* 1 bag of frozen onion and pepper blend
* 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
* 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
* 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
* 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
* 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
* 2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 tablespoon of minced garlic from jar
* 1.5 quarts of beef broth
* 2 teaspoons arrowroot mixed with enough water to make a paste
* 1 cup heavy whipping creamread more
We have had a lot of fun on Grassfed Mama so far this year. I wanted to highlight some of our top post so far from March.
1) Best Brownie in a Mug
This is always a crowd pleaser. I created this recipe when I was pregnant and dealing with gestational diabetes. I was needing a snack that I could fix quickly during a nap and that I actually wanted to eat (crazy pregnancy taste buds). I would make this every day (and sometimes twice a day if I needed the extra energy).
When I was pregnant I would use almond butter instead of peanut flour. After I had my baby, I was introduced to peanut flour. I loved how I could make this brownie in a mug with the extra benefit of coconut oil. I get raving reviews from readers how they love it too. Hope you enjoy my Best Brownie in a Mug. (Sugar Free and Grain Free!)
Adapted from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjgarbutt/5646262735/
The people have spoken, and they love meat! We love this Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak meal too, because it is so easy to throw together. I love to eat it on a salad with warmer days ahead. How do you like it? Casserole or Salad?
Homemade sugar free Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters can be easy to make at home. I started making my own sugar free candy a few month ago when I realized how much sugar was in even the dark chocolate candy bars. I love chocolate and wanted a way to enjoy it without all the sugar.
Why should you make homemade candy?
Good quality sugar free candy is expensive!
2) Quick and easy dessert
Dessert can be ready in less than 20 minutes!
Using coconut oil and stevia, these candies are actually quite healthy for you… so no guilt if you happen to eat the whole batch in one sitting (not me of course, cough)read more
We are having a snow filled winter here in Virginia. This Louisiana girl doesn’t know what all this white stuff is that keeps falling from the sky. Thankfully, I don’t have much reason to leave the house when it snows so I get to stay warm and cook for my family.
I love cooking this Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup on a snow day when it has all morning to simmer. Soup is the perfect winter meal.
Soup can be a lunch or dinner during the winter months to warm and satisfy you.Bone broths are so full of nutrients that keep you and your family healthy during the sick months. Broths are also one of the 4 foods that all kids should be eating! This is one that your kids will want to eat two bowls full of. What kid can resist cheese?
Cheeseburger soup is full of all the cheese and meat that you would expect from a cheeseburger with all the vegetables that you love from a vegetable soup. It is the perfect combination. You can adjust the vegetables that your family loves the most. We found some local squash this past week, so it was just the right vegetable to include in this low carb soup.
I like to add a little glucomannan into my soup to thicken it with no added carbs and staying gluten free. I buy mine off of amazon. You can probably also find it in your local health food store (or use xanthan gum or another thickener if you like).
I hope you enjoy this Low Carb Cheeseburger Vegetable Soup as much as we do.
What are your favorite vegetables to add into a low carb soup?
Lauric acid in coconut oil kills bacteria, fungi and viruses. Plus it taste good too. Get in my belly!
So onto the Homemade Dark Chocolate Recipe
You will need the following:
Coconut oil is the base of this chocolate. If it is winter, you can keep your homemade sugar free chocolate solid on your counter. I keep it in my fridge so the chocolate stays solid like a regular chocolate bar.
You can mix everything together easily and pour into molds or into a shallow glass 8×8 sized pan. I like to make mine in silicon molds now, because it is easier to release the candy from than the pans.
I like to melt my coconut oil (or at least have it at a semi-melted state) for easier mixing.
Chicken Nuggets are such a staple in most kid’s diets (and some adults too!). We love the taste of fried chicken in little tasty bites… But all too frequently American’s feel trapped into getting fast food Chicken Nuggets.
We know that McDonald’s isn’t health food, but we expect to be eating only fried chicken and breading when you order their chicken nuggets.
It can’t be too bad, right?
Natural News.com released a forensic investigation to find out what was in McDonald’s chicken nuggets. The chicken nuggets that were inspected were from a McDonald’s located in Austin. Tx.
The investigators found several items in the chicken nuggets that were not chicken or breading!
1) Dark black hair like structures
Where did these come from since chickens don’t have hair?