low carb · Low Carb Dish · Lunch · SeaFood

Bursting Tomatoes & Brown Butter Scallops

Ingredients:
1 lb large scallops (I get mine at Adlis frozen)
4 garlic cloves smashed and chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme chopped
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
4 tbsp butter
1/4 cup white cooking wine
2 cups cherry tomatoes
2 chives chopped
1 lemon zested
olive oil
1 box couscous 

Directions:
In large skillet heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Thaw scallops and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. When oil is hot add scallops and sear until browned about 2 minutes on each side. Remove scallops to plate.
In same skillet add 2  tbsp olive oil garlic, thyme and red pepper flakes. Cook until fragrant about 4 minutes. Add butter and stir until butter starts to brown about 2 minutes (you don’t want to burn your butter so make sure its not to hot) Then add in wine, tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are bursting and wine had reduced a little about 6 minutes. Add scallops back to pan and any juices on plat heat another 2 minutes.Cook couscous as directed. To serve place scallops and tomatoes with sauce on serving platter. Add couscous to plate and top with the scallops, tomatoes and juices. Then sprinkle with chives and lemon zest.  Enjoy! 

low carb · Low Carb Dish · Lunch · SeaFood

Lemon Butter Cod & Orzo Asparagus

You’ll need:
4 6-8 oz Cod Fillets can get frozen at Walmart
4 -6 tblsp almond flour
salt and pepper
2 lemons
2 garlic cloves minced
1 lb asparagus ends trimmed and chopped in thirds
1 cup uncooked orzo
2 3/4 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp lemon juice
I tbsp chopped fresh dill  

Directions:
In a cast iron skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Season cod all over with salt, pepper then sprinkle the almond flour evenly all over fillets. When oil is hot add cod and sear until golden brown about 3 minutes per side. Remove cod to plate lined with paper bowl to soak up any extra oil and so it doesn’t become soggy. Using same skillet sear butter and lemon sliced until the lemons are golden about 1 minutes per side. Add lemons to cod plate. Again with same skillet cook the garlic, asparagus and orzo until the galrilc is translucent and the orzo is toasted about 3 minutes. Then add in chicken stock and lemon juice and turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Cook stirring until orzo is al dente about 10 minutes. Place the cod and lemons back into skillet and cook until everything is warmed about 1 minute. Then remove to serving platter and sprinkle with fresh dill and enjoy! Serve with side salad! 

low carb · Low Carb Dish · SeaFood

Pomegranate Salmon

You’ll Need:
1/2 Salmon or 4-6 fillets
1/2 cup Pomegranate Juice
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 garlic cloves minced
Pomegranate seeds
1 lb brussels halved
1 cup brown rice cooked
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic salt

First heat oven to 400 degrees. Get rice cooking on the stove right away this will take the longest, unless you have a pressure cooker, do it in there! Then in bowl mix everything together and add in salmon fillets. Cover and let marinade for 15-30 minutes. Remove and place salmon onto a foil lined baking sheet add the halved Brussels around the salmon and drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place into oven for 10 minutes.
Place marinade into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 3-5 minutes until sauce beans to thicken. Remove from heat.
At the 10 minute mark pour half the sauce over the salmon and return to oven for another 7 minutes until the salmon is completely cooked and the Brussels are softened and chard just a little. Once rice is cooked add in 2 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp garlic salt and mix well. To serve place rice on plate and top with salmon and drizzle with remaining sauce. Serve with a side salad and the brussles.

Dinner · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Lunch · Meat

Philly Cheese Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients: 
1 lb turkey burger
1 tsp garlic salt  
1 cup mushrooms diced 
1/2 yellow onion diced 
4 cloves garlic 
olive oil for drizzling 
salt and pepper about a tsp of each maybe a little more 
3 colored peppers 
6 slices provolone cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella
dash of worshishire sauce 
(can garnish and add sage but not necessary) 

Directions:
Brown turkey burger and then season with garlic salt about a tsp. Add water and let simmer away to flavor meat. 
Add onion, mushroom and sauce until soft about 3 minutes. Then add in the garlic and sauce until fragrant.  Give a splash of whorshishire sauce to give it a little extra pow. Cook another minute or so. 

