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Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls with a modified filling of cauliflower rice…

I remembered why I don’t make these that often (like every ten years or so)! Head of cabbage – core and place in a large pot of boiling water.img_1641-2As the cabbage cooks and the leaves wilt (slightly) remove and place in a ice bath. Brown hamburger (or ground turkey), and remove.  Shred a carrot (for sweetness), and slice of a purple onion (again for sweetness). I cheat and use the packaged rice cauliflower – super easy.  Place in a pan, add the hamburger, onion, carrot, and a teaspoon of garlic.  I also added a bit of ground pepper, paprika, and oregano. Stir, and cook until the onion is translucent.Line your crock pot with the odds and ends of the cabbage.With each cabbage leaf, remove the hard stem.  Place a bit of the filing in each leaf, roll up like a burrito or egg roll.Place in the crock pot on the extra leaves.  Layer until complete (usually two layers).  Place another leaf layer in between the rolls.Again, I cheat (too much homework), and use spaghetti sauce.  I usually just use whatever is on sale.  Pour over the cabbage rolls.  Cook on high for 5-6 hours or until the cabbage is cooked through and everything is tender.img_1656-1David’s plate.  Some of the rolls didn’t stay together.  Oops.  Still tasted good.My plate.  You can not tell the difference from not having rice in these beauties.  They are time consuming to make but so worth it.img_1666So good.


kale · low-carb diet · Recipes · zuchini boats

Sauteed Kale

Sauteed Kale.  Another dish that is, of course, low carb.  I have tried the dried Kale that several bloggers rave about…but I did not like it.  Yes, it was crunchy.  It was also bland, bitter, and just yuk, to me anyway.

I so prefer this…

I have this wonderful garlic infused olive oil. I love the flavor it gives without the burnt garlic (yes, I burn it).
I added a 1/2 of a large purple onion (I love the color contrast).
Saute until translucent
Add a bag of rinse and dried kale.  

Saute until wilted.  Add kosher salt and pepper.

I serve this with many dishes, but recently the zucchini boats.
low-carb diet · Recipes · zucchinni

Zucchini Boats – Low Carb

Low-carb diet.  Yep.  I am doing this…to try to get some of this weight off.  Losing some will help me manage my health…or at least try to manage my health.  This will be first of many recipes, hopefully. 

Brown ground beef, and onion (I had a purple one – use what you have).

 Clean zucchini, and remove the seeds or pulp from the middle.
 This creates “little” boats.
 Take the hamburger, onion, add the pulp, and Parmesan cheese.

 Fill the boats with the hamburger mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until
cheese melts, and golden brown.