(S)Low Carb Cookbook

Pseudo-Crepes with spinach and black bean filling

This makes a very tasty breakfast. Orginally i was thinking of it as a side dish for meat, while i was shopping for stuff. As i could not get the black beans any earlier it ended up as breakfast. You can arrange it any way you like, as a roll/wrap or more tortilla stlye. I chose to make two crepes with a filling.

Ingredients:
– 3 egg whites
– 1 whole egg
– 1 big handful of fresh spinch leaves
– 1 small can (400g) of black beans (3/4 will also do)
– Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil
– Creamy balsamic vinegar (optional)

Directions:
– Cook the beans in a pot at medium heat for about 10-15 minutes (until they get a bit creamy)
– Mix the eggs with an egg beater, add salt and pepper to your liking
– Heat a small pan (3/4 heat) and add a little bit of olive oil
– Pour half of the eggs into the pan and slowly bake them like a pancake
– When done, prepare the first pancake on a plate and spread the beans over it, then add the washed spinach
– Bake the second pancake and add it on top of the first
– Optionally add some balsamic vingear

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Pork fillet filled with mustard

This is a very simple and nice way of making a tasty pork fillet. This goes very nicely with a salad or the usual bean mixture.

Ingredients (2-3 servings):
– 1 pork fillet (>500g)
– 2 teaspoons of premium mustard
– 4 cloves of garlic
– 1/2 teaspoon of rosemary
– 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
– Salt
– Pepper

Directions:
– Heat the oven to 160°C
– Cut the garlic into 2-3 chunks each
– Cut the fillet into three pices and cut each open about half way along its length
– Fill the inside with a portion of the mustard, add salt, pepper and rosemary
– Seal each fillet with a toothpick
– Heat a frying pan, add the oil and garlic – fry for 1-2 minutes
– Add the fillet pieces, keeping the full heat
– Fry the fillet from all sides so it gets a little bit brown (about 5-6 mins in total)
– Put the pan with the fillet into the oven and gently cook for 15-17 minutes

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Mixed Beans (Green, Pinto, Red)

This is a really nice side dish that works just as well with meat as it does with fish. It is also surprisingly tasty with an omlette in the morning.

Ingredients (3 servings):
– 1 small oninon
– 1 small tomato
– 1 clove of garlic
– 2 slices of bacon
– 1 can (400g) of pinto beans
– 1 can (400g) of red beans
– 100g fresh green beans
– 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
– 1 teaspoon thyme
– Pepper
– Salt

Directions:
– Peel and cut onion and garlic into small pieces, wash green beans and cut in half, cut tomato into mid size cubes
– Open the cans and pour away half of the sauce
– Heat a fyring pan and add the olive oil, thyme, garlic, bacon and onion, fry for a 2 minutes
– Add green beans and fry for another 3-4 minutes
– Add the rest of the beans and stir
– Turn down the heat to 2/3 and add the tomato
– Continue stirring and cook for about 8-10 minutes until it gets a little creamy

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Spinach and Asparagus salad

This is a super simple recipe that makes a very nice side dish for a nice steak or chicken breast.

Ingredients (2 servings):
500g Asparagus (white or green)
200g (3 hands full) of fresh spinach
1/2 teaspoon Garam Marsala (powder)
1 tablespoon good Olive Oil
Old, creamy balsamic vinegar
Salt

Directions:
– Wash the spinach, peel the asparagus as needed
– Cut the asparagus into 3cm long pieces
– Heat a frying pan on full heat with the Olive Oil inside
– Once hot, add the asparagus and fry it without stirring until it gets a little bit brown
– Stir and reduce heat by 1/4
– Add the salt and Garam Masala and stir for it to evenly distribute
– Continue frying it until it gets just a bit soft and let it cool down a bit – done!
– Prepare servings on each plate with the spinach, a bit of balsamic vinegar on top. Add the warm asparagus and serve as a side dish