Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fluffy Chix Cook Has a New Web Address!

A big howdy-do to each of you, my sweet low carb keto friends! I'm sorry to be away again. Some of you may know that in addition to battling the lymphedema (leftover from breast cancer treatment), I also went through a 3rd year survivor cancer recurrence scare. And although we still don't have the all-clear, we have an optimistic best guess that the spots showing up on my spine and causing so much pain are not cancer--today. ;) So we get to pretend the spots aren't there for another 3 months! Yippee!

And in the meantime, I put my fluffy wings together with the fluffy rooster (Denny) and 5 sock monkey boys and got busy building a new Fluffy Chix Cook roost to call our own-with our own domain name.

Join us at Fluffy Chix Cook (click on the link below)

(Sorry Blogger- it's not you. It's me.)

We'll continue our work at the new Fluffy Chix Cook website where you will find new recipes and some of the tried and true (TNT) old recipes. Maybe told in a little different manner. ;) Gotta keep Papa Google happy, you know. And you can continue to depend on the recipe archives here at the blogspot addy. We'll pop in from time to time to check messages and comments (so please be sure to leave them!) But please share this great news with your friends. Let it go viral! ;) Cuz we want to be sure we will see you over at the new addy!!!

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Fluffy Chix Cook's new web addy http://www.fluffychixcook.com
(click on the link to be magically transported to the new fluffy website)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Squares - Low Carb and Keto-licious!

Low Carb Keto and Gluten Free Cinnamon Cream Cheese Squares Hit the Mark!

Low Carb Keto Cinnamon Cream Cheese Squares
from Cut the Wheat, Ditch the Sugar
Finally! Sheesh, where the heck have I been gallivanting? I’m thrilled to bring you our last guest blogger of this season, Leeann Mullen Teagno of Cut the Wheat, Ditch the Sugar blog. Cut the Wheat, Ditch the Sugar is a low carb, keto recipe blog filled with savory and sweet recipes that flat-out make low carb cooking easy peasy light and breezy. Her love for cooking and her calling to help inspire low carbers live a healthy LC lifestyle, eating simply prepared, real food, is a blessing to the community.

And today, Leeann wants to know, do you hanker after crescent rolls and all those gooey, yummy, high carbage crescent-rollicious recipes you used to enjoy in your former high carb life? Do you want a low carb crescent roll recipe that will satisfy you without spiking your blood sugar or insulin, that's gluten free and diabetic-friendly to boot?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Low Carb Kebabs & Indian Creamed Spinach

Low Carb Muthi Kebabs from Buttoni's Low Carb Recipes
Grab your saris girls! We're going Indian! A complete low carb Indian meal is now at your fingertips and you don't have to be a gourmet to make it authentic, either! Quick, easy, and delicious is the game plan this week. And Indian Muthi Kebabs with Indian Creamed Spinach are on the table, courtesy of my sweet friend, Peggy Hardaway of Buttoni's Low Carb Recipes.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Join The New Low Carb Keto Recipe Club on Facebook

The new Facebook Recipe Club - Low Carb Keto Recipe Club from Carolyn Ketchum,
Maria Emmeric Leeann Teagno, Melissa Sevigny,
and me-Susie T. Gibbs (aka Sooze Gibbs)
I'm super-excited to announce this!!! My friends Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food, Maria Emmerich of Maria, Mind | Body | Health, Leeann Teagno of Cut The Wheat, Ditch The Sugar and Melissa Sevigny of I Breathe I'm Hungry have teamed-up to make a terrific Low Carb Keto Recipe Club on Facebook. If you haven't joined already, I really encourage you to come join us today for fantastic recipes from the leaders in Low Carb, Keto, Paleo and Primal nutrition!! Can't wait to see your smilin' faces!

And if you need more links here you go!

Low Carb Keto Recipe Club

Fluffy Chix Cook on Facebook

Fluffy Chix Cook on Pinterest

Fluffy Chix Cook on Twitter

Fast Days Healing Days on Facebook

Friend me (Sooze Gibbs) on Facebook!

(Oh and one last teeny weeny thing, please? Don't forget to "FOLLOW" this site by either clicking on the "JOIN THIS SITE" button to the right (in the sidebar), or choosing to follow us by email. Any updates from FCC will deliver directly to you inbox! Score!!)

