Uncategorized, Vegetables

Creamed Broccoli

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This is pretty good, but obviously it’s high in fat. It’s a fantastic taste and I couldn’t get enough of it. I decided if I make this in the future, I must not make a bunch, because my fingers wanted to stay inside the pot. It’s a wonder there was any left. I found this recipe on facebook.

DONT OVER COOK THE  BROCCOLI

Enjoy!

  • 8 ounces (250 g) bacon roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (400 ml) light cream (or for a richer sauce, you can use heavy or thickened cream)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water cornstarch slurry
  • 1 pound (500 g) broccoli florets, from 2-3 broccoli heads — stems removed
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1/2 cup fresh shredded or grated mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup fresh shredded or grated parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat broiler (on medium heat of you have the option).
  2. Fry the bacon in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat until crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a paper towel lined plate to soak up some of the oil. Set aside.
  3. Drain most of the bacon fat from the pan, leaving about 1-2 tablespoons for added flavour (adjust this amount to your liking). In the same pan, melt the butter, add the onion and cook until transparent (about 2 minutes), while scraping up any browned bits leftover from the bacon. Add the broccoli and season with salt and pepper and cook while stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes, or until just turning vibrant in colour.

  4. Add in the garlic and stir it through the broccoli for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Pour in the cream, reduce heat down to low and let simmer for about 3-4 while stirring occasionally, or until the sauce thickens to your liking* (SEE NOTES)

    (If sauce is too thin, stir in the cornstarch slurry to combine.)

  5. Add the bacon and give everything a good mix to combine all of the flavours together. Top with the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Broil until cheese is bubbling and golden, and broccoli is done to your liking (about 2-3 minutes).

 

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Chicken, Uncategorized

Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

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I’m in love. This is soooo good. I tried it two different ways. First I ate it just like this- then another day I ate it and put it in a low carb tortilla. Everyone loved it. I’ve been asked to make it again, several times. I’ve been back on the wagon. I’m trying to lose weight. I think my biggest issue is that I try to do fast. That usually ends up processed, or take out. I’m struggling, but I’m for sure getting back on track. I’m determined it’s happening. I found this recipie at easy health llc

4 pieces of chicken (I prefer thin sliced)

2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

black pepper

1/2 chopped onion

1/2 a green bell pepper chopped

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

cheese of your choice

slice chicken into small thin pieces. mix worcestershire, onion and garlic powder, and add pepper to taste. Cover chicken. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil to a skillet. Add chicken and cook to brown. Remove. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and onions, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook to tender. Add chicken and mix. Cover with cheese until melted.

 

Beef, Uncategorized

Low carb meatloaf

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I’ve been trying to get back into eating healthier. I thought I’d try this recipe. I didn’t follow the original to the exact because I didn’t…. It was good, but I’m glad I cut the salt down. It was still a little much for my liking, so when you read my recipe here, you’ll know I’ve changed it from what it was. It will reflect that the change.

I have mentioned before how hard I’ve been working to get my house cleaned and organized. It’s been difficult to reduce the amount of clutter. I’ve gotten rid of about 8 trash bags of give away and about 4 bags of trash. How does one collect so much junk?? I’m trying to tell myself this will never happen again, but we all know it will. Here’s hoping…

2 lbs ground beef

1 small onion, chopped, sautéed

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

2 eggs

1/2 cup cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

Mix everything together but the cheddar cheese. Once mixed add cheddar. I suggest putting half in a loaf pan, then the cheese, then more meat on top. I think it’d turn out better. Cook 350 degrees for one hour.

 

Reviews, Uncategorized

Review: Stouffer’s Seasoning Wraps

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I was feeling pretty weary about these. I had to try it. Then when I got home I realized you don’t bake it. Instead you put them the middle of the parchment and just put it in the frying pan. Crazy enough, it’s on the front of the pack. I didn’t even see it. It was pretty good though. We enjoyed it. The boys have asked me to buy it again. I’m going to try it again with some type of seasoned rice. I think it’ll be really good with it. I will be buying this again and I’ll definitely try some of the other flavors. I recommend this product. It’s super good.