Monday, February 27, 2012

Low Carb Sugar Free Chocolate Mousse

Creamy, Dreamy, Floaty Clouds of Chocolate Deliciousness

Low Carb Sugar Free Chocolate Mousse
with Sugar Free Macerated Strawberries
The other night Kevin (you remember Kevin, one of our sock monkey “boys”) was sequestered to the chain gang in the kitchen doing dishes and he said, “Mom, why don’t you ever make dessert for the inmates in this joint?”

To which I calmly answered, “Kevin are you forgetting the chocolate dipped strawberries I made you, Daddy, Buddy, Tony, Schylling, and your little dog Wee Wee, and Wee Wee’s baby, Skeeter for Valentine’s Day?”

Kevin replied, “That’s so “two weeks ago,” we’re “over here” now, Mom. And besides, strawberries are not dessert food.”

I snapped at him, “They are when you dip them in scumpt-dilly-ish-ess sugar free low carb chocolate ganache scented with orange and fresh thyme!”

He said nothing, stared at me intently, then turned his nose up and pronounced with derision, “Psssshaw! Fish food.”

Friday, February 24, 2012

Grilled Mediterranean Lamb Shoulder Chops Won't Give The Cold Shoulder

Mediterranean Lamb Ain’t Misbehavin’

Grilled Mediterranean Lamb Chops with Pickled Onions
and Asparagus in Ghee
Oh, you will feel the love from these Lamb Shoulder Chops, grilled to perfection. No cold shoulder for you! These tasty lamb chops combine so many things I adore – lamb, fresh herbs (I grow them in pots on my patio), lemon zest, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and olive oil.

Best of all? These Mediterranean-style grilled lamb chops are brought to you by the color Brown. Cooked to medium rare over a blazing hot fire sears the outside, creating tantalizingly crispy rendered “crust” while preserving the moisture of the delicate flesh

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pickled Onions – Onion Pickles

Pick a peck of pickled onions!

Onion Pickles or Pickled Onions - doesn't matter, just pick a peck!
 It doesn’t matter whether you call this delectable condiment pickled onions or onion pickles, because you will still feel excitement and the burst of spring with every bite. Best news yet? They take mere minutes to make. Pack a wallop of nutrition. And onion pickles cost almost nothing to make. Aunt Bea would have liked this recipe, because these onion pickles don’t take months to develop, nor do they require any heavy equipment like home pressure canners, canning tongues, you get the idea.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Trader Joe's Is Comin' to Town!

Whoa Nelly! Can You Feel The Excitement?

Photo by Rick Francis/AP
 Yep, Trader Joe’s is comin’ to town and that’s even better than Santa Claus coming to town. Get ready, folks, because I believe there will be humongous over use of exclamation points in this post – you have been warned!

I (and a few dozen Houstonian Foodies) have been breathlessly waiting for Trader Joe’s, the famed California retailer, to establish an outpost anywhere near Houston.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Low Carb Sausage, Egg, Cheese Biscuit Sandwich

You Can’t Get These at MickeyDs!

Low Carb Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
with Sauteed Spinach & Garlic and Strawberries
 I promised to show you a breakfast sandwich fit for royalty and a promise is a promise! I used the recipe for Low Carb Biscuits to make one of the most jonesalicious breakfasts, ever. There I go with the “exaggerations” again…

In the case of the Low Carb Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit, it’s not a specious claim! I seriously crave these sandwiches and will eat them at any meal. They’re not just for breakfast anymore! Haha! Seriously, they’re quick, easy,

Friday, February 17, 2012

House Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Homemade, Soy Free, Gluten Free, Preservative Free! You will feel so free you'll prance!

House Vinaigrette Salad Dressing is drool worthy!
Sure, House Vinaigrette Dressing doesn’t sound like it’s a sexy topic for a blog post. But how many minutes do you spend reading the labels on the backs of the salad dressings in the condiment isle at the store? How many times do you audibly gasp at the number of carbs on the nutritional panel? All those ingredients I just can’t pronounce, much less identify by sight, scare the crap outta me!! *eek*

How often do you shake your head at the apparent need of food manufacturers to add

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sugar Free Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Devil or Angel, Will You Be My Valentine?

Sugar free chocolate dipped strawberries.

Sometimes a recipe looks good on paper and totally bombs during execution. This is the story of a sugar free chocolate dipped strawberry that almost “wasn’t.” There were a few tense moments and curses coming from the SusieT kitchen. And had I been anything other than a cheapskate, tightwad, a nearly failed sugar free chocolate ganache would have ended up in the trash bin. But Denny and a quick google and voila! What happened next was so great; I simply had to share – just in case this ever happens to you!

I don’t cook desserts very often. Not only do we count every carb, but I feel our carb budget

Friday, February 10, 2012

Asparagus In Ghee

Spring Has Sprung - the “asparaguys” arrived!

Ahhh Spring! Asparagus and lamb - does it get better?

Asparagus In Ghee, such a simple recipe. Three ingredients – four if you add black pepper, five minutes, and bam, color you done. In return, your family will give awards and gifts for being such a swell cook. And you will fall in love with asparagus.

Asparagus, those crunchy, green stalks that herald spring, bring comfort. As one of the first vegetables out of the ground and to market in the spring, asparagus brings

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Put Biscuits Back On The Menu

That’s right, I said Biscuits! And they’re low carb too!

I split these with a fork to get all the yummy craggy bits!
Yearning for a BIB (Breakfast in a Bun), but think it's impossible with a low carb, gluten free lifestyle? Fluffy Chix Cook is going to make your dreams come true. Enjoy a big, fluffy low carb, keto and gluten-free biscuit without guilt or cheating on your diet!

Diet? Diet? Who does that anymore?

What if I told you that I diet (Shhhhh! Yes I said the D-word, that dreaded four letter curse!), lose weight and chow down on a Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit almost every morning? Would you believe me or would you squeal like a little girl, again?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Home From The War

My new luxurious growth of curly black 'n white hair!
Hi Honey, I’m home! Sorry to be MIA for so very long! I simply can’t believe my last post was in October. Thank you for your patience and hope some of you have remained followers despite my reprehensible lack of upkeep here at Fluffy Chix!

I wanted to title this post, “What’s Black ‘n’ White and Red All Over?” (In honor of my salt & pepper locks and the radiation burns left on Ginger’s remains. Just look at that picture! I have little tiny hairs growin’ out mah head, my eyebrows and eyelashes are growing in again, too! Praise God!)