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Low Carb Pizzas

JOSEPH’S Flax Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Meat Link (I used Smoked Sausage), sliced
Cheese
Can Basil Oregano Tomatoes, drained well
Season tops with: Oregano, Parmesan, Pepper

Top Pizzas with cut up Link, Tomatoes, Cheese. Season with Seasons. Cook in pizza oven til melted and crispy.

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Low Carb Pork Gyros

Joseph’s Flaxseed Pitas are THE BEST! Especially, when they are fried in Skillet with Butter Spray and outsides are sprinkled with Garlic Powder. I use these for Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Wraps. They are AMAZING and lower carbs. Only 6g Net Carbs each! 

Bone In Pork Roast
1tsp Smoke + 1T Olive Oil + 1tsp Dijon (Mix. Brush onto meat)

Premix Season and coat meat (Reserve 1T):
2T Oregano
1/2T McCormick’s Worcestershire Pub Seasoning
1T Beef Broth Base Seasoning (I use Orrington’s)*
1T McCormick’s Greek or Mediterranean Herbs
1T Garlic Powder
1T Onion Powder
1/2T Basil
1/2T Paprika
3/4tsp Himalayan Salt
1tsp Pepper

Tzatziki:
1c Sour Cream
1/4c Mayo
1 Cucumber, peel, deseed, grate
1T Dill Season
1T Fresh Garlic, minced
2tsp Red Wine Vinegar
1/2tsp Himalayan Salt
1/4tsp Dried Mint

Toppings: Tomatoes, Feta Cheese

Joseph’s Flaxseed Pita Bread (6g Net Carbs)
Butter Spray
Garlic Powder

Premix Tzatziki and place in fridge.
Mix Smoke/Oil/Dijon and lightly brush Mixture onto Meat. Season, well, with Season Mix (Reserve 1T Seasoning for later use). Roast in Roaster ON grate. (You can pour a little Broth into Bottom for Moisture.)
Remove Meat and cut up. Season Shredded Meat with Reserved Season. Add to foil and place back into Roaster, on grate, 30min-1hr.
Top meat onto Josephs Pita. Butter Spray Skillet and outside Pita Shell, brown each side of Gyro. Sprinkle outer Shell with Garlic Powder. Top with Tomatoes, Feta, and Tzatziki. Eat!

*Notes: 1 Beef Broth Cube, crushed, will work!

Baconed Rutabaga

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Bacon, cooked (RESERVE GREASE!)
Butter (Compensate for grease cooking up)
2 Rutabagas, diced
Fresh Garlic, minced
Onion
Sea Salt
Pepper

Optional: Top with Cheese Slices

Cook Bacon, leave grease in pan. Set Bacon aside. Add Rutabaga to pan. Cook til soft, adding in Onion. Near end, crumble Bacon, add in and season with Pepper and Salt.
Optional to top with Cheese Slices.

Served on the side of:
Steak
  Marinade, ABOUT:
1/2T Lime Juice
1/2T Lemon Juice
1tsp Beef Base Seasoning
1tsp McCormick’s Worcestershire Pub Seasoning
1tsp: Garlic, Onion Pwdr., Orange Peel
2tsp Cumin, Chili Powder
1/4tsp Coriander
Shake of Salt and Pepper
  Topped with:
Sweet Bell Peppers saute in Oil with Oregano
Warmed Avocado (I mixed with Onions and Tomatoes)

Sun Dried Tomato and Shrimp Pasta

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Shrimp (Or, meat of choice)
Marinade:
2T Lemon Juice
2tsp McCormick’s Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Seasoning
1/2tsp Tajin
1/2tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder

COCONUT Oil to cook

Sautee above, add in:
Tay’s Frozen TOMATOES (Recipe Below)
Cook down juices, add in:
1/2c Heavy Whipping Cream
3T Grated Parmesan Cheese

Serve over (*See notes):
Zucchini Noodles
Sweet Peppers, slivered

Marinade Shrimp. Saute in pan with Coconut Oil. Add in Tay’s Frozen Tomatoes. COOK DOWN juices (Cook uncovered helps). Once cooked down, stir in Parm. Cheese and Cream. Cook down some more.

Bring Water and Pinch of Salt to boil. Add in Zucchini Noodles and Sweet Peppers. Boil for 1 Minute (Or, so). Drain well. Serve Shrimp Sauce over Noodles.

*Notes: Can be served over Noodles, Vegis, Meats (Steak, Chicken), as Sauce for Lasagna… Endless Idears!

Tay’s Frozen Tomatoes:
We had Tons of Tomatoes from the Garden, so we blanch and freeze with Seasoning. Great for Stews, Sauces, Chilis, etc.

