Saturday, May 8, 2010

This Week Cheap'n'Easy #Lowcarb

First of all, I still don't have a whole lot of appetite. (I wrote about that this week at my other blog.) So I'm not eating a whole lot of anything. But we've had a couple of stand-out meals this week anyway.

One was a restaurant where my husband took me for my birthday on the 5th. (I'm 53 but don't feel a day older than when I was just 52!) It was chicken breasts covered with smashed, cooked raspberries - not sweetened - and roasted almond slivers. It was AMAZING! The salad was good too, but the main dish was fantastic. And I'm sure I can duplicate it at home easily enough too.

The other was simple, and standard fare around here, but it just really hit the spot. We got a couple of hefty chuck steaks (my favorite cut, plenty of fat) on sale for $2.48/lb. I seasoned them with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder, and broiled them to medium-rare. With it, we had a simple romaine salad with shrimp and buttermilk ranch dressing. So simple. But really great.

One day we also had another of my favorites, pork and cabbage, with the skinny "baby" whole green beans, cooked in a frying pan with olive oil and butter and sea salt, over high heat, stirring constantly. That tender-crisp texture really is fantastic.

With the leftover cabbage I plan to make potsticker patties, we can have them with shiritake noodles fried with some chinese vegetables (yeah, from a can), seasoned simply with soy sauce and sesame oil. That will be our dinner for Mother's Day I think, when my mom is here. It will be something different.

And that's what's been going on in my cheap'n'easy lowcarb world :).


  1. I have a pork roast in the slow cooker for myself for tonight. The recipe used rosemary and thyme. I hate rosemary so I just used thyme. You're a good cook, what would I use instead of rosemary?

  2. I like marjoram also on pork...