Chinese Stir-Fried Greens

Chinese Stir-Fried Greens

Chinese Stir-Fried Greens

CarbsPerServing:no counts provided

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

Any green leafy vegetable (spinach, cabbage, nappa cabbage, kale, swiss chard, etc.) about 1 lb.

3-4 cloves garlichot red chile (optional)

oil

salt

MSG

How to Prepare:

Chop the vegetable in large pices, wash in a large bowl, drain water. Cut garlic into large pieces. Cut red chile on diagonal, one or two slices is okay if the chile is very hot. Heat about 3 T. oil in wok until hot. Swirl the oil around with spatula. Add garlic and chile. Add about 1/2 t. salt. Stir briefly with spatula, don’t let garlic brown. Throw in the vegetables. Stir briefly. Add more salt to taste, probably another 1/4-1/2 teaspoon. Add about 1/4 teaspoon MSG. Stir some more. If it is a very watery vegetable like Spinach you won’t need to add any water. Other vegetables need some water. If it needs water add 1/4-1/2 cup. Tender, watery vegetables only need 1-2 minutes to cook, others like cabbage or kale may need up to 5 minutes, it also depends on how soft or crunchy you like them. Transfer to serving dish and eat immediately. Eat the garlic, too, it’s yummy.

NOTE: I live in Taiwan and have tried to copy the fabulous taste of the vegetables here to no avail. My friend finally taught me the exact method and it’s very important to follow this process as closely as possible. And unfortunately, the secret to the fabulous taste is MSG. You can leave out the MSG, of course, but be warned that your dish won’t have a fraction of the flavor. And as a side note, if you can ever find a vegetable that in Chinese is called “Dragon Beard Vegetable” snatch it up, or grow it yourself, it’s the best tasting green I’ve ever had.

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.

Yum Yum Mashed Potatoes

Yum Yum Mashed Potatoes

Yum Yum Mashed Potatoes

CarbsPerServing:17 total recipe

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower

1/4 cup almond meal

1/4 stick butter

1/4 cup heavy cream

salt and pepper to taste

How to Prepare:

steam the cauliflour till reasonably soft mash with a potato masher or ricer add the almond flour add the butter add the cream and water if a thiner mixture is desired add salt and pepper desired place contents in a food processor if you desire a creamier mash *****(this mixture can be diluted with more  cream, water or chicken broth for a good mock potato soup)add a cube of ementhaller , chedder or whatever cheese you like to bowl before pouring hot mock soup and top with fresh cracked pepper mmmmmmmm

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.

Twice Baked Turnips

Twice Baked Turnips

Twice Baked Turnips

CarbsPerServing:33 total recipe

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

4 medium turnips

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup heavy cream

4 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese — (or so), or 3 oz cream cheese

How to Prepare:

Preheat oven to 350f. Cut the stem end off each turnip and rub with oil. Wrap each tightly in foil and roast for 1 hour or until soft. Carefully scoop out most of the insides, leaving the ‘shell’ intact. Beat the insides w/remaining ingredients until smooth. Put back in shells and bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until nicely browned on top(place in a small baking dish for best results -so they are touching).(Too carby? Instead of cutting off the stem end, just cut in 1/2 across the equator and follow same directions -you get 8 – 1/2 turnip servings instead of 4!)

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.

Turnips Au Gratin

Turnips Au Gratin

Turnips Au Gratin

CarbsPerServing:41 total recipe

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

4 turnips — washed peeled and thinly sliced

1 Small onion — thinly sliced

2 tablespoons Olive Oil — (2 to 3)

1 Cup grated cheddar cheese Salt to taste

How to Prepare:

Place turnips and oil in skillet and saute until tender. Add onion and continue to saute until some are golden. Remove from stove and place turnips and onion into a baking dish. Add cheese over the top of the turnips and onion and bake at 350 til chees e is melted.

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.

Summer Squash casserole

Summer Squash casserole

Summer Squash Casserole

CarbsPerServing:6 total recipe

excluding squash

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

4 medium yellow squash — sliced

1/4 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup grated cheddar cheese — divided

1 teaspoon paprika

1 egg yolk — beaten

1 tablespoon chives — chopped

4 slices bacon — fried crisp

1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Prepare:

Simmer squash, covered, in 1/4 c. water until tender. Drain well.In a saucepan,combine sour cream,butter,1/2 c.cheese,salt and paprika.Stir over low heat until cheese is melted.Remove from heat and add egg yolk, chives,and bacon. Add squash.Place in buttered dish and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 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.