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Tuna Casserole

The Ingredients:

4 – 5 oz cans Tuna, packed in water, drained

6 oz. Fresh Green Beans, cut in 3rds

12 oz Cauliflower, cooked and chopped, about 2 cups

3 oz. Onions, diced

3 stalks Celery, chopped, 4 oz.

4 1/2 oz. Mushrooms, sliced

4 Tbsp Butter

8 oz. Marscapone or Cream Cheese

1/2 c. Heavy Cream

8 oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded

2 tsp. Salt

What to Do:

Pre-heat oven to 375*

Cover green beans with water, boil for 10 minutes and drain.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over med-high heat. Add mushrooms, onions, celery and saute for about 5 minutes. Stir in marscapone or cream cheese, heavy cream, salt, green beans and cauliflower. Stir well and heat through, add tuna and mix thoroughly.

Pour into a 9×13″ casserole dish and spread evenly. Top with shredded cheese and bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes until cheese is golden and bubbly.

Makes 8 servings.

I served this over spaghetti squash as shown above in the photo.

Nutritional Information:

Sodium: 1028 mg     Fat: 36.44 g     Total carbs: 6.21 g     Fiber: 1.8 g          NetCarbs: 4.41 g     VeggieNetCarbs: 2.75 g     Protein: 21.88 g     Calories: 437

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Beef Stew

The Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs Beef steak or Stew meat, cut into cubes  (I had 27.5 oz)

10 oz. Green Bans, fresh, cut in thirds

5 Green Onions/Scallions (2.8 oz)

1 small Onion, chopped (5.1 oz)

5 stalks Celery, chopped (6.8 oz)

6 small Turnips, peeled and chopped into large pieces (22.7 oz)

4 c. Beef Broth

2 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. black Pepper

1 tsp. Oregano, dried leaves

1/2 tsp. Thyme, dried

1 Bay leaf

3 c. Cauliflower, cook it and mash it

What to Do:

Put everything except cauliflower into a large crock pot, cover and cook on low for 10 hours.

After cooking is done, stir in the mashed cauliflower and serve.

Makes 10 servings.

Nutritional Information:

Sodium: 720 mg     Fat: 15.41 g     Total Carbs: 10.69 g     Fiber: 3.7 g     NetCarbs: 6.99 g     Veggie Net Carbs: 6.5 g     Protein: 17.16 g     Calories: 247

Asian Cabbage Soup

The Ingredients:

1 small-med head of Cabbage, sliced or chopped (23.7 oz)

4 stalks Celery, diced (7.2 oz)

2 med. Zucchini, diced (14 oz)

4 clumps of Oyster Mushrooms, woody stems removed (7.6 oz)

7 Green Onions/Scallions, sliced (2.8 oz)

10 c. Chicken Stock

2 Tbsp Sesame Oil

1 tsp Minced Garlic

1 tsp. Ground ginger Paste

1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

What to Do:

Bring Chicken Stock, garlic, ginger, sesame oil to a boil over high heat in a large pot.

Add celery, cover, reduce heat to med-high and cook for about 4 minutes.

Add Zucchini and mushrooms, cover, return to boil and cook for 2 minutes.

Add Cabbage and scallions, cover, return to boil and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Remove from heat, stir in soy sauce and serve.

Makes 10 servings.

Nutritional Information:

Sodium: 638 mg      Fat: 3.02 g     Total Carbs: 8.88 g     Fiber: 3.1 g     NetCarbs: 5.78 g     Veggie Net carbs: 4.6 g     Protein: 6.55 g     Calories: 81

 

Cajun Gumbo

This recipe is a time consumer. Takes all in all about 2 hours start to finish, but anything really wonderful takes time to slow cook, it’s worth the time and effort. Makes a very large pot of gumbo that freezes really well. Take a Sunday and get to cooking, you will lots of leftovers for a quick easy meal later. 🙂

The Ingredients:

1/2 c. Butter

2 lbs. Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage

1 lb Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage link, sliced in half lengthwise & chopped

1 lb Farmland Cubed Ham

1 lb Chicken, cooked and chopped

12 c. Chicken Stock

24 oz. Okra (I use frozen chopped Okra)

3 Green Bell Peppers, seeded and chopped (I got 33 oz)

2 sm-med Onions, chopped (12 oz)

5 Green Onions/Scallions, sliced (2.3 oz)

8 stalks Celery, sliced (12 oz)

2 tsp Minced Garlic

7 oz can Diced Green Chiles

6 oz can Tomato Paste

10.75 oz can Tomato Puree

28 oz can Diced Tomatoes, do not drain

1/2 tsp Thyme

1/2 tsp Tarragon

3/4 tsp Oregano

1/2 tsp Basil, dried

1 Tbsp Cumin, ground

1 Tbsp Salt

1 tsp Black Pepper

What to Do:

Melt butter over med-high heat in large stockpot, add ground sausage and cook until until browned and crumbly.

Add smoked sausage and ham and stir well, cook for a few minutes just to heat through.

Add everything EXCEPT Okra and cooked chicken to the stockpot and stir well to combine, increase heat to high and bring to boil.

Cover, reduce heat to med-low and cook for an hour stirring occasionally.

Remove lid, add Okra and cooked chicken to the pot, stir well to combine, increase heat to med-high and bring to a simmer, cover and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat, stir and serve.

If you like spicy, add red pepper flakes and/or your favorite hot sauce. This recipe can easily be changed to a seafood gumbo but omitting any of the proteins and adding crab, shrimp, oysters, etc. Or simply add them to this recipe also.  Seafood, however, would need to be added at the end of the cooking time along with the Okra.

Makes 34 – 8 oz bowls or 17 – 16 oz bowls, nutritional info below reflects the 8 oz bowl.

Nutritional Info:     Sodium: 1024 mg     Fat: 11.94 g     Total Carbs: 9.74 g     Fiber: 2.7 g     Net Carbs: 7.04 g     Veggie Net Carbs: 4.78 g     Protein: 11.85 g     Calories: 192

Ratios:     Carbs: 20%     Fat: 56%     Protein: 24%

Creamy Spinach Dip

The Ingredients:

5 oz. Spinach Leaves, roughly chopped

5 oz. Water Chestnuts, chopped (8 oz can, drained)

3 oz. Leeks, sliced and cleaned, approx 1 medium leek

7 oz. Celery, chopped, approx 2 large stalks

2 oz. Onions, finely chopped

3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

16 oz. Mayonnaise

16 oz. Sour Cream

1 tsp. Paprika

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

1 Tbsp Parsley flakes

1 tsp. Onion Powder

1 tsp. Celery Salt

1/2 tsp. Celery Seed

1 Tbsp. Chives, freeze-dried

5-6 drops EZ Sweets

What To Do:

Mix all the chopped veggies together with the mayo, sour cream and spices. Viola! Yummy dip for parties, and for utilizing other recipes. Great over a piece of chicken or fish as well.

Makes approx 10 – 6 oz. servings.

Nutritional information:

Sodium: 523 mg     Fat: 40.2 g     Total Carbs: 8.36 g     Fiber: 1.4 g                          Net Carbs: 6.96 g      Veggie Net Carbs: 4.66 g      Protein: 2.67g     Cals: 414

Ratios:     Carbs: 8%     Fats: 87%     Protein: 5%