Spaghetti Squash Boat with Italian Sausage and Spinach​

There are so many Keto recipes, but I think this one is definitely a winner. I would not add or change anything to this recipe below. More often than not, I will make a new recipe and instantly have a list of ingredients that I will change. But not this time. Not to mention, I was in the kitchen for a total of 30 minutes. You are literally prepping, cooking, and cleaning the kitchen for 30 minutes, and you are DONE DONE. Read More

Tofu Stir Fry

Last night was my first time cooking Tofu. I never had the interest to eat it let alone cook it. However, my daughter refuses to eat anything other then fish so I here I am looking on Pinterest for more meal ideas. I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across this Tofu stir fry recipe.

It took me 15 minutes to prep and cook, so that is a huge win for me. You all know that I cook every day for a family of 5 so I feel like I live in the kitchen. Well, the kitchen and laundry room.

The one thing that I love about stir fry is you can use whatever items you have in the kitchen. There aren’t any wrong items you can cook with. Just choose your favorite items to saute and get to cooking.

Ingredients

  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 tsp of coconut oil
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 heads of broccoli (florets)
  • 2 cups of mushrooms
  • 15.5 ounces Tofu
  • Brown rice or Cauliflower rice, or vegetable pasta
  • 4 tbs reduced the sodium soy sauce

Heat a Large pan and add oil and vegetables. Cook for 5 minutes then add mushroom cook for another 5 minutes and remove from pan. Slice Tofu in 4 squares and cook for 2 minutes all sides. Add vegetables back and add soy sauce. Serve over rice

You have chosen to read any blog but you chose mine and I’m honored!

~Belladonna~

Enchiladas The Keto Way

Sometimes I lie in bed thinking about food and what I should make for dinner the next day. Did I mention that I’m full when I do this? As you all know I love Pinterest and that is my go-to spot to find awesome meals.

Well, just the other day I stumbled across a real beauty. I look for low carb meals to prepare for dinner. So, I mostly rely on Keto recipes. But I have to either reduce or eliminate the cheese on the desired meal.

I always add more carbs to my meals for my family. So after I remove my portion I will then continue to prepare their dish. For instance, I added black beans to the enchiladas and then wrapped the mixture into soft shells. For my Pescatarian I added meatless sausage and all of the same ingredients below.

Once you get used to preparing 3 separate meals for everyone you will move quickly through the kitchen.  A sense of pride will come when you discover a multitude of ways to prepare the same meal that will please everyone.

Okay 4 ways to eat this

  1. Over a bed of lettuce
  2. Over Cauliflower Rice
  3. Soft shell or hard shell taco
  4. Meatless Sausage

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Pound skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Onion
  • 3/4 cup Enchilada Sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 Avocados
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 4 ounceGreen Chile peppers
  • 2 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • Iceberg lettuce or your choice of lettuce

Non Keto Add in

  • Black beans
  • Soft tortilla shell

Pescatarian Add in

  • Meatless Sausage separate pan

And all the same ingredients listed above

In a large heated pan add coconut oil and sear both sides of chicken breast. Remove from pan and add onion enchilada sauce water and green chili peppers add shredded chicken thighs back to the pan or keep them whole.

If using meatless sausage cook it the same way and at the same ingredients.

Next the choice is yours. Choose one of the four options or all of them. 😁

You could have chosen any blog to read but you chose mine and I’m honored!

~Belladonna~

 

Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Gravy

The world has gone crazy over the Keto diet. I ignored everyone that said anything about it. I was so over hearing the word Keto….unitl I googled the benefits of choosing a Keto lifestyle. I hate to admit but the more I read the more I fell in love. I thought to myself ” I can do this”. The recipes are endless and the option to add carbs for my family works perfectly for every meal.

So if you are interested in my new found love then come along and enjoy the journey to good eaten and a slim waistline. I will have a few recipes each week. My goal is to show the world that you don’t have to starve yourself to be fit. FOOD IS IMPORTANT. The types of food that you are eating is the key to weight loss and your overall health.

Now first let me mention that low carb lifestyle change plans will tell you to stay away from certain fruits and certain vegetables. You need to find out what works for you and what hinders your progress. We are fabulously different on the outside as well as the inside. What works for one person may not work you.

Let me stop babbling and share this amazing meal.

Please feel free to add roasted or sautéed onions, green peppers, red peppers, squash, zucchini or broccoli for healthy side options.

Ingredients

  • 10 Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 tsp Lawrys
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • Plant Based Veggie Patties

Ingredients For Gravy

  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 8 Ounces Mushrooms
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 2 tsp Garlic
  • 2 tsp Basil
  • 2 Cups chopped Spinach (Optional)
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese

Chicken Thighs

Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towel and trim off excess fat. Season the chicken thighs with lemon juice. Let it absorb the lemon juice for 15 minutes. Combine the garlic cloves and herbs. Seasoning Chicken or veggie patties. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat and sear chicken thighs in batches until browned on each side and no longer pink in center (about 8 minutes each side, depending on thickness).Transfer to a plate; set aside and keep warm.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

On the same pan or skillet, put the olive oil and add the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and cook until soft. Add the garlic and herbs. Stir in cream, bring to a simmer, then reduce heat and continue cooking until sauce has thickened slightly. Stir in the parmesan cheese and allow it to melt through the sauce while occasionally stirring. Return chicken to the pan.

Please watch the short video below and please share comments after making it.

You Could have chosen any blog to read but you chose mine and I’m honored.

~Belladonna~