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Italian Style Broccoli Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, diced
4 or 5 button mushrooms, brushed clean and thinly sliced
1 or 2 tomatoes, diced
1 head broccoli, cut into small flowerets, with stems peeled and thinly sliced

Instructions:

Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat.

Add broccoli and cook until bright green but not completely tender, about 3 minutes. Plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process and preserve the bright color.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and cook, stirring, 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes and stir well. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes.

Remove cover and stir in broccoli. Simmer, uncovered, 2-3 minutes. Serve hot, makes 4 servings.


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Greek Mushroom Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh oregano
1/4 cup water
10 seeded black olives
7 oz feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup sliced mushrooms

Instructions:

Heat oil in wok, stir-fry onion and garlic until onion is soft.

Add mushrooms to wok. Add two tablespoons of the oregano, and water. Stir until sauce boils.

Combine mushroom mixture in large bowl with olives, & cheese

Serves 4.


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Nicolise Recipe

Ingredients:
1/3 head cauliflower
1 bag (1 pound) frozen, crosscut green beans, thawed but not cooked
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/4 medium, red onion, diced
8-10 olives, sliced
1/2 to 3/4 cup vinaigrette dressing
Lettuce (to line the plate)
3 cans (6 ounces each) tuna, drained
6 hard boiled eggs, sliced

Instructions:

Slice your cauliflower quite thin. Put it in a microwave-safe bowl with about 1 tablespoon of water, cover, and cook it for 4 to 5 minutes (just tender)

Combine the green beans, garlic, parsley, onion and olives in a good-size bowl. When the cauliflower is done, add that as well, and pour 1/2 cup of dressing over the whole thing.

Stir well, and stick it in the fridge. Let it marinate for several hours to a day, stirring now and then.

When ready to eat, put a few lettuce leaves on each plate and spoon a mound of the marinated mixture on top. Put the tuna on top and in the middle and surround it with slices of hard boiled egg. Garnish it with olives and drizzle more dressing on top.

Serves 6.


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“Potato” Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
1 medium head cauliflower
2 tablespoon chopped onion
32 oz chicken broth
2 slices crisp bacon
3 tablespoon chopped chives
3 oz shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup or more of light cream
2 tablespoon butter
Salt & pepper

Instructions:

Steam cauliflower til tender. Drain, place in baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper and broil til golden brown. Heat little oil and saute onions til soft but not brown. Add cauliflower, broth and simmer til very tender. Puree half mixture in blender and return to pot. Add cheese, bacon, cream and chives and stir til cheese melted. Add butter, stir til melted and serve

4 carbs per serving. 4 servings.

Quick Bread Recipe

Ingredients:
¾ cup whey protein — vanilla or unflavored (check on carbs)
2 Tablespoons “Just Whites” (dried egg whites)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 packet Stevia
1 pinch salt
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a Pyrex loaf pan and set aside.

Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl. Mix all liquid ingredients in large bowl; then add dry ingredients and mix with hand mixer for one minute. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.

This quick bread has a texture reminiscent of angel food cake. You can add sweetener and cinnamon to make a cinnamon loaf.


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Sweet Pickles Recipe

Ingredients:
1  1/2 cups cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, sliced in half
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon mustard seed
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 cup white or red onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tsp powdered stevia blend

Instructions:

Place sliced cucumbers in a quart-sized glass jar and set aside.

In a saucepan, add turmeric, mustard seed, celery seed and stevia to the water. Stir and bring to a boil.

Stir in onions and boil for 2 minutes.

Stir in vinegar and cook one minute more.

Pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers and garlic. Push down cucumbers to make sure all are covered with the liquid.

Allow to cool, then cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving.


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Low Carb Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:
8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
4 large Eggs
1 cup Ground Pork Rinds
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
2 cups Shredded Italian Cheese
1/2 tablespoon Italian Spices
1/2 tablespoon Garlic Powder
S ugar-free pasta sauce

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425. Mix cream cheese, eggs, seasonings, and Italian cheese, mix well. Add ground pork rinds last. This will be a very thick mixture.

Now plop this mixture onto a Pam-sprayed pizza pan, cover with plastic wrap and roll out to edges.

Bake the crust for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and let stand 10 minutes.

Top with the lowest carb (sugar free) pizza sauce you can find, mozzarella cheese and favorite toppings, bake again until bubbly. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Serves 8, 1 gram per serving.


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Use of Pork Rinds Recipes

Ingredients:
3 oz or 80 gram = 1 cup of pork rind flour or pork rind bread crumbs

Bread crumbs

Crumble pork rinds until they resemble bread crumbs. You can use a food processor, or crush with a rolling pin in a zippered bag.

Flour

Using a blender or food processor, grind pork rinds into a fine flour or brown sugar-like substance by placing one pork rind at a time in blender or food processor and grinding it.

Toppings Recipes using Pork Rinds

Use pork skins for breading since they are light and puffy.

For baking or broiling just roll the meat in the crumbs.

For a casserole topping just sprinkle on top of the dish you are preparing.

Spicey Breading

1 – 6 ounce bag of Pork rinds
2 tablespoon Mrs Dash Seasoning Blend (no salt) = one tablespoon per cup of crumbs

Process pork rinds in food processor (or crush with a rolling pin in a zippered bag). If processed, pour into plastic zipper bag. Add 2 tablespoon Mrs Dash (or your favorite seasoning to taste). Shake bag to distribute seasoning.

Note: If you wish to make a large batch, 5 bags of pork rinds, processed, uses one entire bottle of Mrs. Dash (roughly 8 Tbsp).

Use with chicken, fish, shrimp, mozzarella sticks or other items which take to breading.

2 Cups: Carbohydrates: 4 g (with any seasoning that has fructose = 6 g)


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Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

Ingredients:
Chicken (cooked yourself or canned)
Cilantro
Diced Onions
Favorite shredded cheese
Mexican Spices

Instructions:

Cut chicken into any size you prefer. Mix the chicken with cilantro, diced onions, spices and a good amount of your favorite shredded cheese.

Spread out in a pan to bake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 375.

Serve and eat with sour cream or guacamole.

Leave in or take out what you like or don’t like but it’s really good.


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Garlic Mashed “Potatoes”

Ingredients:
1 medium head cauliflower
1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions:

Boil water over high heat.

Cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in the boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done.

Drain well; do not let the cauliflower cool but pat it very dry between several layers of paper towels.

Use a food processor on pulse and add the hot cauliflower, cream cheese, parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.

Serve hot with pats of butter.


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