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Where to eat in Galveston

I'm a huge fan of Miller's Landing for basically every meal. Sometimes yoh just want great fried shrimp, a killer burger or perfectly grilled piece of snapper that doesn't cost $40 a plate.

Mar 02, 2015
shanagain in Texas

Where to eat in Galveston

I'm a huge fan of Miller's Landing for basically every meal. Sometimes you just want great fried shrimp, a killer burger or perfectly grilled piece of snapper that doesn't cost $40 a plate.

Mar 02, 2015
shanagain in Texas

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #5

Lunch (& likely dinner) is simple oyster stew made with heavy cream, oysters, oyster liquor plus butter, s&p and a lilttle sauteed minced celery. So delicious.

Coconut oil in coffee. Not quite "bulletproof" but delicious low-carb "breakfast"

Hahahaha! This may be the most chowhound thing and comment ever, then!

Feb 23, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets
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Coconut oil in coffee. Not quite "bulletproof" but delicious low-carb "breakfast"

That was my exact reaction to the idea of the original Bulletproof coffee: Gag.

Feb 23, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets

Coconut oil in coffee. Not quite "bulletproof" but delicious low-carb "breakfast"

It actually doesn't end up greasy, thank goodness!

Feb 23, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets
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Coconut oil in coffee. Not quite "bulletproof" but delicious low-carb "breakfast"

To each his or her own. But I generally drink my coffee black, sweetened, and prefer dark roasts. (My husband and I compromise with San Francisco Bay Fog Chaser k cups - it's strong enough for me, but not a full on French Roast.) I do enjoy a good cappuccino from time to time, so obviously I'm not averse to foofy coffee, which is definitely what the finished product tastes like.

Feb 23, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets

Coconut oil in coffee. Not quite "bulletproof" but delicious low-carb "breakfast"

What a bummer about not staying full!

This morning I based my coffee on the ATK tip to make foam in the microwave by putting milk in a mason jar and shaking it like hell, then taking the lid off and warming it. Instead I made my coffee directly into a mason jar (we have a keurig), added the cream, oil and some sf vanilla syrup, covered it and shook it like hell. This actually produced better foam than the immersion blender did.

Feb 23, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets

What veggies are low carbers indulging in this winter?

I attempted to use my apple corer/slicer/peeler on zucchini last night. Don't recommend. ;)

I was kind of on a spaghetti squash kick for a while, but the texture just bugged me after too many meals. So I think this will be my next endeavor.

Feb 22, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets

What veggies are low carbers indulging in this winter?

Andddddd as of today I am officially on a new kick: stuffed mushrooms.Why are these relegated to "80's Food We Don't Eat Anymore"?

If there's anything (hyperbole alert) more delicious than chopped mushrooms stems, asiago, green onions and garlic sauteed in butter, then piled into the caps and topped with shredded sharp cheddar and baked (my broiler smokes)... I don't know what it could be. Except blue cheese. And sausage. Or this unbelievable cheese I discovered the other day called MontAmore...

Bonus: I cooked them in my cast iron skillet and was left with cheese crisps from the cheddar having melted and cooked down.

Feb 22, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets
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Coconut oil in coffee. Not quite "bulletproof" but delicious low-carb "breakfast"

I hit it with the boat motor. Results: Holy ^%$, I'm going to have to watch it, this is wayyy too good.

Feb 22, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets

What veggies are low carbers indulging in this winter?

I have been eating a lot of zucchini lately (though it's not in season, my grocery has been getting terrific stuff from Mexico, I suspect). My go to has been to slice, then season with a mix of black, white and cayenne pepper, plus a bit of garlic powder or fresh garlic, sauteed in EVOO and butter. The spiciness is addictive.

Feb 22, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets

Coconut oil in coffee. Not quite "bulletproof" but delicious low-carb "breakfast"

In the 90's version of Atkins New Diet Revolution, he mentions that we shouldn't worry about cholesterol from foods, but the triglycerides your body creates from carbs... Funny how we "fad" dieters get to see more and more mainstream science supporting what a lot of us learned long ago.

Coconut oil in coffee. Not quite "bulletproof" but delicious low-carb "breakfast"

Great link, thanks. Although how anyone could be hungry after drinking this is completely beyond me.

I find the whole Bulletproof Thing and most of its claims...specious. But as a longtime old school Atkins fan the appeal of coconut oil in the morning "fits" for me.

The real surprise is that it's delicious.

Feb 22, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets
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Coconut oil in coffee. Not quite "bulletproof" but delicious low-carb "breakfast"

Oh, the cinnamon sounds good! I add SF vanilla syrup to mine sometimes, too.

Feb 21, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets

Coconut oil in coffee. Not quite "bulletproof" but delicious low-carb "breakfast"

I just give it a good stir. And I know it sounds SO gross, the idea of oil in your coffee is just.. Ugh. It's one of those things that you just sort of have to go for it, like jumping into a cold pool. ;)

Feb 21, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #5

Good tip, thanks! And yes, that meatloaf, though... So good. I find that when I make it, I want it again and again. Like I could happily have it every fourth night or so.

Feb 21, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets

Good eats on the way to the LBK...

Perini's is fantastic! We're local-ish, and it's our go-to for "occasion" meals; promotions, engagements, etc. You'll see boots and hats and heels and dresses, and everything in between.

Honestly, though, the sides are limited (hope you like zucchini, I do) but the ribeye is sublime.

Buy a membership, grab a martini or margarita and hang out on the back porch area if the weather's nice.

