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FitnessJunki...

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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 07:27
Darri... so glad you liked the avocado sauce. I absolutely love it. I put it on top of 7 layer dip and its always requested at my husbands work... they wanted it for their Christmas party. I wont give the recipe to any of the other wives that work there, theres only a few dishes that people just love so dont want people trying to bring mine in. haha. I must be a senorita too then because I can eat half of it before I get it in my squirt bottle just licking off my fingers! I think its great with pork rinds too... not a big pork rind lover but the sauce kinda covers the taste of the pork rind and you just get the crunch and the sauce. Never tried with salmon... will definitely do that in the future!

Dorothy... maybe shred the beef and then chop with a knife, get the finely shredded mexican cheese, and mix it in and do another rough chop with a knife. I think it would work as long as you do a thin layer on the parchment paper. You're going to be kind of drying it out like jerky but not quite that extreme. They are delicious and also go really well with the avocado lime sauce.

Angie... I try to get most of my carbs from green veggies too but sometimes I just need a loaded faux-tato. I have started using a blend of rutabaga and cauliflower because it gets the fluffiness of regular potatoes. Also using the immersion blender has been a huge help.
~*Christie*~
Mokakiss

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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 09:59
Dorothy, I was skeptical about the cauliflower too, but I grate it up and use it as a 'rice' for meals that have a sauce to them. You can't even taste it, all you can taste is the sauce and it adds that rice texture to the meal. I made the Beef Curry on this site with the cauliflower "rice". If you like ethnic foods, you'll like the Beef Curry. It's not authentic, but it really is very good and flavorful. I've added cream cheese to cooked grated cauliflower and mashed it up with a hand mixer....yum! I'll have to try adding a rutabaga like Christie said. I've never cooked with a rutabaga. I'll do that next time. Thanks for the idea Christie! Darri, seriously?? You had me in stiches! You are to funny!!
Stpierrem1

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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 10:36
Ok so I have a ton of recipes, but here are a few of my favorite meals.

Lemon and Herb Roasted (Whole) Chicken

Seared Ahi Tuna

Wine and Garlic Pork Chops

Sauteed Garlic Lemon Pork Chops with Mushrooms & Onion - either omit or substitute for the flour

Mushroom Sausage Ragu

Prosciutto and Cheese Stuffed Lamb Loin

Venison Burgers

Grilled Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken

Turmeric Spiced Chicken with Avocado Tomato Salsa

Prosciutto & Fontina Chicken with Lemon Mushroom Sauce

Carne Asada

Best Chili Ever - substitute stock or water for beer
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FitnessJunki...

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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 10:43
Another thing you can do for riced cauliflower to give it a more authentic rice taste is to drizzle with sesame oil and soy sauce. The oil gives it a more authentic fried rice taste. I make it for my husband to go with sweet & sour chicken. We do riced cauliflower, green peppers, snow peas, scrambled egg, caramelized onions, garlic powder, ginger powder, sesame oil and soy sauce, then stir fry it all together. My husband loves it, esp when you top it with the sweet & sour chicken and the sauce is mixed into the cauli-rice.
~*Christie*~
Stpierrem1

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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 10:58
Here are some snacks and side dishes I love.

Caprese Salad

Cheese Stuffed Grilled Peppers - sometimes I add pre-cooked ground beef or sausage for more protein

Buttery Garlic and Sharp Cheddar Biscuits

Wrapped Asparagus

Cucumber and Feta Rolls

Buffalo Chicken Dip - I use full fat

Goat Cheese Baked Grape Leaves

Tapas on a Stick

Assorted Healthy Snacks - depending on which phases you're on is which you can eat

Cheese Crackers

Many different kinda of Pesto

Warm Spinach, Artichoke, and Mushroom Dip

Breakfast Queso Fondito
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Stpierrem1

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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 12:07
Here are some yummy desserts. I substitute splenda or equivalent with any that say sugar.

Baked Ricotta Custard

Coconut lemon melt away cookies

Cinnamon "Sugar" Cookies - very important to sift the flour!

Snickerdoodles

Almond Flour "Pound" cake - closer to angel food cake in texture

Low Carb Pie/Tart crust

Egg yolk only "sugar" cookies - substitute almond flour for all purpose
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Stpierrem1

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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 12:19
Here are some breakfast ideas

Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes

Add cottage cheese to your scrambled eggs to make it even more protein!

