Thursday, October 11, 2012

#Lowcarb Boredom - Meal Ideas - 10/9-10

Tuesday I probably ate leftovers for lunch, as I usually do....can't remember for sure but that's the usual. For supper I made my BIG pan full of roasted cabbage and onions with ham. Just chopped, tossed with olive oil, spread in the pan, into a hot 425ish oven on the top shelf until browning, toss, return to oven until soft and crispy edges. We love this stuff, either with ham or with bacon, and could eat it every other day. I may have already posted about that, if I did forgive me, I don't remember and don't have time to keep checking.

I wanted something sort of biscuit-bready with it, so I got out a mixing bowl and put in a cupful of CarbQuik, about 1/4c each of rye flour, golden flaxseed meal, parmesan from the can, and almond flour, about 1t each of baking powder and baking soda, and a dash of salt. Whisked them together, then added 2 eggs and about 1/4c of sour cream; mixed into a stiff dough, then added half'n'half until it was the right consistency - probably 1/2c total - just a guess. I pressed the mixture into my muffin top pan wells with a baggie over my hand, sprayed with nonstick spray. By the time I was ready to put them into the oven they had risen about double in size; I cut crosses into the tops to make them easier to break into quarters (they were pretty big!) after they were done. After the cabbage/onion/ham was about done I lowered the heat to 325 and baked the, um, biscuit-bready things until they were golden and cooked through. And THEY WERE DELICIOUS! My husband calls them sand dollars :). Definitely will make them again, might try with some corn bran instead of rye to see if they'll take on a cornbread-y type flavor. The texture is already similar, although after being in the fridge overnight they slice very easily and make a great sandwich!

Today hubby brought home some frozen pizzas for lunch, there's about 100gN of carbs in one of those which is twice my maximum daily allowance, but it was delicious. I nibbled on it throughout the day. For a snack I had some leftover cabbage/onion/ham from yesterday.

And that's about it for the last 2 days! :) We sure do eat strangely around here don't we? :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

#Lowcarb Boredom - Meal Ideas - 10/8

Yesterday for lunch I had the leftover pork/brussels sprouts/onions dish.

For supper I had some shredded roast beef. I diced a big daikon (think hash brown cubest) and an onion and browned those in olive oil because I'm out of bacon fat, seasoning them with onion and garlic powder and salt, and a lot of chili powder. When they were cooked and browning I added the beef (there was about twice as much beef as the onion/daikon mixture!) and some worchestershire sauce. Once it was nicely mixed and hot, I served my husband's over 2 slices of lowcarb bread. I had mine in a dish with some 1carb ketchup on it.

This would have also been good with cheese melted over it, slathered with salsa and sour cream, I think. I have some left so I may try that with the rest.

I snacked on ham dipped in mustard.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

#Lowcarb Boredom - No Meal Ideas This Weekend!

Starting Friday I was having a lot of pain in my wrap area (see My Nissen Fundoplication Experience blog) so went for comfortable food - soft foods - rather than worrying about carbs this weekend. Plus circumstances dictated that we ate out a lot, as we were barely home; I went for foods like mashed potatoes, cream soup, applesauce, cottage cheese...things that wouldn't - in theory - hurt as they pushed past my wrap. But in reality they did. But I'm ok now. But I don't have any meal ideas to share from the last few days :).