4-5 Fresh from Garden Tomatoes
6 Basil Leaves (About 1/2tsp dried)
3 Med. Garlic Cloves, minced
1.5-2T Fresh Parsley
2-2.5T Fresh Oregano
1/4tsp Salt

To Blanch Tomatoes: Bring pot of water to a boil. Have a Ice Water Bowl Ready. Place Tomatoes into Boiling Water for 30-40 seconds. Take out, IMMEDIATELY, place into Ice Water. Peel off Skins. Remove stem part. Cut into 4s.
Place into Freezer Friendly Bags. Add Seasoning and light mix. Let out air, roll. Write contents on bag (Things look the same once frozen!).

 

Jamaican Steak N Sweet Potato

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LOW CARB! This recipe stems from our Jamaican Chicken.

Steak

Marinade (Premix, brush on):
1tsp each: Coriander, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder
1.5T McCormick Jamaican Jerk Season
1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1/4c Soy Sauce
2 dried Bay Leaves

Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil

1 med./lrg. Sweet Potato, sliced thin
Bella Mushrooms
a lil Red Onions, slivered

Mix Marinade ingredients. Brush onto Steak. Marinade 6 hours. Cut up Steak. Save 1 Bay Leaf (Add in with Vegis). Heat Coconut Oil in skillet. Add in Steak, cook some. Add in rest (INCLUDING ONE BAY LEAF). Cook, covered, til potatoes are soft. Remove Bay Leaf, eat.

Meatball N Cabbage Stew/Soup

LOW CARB! Was amazing! Forgot photo.

Rub Crockpot with Butter
12 Beef Meatballs
Tay’s Frozen Seasoned Tomatoes (Recipe below)
1 can Tomato Sauce
1/2c Water
1/2 head Cabbage
Carrots, Onions, 1/2can Green Beans (Drained), Mushrooms
3T Worcestershire
3T Prepared Horseradish
1/2T McCormick’s Grill Mates Worcestershire Pub Burger Seasoning
1T Orrington’s Farm Beef Broth Base and Seasoning

OPTIONAL: Another 1/2c Water

Butter Crock. Add all, cook on low 5-6hours.

*If KETO: Use Meatballs with no bread crumbs/carbs.

Tay’s Frozen Tomatoes:
We had Tons of Tomatoes from the Garden, so we blanch and freeze with Seasoning. Great for Stews, Sauces, Chilis, etc.

4-5 Fresh from Garden Tomatoes
6 Basil Leaves (About 1/2tsp dried)
3 Med. Garlic Cloves, minced
1.5-2T Fresh Parsley
2-2.5T Fresh Oregano
1/4tsp Salt

To Blanch Tomatoes: Bring pot of water to a boil. Have a Ice Water Bowl Ready. Place Tomatoes into Boiling Water for 30-40 seconds. Take out, IMMEDIATELY, place into Ice Water. Peel off Skins. Remove stem part. Cut into 4s.
Place into Freezer Friendly Bags. Add Seasoning and light mix. Let out air, roll. Write contents on bag (Things look the same once frozen!).

Chinese Steak & Vegis

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LOW CARBS!

Thin Steak, sliced
-Season with:
Few Good Shakes of Chinese 5 Spice
Shake of Ginger
Shake of Onion Powder
Shake of Garlic Powder
Good Shake of Pepper
1tsp Orrington Farms Beef Base and Seasoning (Or, Beef Broth Cube)

Olive Oil

Soy Sauce
Lime Juice

Zucchini, quartered or halved
1/4c Onion, sliced thin
1c Mushrooms
1 Block of Frozen Broccoli

Slice Steak. Season. Set aside. Heat Oil in a Skillet. Add Steak. Add good few splashes of Soy Sauce. Add a splash of Lime Juice. Cook Steak. Add in Vegis. Cook down juices. Near end, add a nice splash of Soy Sauce and a splash of Lime Juice. Serve.

Smoothered Meatballs N Cheese

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LOWER CARB!

Good Beef Meatballs*
Tay’s Frozen and Seasoned Tomatoes (Recipe below), THAWED
2T Tomato Paste
Olive Oil

Cheese: Shredd. Moz., Sprinkle Pepperjack, Sprinkle of Shedd. Cheddar, Sprinkle of Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind).

Heat Oil, add in Meatballs, brown. Add in Tomato Paste, heat it up. Add in Tomatoes (Juice and all!). COOK DOWN JUICES. Top entire dish with Moz. Cheese, then, a SPRINKLE of Pepperjack and Cheddar Cheese. Shake on some Parmesan. Heat til melted. Serve with side of Peppers.

Pepper Mix
(Served on side):
In separate skillet. Sautee Peppers, Onions, and season with Oregano. OPTIONAL: Once about done, season LIGHTLY with Tajin (Or, light sprinkle of Cajun.)

