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1/9/13 2:47 P

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Here is something I have been having quite a bit. Sorta made it up.

Chicken and Black Bean Tacos ( this serves 1 person)

4 ozof chicken ( I use the frozen chicken breast tenders from Costco 2 of them are 4 oz 's I think)

1/4 cup of black beans rinsed

Season to taste. I use Kickin Chicken that is my fave.

1 serving Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese



I cook the frozen chicken in a skillet without anything other than the seasoning and a bit of water and then cover and cook on med until done, I then cut mine in to small chunks.
Add Black Beans to Chicken and cover and turn down heat.

Egg White Tacos
1 egg white beaten (makes 2 taco's)

Put half of eggwhite in a heated nonstick pan so that it covers the botton of skillet sprinkle on top a small amount of mexican cheese blend. Flip over and then let cheese get crispy. Do same with remander of egg whites.

Lay down so that crispy side is on the outside. Then load with black beans, cheese and what ever else topping you prefer. This is super filling. This is my go to lunch on weekends or dinner or even breakfast. Sometimes I even turn them into enchaladas and put a red sauce over the top and put all the remaider of cheese on top as well and then pop in oven for a few mins to melt cheese.
Enjoy!



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7/21/11 3:25 P

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Oh thank you! I can't wait - need to go to the store today, and i think I will get the ingredients for this! Not sure what I'll do about the rub, i'll have to see what there is..

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Yes, this can be definitely made for 2 – I would just add a little more chicken. Left over steak is great with this as well. I revised this a bit so it should all come under 5 sugar.

* also a quick apology! I just got the book this week and have not had a chance to read through it so my s/c ratios are a little rocky - they'll get better! :)


1 cooked chicken breast, cubed
1 cup cabbage is a 2/0
1/4 cup shredded carrots 1/0? (should be 1 g sugar, 1g carb)
1/4 c green onions is 1/0
1 oz. sliced avocado 0/2? (3g carb, 1g fiber)
cilantro & basil leaves, chopped.

1 low carb tortilla *optional


Saute carrots in a little bit of butter/butter flavored pan spray for 2 minutes then add everything else except for the green onions/avocado/cilantro & basil. Cook until the cabbage is soft but has a little bit of crunch left.

Top with the rest of the ingredients & serve. You can also make this into a thai burrito/wrap and use your low-carb tortilla. Quick and awesome!!!

thai curry rub/seasoning - I use one made by lesleyelizabeth.com but they do not have it on their site anymore. I know Cost Plus/Wholefoods should have something similar but I found this on a web search and label reads zero sugar/carbs.
(http://www.pamperedchef.com/ordering/pr
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7/20/11 6:07 P

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they both sound great!
If
1 cup cabbage is a 2/0
1/2 cup carrots is 3/1
1/4 cup red onion is 4/1 or 1/4 c green onions is 1/0

so I am assuming this would be for 2 people? My only point here is to make sure you watch the portions of these veggies, otherwise you go over the 5/2 per meal limit.

I may need to put this recipe on my dinner plan next week!


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7/19/11 5:26 P

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Here's another recipe...super easy and delicious. I don't have the sugar/carb ratio but i'm pretty certain that this is pretty BFC friendly.


No real recipe here - just a combo of ingredients....I love this recipe because it really hits the spot when I want asian/thai noodles.

1 cooked chicken breast cut into chunks
1 TBSP thai curry rub *weblink listed below
1 cup of shredded cabbage
1/2 cup of shredded carrots
1/4 cup thin sliced red onions or green onions
cilantro
*if you want some real spice, add in some thinly spiced jalapenos :)

Saute carrots in a little bit of butter/butter flavored pan spray for 2 minutes then add everything else except for the green onions/cilantro. Cook until the cabbage is soft but has a little bit of crunch left.

Top with red/green onions. You can also make this into a thai burrito/wrap and use your low-carb tortilla. Quick and awesome!!!

thai curry rub - I use one made by lesleyelizabeth.com but they do not have it on their site anymore. I know Cost Plus/Wholefoods should have something similar but I found this on a web search and label reads zero sugar/carbs.
(http://www.pamperedchef.com/ordering/pr
od_details.tpc?prodId=29311&catId=12&p
arentCatId=12&xPrntItmId=9750)

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Here is my first recipe for everyone - I used to make this all the time working as a line cook. It is delicious & looks lovely on a plate - you can top this with seafood, chicken, pork...just about any protein works well with this. Also, you can add a tablespoon of roughly chopped toasted pine nuts at the very end. The sauce keeps well in the fridge for a week.


