These baked meatballs truly are spicy! If you’re not into super-spicy food, try using just 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes. I like making these meatballs because I can shape them in advance and bake just before dinner; they’re easy and delicious; and they go great with any side dish. [Read more…] about Spicy Baked Meatballs
Dinner doesn’t get any easier than slow cooker pulled pork. Quickly mix the barbecue sauce, pour over the pork, set and forget. Eight hours later, come home to a tender, flavorful, perfectly cooked entree! To serve, I skip the bun and serve this slow cooker pulled pork over cooked rice, cauliflower rice or mashed cauliflower. [Read more…] about Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
In this delicious low carb nachos recipe, pork rinds replace the tortilla chips. I usually serve this as a main course for four. If you serve it as an appetizer, it will easily feed six. [Read more…] about Low Carb Nachos
The other day I was looking for pork belly at Costco, but alas, they were out. So I looked around the pork refrigerator, and settled on “boneless pork shoulder country-style ribs,” which looked like gorgeous slabs of meat, with beautiful fat marbling throughout.
At home, I researched how to cook them, and came up with the following method, a combination of several of the recipes I found. We really enjoyed these country style ribs. They’re meaty and tender, and the fat, oh the glorious fat, melts into them as they slowly cook, then crisps up beautifully under the broiler.
Since this is such a fatty cut of meat, a little goes a long way – 8 oz cooked ribs per person is plenty. As for sides, simply serve these ribs with a tossed salad or some plain steamed veggies. They are so rich and fatty and satisfying, there’s really no need for anything else. [Read more…] about Country Style Ribs
When you get used to eating low carb, you no longer “need” bread to hold your burgers or hot dogs. I used to love bread, but now I consider bread as an unnecessary filler. I’d much rather have an extra beef patty, than have just one patty sandwiched in bread. The bonus: steady blood sugar and effortless weight maintenance.
When I eat burgers, I usually just put them on a plate and use a knife and a fork. This bunless burger “sandwich” is another way to enjoy meat, cheese and veggie layers without bread. It’s admittedly more fun than using a knife and a fork, and it is always a hit with kids, who find the “meat bun” funny – and fun. [Read more…] about Bunless Burger