Low Carb Jabberwockey

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Fast lane meal prep: Roasted chicken, potatoes and green beans April 26, 2015

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Five minutes to prep a full meal is pretty cool. One hour to cook, and its Life in the Fast Lane ! Taters for the fam, Salad and green beans for the low carbers…

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Nice job on the guitar Alvarohh . . .(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WShSwbI_U8c )

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OH.  And that Chicken broth I mentioned:  ( https://locarbjabberwockey.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/homemade-chicken-stock/ )

 

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EASY Weeknight Salmon March 8, 2015

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Easy Weeknight Salmon.

Weeknights are tough around here!  Between working long hours, fencing practices, household duties and traveling for tournaments, there is just not a ton of time to be messing around cooking dinner.

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Three minute prep, ten minutes in the oven.  Serve with veggies or salad, and if you have a little extra time maybe some rice or couscous for the family.

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Easy Weeknight Salmon

1 Salmon fillet
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp white wine
Kosher Salt, cracked black pepper, garlic powder to taste
Aluminum foil

Prehead the oven to 375 F.

I made an Aluminum foil “mini-pan” to create a small enclosure around the fish since my sheet pan is very massive. I wanted to make sure that the oil, lemon juice, and white wine were “contained” around the fish to maximize flavor.

Place the salmon skin side down in the pan. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice and wine. Add the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Cook at 375 F for about 10 minutes. Cook time may vary depending on the thickness of your fillet, fish will be cooked when you can easily flake away a small piece with a fork.

EASY Salmon

 

 

Weeknight “One Pot” Chicken Dinner (Well – Really one pan) November 15, 2014

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One pot chicken dinner

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Prep time is less than 5 minutes!

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Weeknight “One Pot” Chicken Dinner
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4 medium red skin potatoes, cubed
Green beans
“Baby mushrooms”
5 chicken thighs
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Garlic powder
Paprika
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Arrange chicken, potatoes and veggies on a large sheet pan.  Drizzle it all with olive oil.

Season everyting with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Season just the chicken with paprika.

Cook at 375 F for 45 minutes. Great family meal — to keep it low carb for myself, I just skip the taters.

One pot chicken dinner

 

Fish Tacos (21 Day Fix) August 17, 2014

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21 Day Fix - Fish Tacos

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  1 Yellow   1 Red   1 Green 21 Day Fix teaspoon 2 teaspoons

Fish Tacos

2 corn Tortillas

3/4 Cup cod, cubed

1 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt

2 tsp olive oil

1 Tbsp lime juice

1/4 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp paprika

Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Lettuce

Cherry Tomato

In a small bowl whisk the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt/pepper.  Add the fish, and let marinade for a couple of minutes.

In the meantime heat a pan, and toast the tortillas over medium high heat.

Add fish and all marinade to a non-stick pan over medium heat, cover and cook for 3 minutes.  Give the fish a stir, cover and cook for 2 more minutes.

Serve on the toasted tortillas, with yogurt, lettuce and tomato.

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21 Day Fix - Fish Tacos

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21 Day Fix - Fish Tacos

 

Shrimp Caprese Dinner August 2, 2014

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Shrimp Caprese

Fat 13.9g | Net Carb 4.4g | Prot 25.6g | KCals 252

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Super quick and easy 10 minute meal, using tomato and basil fresh from the garden!

Shrimp Caprese
20 medium shrimp (pre-cooked)
1 Tbsp butter
1 medium tomato, diced
5 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
Salt, Pepper and garlic powder to taste

Melt butter over medium high heat. Add shrimp and sautee until a nice and brown.  Add salt (I use Kosher), pepper and garlic powder to taste.

Add tomatoes and basil.

 

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff – REALLY ? May 10, 2014

Crockpot / Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff.

I LOVE BEEF STROGANOFF.

Yes.  Now you all know.  BUT, the way I usually make it on the stove is somewhat labor intensive.  My goal was to take my recipe and “convert” to a crockpot version, and  prep the night before.  I work long hours (upwards of 50 usually) so it’s important to just pull the crockpot from the fridge,  first thing in the morning, plug it in, and leave for work.

Expectation ?  That when I get home from work the house will smell DELICIOUS.  The only additional prep needed is to steam some veggies and make noodles for the “not” low carb peeps in the house.  We’re talking 15 minutes.  For all you working parents out there, this should be your go-to Monday night dinner. (It’s mine!).

Note:  This meal uses a fairly “low grade” of beef since you will be cooking it in the crockpot which is very forgiving on tougher cuts.  Buy the least inexpensive cut you can find!

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For the crockpot:

2 lbs chuck cut into strips
1 large onion, sliced
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup of stock (beef or chicken works).
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper
3 Tbsp. Worcheshire sauce.

Cream sauce – 15 minutes before serving:

1 cup sour cream
3 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp paprika
2 oz cream cheese, cut in cubes
2 Tbsp. flour

 

Add all “For the crockpot” ingredients to the slow cooker.  Give it a little stir. Store overnight in the fridge if you are looking for an easy Monday…or just prep in the morning if you have the time.

Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.

15 minutes before dinner…

– Start noodles and veggies.
– In a small bowl, mix the Cream Sauce ingredients well.  Add to crockpot.  Stir until cream cheese is blended in.  Cover and cook on LOW for 15 more minutes.

Serve over noodles or veggies (or even sweet potato noodles if you are feeling paleo-ish!).

Crockpot / Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

 

Crockpot / Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

 

Crockpot Chicken in Wine Sauce April 23, 2014

 

Crockpot Chicken in Wine Sauce

Fat 11.93 | Carbs 6.77 | Net Carbs 5.67 | Prot 16.31 | Cals 205

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The crockpot is out because the oven is broken!  This was a super easy prep, maybe 15 minutes max, and is DE-LISH!

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Crockpot Chicken in Wine Sauce

1 large onion sliced
3 medium tomatoes diced
4 cloves garlic minced
6 chicken thighs, bone in
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flake
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup cold water
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp minced chives

Season the chicken with salt, pepper, red pepper flake and garlic powder on the skin side (although you can remove the skin if you want to eliminate some fat/calories).

Heat the oil over medium high in a frying pan, and place chicken in skin side down. The goal of this step is to get get a nice crust on the skin (not cook it!). This should only take about 5 minutes.

While the chicken is browning, add onion, tomato, garlic and white wine to the crockpot, and give it a stir. Arrange browned chicken on the onions/tomatoes, and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6.

After it’s cooked, gently remove the chicken from the crockpot, and place on a serving platter. Be careful! The meat will be falling off the bone! Add the cornstarch to the cold water, mix, and add to the juices in the crockpot to thicken. Pour the thickened sauce over the chicken.

Serve with rice or noodles for the family, and over broccoli to keep it low carb – garnish with minced chives. The cornstarch can be omitted…the juices are delicious without being thickened.

Crockpot Chicken in Wine Sauce  (nutrition)

 

 
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