ITALIAN SALSA VERDE
¾ CUP FINELY CHOPPED ITALIAN PARSLEY (LEAVES ONLY)
2 TBSP FINELY CHOPPED THYME
2 TBSP FINELY CHOPPED MINT
1 TBSP RINSED, ROUGH CHOPPED CAPERS
2 FINELY CHOPPED ANCHOVY FILETS
2 MINCED GARLIC
1 TSP CRUSHED RED PEPPER
¾ CUP EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
¼ CUP CRUMBLED FETA
½ TSP LEMON ZEST
JUICE OF 1 LEMON
SALT TO TASTE

COMBINE THE FIRST SEVEN INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL & MIX TOGETHER. STIR AND ADD IN THE OLIVE OIL. SET ASIDE TO LET THE FLAVORS DEVELOP FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES.

ADD THE FETA, LEMON ZEST, LEMON JUICE AND SEASON WITH SALT BEFORE YOU’RE READY TO SERVE.


*SERVING IDEAS - DRIZZLE THIS SAUCE OVER A BED OF ARUGULA & SLICED FLANK STEAK.

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It was a hit with all my boys - the only problem was the portion size - wasn't big enough for my 4 year old - he keeps asking for more, even today... LOL

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WOW- ANOTHER GREAT DESERT TO TRY

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Creme Brulee! Without the burned sugar on top:

first, prepare your dish: make a warm water bath with 6 3 ounce ramekins in a 8x13 casserole dish. This will be placed in a hot oven, so you may want to wait until the dishes are filled and on the oven rack before you put the water around the ramekins.

Ingredients:
1 cup whipping cream
3 egg yolks
30 grams erythritol (half a 1/3 cup)
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch salt

Warm whipping cream in a small saucepan until slightly bubbly. Turn off heat.
Beat egg yolks together gently (no bubbles if you can help it) with erythritol, vanilla and salt.

Pour egg mix into the ramekins and bake in the hot water bath for around 40 minutes in a 325 degree oven, or until a knife comes clean when poked into the middle of one.

Each ramekin as prepared is a 0/1, and barely that - 5 grams carbs each. If you want to get fancy, you could probably put some erythritol on top and try to carmelize it, but I don't know if that would work. They were yummy without!

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orange extract? what a great idea!

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Low carb Margarita
1 1/2 oz tequila
1/4 c water
2 T fresh lime juice
1 pack truvia
1/4 t orange extract
Shake together and serve over ice emoticon

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I feel the same way for most grains these days. Nothing seems quite worth it....

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I have never tried artichoke but would like to try this recipe sounds tastey. I made quinoa for the first time tonight and tasted pretty good but for only a 1/4 of a cup is 30grams of carbs wow not a lot for a count of 2 carbs.


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Yum!

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5/12/11 1:31 A

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I made artichoke chicken last night
2 chicken breasts
1 can of artichoke hearts drained and chopped
1/2 c mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
diced red pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Bake 375 for 45 min or until chicken done and brown on top

I ate 1/3 of the breast with sauce, side of vegetables and a big salad emoticon

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I think it's time to try rutabagas!

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4/18/11 9:43 A

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Sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try it for my husband and myself. :)


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Chicken pot pie
I loved mashed rutabagas so I thought I would put them on chicken pot pie- Cooked two chicken breasts in olive oil, added onion, garlic, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli and asparagus
sautéed until vegetables were soft. Added chicken broth (1/2 cup and a little cream.
Took chicken out and cubed it. Put in a pan with mashed rutabagas on top and shredded cheese on top of that. Bake 25-30 minutes. Obviously seasoning as you go.
My husband loved it. emoticon

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4/13/11 11:43 A

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These are great, thanks so much everyone! I can't wait to try these!

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that sounds tasty too!

