For those of you who aren't familiar with the Atkins Diet, it's basically a high protein, low carb diet. Finding snack foods with little or no carbs is not easy.
Let's pretend for a moment that you want to find something easy and simple on Rachael Ray's website.
Well, of course, you will have to schlep through tons of fluff like contests to bid on a Rachael look-a-like made out of Legos!
I won't bore you with a feature called Weekly ROUND-UP, because if you're on Atkins, it would more than likely be called a Weekly BOUND-UP.
You won't find a Yum-O Menu section for kids on Grandma J's site. You can always get the recipe for "Orange You Hungry?" Tangerine Dream Chicken with Curry-Carrot Couscous straight from Rachael's Yum-O site. What's a couscous? And be honest...is this a dish your four year old will be asking you to fix for dinner?
Without wasting anymore time, let's get on with the tutorial...which is really a one ingredient recipe.
Let's make some, shall we?
Finely grate some cheese, any cheese. I buy it all ready grated, and prefer it
finally finely grated. Just remember, American cheese, and cheese products aren't real cheese, and won't work.
I microwave the cheese on high for 3 minutes. Now, my old microwave took 5 minutes. The first time, set the timer for 5 minutes and watch it carefully. You want the cheese to melt and continue to bubble and cook until it starts turning brown. If it's not done enough it will be rubbery.
This is what is should look like when it's done...sort of, if my camera could only capture the right coloring.
Break it up, and you're ready to enjoy your cheese snack. I love this with a taco salad, basically lettuce,cilantro and ground beef with taco seasoning. You can make taco shells out of the cheese too. I'll show you that later.Be sure and make plenty. I bag some of it to take with me for a quick snack, like when I go to the movies.