Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Chicken Stir Fry using Broccoli Slaw - Low Carb Recipe

As I continue my quest to make this blog a hub for recipes that are tried and true favorite for my family, 
I am glad to be adding another recipe with peanut butter and chicken! :) 

This recipe packs a little bit of heat and a bit of an ethnic flavor due to the ground ginger. 
Depending on your palette you might like less or more of the ginger and or/red pepper flakes.  
In the end though, I hope you and yours enjoy this recipe!

Chicken Stir Fry - Low Carb Recipe

What you'll need:
6-7 chicken tenderloins OR 4 chicken breasts cut into 1/2 - 1 inch cubes
2 Tablespoons Bacon Grease
1 Tablespoon Ginger 
1/4 Cup & 2 Tablespoons Gluten Free Soy Sauce (Tamari)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tablespoon Swerve (or 3 packets Truvia)
1/2 Teaspoon xanthan gum
2 bags of broccoli slaw mix
Natural Peanut Butter to top it off! :) 

What you'll do: 

1) In a medium large pan over medium heat add bacon grease, chicken & ginger.

2) Once all sides of the chicken pieces have been browned, add the rest of the ingredients except the broccoli slaw. Stir well. 

3) Once the ingredients have been mixed well add the broccoli slaw and fold the other ingredients into it until mixed thoroughly. 

4) Simmer for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Serve warm and top with peanut butter if desired.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Chocolate Flaxseed Mini Donuts - Low Carb Recipe

No really, you make this with the right ingredients and you're money. 
The cocoa and the flax seed and the whey and the butter.. you're set. It's all low carb. That's right :). 
 My father in law has Type II diabetes and  is staying with us now, so I'm trying to make some "regular" food for him and the family to have low carb options. The first week he's been with us he said his blood sugar has come down since staying with us... and he said he thinks it's because of these muffins. ;0)

 This recipe was adapted from MariaMindBody's recipe

Chocolate Flax Seed Mini Donuts

What You'll Need:

1 cup flax seed meal
1/2 cup unflavored whey protein
1/4 cup Swerve (or 1/4 c Erythritol and 1 tsp stevia glycerite)

6 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp butter
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

- Add 2 Tablespoons chopped pecans
- Add 2 Tablespoons chopped dark chocolate

What You Do:

1) Mix all dry ingredients.

2) Melt butter in microwave

3) Add almond milk and vanilla, stir till mixed. 

4) Add melted butter and lightly beaten eggs. Mix well

5) Let sit for 5 minutes. 

6) Spray each donut mold with coconut oil.

7) Spoon batter carefully into mini donut tin, bake 20 - 23 minutes at 350 degrees. 

Serve warm or cool. 

I've found topping these with peanut butter makes them taste pretty awesome! I also found unsalted butter is tasty as a topping as well. Just throwing those options out there. :) As always, tailor to your diet needs. I do not add nutrition facts to my recipes because looking at the ingredients, etc. is always up to the consumer. :) 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Peanut Chicken - Thai Style - Low Carb & Keto Friendly Recipe

Woo! :) I'm glad to be back sharing a few recipes with you! We've had some major house projects as of late, and then, well, trying to sell our house, etc. Which is why I've been a bit off my cooking/baking game. Sorry for the crickets! ;) Lots of changes are still on the horizon but I hope I'll be snapping pics and sharing recipes with you so you can get your delicious eat on! ;D Yes.

Alright, so Pinterest - love the stuff! I tend to use that site more than Google these days. You get instant photos with descriptions and that's great when you're looking for foodie ideas in my book :). I love me some peanut butter and chicken, well um, anything :). Lets explore the low carb/keto options for this dish shall we? This recipe was inspired by RuledMe's Recipe I did not have all items on hand so I improvised and it came out smashingly good... there were NO leftovers. Case and point ;).

Peanut Chicken
Thai Style

Serves 3 - 5

What You Need:
- 8 chicken tenderloins cut into roughly 1 inch squares
- 1 bag of frozen broccoli
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 2 Garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tbspns Olive Oil
- 2 Tbspns Tamari Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbspn Lemon Juice
- 1 Tbspn Rice Vinegar
- 1/2 Tbspn Coconut Oil
- 1/2 Tbspn Erythritol
- 1 Tspn Macadamia Nut Oil (any oil would do here that fits your diet)
- 1/2 Tspn Xanthan Gum
- 1/4 Tspn Crushed Pepper
- 1/4 Tspn Coriander
- Salt and Pepper to taste

What You'll Do:
1) Over Medium heat, put olive oil in Medium sized pan and cook chicken until all sides are browned.
2) Meanwhile, put broccoli in microwave safe bowl, add 2 - 4 Tablespoons of water and cover. Place in microwave for 8 - 10 minutes until desired tenderness is achieved.
3) Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour over chicken. Let simmer for about 5 -7 minutes, or  until broccoli is ready.
4) Serve warm.

Something I will probably do next time is heat up the broccoli as I outlined here in the recipe, but will then mix it in with the chicken before serving.. Either way, its yummy, I just prefer most things to have a sauce on them. I'm kind of an otter, what can I say. :D

I hope you enjoy the recipe! Like I said, there were no leftovers at my house. This is a dangerous recipe ;).