Thank you and now, back to your regularly scheduled programming! :D

Friday, March 28, 2014

Best Low Carb Pecan Pie Tartlets - EVAH!

BEST Low Carb Pecan Pie Tartlets
by Soren Schreiber-Katz at the Just Fork It blog
Soren Schreiber-Katz, food blogger and recipe developer at the Just Fork It Blog, talks low carb pecan pie tartlets (aka pecan tassies for all our Southern-folk reading today) with Susie T. of Fluffy Chix Cook.

Soren gives up her family recipe–and includes a gorgeous, mouth-watering, step-by-step guide to making her Best Low Carb Pecan Pie Tartlets – EVAH–complete with yummy pictures! And trust us. They truly are “best evah!” Does a fluffy chix lie about something this important? So do you want to learn how to cook delicious low carb desserts? And have you been searching for the absolute BEST low carb pecan pie tartlets? Because if you have, Soren has the solution!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Great Low Carb Potato Substitutes

Let's face it, low carb and keto, paleo and primal living isn't always easy or clear cut. People talk, you hear things. And it isn't always the "correct" information. This is especially true to the newbie. You're filled with questions and indecision. Sometimes your head reals with questions! And you want to be quick to know what's legal and what makes a great tasting substitute for your formerly well-loved foods...like potatoes!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Digestion Relief -- Shhhhhhh -- Can We Say, Constipation?

Occasional Irregularity Strikes Us All At Some Time in Our Low Carb Journey! 

Misty Humphrey of Healthy Transitions is a certified
holistic nutrition coach who gives empathy, support,
and shows you how to reclaim health!
Thanks to my dear friend, Misty Humphrey, certified holistic nutritionist and health coach, you will finally be able to answer the question of how to tame your gut and end constipation while following a low carb-keto, paleo and primal lifestyle. Misty will tell you some of the main causes for constipation and teach you how to tame those mean grumblies once and for all. Misty will give you the full poop on poop! So don't miss a word and take notes! You never know when you will face a bout of occasional irregularity.

Please be sure to visit Misty at Healthy Transitions, where you can find free online diet plans of many different persuasions (cuz face it, there's no one-size-fits-all-lifestyle-solution)...and the best part of all is that you can hire Misty to become your personal wellness coach and holistic nutrition counselor. She tailors meal plans and gives recipes to fit your exact nutritional needs!

And Misty doesn't counsel from a "high in the ivory towers position." She knows what it's like to battle disease, weight, and all the issues that come with being sick and fat. Misty has successfully maintained an 85+ weight loss and brings empathy and caring to her practice. She shows us how to "be an example of disease prevention not disease maintenance. Eat well feel well!"

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So Join Us a We Discuss: Digestion Relief, the Constipation Report!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Meet Fluffy Chix Cook's Up-coming Guest Bloggers!

The lymphedema saga continues and Fluffy Chix Cook is pleased to announce the theme of this treatment round #3 for our little Susie T. Gibbs is, “I get by with a great deal of help from my lchf, keto, paleo and primal friends!” So in advance, we thank each and every one of you who responded to Susie T’s open invitation to guest-blog aka guest-post. And here are some of the Guest-Bloggers you can expect in the coming 4-6 weeks at Fluffy Chix Cook. And, there might be more guest bloggers to come!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer Guest Blogging Posts For the Next 5 Weeks!

Fluffy Susie T. with her lovely 24/7/30 companion--
aka lymphedema bandages.
This is what I get to do the next 4-5 weeks, 24/7. It's called manual lymph drainage (massage) and lymphedema wrappings. As you can imagine, it's extremely difficult to maneuver around the kitchen and takes even longer to type one-handed--or rather, 1 handed and 1 pointer-finger. So this is an opportunity and a favor I'm requesting, from all my buddies in the blogosphere! Lymphedema is a huge inconvenience and takes life-long attention, but I am blessed that the surgeons were able to get all the nodes out of my left arm, because there were 14 of the little bastages out of 34 that had active cancer in them, and they've given me a longer life. Sure it has it's moments, but I live to love my family and friends and I'll take that.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Heavenly Healthified Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake from Cut The Wheat Blog

Sometimes I just have to stand in awe of the talented cooks, chefs, recipe developers and writers in our low carb, keto, paleo/primal community.

