Daily Archives: March 11, 2011

Meatloaf Florentine

The Ingredients:

2 – 10 oz. boxes of Frozen Spinach, whole leaf

1.25 lbs.  Ground Turkey 93/7 fat

1 lb. Ground Beef 85/15 fat

3 large Eggs

12 oz. bag Frozen Onions, chopped

4 cloves Garlic, pressed through garlic press

1/2 c. Golden Flaxmeal

2 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Black Pepper

1 tsp. Chili Powder

2 tsp. Bacon Grease

3 oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded

3 oz. Mozzarella, shredded

What to Do:

Put frozen spinach in a dry pan, cover, cook on medium heat until thawed, stirring occasionally to break it up.

Add onions and garlic to spinach, turn up heat to med-high, add bacon grease, stir well and cook uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool down.

In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients and mix well, then stir in spinach mixture when cooled slightly and mix very well.

Scoop mixture into large loaf pan (mine was very full!) or divide into 2 loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours for one large loaf pan.

Makes 14 servings (cut into 7 large slices then again down the middle)

Sodium: 644mg     Fat: 20.32g     Fiber: 4.2g      Net Carbs: 3.31g           VeggieNetCarbs: 2.0g     Protein: 20.17g     Calories: 322

Ratios: Carbohydrate: 9%     Fat: 57%     Protein: 34%

This is especially good when you take one serving, slice it in half and pan fry till crisp on each side. Doesn’t dry out at all, so moist!

Bacon Green Beans Almondine

The Ingredients:

4 Slices Bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces

2 – 14 1/2 oz cans of French Cut Green Beans, drained well

2 oz. Natural Sliced Almonds

1 tsp. Bacon Grease

2 Wedges of Laughing Cow Cheese

What to Do:

Fry bacon in large pan until crisp, add extra bacon grease to pan, stir in green beans and warm through.

Add the Laughing Cow Cheese and stir until melted and creamy

Stir in Almonds.

Makes 4 servings

Sodium: 351mg     Fat: 22.17g     Fiber: 5.0g     Net Carbs: 5.33       VeggieNetCarbs: 3.59g     Protein: 8.81g     Calories: 267

Ratios: Carbohydrate: 15%     Fat: 75%     Protein: 10%

Creamy Leeks with Bacon



The Ingredients:

2 very large Leeks (14 oz after cut) Tops and bottom cut off, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thin and rinsed very well

3 oz. cooked crumble Bacon

4 tsp. Bacon grease

2 wedges Laughing Cow cheese

What to Do:

Heat bacon grease in large fry pan over medium to medium-high heat until melted, add leeks and stir until wilted, add crumbled bacon and laughing cow cheese and stir until melted.

Makes 4 servings

Sodium: 668mg     Fat: 15.15g     Fiber: 1.8g     Net Carbs:  10.53.06g     VeggieNetCarbs: 12.27g     Protein: 10.64g     Calories: 237

Ratios:   Carbohydrate: 25%     Fat: 58%     Protein: 17%

This is a great way to get the whole days veggie net carbs in at one time if you have run way short on them, I tend to use a half a serving over a piece of protein to add to my daily intake.

How to Cook an Artichoke

1. Cut top of artichoke off about 1″

2. Trim pointy tips of leaves off with kitchen shears

3. Trim stem so it’s flush with bottom of artichoke globe

4. Fill large stockpot with  a steam basket with 2 quarts water and bring to a boil over high heat

5. Put trimmed artichokes in steamer basket over boiling water, cover, reduce heat to med-high and steam for 45 minutes without lifting lid.

6. Enjoy them! If you do not know how to eat an artichoke… You peel each leaf off and scrape the meaty portion into your mouth using your teeth and tossing the rest of the leaf, once you have eaten all the leaves and have reached the purple leaves inside, take a spoon and scrape those little purple leaves and the little “hairs” on the top of the heart into the garbage, I cut the heart into 4 pieces and enjoy every bite of that heart!

7. Many people like butter to dip in, or plain mayo, but I like to use a mixture of 2 Tbsp Mayo, 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder and 1/2 tsp. Lemon Juice. Very Tasty.