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Poached Egg, Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl April 5, 2015

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Poached egg and sweet potato

Fat 7.7 | Carb 18.3 | Prot 10.6 | Cals 187

 

Nice and colorful breakfast this Easter morning!  AND, the nesting blue jay’s eggs are gorgeous.

Poached Egg, Sweet Potato, and Veggie Breakfast

1 slice turkey bacon, cooked
1 egg
1/2 cup fresh spinach
1/4 cup diced sweet red peppers
2 scallions, diced
1/2 cup leftover roasted sweet potato

Start the poaching water.  Directions for poaching the egg can be found here:
https://locarbjabberwockey.wordpress.com/?s=poached

Sweet potato recipe is here:
https://locarbjabberwockey.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/roasted-chicken-thighs-with-sweet-potatoes/

Get the egg into the poaching water…

Add potatoes, scallions, and sweet red peppers to a non stick pan that has been lightly sprayed with olive oil (I have a Misto) over medium high heat.  Saute until potatoes are warm all the way through. At the same time you can toss the turkey bacon into the pan, it just needs to be browned.

By the time the egg is done poaching the potatoes, veggies and bacon should be done.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Crockpot Meat Sauce January 20, 2014

Crockpot Meat Sauce.

The crockpot comes out when the schedule gets CRAZY!  As I have mentioned before, the crockpot causes the ingredients to give up far more liquid than when cooked over the stovetop, so I adapted my Meat Sauce recipe ( https://locarbjabberwockey.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/what-low-carb-spaghetti/) , and it turned out awesome. Prep the night before, store in fridge, and just plug it in before you leave for work . When you walk in the door, you’ll be greeted with the fabulous smell, and just need to prep noodles for the fam and veggies for yourself.  If you are a truly sneaky parent, you can hide a bit of sauteed/julienned zucchini ontop of the noodles, and smother it in sauce.  I don’t think my kid actually noticed.

Crockpot Meat Sauce

2 lb. ground beef
2 onions, sliced
2 lb. mushrooms, sliced
2 fifteen oz. cans diced tomatoes
1 six oz.can tomato paste
2 cans medium black olives (12 oz. drained)
2 Tbsp. dried basil
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper

Prep: Drain olives, and break them up by squeezing them (or you can buy pre sliced). Take small little chunks of the beef and squeeze into bite sized pieces.  This will help hold them together during cooking.

Layer onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, tomato paste, olives, meat, and seasonings into the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for four. Give the sauce a good stir and let bubble for a couple more minutes before serving (just enough time to prep veggies and noodles).

Serve over noodles for the family, julienned sauteed zuchinni, or spaghetti squash for the low carb’ers. Leftovers pack very nicely for the kid’s lunches, and can be frozen.

Crockpot Meat Sauce.

Crockpot Meat Sauce.

Crockpot Meat Sauce

 

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore January 10, 2014

Filed under: Crockpot,Dinner — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 8:01 pm
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Crockpot / Slowcooker Cacciatore

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I recently adapted one of my favorite recipes ( Stovetop Chicken Cacciatore ) for the crockpot.  Why adapt ?  I find with the slow cooker that veggies “give up” far more liquid in the crockpot, and that chicken breast seems to dry out.  I reduced the amount of tomatoes, and swapped out the breast for bone in (skin on) thighs which contribute to the very flavorful sauce.   You can remove the skin if you want, it’s tasty either way.  This can be prepped the night before, and plugged in before you leave for work.

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

6 Chicken Thighs (Bone in !)
2 Tbsp Flour
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
15 oz can of diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp tomato paste
3 cloves garlic diced
1/2 cup white wine
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp crumbled thyme leaves
3/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
2 large bay leaves
3 large zucchinis, julienned + 1 Tbsp olive oil  *or* noodles/rice

Lay chicken flat on a plate, sprinkle half the flour over the top, Turn pieces over and do the same for the other side.   Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.  Add chicken to the pan, and brown both sides.  Remember the goal is just to brown (not cook!).

While chicken is browning, add mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, white wine to the slow cooker.  Sprinkle with allspice, thyme, salt, and pepper.  Add bay leaves.

Layer the chicken over the top of the veggies, cover, and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours.

