Keto Fried Cabbage with Pork and Bacon

Oooohh sooooo goood!!! And ooooh soooo easy!

I love easy, especially when easy is delish! Oh and let’s not forget that this one is also easy on the budget- less than $10 all in!

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So for this recipe, you’ll need:

1 small head of green cabbage
1 lb of cheap fatty bacon
1 pkg (4-5) pork loin chops
Pepper

Season the chops with pepper and throw on the George Foreman (or outdoors grill if the weather permits!). Let them cook slowly, turning only once!

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While the pork cooks, cut the bacon into bite size pieces and toss in a large pot on medium heat.

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Chop the clean cabbage into strips, about 1″ in width or so.

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When the bacon is fully cooked and crispy, remove from the pot and reserve the bacon grease. Pour the chopped cabbage into the hot pot and drizzle with bacon grease- use your own judgement here. I use about 1 teaspoon, maybe a little less. You don’t want it to be greasy. Stir cabbage to coat; then pour in cooked bacon and stir again. Cook covered, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.

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Once the chops have cooked and cooled, cut into bite size pieces.

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Toss into the pot with the cabbage and bacon. Stir and replace cover. Cook until the cabbage is tender.

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I don’t salt anything because of the salt in the pork and bacon; that is really a judgement call. I think it tastes amazing without added salt! 🙂

Serves 3
Per serving: 7.8 g net carbs

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

In an effort to try and better myself, both mentally and physically, I’ve decided it’s time to step outside my comfort zone. I’m going to pop my own personal bubble so to speak. This has not been the easiest Photo Aug 23, 11 43 55 AMdecision to make because I’ve been quite happy staying inside my personal little bubble. But that bubble is keeping me from broadening my horizons. It’s keeping me from experiencing life to the fullest. I’m going to work really hard on putting my own insecurities aside and reach beyond my personal space. 🙂 YIKES!

One of the first to-dos on my list is a VIDEO blog post. YES, that’s right. My next post will be a vlog post. WOOHOO! This is something I decided to do with my Lash Chaos Younique business and figured I’d share it here as well. In fact, I’m going to use this as the main platform for my business and, well, pretty much everything. Basically, everything will start here and expand outward! This is exciting! And scary! And I keep asking myself “HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND WOMAN?” But no! I have not! I have so much to share and have realized that in order to share, I have to be more open. This realization has led to a lot of soul searching which has led to the decision to step outside my norm!

So…. stay tuned because the first video blog is coming soon!!!

Embarking on a New Journey

I’ve come to a grinding hault in a few areas of my life and recently, very recently, come to realize that it’s time to take control of my life once and for all.

Tomorrow is a new beginning for me; one that I’m looking forward to. One that, I know, is going to take work and dedication; but one thing I’ve learned about myself recently is that I am dedicated, just not to myself.

I’ll be back on the Keto life starting tomorrow 🙂 and I’m looking forward to it!

Parmesan Garlic Shrimp… Mmm Mmm Good!

I’ve spent this week experimenting with food…. specifically low carb dishes that I can devour and not feel guilty about later. Last night’s was, by far, the best so far! It was so easy it’s almost a shame to even share because I can’t let the family know that I didn’t actually slave over this meal for hours. However, I’m more than willing to sacrifice my secret and share this with you because, well quite frankly, it’s too good to NOT share it!

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Cooked shrimp (medium, thawed)
3 cloves garlic, minced (very fine)
3/4 stick real butter
1 to 1.5 cup heavy cream
Shaved Parmesan cheese*
Salt and Pepper

*Use your own judgement for the amount of cheese; I only used about 1/8 cup

To prepare:  Melt 1/2 the butter over medium heat, then add garlic and cook until lightly browned. Add heavy cream, the rest of the butter, salt, and pepper and stir until completely blended. When bubbly, add Parmesan and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese no longer strings. Pour hot sauce over grilled shrimp and serve with fresh steamed broccoli.

Serving size: 21 shrimp
*Total carbs: 3.25

*Carbs may vary depending on brands used

We interrupt today’s thinking to bring you… Peace

I have spent the better part of two days obsessing over something I probably shouldn’t be obsessing over.  I have spent countless hours lying in bed, awake, with my thoughts racing through scenario after scenario. I’ve awakened in the wee hours of the morning unable to fall back asleep because my thoughts immediately turn to this something that is weighing so heavily on my mind. Today has been no different. Until this…


THIS speaks volumes to me right now, in this moment, and it is profound! Today IS a blank canvas. Yesterday’s problems are yesterday’s problems. The problem that’s weighing so heavily on my mind, pushing me so far down that it’s robbing me of today’s joy, is yesterday’s problem. So why am I allowing it to steal my time and overshadow everything else going on around me?

This, problem, involves my job. It involves a decision I made based on the training I received and knowledge I’ve gained over the course of the past few years. It also involves a decision I made without having been given all the facts. Be that as it may, the buck stopped with me and the entire weight of the situation was place squarely on my shoulders. I have gone through every detail countless times, only to realize that there is nothing that can change the situation because it is now 12592593_587264444775760_2521746422501097419_nhistory. With the changes occurring in my career field and within the company that employs me, I can now see new avenues opened to me that weren’t necessarily there before. I can see that there are other options that not only make my job easier, but take much of the burdens off my shoulders so that I am better able to function in my professional life and my personal life. There are other avenues I can explore even without having all of the details shared with me. I’ve been obsessing over my feelings of betrayal and disappointment and it hasn’t change anything! It has only mentally taken me away from those around me, and left me exhausted both mentally and physically.

Today is a new day, a blank canvas. A fresh start. And so is tomorrow. It’s okay to bring yesterday’s lessons because it is those very lessons that will make tomorrow’s problems seem much easier. It is the lessons learned that define who I am. Not the choices I’ve made.

Thank you Lysa TerKeurst for allowing God to use you to bring the message to me that I’ve been seeking over the past few days. And thank You God for hearing me and answering my prayers.