Thursday, May 31, 2012

You Choose, Please? The Next Post is Your Choice!

Sometimes bein' the boss of cheese and ketchup is rough.

First Culprit - Armadillo Eggs are the first part of a Leftover
Love Story. Eat Armadillo Eggs one night and the
next night they morph into Texas Chicken Pizzaiolo.
Often times I feel like I'm a fake. Sure the 'boys' think I'm large and in charge, but truthfully, anything bigger than a breadbox would qualify as 'large and in charge' under the 'boys' existing definitition.

The neighborhood tomcat could be identified as LAIC under their definition. The dang, huge Skippy the Squirrel could hold the LAIC name badge according to the 'boys' working definition. It's really a bit of a dubious honor here at Mid-Chapparal (See? I can't even get us qualified to be High Chapparal. *sigh*) to be declared as LAIC.

So back to the fake thing...I know it looks like I'm super organized and full of vim and vigor but sometimes I fake it 'til I make it. And I've been fakin' it a lot these days. By the

Monday, May 28, 2012

Bloomin' Onion Bread and Bacon Cheddar Ranch Blossom Bread Guilt Free Low Carb Gluten Free

Bloomin' Onion Bread and Bloomin' Ranch Bread - It's Bloomin' Diabolical Deliciousness! You can just call it Crack Bread if ya wanna!

Bloomin' Onion Crack Bread shouldn't be
low carb and gluten free, but it is...this is a true story!
It all began with that danged ol’ bloomin’ onion bread picture on Pinterest. *sigh*

I’m serious. Obsession glommed onto me like nobody’s beeswax and I knew I had to recreate it in Susie’s Low Carb Gluten Free World. That bread had to live here in my world or I’d just bust!

See? This is what’s wrong with me.

I lust.

I do.

I lust after food.

I wish it didn’t have to be this way. I wish I was an eager overachiever who only thought about health and fitness and who lusted after lunges or sprints or lifting large masses. Instead, the only large mass I consistently lift is my “assssspirin bottle” from one

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fluffy Chix Cook Has a Featured Post on Recipe Lion for Memorial Day

Memorial Day Blessings and Thanks
to those who fight and fought to
keep us free!
Wow, we are honored and excited to participate in Recipe Lion's Memorial Day blog post. Matthew over at Recipe Lion posted about it today and I feel so honored to have a feature. I just thought it would be a little paragraph and a recipe. Turns out it's a complete meal and he included the entire Memorial Day Menu!

I'm very excited because these articles and coverage are among the first pieces of exposure for Fluffy Chix Cook! And Fluffy Chix Cook is grateful for the validation and confirmation that the track and vision of FCC is on target!

Joe over at Craving Sugar News has also been very awesome to include Fluffy Chix posts and I hope that little by little (and with your help too!) word is getting out. We'd ultimately love it if Fluffy Chix had tons of people runnin' around playin' in our tiny acre of Texas!

Hope you will go check out both Memorial Day posts:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Low Carb Zucchini Fries and Yellow Squash Fries Too

Big Green Monsters, Fluffy Little Tails and Sneakin Around in the Dark...

Zucchini and Yellow Squash the bunnies of
the garden!
You’ve all heard about the Easter Bunny, right?

I lived the life of a Texas Transplant for a few years in my misspent 20-somethings. Living in the wilds of Denver, Colorado, just 6 blocks from Washington Park in an old neighborhood called Old South Gaylord, truly felt like a whole other life.

Old South Gaylord was a picturesque little neighborhood, filled with incredible people, and soooo different from Texas - my beloved state to thee I sing.

What are the odds, but I met another Texas Transplant only 3 doors down? What a fun time in our life! We’d sit out on the front porch every night and would all yell over at all the neighbors sitting on their porches.

And oh my, the crazy Front-Porch-Martini-Parties we’d throw! FUN! This would go on all summer long. I

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chile Lime Coleslaw - Perfect for Memorial Day

The "Boys" - Kevin, Buddy, Tony, Schylling, Zippy,
their little dog WeeWee and WeeWee's baby, Skeeter
protesting Chile Lime Coleslaw in "Occupy OakLane".
Chile Lime Coleslaw...It's Low Carb, It's Paleo Friendly...but still isn't Sock Monkey Approved.

This is a true story…

It’s a story of terror. Of heat. Hot Texas nights and cold sweats.

Many of you will take one look at the ingredients listed here and say, “Oh no she ‘itn’t! No way! I’m not loco! Pshhhaw!”

I know. Many of you might be right.

The ‘boys’, you remember our sock monkey boys: Buddy, Tony, Kevin, Schylling, Zippy, and their little toy dog WeeWee, and WeeWee’s baby Skeeter, all think I’m nuts.

