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Showing posts with label *Low Carb*. Show all posts
Showing posts with label *Low Carb*. Show all posts

Simple Vegetables Recipe

Cooking Addic A colorful medley of four different vegetables is sautéed until crisp-tender, then seasoned with Sweet ginger garlic seasoning and Greek seasoning. Perfect side dish in the summer heat. Great on the grill too wrapped in foil on low heat! 


  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Greek seasoning and Sweet ginger garlic seasoning 
  • Oil to saute 
  • Cooked chicken (optional) 

These seasonings could be used together or just  Greek seasoning is perfect with vegetables.
I added cooked chicken thighs meat.  It's sauteed with garlic and yoshida sauce.
Cut all the vegetables in small pieces. You can use any of your favorite vegetables for this recipe. 
Add oil to the skillet, heat it up. Saute carrots first for a few min.
 Add cauliflower. 
Add broccoli and saute for a few more min. 
 Then add bell pepper and Greek seasoning. Saute until desired softness or crispiness. Sprinkle with Sweet ginger garlic seasoning on top. Serve with rice, pasta or any of your favorite dishes.

Cedar-Planked Salmon Recipe

CookingAddic First time I tried this salmon recipe, I was amazed how delicious it is. Cedar plank salmon is a classic recipe for the grill. You get all the flavor of the grill with real smoke even if you are using a gas grill with the convenience of cooking a large, delicate fish fillet on a cedar plank. 

This grilled salmon recipe is definitely going to please. One trick is to keep the salmon fillet on the cedar plank the whole time, from the preparation to serving. If you place the cedar plank on a sheet of foil you and put the whole thing on the table. My brother in law made it for the party. So I had to get the recipe to share with you guys


  • 1 piece salmon filet 
  • 2 tsp salmon rub
  • 1/3 tsp salt 
  • 1/3 tsp coriander
  • 2-3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 large lemon (1/3 of the lemon juiced)
  • 1 cedar wood plank

I found cedar boards at Central Market and Fred Meyer. 

Rinse the plank with water to remove any dust.
Fill a sink or other large container with water.
Submerge the plank in the water, placing a weight on top of it. Soak the plank for 4 to 24 hours. One of my readers said she always soaks the planks for 24 hrs and it never catches fire. :-)
Rinse salmon and pat it dry. Squeeze the lemon juice on top of salmon. Slice the rest of the lemon for the top.
Sprinkle with salmon rub. 
Rub it in with your hands. Sprinkle salt and coriander. 
Pour olive oil and spread it on top. Let it soak for 1-2 hrs. 
When wood plank are ready transfer salmon to the board. Top with lemon slices.
Preheat grill for 15 min on high. Put salmon in and close the lid. Cook on high for 5 min. Then lower the temp to med-low. Cook for 17 min. If it catches fire at the end, blow it out turn off the grill. Then let salmon stay covered for the rest of time. I figured out that cook time is 20-25 min is perfect.

French Green Beans Recipe

CookingAddic This is a flavorful, simple way to dress up plain green beans for an easy side dish. Tender, flexible green beans  or French beans are a delight of any meal. Beans are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.


  • 12 oz package of French green beans (from Trader Joe's)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 tbs Organic Chicken BTB
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Vegeta (optional)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • Butter

Boil 4-5 min

Mix BTB in water. Bring to a boil.

Add green beans.

Add garlic. Bring to a boil. Boil for 4-5 min.
Add a piece of butter.
Enjoy with your favorite meal:)

Delicious Cucumber Subs

CookingAddic These cucumber subs are awesome low carb food. It's made with cream cheese spread.  My sister has a big vegetable garden. Everyday we get a lot of fresh cucumbers. So, we had an idea to make these delicious subs. We all loved em so much. Now these are a big hit with our family's.


  • Cucumbers
  • Turkey deli meat
  • Bacon (optional)
  • Cheese (optional)

    Cream cheese spread:

  • 1 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 oz mayonnaise
  • Minced Garlic to taste
  • Fresh dill (or herbs of your choice) 
  • Salt or vegeta seasoning 

Mix together cream cheese,  mayo, garlic, dill and salt. Set aside.
Cut a cucumber down the middle then cut in half. 
Scoop or cut out seeds in the middle. 
Spread a thick layer of cream cheese inside. Add a turkey deli meat on top. Or you can get creative and add bacon cheese etc.

