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Old 06-15-2009, 07:54 PM   #31
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Awesome recipe thread! I might try making the peanut butter bars (since I like the chocolate peanut butter Atkins bars). Anyone know if these will freeze okay?
sorry hun...i made those in 2004...and can't even remember doing it:blush:...so not sure how/if they will freeze well
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Ditto on the Linda Sue plug.

However one thing that the OP (5 years ago) brought up was falling off the wagon after running out of ideas. I dunno if anyone else does this, but every few days I set up my menu for 2 weeks in advance (meaning after I set it up for 2 weeks and 3 days pass, I schedule the next 3 days at the end to bring me back to 2 weeks). I do this for lunches and dinners and find it REALLY helps me with both shopping, money budgeting and staying on track. Breakfasts I don't worry too much about - I have a "rotation" of stuff I usually eat (either a protein pancake, crepes, plain eggs, eggs and cheese, eggs and cream, an egg cream, veggie omelet).

I do this all in Excel, have a column for Day, Date, Meal (lunch or dinner), then the food, ingredients I'll need to buy below that, and then a column for the cost. You could also add a carb column, I just haven't done that.

Yeah. Well. Type A. What can I say.

This also helps keep me from getting bored and also incorporating variety - so I don't eat just chicken or just pork every night...I can rotate through the main "food groups" ie chicken, pork, fish and eggs lol.

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Ditto on the Linda Sue plug.

However one thing that the OP (5 years ago) brought up was falling off the wagon after running out of ideas. I dunno if anyone else does this, but every few days I set up my menu for 2 weeks in advance (meaning after I set it up for 2 weeks and 3 days pass, I schedule the next 3 days at the end to bring me back to 2 weeks). I do this for lunches and dinners and find it REALLY helps me with both shopping, money budgeting and staying on track. Breakfasts I don't worry too much about - I have a "rotation" of stuff I usually eat (either a protein pancake, crepes, plain eggs, eggs and cheese, eggs and cream, an egg cream, veggie omelet).

I do this all in Excel, have a column for Day, Date, Meal (lunch or dinner), then the food, ingredients I'll need to buy below that, and then a column for the cost. You could also add a carb column, I just haven't done that.

Yeah. Well. Type A. What can I say.

This also helps keep me from getting bored and also incorporating variety - so I don't eat just chicken or just pork every night...I can rotate through the main "food groups" ie chicken, pork, fish and eggs lol.
From one Type A to another, I say, "WELL DONE!" Planning is the #1 key to success.



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Anything and everything by Linda Sue. I have her recipes in a 3 ring binder and I use it all the time.

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Lately I have needed QUICK to cook meals the whole family will eat.

1. Shaved steak, browned in a pan with Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, Green peppers, onions and mushrooms. I eat mine in a bowl with cheese and mayo and banana peppers (fam gets a roll). Once in a while I'll eat it on my Romaine with blue cheese as a salad.

2. Tuna steaks I place them in a bag with a huge glop of mayo, lemon juice, fresh chive, garlic or whatever seasoning sounds good. Let them rest in the fridge for a 1/2-1 hour. Broil them in the oven until done. THESE ROCK. The mayo gets all brown and crispy and totally takes the "fishy-ness" away. YUM.

3. Browned hamburger with onion salt and pepper. Drain fat, add Pre-shredded cole slaw mix, saute it a few minutes with the beef mixture then turn off heat & cover. I'll add bacon sometimes too or if I have really lean hamburger I will brown it in bacon grease.
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Lately I have needed QUICK to cook meals the whole family will eat.

1. Shaved steak, browned in a pan with Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, Green peppers, onions and mushrooms. I eat mine in a bowl with cheese and mayo and banana peppers (fam gets a roll). Once in a while I'll eat it on my Romaine with blue cheese as a salad.

2. Tuna steaks I place them in a bag with a huge glop of mayo, lemon juice, fresh chive, garlic or whatever seasoning sounds good. Let them rest in the fridge for a 1/2-1 hour. Broil them in the oven until done. THESE ROCK. The mayo gets all brown and crispy and totally takes the "fishy-ness" away. YUM.

3. Browned hamburger with onion salt and pepper. Drain fat, add Pre-shredded cole slaw mix, saute it a few minutes with the beef mixture then turn off heat & cover. I'll add bacon sometimes too or if I have really lean hamburger I will brown it in bacon grease.

Ah yes!!, I do your #3, ALL the time!! LOVE it, especially when i find the bagged coleslaw on sale for say 50-cent per 16/oz bag ...

I also LOVE LS white Castle pie!!!! ( my kids do too )
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Hey Houston Heather or any one else that knows- What exactly is bbq spice? Thanks. The cheddar burgers sound ultra fantastic!
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My "New Twist on LC Pizza" is such a winner that I'm constantly making them for others (HC peeps)! Maybe I should start a business....
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My "New Twist on LC Pizza" is such a winner that I'm constantly making them for others (HC peeps)! Maybe I should start a business....
please do share your 'twist'
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My staples (including the above planning) include:

Philly cheese steak sans bun
Curry coconut pork
Egg foo yung
Quiche
Grilled chicken
Espatatas (kabobs)
Chicken or pork stir fry with cabbage, onions and peppers
Various pizzas
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Inspired by Kevin, Gary, NancyElle and others:

A six to eight inch individual LC pizza crust (depending upon how thin you prefer your crust):

Slightly less than 1/4 cup almond flour (Bob's Red Mill blanched recommended), fill to 1/4 cup with a dash of coconut flour (also Bob's).
1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella
1/4 cup mild cheddar
1 or 2 eggs

Combine and spread on on parchment paper paper sprayed with a a nonstick spray (I use an organic, olive oil nonstick spray).

