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Super Easy Teriyaki Stir Fry March 23, 2013

Filed under: Dinner — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 9:27 pm
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Teriyaki Stir FryI will admit this meal has a “cheat” ingredient.  Bottled Teriyaki Sauce.  I used Kikkoman brand which is not very thick, so used cornstarch at the end to thicken the sauce up a bit.

Super Easy Teriyaki Stir Fry

1.25 lb. chuck steak, thinly sliced
2 large carrots, sliced
2 large celery stalks, sliced
1 large sweet red bell pepper, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1 bunch of asparagus, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup parsley, roughly chopped
1 C. Teriyaki sauce
1 Tbsp. cornstarch

Cook meat over med-high heat and remove to large plate.  Sautee carrots until nearly cooked, but still a little crunchy and remove to plate.
Sautee celery and red pepper, and remove to plate. Sautee onion and mushroom, and remove to plate.  Sautee asparagus till nearly cooked. Add meat and veggies back into the pan.

Mix the cornstarch into the Teriyaki sauce until incorporated.  Add to pan, and stir until thickened.  Garnish with parsley.

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St. Patty’s Day Meal with Roasted Asparagus/Toasted Almonds

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Copycat KFC Coleslaw

Roasted Asparagus with Toasted almonds

2 bunches asparagus
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/3 cup slivered almonds (raw)
Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Remove woody ends from asparagus and arrange on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive and sesame oil, add salt and pepper to taste.  Roast in 400 F oven for 10-12 minutes.

In the meantime, add the slivered almonds to a nonstick pan, and toast over medium high heat until they just begin to brown.  Watch them carefully, they burn easily towards the end.

Sprinkle the toasted almonds on the asparagus and serve!

 

Jabberwock’s Breakfast Burritos

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Not low carb, but not for me !  Every few weeks I make breakfast burritos which makes school mornings MUCH easier.  My 12 year old can just pop these straight from the freezer into the microwave, slice up an apple and have a pretty darned good breakfast that will tide her over to lunchtime at school.

Jabberwock’s Breakfast Burritos

1 lb. chicken sausage
18 eggs, scrambled
1 package frozen O’Brien potatoes
Cheddar cheese, grated
Medium tortilla shells

Cook the sausage, remove to large bowl.  Cook the eggs, remove to bowl.  Brown the potatoes until outsides are nice and crispy, remove to bowl. Mix well. Taste the mixture and add salt/pepper if needed.

Layout tortilla shells.  I used a cookie dough scooper, and placed two level scoops of the egg mixture on each tortilla. Sprinkle grated cheddar cheese ontop of the egg mixture, and roll up into burritos.

Individually wrap each burrito in plastic wrap, and pop into the freezer.  When a quick and easy breakfast is needed heat in microwave on high for 1-2 minutes.  For crusty outside, you can spray some oil into a non-stick pan and brown up the outside a little on med-high heat if desired.

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EMeals Review: Crockpot Chicken Cordon Blue

Filed under: EMEALS reviews — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 5:01 pm
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Crockpot Chicken Cordon BlueIngredients: Chicken breast, bacon (I used beef), ham (I used turkey), swiss cheese slices, chicken broth, white wine, cornstarch.

Embellishments:  None

Prep:  Involved!  Since I am a working mom, it’s crucial that prep is NOT involved.  This recipe required me to pound the chicken breast flat, roll it up with ham and cheese in the middle, and toothpick it closed.  Prep time was probably at least 15 minutes.  Definitely one that would need to be prepped the night before.

Cook Time:   Recipe called for 4 hours on high, although I did 9 hours on low since I was at work all day.

Comments: I have never been a fan of cooking chicken breast in a crockpot.  Drums and thighs, yes, breast, NO.  As expected the chicken breast was dry. Flavor was “ok”, but I just couldn’t enjoy it because of the dry texture of the breast.

Thumbs down !  Excessive prep time, dry meat.

 

EMeals Review: Hawaiian Tilapia

Filed under: EMEALS reviews — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 4:23 pm
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Emeals Hawaiian Tilapia

Ingredients: Tilapia, pineapple juice, steak sauce, pepper.

Embellishments: None !

Prep: EASY.  Recipe said to marinade the fish for 30 min, but I cut the time in half.

Cook time: 10 minutes

Comments: Super easy weeknight meal.  Side dish was supposed to be Skillet Carrots with butter and parsley, but I roasted a couple of sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper instead.

This dish was pretty good…not stellar, but pretty good.  Ease of prep pushes it into the thumbs up category.

 

Two Low Carb Lunches With Hard Boiled Eggs March 17, 2013

Filed under: Lunch — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 5:12 pm
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Egg Salad Wrap

2 hard boiled eggs, diced
1 Tbsp mayo
1 tomato, sliced
1/2 avocado, sliced
2 large romaine leaves
Kosher salt and cracked paper to taste

Mix egg and mayo together, Arrange on romaine leaves with tomato and avocado, salt and pepper.

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Hard Boiled Egg Salad with Ranch Dressing

2 cups lettuce, diced
2 stalks celery
10 slices cucumber
1 small tomato diced
2 hard boiled eggs
1 Tbsp toasted almond slivers
2 Tbsp Creamy Garlic Ranch Dressing
Cracked black pepper

Arrange veggies on the bed of lettuce, top with cracked pepper and Creamy Garlic Ranch Dressing

 

Emeals Review: Baked Steak with Roasted Acorn Squash March 16, 2013

Filed under: EMEALS reviews — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 9:19 pm
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Emeals Baked Steak

Emeals Baked Steak with Baked Acorn Squash

Ingredients: 2 lb. steak, onion, ketchup, cider vinegar, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce.

Embellishments: I increased the onion from 3 Tbsp. (minced) to using half of a very large onion (slliced).  I also had a sweet red bell pepper, so sliced it up, and tossed it in.

Cook/prep time:  Prep was very easy, about 10 minutes.  Cook time per the recipe was 2 hours, however I prepped the dish in advance, and it was sitting in the fridge most of the day, so increased to about 3 hours.

Comments:  Easy prep, perfect for make ahead, delicious taste.   For the side, I opted to not have salad, and made Baked Acorn Squash and some Cauliflower mash.  Thumbs up for this Emeals dish.

Emeals Baked Steak

Emeals Baked Steak

Emeals Baked Steak

Emeals Baked Steak

Emeals Baked Steak

Emeals Baked Steak

 

 
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