Tay’s Frozen Tomatoes:
We had Tons of Tomatoes from the Garden, so we blanch and freeze with Seasoning. Great for Stews, Sauces, Chilis, etc.

4-5 Fresh from Garden Tomatoes
6 Basil Leaves (About 1/2tsp dried)
3 Med. Garlic Cloves, minced
1.5-2T Fresh Parsley
2-2.5T Fresh Oregano
1/4tsp Salt

To Blanch Tomatoes: Bring pot of water to a boil. Have a Ice Water Bowl Ready. Place Tomatoes into Boiling Water for 30-40 seconds. Take out, IMMEDIATELY, place into Ice Water. Peel off Skins. Remove stem part. Cut into 4s.
Place into Freezer Friendly Bags. Add Seasoning and light mix. Let out air, roll. Write contents on bag (Things look the same once frozen!).

*IF KETO: Use Meatballs WITHOUT Breadcrumbs!

Mexi Chicken Thighs

2 Chicken Thighs (Skin on)
1tsp Tajin (Dollar Store)
1/2tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Garlic Salt
1/4tsp Chipotle
1/4tsp Pepper

Cook Chicken in Oil.
Add in and Sautee:
Frozen Peppers and Onions, or fresh
1/8c Gherkins, sliced into 1/3rds.
Sprinkle Vegis w/ Oregano

Top with Avocado Slices and a QUICKY Pico:
1/2can Tomatoes w/Chiles, drained
1/2T Chives
1/2T Green Onions, chopped
1/2tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Pepper
1/2T Lime Juice

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!

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 Egg Rolls

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Little Olive Oil
1-2c Coleslaw Mix (Not sauce!)
1pkt. 8oz. Mushrooms, cut up
1/4 small Onion
1tsp Beef Broth Base
1-2T Worcestershire
2T Mushroom Gravy Pkt.
1tsp WHITE COOKING WINE
Few Tablespoons Water, for cooking to prevent burning

Sprinkle of Grated Parmesan
Egg Roll Wraps

Sautee Cabbage, Mushrooms, and Onions. Add in rest. Adding in water to keep from burning.  Add Mushroom Mix to Egg Rolls and Sprinkle with Parmesan. Roll. Butter Spray Egg Rolls. Cook (I used Air Fryer). Sprinkle with Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt.

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.

Sweet N Spicy Fake Out

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This one’s been around the town… A keeper!

Chicken, thawed, cut up
Asian Style Frozen Vegi Pkg.
1 Red Pepper

Sweet Sauce:
1c Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
2T Sriracha Hot Sauce
1T Lime (100% fridge kind)
3/4tsp Dried Cilantro

Cook Chicken in skillet, adding in Frozen Vegis. Cook down juices some. Add in Sauce, allow to cook some/simmer. USE SAUCE TO DESIRED TASTE!If any leftover, use for Sweet Thai Pizza! Serve as is. Or, AS WE DID: Over Rice (Cooked in Broth with splash of Soy Sauce). Or, over Quinoa.

Aspara-FOILS (Asparagus Foils)

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OH MY DELICIOUSNESS!
These are AMAZING! Easy to Make. Grill, Bake, Stove Top. Or, even cook as Camping Foils (Right on the Hot Coals).

Butter Flavored Cooking Spray
10 Fresh Asparagus Sticks
3 Bacon Slices, cut to 1 in. sizes
Mushroom, sliced
2tsp-1T Onion Soup Mix Packet (We did 1T)
Good Shake of Pepper
TINY Pinch of Sea  Salt (Optional)

Butter Spray Foils. Lay in Bacon. Top with Asparagus, then Mushroom. Sprinkle over Onion Pkt. Powder, then Pepper and Salt. Wrap up in Foil. Bake or toss onto Grill, as we did. Once all’s cooked/Soft. Eat!

ZuSKINNIES (Zucchini Skins) – A healthy and Beneficial Snack

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I make ZucCandies (A candy that is made with Zucchini and tastes like Fruit Snacks/Gummies) and never wanting to waste anything… I, ALSO, use the Peeled Skins to make ZuSKINNIES (A great snack to replace Chips!), which are an Extremely Beneficial part of the Zucchini: 
Zucchini’s skin is a more concentrated source of nutrients. Carries Vitamin C, Potassium, and most of the Zucchini’s Fiber and Vitamin K. The skin itself is a rich source of Antioxidant Carotenoids, including Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Beta-Carotene.

Skins from peeled Zucchinis (About 16 oz.)
2T Water
1T Pepper
2tsp – 1T Sea Salt (I did 1T)

Place all into ziploc bag, mix around. Marinade 30 minutes. Place onto Dehydrator. Dehydrate til dried to crisp (Crisps a lil as sits, as well. I want to say I did 8-12 hours. Not sure).