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I made mashed rutabagas over the weekend- The recipe came from Healthy indulgences low carb recipe blog. Just take rutabagas and peel and dice- boil in salted water till soft- squeeze out as much water as you can- put in food processor with cream cheese , butter and seasonings. I had carnitas from Costco so I cubed some up- put some salsa over and then the potatoes and shredded cheese- baked 30 min and had a Mexican Shepherds Pie. It was very good. You could skip the salsa and use a mix of vegetables for a more traditional dish.
I continue to see how many meals I can make with a Costco chicken- For by soup this week I took the breasts drum sticks off the chicken- boiled the rest in chicken broth- took out and put the shredded chicken back into the broth with a can of artichoke heats drained and chopped and Costco's artichoke Parmesan dip- easy and good. emoticon

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I made baked eggs this morning, ala Julia Childs, from coming across this website:
http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/2011/03/
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Yum!! Basically, you crack eggs into buttered ramekins, which are sitting in simmering water, and pour a bit of cream on the top. Once they start to cook on the bottom, you put them in a 375 degree oven for around 6 minutes. I put a bit of pepper and kosher salt on top.

YUM!!

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Healthyindulgencesblogspot.com has lots of possibilities for you. I like something tangy after Mexican food- here is a possibility:
Healthy Key Lime Pie

Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

For Crust:

1 cup blanched almond meal, packed
1/2 cup pecan meal, packed
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. NuNaturals pure stevia extract
2 tsbp. granular erythritol, powdered
½ tsp. xanthan gum
3 tbsp. butter, melted
½ tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt

For Filling:

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
7 tbsp. granular erythritol (or other sugar substitute), powdered
1/4 plus 1/8 tsp. NuNaturals pure stevia extract
1/2 cup key lime juice (the bottled kind works well)
1/4 tsp. finely minced lime zest (1/8 tsp. for less tartness)
1 packet (2 tsp.) unflavored gelatin
1 cup heavy cream

Preparation:

For Crust:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Whisk together almond meal, pecan meal, cinnamon, stevia, and xanthan gum together in a bowl. Grind erythritol in a coffee grinder to powder it. Whisk into the above mixture. Stir vanilla and salt into melted butter. Add to dry mixture, and knead together dough with hands until everything is distributed evenly throughout the dough. The color of the dough will look even when its ready. Lightly grease a large glass pie dish with butter. Press dough into dish in the shape of a crust, trying to make sure that the thickness is the same all over the pie dish. Poke holes with a fork all over the crust so to ensure that air pockets don't form while it's baking. Bake crust for 14-15 minutes. Make sure to remove crust from the oven once edges are slightly browned. Check the crust a couple of times while it bakes to see if bubbles form. Should you see air pockets rising under the crust, open the oven door, and gently prick those areas with your fork. Place dish on a cooling rack to cool, and wait at least 2 hours for crust to dry out and reach room temperature. You can cover the crust with plastic wrap, and store it in the refrigerator overnight if you'd like to prepare the filling the next day.

For Filling:

Set cream cheese out on the counter for 2 hours to reach room temperature.

Beat cream cheese with a mixer until smooth and free of lumps. Powder erythritol in coffee grinder. Stir erythritol and 1/4 tsp. stevia into cream cheese, then beat with mixer for 2-3 minutes on high speed to ensure erythritol has dissolved and texture is smooth. Refrigerate mixture while you perform the next step.

Heat key lime juice, covered, in microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Add lime zest to hot key lime juice. Whisk gelatin into key lime juice until it has completely dissolved. Let mixture cool for 5-10 minutes, or until no longer hot to the touch. Stir key lime juice mixture into cream cheese mixture. You want the gelatin to start thickening as it cools down. Look for a pudding-like texture as you are stirring the cream cheese mixture around the bowl. If it is not thickening, make an ice bath with another bowl filled with ice and water. Set bowl with cream cheese mixture over the ice bath (making sure water doesn't get into cream cheese mixture!) and stir the cream cheese mixture around bottom of bowl with a spatula. Do this for a couple of minutes until the mixture thickens to a pudding-like consistency and is cool to the touch. Remove bowl with cream cheese mixture from ice bath, and set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat heavy cream and 1/8 tsp. stevia until stiff peaks form. Use spatula to fold a dollop of whipped cream mixture into cream cheese mixture, and stir it around a bit. Fold the rest of the whipped cream into cream cheese mixture until texture is fairly even. Scrape filling into pie crust. Refrigerate pie, uncovered, for 3-4 hours, or until texture is firm enough to cut. Serve topped with whipped cream if desired. Pie will keep at least 3 days refrigerated.

Use the same process to whip cream for garnish as you did above for the filling. Add erythritol, stevia, and vanilla extract to taste. If you don't mind a few extra carbs, you can use a little bit of the canned whipped cream.



