Friday, June 22, 2007

Think You Can Handle Low-Carb 'MAN Food'?

Forget your typical diet food, how about some low-carb chili dogs?

I'm fully convinced that I've got some of the most clever and imaginative blog readers on the Internet today. If I never researched another topic again and just published all the e-mails I receive on a daily basis (hundreds!), then an entire blog would get filled with all sorts of interesting stuff (hey, that may not be a bad idea creating a "Jimmy Moore's Mailbag" blog or something...I'll think about it!).

One of my favorite kinds of e-mails are from people who want to share something they have done to help them as they are livin' la vida low-carb. I received an e-mail from a Delaware man who came up with the perfect "low-carb recipe for some MAN food." What's that? Well, I'll let him explain it to you.

"Enough of the salads and the stuff the persons of the female persuasion and the rabbits and birds are into," he wrote in his e-mail.

HA! Amen brother! And so this regular reader of my blog passed along the following recipe to share with you that has been the mainstay of his low-carb diet in recent weeks helping him lose 24 pounds in about three weeks. COOL!

Check it out for yourself:


2 pounds ground sirloin
1 bag of your favorite chili mix (discard flour and beans)
1 large onion, chopped
1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
1 8 oz. can of stewed tomatoes with liquid (optional)
1 package of your favorite all beef franks
Your favorite cheese

Cook up the ground sirloin in a skillet to your personal preference and then mix in a bag of chili mix only (no flour or beans please).

Next, add a chopped up a Vidalia or any large onion along with the tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes with the liquid. The tomatoes are indeed optional if you want to cut the carbs. Simply use 2 cups of water instead but the tomatoes are better because they don't add that many more carbs to the recipe.

Fry up a couple of all beef franks (Ball Park or Hebrew National are the best!) and spoon the chili over the dogs (without the bun of course). You can even sprinkle some extra chili powder over the whole thing.

Then top it all off with your favorite lower fat cheese--I use and love mozzarella.

That's it and you've got some "MAN food" indeed! Here's how my reader describes this dish he created:

"Man, you'll think you died and went to heaven, trust me on this one my Ol' Skinny Pal. I've been hooked on this dish for two weeks now and don't foresee getting tired of it--ever! Heck, I might eat it for lunch AND dinner from here on out because I'm losing 1/2 pound to 1 pound a day."

Well, he obviously LOVES it, so I encourage you to give it a try, too! Before he ended his enthusiastic e-mail to me, my reader had one message that he wanted to share with the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog readers that I wholeheartedly endorse.

"God Bless everyone who is struggling with their weight. We may fail a thousand times, but that's okay. We just need to succeed ONCE and then we're home free."

I couldn't have said it better myself! :) Now, off to make some "MAN food!"

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Blogger Mary said...

That email is incredible sexist. Why is meat associated with "manliness?" I'm shocked that in the 21st century men are still crude towards woman. I'm sorry, but salads are "man food" too. In fact, I bet you that men do not eat as many greens as they should because it is not manly. Way to go.

6/22/2007 6:15 PM  
Blogger The Bunnell Farm said...

There is a real meal. Eat half of it in the morning and half in the afternoon or eat the whole works in one sitting along with good ol water. I'm drinking my water at room temperature or whatever the temp is inside or outside or in the car and really enjoying it. Glug glug, a great drink, even warm. I like it best though in the morning when it's a little cool. This is bliss and hog heaven both and losing weight at the same time! Love it!

6/22/2007 7:20 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Tom, right on, buddy! It's awesome.

Mary, HUH?! I think the fact that you are a vegan has more to do with why you are upset with this recipe from my kind reader than his tongue-in-cheek poke at salads being a "sexist" remark.

PUH-LEEZ! Go eat a steak already!

6/22/2007 7:38 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

This has nothing to do with being vegan. If I desperately wanted to eat chili dogs, I could make it with veggie dogs and veggie cheese.

My point is that you are only a "man" if you eat meat. So does that mean that if a man didn't want to eat your low carb chili dogs, they are not a man? What if a woman wanted to eat this? Are they manly? I don't think I'm out on the left field here. Think Burger King, Quiznos, etc.

