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Pork Rind Crispy Chicken – Air Fryer

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3 Chicken Drumsticks (With or without skin)
(Optional to salt and Pepper Drumsticks, I skip)

1 Egg
1/2T Dijon
1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/3c crushed PORK RINDS, crushed to powder
1/2T Coconut Flour
Seasoning (Optional. Sprinkle of each.): Creole, Paprika, Cayenne, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Tajin

Whisk, vigorously, Egg, Dijon, Oil.
In separate dish, toss together Rinds, Flour, and Seasons (If using).
Place into air fryer (Don’t move around too much). ALLOW to sit for 5 minutes, to help moisten coating. I air fry 3-4 at a time.  I press the Drumstick Button. Allow to run til it’s done. Flip over, hit Drumstick Button, BUT, only do it for 10 more minutes.
Eat!

Try our Air Fried Breaded Green Beans, same as above, just Green Beans!

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Steak N Pepper Logs w/ AMAZING Avocado Sauce

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PHOTO does not do this justice. We were HUNGRY and it was late. Hence the one and done photo. No worries, we will be making it again, soon, it was AMAZING!!! 

Steak

Marinade:
Dijon
McCormick’s Gourmet Worcestershire Pub Burger Seasoning
Orrington Farms BEEF Broth Base and Seasoning (Or, Beef Broth cube, crushed)

Peppers (I used fresh and frozen Pepper/Onion Mix)
Red Onions
Olive Oil
Oregano
Pepper

On both sides of steak, LIGHTLY/BARELY, brush Steaks with Dijon Mustard. Season with Pub Season. Then, lightly, with Broth Base Seasoning. Roll up Steak, place in bag, marinade.
Sautee Peppers in Oil with good shakes of Oregano and a shake of Pepper.
Unroll and beat steak out to thin layer. Top with line of Sauteed Pepper Mix. Roll, use toothpicks to hold in place. Oil Pan, Sear each side. Top with Amazing Avocado Sauce. Eat.

Horseradish Avocado Sauce (DON’T be scared of Horseradish. Adds amazing flavor to Steak):
1 Large, nicely ripened, Avocado
1.5T Mayo
1.5T Horseradish
1/2tsp Lemon
1/2tsp Cilantro
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt

Served with Coated Green Beans (Stems from our AWESOME Air Fried Crispy Chicken!):
Green Beans

1 Egg
1/2T Dijon
1tsp Olive Oil

1/3c Pork Rinds, crushed to powder
1/2T Coconut Flour
Seasons optional, we wanted spicy and did:
Good Shakes of Creole
Sprinkle of: Pepper, Cayenne, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Tajin Seasoning (Dollar Store)

Vigorously, whisk Egg, Dijon, Oil.
Separate dish, combine Rinds, Flour, and Seasons.
Toss Beans with Egg Mixture, press into coating. Add to air fryer. Allow to set a few minutes to moisten. Then, I hit the Chicken Drumstick Button.

Mushroom Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

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1 lb. LEAN Ground Beef (Turkey Meat can be used)
1 small Celery, minced small
ALMOST an entire 8oz. Pkg. Bella Mushrooms, chopped up
1/4c Onion, chopped
Splash of Soy Sauce
A few GOOD splashes Worcestershire (I want to say I used about 3T)
2tsp Yellow Mustard
Good sprinkle of Garlic Powder
Good Sprinkle of Onion Powder
1.5T dried Oregano
1/4tsp Sea Salt, or more to taste
 – Cook all, and, cook down juices. Once done mix in:
3T Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf grated kind)

Egg Roll Wrappers
Toppings:
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2tsp Relish, in each roll

Coleslaw Mix (Premix):
1c Coleslaw
2-3T of Ken’s Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing (USE!)

Cook Beef Ingredients, cooking down all juices. Add in Parm. Cheese.
Premix Coleslaw Mixture.
On Egg Wrapper, spread THIN line of Relish. Top with Beef Mixture, then, sprinkle with cheese. Then, top with 1-2T Coleslaw Mix. Wrap. You can use egg wash to fold it in place, but, I just use water, rubbed on with finger. Wrap. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray tops and bottoms of Egg Rolls. Brown each side of Egg Rolls. Sprinkle with Garlic Powder OR a lil of Garlic Salt (I use powder).
Serve with a Side of Ketchup.

Other cooking options: Egg Wash and Bake. Or Air Fryer.
Also, I use A LOT of Mushroom in beefy meals to help cut meat down. Healthier and you wouldn’t know the better, if it’s cooked in with it. It helps.

Quicky Buffalos (LOW CARB LOW CAL Buffalo Wraps)

Forgot Photo (So tasty, making tomorrow. So, photo soon).
Sauce can also be used on grilled chicken and wings/legs!

2lb Chicken Breast (Frozen)
1/2c Store Brand Buffalo Sauce (Not Franks)
1/2c Louisiana Hot Sauce
2 Celery Sticks, sliced
To taste, Carrots cut matchstick, chopped up
1/2 larger Onion, chopped

Shells of choice: Softshells (My fav.), Hardshells, Egg Rolls, Cabbage Leaf Rolls*
Toppings (Optional): A SMIDGE of Ranch, Lettuce, Roma Tomatoes, Shredded Mexi Cheese, minced Jalapenos

Boil frozen chicken, in water, til cooked. Remove and shred. Mix well, first 5 ingredients (I do in pan, on stove top, over low heat to keep warm). Top shells. Add toppings.