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hey BFCers! I'm going to a Mexican themed dinner party tomorrow night and I am supposed to bring the dessert. I'm trying to keep in "belly good" or at least "friendly"...does anyone have any suggestions? It doesn't have to be Mexican...and I'm looking for something different than the brownies in the BFC book...(I've made those a few times and need something new).
Thanks!! Have a great day!

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Sounds great- I will try and make it this weekend.

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This may be posted already, but I want to share this flaxseed meal bread. I finally got it so I think it tastes yummy.

Baking Powder - Clabber Girl Mk, 1 T
Oil - Vegetable, canola, 2 tbsp
2 Eggs
Bob's Red Mill - Flaxseed Meal, 8 tbsp
Xylitol, 1 T

Beat the eggs together, and then beat in the oil. Add in the baking powder, meal, and xylitol. Let the mix sit for a few minutes, and then spread out on a silicon baking mat. I have been told that a sheet of oiled parchment would work too. Bake for around 20 minutes at 350 degrees, or until it springs back when touched.

This makes four slices of foccacia style bread, with 165 calories, 7 grams carbs,4 grams fiber,and 0 grams sugar. Yum!

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That sounds yummy!

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I made a recipe from a restaurant where we ate in Sedona, Shrimp Spinaca (shrimp with spinach)
Make a sauce by blending 1/2 cup cream cheese, 1 cup sour cream and two chipotle chilis (chipotle chili in adobada sauce- come in a can in Mexican food section- they are smoked jalapeños) blend.
Sauté a chopped onion in a pan with a little olive oil, add six cups fresh spinach and sauté till soft add thawed shrimp (need to be cleaned and without tails) cook till done- add sauce and a handful of frozen corn.
The sauce is also good on chicken or on a Mexican salad. emoticon

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They didn't really taste like cauliflower to me- the butter and sour cream seemed to dominate- Kids taste buds are more sensitive so they might still taste the cauliflower.

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Didthey taste like potatoes? The rest of my family doesn't like cauliflower, so I hesitate to make this as a sub for the family..

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I just made cauliflower mashed "fake" potatoes- Cooked a bag of cauliflower in the microwave- Did it 1 minute more than the instructions on the bag- Mashed with butter, sour cream, salt and pepper- It was very good- helped me to know I do not need potatoes. emoticon

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ooh - pudding! I am going to have to try out that tomorrow!!

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I'm absolutely loving the "chocolate pudding" -- Use 1/2 cup of unsweetened greek yogurt, one packet of Truvia, and 2 T. dark cocoa. Have to add a little almond milk to thin in out but it hits the spot. I'm enjoying it more than just the dark chocolate bar.

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You will have to let me know how the noodles turned out. I could not handle the texture. Afraid to try them again.


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It is not a new recipe- but I just made cauliflower pizza. I put leftover spaghetti sauce, basil, Parmesan and mozzarella cheese on it. Tasted great. Next I am trying tofu shriattaki noodle. I read in a blog not to follow the package directions but instead:
rinse them for two minutes (to get rid of fishy smell) drain and drop noodles into boiling salted water and boil 2-3 minutes, drain and rinse with cold water again. return noodles to empty skillet and move around the pan over medium heat. (Blog said if you skip this step they will be slimy) I will see how they are.

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I have been making my hot chocolate with two squares on unsweetened chocolate, almond milk and two packs of truvia- It is very good. I am working on less cream.

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Tried Jorge's chicken and veggie soup recipe last pm. Delish! Served with a side salad. So easy! You should have seen my 2 yr old grandson go for the broccoli. I was amazed. Of course, the 5 yr old brother was about gagging because it was green. Too funny! emoticon

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Here is a roasted nut recipe that I got off of Amber's blog I thought you guys might like to try it out. www.meandjorge.com/2011/02/low-sugar
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I will have to try that. I always use unsweetened choc almond milk with a little instant coffee to make it like a mocha but I have never tried it with cinnamon.


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I've been enjoying this in the evening I feel it is a good substitute for Hot Cocoa.

1 cup of Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Milk
2 Packets of Truvia
A pinch of Cinnamon or to your liking.

Add ingredients to your favorite mug and heat for 1 minute 45 seconds or longer.

Enjoy!

I like the Cinnamon because it compliments the almond milk.

