Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa

So this whole low carb thing.  It works, the only thing that gets the stubborn 5-10lb off of me.  But…I really miss rice.  Quinoa does an okay job, though.  It is it’s own flavor, so I find if you don’t try to think of it as “fake rice,” but rather its own very good thing, it does well.  It’s never been my favorite over the years, but I semi need its niche now!  It is one of the few grainy items that are not incredibly offensive to the low-carb folks.  And I would argue what carbs it has are outweighed by it’s nutritional and functional benefits.  I really enjoyed this, and as typical with quinoa, add what you like best!


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Deviled Egg Salad

Deviled eggs and egg salad sandwiches are two of my favorites…makes sense to combine them!  I did this in lettuce wraps instead of bread, and it was very filling.  Great for a quick low carb meal, and it would be perfect for lunch.  You can make this to size, and throw in whatever you like in your egg salad.

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Jon’s Grilled Cider Pork Chops

Our friend Jon is awesome at grilling, and he passed on this recipe to our pals Missy and John, so we recently got to enjoy it at their house…and immediately needed the recipe!  You just can’t go wrong with this, and it was delicious leftover as well!  Can’t wait to make it again.  We had this with some simple sautéed brussels sprouts.  Check out the recipe here on Missy’s site.

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