Saturday, October 18, 2014

Creamy White "chili" (Reba's Recipe)

Creamy White Chili

Ingredients:
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins, cut into small pieces
1 medium onion chopped
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans chopped green chilies (I only used one...these are the little 4 oz cans)
1 can chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions:
In a large saucepan, saute the chicken, garlic powder, and chopped onion in the oil until the chicken is no longer pink.
Add the beans, broth, chilies, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer on the stove, uncovered for 30 minutes.
If you would rather make this with a crockpot, saute the chicken with the garlic powder and onion then put all of the ingredients in the crockpot on high for an hour, then lower to low for several hours. Unless you are behind schedule like me, then it is for an hour and a half or so...
Remove from heat. Add sour cream and heavy whipping cream.
Stir.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer (yellow) Squash "Casserole"


Summer Squash (yellow) Casserole

2 yellow summer squash, sliced
1 small onion, chopped

8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 

1 tsp 

In a large frying pan, saute the squash, onions and garlic in olive oil until tender.  In a separate bowl combine eggs, mayo, heavy cream and seasonings and mix together.  Spray an 9x9 casserole (or whatever size you like) with oil, then put 1/3 of the egg mixture on the bottom.  Add 1 layer using half the squash spread out over it.  Pour half of remaining egg mixture over squash, sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese over that.  Layer the rest of the squash over that, spread the rest of the egg mixture over that.  Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and bake at 350ยบ 30-40 minutes or until set and the top is bubbly and starting to brown.

Mine may or may not have had a little more cheese than that.  Possibly pictures to follow.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Crock pot Salsa Chicken

Crockpot Salsa Chicken

4 Chicken Breasts

1 Cup Salsa
1 Package Taco Seasoning
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1/2 Cup Sour Cream

Add everything to Crock Pot (except Sour Cream). Cook on LOW for 6-8 Hours. Stir in Sour Cream at the end and serve over rice, with cheese and guacamole if you want.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Grain Free Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes

The recipe we made up tonight, that Hubs didn't mind eating and wasn't "offended" by the taste of:


2 eggs
1 1/2 TBSP coconut flour
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 tsp vanilla

couple shakes of salt

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Oatmeal Coconut Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies




 Oatmeal Coconut Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

½  cup butter
½ cup coconut oil
2 eggs
1 ½ cup coconut sugar, or swerve, or stevia blend...
1 tsp baking soda
½  tsp salt
1 ½  tsp vanilla

2  1/8  cup of oatmeal flour
scant ¼  cup coconut flour
2 C Ghirardelli's Bitter Sweet 60% Cacao Chocolate Chips (or whatever you use ;) )
handful (1/8-
¼ c?)  whole oats

Cream together first 6 ingredients.  Then mix in flours, then chocolate chips, then whole oats.
bake 350
°F for 10 minutes.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Somewhat Healthier Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies



Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies with Coconut Oil, Coconut Sugar & Oatmeal Flour

1 C. butter
1 C. coconut oil
2 C. coconut/palm sugar
1 C. brown sugar


4 eggs
1 TBSP vanilla
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

3 ¼ C. oatmeal flour (I grind up steal cut oats in blendtec for this)
1 ¼ C. cake/bread/regular flour

4 C. chocolate chips

Cream together butter, oils, sugars, eggs, vanilla (note the extra vanilla- we kind of love it here, so we use extra in most recipes!). Then mix in dry ingredients (flour, salt, soda) until it's all well blended.  Add the chocolate chips last- we've been using 60% cocoa ghirardelli chips.  They're "dark"- so if you don't like bitter sweet or slightly stronger than semi-sweet- you may of course use milk chocolate.

Spread into jelly roll pan and bake at 325° for 10 minutes.  While it's still in the oven raise temperature to 350° for 13 minutes.  If they're done enough in the middle for you at this point remove them and sit them on the stove (or wherever) to cool.  If not set enough in the middle add 2 more minutes, check again, add 2 more minutes, until they're set.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Slightly Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies :)

My Dball will eat these with all oatmeal flour, but Kupcake won't for some reason, so I'm compromising so everyone can/will eat them.  The white flour is bad for me (and everyone else?) but it's less than half the flour in these, so I figure it's better than nothing.


Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil, Coconut Sugar & Oatmeal Flour

1 ¼ C. oatmeal flour (I grind up steal cut oats in blendtec for this)
1 C. cake/bread/regular flour

½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
½ C. butter
½ C. coconut oil
1 C. coconut/palm sugar

½  C. brown sugar
2 C. chocolate chips

Cream together butter, oils, sugars, eggs, vanilla (note the extra vanilla- we kind of love it here, so we use extra in most recipes!). Then mix in dry ingredients (flour, salt, soda) until it's all well blended.Add the chocolate chips last- we've been using 60% cocoa ghirardelli chips.  They're "dark"- so if you don't like bitter sweet or slightly stronger than semi-sweet- you may of course use milk chocolate.

For traditional cookies, bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. We like our cookies soft here- we are not fans of Chip's Ahoy. For pan cookies we double this recipe and spread it in a jelly roll pan, bake at 325° for 10 minutes, then 350° for 13 minutes. B reckons you could just bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or so, but we didn't try that way. He baked them first for 10 minutes at 325°, then another 10 minutes at 350°. They weren't done yet so he added another 3 minutes.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mini Mexican Meatloaves

1½ lbs ground beef
chopped onion
1 can wm brand fire roasted Tex Mex diced tomatoes
2/3 c brown rice flour
1 TBSP garlic salt
2 TBSP cilantro
2 eggs
shredded or sliced cheese for the tops

Working on this right now.   Mixed all of the above together (except for cheese) and put in cupcake tins.  Baking at 375° for 35-45 mins.  I'll pull it out a few minutes before it's done and put cheese on top.