Dayum, shahzayum! That's a mouthful! But not as big a mouthful as her heavenly stack of "Oh-Sweet-Baby-Jesus-Of-The-Golden-Fleece-Diapers-Hold-Me" deliciousness that is Leeann's Strawberry Shortcake recipe. Leeann is the creator and cook extraordinaire of Cut The Wheat Ditch The Sugar, a spectacular low carb blog that you simply must visit. And visit often!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Creamy Low Carb Chicken and Dumplings

Low carb and luscious, bone broth simmers for hours.
Join Susie T. for the Fluffy Chix Cook secret to Low Carb Chicken and Dumpling Bliss. And while you're here, she'll clue you into alternate uses for Low Carb Dumplings - Susie's Tweak. You won't believe you are living a low carb, keto lifestyle with this delicious recipe for the ultimate comfort food.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I Have a Dream (aka A Low Carb Dumpling In Every Pot)

Low carb chicken and dumplings the stuff diet freedom
and dream are made of...
Psylli Susie T. of Fluffy Chix Cook, has a dream. A dream of which she is certain, Dr. King would approve. A dream of health and low carb freedom. and paleo-prosperity for all Americans, no, the entire world. Join her as she discusses why a low carb dumpling in every pot, or a pot of low carb chicken and dumplings in every kitchen could end world domination of evil food giants threatening and enslaving all of humanity.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Rockin' Radish Browns

Keto-licious brunch totals only 7g Net Carbs! Radish
Browns compliment fried eggs, bacon, turkey sausage
and Psylli Turmeric Pancakes

I believe I’ve mentioned once or twice, that Sunday brunch is a special thing between Denny, “the boys” and me. We try to cook a beautiful brunch each week as a way of having time to relax and visit, drink a few cups of quality decaff coffee, and catch up with what’s gone down the previous week and what we face in the coming week. The kitchen feels warm and inviting, the fragrances emanating from it smell divine, and time slows down. Relaxation and joy in the moment is the order of the day. Brunch is the meal I look most forward to each week.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Of Low Carb Breakfast Tacos and Psylli Wraps

Do you think a low carb, keto-approved and gluten free tortilla or wrap is a myth or worse, an oxymoron? Well, Susie T. and Fluffy Chix Cook can show you that low carb, gluten free, keto wraps ARE possible and more, taste awesome! Convenience and flavor-together again. Yippee!

(Apologies in advance--this is going to be one of Fluffy Chix Cook's long-winded posts in praise of a dear friend's Psylli Wrap, a near-perfect and dead-easy low carb tortilla and wrap alternative that is a must-have in your rotation. There are two recipes in this post: one for an amazing Egg and Sausage Breakfast Taco and the other is for my tweaked version of DocP's Psylli Wrap. So be patient. Get a cup of coffee, and come right back now, ya here? Set a spell!)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sentimental Journey - Texas Forever

People always ask, "You Texans. Psssshhhhaw! You all act like you're the eighth wonder of the world over there. What's so special about Texas?"

Well this is a departure from our typical food posts. This is a sentimental journey and a tribute to all the members of my family from this great state of Texas, whom I adore. This was sent to me by my brother-in-law, whom I've known since I was three years old. He's really a brother, not a BIL. In fact, both of my brothers-in-law are more brother, than inlaw. But I digress.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Low Carb Asparagus Soup

Low Carb Asparagus Soup is a perfect low carb, keto side.
People often assume cream soups are heavy; big calorie and carb-bombs. But that couldn’t be further from the truth with this easy and delicious, Asparagus Soup. In 35 minutes or less you can whip this soup up and hold it until you’re ready to serve dinner, or make it ahead and serve it chilled.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie - Deconstructed

Deconstructed low carb chicken pot pie (with
a Mozzarella Stuffed, Parmesan Crusted
Revolutionary Roll just cuz we can)!
We grew up eating Southern comfort food. I am a product of my upbringing. I adore creamy, comfort-y food. It may get boring to you guys that FCC doesn’t post as many “Mediterranean,” “clean-looking,” “healthy-looking,” “light dishes.” I cruise the diet sites and think, “Wow, those are beautiful dishes, I should start making more of 'those'." (Fill in your “those” blank, now.)

