Saturday, February 11, 2017

Seafood Spaghetti Squash


I made seafood spaghetti squash for brunch! I just want to thank God for making this vegetable that I can substitute for pasta so I can still enjoy eating spaghetti without the extra carbs.

Seafood Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients
Spaghetti Squash
Garlic, Onion
Mixed Seafood
Your Choice of Pasta Sauce


Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Slice the squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
Place the squash in a roasting pan, cut-side down.
Add a little water and cook the squash for 45 minutes.
The squash is done when tender. Scrape out the squash using a fork.

For this recipe, I cooked the sauce on the side.
Saute Onion and Garlic on coconut oil.
Saute the mixed seafood and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Add pasta sauce. Simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.

I added cayenne on my sauce because I like it spicy.

Serve and enjoy your low carb spaghetti.




Peanut Butter Oxtail Stew (Kare-Kare)


I made Kare-kare, a filipino dish, for my husband! He was sick and I thought I could make his day a little better by making something special. He usually request this whenever we eat at my parent's house and so I also want to make it for him.

Oxtail meat is expensive! It's $7.29/pound. Crazy! I can buy chicken for 99 cents/pound. The heck! For the love of being a wife, I just hoped for the best. It was my first time to make it and I am glad that the husband likes it.


Kare-Kare 
(Peanut Butter Oxtail Stew)

Ingredients
Oxtail
Garlic and Onion
Coconut Oil
2 tbsp Peanut Butter Powder
3 tbsp Peanut Butter (I used reduced fat chunky Skippy)
Bok Choy
Green Beans
Eggplant
Salt and Pepper to taste







1. Fill a large pan with water, add the oxtail, onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to boil and simmer until the oxtail is tender. It took 2 1/2 hours for me.

2. Once the oxtail is ready. In a separate pan, saute onion and garlic on coconut oil. Saute oxtail.

3. Mix peanut butter powder and peanut butter on your broth and add this mixture to the oxtail.

4. Add the bok choy, green beans and eggplant.

5. Serve with Sauteed Shrimp paste on the side.



Friday, February 10, 2017

Power Muffin



I made a power muffin for the sick husband this morning. It's packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants.

I used the following products as my main ingredients for the health benefits. You can click the pictures below so you can check it out on amazon.


 

Kodiak Cakes Nutrition

190 calories for 1/2 cup
Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Fat 2g
Protein 14g

I love Kodiak Cakes! I use this to make pancakes.

Organic Cacao Powder

120 calories for 2 tbsp
Carbohydrates 17g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Fat 4g
Protein 7g

Ground Flaxseed

70 calories for 2 tbsp
Carbohydrates 4g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Fat 6g
Protein 3g

Power Muffin

Ingredients
2 cups Kodiak Cakes
2 mashed banana
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/4 cup Parkay Margarine Stick (lesser calories than butter)
1/4 cup Sugar


2 tbsp Organic Cacao Powder (optional)
2 tbsp Ground Flaxseed (optional)
Chocolate Chips (optional)
Chopped Walnuts (optional)


Mix all the ingredients and bake in a 350 degrees oven.