It's Making it Count Tuesday! Every week, Pam and Sarah are co-hosting the Making it Count Tuesday link-up. Start with any one of those fabulous ideas you have found online. Then, do it. Make it. Cook it. Create it. Take it from the screen, give it life and let it bless your world. When you're done, snap a photo, write about it and share it with us. Make your time online count.
For this week's Making it Count Tuesday, I'll share some recipes I've been making. My family seems to appreciate my online time the most when I make it count in the kitchen. This Beef Sriracha salad was a hit with everyone but my daughter, who doesn't like spicy. Originally, the recipe was for lettuce wraps, but I had some spinach on hand that I wanted to use up, so I improvised. It was delicious! For those who don't like their food quite so hot, just ease up on the Sriracha sauce. I used the entire 2T (plus a bit) that the recipe called for. My husband puts Sriracha on pretty much anything he eats, I've started adopting the same habit too. I have found that when trying to cut calories, adding lots of spice to my food helps me feel less deprived, more satisfied. This recipe is "slow carb", 4-Hour Body diet compatible.
The recipe called for green onions, so I thought I'd also share a little tip that I first learned from Michelle.....there is no need to throw away the bottom part of your green onions. Just use what you need from the top, place the rest in a vase of water, and they'll keep growing! I'm sure that people who come to my house must wonder why I have green onions in a vase on my window sink ledge. ; ) This is why. They've been growing quite fast. I love having green onions on hand, and I haven't had to buy them in a long time.
Here is one more "slow carb" recipe that I must share....
Truffled Cauliflower Mash this tastes a whole lot like mashed potatoes, really...I promise! I was really missing mashed potatoes after I started watching what I ate more carefully. Finding this recipe, made me very happy.
And here's one more recipe that I simply must share. This is not low carb, but certainly a treat for our once a week, glorious, "cheat day". It's simply the best French toast I have ever had. From Orangette, Berg's French Toast. This picture is not my own, I forgot to take one. Photo credit goes to Molly@ Orangette.
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