Saturday, May 30, 2009

Strawberry "Shortcake"

I think strawberries are one of the best things in the whole world. The Florida grown ones during our strawberry season, and Driscoll's brand when they are in season. Sweet!

I like to make a Faux Strawberry Shortcake just using sliced berries and whipped cream.

Clean, hull and slice up a 16 oz container of strawberries. Put them in a bowl and add some brown sugar substitute (I use Whey Low Gold) to taste. Toss until the strawberries are coated, then put in the refrigerator for about an hour to sweeten the berries.

Remove the sweetened berries from the refrigerator, and divide them into 2 bowls (I like a LOT of strawberries!), reserving a few for garnishing. Top with sweetened whipped cream and the reserved berries. Drizzle the sweet strawberry juice from the bottom of the mixing bowl over the top of the whipped cream. Serve.

You can also use 2 pancakes in each dish, layering 1 warmed pancake, strawberries, 2nd warmed pancake then whipped cream. When I make it this way, I like to sprinkle a little bit of powdered sugar substitute on the pancakes before I put them in the dish.

My favorite pancake recipe is from Peter Neuman:

1/2 cup of pork rind flour***
1/4 cup plus one tablespoon heavy whipping cream
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon flavoring extract (Vanilla, maple, and butterscotch are some suggestions)
4 tablespoons sugar substitute (I use Whey Low)
*** One 80 gram bag of pork rinds yields about one cup of pork rind flour. Using a blender, food processor, or heavy rolling pin and plastic bag, grind or crush pork rinds, ONE at a time (to ensure the pork rinds are ground as find as possible), into a fine powder resembling brown sugar. ***

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients except pork rinds with whisk or electric mixer until thoroughly blended. Using a blender or food processor, grind the pork rinds, one at a time, into a substance that resembles brown sugar or flour. Add pork rinds to egg-cream mixture and mix until thoroughly blended. Allow to stand 5-10 minutes, to allow the pork rinds to soften. Cook in a greased frying pan over medium heat on the stovetop. Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, until they are dark brown, this will ensure the pancakes cook through completely.

Jupiter FL USA
Somersizing since 01/03

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Eden brand canned Beans & Rice

Hey guys I found something at Publix today you are all going to love!

Eden Organic brand Caribbean Rice & Beans and Cajun Rice & Beans

Legal level 1 carbo meal! I just had it for dinner and it is GOOD.

They come in 15 ounce cans and cost $1.59 a can. Something good to have in the pantry or at the office for a quick meal.

Cajun Rice & Beans ingredients: Water, brown rice, small red beans, tomato puree, onion flakes, garlic powder, dried red pepper flakes, sea salt, cayenne pepper, parsley flakes, bay leaf powder, black pepper, cumin.

Caribbean Rice & Beans ingredients: Water, brown rice, black turtle beans, onion flakes, paprika powder, garlic powder, sea salt, cumin powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon powder.

Jupiter Florida USA
Somersizing since 01/03