Low Carb-in’ It Up

If you know me in the slightest, I am a magnet for sickness. Not that I’m always sick, but when I’m sick, I’m reaaaal sick forever. So of course, since colds and the flu and upper respiratory illnesses are going around in my area, I’m basically dying over here. Being sick, I have no energy to work out, nor can my extremely sore throat handle that pressure. While I’m waiting to go to the doctor and, hopefully, have her fix me up, I’ve been looking to incorporate some low-carb meals into my diet.

Here are a few I’ve found in my searching that look delish.

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Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats by Skinny Taste

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Pesto Zucchini Noodles by Perry’s Plate

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Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder by Iowa Girl Eats

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Baked Spaghetti Squash and Cheese by Skinny Taste

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Chicken in Creamy Green Onion Sauce by Low Carb So Simple

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Cauliflower Pizza by Umami Holiday

Enjoy!

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Fruit Pizza

I made this for Thanksgiving and the picture came up on Facebook. I can’t believe I never shared it!

For the crust, I used a sugar cookie mix. I know, I know, I should have made it from scratch but it was Thanksgiving and I had five other dishes to make.

For the Pina Colada Sauce..

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup coconut

Mix thoroughly.

Then for the toppings, you can do whatever you’d like. I shot for blueberries, more coconut, strawberries, raspberries and mandarin oranges.

Make sure that your fruit isn’t soggy or wet, because the sauce is already wet, and will make the crust soggy if it sits around all day.

Enjoy!

 

Margarita Pizza

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Nomnomnom!

Dough:
1 3/4 – 2 1/4 cups of flour
1 envelope Pizza Yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup of very warm water
3 tablespoons oil
garlic

Pizza toppings:
two tomatoes
enough fresh mozzarella to fit your liking
olive oil
salt, pepper, other seasonings

Firstly, make the dough and roll into the size that you’d like. Then brush one side with olive oil and seasonings. Grill one side for about a minute, then repeat the oil and flip. Flip three times until you are on the side that’s been cooked twice. Place the cheese and tomatoes on top and season. If the cheese is not melted enough, stick in the oven at 200 degrees or “warm” to finish it off. Cut and eat! So amazing and simple!

What have I been up to?

So I know I’ve not been posting lately, so I figure I’ll show you what I’ve been up to.

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Being in love 🙂

WP_20130208_007Buying cute stuff.

WP_20130207_016Watching the cat enjoy the fire. Haha, she just discovered what it is and that it’s warm.

WP_20130207_009Ate some good food!

WP_20130207_004Drank out of this 😀  WP_20130206_020 WP_20130206_019 WP_20130206_018 WP_20130206_017 WP_20130206_016 WP_20130206_015 WP_20130206_014 WP_20130206_011 WP_20130206_009 WP_20130206_008

WP_20130210_004 WP_20130210_003 WP_20130210_002 WP_20130210_001Been running by this beautiful lake.

WP_20130204_006Made some black bean brownies. Recipe found here!

WP_20130202_010Finally made a chalkboard menu! Sorry, I was too lazy to rotate it.

WP_20130124_006Made margarita pizza for the first time. Also, found here.

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Went to go to see my FAVORITE band, The Used. It was my second time seeing them, and this time it was at a much smaller venue. So amazing. Look at that beautiful man! 😉 Bert McCracken!

WP_20130122_003Alex just loved the concert. He hates crowds and loud “angry” music.

WP_20130120_004I went to Lone Elk Park, which is a wild life preserve for elk and buffalo.

WP_20121129_054 WP_20121129_037Went on a Cheesecake Factory date for my birthday 🙂

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WP_20121130_002 WP_20121206_001Working, working, working. Appraisal Secretary right here.

WP_20121217_007Cute salt and pepper shakers! Adorable!

WP_20121229_001Got toooooooooons of gift cards for Christmas.

WP_20121220_007These silly doves stayed on our porch for a couple days.

WP_20121216_009Got a cute hat for my birthday 🙂

WP_20121219_002Made this wreath for a Christmas touch!