I think I'm speaking to the wrong crowd here.

6/22/2007 7:51 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

I think you took this post just a wee bit too seriously, Mary. Loosen up girl and enjoy life a little more. Really, it's gonna be okay. :)

6/22/2007 8:01 PM  
Blogger AnOldHouse said...

Um, 97% Fat-Free Beef Franks (as in the picture)?

Ground sirloin (85% lean)?

Oh that's right, it's now got to be ultra-low-fat to be MAN-food AND Kimkins-friendly. Just be sure to use low-fat or fat-free cheese too! LOL

6/23/2007 12:01 PM  
Blogger AnOldHouse said...

"If I desperately wanted to eat chili dogs, I could make it with veggie dogs and veggie cheese."

OMG Ewwww... Well, then it most definitely would NOT be MAN-food!

6/23/2007 12:10 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Actually, you can choose whatever low-carb beef franks you want. The Hebrew National ones have only 1g carbs, so that's why they're listed. But choose your Ball Park Franks as I noted in the recipe.

As for that vegan chick, she is totally whacked, isn't she, David? LOL! I don't even know what a veggie dog and veggie cheese is even supposed to mean. EWWW is right! 8-O

6/23/2007 12:21 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Right, I'm the wacky one. Just because I care about living things. I see what the world is coming to.

6/23/2007 12:25 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Mary, I care very much about living things, too. While you bemoan me for being "sexist" with this post, you are being blatantly and arrogantly discriminatory ASSUMING someone who eats meat doesn't care about living things.

If vegans like yourself would put half as much energy behind care and concern for the millions of aborted babies each year, then perhaps a genuine concern for "living things" could be expressed.

In the meantime, I care so much about living things--just make sure that steak is cooked medium on the barbie!

Wanna know what I REALLY think about vegans? Check this out!

6/23/2007 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary please shut your mouth before it makes you look even stupider.

"I'm shocked that in the 21st century men are still crude towards woman."

Some men might be, but not all.

6/23/2007 1:30 PM  
Blogger The Bunnell Farm said...

Tom's Wild Rice Recipe!
This should be called the magic of wild rice it's so good. Take about two quarts of wild rice, that's about four pounds of wild rice. There are several ways to cook this and they are all good. This one here is my favorite. Rinse the rice in cold water a couple of times until the water runs clear. Now take a good sized turkey roaster(it can be a little smaller) and put the two quarts or more of wild rice in the roaster. Turn the oven on to about 500 degrees. Now add a gallon and a half of fresh clean water(it's about three to one or more of water to wild rice so two quarts of wild rice is about six quarts of water. You can spread the rice around a little so that it is somewhat even on the bottom. This allows the water and steam to get to everything pretty evenly. Now put the lid on it and put it in the oven.(you can do this on the top of the stove too but be careful because all of the heat is centered on the bottom, medium high on top of the stove and then turned down to medium. 500 degrees in the oven but you can do it on less. Oven boiling I like a lot because just like roasting the heat is evenly spread around to all sides. This will start to boil in about 30 minutes or less. Let it boil for about 15 minutes or more and then turn off the heat and leave the roaster in the hot oven with the door closed. Note: You haven't removed the lid once yet except to look at it quickly once or twice to see that it is boiling and everything is OK. Now leave for an hour or more with it's lid on in the hot oven with the oven turned off. After a couple of hours or less you can remove the lid and see how much water you have left. You can then stir the remaining water into the rice and let it set some more with the lid on. You have a lot of rice here. If it's a little to dry you should have had more water, If it's a little to wet you should have had a little less water. Either way your OK. If you have excess water you can just pour it off or stir it into your rice, your choice. Now take the lid off if you want it to cool sooner or leave it on if you want it to cool slower. It takes several hours for it to cool. Once it cools you can start putting it into your gallon zip lock bags(double zip so they don't break open and get all over in your freezer). Now put about two or three cups of your rice in the bottom of your one gallon bags and let them cool some more. When they reach room temperature or you can put them in the refrigerator for a few hours if you want to chill and cool them off. Now put them in your freezer. You've got a whole bunch of bags of wild rice. Now whenever you feel like it take one out and add it to whatever your cooking. Sometimes I let them thaw and sometimes I add them frozen, it doesn't matter. If you want less you can break it in half and use half and put the other half back in the freezer or in the frig. If you noticed we added nothing but water to the Wild Rice. If your going to do any seasoning you can do that while your cooking your new meal. I add it to about anything. Soups, Roast, Pan Fry's, Stir Fry's, you name it. Tastes great and is good for you. It's high carb but I get away with it because it's almost the only carb I eat and I don't eat it with every meal. You can do the same thing with two or three pounds or less or five or six pounds or more of Wild Rice -- Natures Perfect Food.

