of although low-carb is done is a vast number of different ways and your pantry could look completely different than mine.