Turning a New Page

The holidays were not kind to our waistlines, so we are going to start eating low carbs and more of a ketogenic diet. The basic premise is that if you cut out carbs your body will move into a state of ketosis and your body will use stored fat and gluconeogenesis to produce the glucose…

Fermentation

We have recently started listening to The Dave Change Show podcast while driving to visit my mother-in-law.  In one of his recent shows, he interviewed Rene Redzepi, Chef and Owner of Noma, and talked to him about his new book, “The Noma Guide to Fermentation”.  A few days later, the book showed up on our…

Valentine’s Day Appetizer

Valentine’s Day is a big day for carbs!  Candy, chocolate, sweet drinks…. I had already planned to make a big meat heart for Valentine’s Day and treat it like a burger.  I thought about making smaller individual heart shaped burgers, but I couldn’t find my cookie cutter.  I decided to try the local hobby store…

Lo Carb / Keto Failures!

In the frenzy of trying to make “all things lo carb/Keto”, we’ve have a few setbacks over the last few weeks. JICAMA FRIES For the most part I enjoy eating Keto.  I can go without desserts and I’m not particularly fond of fruit.  I can get my craving for mashed potatoes sated with mashed cauliflower,…

Riced Cauliflower Hash Browns

I do miss fried potatoes while on the Keto Diet.  French fries, cottage fries, waffle fries, hash browns:  we all love the crunchy exterior and the soft interior.  While researching cauliflower hash browns, I ran into the same issue as with cauliflower tots… they contained additional flower or potato to help as a binder.  …

Lo Carb Scalloped Summer Squash

Winter is a great time for scalloped potatoes, but scalloped vegetables from the squash family can be just as good, and they can be lo carb. INGREDIENTS 2 Summer squash (zucchini also works well, just make sure it is a lo carb veggie) sliced 1/2 small onion sliced thin 1/2 Cup heavy cream 1 Tablespoon…

Chicken and Riced Caulflower Soup

Snowy winter weather makes me think about soups and chili.  Most commercial soups have a significant level of carbohydrate in every serving (even plain tomato soup).  Not to mention those with rice or noodles.  These are great for quick energy on a winter day, but are not Keto / lo carb friendly at all. My…

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Since wheat and corn are off the diet and I was hungry for tacos, I got to thinking about something other than taco salad.  I was driving by PF Chang’s and came up with repurposing Asian lettuce wraps into taco wraps.  I usually use commercial taco seasoning to flavor my taco meat, but it has…

Stuffed Portabello

I was trying to think of something that would be a little different for lunch and still keep me on the lo carb band wagon. I looked in the fridge and saw a lonely portobello mushroom that I had purchased and then decided not to use.  I had no immediate plans for it so I…

Riced Cauliflower

Riced cauliflower is getting to be the darling of the diet industry, especially in the Keto / lo carb arena.  At 1-2 g Net carbs per 8 oz as opposed to 35-40 g per 8 oz for rice or potatoes you can see why the carb counters love it.  Riced cauliflower and mashed cauliflower are…

Swiss Steak

My butcher always labels some of the cuts I get as “Swiss Steak”.  I have been unable to find Swiss steak on a butcher’s chart, but when you look at a bone-in sirloin or bone-in round steak, you can tell that they come from generally the same part of the cow. There is a leg…