For the “Noodles” I julienned 3 large zucchinis, and sauteed over high heat in a little olive oil for a minute or two.  You can cook up a batch of real noodles (my kiddo likes penne) or rice for the rest of the family if they are not low carbing with you.

Crockpot/slowcooker chicken cacciatore.

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Crockpot Cacciatore

 

Burgers and Rings ! June 22, 2013

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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 BBQ Kabobs June 20, 2013

Filed under: Dinner,Side Dishes — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 3:48 pm
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Fairly easy meal, but does need at least a half hour in advance in order for the meat to marinade.  I used 1 cup of bottled Teriyaki sauce (not the thick kind….consistency was similar to soy sauce).

BBQ Corn on the Cob

– Heat BBQ to Medium.
– Shuck the corn, clean off all the silk.
– Spread butter over each cob, and sprinkle on some Kosher salt.
– Wrap each corn cob in foil.
– Set on the grill

Meanwhile . . .

Easy BBQ Kabobs

1 cup bottle Teriyaki sauce
1 large red bell pepper
1 large yellow bell pepper
1 large orange bell pepper
1 large red onion
1 pound medium sized mushrooms
Cubed steak chunks.

Marinade meat chunks in Teriyaki sauce for about 30 minutes prior to adding corn to the BBQ.

Dice the peppers and onion into squares that are roughly the size of your meat cubes.

Remove meat from marinade, and pour leftover marinade into a small saucepan, and heat at medium high.  We are reducing it to thicken it up a bit (and cook out any raw meat juices !).

Load up the kabobs…I cap each end with one mushroom, and just alternate peppers, meat, and onions.

Flip the corn on the cobs, and move to outer edges of the grill.  You can spray/or coat the center of the grill with a wee bit of oil if it looks like it will stick…be careful since it will flame up when you do this.

Lay down the kabobs, and close lid…cook for about 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3 or 4 minutes.  By now your Teriyaki sauce has cooked down nicely, Brush each kabob on both sides with the sauce and grill for another couple of minutes.

Easy BBQ Shish Kabobs

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Easy BBQ Shish Kabobs

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One Chicken: Two Easy Crockpot Meals June 17, 2013

slow cooker chicken.

I’ve always been a little leery of cooking chicken in the crockpot since it has a tendency to dry out.  I was pleasantly surprised with the whole chicken, and was able to make a delicious soup with the leftovers the next day.

Crockpot / Slow Cooker Chicken

1/2 lb mushrooms
1 sweet red pepper
2 medium tomatoes
1/2 Cup white wine
Salt, Pepper, Paprika
1 whole chicken

Add mushrooms, tomatoes, red pepper to the crockpot.  Place the chicken in breast side down. Pour wine over chicken, salt and pepper to taste.  I went fairly heavy with the paprika since it really colors up the skin nicely, and gives the broth a rich flavor.  Cook on low for 8 hours.

When cooked, removed the chicken to a sheet pan…I didn’t even need to use a knife since the meat was literally falling off the bones.  Be sure to save all that broth for the next day’s meal !

Crockpot / Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

Shredded/diced chicken meat (about 2 cups which was half a chicken)
1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1 large sweet red pepper, sliced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, sliced
1 cup leftover roasted sweet potato rounds (optional) I just needed to get rid of them.
7 oz can of diced green chiles
14 oz can of diced tomato
4 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chile powder
1/2 cup of heavy cream
Grated pepperjack cheese (optional)

Combine all ingredients in the crockpot, give it a stir.  I actually threw in the larger bones from the drums and thighs during cooking — I think it makes for a tastier soup.

Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.  Add heavy cream right before serving, and top each bowl with a bit of grated pepperjack cheese if desired.

This recipe passed the “kid test” by the way…we had 3 hungry teenage boys over helping move some heavy stuff out in the yard and they devoured it !

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Back to Basics: Part 5 June 5, 2013

Filed under: Back to Basics — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 7:47 pm
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Low Carb Vegetarian Spaghetti.

Breakfast

  • One egg + one egg white
  • spinach
  • sweet red pepper
  • salsa
  • strawberries

Lunch

  • Half a cup of salted/roasted sunflower seeds
  • Two slices deli turkey meat

Dinner

Spinach Mushroom Pepper Omelet

 

 
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