Friday, November 24, 2017

Instant Pot = Instant Success

Instant Pot = Instant Success?   How can that be? read on...

The 8 qt is on sale at amazon right now. This instant pot model is the one that also has the yogurt making feature. For those of you that are new to keto, this device is a pressure cooking crock pot. It has an incredible ability to cook meat from frozen and break down tougher cuts into fork tender version. I literally use mine 5 times a week. This is my number one keto gadget. a time saver, and adds convenience because you can make food anytime you like in larger quantity. it will hold it in 'warm' mode till its dinner time too.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Try These Super Crunchy Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries Gluten-Free and Low Carb

Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries
 (Low Carb, Gluten-free)
These gluten-free, low carb zucchini fries have a crispy parmesan coating. They're healthy and so easy to make. Only 5 ingredients!
Servings  Prep Time  Cook Time
4 servings  10 minutes 15 minutes
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line and lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise 4 times (to make eight long sticks from each squash). Then cut the sticks once crosswise, making 16 sticks from each squash, approximately 4 inches long and 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Prepare two shallow bowls - one with eggs and one with a mixture of grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and black pepper. Dip each squash stick in the egg, shake off the excess, then press into the parmesan mixture, coating all sides. (Use one hand for the egg and the other for the parmesan, to avoid getting too much egg in the parmesan which will make it clumpy.) Place on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer without touching.
  4. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, flipping the fries and rotating the pan halfway through, until golden and crispy.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries (Low Carb, Gluten-free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 693mg 29%
Potassium 279mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 56%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Net carbs per serving: 3g
*One serving is 8 zucchini fries, about 4" long each.

Servings  Prep Time  Cook Time
4 servings  10 minutes 15 minutes

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The 2.0 Technology, QR Codes Pave the Way. Single Serve? How Smart is Your Coffee Maker?

I get attached to things. I don't like change. So when an item which I use with regularity needs replacing I tend to freak out a little bit, especially when I find out that it is no longer available. That is what happened with my coffee machine this week. I had an old Breville, with all the bells and whistles.  I started searching and, long story short, there will be no new Breville; they do not make them anymore.

Moving on, I am also a little bit picky. I like a short, 4oz brew which I brew into my mug of steamed and frothed fat-free milk. So I am looking for a machine which allows me to select the ounces for my brew.I found that Keurig had my best options and was surprised to find more... first of all the Keurig K450 Brewing System, Black 2.0 brewing system is the first Keurig system that allows you to brew a piping hot 4-cup carafe with the same ease and convenience of brewing a single-serve cup  — all at the touch of a button.

The Keurig K450 Brewing System, Black brewer also features revolutionary Keurig 2.0 Brewing Technology, designed to read the lid of each K-Cup or K-Carafe pod to brew the perfect beverage every time. STOP. RIGHT. THERE. Read that one more time? It reads the top of the K-Cup's label for the QR code, and then what? It knows what you are making and how to proceed, automatically.

The brewer also features a large 70 ounce Water Reservoir, 2.4 inch color Touch Display, programmable clock, an auto brew option, and a strength control setting for brewing bolder coffee. There’s even a separate setting for hot cocoa and other specialty beverages like chais and mochas. So many choices. Just look for the Keurig logo on your favorite K-Cup pod and K-Carafe pod varieties. The Keurig 2.0 K400 brewing system also includes a Keurig Carafe and K-Cup and K-Carafe pods to get you started.

Anything else? oh yeah, I wasted a lot of time shopping at Bloomingdales, Williams-Sonoma and BBB only to fing that the best retailer for both price and availability was Amazon! Sure...Keurig K450 Brewing System, Black

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Game Meat Beckons - Moose or Deer? Alaska the Last Frontier Hunter's Feast Without the Hunt - Linda Maintanis

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Watching episodes of Alaska, the Last Frontier has had my mouth watering at the notion of moose meat for dinner. I can't help but be teased by the awesomeness of a game supper prepared with moose. Rumored to be the best tasting game meat that you can imagine, I just want it even more when I watch Atz and the other folks go off on a hunt. So each Sunday night, while watching my latest episode, I pick up my laptop and search for moose.

elk usa, moose, meat, deer, game, dinner, warwick, ri, alaska I learn that moose is just a very big deer. As is elk. Hmm, I have deer in my yard. Being a very self-sufficient type of gal I turn my reading towards deer; deer season, deer hunting and so on. I find that a snare might work best for me. This is how it would be, you set the snare, trap the animal, kill the animal (?), drain some blood, load it into the trunk of the car, then drive it to Johnston where the meat packer can butcher it, for a large fee. Let's rethink this.
I turn my search back online.

Googling "moose meat" leads me to a website that sells moose, elk, deer of all varieties. Elk USA. This is the general store of game meat, offering many gourmet cuts and breeds. Located in Colorado, Elk USA has exactly what I want, and none of the mess of getting it myself! I looked over the recipe page and placed my order accordingly.

Additionally, these recipes were found on the web.

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