Blogged Recipes

I’m the type that has a shelf full of cookbooks but the minute I need to make something I’m asking Google for a recipe.

But even better that Googled recipes are the ones that land in my RSS reader each week from my favorite blogs. It’s almost as good as getting the recipe from a friend.

Recipes from blogs are tried and tested and brought to you with that special ingredient: luuurve. Plus in an active blog, the comments section is often full of ideas for variations and refinements.

And now to make it even easier, there is a search engine just for blog recipes: Food Blog Search

Crustless Quiche Extraordinaire
As we’re talking blog recipes, my personal all time fave low-carb recipe is this one via Low Carb Dude‘s Blog: Low Carb Crustless Crab Quiche

This is a to die for butterball of a recipe. It melts in the mouth. Warning: it is probably best not to serve these to friends who still think fat is the enemy or they will accuse you of attempted homicide.

8 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup crab meat (real not imitation)
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup shredded cheese
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
¾ cup diced yellow onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon chopped fresh dill weed
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

 
Combine ingredients in a deep 9-inch round baking dish. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes until eggs are set. Remove cover and let the top brown slightly. Serves 6.

 
Instead of making one big quiche, I bake two dozen small muffin sized quiches. These keep in the fridge for at least a week and are quickly reheated in the microwave. They are luscious.

In fact, I made some today…

A Little Quiche

Roundup

Tidbits over the last month worth a mention…

Shake it Baby
In a bizarre experiment, mice were “vibrated” for 15 minutes a day resulting in fat loss and corresponding bone density increases. Can we vibrate those pounds away? Well we had one of those crazy machines in the basement for years and it did nothing for mother…

Vestigial What?
Just last month I had a doctor telling me I should “chop off my appendix” given my history of IBS and “it’s useless anyway.” I was sceptical that mother nature was that inefficient and opted to keep it to the rolling eyes of the specialist. Well ha, ha! HA! Appendix not useless afterall. Seems like it’s a little factory and warehouse of good bacteria. Pwned!

Type 3
Discovery supports theory of Alzheimer’s disease as a form of diabetes. All that sugar is going to your head. Levels of brain insulin and its related receptors are lower in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

Finish that Avocado
Monounsaturated Fat Improves Insulin Sensitivity. Eating a diet rich in monounsaturated fat reverses insulin resistance compared to diets rich in carbohydrates or saturated fat.

Big Where it Counts
Big hips mean big brains. Curvy women birthed children with superior cognitive abilities.