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Grilled Cube Steak

Not one of my favorite family meals growing up. But these turned out all right, and were a good fit for the Frederick family food challenge, since we had them frequently.

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Madras Chicken Salad

I made this with the remaining cooked chicken from my pho ga.

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Pho Ga with Zoodles

What a great recipe (two of my favorites, Andrea Nguyen and Nom Nom Paleo, joined forces for this one).  I didn’t even miss the noodles THAT much (I think John might say otherwise, though). I guess what really does it for me with Pho is the broth.

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Chicken with Gravy

An easy and delicious way to prepare a whole chicken in the Instant Pot. John was obsessed with the gravy. One of several from Nom Nom Paleo lately (a go-to at least until my physical Thursday as I try to drop these pounds).

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Low Carb January, Year 3

This is the third time we’ve done low carb January. I tend to lose 8-10 pounds each time we do this, and this year was no exception (though I gained a few back in Houston last week, grr). Here are the recipes we prepared this time around – a mix of old and new. I do adapted low carb: I allow myself fruit, beans, some alcohol consumption, and a few mini-cheats (light breading on meat, etc.).

Almond Chicken Satay
Flip Steak with salad and asparagus
Magic Mushroom chicken thighs with veggies
Greek Turkey Burgers (with salad – I also skipped the tapanade)
Salt and Pepper pork chops (with cauli rice and snap peas)
Spaghetti Squash Scampi
Chicken Cashew Lettuce Cups
Hoagie Salad
John’s Fajita Chicken (basically this sans tortillas)
Tire Patches with veggies
Cumin Lamb and cauliflower rice
Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burgers (this patty with those toppings/no bun) and salad
Salmon poke with stir-fried veggies
Ground Meat Mixture with mashed cauliflower
Italian Chicken Zoodles
Smitten Kitchen meatballs parmesan w/ salad
Low Carb Turkey Tacos (basically ground turkey seasoned with Penzey’s chicken taco seasoning, plus toppings, wrapped in lettuce)
John’s Pork and Black-Eyed Pea Chili
Veal Marsala
Spicy Chicken Kebabs
London Broil with Asparagus
Japanese MaPo Tofu and Cauli Rice
Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy (recipe to come)
City Chicken (adapted for the pressure cooker)

Beyond dinner: Shrimp scramble, Southwestern scramble, Egg drop soup

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Italian Chicken Zoodles

This was a play on a dish I used to order at a restaurant on Long Island, but with zoodles. We really liked this variation.

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Mom and Dad’s London Broil

London broil was a common (and favorite) dinner growing up. We recreated this recipe for the challenge on the grill last night. We served them with grilled asparagus that I tossed with some leftover sauteed mushrooms and bleu cheese butter: good stuff.\

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