*(Boil cabbage leaves to soften for easy rolling, if using) Toppings I use: Smidge of ranch, cheese, lettuce. That’s it. Also, you can choose to Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet. Brown all sides of wraps (Softshells, Egg Rolls). We refrigerate extra meat, for quick lunches. Or we roll in egg rolls or softshells, fry them in butter spray on skillet. Lay onto plate (Sometimes sprayed to prevent sticking). Place in freezer. Once frozen, add to Freezer Bag. Microwave to cook.
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Tákos ti̱s Athí̱nas (Greek Tacos)

Greek Tacos


Low Cal. Low Carb. Meal

2 lb. Turkey, browned in 1tsp EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1/2 Chicken Broth Cube + 1/2c Water
1.5T Worcestershire
1.5T Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1/2tsp Lemon Pepper (McCormick)
1/2tsp packed Lemon Zest
2tsp Greek Season (McCormick)
1/2tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Dried Dill
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion Powder
A little shy of 1/4tsp Sea Salt
1c Spinach, chopped
3T Sun Dried Tomatoes, minced
1/2 Red Bell Pepper AND 1/2 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1/4c TO 1/2c Feta Cheese, crumbled (Add later) – I did 1/2c

Toppings: Red Onion, Cherry/Grape Tomatoes (Halved), and Sauce below.

Sauce* (Premake):
1/2c Sour Cream
2T Mayo
1/8c Grated Parmasen Cheese
1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2tsp White Vinegar
1 Cucumber, peeled, seeded, grated
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Oregano
3/4tsp Dill
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
a lil shy 1/4tsp Sea Salt

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray, or LIGHTLY Butter, Crock. Heat skillet with Olive Oil. Brown meat. Add all to crock, except Feta. 30minutes prior to serving, crumble in Feta. Cook on Low 3-4 hours, total. Top shells, or egg rolls, with meat mixture, sauce, tomatoes, onions.

Sauce is a Tzatziki. I usually add in Greek Yogurt, but, didn’t have. Ended up delicious, and less ingredients. You may choose to add that.
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Chipperonis (Pepperoni Chips)

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Turkey Pepperoni Slices (20 slices)
1/2c Mozzarella Cheese
Oregano

Preheat oven to 375. Blender the slices and cheese. Press onto parchment paper that’s set in pan. Flatten as flat as you can. Slightly push the edges in. Season with Oregano. Bake 350-375 for about 8minutes. Place under broiler til nice and browned (Browned means crispy! Allow to cool and harden. Cut or rip into smaller pieces. Enjoy, maybe with some sauce.
Many options: Add ground up dried tomatoes. You can do just cheese, any cheese, skipping pepperonis. Cheese with Season (Ranch, BBQ seasoning powder, Taco seasoning). Or you can sprinkle a little cheese onto pepperonis and skip blending. Or just slice brick cheese into sandwich cheese thickness pieces, etc. Many options.

tTt’s Pizza Pie

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Your favorite Thin Crust
Lightly rub both sides of Crust with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Sprinkle a good amount of Grated Parmesan (Store shelf kind).
Top with good amount of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.
Fully drain 1 can Basil Oregano Seasoned Diced Tomatoes, spread onto pizza.
1/4 lb. Turkey Kielbasa Link (Link of choice), sliced. Add to pizza.
Sprinkle Dried Oregano Season over top.
Cook according to Crust Instructions.

Low Carb Mocksagna (Lasagna)

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Alfredo Mocksagna
Zucchini, sliced long way (You can use reg. lasagna noodles)
About 2 jars of Favorite Alfredo Sauce
About 3-4 sm. Chicken Breasts (Boiled, shred, seasoned with Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Parsley)
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Onion, chopped
Broccoli (Or Spinach)
Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
Grated Parmesan Cheese (I use fridge kind in container. Don’t skip this!)
Course Black Pepper

Boil Chicken, season, shred. Preheat oven about 350. In skillet cook garlic, onions, add in sauce. Stir frequently til flavors blend. Butter pan. Spread lightly sauce on bottom. Single layer zucchini slices, top with sauce, then shredded chicken, then broccoli, then Moz. cheese, then sprinkle Parm. cheese on top. Repeat starting with zucchini. Make sure you end with cheese as last layer. On very top add a few broccoli pieces, shredded or cut up. Then sprinkle a little pepper. Bake about 350 til done. BROIL at very end to brown cheese on top.
*There are options to this, like shrimp (Cook in with sauce). Or mushroom. Even spinach (Either layer on, or chop small 1c and mix with shredded chicken) Etc. Also, the only pics I had, I used not as much cheese as I usually do.

Good Ol’ Lasagna
lasagna


1-2 jars Favorite Spaghetti Sauce
1 lb Ground beef, cooked. Seasoned with Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Parsley, and Pepper.
1 Green Pepper, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
2 Garlic Clove, minced
1 14oz Can Tomatoes, drained
Zucchini, sliced long way (You can use reg. lasagna noodles)
Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
Parmesan Grated Cheese (I use fridge kind in container. Don’t skip this!)
*See note

Brown Meat with season along way. Preheat Oven about 350. Add to pan with sauce, green pepper, onion, garlic, drained tomatoes, green pepper. Cook til vegis are tender. Butter spray lasagna pan (We use small pan, serve with salad). Layer meat and sauce mixture on bottom. Top with Zucchini slices, top with nice amount meat and sauce mixture, top nice amount of Moz. cheese, sprinkle nice amount of Parm. cheese, repeat til cheese is last and pan is filled. Sprinkle with pepper. Bake til done. Broil to brown top cheese. Allow to cool some.
*NOTE- If sauce is too watery (Depending on sauce used), add in half of tiny can of paste to sauce meat mixture! Also, on top each layer you can sprinkle A LIL mild cheddar cheese, if you’d like.
YOU CAN CHOOSE TO USE LASAGNA NOODLES, AS WELL.