6/23/2007 4:30 PM  
Blogger Laser Rocket Arm said...

If vegans like yourself would put half as much energy behind care and concern for the millions of aborted babies each year, then perhaps a genuine concern for "living things" could be expressed.

Oh, Jimmy. OHHHH, Jimmy. Not a good road to go down. I guess the fact that sixteen thousand BORN children--you know, ones that can actually feel pain and suffer--starve to death every day per the World Health Organization means nothing to you. Just as long as those embryoes develop and get born then who cares about what happens to them afterwards, right? And the women who carry those embryos who may not want to ... they mean nothing to you either, I guess. You should thank the god you say that you believe in every day that you CAN "live la vida low carb". There's millions of other of people in the world who can't choose what they can eat. They have to eat what's available so they can live. It's people like you who have NEVER known true hunger that throw garbage like "the millions of aborted babies" around. If YOU cared about life, I hope you're donating heavily to Save The Children and other such charities that help feed BORN children and help them to grow to healthy happy adulthood instead of mouthing pious nonsense about non-sensate embryoes.

BTW, I'm not a vegan, but I am a woman. You can think however you like about abortion and I know that this is your blog, but remember that per the name the blog deals with low-carb living. I used to really enjoy your writing but lately the tone of the blog has become very smug and argumentative, and your above statement didn't help matters. Go back and dance with the low-carb one that brought you, okay?

6/24/2007 5:18 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Mary opened that can of worms, so I threw in my usual two cents worth. Sorry you felt it was "smug and argumentative," but I had to express my opinion (as I always do).

I appreciate groups like Save the Children as well as Operation Rescue because regardless of whether a child has been conceived or is still growing inside of mommy's tummy, he or she as a "living thing" deserves the opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest.

I'm all for sharing about low-carb which I do each and every day here. But if someone like Mary brings up something as asinine as she did, then I won't stand back and take. Never have, never will.

By the way, did you think this recipe was "sexist" as Mary contends? I'm curious what another woman thinks.

THANKS for your comments! I really appreciate your perspective.

6/24/2007 5:26 PM  
Blogger Sparky's Girl said...

I don't walk around with a chip on my shoulder, so no.. I don't think it was a sexist recipe or post.

6/26/2007 11:42 AM  
Blogger Pot Kettle Black said...

Low fat franks.
Low fat mozzarella.

This is practically an Ornish recipe ;-)

Go with:
Whatever franks you want.
ground beef, 80% lean (that's 20% fat for those at home)
Aged Cheddar.
Oh yeah, throw some bacon in there for flavor. The thick cut, uncured kind.

Other thoughts: Vidalia onions are sweet. Cut the carbs and use an ugly yellow onion.

Forget water or tomato sauce. Dump a miller lite or your other favorite carb controlled beer in.

It's LC the old skool way.

PS- Ladies are allowed to eat this. Chicks who get bent out of shape at Man Food (or the idea that veganism, which is deleterious to Testosterone product, is unmanly) can't and no one's gonna cry about it.

6/27/2007 9:29 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

If you guys need sexism to get your point across then I guess you need to lose the fat in your heads as well as your bodies. This is just sick. I like a joke as well as anybody, but substitute "black person" or "Jew" for "lady" or "woman" and you MIGHT understand why some of us "chicks" don't like reading this crap. I go to a diet blog to read about the diet, not to be told I suck because of my particular arrangement of chromosomes. Get real.

