Sunday, February 18, 2018

Egg Roll in a Bowl (low carb)

My coworker McKayla had this for lunch the other day and it smelled great! She was sweet enough to share the recipe and it did not disappoint! 

1 lb. ground meat (I used beef but pork or chicken would be great too) 
Onion (green/red/white)
3T sesame oil
¾ T garlic
3T low sodium soy sauce
2T Rice vinegar
2T Grated ginger
1T olive oil
1 bag cauliflower rice – cooked per bag directions
1 bag Asian salad kit - greens only (Hyvee also has a Dole brand. If you want added crunch, save the wontons to top your bowl once it’s cooked.) or a medium chopped head of cabbage

Brown meat & onion. Meanwhile mix all remaining ingredients together (except cabbage and rice). Once meat is cooked, add cabbage, cauliflower rice & sauce and sauté to desired doneness.

I added a tablespoon of siraracha and drizzled with sweet chili sauce.  Delicious! 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Caramel Sea Salt Cookies

Ingredients:
1 box yellow cake mix
10 oz. bag caramel sea salt baking chips
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine cake mix, eggs, and oil in large mixing bowl, and beat well.  Stir in caramel sea salt chips.  Chill dough in refrigerator for 1 hour.  After dough has chilled, drop onto ungreased cookie sheet in rounded balls.  Bake for approx. 7 – 9 minutes or until done. 


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Turkey or Chicken Pillows

Ingredients:
1 cup shredded turkey or chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup 
8 oz. brick of cream cheese
1/3 cup ranch dressing
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
2 tubes of crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 350. Spray bottom of two 9 x 13 pans.

Combine turkey, cream of chicken, cream cheese, ranch and 1 cup of cheese in a saucepan until cream cheese is melted.  Salt and pepper to taste. Roll out crescent rolls.  Add mix to the middle of crescent rolls and make into a dumpling. Cooke for 15 minutes.  Add remaining cup of cheese and bake for 3-5 more minutes until cheese is melted.  

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Stuffed Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese

When I first saw this idea I was pretty skeptical but I figured if it works for Rachael Ray, I should give it a shot.  I can honestly say I will probably never make a “normal” grilled cheese again. This was beyond amazing. A grilled cheese that tastes like stuffed garlic cheese bread!

Ingredients:
2 slices of bread
2-3 cheese slices (any variety you prefer)
2 tbsp. mayo
Garlic powder
Parmesan
Italian seasoning

Mix mayo with a few dashes of garlic powder, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Heat pan on stove top to medium. Spread mayo mixture on one side of each piece of bread. Put bread mayo mixture face down, layer on cheese. I used American, mozzarella and pepper jack. Place other slide of bread on top. Cook until golden brown on both sides.


Wanna step it up a notch? Throw in a few pieces of pepperoni, bacon bits or jalapenos.  This is a total game changer. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Jalapeno Popper Cheese Bread

I love anything to do with jalapeno poppers. I’m also a sucker for cheese bread. So this was a marriage of the utmost happiest for my taste buds.

Ingredients:
1 loaf of french bread
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 mayo
1/2 cup jalapeno slices, divided
1 tbsp. parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or Colby jack cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.  Cut the bread lengthwise and place both parts face up on the sheet.  Brush both pieces with melted butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder.  Cover with a piece of aluminum foil and place in the oven.  Bake for 5 minutes.

In the meantime, divide the jalapenos. Save the pretty slices to place on top of the bread (About 1/4 cup). Chop the rest. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, chopped jalapenos, parmesan, salt and pepper.


Remove the bread from the oven and uncover. Spread the jalapeno dip mixture on the bread. Top with remaining jalapenos and the shredded cheese. Bake for 5 more minutes or until cheese begins turning golden brown. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Low-Carb Cheeseburger Casserole

Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef
1 packet onion soup mix
1 bag shredded colby jack (or your cheese of choice)
1 tbsp. minced garlic

Topping:
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup heavy cream (I used half & half)
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350.  Brown burger and drain excess fat. 

While you're waiting for the meat to brown mix together all topping ingredients. Stir well.

After meat is cooked, thoroughly mix in onion soup mix. Mix in ¾ bag of shredded cheese. Place in greased casserole dish


Cover top of casserole with topping mixture. Add remaining cheese evenly on top of mixture. Bake for 40 minutes. 
This casserole was amazing! I'm not sure how, but it tasted like tater tot casserole, minus the carbs. Super easy to make and hit the spot on a cold rainy night in Iowa. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fathead Bagels

With 21 grams of protein and 4 net carbs these bagels are a definite add to the breakfast menu!

1 ½ C almond flour
1 T baking powder (can use gluten free)
2 ½ C finely shredded mozzarella cheese
2 oz. cream cheese (cubed)
2 large eggs
Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

Stir together the almond flour and baking powder. Set aside.

Combine the shredded mozzarella and cubed cream cheese in a large bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Combine the two bowls together, and add in eggs. (Be careful the cheese mixture isn’t too hot or it will cook the eggs.) Stir thoroughly! I used my hands to mix.

NOTE: It's very important for the dough to be completely uniform before proceeding to the next step. You shouldn't have pieces of cheese separate from areas of almond flour. Divide the dough into 6 parts. Form a long log with each part, then press the ends together to make a bagel shape on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Sprinkle with seasoning.  Bake for 10-14 minutes at 400, until the bagels are firm and golden.

These can be stored in the fridge for freshness.