Green Chile Stew, Mushroom Dish & The End

Lynn Thompson Books

Lynn Thompson BooksRecap: Recently my doctor put me on a low carb lifestyle change to help balance out my hormones. Mainly I needed to take out the starches- they convert into sugars. I’d already gone #glutenfree. For some reason-I’m going to blame it on processed foods- my body had dipped to a new low. *More than likely it’s the growing up/or older thing.*

She told me to add more fats, so I wouldn’t drop any weight. I was already at the perfect body weight according to the medical field. I dropped 6 pounds and feel wonderful. I’m almost as tone as I was in my twenties and I feel light. It’s amazing!

I have never counted the carbs I’m eating due to the fact that I had to take pastas, potatoes, etc. out of my diet. Those my friends are very high in carbs. I recently went through some of my old recipes and WOW it’s amazing how many carbs I was consuming! I have definitely cut back.

After a couple of months my hormones have balanced out.

All in all, changing the way I eat wasn’t as big of a deal as I thought it was going to be. And, for me, I’d rather eat healthier and do my best to stay away from prescription medication.

I no longer have the constant “chills” and I can actually feel my metabolism working! I have more energy and my thoughts are sharper:)

Cheers to the new me! And a healthier lifestyle!

This will be my last post on #lowcarb #lifestyle. I hope you have enjoyed the recipes I have put up:)



Green Chile Stew:

1 pound ground beef

1/2 medium onion

2-4 cloves garlic

1 can fire roasted tomatoes or cherry tomatoes

green chile (you’re heart’s desire)

1 tsp. beef better than bouillion

arrowroot powder


In the morning. Put chopped onion and garlic in a pan and saute for a couple of minutes. Add ground beef and cook until done. While ground beef is cooking get out your crock pot and dump in the tomatoes and chopped green chile. Add ground beef mixture and water until the ingredients are covered. Stir in the bouillon and cook on high. When the water is hot sprinkle in some arrowroot powder to thicken the mixture. Set the crock pot on low and cook all day.


Mushroom Dish:


olive oil


smoked paprika


green onion or chives

basil or cinnamon basil



Heat olive oil on low. Stir in garlic, green onions or chives. Add salt and smoked paprika. Cook until slightly tender. Raise temp to medium heat. Add mushrooms. Saute for about 5 min or until the mushrooms have a glazed look. Remove from heat. Toss in basil and parsley. Serve.


Cream of chicken soup baked chicken:

skinless chicken thighs

olive oil

white cooking wine

poultry seasoning

garlic/parsley salt

1 can cream of chicken soup

mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat the bottom of a pan with some olive oil. Add chicken breasts. Shake spices on both sides and brown both sides of chicken. Splash some wine on the chicken, cover and cook thoroughly. Place the chicken in a casserole dish and drizzle cream of chicken soup over it. Bake for 10 minutes or until soup is bubbling. Add a thin layer of mozzarella cheese and bake until the cheese is melted.


Green Chile Enchilada Casserole:

1 pound ground beef

1/2 medium onion

2-4 cloves garlic

spinach (frozen or fresh)

chopped green chile (you’re heart’s desire)

shredded cheddar cheese

Package of Desert Garden Green Chile Dip

arrowroot powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Start the enchilada dip (the directions are on the back of the package.) I use arrowroot powder instead of corn starch. Put chopped onion, garlic, and ground beef in a pan and cook until done.  Layer beef, spinach, enchilada sauce, green chile, and cheese in the casserole dish. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: Goodreads:

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