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Low Carb Cajun Shrimp and Grits

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Cajun Flavors are in the House! This Creole version of a Southern favorite. Shrimp and Grits.

One of the first things about Shrimp and Grits is the fact that Grits are High in Carbs, So to make this dish  Low Carb Friendly we need to fix that.

So for the Grits, YES, we are going to use Cauliflower. This is only a two serving recipe so you will only need about half the Cauliflower about 8 florets.

Grits:

Ingredients

8 Cauliflower florets (you can use frozen, just  make sure they are not wet when you blend).

3/4 cup Chicken broth

1/4 cup chopped green onion

2 tsp fresh ground pepper

1/2 Cup Cheese if desired (Cheddar, Pepper jack or white Cheddar)

NOTE: no salt I discovered with the spices of the shrimp mixture salt is too much.

Lets get started preparing the Grits.

first cut and wash Florets.

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Next lets blend. (I’m using my Mini blender, you can use food processor if you like ).

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Chop until you get around 2 Cups.

Pour Grits in a small pot. Get your Chicken broth measured and add rest of the ingredients to the Grits

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Stir and put on Med. Heat to reduce (this may take 20 min. Well worth the wait!)

When the Grits start to reduce, lets start our Shrimp!

Shrimp:

Ingredients

12 Large Raw Shrimp (deveined and Peeled)

2 pieces of Bacon Chopped

1 cup of Andouille Sausage (more if you like 🙂 )

1/3 cup chopped sweet onion

1 cup Heavy Cream or Half &Half 

2 tablespoons REAL Butter

1/4 Cup Dry white wine or Chicken broth

1 teaspoon thyme ( I screwed up and put in a tablespoon DONT DO THAT!)

1 teaspoon of Creole Seasoning (any kind) put in 2 teaspoons for a spicier flavor.

1 tablespoon Extra Virgin

1/2 Table spoon of Garlic minced.

Now lets start!

Heat a skillet on Med. High and add your Olive oil, next add your chopped Bacon and slightly brown.

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( I know that’s too much olive oil, my pour spout was off 😦  )

Cook until Med. Slightly brown and add onion, garlic and Sausage.

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Continue cooking until Sausage starts to get a slight brown . Then add Shrimp.

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Cook until Shrimp is Slightly pink, this want take long so DONT LEAVE!

Add Spices: Thyme and Creole

Stir in well!

Next lets deglaze the pan with 1/4 cup of Dry White Wine (or Chicken broth is fine).

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Let reduce that for a min or two.

Now lets get our Grits off the burner they should be done and add 1/2 cup cheese, you can omit the cheese if you like, I just like the cheese 🙂    I’m using Cheddar here but Pepper Jack gives it an extra KICK!

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Set Grits aside with lid on, and let get back to our shrimp that has been reducing with the wine. Add Cream.

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Stir on med. high to start a reduction, this will not take long, add your pad of Butter and Stir, do not leave butter just sitting it will cause a butter river on top, you want it to reduce with the cream and the flavors’ so Stir gently while reducing. 2 to 3 min and your done!

WALLA! your done, lets plate. Scoop out your Grits then strain Shrimp and Sausage from Sauce the spoon over the desired amount of the Sauce mixture you desire.

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           See you Soon 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays!

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       I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

                                   from Low Carb Simple! 

Im going to be away for the next couple of weeks due to the Holidays, Family and Friends. I will be back next year with a New Look and New recipes.

I want everyone to have a Fantastic Holiday and stay STRONG. Those of you that have lost weight and are still loosing and those of you who are just begging. Food for the Holidays is all around us, but hopefully you guys have learned what to stay away from. Have that Holiday Cookie but just one! Have that wonderful Holiday Cocktail. I know I am EggNog Yum! Remember the Cakes and Pastries are the bad guys! 

I will see you guys in the New Year and I hope you stay well and remember!!

                                               SMILE! Santa Clause is Coming!!!

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Low Carb Crock Pot Cube Steak and Gravy

 

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This is wonderful easy easy easy Low Carb Family Dinner, I love Cube Steak if its cooked right, and let me tell you guys, this is melt in your mouth delicious!

Normally With original Southern Cube Steak and Gravy you pound flour into steak and fry in vegi oil. and make the Gravy with more Flour ect.

So to make this wonderful Low Carb version we are going to do this just alttile different. There are Carbs in this dish, the gravy, so you guys remember that. This dish is not Totally Carb free, but the Sugar is Zero.

What you will need

Crock Pot

4 pack cube steak

2 Packages Brown Gravy

1 Onion

2 Cups Cubed Mushrooms ( I used portobella)

3 Cups Water

1  to 2 Tablespoons Butter for Browning

Salt and Pepper

Lets Cook!

Set up your crock pot and turn on to a 6 hr high heat. or 10 hr low.

Chop Onion and Mushrooms and set aside.

Put your butter in sauce pan on med. high and get ready to brown your cubed steak. ( I actually pounded my steak alittle more) salt and pepper both sides and place in pan to brown.Remember your NOT fully cooking just shear on both sides,

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When Steaks Brown on both sides (we dont want to fully cook, just brown) place in the bottom of Crock Pot. Add juices from Browning Pan in Crock Pot also.

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Add mushrooms and Onion to Crock Pot.

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Mix both packs of Gravy mix to your 3 Cups of Water. Mix well!

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Pour Gravy Mix into Crock Pot over other ingredients, no need to stir!

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Put lid on tight and cook. It will take 6 hours on high or 10 on Low.

When your Steak in complete serve over French Style Green Beans,yumm!!!

