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EASY Homemade Pesto September 8, 2013

Filed under: Appetizers,Condiments,Dinner — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 6:11 pm
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EASY Homemade Pesto.

It’s that time of year again… We have an abundance of basil coming out of the garden, so it’s PESTO TIME!  I buy a large bag of Parmesan and Walnuts from Costco, and store in the freezer, so I always have some on hand.  The pesto can be stored in the freezer, and if you make enough, it can last nearly a year.

EASY Homemade Pesto

2 C. Basil, packed
1/2 C. Romano or Parmesan, grated
1/2 C. Olive Oil
1/3 C. Walnuts
3 Medium Garlic cloves
1 tsp. Kosher Salt

In a food processor, chop the garlic first, then add basil, cheese, walnuts and salt.  Pulse a few times just to mix, then gradually begin adding the olive oil.

Store in jars, plastic containers, ice cube trays (whatever!). Pour a small bit of olive oil on top which will keep that upper layer nice and green, and pop into the freezer.

If you don’t have walnuts, I have substituted pine nuts or pecans.  Also, I have stored in paper cups in the freezer, covered with plastic wrap and a rubber band, but they took a little freezer burn after a few months.

EASY Homemade Pesto

EASY Homemade Pesto

EASY Homemade Pesto

 

Low Carb Mini Pizzas ! July 14, 2013

Low Carb Pizza

Fat 12.96 | Carbs 8.60 | Prot 17.45 | KCals 212

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We have an abundance of squash coming from the garden right now, what to do !  I started digging through Pinterest to see if anything looked good (honestly I am not a fan of squash, but my gardening hubby is).

So, I stumbled across a few promising recipes.  This one comes from Kalyn’s Kitchen.

The end product is pretty darned tasty….and for those of you missing pizza while low carbing, this might hit the spot.  I grilled my zucchinis, and had to store in the fridge while I waited for my cheese to defrost (you can buy mozzarella on sale and freeze – it does fairly well).

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Low Carb Mini Pizzas

1 large squash, cut into 1/4″ thick rounds
Pizza Sauce (I used Ragu)
1 oz mushrooms, sliced into thin strips
1.5 oz shredded mozzarella
8 slices turky pepperoni
Kosher salt

Lay the zuke rounds on a baking pan, and sprinkle both sides with Kosher salt.  Let sit for about 30 minutes.  It’s amazing how much moisture you will extract.  Pat dry with a towel.

Light Barbeque, and set to high.  BBQ the zukes until you get nice grill marks, turn, do the same for the other side.  If your BBQ is super hot/dry, you can spritz the zukes with a little olive oil before placing on the grill.

Lay your grilled zukes out on a baking sheet, add the pizza sauce, mushrooms, pepperoni, and cheese to each mini round.  Broil for about 2 minutes – they are done when the cheese is bubbly and slightly brown.

Makes one serving, but can easily be adapted to make two entire sheet pans, AND, you can add YOUR favorite toppings.

Low carb pizza

Low carb pizza

Low carb pizza

Low carb pizza

 

Burgers and Rings ! June 22, 2013

Filed under: Appetizers,Dinner — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 11:45 pm
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Low Carb BBQ Burgers.

The better half harvested 3 huge bowls of Walla Walla Sweets from the garden, so BBQ burgers and Baked Onion Rings were our Friday night dinner!

Condiments for the burgers were:

Pepper Jack cheese
Lettuce
Tomato
Avocado
Grilled Onions
Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard

Burgers were done on the BBQ… The family’s were served on wheat rolls, mine served on lettuce leaves.

Oven Fried Onion Rings

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
4 teaspoons kosher salt
2 cups buttermilk
4 eggs
3 cups panko breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 large yellow sweet onions, such as Maui, sliced 1/4-to-1/2-inch thick

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place parchment paper onto 2 baking sheets and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, paprika and 2 teaspoons salt. In another bowl or shallow dish, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs. Add half of the flour mixture to the buttermilk and beat until smooth and thickened.

In a separate bowl, combine the panko, olive oil and remaining 2 teaspoons salt.

Lightly dredge the onion rings in the flour mixture and then drop into the buttermilk. Drain the excess batter and then dredge in the panko mixture.

Arrange on the prepared baking sheets in a single layer. You can place smaller rings inside bigger rings if necessary, just make sure there is space between them. Then place in the oven. Cook until golden brown, 14 to 20 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time, flip over each onion ring to ensure even crisping and browning.

Low Carb BBQ Hamburgers

Oven Fried Onion Rings

 

Easy Low Carb Appetizer May 19, 2013

Filed under: Appetizers — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 5:42 pm
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Low Carb AppetizersEASY Low carb appetizer

Kids love assembling this one, so I recommend arriving at the party with your supplies and getting a few helpers engaged !

1 can large olives
1 container grape tomatoes
1 container fresh mozarella cheese balls (15 oz.)
Dried Basil (fresh would be a great addition)
Extra Virgin olive oil
Toothpicks

Assemble the appetizer, making sure the cheese ball is in the center and arrange on plate.  Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle lightly with dried basil.

These can be made a day in advance, just drizzle a little more olive oil to freshen them up before serving.

 

 
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