If you try it let me know what you think...

Here is the link if you use Spark Recipes

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This is a recipe for French toast that was in the Skinny Girl cookbook. Use one light hot dog roll and opened it up and cut it into 4 pieces, then separate into 8 pieces. She used eggbeaters and 1 tsp cremora. I used one egg and 1 tbs cream. Dip the bread into the egg mixture and cook them in a grill pan with some butter until crispy like french toast. Then put butter on each piece and use sugar free syrup or sugar free fruit preserves. Can also serve with 3 slices of bacon or pork sausages. The light hot dog count is 2/1. I did find whole wheat hot dog rolls at Trader Joe's with a count of 2/1 also. I think I like them because they are a fluffier bread and they are more like the challah bread than a flat piece of bread. Just another change from eggs and toast.

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Lori that is another good idea for using the barleans yummy!

I always love peanut butter with my dark chocolate but I need to put a little whip cream on it.


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I bet you did. That sounds yummy. I will try that now! Thanks for sharing.

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I was low on sugar today, so dessert was serving of crunchy peanut butter with 3 squares of 85% chocolate on top - zapped in the microwave till soft. Topped with 1 tbsp of whipped cream.
I llicked the plate like a child! emoticon

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I have to share the most delicious treat that I made by mistake...I had some fresh whipped cream left over from last night's Valentine's dessert (sugar free cheesecake with unsweetened whipped cream) ...so I drizzled Barleans omega swirl flax oil- Strawberry/banana flavored and WOW was it amazing!!!! Kind of like a mix between a pudding and a jello...I found a new BFC treat.

http://www26.netrition.com/barleans_omeg
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Bmason I wish i had you at my house to cook for me.....lol

Lori I just made his brownies out of the book....so yummy and really rich. I will have to try the black beans recipe.


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oh- the only thing I added to the black bean brownies was one jar of baby food= green beans- they add some veggie and make them very dense!

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I just did the bulk of my cooking for the week-I made

Egg muffins
6 eggs - beat with cream and water
Added pancetta, cheese, spinach and avocado
Baked 30 min at 350

Curried Squash soup
2 packs precut squash from Trader Joes- microwave in some chicken broth until tender
Puree in blender and add curry powder and salt pepper and cream

Cheese and cauliflower soup
Cook cauliflower in chicken stock till tender
Puree in blender with seasoning and 4 OZ cream cheese.

Curried chicken
Brown chicken breasts in pan
add 1 onion
3 chopped green peppers
Sauté till soft
add coconut milk and Thai red curry paste.
simmer 20 minutes

I have a good start at my food for the week- add salads and I am set to go.
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I just made the cake- It was good but not as good as Jorge's brownie recipe. The thing about the cake is it is also gluten free.
The other thing I have been making for breakfast when I get sick of eggs is I mix canned pumpkin with yogurt, ricotta a pack of truvia and pumpkin pie spice- I got that idea from the same site as the chocolate cake recipe was on. emoticon
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If you have not tried the brownies out of his book I would recommend them....they are so yummy and they help those chocolate cravings.


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I love the french toast recipe too!


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OMG Latte I love PB fudge! That sounds good!

I made the french toast from Jorge's book. I used Eziekiel bread. It was yummy and I could barely finish 1.5 pieces! Very filling.

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Here is a recipe I thought I might share with you for valentines day.

Peanut butter fudge
1/2 cup peanut butter (low or no sugar)
1 stick unsalted butter
microwave 1min (mix)
2tbls cream cheese
2/3 cup vanilla protein powder
mix throughly
1 cup BFC approved sweetener (use less if you want)
line 8x8 pan w/non stick tin foil (non stick facing up) pour into pan and spread out
put in fridge for 1hr
Enjoy
I dont know the counts for everyone depends on what you use ingredients wise.


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I made them for work during our healthy eating month- They were great. A number of people asked for the recipe. In case anyone does not have the book here is the recipe.
Sugarless Brownie
S/C- 0/1

¾ C unsalted butter
1 ½ C Maltitol sweetner
1 ½ t vanilla
3 eggs
¾ C flour
½ C Cocoa
½ t baking powder
½ t salt

Heat oven to 350
Butter an 8” pan
Blend softened butter and Maltitol syrup, and vanilla add eggs and mix

Mix together dry ingrediants
Mix wet and dry together
Bake 40-50 min

Glaze
½ C heavy cream
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
¼ C Maltitol syrup
2-5 packs truvia (To taste)


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I saw that recipe on Dr.Oz the other day and have wanted to try it. It sounds a little weird but I have heard they taste really good. emoticon


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I just made this Black Bean Brownie from allcooks.com- it was awesome!!

