Monday, October 19, 2015

Absolute Food Wins

These recipes are so simple, that they really don't require an ingredient list.

A bloomin onion! This was an onion cut into a flower, with the bottom part still attached. I mixed together some panko, flour,  and seasoning salt for the main crust, but soaked this first in buttermilk (actually coconut milk and vinegar) and then dipped it in the panko mix. The cooking times really varied depending on the size of the onion, but I almost liked the smaller onions more because they were easier to handle. 8 stars.

Easy Baked Pesto Chicken: This recipe is so simple that it's ridiculous. Take a jar of pesto and slather it on chicken, then cook. YES!!! That's all! And oh my, it is incredible. I enjoy pesto as much as the next foodie, but this is a whole different flavor of wonderful. Make it. 8 stars for flavor, 11 stars for ease of making.
 

Keto Meatloaf – Stuffed w/ Goat Cheese & Spinach
2lbs fatty ground beef – preferably grass fed
2 whole eggs
3 scallions (chopped)
1 large yellow onion (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
handful of raw spinach
3-4 oz of che’vre goat cheese (I used mozzarella sticks this time and goat cheese the first time- goat cheese is better)
2 T tomato paste (I used BBQ sauce the 2nd time and it was so much better!)
Seasonings:
4 shakes of cayenne pepper
3 finger pinch of oregano
2 three-finger pinches of salt
6 course grinds of pepper
1 sprigs of rosemary

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Add 2lbs of meat and 2 eggs into mixing bowl. Add finely chopped scallions, garlic and onions. Mix it up together.

Add cayenne, oregano, salt, pepper and mix up again.

Throw down some plastic wrap on the counter and then roll out your meat on top of it. Try to flatten it out and create a rectangle (mine was a little long) and then add the spinach and goat cheese to the middle. Roll up the meat into a log.

Dress up the top with your tomato paste (or leave it dry to make it more keto friendly), sprinkle some rosemary on top.

Cook about 50-60 minutes until the middle hits about 150 degrees.

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