Breadless Buns

I found this creation on a website called A Seat At My Table. You can visit their site here. How amazing would it be if you could have a great tasting burger without a bun? Well, now you can, with this lovely recipe. These "buns" are so light and airy and go very well for anything you would use bread for.  Let's first go through what you will need:

8 eggs, divided into whites and yolks
1 block of low-fat cream cheese

Note: Please let your cream cheese warm to room temperature. I did not and thought I would use my super powers to mix the cold cream cheese and the egg yolk seamlessly. That was not the case, however and a couple of my clouds had some lumps.

Mix your room temperature cream cheese and egg yolks together well.

Whisk or use an electric blender to blend whites until soft peeks form.

Gently fold whites into cream cheese and yolk mixture. 
Spoon mixture on baking pan lined with parchment paper. Make them the size you want.

Bake them in a 300 degree oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

These "buns" are so versatile they can be used for almost anything. I made a turkey burger and used them. It was fantastic! Gluten free and low carb friends will love it!

Printable recipe here.

Braised Pork Steaks

This was an experiment I tried and didn't know if it turn out well or not.  Our family went on our monthly trip to Sam's to get groceries and I found a good deal.  They had two large boston butts on sale for $20. That's like $10 per butt! So when we got home I took one of the butts and cut it in fourths. I took two of them and made pork steaks with them.

Looking at the pork steaks I wasn't sure of the tenderness. So I thought to myself, "How would I be able to cook these and make them tender?" Well, I found a way, and it was tender and delicious. In fact, it was some of the best pork steaks I have ever had. So here is what I did:

 4 pork steaks about 1/2 inch thick
1/2 tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
2 cups chicken broth(we made our own)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dried mustard
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp cornstarch

Heat a cast iron skillet on medium high and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic power on both sides of the steaks. Sear the pork steaks on each side, four minutes per side. Make sure they have a good brown crust on each side.

In a separate boiler warm chicken broth on medium heat. Add cumin, mustard cayenne and cornstarch. Pour liquid into cast iron skillet.

Place skillet into a preheated 375 degree oven. Let it cook for one hour.

When I pulled these out they were so moist and tender. The broth turned into almost a thick gravy that was delicious over the top of the pork steak. It was a delightful experience.

So, if you have a piece of pork meat that you think might be tough, try this! It was great. I'm definitely doing this again!

Download or print recipe here.

Stacked Eggs and Corn Tortillas

This recipe is one of great flavors combined to made a delicious breakfast dish. It happens to be a simple one as well. 

2 small corn tortillas
2 eggs
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup bell and red pepper, diced and mixed
1/3 of a cup of mozzarella cheese
1 tsp Greek yogurt
Non-stick spray

Take your non-stick spray and spray lightly both sides of the tortilla.  Cook tortillas in a preheated 425 degree oven until golden brown and crispy. I recommend flipping them once during cooking. This will normally take between 5 to 7 minutes.

Saute your vegetables in a pan with non cook spray on medium heat. Cook until tender. About 7 minutes.

Fry your eggs over easy. Lay a layer of the sauteed vegetables on top on one tortilla. Add 1/2 of the cheese. Place fried egg on top of the cheese. Repeat the steps again with tortillas, veggies, cheese, and egg. Place Greek yogurt on top of egg. Sprinkle sriracha over the top.

It was delicious!