Not my pics, not my recipe. Found on www.tastebook.com
ZUCCHINI PIZZA BOATSservings:Makes 2
- 1 large zucchini
- 1/4 cup pepperoni slices
- 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
- 1 tablespoon sundried tomato flakes
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup low-fat Parmesan
- 1/4 cup mozzarella
- dash of salt and pepper
Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and cut 1/4 inch off each side with skin still on so that it has a flat side to sit on.
Scoop out the center of the wider side where the seeds are with a spoon
Arrange in a baking dish, then bush the surface with a mixture of crushed garlic, sundried tomato flakes, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Drizzle tomato sauce over the zucchini then layer pepperoni slices and sprinkle with Parmesan and mozzarella. Cover with foil.
Bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes, then for five more minutes without the foil.
Keto Lasagna of Cheesy Proportions
I decided that lasagna needed to be a thing in my belly and made this glorious cheesy wonder. I really just kinda slapped together what sounded good so there’s not really a recipe, but here’s what I did:
-1 can of diced tomatoes
- 6 chicken breast “tenders” (~275g)
- 1 eggplant (~100g) - zucchini is a better low carb option though! (Sadly it’s not in season here and quite expensive… )
- 110g shredded mozzarella
- 2 tubs of ricotta
- a couple heads of spinach (~90g)
- various seasonings including oregano, rosemary, basil, red pepper and garlic.
Cook up the chicken. I grilled them on a countertop clam grill. Seasoning isn’t really needed at this point. Set aside to cool. Once cooled use two forks to pull the meat apart into shreds.
Slice eggplant into as thin of slices as possible. And wash spinach and pat both with paper towels to dry/leech out excess liquid.
Dump tomatoes into a fry pan and add shredded chicken. Add seasonings as desired and bring to a simmer for a couple minutes. Add water if needed. You don’t want it to boil down too much.
Grease the sides of a casserole dish and start laying down layers. Meat sauce on the bottom, cover with a thin layer of eggplant, layer on the uncut spinach until a nice barrier of desired thickness is created. Add meat sauce again, cover with ricotta, then mozzarella. Create as many layers as you’d like but finishing with the mozzarella on top for a nice brown crust.
Pop into the oven at 190*C/350*F for 50 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before cutting into portions. Mine made 9 good sized slices.
Macros per slice (may vary by ingredients): 14g fat, 20g protein and 5 net carbs. A little high in protein, but could easily be fixed by adding oil or having a fat dense side.
Super delish and palatable for non-ketoers!
I have a story.
So my sister got run over by a car once. It was a pretty big deal. Well like a year later she got into a little fender bender and was really bent out of shape about it, so I went and got her a cake.
When I put in my order for the cake, the guy at the bakery asked, “Do you want it to say anything?”
And with a perfectly straight face, I said, “‘Sorry you got hit by a car again.’”
He narrowed his eyes a moment, then nodded and wrote it down, and took it to kitchen to get the writing done.
All the way from the back of the kitchen, I hear a woman shout, “‘Again’?!”
I always laugh at this.
Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.
All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.
Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.
In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”
Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.
It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.
With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.
How to handle the language barrier
German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.
What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.
This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.
If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.
Isn’t it sad when Americans literally consider learning another language and moving across the world just because Germany treats their students so much better than the US? the US just loves to make money off all of us students just trying to get an education. It’s sickening.
Just got a payment plan for my 700 $ dental work next week… add that to my monthly ducking bills. Aaaaaaaaaaah life can suck it sometimes.. but only when I say it’s okay. Haha