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14Mar/20

Country Fried (Chicken Fried) Steak and Gravy

Country Fried (Chicken Fried) Steak and Gravy Makes 1 serving INGREDIENTS Steak (in one skillet…cast iron is best) 1 cubed steak, at least 6 to 8 oz. Ground Redmond Real Salt Ground black pepper Onion powder to taste (optional) Bacon grease (approx. 3 TBSP) & 1 to 2 TBSP grass-fed butter 1 egg, beaten (in one shallow bowl) ¾ cup finely ground pork rinds (in separate shallow bowl) Gravy in separate skillet (cast iron if you have it) 1 TBSP (approx) bacon grease Ground Redmond Real Salt Ground black pepper 1/2 TBSP coconut flour 1/3 to ½ cup unsweetened almond Read More ...
13Feb/20

Scalloped Turnips

Scalloped Turnips Serves 12 INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1/2 cup minced onion (or onion powder for fewer carbs) 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme 8 ounces cream cheese 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 cups peeled and thinly sliced turnips (about 6 small/medium turnips) INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350° F. 3. Heat one tablespoon butter in a 10.5″ cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion and thyme, cook stirring frequently about 5 minutes until softened and starting to brown, then put in a small bowl and set aside. 4. In Read More ...
13Feb/20

Cauliflower Mash That’s Foolproof

Cauliflower Mash That’s Foolproof Makes 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS 2 10-oz pkgs Birds Eye Veggie Made Steamfresh© Riced Cauliflower (or another brand of plain riced cauliflower if you can’t find Birds Eye) 2 TBSP room-temp butter 1/3 cup heavy cream, heated in microwave until very warm Salt & pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS 1. Cook each pkg of cauliflower in microwave separately, according to directions on pkg as cooking both pkgs together do not get completely hot enough (I cook mine 4-1/2 minutes each pkg) 2. Put both into food processor, add salt, pepper, and softened butter. While processing on Read More ...
20Jan/20

Turnip “Potato” Soup

Turnip “Potato” Soup Makes 4-6 servings Credit to Low Carb JC Facebook Group Member Kathy Hurley INGREDIENTS 1 32-oz box chicken broth or cooking stock 4-5 small turnips, diced into small pieces 1 TBSP butter 2-3 oz cream cheese cut into cubes 3 or 4 sliced large white or baby bella mushrooms ¼ cup diced onion 1 tsp onion powder ½ tsp garlic powder *Sea salt & black pepper to taste (may decrease salt if also using celery salt) 1 cup heavy cream *Additions I made for our own taste preferences: 1 TBSP celery flakes *½ tsp celery salt About Read More ...
16Dec/19

Lasagna

Lasagna INGREDIENTS 2 TBSP olive oil 1 tsp onion powder 2 cloves garlic, minced ¾ lb (12 oz) Johnsonville mild ground Italian sausage (weigh, as it does affect carb count) ¾ lb (12 oz) 80/20% ground beef (again, weigh it for protein macros) ½ of a 24-oz jar of Rao’s Tomato Basil Sauce 16 oz container of cottage cheese (ricotta would be lower carb, but we don’t like it) 1 egg ½ tsp sea salt ½ lb deli sliced chicken breast (turkey is ok, but chicken is more noodle-sized slices). Deli will slice to your preferred thickness…not too thick, but Read More ...
02Nov/19

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy* Makes 2 servings GRAVY INGREDIENTS Pork sausage (we use Jimmy Dean Original), about 3-4 ounces 1 to 1-½ cups unsweetened almond milk ½ block of 8 oz. original (NOT low-fat) cream cheese, softened slightly in microwave 1 TBSP coconut flour Salt & Pepper to taste (remember cream cheese may already have some salt in it) INSTRUCTIONS 1. Put cream cheese on saucer and microwave for about 30 seconds on 50% power. Then mash up with a fork slightly until it’s somewhat smooth (not one big chunk) and set aside. 2. If you use Jimmy Dean, you Read More ...
13Oct/19

Crispy Skin Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Crispy Skin Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder INGREDIENTS 8 lbs. Pork Shoulder 3½ TBSP Salt (I used sea salt) 2 tsp Dried Oregano 1 tsp Black Pepper 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Onion Powder INSTRUCTIONS 1.  Wash and dry the pork, then leave it out to come to room temperature for a few hours. LEAVE FAT ON as that is healthiest part of the roast. Preheat oven to 250 and mix salt & spices into a small bowl, pour into a shaker or sprinkle a little at a time from the bowl over the entire pork shoulder, making sure to Read More ...
27Sep/19

CHRISTMAS – Keto Pecan Pie

CHRISTMAS – Keto Pecan Pie INGREDIENTS Crust 3/4 Cup Coconut flour 1½ Large eggs 3 TBSP Erythritol 6 TBSP Butter 3/4 TBSP coconut oil 3/4 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt Filling 2 Large eggs 10 TBSP Erythritol 2 TBSP Butter 10 TBSP sugar free maple syrup (we use Walden Farms which you can get at Amazon or Walmart) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1½ Cups Raw Pecans roughly chopped INSTRUCTIONS Crust 1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. 2. Combine wet ingredients in a bowl, combine well and slowly start to add the dry ingredients Read More ...
22Sep/19

THANKSGIVING – Sausage & Cauliflower Stuffing

THANKSGIVING – Sausage & Cauliflower Stuffing Serves 8 as a side dish INGREDIENTS 3 TBSP real butter ½ cup onion, chopped ½ cup celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 5 cups cauliflower (about one medium head), chopped 2 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped – Plus extra for garnishing ½ TBSP fresh sage leaves, chopped 1 TBSP fresh rosemary, chopped ½ lb ground Italian sausage, mild/sweet or hot (or used a combo of both!) 3/4 cup chicken stock ½ cup chopped, toasted walnuts Salt & Pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS • In a deep skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat. • Read More ...
19Sep/19

THANKSGIVING – Roasted Turkey

THANKSGIVING – Roasted Turkey INGREDIENTS 12-lb. turkey (Anything from 11-15 lbs will work, but bake time will vary – see below) Salt & Pepper for the inside and outside of the bird 1 large onion quartered (no peeling) 4 garlic cloves halved (no peeling) ½ bunch parsley 1 lemon quartered For the Flavored Butter: 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted REAL butter, softened 2 TBSP olive oil (not extra virgin), plus more to drizzle the top 4 TBSP fresh lemon juice from 1 large lemon, plus ½ TBSP lemon zest 3 large garlic cloves, pressed ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley ½ Read More ...