Men Like It Salad (And Women Too!)

Men Like It Salad (And Women Too!)

Men Like It Salad (And Women Too!)    

CarbsPerServing:21g total

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

8 ounces cream cheese

1 cup diced celery

pineapple1 pkg.lime gelatin

1 pinch salt

½ cup chopped pecans

1 small can crushed

1 ¾ cup hot water

How to Prepare:

Mash cream cheese. Blend in pineapple. Add nuts and celery. Dissolve gelatin in water. Cool. Mix with cream cheese mixture. Pour into mold or pan. Chill.

NOTES : Counts for crushed pineapple and lime gelatin not included in totals

NOTE. Most Ingredients in these recipes can be bought in good health food shops and grocery store. If you have trouble finding something, feel free to exchange, but keep track of the carbs.

Ropas Viejas

Ropas Viejas

Ropas Viejas     

Serves:4

CarbsPerServing:See note

Prep Time:5 hours

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

3-4 lb beef roast, cut up

1 med   onion, sliced (10g)

1/2 red bell pepper, sliced(4g)

1 sm. can tomato paste (60g)***SEE NOTE BELOW***

1 can beef broth

1 tsp sweetener (1g)

2 DASHES Cinnamon

2-3 tsp cumin     (1g)

Salt/Pepper to taste oil or lard

How to Prepare:                                              

***FIRST!! Don’t panic about the number of carbs! MOST of them will remain in the crockpot in the sauce. Get out your crock pot and heat it. Prepare the tomato paste by mixing well with a small amount of water to tomato sauce consistency. In a large skillet, heat the oil or lard, brown the meat. Place the meat, onion, bell pepper, tomato paste and seasonings in the crockpot. Cook until the meat is fork tender (usually about 4-5 hours). Remove from sauce w/a slotted spoon, making sure to let as much of the sauce as possible drain. Place in a bowl or on a plate and pull to shreds with the back of a fork. Serve on a locarb tortilla or on a bed of lettuce. Side with pico di gallo, sour cream, if  you wish.

TOTAL RECIPE CARB COUNTS: 76g–remember, most is left in the crockpot! You may choose to  use         tomato SAUCE instead of paste for a carb count of 8.8g/HALF cup

NOTE. Most Ingredients in these recipes can be bought in good health food shops and grocery store. If you have trouble finding something, feel free to exchange, but keep track of the carbs.

Low Carb Version Waldorf Salad

Low Carb Version Waldorf Salad

Low Carb Version Waldorf Salad  

CarbsPerServing:90g total

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

2 cups jicama – peeled and cubed

2 tablespoons lemon juice

½ cup strawberries – cut into ¼s

½ cup celery – sliced

½ cup mayonnaise – more or less to taste2 packets splenda

3 tablespoons slivered  almonds

2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbled(optional)

4 cups romaine lettuce – shredded

How to Prepare:

Toss Jicama cubes with lemon juice and let sit 5 minutes. Mix in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate 30 minutes or more before serving. Divide lettuce among 4 plates and spoon ¼ of the salad over the top of each.

NOTE. Most Ingredients in these recipes can be bought in good health food shops and grocery store. If you have trouble finding something, feel free to exchange, but keep track of the carbs.

Lime and Cilantro Vinaigrette

Lime and Cilantro Vinaigrette

Lime and Cilantro Vinaigrette    

CarbsPerServing:7g total

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons lime juice

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¼ cup cilantro leaves, whole

1 clove garlic

1tablespoon egg substitute, liquid – (or 1 egg yolk)

2 teaspoons prepared mustard

½ cup oil

1 pinch salt

How to Prepare:

Put everything but half the cilantro and all of the oil in a blender. Process until smooth. With the blender running, slowly pour in the oil until it’s well blended. Chop the remaining cilantro very fine and stir into the dressing. The cilantro taste is very strong. Start with just 2T if you like. The vinaigrette is an excellent marinade for ribs or fish. If you like a stronger lime flavor(for marinades) add 1T lime zest to the blender as well.

NOTE. Most Ingredients in these recipes can be bought in good health food shops and grocery store. If you have trouble finding something, feel free to exchange, but keep track of the carbs.

Steak with Pate and Cheese

Steak with Pate and Cheese

Steak with Pate and Cheese      

Serves:2

CarbsPerServing:2-4 (depending on pate and cheese)

Prep Time:15 mins

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

2 x thinly sliced Beefsteak

1-2oz Ardennes or Brussels pateThinly-sliced Cheddar or other mild cheese

How to Prepare:

Fry the steak until it’s cooked as much as you want (I prefer well done) then remove from pan, spread a thin layer of pate over the cooked steak and top with cheese. Place under the grill until cheese bubbles. Yum. You can also fry some onion with the steak and put it between the pate and the cheese.

NOTE. Most Ingredients in these recipes can be bought in good health food shops and grocery store. If you have trouble finding something, feel free to exchange, but keep track of the carbs.