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Perfecting The Butter Burger

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My second attempt at perfecting the Butter Burger. I’m closer with this one.

I’m finally feeling a heck of a lot better after being in bed for the last 6 days. I got hit with a nasty cold. I made the mistake of thinking I bounced back pretty quickly on Sunday. I felt great and it was a beautiful day. So after walking the dogs, grocery shopping and a few errands, rather than resting I decided to do some grilling for lunch.

So I started my second attempt at a butter burger. My first didn’t go as well as I hoped. You are supposed to put a pat of butter in the middle of your ground beef before it hits the grill. Well I found that it just melts out and the burger isn’t any more juicy for it. Read more…

Time For Some Saucy Meatloaf

I was never a big fan of meatloaf. Just too dry for my liking. Whenever my family had it, I’d secretly wish we’d just had burgers. Because Dad’s burgers were awesomely juicy.  I always had to have a large beverage on hand with any meatloaf to try to choke it down. Ugh!

Well those days are gone. Just adding some of my tomato sauce to the mix did the trick. It smells and tastes like lasagna without the carb-loaded noodles!

I made this one for mom. She pretty much devoured it.

Enjoy!

Slow Roasted Pork Belly

OK, this video is way longer than my other ones. But the pork is absolutely delicious. While I make 2 slight modifications (1 due to lack of ingredients, the other to add more healthy fat), it isn’t my recipe. I recreated a Gordon Ramsay dish and I have to say the man knows his stuff!

One of the joys of cooking I’ve discovered is using new ingredients. This dish includes two: star anise (which looks like little ninja throwing star!) and cardamom pods. Awesome aromatics that I plan to use again!

Lemon Herb Chicken Casserole

This video is actually two recipes in one. The first is for my lemon herb chicken. The chicken comes out so tender, juicy and delicious. Normally I use chicken thighs with skin. But the second recipe — a creamy chicken casserole — calls for no skin.

The casserole recipe is from The Ketogenic Cookbook and is wonderful. You can use any leftover chicken for the dish, but my lemon herb chicken a nice flavor.

Both are tasty and easy to make.

Chicken Stuffed Peppers

My dad use to make stuffed peppers when I was a kid. Green peppers, diced onions, cheese, ground beef, hot sauce and “milk.” Actually I think the milk was really cream of mushroom soup, but it’s not like that’s something you can tell 5 food-fussy kids. A man’s gotta do what he’s gotta do, right?

Anyway here’s a version from The Complete Guide To Fasting by Dr. Jason Fung (yes, a fasting book with recipes!). This recipe replaces ground beef with chicken and tosses in some spices and grape tomatoes.

Easy to make and, like other recipes from the book I’ve tried, very yummy.

Healthy Version of Chipotle’s Beef Barbacoa

When I weighed 325 lbs. I loved going to Chipotle. I couldn’t get enough of their beef barbacoa. Once I made the decision to go low carb I said goodbye to Chipotle and never looked back. Oh sure, I could have just had the amazing pulled beef over lettuce rather than rice to cut back on the barbs. Well that my friends means 27g vs. 61g of carbs. Not worth it.

However, with a little creativity, that doesn’t mean I can’t make my own deliciously healthy and LCHF-friendly beef barbacoa.

This dish is so tasty it requires 2 videos. The first is for a smokey salsa — a key ingredient for the spicy & smokey beef dish. Or just plain tasty with LCHF “chips” and cut veggies.

The second, of course, is for the beef barbacoa itself.

Next time I’m going to try it with a green-salsa.

Enjoy!

 

A LCHF Friendly Valentine’s Dinner

Well the hubby and I decided to eat in for the rest of the month. So that mean Valentine’s Day Dinner is at home this year. Below is one of my favorites I enjoy making for special occasions. I rarely make beef tenderloin steaks and that’s a shame. So tender when cooked to perfection. Wrapping it in bacon just heightens the flavor.

I don’t cook these steaks often because the cut seems so cost prohibitive (organic, grass-fed and no hormones and antibiotic cuts go for $28/pound). Ugh! Talk about short-sighted. Last year for Valentine’s we went to a nice steakhouse and spent $300 (steaks, sides, shared dessert, bottle of wine and tip). $300!!!!  The whole dinner in the video below set us back a whopping $30. Of course I didn’t buy wine.

Are you cooking for Valentine’s Day or heading out?

Drumsticks + Bacon = LCHF Awesomeness

Bacon, dark meat and zero carbs…what’s not to love? So easy to make.

10 Ideas For All That Dang Turkey!

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When you have 22-pounds of turkey to eat, sandwiches can get little boring. Thankfully The Google has a lot of low carb options to consider.

I don’t know about you, but I always struggle with what to do with all the turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner. I mean, there’s only so many turkey sandwiches on keto bread one can enjoy.

Knowing I was cooking a 22-pound bird (yes…a 22-pounder!), I did some homework before the big day. I found lots of low carb turkey recipes. So here are 10 tasty recipes you might want to try this week. For me, the turkey pot pie with oopsie bread and the pumpkin turkey chili has my undivided attention.

  1. Turkey Mushroom Casserole
  2. turkey Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
  3. Turkey Chowder
  4. Turkey & Butternut Squash Shepard’s Pie
  5. Turkey Pot Pie
  6. Turkey “Noodle” Soup
  7. Turkey Hash
  8. Turkey Tetrazzini
  9. Pumpkin Turkey Chili
  10. Turkey, Kale & Sun-dried Tomato Frittata

What delicious meals are you making with your Thanksgiving leftovers?

LCHF Sunday Brunch Idea: Eggs Benedict Caprese

I love eggs benedict but alas I don’t eat English muffins anymore. The solution? Try replacing those muffins with tomato, mozzarella and basil. This is a delicious dish you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch.  Total carb count? Only 4g…that’s pretty awesome.

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