For those of you that are new to my blog I have Celiac Disease and Diabetes so all of our meals are gluten free/ sugar free. David (my husband) doesn’t have either of these problems but I’m only making one meal so he is forced to follow my diet! However, over the years I’ve found cookbooks and recipes that both of us love and that are full of flavor, you’d never know that they’re healthy.
I’ve been following the Keto Diet since I was diagnosed with Celiac. With that being said no I don’t eat bacon cheeseburgers at every meal. I follow the clean eating with healthy fats version. This has allowed me to also control my diabetes without medication.
Appetizer: There’s a German town that we drive through on the way to our lake house. The town is called Munster, Texas and it has a fascinating history of settlers after World War II. There’s a grocery store their called Fischer’s Meat Market and they raise their own animals, have their own butcher, etc. The sausage that we get there is to die for! David and I love throwing it on the grill and snacking on it. I know some people like to dip sausage in a spicy mustard but this is so flavorful you don’t need a dipping sauce!
Steaks: David likes to keep it simple when it comes to seasoning meat. He calls his approach k.i.s.s (keep it simple stupid) and it’s very simple. All he does is pour Worsterchire Sauce evenly over the steaks and then he covers it with Lawry’s Seasoning Salt. He does this to both sides … that’s it! Pop them on the grill until you get them to your preference. They’re delicious!
Asparagus: You’re going to need a baking sheet and parchment paper for this. I love these parchment paper sheets from Reynolds Wrap. I cook the whole bunch of asparagus (even though it’s just the two of us) we love to snack on them. All you need to do is cut off the ends after you’ve washed the spears. Cover the spears with avocado oil and Parmesan cheese. Cook the asparagus for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. YUM!
Cauliflower Mash: I use the recipe out of this cookbook (it’s my absolute favorite) but the following recipes are very close. Hip2Keto, Joy Filled Eats and another recipe from Joy Filled Eats! If you’ve been following me for awhile you know that I use the Ninja blender for everything! It’s great at getting a smooth consistency.
Garlic Chive Biscuits: the recipe I use is in this cookbook. It’s the drop biscuit recipe but add in 1 teaspoon of garlic powder. I use this one and it’s very flavorful. Then I chop up two green onions but not the white part. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. I like to use an ice cream scoop to get unified biscuits. Keep cooking the biscuits until they’re golden brown on top. I always make extra of these biscuits and freeze them! They’re great to have on hand to snack on or use for sliders. Especially since they have less than 3 net carbs!
Dessert: We really don’t keep a lot of sweets in the house but we do enjoy having a double espresso with a shot of Bailey’s to curb our sweet tooth! I didn’t want two coffee makers on the counter so we got this Nespresso since it can do coffee pods and espresso pods. My favorite flavors from Nespresso are Melozio (coffee) and Altissio (espresso). If you like a bolder coffee then the Intenso (coffee) is probably for you.
What’s your favorite low carb meal combination?