I left out the sugar and replaced the chocolate chips with a sugar free milk chocolate bar- I don't like things real sweet so this was perfect for me...but others might need to add a little sweetener as well. I also added a package of baby food- string beans for a smoother texture and a veggie boost! I spread peanut butter over them to eat. Fantastic!!!

Ingredients

1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
3 eggs
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking dish.
Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.

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Here is the recipe for the low carb low sugar recipe from George Stella that I love. I use truvia for the sweetener and I dont use the amount they suggest. I use less just taste to my liking. books.google.com/books?id=NDmnRUBpEF
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This morning I tried the FT recipe for Ricotta pancakes.

They came out good. I get tired of eggs for breakfast. Here is what I did:

Ricotta Pancakes

1 1/4 c. ricotta
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbls. zylitol
(blackberries or rasb. or blueberries)
coconut oil to grease griddle


Place ricotta in a mixing bowl & beat eggs one at a time with a wooden spoon into the ricotta. Stir in vanilla, xylitol, cinnamon & salt.

Heat oil on a long nonstick skillet over medium heat. Put 2 Tbls. of batter for each small pancake (I spread it to make about a 3" pancake. Let them cook for about 5 minutes. The surface of the pancake will be still a little soft. Be careful and flip pancakes & cook 1-2 min. longer.

Heat some of your fresh berries in the microwave or stove mashing a little. Add in some whole berries and stir. Put over pancakes and enjoy. This makes about 12 small pancakes. I ate 4.


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Thanks Diane I will have to try that. I have wanted to try the mashed cauliflower. I made it once before but did not make them right and was not to pleased with the outcome....will give another try.


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Yes the pork stir fry is from his book.

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So far this year, I have made cauliflower "mash potatoes" which were great. I'll try to recreate the recipe below:

1.Chop up a head of FRESH cauliflower, removing stems.
2. Steam the cauliflower for about 25 minutes.
3. Place the steamed cauliflower in a mixing bowl and mash by hand.
4. Add sourcream, butter, cheese, salt, pepper. (I didn't measure, just went by taste). You could also add garlic, part of a dry Ranch packet or anything else you like in your "mash potatoes."
5. Serve hot and enjoy! Tastes great the next day too!

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Like I have said before I really love Jorge's mac and cheese recipe but the only thing I dont really like is the amount of grease that I seem to drain off of it after I heat it back up. Could be the cheese or butter....I always think how healthy can that be.


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Is the pork stir fry from his book? Carol I really want to try that cake...I am just afraid I might eat the whole thing...lol


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Oh, I just saw a picture of the chocolate cake and it's beautiful. It's made with black beans. Has anyone tried it yet? Thanks for the link, Diana!

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I will have to try that one some time. Tonight I made the pork stir fry, love that one!

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I made my favorite recipe out of Jorge's book today...mac and cheese it is so good and a comfort food as well. I like to add a little tuna fish to it to make it like tuna casserole. Yum!


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Here is another recipe from Healthy indulgences....if you love oatmeal you just might like this recipe. You might just want to check out her blog she has a lot of recipes that are low carb,SF and even gluten free.
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Here is a recipe to try for all you chocolate lovers. It is from a blogger I follow and I heard it got great reviews. healthyindulgences.blogspot.com/2009
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I will have to give them a try. I went to the low carb store yesterday and bought the sweetener for them. I also bought some low carb no sugar mini cheese cakes and they are so good. But the sweetener gave me a little upset stomach so I wont be eating those very often.


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I haven't tried them but the people that have on his facebook page said they are great. Let us know if you make them how they are.

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Has anyone tried the brownie recipe from his book? I was looking at them the other day and thought about trying them.


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Hey BFC team....this year I am going to challenge you to please post your recipes. It can be new, old or something you just put together yourself. I just got some new cookware for Christmas and I want to be able to use them. I have never been one to cook alot. They use to call me queen of the frozen meal. But since starting the BFC I have not touched a frozen meal. But to be honest I eat alot of the same old things day in and day out. So I am hoping to get some new ideas and recipes....Please share!


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