Pollo Asado Tacos with Plantain Tortillas So as my previous post explains, I am doing (Paleo) Whole 30 for a month, so I think it’s safe to say I’m long overdue for a food post. Plantain tortillas are absolutely incredible, two to three tacos should […]
Mixing it Up a Bit: Whole 30 Challenge It’s been just over two months post op and I am very happy with my weight loss results. I have lost about 53 lbs post op, and about 67 lbs over all! I am absolutely ecstatic with […]
Keto Low Carb Chili Cheese Dogs
Keto Low Carb Chili Cheese Dogs are a thing! You really won’t even miss the bread or beans, plus this classic recipe is so filling and delicious. I recommend serving it up with my Jalapeno “Corn Bread”. This is super easy to make too!
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
- 4 hot dogs
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp fresh garlic
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 3 tbsp paprika
- 1 C water
- 1/2 beef bullion cube
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- careful with the salt as the bullion cube can be very salty
Preheat dutch oven or pan on stovetop on medium heat. Then, add olive oil and allow to heat for approximately a minute, and add the garlic and (most of) the onion and allow to saute for about two minutes. Add the ground beef and seasonings, and allow to cook thoroughly for approximately 5 minutes.
When the meat is completely cooked, add the tomato paste and allow to cook with the meat for about 3 minutes, then add about a cup of water and simmer, stirring occasionally.
In the meantime, you can cook the hot dogs. I recommend first grilling them on some type of cast iron grill, or bbq, but if not, you can just chop them up and add directly to the meat mixture.
Once the water has cooked down, and the mixture has thickened, remove from heat. Then just add cheese, onion, and mustard as desired and serve.
**In this recipe, we actually pickled the onions for a more interesting taste. To do so: Saute onion with a small amount of oil in a small pan, add 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, and continue to sautee until liquids evaporate. That’s it.
Sweet and Sour Bacon Brussels Sprouts So I’ll be the first to admit that I use to hate Brussel sprouts. My mom would just boil them in a pot, put some salt on them and she’d be good to go. YUCK (Love you mom!) I […]
Asian-Inspired Pork and Kimchi Stew This Asian-Inspired Pork and Kimchi Stew great and light! The Tonkotsu pork broth base encompasses all the tasty notes of ginger, and pork. All you have to do is add a little bit of pork meat, kimchi, and shiitake to […]
Easy Delicious Chicken Broth: A Holy Grail of Recipes
Hey, guys. Just wanted to share this as chicken broth is a staple fo post op life. This actually is great for any keto recipe requiring broth too! “Bone broth”, which is basically just chicken stock, is super expensive for the decent stuff, and it’s actually ridiculously easy to make. This is a must for any bariatric, or weight loss surgery patients, and simply delicious for anyone who cooks.
I bought some stock at the store because Cody was working and my dad was taking care of me and Omg, it was so gross! I would have honestly preferred Knorr than that garbage. 🤢
From now on, make your own broth: It is easy, cheap, and far more delicious than what you can buy at the store.
- 4 lbs of bones (using chicken here, but you can try pork, or beef as well!)
- 1 Onion
- 1 Roma tomato
- 4 Stalks of celery
- Two carrots
- 1-2 Sprigs of Rosemary
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- I recommend that you wait to add the salt until the end because that way if you use it for multiple uses, you can adjust the salt as needed.
- Water (enough to cover everything)
First, rough chop all the veggies, and bones and roast in the oven until browned. Alternately, you can skip that just and just toss everything in and fill water into preferably a Dutch oven, if not a pot will work. (Try roasting them though! The french do it, so why can’t we!?) Then, bring to a simmer for at least two hours. I like to do it for 12 hours for maximum flavor. Just be sure to top it off top up the water as it simmers if you go any longer than two hours.
Finally, strain bones and veggies out of your broth and you have an incredible stock to add to any dish!
A couple tips and notes:
Pro Tip: I like to buy my chicken bones at any Asian market if available, that way you are just dealing with the bones and not the meat. Plus, they are especially cheap.
FYI: One little carton of bone broth, that was about 16 oz, was nearly 6 dollars at Sprouts. This whole thing cost me 5 dollars and I’ll have at least 64 oz of broth. Plus, if you don’t need it all just store it in the freezer. Easy and convenient.