Friday, February 22, 2008

Low Carb Chili

Low-carb chili ingredients:

1lb. ground beef
1 med. onion
1 14.5oz can of dice tomatoes (watch the carbs on the label)
1 14.5oz can of tomatoes sauce
½ a cup of banana peppers with juice or 1 med green pepper or hot pepper of your choice
Chili power to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

Dice the onion and saute it until tender, place aside. Cook ground meat and drain off all fat,
adding the meat to the onions. Dice peppers up and add to onion and meat mixture. Return the pepper, onion, meat mixture back to the heat and add 3 tablespoons of chili power and cook. (If using banana peppers pour the juice into the meat mix) Add both cans of tomatoes and add more chili power to suit your taste. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook over med-low heat for 30 minutes or until desired taste and thickness is reached.

Enjoy this low carb chili by itself with just a spoon of sour cream or add it to other low carb foods like a hot dog or hamburger with your favorite cheese!!

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Low Carb - Creamy Cauliflower with Chipotle Recipe

Low Carb Creamy Cauliflower with Chipotle

1 small whole garlic bulb
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 head cauliflower cut into florets
8 oz cream cheese
3 Tbsp cream
1 Tsp minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Preheat oven to 425

Cut off pointed end of garlic bulb. Place garlic on heavy duty foil and drizzle with olive oil. Bake 30 minutes and cool. Squeeze pulp from garlic into large bowl and set aside.

Meanwhile, arrange florets in steamer basket inside Dutch oven with 1 to 11/2 cups water (do not immerse steamer in water). Steam cauliflower, covered over high for 15 minutes or until very tender.

Place cauliflower in bowl with garlic; stir in cream cheese, cream and peppers until combined. Process with hand blender until smooth, season the low carb cauliflower with salt and pepper to taste and serve!

I love living low carb!

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