Showing posts with label cheese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cheese. Show all posts

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Mexican LCHF chilli Con Carne

I am always on the look out for recipes for my old favourite foods.  When I can't find one then I just try and make it up as I go.  It can be hit and miss sometimes but this was a definite hit.  Both kids gobbled it up so that has to be a win right!

This was very easy and you could probably do it in the slow cooker too if you were pushed for time.

1kg nice and fatty minced beef
2 med onions diced
3 cloves garlic
800gr of diced tomatoes (I used some I  bottled last year)
1-2 whole red chillies sliced
2tsp smoky paprika
1tsp chilli flakes
1 pc smoky chorizo sliced
Optional:1 tin mixed beans (omit if going for super low carb)
S&P to taste

In a large saucepan saute onion and garlic in some coconut oil.  
Add beef a little at a time and break up and cook until nicely browned.
Add chilli, chilli flakes and paprika along with the sliced chorizo. 
Cook a little more then add tomatoes and let simmer for around an hour.
Adjust seasoning before serving and if you want beans then add those in after 30min of simmering.

I served ours with a really cheese cauliflower mash.  The kids are a bit 'meh' about cauliflower unless it is baked whole with a bucket of cheese.
This recipe found their weak spot though.

1 whole cauliflower broken into smaller florets
2 cloves garlic
S&P to taste
1/4c grated parmesan
1/2c grated cheddar
extra 1/2c mixed cheeses for top

Steam cauliflower and once super soft drain well.
Place in food processor with garlic and cheeses. 
Blend until creamy then pour into an oven proof dish.
Top with more cheese and back until bubbling and golden.

I really hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
This is a large serve but I like to freeze portions for lazy nights.
Serve with sour cream and guacamole to finish it off perfectly.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

LCHF Fathead chicken and camembert Pie

There are some things you figure you will never eat again when you change to a LCHF way of eating.  

Pie was one of them for us!

That is until I decided to experiment a bit.  
I first tried doing some pizza type scrolls but they failed and fell into flat little parcel type things.  kids thought they were ok but I wasn't at all happy with how they turned out.  
The first time I tried making pies with the fathead dough I blind baked the dough thinking it would work better that way. 
They were ok but by the time the insides heated up the 'pastry' was overdone making it tough and chewy.

This time I hit the motherload and they turned out beautifully. 

You can do traditional microwave dough or no nuke dough to make these. 
I found some cute little single pie dishes at kmart, they are non stick but I figure it isn't something I would use often like a fry pan so won't matter too much. Alternatively you can make one large family size pie in a dish of your choice.
The dough turned out quite light, held together perfectly.  I made spare for lunches and they held their shape in the fridge for two days, without breaking up or getting soggy.

1 portion of the fathead dough
500gr chicken thigh diced
1med onion
3 cloves garlic
1tbs chopped chives
3/4c cream
1/2 small wheel camembert (or brie)

Finely dice onion and garlic and fry in butter or coconut oil until golden.  Add chicken and fry until all cooked through.  Pour in cream and simmer gently until it starts to thicken.  Season with chives, S&P and any herbs you like really.   
Put aside in fridge to cool mixture.
Preheat oven to 200c
While mix is cooling make your dough and roll out between baking paper to 3/4cm thickness for pie base.  

Grease pie dish and line with 'pastry'.   When chicken mix is cold add to pie dish and top with slices of cheese.  Roll out more pastry to put on top.

Bake for approx 20min until really golden.

Let rest out of oven for a couple of minutes before serving.
Thank me later :)

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Microwave FREE LCHF Fathead pizza Dough

We love pizza.  I mean who doesn't right!
I am sure most LCHF peeps have seen the recipes for fathead pizza, the one where you melt your mozzarella into a molten lava mess IN A MICROWAVE!
Yeah, all well and good until your microwave decides to chuck a hissy fit and curls up its freakin toes.  Which didn't bother me overly as I know they aren't great for your food. BUT, pizza.......

Sooo, how to make a fathead pizza without making nuclear lava.

Looks amazing doesn't it and I tell you it is better than regular pizza bases!  The proof being that my fussy kids even agree with me.

You will need a food processor of some sort to make this.  I have a bellini but you don't need to be so flash :P

1.5c mozarella grated
1c almond meal/flour
2tbs cream cheese
1tbs dried oregano
1tsp baking powder
1tbs psyllium husks
1 egg

Preheat oven to 200c
Place all ingredients in your food processor and blend well.  It should form a soft but not too sticky dough.  If it is too sticky add a bit more almond meal and blend again to combine.

Form dough into two balls.  Between two sheets of baking paper roll out into a disc about 1/2cm thick.  
Bake until golden brown.

I generally do a double mix so there is leftovers for lunch the next day

Once nice and golden (about 10-15min)
Remove from oven and let cool slightly.  Then pile on your toppings of choice and pop back in the oven to cook the top.
Be warned these are pretty awesome and also pretty filling so a little goes a long long way.