Sunday, November 26, 2017

11/26/2017 - Thanksgiving Recap

Greetings all,

My Health is great, my Spirits soaring and no cravings for carbs!!!

Where to start? Where to end?

 First of all I hope that everyone that celebrates Thanksgiving had a wonderful occasion with family and friends.

As for me, well I have to say that it was all Great to be with the ones I care about in this world. I made on oh so wonderful oven roasted Turkey that was tender and juicy to boot!!!

I made a great side dish that was a hit with everyone. It was crumbled pan sausage with minced chicken livers. I did use some garlic and onion powder to give it some extra flavor.

I also coat my turkey with a paste made of butter mixed in with parsley, sage, rosemary and the song:

Everyone brought their favorite sides and we had a wonderful time talking, joking and laughing.

The weather was great, so we were able to sit out in the back porch and enjoy some music and a smoke for those who like tobacco.

I enjoy a nasty cigar or a puff of a pipe. I love the smell of pipe tobacco. I usually would have indulged in a glass or two of wine, but I skipped this occasion.

OK, this was just a little update. More to come soon. 

Have a wonderful day my friends and family. Live Long, Stay Strong and Always Battle On!!!

(ZC)er Gobble it UP



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

11/15/2017 - Non-Dairy Oopsie Roll Recipe

Greetings Friends and Family!

My Spirits are good, my Health is Great and I have no cravings for carbs!!!

So for the long awaited Non-Dairy Oopsie Roll recipe:

1. Preheat oven at 300.

2. Separate 3 eggs. Put the yolks in one bowl and the whites in the other. (stock photo)

3. With a hand mixer beat the egg whites until they are stiff enough to hold the bowl upside down without the whites falling out. You can add 1/8 tsp cream of tartar and 1/8 tsp of  backing powder if you desire. This batch did not have either. 

4. In the bowl with the yolks add three (3) ounces of any of fat. Like any cooking oil, lard, tallow, butter and so on. In the bowl below I used olive oil. I have also used mayonnaise. At this time you can add onion and or garlic powders. I sometimes use both, smells great while cooking. Mix ingredients well

IMPORTANT:Then fold in the yellow into the white about a fourth at a time. 

5. Place batter on parchment paper on a baking sheet in any shape or form your little HEART desires. 

Here I decided to form the batter into submarine style shapes. It's OK if the batter runs together (I promise).

6. Then place the cooking sheet in the oven and center it.

7. Set the oven timer to 30 minuets and let the good times roll!

8. Take them out of the oven and let them cool for a few minuets. You can separate them with a knife if any ran together. I finish cooling them on a rack. You need to let them completely cool before using. I like to pop them in the freezer for about 5 minuets after they cool a little on the rack.

9. One very IMPORTANT thing that I discovered is that you should use the bottom of the Oopsie roll on the outside and the top for the inside if you are going to make a sandwich. The tops sometimes get a little sticky on you fingers, but no problem with the bottoms. Below is a picture with the top on the top of the pic and the bottom on the bottom of the pic. The side with the stripes should be on the outside.

I used these rolls for a Chicken Salad Sandwich. I often use muffin top pans to make perfect mini burgers or sandwiches. As mentioned before you can make any shape and let your mind wonder. 

The best thing is that these are truly as close to (ZC) Zero Carb as you can get with Oopsie Rolls. Using dairy will add unnecessary carbs. I can not taste any difference between the ones with and without dairy. 

My next attempt will be to make them with Goose Fat that I saved from the Goose I cooked not too long ago.  

That's it for now. I hope you make and like the Oopsie Roll recipe.

Have a wonderful day my Friends and Family. No Surrender, No Retreat and Always Battle On!!!

(ZC)er Breaking all the RULES



Sunday, November 12, 2017

11/12/2017 - Goat Review, if you wan to call it that.....

Greetings Friends and Family. My Spirits are high, my Health is Great and I do not have any cravings for carbs. 

Goat........yum? Yes, yum indeed!!!

Well, my first shot at making Goat crashed and burned. I marinated it and tried to grill it on the pit and while it tasted great, it was tougher than leather. Good thing I only made two pieces.