"Delicious Cabbage Pie"

CookingAddic This cabbage pie is really simple to make and it's delicious. It's a very unusual pie and super scrumptious. I really like the dough in it. My family loved it!!! With only 6 tbsp of flour, this could work on low carb diet.


  • 2 cups of  shredded Cabbage 
  • 3 Eggs
  • 5 tbsp (1/3 cup) Sour Cream 
  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise 
  • 6 tbsp Flour 
  • 1 tsp Salt .
  • 2 tsp Baking powder 
  • 1 tbsp  Dill 
  • 3 tbsp green onion
  • Sesame seeds (for sprinkling)

Another good filling for this pie is:

  1.    3 boiled eggs, cut in small cubes
  2.    1 cup of sliced green onion
  3.    Salt, pepper, vegeta
  4.    3-4 tbsp. melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Shred cabbage thinly, add salt. Next knead with your hands, so the juices come out.
Add greens and mix. 
Fluff eggs.
Add sour cream and mayo.
Add dry ingredients, mix well.
Pour dough under and over the cabbage. You can mix it a little on top, so it will go through the cabbage.   
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chives.  Bake at 350F for 30 min until golden brown.

"Roasted Chicken on the Bottle"

CookingAddic Perfect recipe for the holidays! This chicken on the bottle is my mom's recipe. She made this chicken often when I was a kid. It's juicy and just simply delicious!!!  I have the Best Thanksgiving Turkey recipe posted last year on my blog:) 


  • 5 lbs whole chicken
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1  tbs Sea salt  
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 7 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 1 glass bottle
  • 1/3 onion
  • 1 tbs vegeta seasoning or  1 tsp salt
  • 1 bay leaf 

Rinse the chicken. Mix mayo and spices. 
Spread mayo mixture all over the chicken even under the skin. Leave it overnight.
 Preheat oven to 375 F. Cut onion into strips add it to the bottle then add vegeta (or salt) and bay leaf. 
Fill the bottle with hot water. Place it on the baking dish.
 Put the chicken on the bottle. Add a few apples around the chicken (optional).
 Roast for 20 min on 375 F. Then  roast at 350 F for 45 min. 

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Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

CookingAddic Everyone loves the turkey at Thanksgiving, even the turkey hater! I've now been named the official Thanksgiving Turkey Maker in our family. I been preparing turkey for almost 2 decades. If you are looking for the best juicy turkey recipe, this is it!!! You found it:) Now you can make the best turkey dinner for your family.

Important to follow to get the juicy turkey:

  1. Buy turkey on Monday.
  2. Defrost by Wednesday
  3. Marinade on Wednesday night
  4. Cook 3-4 hours on Thanksgiving day


  • 9 1/2 lbs Turkey
  • 2 apples
  • 2 med-small onions

Marinade for smaller turkey: 

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing 
  • 1 1/3 tbs Sea salt  
  • 1 tbs vegeta optional ( it has salt in it too)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 full head of garlic minced

Marinade: For large 25 lbs turkey 
  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 3/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1.5 to 2 tbs salt
  • 1 heaping tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 heapng tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp or to your taste black pepper
  • 1 1/2 full head of garlic minced
  • Vegeta is optional 2-3 tsp

You can use all your favorite spices in the marinade.

I bought a small turkey to post my recipe before the Thanksgiving. I usually make the biggest turkey for our Thanksgiving dinner party.
 First defrost the turkey. Rinse it well.

Cut apples and onion into large chunks like 1 inch in size.
Mix all the spices, garlic with mayo and ranch.

Spread the marinade under the skin on the breast.
Spread in the front under the skin too. I used a spoon  top make it easier.

 Spread under the turkey.
Spread all over. 

Even inside of the turkey.  
Stuff it with onion and apples. It makes it so juicy!!! 

Even by neck area too. 
Cover with foil completely. LEAVE IT IN THE GARAGE OVERNIGHT TO MARINADE.  You can use a turkey bag, to bake, it works out great too. 

Next day bake covered turkey for 3 hrs (10 lbs turkey), 4 hrs for 20-25 lbs turkey. Bake on 375 F for 1 hr then on 350 the rest. Open it 15 min before ending time and let it brown for a little bit. I take out apples and onion then I stuff turkey with  Trader Joe's Harvest Grains Blend.  

This is 25 lbs turkey. 
I filled the turkey with cous cous. Added carrots, corn, bell pepper, yellow zucchini and green onion. 


Happy Thanksgiving!