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It’s been a while since I’ve posted so I’ve been experimenting with lots of new flavors, of course keto style. I know they say, don’t attempt complicated flavors or it will taste nasty. But I promise, it’s worth the risk. I am still primarily a meat and veggies girl, but sometimes you need that extra kick. So I wanna share some food photos that inspired me to make that particular dish.
Lets start from the Top Left:
Blueberry keto scones. They are technically part of British delicacy. I felt like this because my MIL was force feeding me a real blueberry scone (that has 46 carbs per scone btw) so I took on the challenge to make keto friendly one. Luckily I’ve found this recipe HERE . I’ve literally made 2 batches in the last week. It’s THAT good and will help with your sweet cravings! I may use the dough base to make some keto chocolate chip cookies.
Burnt Ends with cauliflower rice. Yes we stayed in the USA for this (this is texas barbecue) but one weekend I was REALLY craving bbq. I’m still waiting on my smoker, so I cooked it low and slow at 250 in my oven for about 3.5 hours. Then I chopped it up, put sugar free barbecue sauce on it, and put it back in at 350 degrees for 30 mins. It was so good, especially over cauliflower rice.
Carne Asada with mexican cauliflower rice. My Italian fiance had never had something like this before, and I knew it was a popular Mexican dish. I love all things Mexican. I had this on a low carb tortilla (mission carb balance) with the most amazing Mexican cauliflower rice along with keto margaritas. So good and so worth it, in case you ever want to change up taco Tuesdays. Rice recipe HERE.
Chicken Parmesan with zoodles. Yep we are transported to Italy now, and this definitely made my Italian fiance super happy. For the breading I used pork rinds, Italian seasoning, and egg. I also used Rao’s Pasta Sauce to keep this super low carb. The chicken was super juicy and crispy (how it should be) without being soggy. Zoodles is perfect for any tomato based sauce.
Keto Pizza! Sticking with Italy one more time, I was craving pizza just a couple weeks ago. So I was on the hunt for the best pizza dough recipe and I’ve found it HERE . It was so good! It was gone in less than 15 minutes! Next time I might make 1 pizza per person (yes I know carby, but I allow myself up to 50 a day, and a whole pizza *dough, sauce & toppings* might be 20 ish carbs if you are HUNGRY.) We had this with salad, and let me tell you, with the three pieces I’ve had, I was full and did not eat until the next day. It’s filling and delicious!
Jagerschniztel on top of cauliflower rice. The only German place in my town has closed down forever (they sold their place) so I wanted to treat my fiance with some German food. I used pork rinds for the fast fry pork chops, keto cream of mushroom soup, beef broth, red wine, onions, more mushrooms and a little xantham gum for the sauce. I even fried up some bacon to give it more flavor as topping. I served this with cauliflower rice and a lemon. Apparently this is on the top 10 I need to make often according to people.
Korean short ribs with korean salad. I’ve just made this on Tuesday. I’ve been craving actual asian food for a long time. I went shopping last weekend and got all the asian flavors we needed, plus ordered my swerve brown sugar so I could keep this as low carb as possible. I did use soy sauce, but feel free to use coconut aminos. It was one of the best asian dishes I’ve had in a long time, I may never get takeout again. My salad is relevantly low carb, it does have an apple in it, but feel free to omit. Salad recipe HERE
Beef Stroganoff over cauliflower rice. I’m actually nearly 50% eastern eurpoean so I definitely wanted to do a russian dish. I did the slow cooker version because I figure low and slow was a good idea plus it was 95 degrees the day I made this. YES, why the heck would I make a comforting winter dish during a heat wave? I had the ingredients already so I went ahead and made this. I added xantham gum instead of flour to thicken up the sauce. I also used cauliflower rice. It was delicious, even on a HOT DAY!.
Grilled Tandoori Chicken with indian rice. I love Indian food. I used to get this chili chicken curry from my favorite Indian place. But with this pandemic, as usual, got creative again and decided we are having tandoori chicken. I didn’t want to cook in the house. I did use a store bought sauce (it is carby but there’s many recipes for less carbs) which made my chicken pieces around 3.5 net carbs each. I paired it with this Indian rice that I make every time we have Indian food and let me tell you its the bomb! I add garam masala to give it more flavor. We like to have Indian dishes with a glass of champagne. Rice Recipe HERE
As you can see, I’ve been busy experimenting during the pandemic. It’s better than trying to get takeout all the time. (We do support our local restaurants and you should too!). It keeps me sane when I try new things in the kitchen. There’s nothing like having a drink, a recipe pulled up, music on and the experiment begins.
I got most of these ideas from Pinterest and just craving them. But if you ever feel lazy, can’t think of anything, get one of my meal plans. I am coming out with a full 7 day one soon. For now, get the 3 day one, very simple, HERE.
Stay tuned for my updates on my journey and a whole bbq post. (yes I’m that kind of person who loves to be at the grill.)