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Leikoa

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Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 17:35
Thanks for the pancake recipe, Rachel - I'ma have to try those! I really like it when people write a bit about their experience with the recipes they post, cause whenever I find new recipes they're called "Best Dip Recipe" or "Favourite LC Bread" or something and when I make them, they don't always turn out as great as I hoped. So it's nice that people give an honest account of how stuff turned out so I can decide if I want to try that recipe or not. Smile
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Leikoa

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Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 17:47
Shrimp Dip

1/4 cup mayonnaise
8oz cream cheese, softened
12oz cooked shrimp or prawns, roughly chopped
1/4 cup spring onions, chopped
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (or 3/4 tsp dried)
hot sauce to taste

Beat together cream cheese and mayo until smooth. Mix in all the other ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve chilled.

Makes about 2 cups.

Per 2 cups: Cals: 1704kcal | Fat: 132.32g | Carbs: 16.00g | Prot: 112.8g
Per 1/8 serving: Cals: 213kcal | Fat: 16.54g | Carbs: 2.00g | Prot: 14.10g

I like to dip celery or cucumber sticks into it. It's also good spread on sliced cheese. I split this amount into about 8 servings.
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Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 19:51
Leikoa - thanks for posting the Shrimp Dip recipe. For some reason down here in the South it is called Shrimp Butter. My (late) husband's greater family had use of a Carolina 'beach cottage', a true misnomer since most of the cottages of that era (1940's) were big stalwart affairs. When we have our cousins week we sleep 35 no problem. haha. If you are unlucky to be young you have to sleep in the boys or girls jump on the top floor - dormitory style. Anyway everyone has meals assigned to cook etc. Shrimp butter was always a favorite for the 'cocktail hour'. A large crock of the chilled paste was always a delight, made with Aunt Sue's fresh caught shrimp from her creek cabin in South Carolina. Thank you for transporting me to a happy time.♥
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tenkilos

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Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 03:22
oh yum, I'm going to make that this weekend!
My mum used to make potted shrimps, it was just melted butter and shrimps added, left to set then spread on fresh bread... might make it and have it on cucumber slices!


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Mokakiss

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Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 18:18
A friend gave me this recipe. Oh my goodness. Seriously, it was soooo good! Yes, broccoli! Who in the world would've thought I would be so excited about broccoli!!?? I could've eaten the whole head. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Garlic and Chili Roasted Broccoli
1/4 cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon grill seasoning blend
1 large head of broccoli, cut into thin long spears

Combine olive oil, garlic, chili powder and grill seasoning.
Coat broccoli with oil and seasoning mixture.
Roast broccoli at 425 degrees F about 15 min or until ends are crisp and brown and stalks are just tender.

I tossed the broccoli in the "dressing" and let it marinate for about an hour since we weren't quite ready to eat. Well, I was so hungry that I knew I was going to start picking so I ate a stalk of broccoli, then another, then another.....before I knew it I had eaten 5 stalks....raw! I do not like raw broccoli at all, but this was delicious. I actually prefered it raw over cooked, but the cooked was good too. I used extra virgin olive oil and I could definitely taste the fruity oil when eaten raw, but not when cooked. It had a little bite to it because of all the chili powder, but it was amazing. I used fresh broccoli and I don't think frozen would taste as good, but if you try it, let us know.

Leikoa

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Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 18:33
Darri - that sounds so fun! I wish I had a) a large family and b) a creek cabin and an endless supply of fresh shrimp! hehe. Smile

Linda - that sounds yum too, I might have to try that! Does the shrimp flavour leak into the butter a bit? That would be delicious.

Thanks for the brocolli recipe, Mokakiss! When I do broccoli I usually just steam it and grate some cheese onto it. It's one of those veges that I'm not very creative with - this recipe sounds awesome! Will def put it on my meal plan for next week.
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Leikoa

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Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 18:43
This is my favourite way to have cabbage. Smile

Quick Cabbage Stirfry

2 slices bacon
1 Tbsp butter
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 large cabbage, sliced thinly

Chop up the bacon and fry in a pan until crispy and brown. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and put aside, leaving the drippings in the pan. Add the butter, onion and garlic and saute until translucent. Drop the cabbage into the pan and cook until it's wilty and translucent. Mix in the bacon and season with lots of black pepper. Enjoy!
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Posted: 09 Feb 2013, 20:20
So I know from time to time several of us like to have a drink. I have found links to some great drinks that are low carb. I'm going to start trying some of them out because I'm REALLY missing my alcohol consumption. I know I can't have them every day but to be able to have one every couple weeks or once a month would be GREAT. So here is the link that I found.

http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/alcoholicbeveragerecipes/tp/topcocktails.htm
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BBD5

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Posted: 09 Feb 2013, 23:23
Leikoa.. I Love Cabbage.. I make it various ways at all times.. Your recipe sounds delicious..

