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Recipe Round-up: Cheese taco shells

I’m fine with just using pork rinds or digging into taco meat (or lentil tacos!) with a fork, but Superhusband was needing something a little more like the real deal.  I heard rumblings about microwaving cheese in a circle and letting it cool in the shape of a taco shell, to basically make the equivalent of the hard corn taco shells, without, you know, corn.  This seemed a little like a weird “too good to be true” hack, but after the success of the Fathead pizza, it was worth a try.

I microwaved a slice of provolone cheese (you can use shredded, though, as the recipe states), and after dabbing away any grease that had pooled off, I let it rest around a round container of garlic powder.  It’s not the prettiest setup, but it worked.  By the way, the grease dabbing isn’t because i’m afraid of grease (obviously, I promote fats!), it was just a mess.  When the shell cooled, it was time for Superhusband to eat.

He’s a picky eater, so I was waiting to see what his reaction was.  His official response was: “Can you make some more?”  I’ll take that as a score!  They are a teensy bit chewier than a “real” taco shell, but it’s really tasty.  We’ll be doing this again.

It's not really a sexy picture, I can't really spice of a picture of microwaved cheese. Sorry.

It’s not really a sexy picture, I can’t really spice of a picture of microwaved cheese. Sorry.


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Superhusband and I JUST dropped off a bunch of clothes at Goodwill probably 4 or 5 weeks ago.  I looked over at him a couple days ago and… his brand new pants were already sagging on him!  See, these are the LCHF problems we face.  It’s not what people think.  We don’t face problems finding things to eat at restaurants, we don’t face problems with hunger, we do face problems with eating bad tasting food.  We face problems with shrinking out of our clothes too fast for our wallets to catch up with us.

As you may remember, Superhusband just started LCHF in early June, and he’s already lost just shy of 70 lbs.  He’s also down 4 pants sizes.  I always have my weight loss ticker on my About page, but currently I’m at 124 lbs lost.

So what other LCHF problems do we have?  And By the way, they are all AWESOME problems.

  • We don’t look like our driver license pictures (gotta fix that)
  • We spend a lot of time telling people how we are losing weight so effortlessly (and referring people to this blog, hi everyone!)
  • We’ve become “THAT person” who doesn’t eat halloween candy.
  • Along with needing to replace all of our clothing on a fairly regular basis, we had a coat crisis when winter struck, because we didn’t fit in our old ones.  I’m pretty certain both Superhusband AND I can fit in my old jacket.

What sort of LCHF problems have you been dealing with?

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Look how fantastic SuperHusband looks after 4 months!

Pic on left is from our wedding last year, pic on right is from yesterday.    He has lost over 50 lbs and that even includes gaining muscle.  I’m so proud of him doing LCHF!


“All-Natural” doesn’t mean healthy

The term “natural” is not regulated by FDA.  Yet it’s all over our food.  Why?  Because it makes people feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Just like how people feel better hearing that their jelly beans are fat free, their processed cheese has no added sugar, and their soybean oil has no trans fats.  Even if those statements are true, doesn’t mean you should stick them in your mouth.

SuperHusband knows that I get riled up when I see the word “natural” on a product in the store, and he says “lets buy it, it says it’s all natural.”  Here’s always my response…

“Anthrax is all natural, but I sure don’t want to eat it!”


Anthrax (Photo credit: agrilifetoday)

Let’s even assume that “natural” was regulated, and it meant that the food couldn’t contain synthetic substances.  This still would leave all the sugars, grains, and bad oils (soybean corn oil and others) that we shouldn’t be eating.  And anthrax.  Mmm, anthrax.

Stop buying the gimmick that they are selling you on the label!  (Better yet, don’t buy food with a label!)



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Interview with SuperHusband: LCHF Week 1 on the books

My SuperHusband has now been doing LCHF for one week!  Time to check in to see how he’s feeling, and how much he’s kicking my butt in the weight loss department.   Any interviews in the “Interviews” category, by the way, is totally real.  If there is a Q&A section at the bottom of a regular post, I probably made it up in my head.

SuperHusband and I

Q: So, what made you want to try low carb?

SuperHusband:  I made a goal for myself that it was time to lose weight.

Q:  But why specifically low carb?  Why not low fat?

SuperHusband:  Because I have no knowledge of how to diet.  I figured it would be easier to just do what you do.

Q:  What concerns did you have going into low carb?  

SuperHusband: Not finding enough varieties of foods to eat.

Q:  What have you found most challenging about this week?

SuperHusband:  Starving because there’s nothing to eat.  (this is where I give him a death stare because he’s lying, he been telling me that he doesn’t know why I whined the first week)  I dunno… it wasn’t really that hard of a week.

Q:  You were pretty grumpy on Saturday.  (Ellie’s note: Seriously, saying grumpy is a giant understatement.)  Did you notice you were being grumpy?

SuperHusband:  I thought I was just being my normal grumpy self.

Q: Even your mom thought you woke up on the wrong side of the bed.  How about other keto flu symptoms?  Muscle aches?  I know you had some a few days, how are you feeling now?

SuperHusband:  I still have a few cramps in my legs, but they don’t really bother me, I only feel them when I stretch in the mornings. (Ellie’s note: I can’t get him to drink broth, he hates the stuff.)

Q:  What is your one week weight loss at?

SuperHusband:  I haven’t weighed myself today. It was 14 pounds on Wednesday.

Q:  Gah.  Men.

SuperHusband:  Boom.

Q:  Are you surprised at how easy this has all been?

SuperHusband:  Yeah.

Q:  One word?  You’re giving me one word?  Nothing about how different this is from how you used to eat, and yet you’re totally chill and not chewing off your arm?

SuperHusband: Yeah, that sounds good.

Q:  This is going downhill.  Let’s talk energy levels.   Before low carb, after work, scale of 1 to 10, how much energy did you have to do stuff?

SuperHusband: probably a 5.

Q:  How do you feel now?

SuperHusband:  Most days a 10.

Q: Seriously?

SuperHusband: Yeah.  Most days before I’d get home and not have energy to load the dishwasher, or clean, or want to do anything but sit after a long day’s work, but I noticed that now I didn’t even think about it, I just started doing stuff right when I got home.

Q:  I know you had a little trepidation that this diet may not be heart-healthy.  Do you feel a little more confident now after I explained the flawed data that lead our country to focus on low-fat?

SuperHusband:  Still kind of unsure.

Q:  Besides obviously weight loss, do you have any other goals to improve your health?

SuperHusband:  I do want to get back into exercising like I used to.




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SuperHusband = Super Griller

I’ve gotten to enjoy several great meals the last few days cooked by SuperHusband.  He announced to me on Friday that he wants to do LCHF which I was pleasantly surprised at.  Most of his favorite foods contain carbs, so I was a little unsure of how the weekend would go.  Despite pushing through some keto flu symptoms, he’s been taking to LCHF like a champ.  He sure doesn’t lack for food possibilities, he is the master of the grill!

Saturday we had some awesome burgers with jalapenos and cheddar cheese.  SuperHusband isn’t big on veggies (yet), so we’ve been making some great salads.  Sunday, he made this GLORIOUS roast on the rotisserie attachment on the grill.  He can’t quite recall the seasonings that he put on, but he did say that they were “F-ing awesome” if that helps.

Not pictured: my neighbors laughing at my photographing my grill.

Also not pictured: cat trying to eat roast when we turned our backs for one frickin’ second.

At this point I was getting a little sick of salad, so I sauteed some parmesan coated zucchini in ghee in a pan until golden brown.  Hubby still doesn’t like it… more for me!

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