Sloppy Buffalos

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1 – 1.5 lb. Ground Beef (Turkey/Chicken for lighter. Pork, can be used.)
1 Sloppy Joe Packet (Store Brand)
1/2tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/4c Buffalo Sauce (Store Brand)
1/4c Louisiana Hot Sauce (Store Brand)
2T Ketchup
3T Water
(About 1/4c, or so) Baby Carrots, grated
(About 1/4c, or so) Celery, minced *See notes
(About 1/4c, or so) Onion, cut small

 Sauce:
1/3c Hidden Valley Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
1/3c Wishbone Blue Cheese Dressing
1 – 1.5tsp Fresh Green Onions, minced
1 Cucumber, peeled, deseeded, grated

Fresh Tomatoes, diced
Buns or Wraps of Choice 

Premake Sauce. Place in fridge (Optional to set grated Cucumber in strainer and allow to drain some, I didn’t.)
Brown Beef, drain excess juices, if needed. Add in Packet, Season, Sauces, Ketchup, Water, Vegis. Simmer til thick. Top onto Bun or Wrap of Choice (We used Joseph’s Flaxseed Flatbread).

Notes: I add a little more Minced Celery at end, for a nice crunch. Tasty.

Tay’s Carne A-Salad (Carne Asada Salad)

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Marinade Steak or Pork (4hrs):
2T Soy Sauce
1T+1tsp White Vinegar
1T Taco Seasoning Pkt.
1/2T Cumin
3/4tsp Garlic Powder
3/4tsp Onion Powder
3/4tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Paprika

HIDDEN VALLEY Cilantro Lime RANCH Dressing

Lettuce
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
Red Onions
Cherry Tomatoes
Carrot Slivers
Seasoned Texas Toast Croutons

Optionals:
1/4c Corn
1c canned Pinto Beans, rinsed, drained
1 Avocado, cubed small (Or top each bowl with Our Citrus Avocado Sauce)
Tortilla Strips/Fritos

Marinade Meat. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL! Cook. Cut up to desired size.
Mix all ingredients into bowl. Add Meat (Or mix in with Salad Ingredients). Add in Dressing (USE CILANTRO LIME RANCH!!!). Top with Croutons/Tortillas (And, Citrus Avocado Sauce, if using). EAT!


Charcoal Grilling Tip: If it tastes like straight up smoke… You’re doing it wrong! We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Regular Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.


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Tay’s Balsamic Watermelon Strawberry Salsa – And, a few ideas for it! Including EASY & HEALTHY Pizzas!

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1/2c Strawberries, chopped
1c Watermelon, cubed small
1 can Basil Oregano Garlic Diced Tomatoes, DRAINED
1/2c Sweet Mini Bell Peppers, chopped
2tsp Balsamic Vinegar
2tsp Green Onions, minced
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
2-3T Red Onions (I did 2.5T)
1/2tsp Lemon Juice (100% Fridge Kind)
1/4tsp Dried Mint
1tsp Fresh Cilantro, minced (Try WITHOUT FIRST, then add)

– Optional (I skipped. Forgot.):
1tsp Jalapeno, deseed Minced
1/2c Goat Cheese or Crumbled Feta (Optional, I skip for Pizza)

Toss all. Allow to Marinade 20 minutes.
Ideas for Use: Salsa for Chips. Salsa for Sweetened Shells (Fry Soft Shell in Butter. Toss in Sugar and Cinnamon.) Serve as Topping for Wrap, Sandwich, Balsamic Burgers, or Quesadillas. Or, as we did… MAKE Taco Shell Pizza.

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Tay’s Chicken/Bacon w/ Balsamic Watermelon/Strawberry Salsa Pizzas:
Chicken (I marinaded in White Vinegar and McCormick’s Montreal Steak)
Bacon

Shredded Cheese of Choice
Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
Tay’s Balsamic Watermelon and Strawberry Salsa
Soft Shells
Pepper, Dried Oregano (Oregano Optional)

I marinaded Chicken 1hr. Cut up. I added Avocado Oil to skillet. Cooked Chicken, if excess juices- Drain it, to help crispify (Especially, for Bacon). Add in Bacon to Chicken. Cook all (Draining excess juices, if needed). Cut up all to smaller pieces. Or toss all in Oven, Bake.
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Pan. Lay in Soft Shells (Optional to Butter Spray OUTSIDE Edges, to help brown). Top with Chicken, then Bacon. Top with Salsa. Top with Cheeses of Choice (I used Moz., then sprinkle of Pepperjack.+Jalapeno, then, a small sprinkle of Cheddar). Sprinkle Tops with Grated Parmesan (Be sure to get the outside Edge nicely), Pepper, and Dried Oregano (Optional)
Bake, uncovered, at 450 for about 8 minutes.

