This crunchy tuber has quickly become one of my favorite potato replacements!
It just satisfies that need to crunch and chew, which I love!
(Don’t these look like the real deal?!)
This crispy tuber has a hint of sweetness and resembles a turnip in appearance. A cup of jicama contains 11.5 g carbohydrates (with 6.4 g being fiber), which is about equal to a carrot. It also brings to mind water chestnuts, so it would probably work great in a stir-fry.
For my Fried Fauxtatoes recipe, I first peeled the jicama and cubed it up into small bite-size pieces. I diced up some onion and skillet fried both in bacon grease for great flavor. The jicama retained its crunch instead of softening like potatoes but it was still a very satisfying breakfast. I topped it with a fried egg.
To read more about the jicama, visit Cooking Light.
Posted in Breakfast, Low Carb Recipes, Recipes, Sides
Tagged Breakfast, crunchy, delicious, egg, fauxtatoes, fried potatoes, grain free, jicama, low carb
This hearty meal makes enough to share!
I happened upon this recipe when I was looking for a dish to take to a friend who had just had surgery. This recipe is just right! It makes enough for you to keep and then you get to share with a friend.
2 pounds ground beef, browned
1 jar 48 oz of your favorite spaghetti sauce
16 oz bag medium egg noodles
½ cup butter
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
12 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350º
Brown meat and drain fat. Then put the meat back in the skillet. Add
spaghetti sauce to meat; simmer for 20 minutes.
Cook noodles as directed on the package (cook to al dente); then drain and
toss the noodles with butter, seasonings and parmesan cheese. Spray two
9×13 pans with non-stick spray.
In each pan layer one quarter of the sauce, half of the noodles, then split the remaining sauce between the two. Top each with half of the mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil; bake 45 minutes.
*You can also add some sauteed green bell peppers, onions and
mushrooms to the sauce. I added mushrooms after checking with my friend to make sure she liked them, too.
NOTE: I use Dreamfields pasta for low carbers. It’s possible that another low carb pasta or veggie “pasta” could be substituted as well and be equally delicious. Enjoy!
Did I mention how much I love salads?
I really do!
This is another special salad I enjoy and got the recipe from my niece who makes it quite often. When she serves this, she also serves Zuppa Soup (yum!) and breadsticks. What a meal!
This is some of what you’ll need:
Doesn’t it look good already?!
OLIVE GARDEN SALAD
1 (12 ounce) bag iceberg garden salad (I used iceberg lettuce)
1/4 small red onion, sliced thin
6 -12 pitted black olives
3/4 cup pepperoncini pepper rings
1 -2 small roma tomatoes, sliced bite-size
1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned croutons
freshly grated parmesan cheese, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
For the dressing:
½ cup Mayonnaise
1/3 cup White vinegar
1 teaspoon Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Corn syrup
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Romano cheese
1 clove Garlic
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon Parsley flakes
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 tablespoon Sugar (optional)
In a large glass or wooden salad serving bowl, toss together the lettuce,
onion slices, olives, pepper rings, tomatoes, and croutons. Add dressing and toss to combine.
Sprinkle with fresh Parmesan cheese and black pepper to taste.
Posted in Recipes, Salads, Sides
Tagged croutons, delicious, easy, Italian, olive garden, parmesan, peppers, romano cheese, salad
I’ve been on a Kool-Aid Pie kick lately.
And why not?! They’re so easy!
I know they’ve been around for a while but it’s a new attempt at an easy and delicious pie.
I’ve had several elderly friends to pass away lately and I was looking for something quick and easy to take to the dinner for the family. It’s kinda hard to make a complicated recipe when you work full time. This recipe is exactly that…easy, that is, and delicious, too! You can change the flavor depending on what kind of Kool-Aid you use.
I’ve made three flavors…Strawberry, Lemon-Lime, and Orange.
Delicious…very easy…and perfect for Spring!
1 graham cracker pie crust
1 pkg unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
1 (14 ounce) can condensed milk
In a medium bowl, mix condensed milk and Kool-aid until well combined. Fold in Cool Whip and spoon pie mixture into the graham cracker crust. Garnish according to flavor. Chill for 2 hours and serve.
And for my low carb readers…
3-INGREDIENT LOW-CARB LEMON ICEBOX PIE
from Jimmy Moore’s site. Sounds yummy!
Posted in Desserts, Holiday Hits
Tagged cool, creamy, delicious, easy, fruity, funeral dessert, Kool-Aid, lemon icebox, lemon-lime, low carb, orange, pie, strawberry
I just thought I’d share some pictures of my summer. Most of these were taken with my cell phone camera, so please forgive the quality.
Hope you’ve had a great summer!
My daughter is all excited about Fall, so we’ll probably be sharing some photos of an Autumn project she has in mind.
(Click on the pictures to enlarge.)
My hubby went fishing this morning.
Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy
My great-nephew enjoys the pool.
Homemade Pizza on a Low Carb Tortilla
The Pool on a beautiful day!
Purple Hull Peas from my garden
Purple Hull peas on my plate.
This was one of my mom’s favorite summer suppers…purple hull peas, fried summer squash, ripe tomatoes & cornbread.
My daughter’s cat, Angel, goes to the garden with me every day.
Pretty pepper plant.
Fresh green beans.
Fresh tomato on toasted sour dough bread sammie.
A wedding cake by my friend’s daughter…she is self-taught and a mom of 2 young children who bakes out of her home. I don’t know how she does it!
Another cake by Jada.
(Hopefully someday to be called The Cakery Boutique.)
Chicken Club Ring
Our family made a trip to Lambert’s in Sikeston, Mo. They are famously called “The Home of the Throwed Rolls”. When you raise your hand, they’ll throw you a hot yeast roll. The food is wonderful!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of my summer.
I hope to be back soon with some great low carb recipes and stories that warm the heart. Come back soon!
Posted in Breakfast, Desserts, Home and Family, Random Thoughts, Recipes
Tagged baked, Breakfast, cheese, chocolate, delicious, dessert, family, fresh, garden, homemade, low carb, purple hull peas, recipe, southern, strawberry, sweet, tasty, tomato, treat