The reality is, I do make “those” dishes now and then…mainly in the summer, when it’s hot as hades here in H-town; when we’re all sittin’ around in our underwear, fryin’ eggs on the sidewalk. Then it’s “light foods,” and salads, and Mediterranean food.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Low Carb Beefy Fauxtato Soup - MMMMmmmmmm Good!

Beefy Fauxtatoes Soup with Gruyere Cheese Croutons
We’ve had unseasonably and unreasonably cold weather this winter. In Houston, that just doesn’t happen, and it leads me to question whether or not Global Warming is just a bunch of malarkey? I won’t be distracted from my appointed rounds by politics. So let me say instead that when cold weather strikes, we strike back—with soup! Yes, my friends (all 2 of ya’s), soup is what cures the chilblains of your soul.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Soup, Soup, Soup, Low Carb Soup

We interrupt this blog for a late-breaking, low carb news bulletin. Houston shut down in a state of emergency as temperatures plummet below 32°.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mac N Cheese Zoodles (aka Low Carb Macaroni and Cheese)

Shannon Harding's Mac N Cheese Zoodles from
The Low Carb Dish
My friend Shannon Harding from The Low Carb Dish, a low carb Facebook Group I belong to reminded me about a one-time-true-love. Blue box macaroni and cheese. Yes, I’m a child of the 60-70s and I adored the blue box as soon as I was allowed to taste it (which wasn’t often—Mama was a scratch-cook). I love the Brady Bunch, Leave It To Beaver, and yes, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Is it any wonder I’m fluffy?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Korokke - Beef and Fauxtato Croquettes Rule School!

Japanese Korokke - Delicious Low Carb Beef and
Fauxtato Oven-Fried Croquettes
It’s a funny thing how life goes. You’re walkin’ along, minding your own beeswax and things fall into your lap in heavenly accord. That’s what happened last week during a FB session. I saw the heavenly of heavenlies. Japanese Korokke.

If you’re like me, you just said, “Runnnhhhh?”

And your next thought was, “What tha hayull (Texan for h-e-double hockie sticks) are Korokke? They sound like some new-fangled Russian food.”

But you and I would both be wrong.

R-O-N-G, wrong.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Low Carb Cream Gravy – The Southern Elixir Of Comfort and Life!

Southern-style Low Carb Cream Gravy...mmmmMMM!
Ok, claiming that Low Carb Cream Gravy is the Southern cure-all for anything is risky business these days--even for us DFSWs (Delicate Flowers Of Southern Womanhood). We don’t want to get in trouble…but, will say that Cream Gravy, when made properly—aka low carb, makes foods taste better! Especially if those foods also happen to be Oven Fried Anything (like Fluffy’s Oven Chicken Fried Steak) or Roasted Smashed Fauxtatoes!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Oven Chicken Fried Steak - The Dinner of Southern Champions!

Oven Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy and
all the fixin's is low carb and loverly!!
Dang! Sometimes a recipe is so versatile you just have to shout it from the rooftops. So here goes!

I LURRRRRVE (Texan for L-O-V-E) Fluffy Chix Cook Low Carb Bread Crumbs!

There I shouted it.

Low Carb Bread Crumbs are so versatile. They work like a champ on everything from Oven Fried Zucchini, to Oven Fried Green Tomatoes, Oven Fried Okra and Onion Rings, Oven Fried Fish, Oven Fried Chicken and yep, you guessed what’s next…Oven Chicken Fried Steak.

No. I am NOT kidding.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Roasted Smashed Fauxtatoes

Roasted Smashed Fauxtatoes a great low carb, keto side.
Cauliflower, perhaps the most beloved veggie in the low carb universe, gets prepared soooo many ways in the blogosphere: roast it, toast it, slice it, dice it, send it through a blender…get the picture? Cauliflower is a low carb darling, maybe the poster child! On any given day millions are making mashed cauliflower in their kitchens—avowing it’s resemblance to mashed taters. Swearing allegiance to it!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Atkins Day 14 - The Final Day of 2 Weeks of Inspiring Induction Meals! Ends With (da da duhhhhhh) Crack Slaw!

