Thursday, July 14, 2011

Baked Sesame Chicken!

Ok kiddies, I made something semi-delicious this afternoon called "Baked Sesame Chicken".

I am ever so thankful for the webstie called "Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes". I found this recipe for the baked chicken here.

Here's a photo of my finished product:
After making this I realized that a few changes were needed:
  1. This dish was too salty! I even used low sodium soy sauce. My suggestion is passing on the salt added to the sesame seeds and using low sodium soy sauce.
  2. Also, I didn't baste while it was cooking in the oven, there was no need.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Mandy's Low Carb Quiche :)

I decided to make a quiche this afternoon because they store well and I can eat it over a period of a few days, since I am the only one in my house low carbing :) Here it is:

Mandy's Low Carb Quiche

  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tbs. butter or margarine,
  • One package of frozen spinach (10 oz.), thawed in microwave & drained
  • 5 to 6 eggs (use more if you need to, it won't hurt)
  • 1 1/2 cups of cheese of your choice
  • Salt, Onion powder, and pepper to taste
Directions: Put the butter in a medium size pan and saute on medium heat. When onions become translucent, turn down to medium-low and add spinach. Put the cheese into a pie pan (I used a ceramic one). In a bowl, beat the eggs. Pour eggs into the pie pan. Then, add spinach and onions. Also add in your onion powder, salt and pepper. Stir together and put in the oven to bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes!

Low Carb Cheese It's!

I discovered this snack when I was in a frenzy for something quick and delicious.

Here's what you do:
First, you'll need a Dixie paper plate (can't just be the plain white ones or the cheese will stick to them). Spread a few tablespoons (or a 1/2 cup) of grated cheese of any kind on the paper plate using your fingers to evenly place it all over the surface of the plate.

Put in the microwave on high for 40 to 60 seconds. When it is done it will be darker in color and hard to the touch. Bend the paper plate in your hands and the cheese will break off! :)


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Creative Taco Salad for One!

Hello there, like I said in my previous post, I have been running out of meat and other things so I've been getting creative!

I made a yummy taco salad yesterday and here's my recipe for it:

Mandy's Taco Salad
  • 2 turkey or beef patties, chopped up to resemble ground meat*
  • Taco seasoning (as much as you prefer)
  • As much chopped iceberg lettuce as you want
  • Taco sauce (I'm a salsa verde girl)
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • As much cheddar cheese as you feel like adding**
Directions: Heat up medium frying pan on medium heat, wait for it to get warm and then add your two patties. While they get soft as you cook them chop the patties up with your spatula. Cook the meat thoroughly. When meat is done cooking, switch to a new utensil to avoid contamination. Add a few tablespoons of water and the taco seasoning. Blend together and let it simmer, uncovered, for a few minutes.

Once meat is done cooking, add on top of the iceberg lettuce in a bowl, along with the rest of your ingredients! And enjoy!

Carb count depends on how much toppings you put on, mine generally is about 3 net carbs total :)

*Turkey meat is a lot leaner than beef and doesn't taste too bad with seasoning, or by itself for that matter.

**Don't forget to grate it.


Here's a quick and yummy soup recipe that I found online, my recipe below is a variation of the recipe that can be found here.

I am running out of things like meat and veggies which is what I live on so this soup has some interesting things in it haha. Looks like I need to go to the store!

Mandy's Noodle, Chicken, and Veggie Soup
  • 1 tablespoon oil (olive or vegetable, I'm using olive)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or margarine, which I'm using)
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, chopped (I only have one! =[ )
  • 1/2 or 1 cup of celery, thinly sliced (or two small stalks)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or canned mushrooms (drain it!)
  • 4 cups homemade chicken broth (made with bouillon cubes)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 green beans (the other recipe calls for carrots, but those are too high in carbs)
  • A pinch of dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt (you pick how much)
  • And egg noodles! (recipe is below!)
Heat the oil and butter in a medium or large saucepan over medium heat. Add your chicken and cook thoroughly. Add the celery, mushrooms, and onions. Cook and stir until the vegetables are crisp and tender! Add the broth, water, green beans, parsley, pepper, and the salt. Simmer, not covered, for 15 to 20 minutes. Add your awesome egg noodles and simmer for a few more minutes until heated all the way through!

Once again this a variation of the recipe that I found here

Egg Noodles:
3 eggs
2 tablespoons heavy cream (I made my own using a substitution recipe found here)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pinch of pepper

Egg Noodle directions:
"Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour 3 tablespoons of egg mixture into a hot buttered 7-8" skillet and swirl around until the mixture coats the bottom of the pan. Cook until the eggs are set but not browned. Flip and lightly cook on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 4 crepes. Cut the crepes into strips resembling flat noodles." (Direct quote from this webpage )

This recipe has about 2 net carbs :) Serving size is 1 cup!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mandy's Tuna Salad

Felt like experimenting and looked on, didn't find a recipe for tuna salad that sounded yummy, so I decided to make my own! Here it is:

1 Can of Tuna (flaked, 6 oz.) don't forget to drain it!
1 teaspoon of mayo
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of relish
1/4 cup of celery (or more, I added more, veggies are a MUST for low carbing)
1/4 cup of onion (red or yellow, I used yellow but would have preferred red)
A pinch of black pepper
A pinch of garlic salt (has the garlic flavor and the salt, so no need to add salt as well)

Directions: Mix together in bowl and enjoy!

This is a low carb DELICIOUS recipe!