How often have you heard that going low carb is hard because you have to give up so many favorite foods? I know the feeling. I was one of those people. Over time I found replacements. I say replacements because I have replaced an item and not just substituted it with a low carb variety. For example, the chips in this recipe are nothing more than cucumber slices. I prefer to use the cucumber slices because they are lower in calories and you can slice them thick in order to hold the dip. [Read more…]
I’m never one to miss an opportunity to share a meal. You guys are well aware of some of my failures so this may come as a shock, but Mr. Yum didn’t want me to post this. Stuffed veal burgers were going to be his return to YUM but he felt they were not up to par with his other dishes. Ok. Fine. I can understand that. But darn it, if he won’t post them, I will!
We are grillers. Nothing makes me happier than goodies char broiled to my specific tastes and I won’t miss an opportunity to do so. Bring on Fall. Bring on Winter. It doesn’t stop us from grilling outside! Oh yes, we’ve been known to grill a time or two in the middle of winter. [Read more…]
Green beans are my thing.
Seriously. Like I will eat them right out of the can. Cold.
But, I won’t eat them frozen. Or, won’t even buy them frozen for that matter. Gross.
I prefer them fresh. And whole. Perfect if they come from the farmers market, but I’ll settle with fresh from the produce department. I was so excited this summer to plant wax and green beans. Despite the terrible weather I was able to get a lot of beans and freeze them. Wait. Did I just say I froze them? Why yes I did. Perhaps I should explain that I won’t eat green beans that are frozen. Who wants to eat a cold green bean? That ain’t no fun frozen treat. I also don’t like green beans that were processed and frozen for the sake of my grocers frozen food section. No matter how many ways to Dublin I make them they are always just…well….gross. Frozen green beans are no yumeating that is for sure! [Read more…]
I know, right? Who doesn’t stick bacon at the top of their list??? Well…me.
Avocado is my favorite. I loooooooooooooove it. I want it on my salads, on my burgers, with chicken, with a nice drippy egg yolk…..yummm. [Read more…]
I love pizza. However not all pizza loves me. I wish it wasn’t this way, but, well….yeah. It sucks. But, at the same time it is probably for the best since pizza isn’t exactly numero uno on the healthy foods list. Matter of fact, it’s really down on the bottom. Like, way down. I know when I did Weight Watchers moons and a half ago they really tried to teach you that it is ok to have fast food style pizza ( yah!) but you should really keep it to 1-2 slices and count those points (or calories for you non pointers.) That worked very well for me. I had 1 slice and some salad. In those days, it seemed to be enough. Now my problem is the PCOS and immediate need of eating like a diabetic. Which means watching my carbs and sugar.
Lately, I find myself not caring because pizza crust, among other white heavy carb items leave my guts in distress. Like, yuck gut. Boo. So, if I can find something to hold my pizza toppings that has better nutritional value without gut yuck I am all for it. [Read more…]