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Low Carb Philly Cheesesteaks

I happen to love my calories and carbs, so I’m guilty as charged but I also like to cut them when I can!  Not every meal has to be a fatty one but let me go on record stating that one bad meal won’t make you fat, just like on clean meal won’t make you lean. Ok, that’s my only rant for today! I guess I’m saying ENJOY your food and workout! I wanted to make a low carb version of a Philly Cheese Steak by cutting the carbs and not using bread. I must say they are quite tasty & they are semi-healthy. 🙂

Ingredients
8oz Quality Roast Beef
8 Slices of Provolone
2 Large Green Bell Peppers
1 Medium Sweet Onion (or Vidalia Onion if in Season)
1 Cup of Baby Bella Mushrooms
2 tbsp of Butter
2 tbsp of Olive Oil
3 Cloves of Minced Garlic
Salt & Pepper to Taste

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Take your bell peppers and cut into halves. Remove all the seeds and the ribs of the inside of the pepper. Place your peppers on the pan and spray them with pam (tongue twister haha). Place them into the oven to roast for 10-15 minutes. In the mean time saute over medium heat your butter, olive oil, and minced garlic until butter has melted just for a few minutes. Next, add your onions and mushrooms and saute until the onions are translucent and mushrooms are caramelized for about 10-12 minutes. Pull your peppers from the oven and place a slice or two slices of provolone in the bottom of each pepper. Fill with your cheesesteak mixture until its overflowing and add another slice of provolone on top of each pepper. Place back in the oven until the cheese has melted and DEVOUR!

Ingredients for Philly Cheese Steak

Ingredients for Philly Cheese Steak

Remove Seeds & Wash Peppers

Remove Seeds & Wash Peppers

Saute Your Ingredients

Saute Your Ingredients

“Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too”
Keep it Fun, Keep it Simple, & Keep it Spicy!
Discover the Inner Kitchen Diva in YOU!

Thanks Bitches! XO

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Fruit Salad

Good Morning! Who doesn’t love fruit? I use to be intimidated by starfruit but my video below will show you how to handle a starfruit with presentation to boot. Pretty presentation DOES NOT have to mean difficult and here is an easy way to share your fruit with friends…

Ingredients
Watermelon
Starfruit
Blackberries
Oranges
Blood Oranges

Photography & Video: By Jason Braddock

Starfruit Fruit Salad

Starfruit Fruit Salad

Fruit Prep

Fruit Prep

Starfruit Fruit Salad

Starfruit Fruit Salad

“Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too”
Keep it Fun, Keep it Simple, & Keep it Spicy!
Discover the Inner Kitchen Diva in YOU!

Thanks Bitches! XO

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Chicken Stir Fry

Healthy Chicken Stir Fry! You can make in a wok or in a large pan…
Ingredients
Green Onion
1 small package of Mushrooms
1 bag of Broccoli Slaw
1 bag of Cabbage
1 small package or bundle of Asparagus
Rotisserie Chicken
Peanut Butter
Soy Sauce
In wok saute green onions for few minutes in a little olive oil. Add diced mushrooms and saute for few more minutes. Add cabbage cook for a few minutes. Add asparagus and cook for a few minutes. Add broccoli slaw, shredded rotisserie chicken, a few splashes of soy sauce and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until everything has cooked together to desired texture. Then add two large scoops of peanut butter cook a few more minutes and ENJOY! 😉

“Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too”
Keep it Fun, Keep it Simple, & Keep it Spicy!
Discover the Inner Kitchen Diva in YOU!

Thanks Bitches! XO

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Baked Coconut Chicken

I feel like chicken tonight, like chicken tonight .. isn’t that a song? Maybe, its one I made up in my own head! Well, anyways Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner…because this one is a definitely a WINNER! Baked Coconut Chicken made with a few simple ingredients …
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Ingredients
Chicken tenderloins or cut chicken breast into strips
2 large eggs
1/4 c coconut milk
1/2 c all purpose flour
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 tsp salt
Make 3 separate dipping bowls by mixing the following …First bowl mix flour and salt. Second bowl combine eggs and coconut milk. Whisk together until well combined. In the third bowl stir together the panko bread crumbs and shredded coconut. Dredge chicken into flour mix and then into milk and egg mix. Then dredge into coconut and panko mix. Spray you pan with pam and  pop in oven.  Bake for 25 minutes or until no longer pink. Serve with jasmine rice or as an appetizer. Swear it’s better than any Coconut Shrimp recipe and its baked! Delicio-so! 🙂

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Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites! I was introduced to these energy balls of goodness through Pinteret and I’m addicted! 🙂 Not only are they easy to make but they are healthy too, gotta love that.
Ingredients
1 cup of dry oatmeal
2/3 cup of sweetened or toasted coconut flake
1/2 cup of peanut butter (I used homemade peanut butter/ I made in a previous post or you can substitute almond butter)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional or you can substitute dry fruit)
1/3 cup of honey (caution to using agave, honey keeps the balls together)
1 tsp of vanilla
Stir all the ingredients together in a bowl. Let chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Once, chilled roll into balls and store in an air tight container. It’s a guiltless treat that will fix any sugar cravings you may have. Enjoy!

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Cedar Plank Salmon

Im a fan of fish and a big fan of cedar plank salmon that restaurants serve. I like the cedar flavor it gives the fish. So, on my last mall trip I journeyed into one of my favorite stores that I could spend hours and thousands in (besides Neiman Marcus), William Sonoma and purchased some cedar planks to mimic the restaurants version. William Sonoma has so many fun gadgets, kitchen accessories, and condiments that I wish I could just load up my kitchen with and turn myself into a regular Martha Stewart. 😉
I marinated the salmon in the following ingredients…
Marinade
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup green onions
1 tbsp fresh ginger root
1 tsp minced garlic
Mix in a bowl and place your salmon filets in bowl and marinate fro at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour. Place salmon on the plank, a pan under the plank, and pop into oven . I made the mistake of placing it directly onto the oven grate and almost set of the smoke detectors.  Bake in oven at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon or cook to your desired liking. I paired up with asparagus that I roasted in the oven with fresh squeezed lemon juice and red new potatoes.  DEEEEEE-LICIOUS!

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Yogurt Dots

Another healthy snack and you can make right in the comfort of you own home, is yogurt dots! My addiction to pinterest led me to this cute idea. Literally, you just place a ziploc bag into a glass and fold the corners over. Put your favorite yogurt inside the ziploc bag, pull the bag out of the glass and squeeze yogurt down to one corner (creating a homemade piping bag). Snip the corner of the bag and squeeze the yogurt into small size dots on a baking sheet. I used my favorite honey greek gods yogurt and a strawberry chobani yogurt, Mmmmmm! Place in freezer for an hour and ENJOY! It helps cure a sweet tooth, gives you the impression of ice cream, and would also be good for a teething baby (for all you moms). 🙂

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