Creamed Cabbage with Ginger and Chilies

Creamed Cabbage with Ginger and Chilies

Creamed Cabbage with Ginger and Chilies

Serves:10

Effort:Average

Ingredients:

6Quarter-size pieces crystallized ginge

6 dried small hot red chilies

2 large heads savoy cabbage (about 3 pounds total), thinly sliced crosswise

1 1/2 cups whipping cream

3  tablespoons butter

1tablespoon white wine vinegar

2 tablespoons grated orange peel (optional)

1 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

How to Prepare:

Combine ginger and chilies in medium metal bowl. Pour enough boiling water over to cover. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup soaking liguid. Transfer ginger, chilies and reserved soaking liquid to blender. Puree until smooth. Cook cabbage in large pot of boiling salted water 2 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water until cool. Drain well. Boil whipping cream, butter, and vinegar in large pot until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Mix in chili puree. Add cabbage and orange peel; toss until heated through. Mix in basil. Season with salt and pepper.

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.

Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole

Serves:4

CarbsPerServing:26 total carbs, subtract 13 grams of fiber = 3.1 carbs

Prep Time:5-10 minutes

Effort:Average

Ingredients:

1 7 ounce can of mushrooms, drained, 1 10 ounce package broccoli, 2 eggs beaten, 1/2 cup Dukes mayonaise, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to taste

How to Prepare:

cook broccoli according to package directions, remember to salt water. Drain broccoli well, I drain on paper towels after drainging in colander. Mix broccoli, beaten eggs, drained mushrooms, Dukes and shredded cheese. Pour into greased casserole dish or pie plate, bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes

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.

Eggplant Parmesan Pizza Thingies

Eggplant Parmesan Pizza Thingies

Eggplant Parmesan Pizza Thingies

Serves:1

Prep Time:1 hour

Effort:Average

Ingredients:

eggplant, sliced in 1/2″ thick slices

egg

heavy cream

parmesan cheese

spaghetti/marinara sauce

shredded italian blend cheese, or mozzarella

How to Prepare:

I didn’t put any measurements on the ingredients because it just depends on how much eggplant you’re fixing. I usually just do one eggplant at a time, which makes two meals for me – I usually get about 10 slices out of one of them.After you slice the eggplant, salt it and put it between paper towels to absorb the bitter juices. Let it sit like this for about an hour. Blot off the juices. Then beat your egg, and mix it with the heavy cream. For one eggplant, I use 1 egg, and about 1/4 cup of cream. Heat some oil for frying in a skillet. Put some parmesan cheese in a small bowl. Dip the eggplant first in the egg/cream mixture, then in the parmesan cheese, then put it into the heated oil. You’ll want to use a medium temperature, maybe a little less than medium, or else your parmesan cheese will get browned/burned before the eggplant is cooked.After you’ve fried all the eggplant pieces, and drained them on paper towels to soak up the excess grease, place the individual slices on a cookie sheet. Top them with a scant spoonful of spaghetti sauce (this is where the “bad carbs” are, so go as lightly as you can, unless you’re using lowcarb spaghetti sauce), and then the shredded cheese. Stick the pan under the broiler in your oven just until the cheese is melted and I like mine a little browned.

Shoe string

Shoe string

Shoe string

CarbsPerServing:depends

Prep Time:not too long

Effort:Average

Ingredients:

shredded cabbage. (I prefer the angel hair kind – packaged in the produce aisle.)Oil for deep frying

How to Prepare:

Deep fry cabbage until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Salt to taste. Makes a good substitute for shoe string potatoes. Nice on top of a steak!

Cauliflower Bake

Cauliflower Bake

Cauliflower Bake

Serves:4,10,10

CarbsPerServing:6

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

1lb bag frozen cauliflower

1/2 cup diced onion

1 cup diced mushrooms

2T butter

1/4 cup cream

1/4 cup mayo

1/2 cup cheddar cheese

How to Prepare:

Take a bag of frozen cauliflower and cook as the package directs. Drain very well and give it a rough chop. Saute mushrooms and onion in butter until soft. Mix remaining ingredients and stir everything together. Bake covered at 350f, for 25 minutes, then uncover and let cook another 10 minutes or until browned.