Baked Brie or Camembert

Baked Brie

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  •  Brie or Camembert
  • 1 White onion
  • 1/2 cup of Cranberries
  • Drizzel of Maple Syrup (you can also use your favourite table syrup including low sugar
  • Pad of butter for frying

Directions

  1. Put brie or cambembert into a brie baker, small pyrex with lid any other microwave or oven safe container
  2. Slice onions and put into a frypan with butter and fry until translucent
  3. Put in cranberries and drizzle with maple syrup
  4. Pour over brie or camembert
  5. When ready for serving put into a microwave for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is soft.
    Or bake in an oven at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the cheese ring
  6. When ready, spread over sliced pieces of baguette bread (If you are low carb serve with sliced apples or pears, flaxseed crackers or cucumber sticks.

Enjoy

 

 

OMG The Best Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookie EVER!

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Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been trying everything to make a low carb, low sugar chocolate chip cookie. I’ve tried every combination of almond flour and coconut flour, even a combination of nut flours and regular flours, but couldn’t come close. So I went back to square one and started with things I like to make a great tasting, great texture and chewy and crunchy cookie. So I started making the batter and when I finished, I tasted the mixture….I realized that this might be the real thing as I enjoyed eating just the batter. Try it, I’m certain you’ll love it as much as I do. Remember nuts are used in this recipe so make sure to let people know in case they have a nut allergy.

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  • 1 cup of finely ground walnuts (I put them in my food processor)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthium gum (adds texture)
  • 1/2 cup sweetener (I use a Splenda or Truvia Baking Blend or “Fling Brand Sweetener. Note: Truvia Baking Blend and “Zing” both have sugar so choose accordingly). Others prefer Swerve or Natvia, so use your favourite sugar substitute, but make sure it’s one that’s OK for baking.
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 2 ounces of 90% dark chocolate (chopped into small pieces)
    The darker the chocolate the less sugar (see below)
  • 1/3 cup of chopped walnut pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee (this gives a smoother flavour)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put butter and sugar substitute into a food processor or into a bowl and cream together
  3. Add your ground walnuts “flour”, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, xanthium gum, instant coffee and mix until well blended
  4. Then add the wet ingredients (egg and vanilla) and blend till smooth
  5. Fold in the chocolate pieces and chopped walnuts
  6. Spoon onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or silicon baking sheet
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes in the middle of the oven (because nuts can burn, check often)
  8. Remove from oven and put cookies onto a cooling rack

Note: Because these are nut based they do not have as long a shelf life as normal cookies, but they are so delicious they probably won’t say around long anyways.

Enjoy

 

Rosé Wines

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Rose Wines

When it comes to wines, one can be a little intimidated with all the choices, being red, white, cabernet, malbec, sauvignon, European vs North American vs South American, and the list goes on.

I have found that a happy medium and a wine that goes with any dish or just for sipping is a rosé. However some vineyards say they are offering a rosé but it actually is a pino grigio or a mix to red and white wines. The truth is a rosé is not a mixture but is made from the must (juice) of the same grape varieties which are left in contact with the skin of the grapes for only a few hours. This gives its delicate colouring.

The importance of rosé was not lost when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at their vineyard “Miraval”. Here they offer 2 wine wines, a red and a rosé called Miraval Rosé.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have made the rosé even more popular by offering their Mirival Rosé at their vineyard in France along with 2 white wines, and a red.

Enjoy

Beef Stroganoff

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Beef Stroganoff

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  • 1 1/2  to 2 pounds round steak, cut into thin strips
  • All-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Cooked egg noodles

Directions

  1. Cut Beef into thin strips and put into a bowl
  2. Dust with flour and sprinkle with salt and pepper then add the garlic powder and mix
  3. In a fry pan add oil and brown meat, then put into a slow cooker
  4. Add onions to pan and brown lightly, add them to the slow cooker
  5. Add beef broth and mushroom soup to slow cooker
  6. Cook on low for 6 hours or until tender
  7. 1/2 hour before serving fry mushrooms in butter and add to slower cooker along with the sour cream
  8. Serve over cooked noodles with a dollop of sour cream

Enjoy

 

 

No Bake Cherrio Bars

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Cheerio Bars

Ingredientswrks4me_terry_tested-11

  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 4 cups of Cheerios™ (I use Multigrain Cheerios™)

Directions

  1. Place semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter in a large microwave save  bowl and heat at 30 seconds until chips are melted
  2. Pour over the Cheerios™ and mix until completely coated
  3. Spread the mixture into a parchment lined pan (or pre-buttered). Refrigerate until chilled and cut into bars and serve

Enjoy

Options: You can use other varieties of Cheerios™ or Cheerio type cerials, such as Chocolate, Gluten-Free, Honey-Nut

Original Recipe

Bean Salad (No sugar added)

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bean salad

Ingredientswrks4me_terry_tested-11

  • 1 can drained green beans (396 ml or 14 ounces)
  • 1 can drained wax beans (396 ml or 14 ounces)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of Romano beans or the beans of your liking, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1⁄2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 white or purple onion diced
  • 2 stalks of celery diced

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I use “Windsor® Half Salt)
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1⁄3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon hot sauce

Directions

  1. Put all beans and vegetables into a bowl
  2. Mix together all the dressing ingredients and whisk together
  3. Pour over beans and vegetables
  4. Put into the refrigerator and cool
  5. Serve cold

Enjoy

Original Recipe

Terry’s Pina Colada

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pina collata

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  • Frozen Pineapple slices (put pineapple slices in the freezer til frozen)
  • Coconut Water
  • Whipping Cream (or canned coconut cream)
  • Pineapple juice
  • (optional white or spiced rum)

Directions

  1. Put 4 half slices of frozen slices in a blender
  2. Add 2 oz each of whipping cream, coconut water and pineapple juice (if using coconut cream omit coconut water and whipping cream and just use 4 ounces of coconut cream)
  3. Add 2 oz of optional rum, either white or spiced or 1 oz of each
  4. Blend until smooth
  5. pour over shaved ice

Enjoy

 

 

Magnificent Meatloaf

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Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  3. Combine quick rolled oats and milk and set aside for about 5 minutes to allow the oats to absorb the milk
  4. Sauté onion, garlic and thyme in oil over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Set aside to cool.
  6. Combine all the ingredients, including cooled onion mixture together except meat
  7. When well mixed add the meat by hand but do not overwork it.
  8. Place on baking sheet and shape into a 9 by 5-inch loaf.
  9. Bake for about an hour or until the center reaches 160° F. Let rest 10 minutes.

Enjoy

From Original Recipe

Lucy’s Humongous Sandwich

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Lucy's Humungus Sandwitch

This monstrous sandwich is great as a family meal served with a hearty soup or can be served at a party along with cold beer

Ingredients

  • Sourdough bread
  • Variety of your favourite cold cut meats
  • Your Favourite Cheeses
  • Green and Black Olives
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard

Directions

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of Mayonnaise and 5 tablespoons Mustard together and put aside
  2. Put 1/2 cup each of green and black olives together and mince together and put aside
  3. Cut the top of the bread and put aside
  4. Hollow out the bread
  5. Start by spreading some of the Mayo-Mustard mixture along the bottom of the bread
  6. Layer meats and cheeses then a layer of Mayo-Mustard
  7. Keep repeating til you come to the middle layer
  8. When you get to the middle layer add the olive mixture as a layer
  9. Continue layering the meats and cheese and May-Mustard
  10. Top it off with the remaining mustard
  11. Put the top of the bread back on
  12. Wrap the whole sandwich in plastic wrap or in a plastic bag
  13. Refrigerate overnight
  14. Serve cold

Enjoy