Jambalaya Crack Slaw is a twist on normal
Crack Slaw made with ground beef. Jambalaya Crack
Slaw features chicken, sausage and shrimp.
Unless you were just dropped off the turnip truck last week, you’ve heard about Crack Slaw. Heck, maybe you’ve even made it. The recipe is legion and has been flying around the low carb world as long as I’ve been around (over 14 years) and maybe longer.

It’s an unlikely recipe for such fame. It’s simple food. Maybe even peasant food. But it has the 3 mysterious components that when combined, goes viral with enthusiasm: cheap, easy, delicious. That’s it.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Atkins Day 13 - The Mighty Juicy Loosey

The Big Nasty = The Mighty Juicy Loosey, low carb,
keto, Atkins Induction-friendly and lovin' life.

First of all I have to apologize to the academy. My pic of the Mighty Blue Cheese Juicy Loosey is an old image. I was too incredibly, PSYCHOLOGICALLY starved at the mere thought of this beauty, there was no way I wasn't gonna sit down and enjoy it piping hot and melti-licious as soon as it came off the fire.

There I said it. By the time these bad boys were off the grill and on our plate, it was as if my tummeh was sayin’, “Get. In. Mah. Belleh!”


And who am I to argue with “the man?”

Monday, January 13, 2014

Atkins Induction Dinner - Day 12 (Chicken and Sausage Cobb Salad)

Chicken and Sausage Cobb Salad with Balsamic Dressing
We enjoyed another salad last night, just so we can prove to all the haters that Atkins Induction is filled with salads! Salads, salads, salads! (Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!) NOT! You can eat your 12-15g of Net Carbohydrate Foundation Vegetables any way you want them: as salads, as raw veggies, as cooked veggies! Just make sure you eat ‘em each day!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Atkins Induction Day 11 - A Newbie's Guide to Meal Planning!

Well whaddayaknow! We DO eat salads during Atkins Induction!
When you first start out on Atkins Induction, meal planning may feel daunting. How do you count carbs? How do you know you won’t run out too soon? How do you know WHAT to eat!? Oh my! Intimidating! You only have 20g of Net Carbs during Atkins Induction? As I’ve demonstrated on my fasting days (not part of Atkins Induction), it’s easy to eat 20g of net carbs in a single meal! The CHALLENGE is figuring out how to spread those carbs over an entire day – 3 meals and possibly snacks if you need them!

Venison Meatloaf Makes a Great Atkins Induction Dinner!

Venison Meatloaf - a GREAT Atkins Induction Meal
I love windfalls. Completely unexpected, we were blessed this week with a windfall of epic proportions! A friend brought us a package of ground venison, some venison backstrap, and wild boar steaks along with a bit of venison sausage. I couldn’t believe our good fortune! You see, we grew up with hunter-gather daddy who loved to hunt and fish. Most of our meat was shot, caught, or wrestled to the ground with pure skill and cunning! And Dad was feeding a family with 2 growing boy, plus 3 daughters with healthy appetites, in addition to Mom and WaWa (Dad’s mama). So that was no easy feat to bag enough wild game for that size a family. But he did it. Successfully!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Atkins Induction Day 9 - It Needed Eatin'

The perfect bite...Atkins Induction-friendly Taco Bell
Enchirito Copykat.
In Texas we have a saying, “He needed killin’.” It’s known as the “Texas Defense.” And it’s a doozy!

Over the years, I’ve modified the Texas Defense to my own needs. It’s become the primary mantra of my inner Fluffy Chix (you know, the diva one or aka my inner-DFSW)—and you may not know, I actually have 3 mantras, cuz if one is good, then three have to be much better. As you know, a DFSW is a delicate-flower-of-southern-womanhood. “It needed eatin’.” Is the Fluffy Chix Cook’s Texas Defense, and refers to any item in the pantry, fridge or freezer just achin’ to be murdered and “et,” as we say in Texas.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Atkins Induction Dinner Day 8 - Pan Roasted Lemon and Thyme Scented Brussels Sprouts Rock the Casbah!