Slice peppers length wise or slice off top and take out guts. (this is just up to your liking) 

Then add in 1/2 cup of grated mozzerella cheese to skillet and  mix until melted. Then stuff the peppers with the meat mixture. Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 30 mins. After 30 mins top each pepper with a slice of provalone cheese and let melt and brown on top. Then enoy! 
Serve with side salad. ( Mixed greens) 

Dinner · low carb · Low Carb Dish

Venison Taco Chili Over noodles or Zoodles

You’ll need:
1 lb ground venison or bison
1 medium yellow onion chopped
1-15.5oz can black beans
1- 15.5oz can pinto beans
1- 8oz can tomato sauce
1- 10oz pack frozen corn
1- 10oz can tomatoes with chilies
1-14.5oz can fire roasted tomatoes
1 -4oz can diced green chilis
1 pack taco seasoning
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1 pack egg noodles or 3 Zucchinis spiraled

Toppings of choice; sour cream, avocado, cilantro, shredded cheese

In a dutch oven brown the meat then add in diced onion and sauce until tender. Then add in all other items. bring to a boil and simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes.
Cook noodles and drain.
To serve place noodles on plate. Top with chili and top with your choice of toppings. Enjoy! 

Dinner · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Lunch · PASTA

Roasted Kale & Garlic Spaghetti squash

Ingredients:
2 medium spagetti squash
1 small head of kale chopped stems thick stem removed
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes drained
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 garlic bulbs
sea salt 

Roasting:
For the squash cut in half lengthwise, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and place on a sheet pan facedown with a little water underneath to help steam. For the garlic chop the tops off buns and then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Wrap in foil and place in oven with squash. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Check to make sure it is soft and the garlic is brown and carmalized. Let cook so you can handle. Using a fork in a large bowl place squash and began to shredded the squash into bowl. Peel the garlic cloves and give them a good smash and chop. Then add into bowl with squash. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add chopped kale. Cover and cook until kale is wilted about 3 minutes. Add the sun dried tomatoes and walnuts to bowl with squash. Once kale is done add and then mix. Drizzle a small amount of lemon juice over top along with salt and pepper. Then Enjoy!  

Dinner · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Lunch · Salads & Blossom Bowls

Greek Salad

You’ll need:
1 16oz can chick peas (if making own hummus)
or
1 container pre-made hummus
1 24oz greek yogurt
1 lemon
fresh dill (bunch)
1 pack cherry tomatoes
1 jar kalmata olives
Feta cheese
red onion
1 English cucumber
2 cups orzo pasta (uncooked)
1 head Romain lettuce
1 pack pita bread wheat
(I tbsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic salt, pepper, 1 tsp dried dill) 

Salad:
Chop Romain lettuce and place in bowl.
Slice red onion in half and then into thin slices.
Slice cherry tomatoes in half.
Chop cucumber in half lengthwise and then chop into slices.
Place Romain in bowl then top with all veggies, feta cheese and olives. 

Cut pita bread into small bit size triangle pieces. 

Greek Yogurt:
2 cups greek yogurt
1 lemon squeezed
4 tbsp fresh dill chopped
1 tbsp garlic salt
(2 tsp fresh minced garlic, optional this can be potent) 

To serve:
Serve beef, salad, pita bread, hummus and greek yogurt. Dip pita bread and enjoy salad with an italian dressing. 

Appetizers · Low Carb Dish · Low Carb treats · Lunch · Salads & Blossom Bowls · SeaFood · Side Dishes · Veggies

Crab stuffed tomatoes

You’ll need:
12- 2 inch tomatoes
3 cups imitation crab
1/2 cup miracle whip
1 cup minced celery
1/2 medium red onion diced small
2 tbsp chopped chives
2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
1 tsp dry dill
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Pinch of pepper

In a mixing bowl add the crab and shreds with fingers until they are in small shreds. Then add the rest of ingredients and mix until everything is mixed evenly and is a nice creamy texture. Taste and add more salt if needed. Then cut tops off the tomatoes and spoon out the guts. Fill the tomato and then top with a little sprig of fresh dill! That’s it enjoy! They are so hard to stop eating!

Chicken · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Lunch · Salads & Blossom Bowls

Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad

Ingredients:
4 chicken breast
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp basil
salt and pepper
olive oil (drizzling pan)
4-6 cups fresh spinach
1 pack strawberries 8-10 sliced
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup feta cheese
1 avocado diced
Raspberry or strawberry vinaigrette 

Chicken-
Season chicken evenly with oregano, basil and salt and pepper. Then heat a suate pan drizzled with olive oil and brown both sides about 4 minutes per side. Reduce heat and finish cooking chicken until it is cooked clear through. 

For salad wash spinach and place into serving dish.
Was hand cut tops off of strawberries and slice.
Dice avocados and add to dish.
Add almonds and feta cheese. 

When chicken is done let cook a few minutes then slice chicken and place on top of salad. When ready to serve pour dressing over salad and chicken then serve.
Enjoy!