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Aniki's picture

'Forn' is 'food' and 'p0rn' combined.

Last night I was craving SAVORY - something worthy of plate licking - and I achieved my goal. Woo hoo!!

  • Tenderloin, sliced into strips
  • Baby portabellas, sliced
  1. Melted 2 Tbsp of butter in a skillet
  2. Toss in the meat and shrooms
  3. Add a generous sprinkle of garlic powder, a little salt, and some italian seasoning
  4. Sauté until the meat is pink.
  5. Add 2-3 glugs of red wine (I used Barefoot Merlot)
  6. Let it get bubbly, create a 'hole' in the center of the pan, and stir in 1-2 tsp of cornstarch.
  7. When it's thickened to your liking, plate it up!

In my case, I put it in a bowl. Oh.Em.Gee. I swear that my eyes rolled into the back of my head at the first bite. I was wishing for some good bread to sop up the juicy goodness, but had none, so I ended up eating it with a spoon. Nom nom nom!!!


ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

Aniki!!! It sounds delicious!!! My dumb a$$ decided to go keto starting this last week... So that sounds better than ANYTHING I've eaten recently!

Aniki's picture

PA, I thought shrooms and red meat were okay for the keto diet. ??

I know that taco salad (no shell or chips) is okay for keto.

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

It's the corn startch lol.

I can totally eat shrooms and red meat! I had a taco salad last night even!!! Maybe I can modify your recipe so i can eat it...

ESMOD's picture

Yum!  That sounds delicious!  I am trying to eat better... I have had to stop watching the food channel...haha.

I do better with boredom when trying to cut calories.. just eat the same thing makes me not feel like overeating.

Aniki's picture

ESMOD, my problem is that my head IS a food network!! When I have insomnia (which is often), I "cook up" new recipes in my mind!

theoldredhen's picture

Yo, Julie,

I've always considered that scene from 'When Harry Met Sally' to be one of the all time  , most hilarious performances of all times! Simply priceless. ROFL

Aniki's picture

C'mon over! I love to cook for people. I used to have brunches and theme dinners, but no longer have the space.

Aniki's picture

Low Carb Zucchini Parmesan Chips

  • 4 small zucchinis
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups Parmesan CHeese (or your favorite cheese)
  • Low sugar spaghetti sauce for dipping
  1. Slice each zucchini into slices that are about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Prep a large baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper.
  3. Spread out the sliced zucchini rounds on to the large baking sheet and don’t worry too much if there is little space in between each one. You can sprinkle each one with salt and pepper. This will depend on how much flavor your cheese has.
  4. Serve warm with spaghetti sauce


Aniki's picture

Zucchini Taco Shells

  • 3 cups grated zucchini (about 3 small zucchini)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Toppings of your choice (cooked ground beef, cheddar, salsa, avocado, cilantro)
  1. Heat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put zucchini in a strainer and lightly salt. Let sit in the sink or over a bowl to drain as much moisture as possible, about 20 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together zucchini, almond flour, cheese, egg, and garlic powder. Season with pepper.
  3. Scoop 1/4-cup portions of the mixture onto the baking sheet, then press each gently down until 1/8-inch thick.
  4. Bake until the shells are lightly browned and crisp, about 25 minutes. Let cool slightly, then fill with toppings of choice.

NOTE:  Make breakfast tacos with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar, and salsa!