Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Low carb Smothered Pork Chops

I've been on this South Beach "way of eating" for almost a year now, and it's becoming a way of life for me. I don't call it a diet because it's just healthier eating......losing some weight is an added benefit!!
The internet is loaded with low carb recipes and I stumbled across one of the best the other day...

Low Carb Caramelized Onion-Bacon Pork Chops
 
 
Talk about good...these were awesome. My husband asks everyday "When are you makin' those chops again?

Here's where I found the recipe:

http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2015/02/low-carb-caramelized-onion-bacon-smothered-pork-chops.html

Monday, August 17, 2015

FRUIT FLY TRAP


With all the summer fruit and tomatoes on the kitchen counter, the fruit flies have really become annoying. I've tried everything I know to get rid of them. Well last week, my sister gave me a clever gadget....a fruit fly trap!
Problem solved.
 
It only takes two ingredients that you already have to make the solution that attracts the flies...vinegar and dish detergent!

1 cup of cider vinegar
2 tsp. dish washing liquid
1 cup water
Enough to last all summer when sealed in a glass container!


 The apple has a hole in the bottom with a curved reservoir around the hole. You just removed the apple stem from the top, tilt the apple to let the liquid collect in the reservoir and add 3 or 4 drops of the liquid. The flies enter through the bottom and become trapped! ...easy peasy!
Just rinse out the apple to remove old solution (and dead flies) lol

She bought from a company called Plow and Hearth...you can check out the website below:
http://www.plowhearth.com/phsearch.htm?tSearch=+fruit+fly+trap















Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dieting is easy...


Someone posted this and I thought it was funny and so true!

 
Well I've been on this low carb diet since the beginning of  October  and it's really movin' slooow.
 
 I've really been strict with it and keeping in the guidelines of eating no "white carbs". White flour, rice or potatoes are not permitted because they are so processed that they have little or no nutritional value. Basically I've been eating lean meats, fish and chicken, vegetables, (except the starchy ones like corn and peas) low-fat dairy, peanuts and peanut butter and limited beans. And lots and lots and lots) of salad!
 
I've only lost twelve pounds.
 
But I'm grateful that I've lost four inches off my hips and tummy area! My pants are a lot looser and no more stomach rumblings which I believe, is caused by starches like bread and sweets.
I walk two miles a day, either out of the house or using my indoor aerobic walking video with Leslie Sansone.
  
This is excellent and you can also find it on you*tube. 
I'm finding that being retired and no longer going at that really fast pace I was used to
has made it more difficult to keep the pounds off.
I'm not giving up!
 
 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Low Carb Bacon - Cheddar Cauliflower Soup (phase 2 )

I've been on the South beach diet for over three months now and even though I've only lost twelve pounds, I know that I've lost inches. My clothes are getting baggy and the tummy bulge is goin' down.
 Whoohoo!!!
I have lost three inches off my hips... but mainly, I'm learning a whole new way of eating.....
I came across this recipe that's really tasty and I would normally not used white flour but it's only two tablespoons as a thickener in the whole recipe that serves eight. 
 


Low Carb Bacon- Cheddar Cauliflower Soup
 serves: 8
8 slices center-cut bacon, chopped (half used for garnish)
1/2 small onion, chopped OR 1 teaspoon onion powder
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt & pepper
4 cups shredded or grated cauliflower (1/2 large head)
2 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken broth, divided
2 cups 2% milk
3-4 dashes hot sauce (or more or less)
2-1/2 cups (12oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided (half used for garnish)
2 green onions, chopped (optional)


Clocking in at 265 calories, with 7 grams of carbs and 15 grams of protein per serving

Source: http://iowagirleats.com/2012/09/25/bacon-cheddar-cauliflower-chowder-a-low-