Lemon and Thyme Scented Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Who says simple equates to boring? Sometimes I’m the most grateful for the simple, quick meals we throw together and enjoy in all their glory! This entire meal came together in less than 20 minutes from icebox (that’s Texan for refrigerator) to table. Of course I did have quite a bit of help from the grill-meister, Denny Crane who made FANTASTIC Moroccan Pan Seared Chicken Fingers while I made the Lemon and Thyme Scented Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Atkins Induction Day 7 - Lucky Leftovers Rule!

Lucky Leftovers = BBQ Pulled Chicken and Cheese
Open Face Sandwiches with tomato and red onion
and Turnips Greens with Ham in Potlicker
Leftover Jalapeno Cheese "Corn" Muffins can be
make Induction-friendly and are winners!
Remember the Jalapeno Cheese "Corn" Muffins from
Day 1 of Atkins Induction?
I hear a lot of people grousing about “having to eat leftovers.” A friend’s hubby is very vocal about eating leftovers (or rather, NOT eating leftovers.) But learning to love leftovers is in your best interest. It’s convenient, saves food loss, saves electricity and labor time cuz you can cook once and eat many times, and it helps you adhere to your eating plan. In short, leftovers are “no brainers.” In fact, we love and depend on them so much, I call them “lucky leftovers.”

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Rotisserie Chicken Makes a Great Dinner With Leftovers

Atkins Induction dinner - Rotisserie Chicken
I’m not above eating prepared rotisserie chicken. The HEB rotisserie chicken is really delicious, moist, convenient, and isn’t too jam-packed with questionable ingredients. And I will confess—when I’m swamped, or pooped, I buy it. And lick my fingers after every bite!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Put Induction Friendly Tortillas Back On The Menu - Atkins Induction Day 5

Coconut Pumpkin Tortillas are Induction-friendly
Sundays in our house always come with a big breakfast or brunch and endless hot cups of coffee. It’s our time to leisurely decompress and enjoy visiting with each other, having amazing coffee and delicious food. There is no diet mentality, not even when we’re doing Atkins Induction. Not at brunch nor any meal. Deprivation optional is our philosophy.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Fajitas Make An Easy Atkins Induction-Friendly Meal

Chicken Fajitas make great Induction-friendly meals.
We had dinner at my sissy's house. Most people just beginning Atkins Induction would look at going to dinner at someone's house with more than a bit of trepidation and fear. Oh my gosh, what if the hostess serves a meal filled with carbs? How do I tell my hostess that I'm dieting? Or worse, I don't want to let anyone know I'm on a special diet or that "whacky, fad diet, Atkins." How do you handle eating out--at a restaurant or someone's house without a lot of fretting?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Atkins Induction Day 3 - Chicken Piperade, A Quick Weeknight Dinner

Chicken Piperade- a fancy name for Pepper Chicken

Chicken Piperade is a fancy pants name for chicken and peppers. It’s quick, easy to make, makes terrific leftovers (freezes and reheats well), cheap, and tastes like you cooked for hours instead of 30 minutes.

Chicken Piperade is also flexible. You control the carb count of the dish by deciding how many portions of the veggies to serve along with the chicken—so for those of you afraid of consuming 9-12g of net veggie carbs in a meal, it’s easy to just cut back on your veggie serving size.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Egg Skillets - BRINNER Is An Atkins-neer's Best Friend

Here is a recipe (a non-recipe, really) near and dear to my heart. On days when I just don't feel like cooking or have a lot going on, simplicity is the name of the game and getting food on the table in the quickest amount of time is the object. Those are the days I adore BRINNER (Breakfast as Dinner).

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014 Atkins Induction - Day 1

Start the New Year right! Low carbohydrate nutrition tastes great!

Slow cooker "barbecue" pulled pork is easy and
makes great leftovers.
Many of you know I follow a low carb, alternate day fasting diet where I eat a calorie restricted level every other day and eat an Atkins-style OWL diet the rest of the time. It's worked very well for me because of a few health issues: recovering from late stage hormone positive breast cancer, PCOS (pre-surgical menopause)-which is now considered Syndrome X, asthma, diabetes type 2, and familial Parkinsonian tremor, among other fine diseases of metabolism. I have familial hypertension and am on inhaled asthma drugs and also take a hormone inhibitor for cancer therapy which is called an aromatase inhibitor. Any one of these diseases has weight gain listed as a side effect of the disease and the medicine that controls it.