Sunday, December 30, 2012

Low carb tortillas

Part of the reason I miss my carbs is because I am a sandwich girl.  I love my bread.  But also because it's more convenient to eat at work and doesn't smell as offensive as my salmon, tuna and eggs (which I DON'T bring to work or else my co-workers will hate me).

I now make these low carb tortillas.  There are two types and they only require two ingredients each, although I have been experimenting with other flavors.

Each tortilla is about only 100 calories each!


Almond flour:  I use this one for my sandwich breads. 

INGREDIENTS:
- 12 grams almonds (crush up in magic bullet or sub almond flour)
- 1/3 cup egg whites.

Blend ingredients in magic bullet.  Then cook in a pan like an omelet and flip.  I have been experimenting with seasonings like garlic, pepper, and sugar-free Debbie benson seasonings.  The seasonings make a difference! 


Tortilla with turkey, mustard, shredded cabbage/carrot mix:

 

Coconut flour:  I prefer to use these as a sweet treat, as opposed to sandwich bread (doesn't go well with turkey, I like it with chicken better).  I REALLY like it with almond butter on top or coconut butter. 

INGREDIENTS:
- 1.5 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/3 cup egg whites

Blend in bullet and cook like pancake. 

You can experiment with cocoa powder, cinnamon, etc.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Homemade Coconut Butter

I love coconut butter, but it's hard to find... My local supermarket does not sell it and the nearest whole foods is about 3 miles from my house... (yes, I am THAT lazy)  Therefore, I make my own :)  It's very easy.  All you need is one ingredient, a blender and some patience (you have to stop every few minutes to scrape down the sides)...

Ingredients:
- bag of shredded unsweetened coconut
- magic bullet, vitamix (or blender)

throw a bunch of the shredded coconut into your blender of choice and blend...  you will need to scrape the sides every few minutes....

Voila...



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Homemade Guacamole

Avocados have been my most favorite thing to eat lately...  I like making guacamole and using it as a "dressing" for my salad bowls.  This guacamole I made in a rush... but I definitely want to experiment more with flavors.  Literally, I blended three ingredients: an avocado, a tomato, and a slice of an onion.... in my magic bullet (blender)... came out pretty good!  

Monday, December 24, 2012

I'm baaaaaack (again) and some new updates

Hi, after another brief blogging break, I decided I missed it and am back...  I am still actively reading blogs, but have taken a break from blogging myself...

It's now almost 2013 (Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!!)

Some updates:

I decided to start off by sharing some of the restaurants in the area I have been going to:

Still loving my sushi.  I am a huge fan of sashimi!  (As you can tell from the pics below):

From Fuji Steakhouse in Needham (this was delicious!):


Super Fusion (Watertown): This is my favorite sushi place in Watertown.  If you are my facebook friend, you will know I am a regular here!


My family celebrated Christmas early this year and we went to Isaac's on the Waterfront in Plymouth.  I got steamed lobster, baked sweet potato and butternut squash:


My twin got the lobster special (I forget the name, but came with spaghetti, scallops, steamed mussels and shrimp)... I stole some of her shrimp and scallops :)


I am still a regular at ufood grill in Boston.  This is the plain grilled chicken and two sides of broccoli...  There is yummier food to order here, including burgers, wraps, and "healthy" french fries (called "unfries")...


And Fire and Ice...  This is a restaurant where you basically put a bunch of raw food (veggies, meats) on a plate, with some sauce, and cook it on a grill (they cook it for you)... each line represents a variety of veggies... 



At home, I am becoming a huge fan of making salad bowls for lunch:

 1.) Turkey Avocado broccoli-slaw: 3 ingredients only! Turkey, Avocado and broccoli-slaw mix.  For this, I used 100 calorie guacamole packs.


Another one: I substituted ham for turkey and regular coleslaw mix for the broccoli slaw mix.


2.) Another turkey/avocado bowl:  This time I used 1/2 avocado and had to cut up my own cabbage (red/green).

 3.) Spicy Chicken and almond Butter bowl: I actually cooked up the cabbage and topped with chicken, almond butter and franks red hot sauce.... and salt.

Made one for home:


Another one for work:


 1.) Chicken Avocado bowl: Chicken, Avocado and Veggies (red and green cabbage, broccoli, carrots).  I mixed some mustard in it as well.