Pasta-less Turkey Lasagna

That’s right, you read the title correctly. But I’m sure you’re thinking, “hmm maybe she used zucchini or egg plants as the pasta substitute?” Nope, I didn’t use anything! It’s just simple, meat sauce, cheese, and more cheese lol. This recipe screams KETO, low carb high fat, seems like the way to go. Trust me you won’t even notice that the pasta is missing. Give my easy recipe a try !

Ps – low fat substitutions listed at the end

Ingredients

1 lb of ground turkey

6 blended tomatoes or a 24 oz can of crushed tomatoes

1 container of ricotta cheese

2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

2 eggs

2 tbsp thyme

2 tbsp of oregano

1 tbsp of cumin

1 tbsp of red chili flakes

Salt

Pepper

1 chopped yellow onion

1 chopped green bell pepper

Preheat oven to 365

Begin to season ground turkey with salt, pepper, and ground garlic power. Add ground turkey and chopped yellow onions in a pan . Begin to Brown the ground turkey on medium heat, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Once done, add in crushed tomatoes. Continue to simmer for the next 15 minutes, while adding in above seasonings. At the 15 minute mark, add in the chopped green bell peppers. Continue to cook for 7 more minutes. Remove from heat.

In a bowl begin to mix (whip) 1 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese with half a cup of water, into a nice creamy texture. (Add more water if needed)

In a small baking dish, begin to layer the bottom of the pan with 2 cooking spoonfuls of meat sauce, until covered. Next sprinkle the cheeses on top, next using a spoon, sparingly whip ricotta cheese for the next layer. Next using a fork, sparingly sprinkle eggs over the layer of cheese. Now repeat step 1 by adding sauce, then cheese etc.

When at the top layer, cover with mozzarella cheese.

Cover with foil

Begin to bake for 20 minutes covered. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Let stand for 10- 15 before serving.

Low fat option – substitute ricotta cheese for cottage cheese

Substitute sharp cheddar cheese for part skim Milk cheese.

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Peppered Fish

This recipe has been requested by so many of my followers. I finally have time to share the secret recipe . This is my quick version of how to make peppered Fish. Its a yummy low carb, keto-diet approved meal. Give this easy recipe a try, enjoy the ride back to the motherland .

Ingredients

2-3 Medium whole Tilapia (descaled and fins removed )

6 small cubes of knoor

2 red bell peppers

1 tomato

2-3 scotch bonnet

1 tbsp. of thyme

1 tbsp. of paprika

1 tbsp.  garlic powder

1 tbsp. of ginger

1 tbsp. of brown sugar

2 tsp of salt (1 for sauce, 1 for fish)

1 red onion

thumb size fresh ginger

Pre heat oven to 400F

Prep

In a bowl combine spices, 4 knoor cubes, and sugar. Set aside

Blend the red bell pepper, 1/2 red onion, 3 garlic cloves (or 4 tbsp. of mince garlic), thumb size of ginger, tomato, and scotch bonnet. Set aside

Meanwhile, add 1/4 cup of oil in a pan with 1/2 chopped onions. Allow to fry for 1-2 minutes on medium high heat. Next add in the pepper blend with the 2 remaining knoor cube, and allow to fry for the next 10 minutes. Set Aside

Method

Wash fish and pat dry. Begin to score the fish ( make 3 diagonal slices in the skin ). Using a brush, begin to baste the fish with oil, on both sides.  Begin to sprinkle your spice blend on top of fish , making sure to insert into the score lines of the fish. Use your hand to massage spices into the fish.  This may seem odd, but make love to the fish :0)

Place fish on baking rack that’s on top of a baking sheet.

Begin to bake, each side for 20 minutes. (flip over after the first 20 minutes and re-baste with oil. This helps with the cooking process ).

After baking , apply a cooking spoon of your pepper sauce on top of the fish. Spread out evenly. Broil (500 F) for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat, garnish with chopped parsley and onions. Oya Enjoy!!

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Creamy Pesto Salmon

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Hello guys, I’m back lol. I know, I know, I haven’t blogged in a while. So many things happening all at once can make one go on a hiatus. But on another note I’m back with a yummy recipe. Low in carbs and scrumptious at the same time. What makes it so yummy is the creamy pesto blend .

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Ingredients

1 lb of salmon ( cut into 2-3 pieces )

1.5 tbsp of pesto

1/2 cup of whipping cream or milk

3 oz of cream cheese

chopped parsley

olive oil

salt

black pepper

cayenne pepper

thyme

Take fish and sear it ( make a cut in the middle on the skin side )

Baste fish with olive oil using a brush.  Season fish with salt, black pepper, thyme and cayenne pepper to your own preference.

Heat up a pan with oil and place fish skin down. Pan sear on medium high heat for 4-5 on each side until done ( note the change of color from pink to white )

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In a separate pot, heat up( medium heat) the cream cheese and cream/ milk. Whisk to mix completely. Add in the pesto and continue to mix.

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Turn off heat, if it become to thick add a  little bit of water and whisk vigorously.

Serve fish with pesto sauce on top, sprinkle parsley for an added touch.

Enjoy

 

 

 

Low Carb Scotch Egg 


So I’ve recently started the keto diet. The keto diet is a very low carb diet/high fat diet, that turns the body in a fat burning machine. This recipe is so yummy and only has zero grams of carbohydrates per Scotch egg.

Ingredients

5 boiled eggs

1 package of breakfast sausage

Thyme

Rosemary

Preheat your oven to 350 F

Season your sausage with above herbs.

Take a handful amount and flatten with a roller or hands .

Take the flattened sausage and cover 1 egg.


Continue to do this process.

Place on an oiled baking pan. Bake for 15- 20 until done.