I think they may have a touch of PTSSD (post traumatic simian stress disorder), cuz they say, “Mom, you’re not makin’ that insane salad crap are you?”

And I see them quake just a tiny bit.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Low Carb Gluten Free Wiener Schnitzel

Low Carb Pork Cutlets frying in olive oil in a teflon pan!


“We need to talk.”

“Is this my Conscience again?”


“Is this God?”


“It would be more fun if we did this as a Knock Knock joke, you know.”

“That’s trite. I don’t do Knock Knock.”

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cast Your Vote NOW!!!

Ok guys! I need a little help, please!

Indecisions buggin' me...
I am having problems deciding on the next blog post. My mind is tied up in all kinds of knots this morning and I simply cannot proceed until I work out this dilemma. Would you help me? Please, purty please?

This is your chance to tell me in a comment, just exactly what you want to see me write for my next post!!! Just drop even a one word comment and let me know which of these you want the recipe to the most! I will be back later on to check it out and the winning recipe will be blogged!

(Click the read more button to see piccys of the candidates!)

Here are your choices!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Splendid Low-Carbing by Jennifer Eloff Plays the Southern Card!

Green Beans, Bacon...Pot-Licker (or Liquor)...smells like Texas. And home.

Splendid Low-Carbing by Jennifer Eloff is a Mecca for low and controlled carbers!
I was all set to talk about Chile Lime Coleslaw, and then I saw a blog post by a good friend of mine and felt I could use my time better tellin' you about Jen and her cookin'!

Many of you may be familiar with Jennifer Eloff over at Splendid Low-Carbing, but some of you may be new comers to the low carb world and may not be aware of the incredible body of work Jen has worked tirelessly to compile over the last 10-12 years or more! So many delicious recipes both savory and sweet. Nowdays, she has a large body of recipes suitable for gluten free and even more that fit Paleo nutrition as well. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Low Carb, Gluten Free Lemon Blackberry Ice Cream

Low Carb Gluten Free Lemon Blackberry
Buttermilk Ice Cream so good, you may
just drink the mix without freezin' it! I did... *blush*
Update Completed! Recipe Ready...

Howdy sweetie pies! Coming soon to a blog near you (here)...Low Carb Lemon Blackberry Buttermilk Ice Cream...

This is the soft serve state immediately post-churning in my oh-so-ancient Donvier Mama & Daddy gave me for my 21st birthday back in school. It's already hot and muggy in Hell, er, I mean Houston and so it was meltin' at a pretty fast clip! But it still ate good!

Looks good enough to eat, doesn't it?

Yeeehawwww! Guess how many grams of net carbs are in it per 1/2c serving?

Go ahead. Guess.
You'll never guess (unless you read the comments of the Revolutionary Hot Dog Bun post for the hint.)

See ya back here late this afternoon or early evenin' after we finish ropin' the goats and feedin' the hogs and stuff...

Monday, May 14, 2012

Revolutionary Low Carb Hot Dog Buns, Sandwich Rolls and Wraps

All Low Carb! All The Time! Hehe! Low Carb Rolls and Wraps That Will Have You Feelin' The Love!

Low Carb, Gluten Free Revolutionary Buns make
weekend fun-time grilling something to look forward to again.
Weekends felt special, growing up in our family. It seemed like every weekend,  three houses of neighbors and their bazillion kiddos got together and had a party.

The dad’s cooked something up on the grill or pit. The mom’s made great sides and desserts and through it all, our WaWa (Daddy’s mom) would solidly pitch in to help cook and also smooth the madness that was constant activity among the Gibbs family, the neighbors and kids running helter skelter. She was the running board on our sailing ship. Without WaWa, we were difficult to direct.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Low Carb, Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Lemon Rosemary Cupcakes With Sugar Free Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream

Low Carb, Diabetic Friendly, Anti-Cancer Paleo Super Hero Goes Lemon Yellow for Mother's Day!

Low Carb Lemon Rosemary Cupcake with Sugar Free
Lemon Cream Cheese Icing gets infused with
Tart Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream Mix - also low carb!
A funny thing happened on the way to the hot dog stand.

Remember I claimed yesterday on facebook that I would be posting the Revolutionary Low Carb Hot Dog Buns and Revolutionary Wraps today. I wanted to get that post in for you to have in time for Memorial Day grill-outs! Wahhhh! Mea culpa!

Sorry to you mommys out there where ever you may be! I almost completely forgot Mother’s Day is this Sunday.