6/28/2007 10:43 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

And OMG the "aborted babies" crap! I wondered what I was getting into when I saw the "conservative" advertising on one of Jimmy's other sites. Hey, Sexist Pig is a low-carb food too, but who wants any?

This sucks. I really like this site. But if it's possible to respect the progress you have made and still think you're a scumbag, I guess that's where I am now. My obesity means I also occasionally struggle with blood pressure, and I'm not gonna get mine raised anymore wondering when you're going to insult women next. This is just pathetic.

Not that I think you have to avoid killing anything in order to respect life. I think you and Mary are BOTH off-base. But you need to seriously check yourself here. Who the hell was talking about abortion? MAN-FOOD and anti-abortion screed in ONE post! ARGH. No. Bye. Screw this.

6/28/2007 10:46 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

I don't think you "suck" Dana! I appreciate your viewpoint and welcome it anytime. Feel free to have some chili and hot dogs anytime. :)

6/28/2007 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh shuuuuut uuuup Mary and Dana! If you thought that was sick, you really oughta get out more. I'm a "chick" and I think that this was driven waaay out of proportion. I took no offense to that post at all. In fact, I found it quite amusing. Lighten up ladies. It's really not that serious. Geez!!!

6/29/2007 3:25 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS for reading, Dana! I'm sorry you felt offended, but you are welcome back anytime. Take care and God bless you.

6/29/2007 9:23 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Ouch, Dana! I guess you really are mad at me. Sorry you feel the way you do, but I'm not that "sexist" beast you think I am. Promise.

6/29/2007 1:20 PM  
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6/29/2007 1:33 PM  
Blogger Lo said...

Wow, I didn't think it was possible for me to love this blog even more.

"If vegans like yourself would put half as much energy behind care and concern for the millions of aborted babies each year, then perhaps a genuine concern for "living things" could be expressed."

Well said! I've always wondered that myself about these PETA activists crusading for lab rats while they could be, I dunno, caring about protecting the rights of innocent, defenseless human beings! Jimmy Moore, I will continue to read your low-carb blog, and not just for the great recipes. You have a great sense of humor and a way with gracefully handling the crazies.

I'ma a female in college who enjoys a good hearty plate of man-food once in awhile, so I'm gonna make this tonight for dinner. My boyfriend will be all over this! Thanks for another great recipe. :)

7/12/2007 5:36 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS, Lo! So glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate your support. :)

7/12/2007 8:38 AM  
Blogger Metqa said...

I know it's been two months since the last comment but I felt compelled. Firstly, I've been making chili dogs sans buns for a while (before seeing this recipe version of it ) and MY boyfriend thinks I'm completely whacked! Yeah, salads and artichokes and such are nice but sometimes a good ol' chili dog is great! And, secondly, the fact that guys aren't afraid to say they like greasy meaty yumminess, is not sexists, it's freedom to say what they really want. Try it sometimes. How many ladies aren't afraid to say "I'd like the triple bacon death burger no bun and a diet lemonade??" Oh the LOOKS you get. As long as ladies keep snarfing salads and avoiding the meat, meat will seem Manly. If you don't like it, then help to change the stereotype, jeez.

Thirdly, My BF loves Salad, He's a Salad freak. He'll fill the whole salad bowl and he'll eat the whole thing if I don't "help" him.

Vegan, abortion, starving children, sexist, WHATEVER!!! Just gimme' some good freakin' recipes!
Happy Thursday!

9/06/2007 4:24 PM  
Blogger Yalith said...

This looks great! I'll have to try this recipe using aborted babies instead of the sirloin. It'd put 'em to some kind of use, since people are so squicked about using them for medical research.

It's cliche, but if you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em. There are WAY too many unwanted kids in the world as it is, and who exactly is stepping up to the plate to care for them? Not nearly enough to make a difference, that's for certain. Anti-abortion rhetoric is what keeps ill-suited parents dumping their infants in garbage cans.

Some people can NOT take a joke. I'm not one of them. Incidentally, I'm also a woman, and didn't find the email "sexist" at all. I love "man food," my husband loves "man food," and we refer to "man food" all the time. Does that make me sexist against my own gender? I think not.

11/28/2007 8:52 PM  

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