27May/19

Sweet ‘n Sour Pork with Cauliflower Fried Rice

Sweet n Sour Pork with Cauliflower Fried Rice Makes about 4 servings INGREDIENTS 1.5 lbs pork tenderloin (or pre-cut pork pieces if your store carries them) 2 cups ground pork rinds 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 2 large eggs oil for frying (ghee/coconut oil/tallow, or lard) SAUCE: 1/4 cup No Sugar Added ketchup 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1 TBSP amino acids (soy sauce) 3/4 tsp onion powder 15 drops liquid Better Stevia INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a large container with a tightly-fitting lid, combine finely-ground pork rinds, ginger, Read More ...
20May/19

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos Makes 5 tacos INGREDIENTS SHELLS Shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese (0 carbs if you shred it yourself), 1/3 cup per shell FILLING Tilapia, Cod, or some other type of flaky white fish, 1 large fillet for each 2 tacos 3 TBSP olive oil 2 TBSP Spanish Gardens Taco Seasoning (see “Pantry” page to see and find out where to buy) Red pepper flakes (optional) ¼ tsp Cayenne pepper (optional) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper TOPPINGS 1-½ cup chopped green cabbage 1/3 cup chopped green onions (the green part has fewer carbs) 1/3 cup diced roma tomato Read More ...
11May/19

Spaghetti (Zucchini Noodles) and Meat Sauce

Spaghetti (Zucchini Noodles) and Meat Sauce INGREDIENTS Raw zucchini, whole Italian Seasoning Salt & Pepper Onion Powder Garlic Powder Ground chuck (80/20), 4 oz. Per serving *Spaghetti Sauce (recipe below) Olive oil Butter Freshly grated Parmesan (optional) INSTRUCTIONS 1.  Use spiralizer to render whole zucchini into “noodles.” About 1 med. zucchini per person (or 1 cup cooked noodles per person) 2.  Brown chuck in skillet slightly oiled with olive oil, add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder to taste. Drain fat. Add in *Spaghetti sauce and stir until mixed well. 3.  In separate skillet with about 1 Read More ...
11May/19

Chili’s Grill & Bar in Jefferson City and Columbia

Chili’s Grill & Bar in Jefferson City and Columbia The first time we went to Chili’s after going Keto, we opted for the 6 oz. steak with broccoli and the side salad, and it was really good! And really Keto. I went again for lunch this week and splurged on the steak fajitas which I ordered without the beans, rice, and tortillas. Of course, I declined the chips and salsa the server offered to bring out. And I had  enough food to bring home for dinner that night. (The featured photo is of their “combination fajitas” which includes steak, chicken, Read More ...
06May/19

Sugar by another name is still sugar, and NOT sweet to our health!

Sugar by another name is still sugar, and NOT sweet to our health! This whole carb thing has been eye-opening, that’s for sure. And sometimes just plain frustrating. But once we learn something valuable, it becomes a great weapon in our battle against the never-ending battle to fight off those who would shove carbs at us from the most innocent-looking and unsuspecting sources. Case in point: Just because you give up chips and snack crackers for the allowed Keto-friendly pork rinds, you still have to watch for sneaky Carbage Creep. If you have been eating pork rinds in plain AND Read More ...
05May/19

House Salad

House Salad INGREDIENTS Romaine lettuce, 2 cups per salad Red onion Marinated artichoke hearts, 2 pieces per salad Finely-shredded Parmesan cheese Kosher salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper (optional) 2-3 TBSP Madison’s Brand Oil and Vinegar “House” Salad Dressing (can be purchased at Madison’s Restaurants) INSTRUCTIONS 1.  Tear Romaine into bite-size pieces into individual salad bowls / plates, 2 cups per salad 2.  Use 2 pieces of marinated artichoke hearts per salad, pulled apart into smaller pieces 3.  Slice red onion as thin as you can get it, pull into rings, and put approximately 8-10 rings on each salad Read More ...
03May/19

El Espolon Mexican Restaurant in Jefferson City

El Espolon Mexican Restaurant in Jefferson City A great Mexican restaurant at two locations in Jefferson City as well as other cities in Missouri.  I love their steak fajitas (pictured are the chicken fajitas), which I order without the rice, beans and tortillas and it is so big I still have leftovers! I may order a side of guacamole because it is so good! Another favorite for both of us is their Carne Asada (which is their steak meal) which we order without beans and rice or tortillas. Hubby orders without the cooked onions and peppers because he has an Read More ...
03May/19

El Jimador Mexican Restaurant in Jefferson City and Columbia

El Jimador Mexican Restaurant in Jefferson City and Columbia A flagship Mexican restaurant in Jefferson City (and now Columbia and other Missouri locations). There are several Keto items on their menu that are tasty and filling. I love their steak fajitas, which I order without the rice, beans and tortillas and it is so big I still have leftovers! I may order a side of guacamole because it is so good! Another favorite for both of us is their Carne Asada (which is their steak meal) which we order without beans and rice or tortillas. Hubby orders without the cooked Read More ...
02May/19

Theo’s Midtown in Jefferson City

Theo’s Midtown in Jefferson City Jefferson City has been blessed with several great Greek eateries and this is the newest one, operated by one of the original purveyors of Greek cuisine. It’s a fun place to go! Although it is famous for its pizzas, you could eat Keto there quite easily by custom ordering. I have had their Greek salad with their pork on it, but the lamb or chicken would also be great. Order the dressing on the side. You could also order a gyro minus the pita and pile on some of their specialty meats with some veggies Read More ...
01May/19

Parmesan Flounder

Parmesan Flounder Makes 2 servings (My own recipe, and it turned out DELICIOUS!) INGREDIENTS 4 flounder fillets (will probably weigh about 2 oz each) ½ cup finely-ground pork rinds ½ cup finely grated parmesan (use a micro grater if you have one) ½ TBSP lemon zest Juice of half a lemon 1½ tsp minced garlic 1 TBSP fresh dill, minced–I just snip with kitchen shears and leave out the stems (dried is ok, just use a little less) ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp ground black pepper Olive oil INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 400 F 1. Read More ...