Enjoy this warn Low Carb Comfort Food. Take care Guys 🙂

 

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Low Carb Pimento Cheese Sweet Pepper Boats

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I know Right! These little guys are so yummy, my favorite is the Fall colors of the pepper. So I decided to take one of my favorite little spreads and stick them in a Pepper Boat, I had no idea how this was going to turn out but Walla! Sure is good, these little guys make a great party snack for those upcoming events we are all about to encounter in the next few months. I don’t know about you guys I love to entertain and stay Healthy too. So try my little Boats, I think you;ll find them quite tasty. 

What you’ll Need

About 10 to 12 Sweet Peppers

Olive Oil

8 oz. Cheese (I used 6 oz. Cheddar and 2 oz. White Cheddar, But you can use what you like, just No Bag! Shred yourself!!)

1 oz Gouda (Optional, I just love Gouda!)

4 oz Jar Chopped Pimento 

1/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt ( I don’t like Mayo so I use Greek, if you like Mayo go ahead and use that.)

1/8 Cheyenne Pepper Spice

1 teaspoon Lemon Juice

Salt and Pepper

 

Lets Get Started!

Pre heat oven to 400 (This is for roasting our Pepers, if you want them Raw thats fine too 🙂  just skip this step and proceed.

Line a cookie sheet with Parchment paper. and Slice Peppers and take a small knife and clean seeds.

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Lay Peppers on Sheet with shell pointed up.

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Drizzle with Olive Oil (Top was Off my bottle too much came out, dont do that, just Drizzle!)

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Place inside oven, until they start to turn slightly toasted, not too long no more than 10 to 12 min.

Remove from oven and put aside on separate sheet of parchment paper to cool, use your tongs and GENTLY lay them on paper.

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While Peppers are cooling lets make out Pimento Stuffing .

First make sure you have your Cheeses Grated.

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Drain your Pimentos.

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Grab a Small mixing Bowl and lets start Combining our Incidents.

Add Cheese (Cheddar’s only, if your using the Gouda SAVE for later). Add Cheyenne Pepper. And the Pimentos. 

 

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Next Yogurt (or Mayo)and then the Lemon Juice.

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Now lets Mix well with a Spoon. Salt and Pepper to taste. 

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Once that’s done lets check to see if our Peppers are cool to handle, if so, Pick up Pepper and start to stuff, its alittle trick you’ll have to hold in one hand and stuff with small spoon, sprinkle Gouda on top, YUM!

 

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Cover with Saran wrap and Chill in Fridge for about 2 hrs.

Thats it, You Guys Enjoy ! 

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The Famous Low Carb Revolution Rolls/Cheddar Cheese with Garlic

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I Finally tried the Famous Revolution Rolls. But I had to try these with a little extra punch. So I tried adding some Garlic and Cheddar Cheese and I must say for my first time cooking these Famous Rolls they turned out really good 🙂

I hope you guys enjoy these, here is what you will need for a 6 Roll batch.

4 Eggs (divided)
1/8 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1 Tablespoon Substitute Sugar 
3 ounces Cream Cheese
pinch of salt

My Extra Ingredients

1/4 teaspoon garlic Powder

1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese (I used Cheddar)

1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter for top after cooking, Melted (Optional)

Okee Dokee Lets Get Cooking!!!

Pre Heat oven to 300 degree

Line a cookie sheet with Parchment paper

Separate your eggs. 

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Add Cream of Tarter to Whites and whip until peeks start to appear.

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Set aside for a minute and work on the yolks, Add your Softened Cream Cheese and blend well.

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Next Add your Sugar Substitute and Salt. Mix well with a Spoon. If you like at this point you can add the Extra Ingredients and mix well with a large spoon.

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Mixed well now add to your Whites (Meringue)

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Now here comes the tricky part, you must FOLD into Meringue the Yolk mixture very carefully until well incorporated. Do Not Let your Meringue fall, be careful 🙂

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Next place on Cookie Sheet and Bake at 300 Degree for about 30 minutes.

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Walla!! Completed, Now these could be used as a Hamburger Bun, Dinner Roll or side Roll for a plate of Eggplant Lasagna Yummmm. Hope You Guys Enjoy 🙂

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McCindy’s LCHF Breakfast Burrito

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A year ago one of my favorite Breakfast to grab was a McDonald’s Burrito, I got really hung up on them for a long time. Every time I was out and about during Breakfast hours, a cup of coffee and a Burrito was the choice of this SuperMom before I headed home.

Today, I am a Proud Low Carb Chic. so coming up with a great idea for Breakfast makes me do a Happy Dance!

Come Dance with me guys and let me show you a very easy LCHF McCindy’s Breakfast Burrito 🙂

 

Ingredients 

1 Egg

3 Slices of Bacon (or Sausage).

Cheese your choice I used Sharp Cheddar 

Salt and Pepper

 

Step 1 

Cook your Bacon or sausage and set aside.

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Next heat small pan with a tablespoon of Bacon grease or Oil on med. high heat. Beat Egg.

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Pour HALF of egg in bottom of pan, it will be THIN, when done on one side flip for just a second on the other.

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Set aside on plate and Top with Bacon and Cheese.

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Cook the Remainder Egg the same as the first. Then sit on Top of cheese and top that with Warm Salsa.

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Now the Roll! Start at one end and gently roll, it will hold together just be alittle gentle 🙂

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It holds together really well, top with more Cheese or Salsa if you like, ENJOY!

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Make-Ahead Sausage Breakfast Cups

I love when I come across some Wonderful Recipes that I can share, here is one of those Recipes. You Guys Enjoy, This is REALLY good! A Big Thanks to NourishedPeach.com

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So school is upon us, friends.  Tis the season for structure, routine and, around here, super quick breakfasts.  

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