BBQ Salad w/ Chipotle Peach Pineapple Dressing

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2.5T McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning
2-3T White Vinegar
Pork Chops (I used 2 avg. size Bone-In chops)*

SARGENTO’s Chipotle BBQ Cheese Snacks
Lettuce
1/2 can Reduced Sodium PINTO Beans, drained/slight rinse
1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes, drained
Sweet Onions
4 Mushrooms, chopped
Sweet Mini Bell Peppers
Carrot Slivers (We skipped)
Corn (We skipped)
Boiled Eggs
Seasoned Texas Toast Croutons

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 – Dressing:
1c Chipotle PEACH Pineapple Salsa
1c Ken’s Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
1tsp tTt’s xXx Seasoning (Red Pepper Flakes may work)

Marinade Pork Chops for about 3-4 hours. Blend Dressing Ingredients. Set in fridge til use. We grilled our Pork Chops. Then, Removed bones and fat. Cut into desired strip sizes.
Add all to Salad Bowl, to desired amounts. (*See Notes). Toss. Serve with Dressing and Croutons.

*Notes: Chicken may work, too. Or meat of desire. I keep Eggs Separate, so it doesn’t spoil as fast.

Tay’s Hawaiian Salad N EASY Hawaiian Dressing

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1-2 Thawed Chicken Breasts
Marinade (For just Chicken. Marinade 1 hr. Choose ONE!):
3T White Vinegar + 1-1.5T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Steasoning
   OR:
Lawry’s Hawaiian Marinade

Bacon (Seasoned with Pepper while cooking)

Lettuce
SARGENTO’s Chipotle BBQ Cheese Snack Bites
Fresh Tomatoes, halved
Red Onions
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
Carrot Slivers
Papaya (Optional)
1T Jalapeno, deseed, mince (Optional for Heat)
Mushrooms (Optional)
Boiled Eggs (See Notes)
Seasoned TEXAS TOAST Croutons
Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds

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DRESSING (A few options. Choose ONE!) Recipe:
   Our Favorite:
1/3c Ken’s Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Nice sized 1/3c+2T canned CRUSHED Pineapple in JUICE
1/2tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Paprika
   OR:
2T Mayo (And/Or: Canned Coconut Milk, Lemon or Pineapple Yogurt, may work)
2T Avocado Oil
1/2c canned Crushed Pineapple IN JUICE
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Lemon Juice (Fridge Concentrate Kind)

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Marinade Chicken. (I did McCormick + White Vinegar Marinade, what I had on hand. In Above Photo.). Cut to desired sized strips. Preheat oven to about 425-450. Lay Chicken onto Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed pan. Cook about 10-15minutes. Lay on Bacon (You can lay it right over Chicken, too). I seasoned Bacon with Cracked Pepper. Bake til Bacon and Chicken is done. Allow to set 1 minute. Crumble Bacon.
Toss everything into a bowl, EXCEPT dressing.
BLEND Dressing of Choice Ingredients. Allow to set while prepping and cooking.
Serve each Salad with Dressing of Choice, Croutons, Seeds, and Eggs (If kept separate).

Notes: Eggs can spoil quickly if left in salad for long period. You can add right before, or keep separate and add as you serve up a bowl.

Boring Salads NO MORE!

Salads DO NOT have to be Boring! Many ways to get those Vegis in. To Cut on some Calories and Carbohydrates and, yet, STILL BE SATISFIED! 

Here are just a Few of MANY to get the Idears rolling in! 

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(Above) Click Here for Carne A-Salad (Carne Asada Salad)

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(Above 2 Photos) Loaded BLT Salad SUPER EASY to make!

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(Above) Loaded TAYco Salad (Loaded Taco Salad). AMAZING!

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For Recipe Click Here

*** COMING SOON (Tonight or Tomorrow): Mandarin Pinto Salad, BBQ Pork Salad! So, check back!

Marinaded Grilled Vegis

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1 bottle Lawry’s Steak and Chop Marinade
2 pkg. Mushrooms

Corn on Cobs, cut into 1/3 pieces
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
Onions
Fingerling Potatoes
Fresh Asparagus
Fresh Cut Carrots (I used crinkle cut)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
Course Black Pepper
For Serving (Optional, choose): Sour Cream, Salsa, Ketchup, Prepped Horseradish Sauce, Steak Sauce.