So here’s a reminder you all! Go get your flowers and sweet thoughts and cards. Both Denny’s and my mamas are celebratin’ with our Lord this year and are too far away for our cards and baked offerings to make it to them in time, and our sock monkey boys look innocent, but their memory’s are worse than mine - so no Mother's Day cards or presents from them!  *sniff*

I interrupt this regularly scheduled Hot Dog Post to bring you the amazing. The fantastic. The one of a kind, Lemon Upon Lemon Upon Lemon Low Carb Cupcakes and Low Carb Buttermilk Ice Cream recipe – just in time for Mother’s Day! Not a spec of gluten anywhere!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Low Carb Gluten Free Soy Free Flour Tortillas

Texas! The land of Tex Mex, Tex Ritter, Boot Hill and now...the Low Carb GF SF Flour Tortilla

Low Carb GF SF Flour Tortillas make this Fauxtato,
Egg and Cheese Breakfast Taco a daily taste treat.
What if I promised you a pony?
Ok, I would like to give you a pony but your significant other would probably have my head on a platter and although low carb, it would not be good eats. Some people thrive on monkey brains, but mine aren’t so hot these days – post chemo!

So instead, what if I promised something simple?

Oh like, what if I promised you lifelong satisfaction, longevity, and a comfortable way of eating?

Ok, that still sounds a little lofty.

What if I promised you would never crave TexMex again?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Parmesan Crusted Stuffed Revolution Rolls

A Cheese Delivery System Inside a Cheese Delivery System Wrapped in Cheese!

Wahhhh! Robert Petry!
Remember when we were kids?

One of us would say, “Pretend that I’m…blah, blah, blah.”

And you would say, “Ok! Pretend I’M the mother and…”

Well, as we like to say in Texas, "This is a true story. We do hope you try this at home. No prior experience necessary - amateurs welcome."

I think this image says it all.

Don’t you?

Would you be disappointed if I tell you that although there is a “story” and there is a recipe, no corroborating photos exist?

If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Baked Ham & Swiss Egg Cups with Spinach Tomato Green Onion Sauté

For some reason I channeled Dr. Seuss last night – again. I blame it on the Tomato Stack...

Baked Ham & Swiss Eggs set to become
my newest breakfast obsession.

I scored a free ride on the Cheeburger Cheeburger (No-Coke-Pepsi) Express last night, compliments of Denny Crane. Truth was I was draggin’ tail and could not get the energy to rustle up some grub for Denny and the “boys”.

Oh the boys woulda been the easy part, just fling ‘em a banana and a couple of peanuts and they’re set! Sock monkeys don’t take much feedin’. But Denny is a bit trickier. Turns out all I had to do was pretend to take a package of chicken out to defrost for dinner. Who knew?! Remember that trick!

I started obsessing about yet ANOTHER image I found Verrrrrry Pinspirational! Pinteresting enough to make and to make it up on my "You Pinspire Me" Board.

And the obsession began. I obsessed about how to change it. How could I own it? How could I make it mine-all-mine!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Conclusion of the 2Week Atkins Induction Challenge

Our morning walk today. Beautiful but already
starting to feel the heat from fire! (Ahem, summer.)
Conclusions, Measurements, Assessments

I woke up this morning.

Yeah. I woke up! When you’re knock, knock, knockin’ on 50’s door, that is a fork in this Texas girl’s road that becomes increasingly important with each passing year. More so this year, because of the fight with Stage IIIC Breast Cancer. (Don’t really understand yet why I’m so insistent about putting caps to those words…hmmm. Points to ponder.)

Thanks for waiting so patiently as I get caught up here in the Fluffy Chix Roost. I’m long overdue to deliver the 2 Week Atkins Inductions results. The 14th Day ended Sunday at midnight. I kissed it goodbye, filed it under “done” and am ready to climb that ladder into OWL! Come on ladder. Feets don’t fail me now!

Although staying at 20g of Net Carbs per day was pretty easy, peasy, the part of me that is headstrong and wants what I want, when I want it, really hates being confined with restrictions. Especially now after

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 1 Giveaway Results Are In!

Tony, Zippy, Skeeter, Schylling and W2 wait impatiently.
You could smell the excitement in the air. Of course, with 5 sock monkey boys that’s no big surprise. They could hardly contain themselves, waiting for the stroke of 3 o’clock p.m.

Every 2 minutes I’d hear, “Is it time yet?”

“Mom, is it time?”

“Are we ready to draw?”

And of course there was the usual competition for “shotgun” position. Every one of them wanted to be the one to draw

Grilled Ribeye Steak With Asparagus and Blue Cheese Mixed Greens Salad

Day 14 - 2Week Atkins Induction

Grilled Ribeye, Asparagus and Spring Salad with Blue Cheese
Grilled Steak.

Nothing signals summer in our house like grilled steak. And you may be saying, "Wait! It's not summer, yet. It's still snowing in my town."

You may be right. But in Texas, when the thermometer rises over 80°, it's summer, baby. Like it or not. Welcome to Hell.

You want to know the Official Steak of Fluffy Chix the world over, or at least in Houston?

Ribeye. Of course. (Porterhouse nips on Ribeye’s heels, though.)