Keto Friendly Vidalia Onion Cheese Pie

Wow, this is so good! It did not last long in this house! The crust got a little too brown but is was still good.

 

 

  • 2 Tbsp Butter or Coconut Oil
  • 2 medium Vidalia or other Sweet Onions, thin sliced
  • 8 ozs. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ Tsp Sea Salt
  • ½ Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Chipotle Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a heavy skillet, sauté the onion until tender and caramelized. While the onions are cooking, spray a pie plate with no stick spray. I use coconut oil that has no propellants. Beat the eggs, cream and seasonings in a bowl. Spread the cheese in the pie plate. Add onions on top of cheese. Pour egg mixture over all. Bake for 35 minutes based on your oven temp. Remove from over and let sit for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

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Ham, Cauliflower and Bacon Stew – Lo Carb

This another lo carb slow cooker recipe that is so easy and so good. What’s not to like? Ham and bacon!!!! Yum!

 

 

 

  • 3 cups Ham, diced
  • 1 lb Cauliflower Florets fresh or frozen
  • 6 ozs. Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ¼ cup Heavy Cream or Coconut Milk
  • 15 ozs. Chicken Stock, can or homemade
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves Garlic, peeled and pressed or chopped
  • 8 ozs. Cheddar Cheese, grated. I buy the block cheese and grate it myself. That way there is no added extras in my cheese.
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp. Onion Powder

6 Green Onions, chopped as a garnish.

Mix all ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours.

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Lo Carb Crustless Asparagus Quiche

img_0053This recipe is so good! I found it over at www.locarbyum.com . It is going to be a go to recipe for company breakfast! It can be made the night before. Just let the pie dish get to room temp before baking.

 

 

  • 8 ozs. Asparagus, steamed
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach (I used a mix of spinach and pepper greens)
  • 6 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 ½ cups Mozzarella Cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsps. Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and pressed or chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch pie dish. Set aside about ¼ cup of beaten egg. In a large bowl, combine the rest of eggs with 2 cups of mozzarella cheese and garlic. Stir in spinach. Pour into pie dish. Layer the asparagus on top of egg mixture. Pour reserved egg on top of asparagus. Sprinkle the ½ cup of grated cheese and the parmesan cheese on top. Bake for about 30 or until the edges are brown.

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Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Keto Friendly

img_0049I found this recipe over on www.eatingwell.com . It is a great tasting vegetarian dish, but more importantly to me it is Keto friendly. I am getting back to my keto diet after the holidays. Time to get back on the weight loss wagon. I use this as a side for a main dish. You can also serve it as a snack with blue cheese dressing on the side. But watch for the carbs in the dressing if you are on a low carb diet.  You can also add 4 ounces of crumbled blue cheese into the buffalo sauce which is what I do. And BTW this would be a good football game snack.

 

  • 8 cups 1 ½ Cauliflower Florets
  • 2 Tbsp melted Coconut oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • ¼ Tsp Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Fred’s Red Hot or similar hot sauce, for a real kick use Habanero
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce
  • 1-2 Tbsp melted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. I use either Pompeian coconut oil spray or Bertolli EVOO spray that have no propellants in them.

Toss the cauliflower, oil and salt in a large bowl. Then spread on the baking sheet. Set the bowl aside you’ll need it later. Roast the cauliflower until its beginning to soften and brown on the bottom, 15 to 20 minutes. Your mileage and oven temps will vary.

While the cauliflower is roasting, combine hot sauce, sriracha, butter and lemon juice in the large bowl. Add the roasted cauliflower and toss with sauce to coat. Return the cauliflower to the baking sheet and roast for another 5 to 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

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Low Carb Buffalo Blue Cheese Omelet

I just bought a Kindle cookbook on Keto recipes and this was a fast and easy one. It is from Elizabeth Janes’ “Breakfast Ketogenic Cookbook: Quick and Easy for Weekdays / Brunch for Weekends”. I love buffalo wings, buffalo sliders and even buffalo cauliflower bites. This is yummy!

This recipe can feed two to four people depending on the size of the individual omelets.

  • 4 ozs. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 Tbls Blue Cheese crumbles
  • 2 Tbls Hot Sauce like Sriracha (or to your taste)
  • 6 Eggs, beaten
  • 2-4 Tbls Butter or Coconut Oil
  • Sea salt and Pepper to taste

Garnish: Sliced green onion or salsa

Heat a non-stick pan over Medium High heat. Melt enough butter or coconut oil for one omelet. Combine the cream cheese, blue cheese crumbles and the hot sauce in a bowl. In a microwave heat this mixture for about 15 seconds. Mix well until incorporated.

Pour the amount of beaten egg into the pan. You can use half for two generous sized omelets, a third for 3 or a quarter for four omelets. When the egg is set and firm spoon some of the buffalo sauce on half of the omelet. Fold the omelet over to cover the buffalo sauce. Cover and cook for another minute. Remove from the pan and keep warm in the oven while you finish the rest of the omelets.

Depending on your garnishes the carbs can be as low as 2 grams per omelet.

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Low Carb Squash and Cheese Casserole

I have been eating low carb/ketogenic since July 1st and I feel great. I’ve lost 6 pounds.  I’ll be posting more low carb recipes but I won’t forget about my comfort food recipes.  This is a great make ahead for breakfast if you have company. Just be sure to let the cast iron warm to room temp before putting it into the oven. I will add a photo to this recipe sometime in the future. I didn’t get to the casserole before everyone started in on it! LOL. It was good.

  • 4 slices Bacon
  • 2 small Squash, Zucchini, Yellow or a combination, grated
  • 8 oz Cheese, any kind you want or have on hand, (I used Pepper Jack), shredded and separated
  • 12 Eggs, beaten
  • Salt and Black Pepper to your taste

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut the bacon into ¼” to 1/2“ pieces and fry to crispy doneness. I use my deep cast iron skillet for this recipe. Remove from pan and set aside. Turn off the heat.  Leave most of the bacon grease in the pan. Pour the beaten eggs into the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Add the grated squash to the eggs. Stir slightly to mix. Add half of the shredded cheese. Mix slightly. Spread bacon pieces across the top of the egg mixture. Spread the remaining cheese across the top.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Depending on your oven’s cooking temperature, start checking for doneness at 30 minutes

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Low Carb Hamburger and Green Bean Skillet

gren-beans-smallI found this easy and simple recipe over on the Low Carb Yum blog. I used fresh green beans because I have had a bumper crop of my yard long green beans and my Red Chinese Noodle Beans. We have eaten them fresh and I have 6 one gallon baggies in the deep freeze. I used a pound of beans because I wanted to stretch the recipe. But if you are using frozen green beans you can reduce it to 8 ozs. if you prefer. Enjoy!

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  • 1 lb Ground Beef, Venison or Bison (add 3 tbls of Butter if you use the Venison or Bison since they have very little fat)
  • 1 lb Fresh Green Beans
  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and pressed
  • 1 8 oz. can sliced Water Chestnuts, diced
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Soy Sauce sprinkled over finished dish

 

If using fresh green beans blanch in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside. Brown the ground meat with the garlic in a large skillet. Season with salt and pepper. When fully cooked add the green beans and the water chestnuts. Heat on medium low setting for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, sprinkle with soy sauce and serve.

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