Sunday, April 29, 2012

Crockpot Chicken and Rice recipe

2 slices bacon, chopped
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Cornish game hen
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced celery
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 cup white rice
1/2 cup wild rice blend
3 cups homemade chicken bone broth (or enough to cover chicken)

Soak rice for one hour, rinse and strain. Set aside.
Fry bacon in cast iron skillet. Set aside.
Add olive oil to bottom of crock-pot and spread evenly. Add bacon. Place chicken in crock-pot, then add remaining ingredients in order given.
Cover; cook on low for 3-4 hours or until rice is tender. Uncover and let stand 15 minutes or until remaining liquid is absorbed.
This served 2.

Cucumber Nori Salad recipe

4 slices raw cucumber
1 Spicy Nori Strip, crumbled
1 teaspoon sunflower seeds
5 black olives, crushed with fingers or sliced
1 Tablespoon red clover sprouts
1 teaspoon olive oil
Pinch black pepper

Lay out on serving plate in order. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Chicken and Eggs recipes

I'm making more of an effort to get my mom to stick to a Low Carb/High Fat (LCHF) meal plan. She only has 1 Rx left to wean off of and she has really been pushing to eat too many carbs lately! So, I played around with a couple of recipes tonight that gave us a total of about 2 carbs per plate.
Spicy Chicken Thighs

2 chicken thighs (with skin and bone in)
3/4 Tablespoon chopped garlic
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon bacon grease (not pictured)
Mix together the four spices on a plate. Lay the chicken (skin-side) on the plate and coat.

Heat the oil/grease in cast iron skillet on medium-high. Cook the chicken on each side about 7-10 minutes, making sure it is cooked through to the bone.
Served 2.
Baked Cheesy Bacon and Eggs

2 eggs
2 bacon slices
1 Cheddar cheese slice
2 teaspoons butter
2 Tablespoons sprouts of your choice (not pictured)
Brown the bacon in a cast iron skillet on medium-high. Do not over-cook, as it will continue to cook in the oven. Melt a teaspoon of butter in a muffin cup or ramekin. Wrap a strip of bacon around the inside of the cup. Break an egg into the cup. Cook in 350F oven (or toaster oven) for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and place half slice of cheese on top. Return to oven to continue cooking for 5-10 minutes longer, until cheese is melted and egg is cooked as desired. Top with sprouts.
Served 2.
I garnished with black olives.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Grilled Cheesy Apples recipe

I saw a recipe yesterday that I just had to try. You can find the original here on 1840 Farm's blog: Grilled Cheese for Everyone. So, here is my quick version!

1 apple, center-sliced in 1/4-inch pieces (I used an organic Daisy Girl)
raw cheddar cheese, sliced thinly
organic butter
Heat cast iron pan on medium; add pat of butter. Melt. Place 1 slice of apple in pan, cover with slice of cheese, add another slice of apple. Slightly brown apple and then turn to brown the other side. Cook until cheese is melted.

Let cool slightly. This will be a bit messy. But, oh so yummy. Enjoy!