Almond Flour Banana Bread

Coconut Flour Banana Muffins

Baked Egg cups

Apple Cinna-Muffins

Almond Flour PB Muffins - substitute splenda or s/f maple syrup for honey

Coconut Flour Donuts

Cinnamon Flax Streusel Muffins - substitute almond flour for flour

There are a million protein shakes that are great especially for on the go. Make sure to look at the sugar content and try to get one that has around 100 calories per serving. Tip: to hide the unpleasant taste of protein powder, add a tablespoon or so of sugar free pudding or sugar free jello mix
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angiekae68

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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 20:32
Thanks for all the recipes, Stpierre! Very Happy

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Mokakiss

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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 20:38
Stpierre - I saw the coconut lemon meltaways on the web a couple months ago and then couldn't find it again when I was ready to make them. I'm so excited you posted it and can't wait to make them! Have you made them? If so, how did they turn out?
BBD5

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Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 10:28
Yes Stpierre, all the recipes sound great! More choices! yeah!
lbsgoner

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Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 15:35
Christie, I found some food gifting jars (from a trip I took to the Land of Good Intentions previously on the Real Tweakers of Fat Secret) and thought I would make your BBQ sauce for gifts since it stays good for a few weeks. People always like something to make those holiday meats palatable for their second appearance (i.e.leftovers). I made Jezebel sauce for years and people would start calling right after Thanksgiving asking if they were still on my gift list! Back to the BBQ, do you think I should use the xanthan gum? Does it make it thicker or what?
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FitnessJunki...

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Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 20:07
Darri... I wouldn't use the xantham gum. It does make it thicker but I have completely omitted it because if its in the fridge more than a week, the sauce can get a gummy texture. I just boil it down to the thickness I want and its good to go! Hope everyone likes the sauce. I know everyone I've made it for loves it and can't tell its low carb!
~*Christie*~
Leikoa

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Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 20:13
Ohmygosh Christie, that lime avocado sauce is HEAVENLY! I made it last night to have over chimichangas (I made some coconut flour tortillas for them and they ripped apart so badly, major fail, but they still tasted nice) and I ended up eating it with a spoon! My brother's a really picky eater and he was dipping all sorts of stuff in it, he loved it too.

Thanks for sharing that recipe!
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angiekae68

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Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 08:38
With all the recent talk about cauliflower, I thought I'd throw this out there. Lots of net carbs per serving due to the cauliflower cooking down so much (thus, I haven't made it again), but this was really delicious. Maybe someone can tweak it and get those carbs down Smile

Cheesy "Baked Potato" Mash



1 large head cauliflower (6-7" across)
2 & 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup real mayonnaise
1 tsp. yellow mustard
1 tsp. of each paprika, garlic powder, "No Salt" and black pepper
(If you like spicy foods, you can add 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper)

Topping:
1 Tbsp. real bacon bits

First, cut up and steam the cauliflower until tender. Then put in casserole dish and chop the florets into bite-sized pieces.

Next, mix together all of the remaining ingredients and spread on top of the cauliflower pieces.

Bake for 15-20 mins. at 450 degrees.

Remove from oven and stir it all up together. Top with real bacon bits.

(You can add more of the dry ingredients once it's done to suit your taste.)

Makes 4 one-cup servings.

Total Net Carbs: 10.38 (per serving)

Each serving has:
Calories: 359
Fat: 26
Cholesterol: 56
Sodium: 558
Carbs: 15.63
Fiber: 5.25
Sugars: 7
Protein: 16

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Stpierrem1

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Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 10:04
Sorry was way too busy to get on here yesterday. Got my butt kicked by a personal trainer last night and am definitely feeling it today.

I'm glad to share recipes.. I have a ton more on my Pinterest site and Recipefy site. Feel free to check them out.

Mokakiss - I have not tried the meltaways yet. I am actually planning to hopefully get around to it tonight! I'll let you know Smile
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jaime30024

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Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 10:19
Michelle thanks for the recipes I have found you on Pinterest and am following. I have added a few low carb recipes to my Pinterest too.
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Stpierrem1

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Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 12:13
Jaime - you're very welcome! Hope you enjoy.. I'll have to take a look at your recipes later
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1973drl

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Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 17:39
I tried Nancyelle's Thin and Crispy Pizza Crust and it was absolutely fabulous. Reminded me of a bread crust, excellent texture. Extremely full of fat and calories, but extremely low carbs for all the deliciousness!
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Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 18:38
Nancyelle's pizza recipe is high in calories if you were to eat a lot, but per slice it is reasonable. Great pizza.
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Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 19:56
Ok.. I might have to taste that cauliflower recipe Angie.. Thank you.
everyone is busy and active in the recipe action today.. Wink