Gently Wash and Marinade JUST the Mushrooms About 2 hours. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Aluminum Pan. Line bottom with Asparagus, add in Rest, TOPPING with Mushrooms last. Sprinkle with Pepper. Best on Charcoal Grill. Cook til soft. Tossing occasionally, we only needed to do once. Optional to serve with Sauce or Nothing.
We like it alone. Some like it with Sour Cream and Salsa. Some, Horseradish. Some Ketchup and Sour Cream. Some Steak Sauce and Sour Cream. 

Notes: You can amp this up with Meats. But, we wanted a Vegi Dish. Was AWESOME!

Tay’s Baja Chicken

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Great Alone, on Tacos, for Salads (As we did), or over Rice (Mexi)! Amazing LOW CALORIE, LOW CARBOHYDRATES Chicken! AWESOME Flavor!!!

Marinade (I believe I did 1.5-2 lbs.- 6hrs):
1 McCormick’s Grill Mates Baja Citrus Marinade Pkt.
2T White Vinegar
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Chipotle Powder

Add Marinade and Chicken to ziploc bag. Mix. Marinade about 6 hours. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL! Eat Alone, on Tacos, or, as we did, on Salads (To desired consistency):

Lettuce
Radish, sliced THIN (Optional)
Mushrooms
Red Onion, slivered
Carrots, matchsticked
Hard Boiled Eggs
Tomatoes
Canned Black Beans WITH Jalapeno IN Lime, drained
Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing
Seasoned Texas Toast Croutons
Optionals (I skipped): Avocado, Mexi Corn/Corn, Sweet Bell Peppers

Chicken Ranchinade N Vegis

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This is an AMAZING Low Calorie Meal. That’s not only BENEFICIAL with Beans and Sweet Potato, BUT, AMAZING in Flavor. Great Chicken Marinade. EASY TO MAKE! This can be cooked Many A Ways! Even on Hot Camp Fire Coals! Eat as is. Or, topped with Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheese, and FRITOS. Or, on Shells for Tacos! Just Check Below for more options.

Chicken Marinade:
Ranch Packet (I used Hidden Valley)
1/2tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1T Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
2T Red Wine Vinegar
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1tsp Chili Powder
1T Jalapeno, deseed, minced

About 3/4can Black Beans, drained
Sweet Potato, diced
1/2Pkg. Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
3/4 Large White Onions
1 RIPE Avocado, diced
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Or Butter Spray)
Dried Oregano

Rice: 2c Rice, 2c Water, 1-2 Vegetable Broth Cubes (1-2c worth)

Marinade Chicken, in ziploc bag, about 4-6 hours (I believe I did 5hr).
Place Vegis into Foil. Drizzle about 1/2tsp-1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil over them. Season, WELL, with Oregano. Wrap Tightly. Place on grill a little before Chicken.
Grill Chicken SEPARATELY, right on grate.
Cook Rice in Broth (I do in Microwave, covered. Stirring half way).
Eat as is. On Shells… Optional to serve topped with SHREDDED CHEESE, SOUR CREAM, and SALSA, (EVEN Frito Chips). Most liked mixing Chicken, Rice, and Vegis together. A few liked it separate.

Cooking Option: Can be Baked! Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Dish. Lay in Vegis. Top with Chicken. Cook Rice in Microwave or Stove Top (Can even stir Rice, Water, Crushed Broth Cube(s) in with Vegis for Baking). Cover with Foil. Bake til Chicken is done. Serve over Rice.
TRY IN FOILS on Hot Camp Fire Coals for EASY CAMPING MEAL!

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Easy Mexi Foils (Carne Asada Foils)

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Whether you cook on grill, in oven, or on hot coals in fire pit (Great for camping)… These are AMAZING. And, pretty healthy! Tons of Vegis! Fiber in Beans! And, Beneficial Sweet Potatoes! 

2 lb. Chuck Roast Marinaded (4-6 hours):
1/2 Taco Pkt. (I used Fiesta Style)
2 1/2T White Vinegar
1/4c Soy Sauce
1T Cumin
1/2T Garlic Powder
1/2T Onion Powder
1/2T Dried Oregano
1tsp Chili Powder
1tsp Paprika

Vegis:
Small drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Good shake Dried Oregano
1 pkg. Sweet MINI Bell Pepper Mix (Orange Red Yellow)
Onions
Mushrooms
Sweet Potatoes, diced (2 sm./med.)
1 can (Mild) Black Beans with Jalapeno in LIME JUICE, drained
1 can Southwestern Corn (Bell Pepper/Onion kind), drained

Toppings: Drizzle Taco Sauce, Salsa/Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream

Marinade 2 lb. Chuck Roast in ziploc bag. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL!!!
In a bowl, mix ALL Vegi Ingredients. Add to foil (Ours used 2). Wrap tight. Grill Chuck RIGHT ON GRILL, and cook Vegis in Foil.
Cut up Chuck. Top bowls with Vegi Mix, then Meat. Then, Toppings of choice.

