Sunday, December 28, 2014

Pigs in a Blanket - Low Carb & Keto friendly Recipe

If you like beef and cheese these little guys are going to be your favorite! 
 Since they are bite size they are perfect for game day treats!

Pigs in a Blanket

What You'll Need: 

1 1/4 Cup Mozzerella Cheese
7 Tbsp Almond Flour
1 Tsp Onion Powder
1/8 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 Tsp Ground Mustard
1 Egg
30 - 45 Nathan's Cocktail hot dogs

What You'll Do: 

1) Melt Mozzarella cheese in the microwave for 2 minutes at 30% power.
2) Combine almond flour, onion powder, garlic powder & ground mustard in a bowl. 
3) Add the flour mix and egg to the melted cheese. Mix well. 
4) Press and fold the dough with a spatula until most of the ingredients are combined. 
5) Reheat for another 10 seconds, then press and fold dough until its all mostly one color. 
6) Reheat mixture for another 10 seconds. 
7) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
8) On a piece of greased (I use a stick of butter here) parchment paper, roll or spread out the dough with a spatula into the shape of a large rectangle. 
8) With a pizza cutter cut about 1 inch by 2 inch rectangles into the dough..
9) Place a cocktail hot dog on the 1 inch edge of the small rectangle you just made. Roll the dough around the hot dog. Repeat until all the dough has been used. 
10) Place in the oven to bake for 15 - 17 minutes. You know when they are ready because the dough will be lightly browned. 

I served these as  a side with chili! 
This batch makes a bunch so there were a few to snack on later.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Low Carb Breakfast Pizza...'s REAL!

My husband loves the breakfast pizza from Casey's General Store in Iowa. Whenever we visit my mom makes sure to order at least one :) . After coming across an amazing low carb dough recipe from uplateanyways, I knew it was the perfect base to springboard from and make this pizza for my hubby. I'm kind of elated to report I put together a recipe that hit the spot for him and now its time to share it here with you. Alright, let's get to it!

Low Carb Breakfast Pizza
Serves 3 - 4
Pin for later here.

What You Need: 
- Large Pan
- Parchment Paper
- Stick of Butter to grease parchment paper and glaze dough
- 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese
- 7 Tablespoons Almond Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Mustard
- Dash Garlic Powder
- 4 oz Ground Turkey Sausage 
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Slice Bacon Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese
salt and pepper to taste

What You'll Do: 

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2) Melt 1 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese in microwave for 2 minutes at 30% power. 

3) Combine almond flour, onion powder, ground mustard, garlic powder and 1 egg. Mix well.

4) Add the mix to the melted mozzarella and mix well. Folding the cheese over itself seems to really help work this batter up! Mix with your hands if you want here - get into it! :)

5) Once the mixture is combined, place mixture back in the microwave, reheat for 10 seconds. Mix again until the mix is mostly one color.

6) Size up a piece of parchment paper to fit the pan you'll be using. Take a stick of butter and grease the parchment paper. Set butter aside.

7) Roll dough out on parchment paper with your hands or spatula into a circle.

8) Place in oven for 7 minutes.

9) While the crust is baking, in a medium sized pan break up the sausage, put in bacon pieces to cook as well. Remove from heat once all pieces are browned.

10) Now whisk the 3 remaining eggs and scramble them over low medium heat in  a small pan. Pay close attention to the eggs so they stay fluffy. Remove from heat just before they are done.

11) After 7 minutes, pull crust from the oven, take the stick of butter and glaze the top. 

12) Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheddar cheese across the entirety of the crust. Now add the eggs and meat, spreading them sporadically across the crust. Add the remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese to the top, as well as the 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Salt and Pepper to taste.

13) Place back in the oven for 5 more minutes until the cheese has melted.

14) Slice and serve warm!

If you try this I would *love* to know! I'm very excited to share it as I've been hoping to for some time but wanted to get it "just right". I hope it paid off! Please feel free to leave comments below! 

Thank you and enjoy!