Those recipes all sound so good and are inspiring' date=' so thanks very much!
I've made several things lately:
Stir-fry Turkey thighs. I get out 2 medium sized ziplocks and put 1 turkey thigh in each. I squirt in some lower carb Ginger Terryaki, soy sauce, nampla (thai fish sauce), La-Lu and Sriracha sauce, and dark sesame oil.
I mush the sauce all around the thigh, close up the bags with the air squeezed out. Then I toss them in the freezer and by the time they are frozen-they are well-marinated and then when you pop them from the freezer to the fridge for a couple of days they marinate some more.
I hunted around for the lowest carb Asian stir-fry mix at the stores and just buy the same kind every time now. I popped the chicken thigh in the 350* oven for 1 hr while I walked, then I chopped a little fresh broccoli and add it to the bag of veggies while sauteing it. Let the turkey cool and chop it into the veggies. Pour the same sauce ingredients as above into the stir-fry pan and heat everything up. Then I tossed on some fresh bean sprouts and stirred them in.
Cool Asian Slaw:
Sauce: I use 1 c Best Foods light mayo, juice of 1 lemon, 1/3 c of tarragon vinegar, splenda to taste, celery seeds, 1 t dark sesame oil, a tiny bit of La-lu oil (hot chili oil), and 1 T 1/2 and 1/2 and add more if needed for sauciness.
Take a small frying pan and put in 1/2 t butter, heat it and add 1/4 c slivered almonds. Roast and turn almonds on lower heat till just barely golden on one side.
Take 1 1/2 cups of a bag of Broccoli slaw and toss it in a bowl with 1/3 c of the slaw sauce and toss with the hot almonds.
It's a meal in a bowl and the contrast between the zingy dressing and the toasted almonds is a nice romance.
Wild and long grain rice (super low carb compared to regular rice) I hunt for the lowest carb ones.
Cook it up, add 1/4 c pecan pieces to your portion of cooked rice. With this rice I can eat over 1/2 cup at 25 grams carbs.
I had to eat some of this one night when I hypoed by accident. The rice combined with the protein was used along with a little juice and glucose tabs to get me through the next 4 hours.
I made my sage sausage and kale soup and this time I added cumin, coriander, thyme, and rosemary. This is the one thing I would have on a deserted island besides chocolate with almonds and an equally yummy dream-boat of a guy.
Hunts has the lowest carb spaghetti sauce I have found in any of the local grocery stores. I use the Garlic and Herb as a base and add low carb tomatoe sauce, browned low fat Italian sweet sausage, along with 1/2 c celery, chopped fine, 1/4 c chopped green pepper, 1/2 c onion, 1 fat tea. crushed garlic, 1 T crushed Italian seasoning, very little s and a good hit of freshly grnd. pepper, and 1 c of good red wine. I also added an ingredient I get at my Frmer's mkt and it has olives and chopped peppers which adds a perfect zing to the sauce. Simmer all and serve it over Shiritaki fettuccine noodles with shaved parm on top.
I buy the cans of chicken from Trader Joes and it is the best canned chicken I have ever tasted. To it I add the light mayo, a little basil, dill, 1 small chopped sweet pickle, a tiny bit of diced celery, celery seed, fresh parsley if I have it and 1/6th of a small tartish apple. This makes 3 big chicken salad sandwiches. I serve it on low carb Sara Lee 45 cal. wheat and honey (only 5 grams a slice).
There's more but this post is super long as it is. Hope this gets those synapses firing!