Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie
Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-28-2008 06:34 PM


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A lot of low carbers find that it's easiest to stay on plan when they cook their own food and control everything that goes into it. That means that for many people, learning to cook is essential to their weight loss success. I was inspired by simons2cents and his eagerness to teach himself to cook and decided to start a thread for posting some very simple recipes that any beginner cook can make. Keep in mind that the new cook's kitchen may not have fancy gadgets and appliances so lets try and stick with recipes that only require basic pots and pans and utensils.

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-28-2008 06:34 PM


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BASIC CHILI
2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, chopped, 2 1/2 ounces
1 green pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
3 cups water
8 ounce can tomato sauce
14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 teaspoon salt

Brown the meat, onion, green pepper and garlic in a large pot; drain fat. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer 3 hours.

Makes 4-6 servings
Can be frozen

Per 1/4 Recipe: 449 Calories; 26g Fat; 39g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 9g Net Carbs
Per 1/6 Recipe: 299 Calories; 17g Fat; 26g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 6g Net Carbs

If you can't get chipotle chile powder, just use 1/2 teaspoon more regular chili powder. This makes 6 small bowls of chili or 4 large ones.

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-28-2008 06:35 PM


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MY FAVORITE COLESLAW
16 ounce bag coleslaw mix with carrots
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix the mayonnaise, Splenda, vinegar and seasonings in a large bowl. Mix in the cabbage, stirring to coat well. Chill several hours before serving.

TIP: It may not look like the sauce will be enough to coat that much cabbage. It will be plenty, as you'll see after it has chilled a few hours. An easier way to get the sauce evenly mixed into the slaw is to put about 1/3 of the cabbage in a large bowl and blend in all of the sauce. Now add another 1/3 of the cabbage and mix well, then repeat with the remaining cabbage.

Makes about 10 servings

Per Serving: 176 Calories; 18g Fat; 1g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-28-2008 06:35 PM


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GEORGE STELLA'S EASY CHEESY CHILI CHICKEN
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
4-5 boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup green pepper, cut in thin strips
2 tablespoons red onion, diced
1/4 cup Roma tomato, diced, about 1/2 small tomato
4 ounces colby-jack cheese, shredded

Stir together first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl. It will be a thick paste. Add chicken and rub seasoning mixture all over meat until coated evenly. Place the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet. Arrange the vegetables on top of the chicken. Bake at 400

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-28-2008 06:36 PM


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AMY'S ITALIAN SKILLET
20 ounces ground chicken or turkey
1 small onion, chopped, 2 1/2 ounces
1/2 green pepper, chopped, about 4 ounces *
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped, about 4 ounces *
4-8 ounces tomato sauce (see my comments below)
Pinch granular Splenda, optional
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, optional, 1 ounce *

Brown the turkey; drain off any excess grease. Add the onions and peppers and cook until tender. Add the tomato sauce, Splenda and spices to taste. Simmer until heated through. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, if desired.

Makes 4 servings

* I used frozen chopped peppers. The parmesan was my idea. Amy didn't put any in hers. It only adds about 1/4 carb per serving.

With 4 ounces tomato sauce:
Per Serving: 328 Calories; 21g Fat; 26g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 5g Net Carbs

With 8 ounces tomato sauce:
Per Serving: 335 Calories; 21g Fat; 26g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 6g Net Carbs

This is from Amy's Eating Low website. Check it out. She has a lot of very simple recipes there.

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-28-2008 06:37 PM


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GREEN BEAN & TUNA CASSEROLE
1 small onion, chopped, 2 1/2 ounces
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 14-ounce cans French cut green beans, drained well
4 ounce can mushrooms, drained well
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
2 6-ounce cans tuna, drained well

In a medium skillet, saut

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-28-2008 06:38 PM


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PAULA'S EASY CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE
4 pieces bacon, coarsely chopped
4 tablespoons butter
1 small cabbage, coarsely chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
12 ounce can corned beef, broken into chunks


Makes 4-6 servings

Per 1/4 Recipe: 395 Calories; 28g Fat; 28g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 6g Net Carbs
Per 1/6 Recipe: 263 Calories; 19g Fat; 18g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-28-2008 06:39 PM


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SAUSAGE QUICHE
1 pound pork sausage, browned and fat drained
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
6 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1 cup heavy cream

Put the sausage in the bottom of a large glass pie plate. Top with the cheese. Beat the eggs, salt and pepper, then beat in the cream. Slowly pour the egg mixture evenly over the sausage and cheese. Bake at 350

