¼ c. maple syrup
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. Minced garlic
¼ tsp. Ground ginger
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 salmon fillets (1 lb.)
1 Tbsp. Oil
Mix first 5 ingredients. Refrigerate syrup mixture for 30 minutes.
Brush fish with oil. Heat skillet to medium-high heat. Place fish in skillet; cook 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, turning and brushing occasionally with syrup mixture.
With today being National Cheese Day, I will share this recipe that I whip up once in a while: Chili Cheese Pie. This is something I make when I want something cheesy and greasy. Combine an equal amount of ground beef and chirizo, brown it, add green pepper and onion. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne for a kick. Add diced chilis and cilantro. Place in a baking dish
and cover with a thick layer of cheddar cheese.
Then make a batter from flour, baking powder, just a little sugar, milk, egg, salt & pepper and pour on top of cheese.
Bake until crust is brown and it is warmed through. I usually bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. These pictures are the first time I used coconut flour in this recipe. Obviously I wasn’t paying attention as it got a little browner than it should have. But it was still delicious.
There are many ways to make a hamburger. I have made them in my Hershey’s Kiss silicone baking pan,
as cupcakes and of course free form in the skillet. I think one of my favorite burgers is this Peanut Butter Bacon Cheese Burger. I know it sounds sort of weird but it is amazing how the salty and sweet flavors work together. Enjoy!
1 lb. Ground beef
½ tsp. Onion powder
½ tsp. Garlic powder
1 tsp. Fresh ground pepper
½ tsp. Kosher salt
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
6 slices bacon
1 whole sliced tomatoes
4 lettuce leaves
1 c. peanut butter
1 tbsp. Maple syrup
1 ½ c. sharp cheddar cheese
Place the ground beef in a mixing bowl and, using your hands, combine gently with onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, salt, Worcestershire and cayenne.
Make beef into 4 patties. Ensure the patties are the same thickness on the edges as the middle. Place on a plate and cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
While burgers are chilling, cook bacon until crispy over medium heat in a skillet. The crunch adds a nice texture to the burger.
In same skillet, cook burgers to medium doneness or until the middle of the burger is 168 degrees F, about 4 min. on each side. Add cheese to each burger a minute or two before they are done.
While burgers are cooking, place peanut butter and maple syrup in a microwave safe bowl. Stir together and warm in microwave for about 25 seconds. Stir again. It should be slightly runny.
Remove burgers from skillet. Place bacon and peanut butter mix on burger.
To finish top with tomatoes and lettuce.
Here is a great recipe to celebrate National Walnut Day. We buy our walnuts at Costco as you can tell by the picture.
Spicy Cajun Walnuts
2 egg whites
1 tbsp. Water
2 tsp. Ground cayenne pepper
1 tsp. Dried parsley
1 tsp. Dried oregano
1 tsp. Dried basil
3 tsp. Garlic salt
2 tsp. Paprika
4 c. walnut halves (1 lb)
Preheat oven to 360 degrees F. Coat a large, shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, place egg whites, water, cayenne, herbs, garlic salt and paprika. Beat with a whisk until blended. Add walnuts and toss until evenly coated. Spread evenly in baking pan.
Bake in the preheated oven until nuts look dry and toasted, stirring once halfway through, 18-10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Store in airtight container.
For Shrimp Day, I will be sharing this great Shrimp Quesadilla with Remoulade Sauce from HomeMadeSimple.com. I did make a low carb wrap instead of using regular tortillas. Click this link to get the wrap recipe.
¾ lb. Shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
2 c. shredded pepper jack cheese
6-8 (6”) flour tortillas
Remoulade Dipping Sauce (recipe below)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Spray one side of the tortillas with cooking spray.
Toss shrimp with green onions, Cajun seasoning and cheese. Spread filling evenly among half of the tortillas, then top each with remaining tortillas. Press down lightly to flatten.
Bake 5 minutes on one side, flip and bake 5 minutes on the other side until cheese melts and quesadillas are golden brown and crisp. Let stand a few minutes, then cut into wedges. Serve with Remoulade Sauce for dipping.
Juice of ½ lemon
½ c. onion, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
¼ c. celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. Prepared horseradish
2 Tbsp. Mustard
1 Tbsp. Ketchup
1 Tbsp. Fresh parsley
¼ c. mayonnaise
¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
Black pepper to taste
Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until almost smooth. Season with black pepper and chill until ready to serve.
The cooler weather is here (we are only getting to 65 degrees Fahrenheit in Southern California – HaHa ) which means it is a great time for some chili. This Squash Chili is a great vegetatian recipe. Enjoy!
2 tsp. Olive or vegetable oil
1 yellow onion, peeled & chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled & finely chopped
3 c. diced butternut squash
2 to 4 Tbsp. Chili powder
½ tsp. Dried oregano
1 to 2 tsp. Ground cumin
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
¼ to ½ tsp. Cayenne
¼ c. water
16 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
2 16-oz cans dark red kidney beans,drained & rinsed
2 28-oz cans diced tomatoes
2 small zucchini, chopped
Put a large pot on the stove and turn the heat to medium. Let the pot heat for a minute and when it’s hot add the oil. Add the onion, garlic, butternut squash, chili powder, oregano, cumin, red pepper flakes and cayenne. Cook on low heat until the onion is very soft, about 20 minutes. Stir from time to time, if it looks dry, add the water.
Add the beans and tomatoes, cover the pot and cook, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes. Add the zucchini and cook, uncovered,for 30 more minutes. Set aside to cool.
It is so simple to make a Ketogenic Breakfast. All you need is some sausage or bacon and eggs. Then you can make some zucchini hash browns which is a great substitute for the traditional potato hash browns. Just place the fried eggs on the top of the hash browns to get the ooey gooey yolk running over the hash browns. We fried up sausage links and served with our Keto Ketchup. Below is the recipe for Zucchini Hash Browns. Enjoy!
4 c. shredded zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini)
2 tsp. Fine sea salt
1 large egg, beaten
¾ c. grated Parmesan cheese (about 1 oz)
2 Tbsp. Chopped green onion
½ tsp. Cayenne pepper
¼ c. coconut oil or bacon fat, for frying
Place the zucchini in a medium-sized bowl and toss with the salt, Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Squeeze out any moisture and discard the liquid.
Add the egg, Parmesan, green onion and cayenne. Mix well to combine.
Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Using your hands, form the zucchini mixture into 4 cakes about 2 ½ inches in diameter and ½ inch thick. Place in the hot pan and fry for about 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Remove and place on a cooling rack (if you place them on a paper towel they will get soggy).
Recipe from “the ketogenic cookbook” (sic) by Jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich
This year Super Bowl XLVII (47 for those of you that don’t like Roman numerals) is being held in New Orleans. The San Francisco 49ers will be playing the Baltimore Ravens. I won’t be watching the game but can someone tell me if the coin toss is heads or tails (if I get it right, I get a free Papa John’s pizza – I picked tails). I guess I’m rooting for the 49ers since I live in California. CBS will be televising the game which starts at 6:00 pm ET (Eastern Time) which will be 3:00 pm here on the west coast. That means you still have time to make a tasty snack for the game. I think you will enjoy the following recipe.
Sweet & Spicy Nuts
1 egg white
1 tbsp water
2 tbsp sugar substitute
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups mixed nuts (pecans, almonds, walnuts)
Heat oven to 275 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Mix egg whites, water, sugar substitute, and spices in a bowl. Add nuts and mix until evenly coated.
Spread nuts in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake 50 minutes until golden brown. Let cool until you can remove them from the foil and break them up into a bowl.