Texas Monthly also recently gave them Best Burger in TX props.

Feb 19, 2015
shanagain in Texas

Coconut oil in coffee. Not quite "bulletproof" but delicious low-carb "breakfast"

I'm terrible about eating breakfast and stumbled across the whole Bulletproof coffee thing not long ago. While butter in my coffee wasn't "bad" it also wasn't really.. anything. (Very odd, because it was tough to talk myself into trying, then the butter just sort of vaguely thickened the coffee, but added no taste.

Enter coconut oil and a little heavy cream. Whoa. Game-changer. It's delicious and filling. REALLY filling. I'm down to two cups of coffee in the morning instead of 3-4, and feel really good about starting off my day with a healthy dose of fat, first thing.

No magic results, but definitely worth a try if you haven't already.

Feb 19, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #5

I've been really happily low-carbing for a while again (so, hi!) and am having leftovers tonight - Paul Prudhomme's Cajun Meatloaf, but with pulverized pork rinds instead of bread crumbs and about a T of tomato paste instead of ketchup. It's basically my favorite thing in the world, and my husband likes it better than "normal" meatloaf. I made mac & cheese for husband and daughter, but scalped a bit of the cheese sauce for my broccoli and cauli mix. (I only used 2T of flour in the recipe, negligible in the long run since I had about 2 T of sauce on the veggies.)

Feb 19, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets

New low carb finds

I couldn't go to your Red Robin link - is it this: http://www.redrobin.com/menu/item/a88...

I love this plate, so much. It's about 12 carbs overall and is delicious. (I treat tomato as a quality of life issue and eat 'em).

I love just about every salad at McAlister's Deli, if you have one around. It's new to me because I just kept overlooking it, thinking "eh, just a deli." Nooope. Awesome, and they will customize as much as you like.

Feb 19, 2015
shanagain in Special Diets

Growing to hate Sonic. (Tipping, etc.)

I feel awful - I had NO IDEA carhops weren't getting minimum wage at Sonic!

Jan 02, 2015
shanagain in Chains

What is your favorite stovetop meal?

I'm dying for those short ribs right now, with rice and french bread for the sauce. Thanks for sharing!

Dec 05, 2014
shanagain in Home Cooking

Favorite Keurig K Cups???

Their Fog Chaser is my daily coffee; it's strong without being bitter.

Dec 04, 2014
shanagain in General Topics
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What is your favorite stovetop meal?

We're on a stir fry kick around here, most notably anything that's sort of sweet & sour, or hot, sweet and sour, served with rice.

I also do a quick stir fry with chicken, tofu, onion, celery, carrots and snow peas, then toss in some toasted sesame seeds (no worries, just toast them in a frying pan/cast iron skillet) and season pretty lightly. Then serve that over spinach/kale/chard greens with homemade ginger sesame dressing. (If you have salad-hating kids, throw a handful of fried chow mein noodles on there.. I don't know what it is, but kids love 'em.)

And a strong contender for dinner tonight since we have kid stuff to do... Chili mac. Literally made with canned (hot, no beans) Wolf brand chili, elbow macaroni, some shredded cheese and my daughter and I like some slightly crumbled up Fritos and chopped onion on top. Because we're clearly super classy.

Dec 04, 2014
shanagain in Home Cooking

Great San Antonio Tex Mex for a big raucous group

I hope I'm not chiming in too terribly late, but my husband was recently at La Fogata and said it was terrible, across the board. Service was awful (over 30 minutes for their party of 20 to receive chips and salsa - chips clearly from a supermarket bag - then another 20 to get drink orders taken), terrible food, and a very, very, very unhappy sales manager (who is from SA). Proceed with caution if you're in a big group, I'd say.

Oct 29, 2014
shanagain in Texas

Ladies, Stop With "Getting Out My Aggressions"!

I'll tag along into Isolda's comment and say that if a woman is seen doing something "unseemly" or "manly" she is held to a standard which states she must "temper" that unseemliness. So she bats her eyelashes and employs the flirt mechanism. "Oh, silly me, splashing meat bits all over the place*, I must be taking out my aggressions.. tee hee."

You've apparently hit on something, and now it'll bug me forever. I'm pretty sure I'VE done it, in my own kitchen. :\

*What? Is that just me? I hate using plastic wrap, it makes using the tined side of my mallet almost impossible without worrying about bits of plastic making it into the meat.

Oct 28, 2014
shanagain in Not About Food

Your most delicious and uncanny ways to eat Spam?

I have to try this, just run it through the grinder with the beef.

Oct 28, 2014
shanagain in General Topics

Your most delicious and uncanny ways to eat Spam?

I hadn't thought of it in years, but Spam is so good in omelets, particularly if (like me) you load your omelets with veggies.

...and I wish I had a can of Spam around right now.

Oct 28, 2014
shanagain in General Topics

Cajun Greek Seafood - Galveston Texas

We have a daughter that's hoping to go to A&M at Galveston, and this one is definitely on my list of must-try's, hopefully this summer/early fall. ;)

Our all-time favorite is Miller's Landing (I just recc'd it elsewhere). The menu is massive and a bit overwhelming (even if you've been several times) because literally everything I've tried (from burgers to grilled Red Snapper to shrimp to breakfast, etc, etc) is simply great.

As an added bonus the pricing is entirely reasonable, and in the past we've been tempted to eat there more than once a day.

http://millersseawallgrill.com/

Oct 28, 2014
shanagain in Texas