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Pan grilled bratwurst and steamed cabbage

12 Dec

I covered the bratwurst with water and simmered for 10 minutes. Then I drained the water and added a little olive oil, and sautéed the sausages until they were brown but not bursting. I poured the fat into a disposable hot drinks cup.

Sliced up the cabbage, and poured a little of the sausage fat into it, dusted with salt and pepper and a few tablespoons of water, covered with Saran wrap and microwaved for four minutes. Dinner! IMG_0130-1.JPG

Taco bake and green beans with bacon

29 Nov

Taco meat topped with retried beans and covered in cheese, baked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, with a side of guacamole. Green beans, bacon, and chopped onions with fresh pepper, in a pressure cooker for 5 mins. Dinner!

Um. For two sleevers maybe. I couldn’t finish it. But very yummy!

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Roasted veggies and Italian sausage

28 Nov

Ended up roasting some delicata squash, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes and serving them with Italian sausage cut into bites, and dusted with Cajun seasoning. Yum! IMG_0001.JPG

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Low carb cheese criso

10 Sep

Why oh why did I wait so long to try this no carb chip?! Sprinkle 1/4 c cheese on a small paper plate and microwave for 1 min. Let it cool and crisp up for 30-45 seconds and once it is crisp, enjoy your yummy, no carb snack with 110 calories, 6 gm fat and 7 gms of proteinIMG_2015-3.JPG

No carb cheese crisps

10 Sep

Why oh why did I wait so long to try this no carb chip?! Sprinkle 1/4 c cheese on a small paper plate and microwave for 1 min. Let it cool and crisp up for 30-45 seconds and once it is crisp, enjoy your yummy, no carb snack with 110 calories, 6 gm fat and 7 gms of protein. IMG_2015.JPG

No carb Cheese crisps

10 Sep

Why oh why did I wait so long to try this no carb chip?! Sprinkle 1/4 c cheese on a small paper plate and microwave for 1 min. Let it cool and crisp up for 30-45 seconds and once it is crisp, enjoy your yummy, no carb snack with 110 calories, 6 gm fat and 7 gms of protein. IMG_2015.JPG

Cheese Crisp

10 Sep

Why oh why did I wait so long to try this no carb chip?! Sprinkle 1/4 c cheese on a small paper plate and microwave for 1 min. Let it cool and crisp up for 30-45 seconds and once it is crisp, enjoy your yummy, no carb snack with 110 calories, 6 gm fat and 7 gms of protein. IMG_2015.JPG

Menu for this week

14 Apr

Low Carb High protein sausage and Kale www.sleevers.wordpress.comLow Carb High Protein Oven baked tandoori chicken www.sleevers.wordpress.combacon-wrapped chicken www.sleevers.wordpress.com

 

Typically, I make  3-4 different meats and 2-3 vegetables on Saturday, and that, combined with a couple of meals out feeds us well all week. This weekend, we were out of town and I was tired when we got back late Sunday afternoon. So I’m in what I call “bachelor cooking” mode, which involves some pre-made spice mixes and sauces. Still starting with fresh vegetables and meat, so all is not lost, but the meals are easier to fix. So here’s what we are having this week, and I’ll update the names below with recipe links as I post the recipes.

 

1. Quick Sausage and Kale

2. Tandoori Chicken

3. Bacon-wrapped chicken

4. Crockpot Beef & Broccoli

5. Split pea soup with extra ham

6. Roasted asparagus

7. Ready mixed Kale salad

Quick meal idea: Low carb pressure cooker sausage and kale

13 Apr

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Got home after a lovely weekend with my son. So happy, but also very tired and I didn’t want to make anything elaborate. This is a quick standby at our house. I always have some chicken sausage in the freezer. We typically get Aidell’s sausage in different flavors from Costco.

My two favorites are either sausage with Kale, or sausage with green beans. You put the veggies in the bottom of your pressure cooker, top with the sausage. Seal and cook under high pressure for 6 minutes.

Dinner is served. Yup, it’s just that simple.

Meal Ideas: 2 ingredients Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

8 Apr

Low Carb High Protein Corned Beef and Cabbage www.sleevers.wordpress.com

So here’s another simple meal idea that requires virtually no prep. If you don’t have a pressure cooker you can do this in a crockpot. If you’re considering a pressure cooker, I can highly recommend looking for a small multi-pot instead. I have three in different sizes that pressure cook, serve as crockpots, and rice cookers. One appliance that does all that sure saves some space on the counter.

Ingredients (which are so simple I’m embarrassed to list them)

  • 2 lb package of corned beef from the grocery store. I bought a small 2 lb flat cut brisket of uncooked corned beef
  • 1/2 head of cabbage

Method

For the electric pressure cooker

  1. Place corned beef in pressure cooker fat side up so you still have some fat left on your meat. Meat fat = good thing.
  2. Your corned beef will have come with a spice packet. Open and empty spice packet into the pot. Add enough water to come up a little less than half way to covering the meat.
  3. Cook on high for 1 hour and reduce pressure when done. Carefully take out the corned beef and place on a cutting board.
  4. Meanwhile cut the cabbage into large chunks and place into the water left from cooking the corned beef. Cook on high pressure for 2 minutes. When done, release the pressure so it doesn’t overcook.
  5. Slice the corned beef against the grain and serve.

For the Crockpot

  1. Place corned beef in crockpot fat side up so you still have some fat left on your meat. Meat fat = good thing.
  2. Your corned beef will have come with a spice packet. Open and empty spice packet into the pot. Add enough water to come up a little less than half way to covering the meat.
  3. Cook on high 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours. when you have about an hour left, put in the chopped cabbage and let it all cook together again.
  4. Carefully take out the corned beef and place on a cutting board. Slice the corned beef against the grain and serve.

Low Carb High Protein Corned Beef and Cabbage www.sleevers.wordpress.com

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