WP_20121228_002Bake, bake, bake!

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And cute pictures of the cat….cause, why not? She’s beautiful!

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Long post, but as you can see I really haven’t been up to much. At least the kitty is adorable! ❤

Finished pizza!

Make the dough/crust.
Slap on some sauce.
Add .5 ounces (just the container it comes in) of Gorgonzola crumbles and some mozzarella.
Add garlic salt, fennel, basil and red pepper flakes.
Throw on chopped spinach.
Brush egg wash (bit if water and an egg white) on crust.
Toss in oven 425 for about 15 minutes.

Enjoy!

If I ever have a dinner party…

So, sue me. I’ve been stuck on pinterest. But it’s only because I’m looking for fun things to make and on there, I can SEE what looks good, rather than just reading a recipe and guessing.

All these little things are so cute, I had to share!

Cheesecakes in jars

Yum! I love cheesecake!

 

7 layer dip shots.

7 layer dip.

 

Mini apple pies

Mini apple pies!

mini grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup shots

Adorable!

Mushroom Pizza Bites

I hate mushrooms, but these do look pretty delish…

Cheesecake Strawberry Bites

Drool, strawberries filled with cheesecake!

 

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Tomato Ricotta Pizza from AllYou

I tried the previous recipe I posted from the allyou magazine! Here is my updated recipe!

You will need…

Pizza dough (or make your own)
Olive oil
One tomato
Part skim ricotta cheese
Garlic
Assorted fresh herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, sage (we got ours from our garden!)
Spinach
Parmesan cheese

Make your pizza dough, however it is you do it.
Pour enough olive oil to cover the bottom crust lightly, brush the crust once over too.
Add the ricotta-the recipe calls for one cup, I just threw some on there-enough to cover the bottom in a medium layer. You really have to get in there with your hands since ricotta is so packable.
Chop some spinach and throw it on top, along with some chopped up garlic.
Chop up the tomato into thin slices and spread it around the pizza
Throw some more spinach on, along with the herbs.
Sprinkle some Parmesan on top, and add some salt, pepper, red pepper, whatever.

Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes.

Enjoy!

YUM.

I was at Wallie world today, and allyou magazine caught my eye.

Doesn’t that look amazing?!
I can’t wait to try it, and let you guys know how it turned out, but it looks delicious!

Also, I tried Oberweis’ chocolate milk this weekend. I’ve always seen it around, in their fancy glass containers, so I went for it. Pros: it was pretty good, cool container. Cons: expensive, not even a gallon, not mind blowing.
Overall, it was pretty good, but I’ll stick with heresy’s syrup and milk!

What’re your thoughts?

Mine are that of sleep; I’m off to bed!

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Easy But Delish Pizza

This is really just a cheese pizza, but hey, I think it’s delish…

You will need…

Crust
Sugar
Olive oil
Water
Yeast (we use pizza yeast)
Flour
Salt

Pizza
Mozzarella cheese
Cheddar cheese
Garlic
Red Pepper
Fennel
Greek Seasoning
Oregano
Basil
Sauce (homemade is the best, but we’ll use pasta sauce for convenience)

Make the crust. If you don’t have the yeast with the instructions, I think it’s 2 teaspoons sugar, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 2/3 cup water, yeast, shake of salt, 1 3/4 cup flour. I always end up adding more flour.

Make the pizza. The end. Just kidding, but really, you guys know how to make pizza!

Throw some sauce on there, enough to cover the bottom crust. Don’t use too much, since your making your own dough, it may get soggy.

Toss the spices on ( I usually do my spices before and after the cheese layer for double the flavor)

Sprinkle the cheese to your liking, and mix it around. (Spinach is good on top too, yum!)

More spices.

Voila!

Pop it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Really, the time always varies, so just keep an eye on it. Also, when you check on it, check the bottom because sometimes you think oh this can cook longer but the underside is burning. So keep an eye out!

Enjoy!