BRUSH DOUGH WITH VIRGIN OLIVE OIL PRIOR TO BAKING! Bake crust at 350 or 375 for 20 minutes.

Remove and add sauce and toppings. (I use "Mom's Marinara Sauce").

Back in oven until baked to your desire.

I use a ventilated baking pan that ensures a crispy crust. Got it from Williams-Sonoma or Sur la Table.

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I'm jealous of all you guys that can control portion sizes... i luv mashed rudebaga but I eat way too much of it ... it's so yummy ... ahhhhh some day I'm going to work on this portion control thingy so I can vary my meals up a bit too ..
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You guys are too funny!....

After reading this thread...guess what?....I have Linda Sue's White Castle pie...in the over right now!!..yum...

Wanted to add too that on a chilly day I make a big pot of LC Chili. Basically meat ( ground beef, turkey, pork, whatever..) Sometimes I do a mixture and even throw in a little Jimmy-Deans sage sausage, anyway I brown meat off, drain, add in lots of bell peppers & onions ( I just buy the frozen kind, already chopped up etc) I add in a pack of Chili dry mix, can of tomato paste, can of diced tomatoes, garlic powder, then a dash of this and a dash of that... and simmer. i many times will also throw in some chopped frozen veggies ( any kind will work)...Let it simmer...and wa-la...Delish!!... LC, filling and totally satisfying...Even my kiddos like it!...Its basically meat and veggies...can't go wrong with that huh?...
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What an awesome thread!!!!! So far, I have been just using the staples, chicken, burgers (w/o buns of course!), salads with my favorite blue cheese dressing, eggs, bacon, stir fry cabbage, etc. I really look forward to trying some low carb recipes, especially from LindaSue.
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recipe please for pepperoni chicken!!
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pan fried veggies plus....

This goes back to when I was vegan. I take green pepper, mushrooms and onions, pan fry in butter, evoo or vco. Now I add meat, shaved beef, chicken. Sometimes I make it spicy sometimes I add cheese. Sometimes I make it Italian and add marinara sauce. I have a variation of this at least once a week.


Burrito bowls, spiced beef chicken or bison. Homemade pico de gallo. I make another salsa with the trash from the pico de gallo production. Sometimes I add cheese, sometimes not. Sometimes I make a sour cream thing, sometimes not. Sometimes I use romaine lettuce as a salad or sometimes as a wrap. Another staple.
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Well anytime I need a little variety, I head on over to LindaSue's and try out a few recipes that i haven't tried before.


my new favorite thing to eat is a concoction I came up with on my own. Really I just tweaked the Crack Slaw recipe..... alot.

I combine raw broccoli slaw and green onions, mix in some red wine vinegar and sesame oil, and top with lots of feta and thinly sliced steak. Yummm... I think I'm actually drooling just thinking about it lol.
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Sometimes I use romaine lettuce as a salad or sometimes as a wrap. Another staple.
Yum! I actually just tried this the other night. I used "just the leaves" as shells for my tacos! I didn't even miss the tortillas! Super good and crisp, I think i'm making this again for dinner tonight.
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I have made a recipe file from many recipes posted here. The three ingredient thread was a great place to start. I also like Dana Carpender cookbooks.
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Pork Fajitas
Pork tenderloin about 1 lb Thinly sliced (if you freeze about 20 mins it slices easier)
3 Tbsp Fajita seasoning
1/2 onion, sliced ( I use the dehydrated kind)
1/2 Green or red onion I mix mine
In a shallow bowl, toss pork in Fajita seasoning. In a large nonstick skillet over med. heat stir-fy pork pieces w/onion and pepper until veggies are tender (5-10 min)
You can wrap in LC wraps, I wrap in lettuce leaves top with salsa and/or sour cream.

Heidihoppi’s Bacon Sunflower Seed Salad
1 bag 16oz Broccoli washed and trimmed to nice bite size pieces
6 pieces bacon, crisply cooked into ½ in bite pieces
1/3 cup red onion slices
½ to 1/3 mayo, until it seems right
2 packets AS (your choice)
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
¼-1/2 cup sunflower seeds or nuts of your choice
½ cup raisins or craisins, optional
Combine all the above- except the seed—in a large bowl and toss well, refrigerate until you are ready to eat it. Just before serving toss in the sees/nut.


Change up chicken salad
2 Cups cooked, cubed chicken
½ Cup chopped green onion
½ cup chopped celery
½ cup shredded pepperjack cheese
1 cup mayo
Mix everything except nuts, pack tightly in covered bowl and let get happy for at least an hour. Throw a few nuts on when serve (they get soggy if you leave them in)
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Pizza quiche...mock potato salad...mock mashed taters..EVERY recipe we have tried has been amazing and worth repeating!!
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Sounds like a broken record around here....but one of linda sue's recipes. Grilled, smothered chicken. My son and I both love it!
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My new favorite lately has been the Low Carb Pancake for breakfast.

1 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1 Egg
1/2 Scoop Whey Protein Powder
Cinnamon
Splenda
Dash of Vanilla
I mix it all up an pour it into a hot skillet with melted Coconut Oil.
Cook till brown then flip over.
I serve this with strawberries. So yummy!!!
Not sure where I found this recipe, sorry to whoever deserves credit for it.

I also have to echo that Linda Sue's website has been a great source
for recipes for me. I also keep them in a binder. That binder has become my favorite cookbook :-)

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I get the BBQ spice at Foodtown, a local grocery. It's in with the 66 cent bottled spices.

I like it because it's a blend, but doesn't have sugar. If you aren't uptight about TINY amounts of sugar, you could use a seasoned salt, but do be aware it has sugar. The tiny amount wouldn't affect anyone, but I'm very rigid about knowingly consuming sugar.

A cajun spice mix (no sugar), or a chipolte pepper blend works equally well - they pass the DH test.
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