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.