Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tools of the trade

As a single, sometimes lazy, person... who loves kitchen gadgets it would only be fair to warn you up front what I use to cook with on a regular basis. I am in no way affiliated with the products I am about to mention. I just happen to really like them. Most of the recipes I post or blog about will be made with the following items. Feel free to copy, paste and google them if you are feeling spendy.

The Xpress-redi-set-go:
This thing is fantastic for omelettes. My gentleman caller often refers to it as "egg thing." In 7 minutes exactly you can cook from 2-4 scrambled eggs that are moderately filled with whatever deliciousness you'd like.

Flavorwave Turbo Oven:
I use this as a dehydrator and oven mostly. Awesome for cooking up three chicken breasts at a time and saving some for later. The one I have is a smaller model, its nice for baking and not heating up the entire house. I had a larger one once, but it broke and I didn't really need the bigger one. I love the smaller model and have had it for years now.

The Magic Bullet:
A must for protein shakes, guacamole and green smoothies. I'm working on a low-carb hazelnut butter recipe, which this thing is essential for. I also frequently use it to mix up eggs for "egg-thing."

Parchment paper:
If you are going to make any sort of crust or cracker this is necessary. I've ruined pans by attempting to cook without it. NEVER AGAIN!!!

I do occasionally use the microwave, stove and oven too. Just not as often as these other things.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In the beginning

The future intent of this blog is to post low-carb recipes that I've hacked or actually come up with on my own. There might even be pictures. These recipes will probably be single person friendly, because, well most of the stuff out there is for families. Which is good...for families. Then there's the rest of us. If you have a family you can read this too...just double or triple the recipe.

I'm not a trained chef or anything...just someone on a diet...
I do have a regular job...so posting may be sporadic at best...we'll see...