The kids are still on their keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. I am making brisket and a cucumber salad. I had also decided on making a French onion soup, but the question was how could I make it low car. My solution was to give my diners the option of whether their soups would be topped with bread and/or cheese.
Tag Archives: Ketogenic diet
Karl’s French Onion Soup III
Filed under Side Dishes, Soups, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Keto Crab Cakes
The kids are feeling a bit toady after weeks of holiday eating and have decided to go on a keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. Usually, I go with dishes where I can serve the starch on the side, for those who wish for more.
Filed under California Fusion, Side Dishes
Jan’s Chris’ Birthday Brownie
Adapted from a Rebecca Katz ‘The Longevity Kitchen’ recipe
Son-in-law Chris’s birthday is this week, so Jan decided to bake him a brownie cake to go with my Moroccan feast. Chocolate brownie cake may not be Moroccan, but Chris loves Chocolate. Sacrifices must be made.
Filed under Cake, Desserts & Treats, Treats, Vegetarian
Karl’s Mesclun Salad with Red Raspberry Balsamic Dressing
I have a hot vegetable for this meal, but Chris will not eat the yams, because of his ketogenic diet. Leafy greens and turnips are within his diet, so I am making a quick salad. I will serve the dressing on the side and he can take as much or little of it as he wishes (it will have a bit of sugar, which is also not on his diet).
Filed under Salads, Side Dishes, Starches, Vegan
Karl’s Mock Georgian Shilaplavi with Mushrooms
Adapted from Djurenko.com and 17recipes.com
Georgian Shilaplavi is a rice dish that is described as being like a risotto. I have some diners who prefer little or no starch. I have learned that cauliflower is a versatile and good substitute. It is filling and can be “manipulated” in a number of ways to imitate some starch ingredients.
Filed under Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian MD
Karl’s Keto Real Mayonnaise
Normally I use Kraft’s Fat Free Mayonnaise for most things, because of Jan’s diet restrictions. Jan suggested that with the general theme of my blog, “That Fresher is Better,” I should try my hand at real mayonnaise.
Filed under Sauces and Spices
Karl’s Spicy Stir Fried Cucumbers
I decided that my whole roasted cauliflower would look a bit naked sitting in the middle of a plate. A ring of stir fried cucumbers would make a nice compliment, both in color and texture. This dish would also fit in with Myr’s soft food diet and Chris’ Ketogenic diet.
Filed under Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables
Karl’s Sloppy Jodhs
To add to the dietary restrictions for this week, Myr was just put on a “soft food diet.” This week’s recipes must be: low(er) fat, low carb, and soft foods. She suggested something like Sloppy Joes.
Filed under Main Dishes, Poultry
Karl’s Barbequed Tri-tip
Tri-tip was on sale at Safeway this week and I decided I wanted it for Daddy’s Day. While my favorite barbequed meat is lamb, a good tri-tip comes in a close second. That is, of course, the rub. A good tri-tip has a red-ish brown crust on the outside and is juicy and tender on the inside. However, what you usually end up with is a blackened, scorched crust and mostly tough, dry meat.
Filed under Beef, Main Dishes
Karl’s Keto Hoisin Sauce
I decided that I should make a Ketogenic Hoisin sauce to go with my pork lettuce cups. I looked online for a recipe to tweak and was very disappointed in what I found. In my opinion, there are three things which really do not belong in Hoisin sauce: peanut butter, honey, and ketchup.
Filed under Sauces and Spices