Potato Tip: Stab whole potatoes with knife about 3 times on each side. Microwave Potatoes (Whole) for few minutes (Depends how many I do 3-4/5 minutes). Dice up. Then, grill. Cuts cooking time and ensure those potatoes are soft through.

Loaded Greek Sweet Potatoes

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HEALTHY & BENEFICIAL! MANY ways to make this. Over Sweet Potato Fries, over Baked Sweet Potatoes and Vegis (Options below)… But, here’s what we did:

Oil (Hot Chili Oil, Coconut, Olive Oil (What we used)… Any, works)
Sweet Potatoes, diced (Fry option below)
1 can Artichokes, drained
Black Olives, halved
Red Onions
Sprinkle Garlic Powder,  Pepper, Sea Salt (Optional, we skip salt)

Easy Greek Marinade (Or try Tay’s Greek Marinade):
Chicken
1T McCormick’s Gourmet GREEK Seasoning
1.5tsp McCormicks Montreal Steak Seasoning
2T Worcestershire
1tsp Dijon

Toppings:
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Tay’s Avocado Tzatziki (Below) (Or Guacamole)
Fresh Tomatoes
Crumbled Feta Cheese

DIRECTIONS: Marinade Chicken 4-8 hours. Toss Potatoes and Artichokes with a lil Oil (We used Olive). Place into Foil. Grill both Chicken and Potatoes (Separately). Add Potato mix to bowl. Top with Chicken. Top with Toppings and Cheese Mix. OR TOP ALL ONTO Pita Breads!

Tay’s Avocado Tzatziki:
1 Ripe Avocado, mashed
1/2c Sour Cream, or to taste
1-2T Mayo
1T Grated Parmasen Cheese
1tsp Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
1c Cucumber, peeled, seeded, grated
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp McCormick’s Gourmet Greek Seasoning
1/4tsp Dill Weed
1/8tsp Mustard Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt


NOTES/OPTIONS:
 -Or, Marinade Chicken, cut up. Add Chicken, Potatoes, Artichokes, Onions, and Olives to baking dish. Bake. Top with Toppings.
 -Cut Sweet Potatoes to fries, toss with Oil, season. Bake. Cook rest (Together or separately up to you). Top all onto Fries.
 -Also, you can skip tzatziki and use Marinaded Cucumbers and Onions (Skip onions with vegis). Eat on Pitas, or over Sweet Potato Vegi Mix, or Sweet Potato Fries! Here’s a Sour Cream Cucumber and Onion Recipe I found:
2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
1/2 small white onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons dried dill, or to taste
1/2c Sour Cream, or to taste

Salt & Pepper Cucumber slices. I set into strainer in fridge for about 15minutes. Bring to boil, Vinegar, Water, and Sugar. Add Cukes to bowl. Pour over. Allow to marinate 1 hour.
Sour Cream Version: Drain, reserving 1-2T Marinade. Stir in 1/3c Sour Cream with reserved Marinade.

Lemon Peppered Grilled Vegi Foils

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Fingerling Potatoes, halved
Green Beans, ends cut, halved
Mushrooms, halved
Olive Oil or Butter
Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Add all to foil. Drizzle with Oil/Butter, toss. Season, WELL (A alot), with Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Grill.

Delicious Glazed and Seasoned Salmon

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1/2T Course Black Pepper
1/4tsp Cayenne
1/4tsp Paprika
Optional, I skip (1/8tsp-1/4tsp Sea Salt)

1T Organic Grade B Maple Syrup
1T Dijon Mustard

Mix Glaze (Maple Syrup and Dijon). Brush nice layer onto top of Salmon. Mix Seasons (Pepper, Cayenne, Paprika, Salt (If using)). Season, well, with season mix. Grill til flaky.
(Try not to move too much, it will flake apart. Can choose to place onto foil.)

Served with Sweet Mini Bell Peppers: Place into Foil. Grill. That’s it!

Our Other Salmon Recipe:
Place Lemon slices onto grill (Optional). Lay Salmon onto Lemon Slices (Skin down). (Optional to add a Honey/Dijon Glaze). Season top, nicely with McCormick’s Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Grill.

Tay’s Sweet and Spicy Chicken with AMAZING Cucumber Tzatziki Wrap

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EASY to Make! LOW CALORIES LOW CARBOHYDRATES Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wraps with a Delicious Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce. Healthier never tasted so good!

