High Protein Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes
This is a special Father’s Day breakfast for those who aren’t in their first two weeks of the program. These pancakes don’t taste at all like cottage cheese and are very yummy. (Notice how much better these taste and you feel when you eat these, compared to white flour pancakes!)
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
2 T. grapeseed or vegetable oil, plus extra oil to cook in
½ cup almond flour (available in bulk at Rosauer’s Huckleberry’s section)
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. vanilla
Heat pan to medium, put all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. Using a small amount of oil in pan, cook until bubbles start forming. Turn, cook very briefly, and remove from pan. (The batter will be very thin and only requires a short cooking time.)
Serve with a little homemade fruit sauce (recipe below), pure maple syrup or low carb yogurt and fruit. Some people love these so much that they prefer them plain, without any topping.
Low Carb Fruit Sauce
2 cups frozen unsweetened fruit (i.e., boysenberries, blackberries, peaches)
1 cup water, mixed with 1 T. cornstarch
4 T. agave syrup
Pinch of salt
Put frozen fruit in pan. Mix all other ingredients together and pour over fruit. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!
Copyright David and Cheryl MacDonald, 2009
Designed for a cold salad, this recipe can also be made with veggies that are lightly steamed or sautéed if you would like it hot.
Protein: Chicken, shrimp, white fish, salmon, beef or tofu
1/3 cup tamari (natural soy sauce without sugar)
½ cup sesame oil
¼ cup sweet chili sauce
½ tbsp. Thai garlic chili paste
½ cup thinly sliced celery, cut on bias
½ cup thinly sliced red onion
½ cup thinly sliced bell pepper (red, yellow, orange, or mixed)
½ cup shredded cabbage
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. salted roasted peanuts (or nuts of choice)
Pre-cook protein of your choice. Make ahead and chill if you want the protein to be cold. Blend tamari, sesame oil, chili sauce, and chili paste. Add blended sauce to vegetables and protein, and mix well. Sprinkle top with sesame seeds and peanuts.
©David and Cheryl MacDonald
Greek Sausage Dish
Or Empty the Refrigerator
*Another tasty creation by Go Figure Chef David
This is a yummy and easy one-pot meal!
4 large Italian sausage (sweet or hot), sliced into bite sized pieces
2 stalks celery, chopped small 2 Tbsp. olive oil
½ onion, chopped small ½ tsp. garlic salt
1 head broccoli, chopped small ¼ cup white wine
1 tomato, chopped small ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 dozen olives, green or kalamata
½ cup artichoke hearts, (canned in water, drained)
In a large sauté pan with oil on medium-high heat, add sausage and start to brown. Turn heat to medium and add onions, broccoli, and celery. Saute with sausage for about 5-10 minutes until soft.
Add tomatoes, olives, feta, artichokes and wine. Sprinkle with garlic salt. Mix in gently and simmer for 2 minutes. Adjust wine and garlic salt to taste.
Additional veggies and herbs may be added: spinach, kale, fresh basil, oregano or rosemary.
©David and Cheryl MacDonald, 2014