My second shot at making Goat was today. This time I made a Goat Guisado sorta speak. 

Goat Guisado Recipe

Basically I browned about 2.5 pounds of Goat pieces in  1/4 cup of oil, added 1 medium chopped onion, 6 chopped garlic cloves, a table spoon of whole black pepper corn, 1/2 table spoon of thyme and salt. After about 20 minuets I added 1 cup of red wine. Any wine will do but I used Cabernet Sauvignon. I continued to cook it on medium high for abut 20 minuets more, stirring occasionally. You need to cook it until almost all the liquid in the pan is gone. Then I added 1 liter of chicken broth (any broth will do).  I brought it up to a boil, then I lowered it to a simmer and covered it. After three hours I took the lid off and raised it to medium high again and let the liquid reduce to a thick natural sauce. At the end I sprinkled it with a little paprika for a little color. 

I have to say it was pretty good, yet though some of the meat was tender, other parts were a just little tough. Yet, it was not as tough as my first try. The Goat had a strong taste that I enjoyed. 

It looked a lot like this picture I found on the net:
Goat Guisado

I will just braise the other 2.5 pounds of Goat in salt and pepper sometime in the future. I want it just plain with the true taste of the Goat. One day I will find some young Goat and attempt a slow cook in the pit. This Goat must be much older. The leg was pretty big for it to be a young Goat. 

Coming soon: will be my alternative Oopsie Roll recipe that is as true Zero Carb as you can get. No dairy in it at all. It comes out just as good as the original recipe.

BTW, I have a whole Chicken on my showtime Jr. Rotisserie as I type. Life is good if not Great living the Zero Carb Lifestyle!!!!

Have a Great day my Friends and Family. Fight the Good Fight and Always Battle On!!!

(ZC)er What's for Dinner?



Thursday, November 9, 2017

11/8/2017 - A New and Improved Me..........or so I THINK

Greetings Friends and Family!!!

My Spirits are on the Up and UP, my Health is GREAT and I do not under any circumstances have any cravings for CARBS!!!!

OK: I have been throwing a little nostalgia in my opening post as I did in the past describing my "Spirits", "Cravings Carbs" and now my "Health". Why??? Just because, no other reason than that.

Just like any LIFESTYLE change things become normal with time and not as exciting as it was in the beginning. My new Lifestyle: "Zero Carb" is now just a day by day deal that I take for granted. 

YES: I know that there are newbies out there "IN SEARCH OF" the thing that is going to set them "RIGHT" either in a HEALTH Condition, WEIGHT Loss or just overall WELL BEING among a host of other things I have no idea about.

Hey I am no Nutty Professor, never claimed to be one and never will. I'm just a soul whose intentions are good oh Lord please don't let me be misunderstood.

Hey that sounds like a song from back in the day:

The Animals "Don't let me be misunderstood"
Wow, what an appropriate name "The Animals" for this group for this ZERO CARB BLOG.

I know that I have been away for awhile and that my posts for the most part have been lately few and far apart for the last few years. For that I am truly sorry. I have tried to make some comebacks and then fizziled out because of some unforeseen event in my life. So LIFE has thrown me some curve-balls, so what........right? Even the recent attack I faced somewhere else made me a little sour about sharing. That's why I enjoy the freedom of post on my oh so little blog. I hate censorship thus the creation of this ZERO CARB BLOG. Enough said!!!

I really love the quote my little Greek Sister in Arms used to tag under her name on the original "Zeroing In On Health" aka "ZIOH".

It went something like this: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle".


So is this "Yet another Comeback", Yes, No, Maybe so. I don't know about you Folks but one of my standards in life is:


Be a Hero or a Zero:

Yo, I'm no Superman, but I can be a Hero to someone, so could you........if you really wanted to.

"She's Somebody's Hero" Jamie O'Neal

More post to come soon, including my New and Improved Oopsie Rolls and Goat review! 

Have a Great day my Friends and Family, Stay in the Fight and do what's RIGHT!!!

(ZC)er Never Say DIE


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