Rachel.. a light low carb beverage shouldn't hurt every once in a while.. I have got hooked on the Skinny Margaritas.. Yummy.. Small drink but it takes the edge off when I have those hectic stressful days! A drink every so often won't hurt as long as it's in moderation and very LOW CARB! Wink That name brand Skinny Margarita is only 1.7 carbs per 1.5 oz and I made a Jose Cuervo Margarita I believe it was no more than 2 carbs per 4oz serving.. I had my 1st drink about 1 month ago since starting this low carb change...

So I say all this to say.. Enjoy life, drink in moderation.. I'm going to definitely take a look at this link..Wink Thanks Rachel
atriel2

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 11:22
Beef Jerky
6 tbsps soy sauce
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp of some type of chili powder. (Chipotle, cayenne, etc.)
5 1/2 lbs beef roast

Cut the pieces into strips that are about 1/2 inch thick and about 1 inch wide. Because beef roasts aren't perfectly square, some of the pieces will be smaller than others.

Combine all of the ingredients except the beef.

Put the beef into two bags as evenly as possible.

Pour half of the marinade over each of the bags of meat.

Marinate at least overnight. I try for 2 days, it's better.

Make sure you periodically flip the bags to make sure the pieces are evenly coated.

If you're doing these in the oven, preheat oven to 200 degrees and dry on baking sheets for about 6 hours. Switch the pans every couple of hours and turn the jerky over after 3 hours.

I usually get about 84 pieces out of this.
The nutritional info is:

44 calories / 0.25 carbs / 86 mg of sodium per piece
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atriel2

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 17:29
Also, because I'm thinking about it.
Linda, The Chicken Breasts with Mustard Cream Sauce was incredible! I've made it several times.

Christie, I made the pizza casserole kind of thing with ground beef instead of sausage and then had to make it again because my fiancee and daughter requested it again.

The recipe section is so awesome! I have loved everything that I've tried from it.
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tenkilos

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 18:37
Toni wish we had a LIKE button here!


Linda
atriel2

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 18:38
Darn facebook, making me look for those all of the time! Wink
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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 21:44
I love the idea of making my own jerky, the commerical stuff has so much junk in it. Thanks! And I agree about a like button.
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tenkilos

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 22:49
Smile


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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 00:31
Just wondering if anyone has any recipe ideas for artichokes? I've never tried them, but I have a can of artichoke hearts just sitting in my pantry and I'd like to try them.

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Mokakiss

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 08:42
Hey Angie. I haven't experimented with them much. I put them in my salad if they are marinated. If not, you can make a hot artichoke dip and eat it with veggies or make some low carb tortilla chips like Jamie does. Artichoke dip is naturally low carb so there are lots of recipes out there that can be tweaked to suit your taste. Some with cheese, some with sour cream, some with onion, etc. Minor variations. I like the recipes that have cheese in the dip. Yum!
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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 11:36
Angie I have not tried a recipe but I have some artichoke jalalpeno and cheese dip that i got from Costco and it is great. I also tried one last night at the cigar lounge and it had spinach and artichokes and I believe cream cheese as the base for it...delicious!!
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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 18:22
Hi you all.. This is as close as I can get to the group forum! good ol' recipe section.. sorry..

toni.. I am looking for the mustard sauce and chicken recipe of Christie's ..I would like to make it.. I have made the jalapeno popper chicken several times and I am about to make it for dinner tonight.....lol lol Very Happy

Can you tell me the page please...More than likely I am over looking it..Glasses please! heheeeee
atriel2

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 18:44
Dorothy, it was actually Linda's. Hold on, let me find it for you.
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