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Tay’s EASY Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken:
Chicken Marinade (ONE HOUR! That’s it!):
About 1/3c White Vinegar
About 1T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning

Chicken Sauce (To toss cooked Chicken):
1 part Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (Asian aisle. I did about 1/3c)
1 part Louisiana Hot Sauce (I did about 1/3c)

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Tzatziki Sauce:
1/2c Sour Cream
2T Mayo
1T Grated Parmasen Cheese
1tsp Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
1c Cucumber, peeled, seeded, grated
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp McCormick’s Gourmet Greek Seasoning
1/4tsp Dill Weed
1/8tsp Mustard Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt

Toppings: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Italian Shredd. Cheese
Flatbread/Wrap of Choice (I used Joseph’s Flaxseed Flatbreads)

Marinade thawed Chicken Breasts 1 hour, mixing around every so often. (Great time to make Tzatziki Sauce.). This Chicken is BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL!!! Cook Chicken. Once cooked, cut into strips. Toss Chicken with Sauce IMMEDIATELY.
Top Flatbread/Wrap of choice with Tzatziki, Chicken, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Cheese

Optional to use Breaded/Fried Chicken to toss with Sauce, instead.

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Served with Quick Grilled Potatoes:
Potatoes (Stab w/fork. Microwave about 3minutes)
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
McCormick’s Herb Garlic Seasoning
Butter Flavor Seasoning
Pepper
Green Onions

Microwave Potatoes, covered (Cuts cooking time). Then, halve then. Butter flavor cooking spray them. Sprinkle, WELL, with Herb Garlic Seasoning and Pepper. Add Green Onions. Wrap in Foil. Grill.

Italian Salad – LOW CAL. – LOW CARB.

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About 1.5lb Frozen Chicken Breast, boiled in Water + 1Broth Cube
1 small container PLAIN Greek Yogurt (Cream Cheese may work)
1/2-1 Italian Dressing Season Pkt. or premade Italian Salad Dressing
1/2c jarred Pepperoncini, cut up
Full 1/2c Turkey Pepperoni pieces
1/2c Red Pepper, chopped
A lil shy 1/2c Red Onions, chopped
Splash of Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
Olives, halved (Optional. I forgot in photo)
1/2tsp Red Pepper Flakes or Jalapenos, minced

Wraps/Buns/Flatbread/Bread of Choice
Fresh Tomatoes
Lettuce
Shredded White Cheese (Or diced Brick Cheese)

Add Frozen Chicken to pan of Water with 1-2 Chicken Broth Cubes. Bring to Boil. Boil til cooked. Cut up.
Add in rest of Salad Ingredients. Top onto Wrap/Bun of choice, with Toppings of choice. Eat.

Say Whaaaaa…? Cottage Cheese Bean Dip

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LOWER CALORIE – Good Source of Protein and Fiber.

1c Cottage Cheese
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion pwdr
1/4-1/2tsp Dill Weed
1/4tsp Paprika
1 can Pinto Beans, drained
1tsp LEMON Juice (100% Fridge Kind)
1/2-1 Ranch Pkt.

Healthy Crackers

Optionals: Green Onions, minced. Grated Cucumber. Avocado.
Greek Season instead of Ranch Pkt. Or other seasoned Pkt (Have yet to try)

tTt’s Peppered Vegi Saute

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2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3T Teriyaki
1 Frozen Bag Brussel Sprouts
3 Med. Onions
1 8 oz. Pkg Mushrooms
Up to 1T Course Black Pepper

Heat Oil. Add in Vegis. Cook some. Add in Teriyaki, cook down. Eat.
I served over Chinese Spiced Chicken and Rice:
Place 1c Rice into Butter Flavored Baking Dish, add in 1c Water, (Optional to add 1 crushed Broth Cube to Rice/Water), lay over Frozen Chicken, Sprinkle nicely with Chinese 5 Spice, cover with Foil. Bake til Chicken is done.

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Quick and EASY Egg Salad

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Easter means… Boiled and Dyed Eggs! Get Your Egg Salad On!

Boiled Eggs
Miracle Whip or Spin Blend Mayonnaise
LITTLE Squirt of Mustard
Good Sprinkle of Paprika
Few Drops to a Splash of Lemon Juice (100% Fridge Kind)

For Heat, I add:
Splash of Louisiana Hot Sauce or Tabasco
Cayenne Powder
Jalapeno, minced
Onion, minced

Other Optional Adds:
Celery, minced
Real Bacon Pieces
Sweet Red/Green Bell Peppers, minced

Mix all. Stuff Eggs (Deviled Eggs), Egg Salad Sandwiches… Or, Mix (I do with Heat options, Celery, Real Bacon Pieces). Top a Soft Shell with a Lil Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese. Roll up, tucking in sides. Heat Skillet. Spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Brown each side. Sprinkle with a Little Garlic Powder (Or a LITTLE Garlic Salt). Eat, or place in fridge for later Cooler eating!