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-28-2008 06:40 PM


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AMY'S CHICKEN PARM A LA KIMKINS
8 ounces tomato sauce
4 ounces water
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons granular Splenda
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, or to taste

4 boneless chicken breasts, about 1 1/2 pounds
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

To make the sauce, bring the first 6 ingredients to a boil in a small pot. Simmer on low about 1 hour. Place the chicken breasts in a greased baking dish and pour the sauce over them. Sprinkle with parmesan and bake at 400

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-28-2008 06:40 PM


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TUNA MELTS
2 servings Tuna Salad (recipe follows)
1 large tomato *
2 ounces cheddar or American cheese, shredded

Slice the stem and bottom ends off the tomato then cut into 4 thick slices. Place the tomato slices on a foil-lined baking sheet. Mound some tuna salad on each tomato slice. Top each with 1/4 of the cheese and broil until the cheese is melted.

Makes 2 servings

* Mine was about 3-inches in diameter and about the size of a baseball.

Per Serving: 313 Calories; 21g Fat; 27g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 5g Net Carbs

TUNA SALAD
12 ounces canned tuna, drained
4 eggs, hard boiled and chopped
1/4 cup sugar free sweet pickle relish
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chives or green onion, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Mix well and chill before serving. Makes 4-8 servings

Per 1/4 recipe: 264 Calories; 16g Fat; 27g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs
Per 1/6 recipe: 176 Calories; 11g Fat; 18g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 recipe: 132 Calories; 8g Fat; 14g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carbs

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-28-2008 06:41 PM


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TACO SALAD
1 pound ground beef
1 batch Linda's Taco Seasoning (recipe follows)
1-2 tablespoons Taco Bell taco sauce, optional
12 ounces iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 small tomato, diced, 3 ounces
3 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
6 tablespoons sour cream
6 tablespoons salsa (1 tablespoon per serving)
3/4 cup guacamole (2 tablespoons per serving)

Brown the hamburger; drain off fat. Stir in the seasoning mix, Taco Bell taco sauce and a little water, if desired. Divide all ingredients among 6 large plates.

Makes 6 servings

Per Serving: 280 Calories; 21g Fat; 18g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 5g Net Carbs

LINDA'S TACO SEASONING
1 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon salt

Per batch: 31 Calories; 1g Fat; 1g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-28-2008 06:41 PM


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EMERALD ISLE SOUP
1/4 cup leeks or onions, chopped, about 3/4 ounce
1-2 tablespoons butter
16 ounces frozen broccoli, no need to thaw
2 cups chicken broth *
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup heavy cream
Pinch nutmeg, optional

Saute the leek or onions in the butter in a medium saucepan until tender. Add the frozen broccoli, broth and a bit of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer until the broccoli is very tender, about 10 minutes. Puree in a blender or with a stick blender until smooth and thick. Stir in the cream and blend well. Adjust seasoning and add nutmeg, if desired. Reheat if necessary.

Makes about 6 servings

* If you use canned broth, add enough water to make 2 cups total.

Per Serving: 204 Calories; 19g Fat; 5g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-30-2008 10:07 AM


Advanced Low-Carber


I have used your website many times and found it to be a great resource. Thank you so much for sharing these recipes!

Barbara
RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-30-2008 10:36 PM


Junior Low-Carber


I made the Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage tonight. My hubby asked for scrambled eggs with his! We enjoyed this dish.

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 04-30-2008 10:51 PM


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If this thread was on the old forum I missed it somehow. I am going to try most of the recipes here. I am not really a kitchen newbie . . . . but I am definitely not a stellar cook either. I need all the help I can get!

Thank you, Linda, for posting these recipes.


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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 05-01-2008 12:35 PM


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RobinM Wrote:If this thread was on the old forum I missed it somehow. I am going to try most of the recipes here. I am not really a kitchen newbie . . . . but I am definitely not a stellar cook either. I need all the help I can get!

Thank you, Linda, for posting these recipes.
Yes, this was from the old forum but I posted it back when the old forum first opened so it had gotten pushed off the main page.

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 05-02-2008 10:29 AM


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Thanks Linda Sue for getting more recipes here. Your's are the best!

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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 05-04-2008 09:05 PM


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I HIGHLY recommend the Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage. It is super yummy and easy to make. Just thinking about it makes me wanna run to the store and pick up all the ingredients!


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RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 02-28-2010 08:08 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


This is great you guys. I love the photos too. It helps me see how it will turn out!
RE: Super simple recipes for the kitchen newbie , 02-28-2010 09:41 PM


Advanced Low-Carber


Nice recipes, thank you.

Suzan
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