Sunday, November 14, 2010

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon


Misty and I are part of a food co-op. This week we got a big bunch of brussel sprouts (yuck!) I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com. It was actually pretty good! I exchanged the bacon for turkey bacon and cooked it in a little canola oil before continuing on with the rest of the ingredients. My brussel sprouts may have been a bit larger then usual. It took 25 minutes to cook them until they were soft enough to eat.


Brussels Sprouts with Bacon


Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
  • 2 cups chicken stock

Directions


1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until evenly browned, but not crispy, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon, leaving the grease in the skillet. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease and stir in the olive oil, butter, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the onion softens and the garlic lightly browns, 5 to 7 minutes.

2. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and bring to a simmer; cook until the liquid has reduced by 1/3. Add the reserved bacon, the halved Brussels sprouts, and the chicken stock. Stir, then bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the Brussels sprouts are tender, yet still slightly firm, about 10 minutes.





Thursday, October 21, 2010

Welcome back Low Carbies Blog!

I was just thinking it was time to resurrect the old low-carb blog! Low and behold, there is a blog from my sis indicating the same thing. I have to say that my commitment has also been low and I don’t have a baby to blame it on. . . In May I got so over-whelmed with school and work that I put my scale in the garage and decided I could not focus on that for a while. Just like Misty said, big mistake! I got the scale out a few weeks ago and was shocked! Shocked! How could this happen!!! I have reintroduced some high-carb foods into my diets, but I don’t think I have gone “crazy” with it. Indulging is ok, once and a while! But, obviously I took that to the extreme. I am up 25 pounds! My clothes are tight, and its time to recommit to the program again. Sharing my recipes is one way to stay motivated. So here we go again!




Friday, October 15, 2010

It's been a while...

It's been a while since I have posted on our Low Carbies Blog.  
The main reason is because of this....


My sweet little baby boy!

Thats right! I'm using him as an excuse.  
Shortly after finding out I was pregnant. 
The craving for carbs was unbearable!
After over a year of not eating sugar or white flour, I started again.

Now, I regret it.  I ended up with Gestational Diabetes and 
I think that was even worse than dealing with the cravings!

Well, my little man is now 3 months old 
and its time to get back on track. 
I really want to get healthy again, maybe not quite as strict.

I'm on the search for new low carb recipes.

Here's what I've been having for lunch lately!

FRUITY CHICKEN SALAD!


I've posted a chicken salad recipe before (HERE)

But this one is a bit different. 

Now forgive me because I didn't measure anything so its
 based on your own desired amount.  Here are the ingredients.

Grilled Chicken Cubed
Apples Cubed
Small Pieces of Chopped Celery
Grapes cut into fourths
Finely Chopped Green Onions
Sliced Olives
all topped with Mayo  

YUM YUM!

I served it on whole wheat bread, with slices of avocado.
Or you can just eat it with a spoon.

I hope to have another yummy recipe for you soon.