I am Tired of All My Old Favorites

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Do you ever get to the point where you are just sick of cooking and sick of everything that you cook?

I do!

It’s actually been several months that I have been sick of all my old favorite low carb recipes and meals.  To make a confession, I haven’t been eating as low carb as I need to be for the last few months, and I’m really feeling negative effects of it.

It’s so easy to just grab something quick, and now that I have “littles” in my house again I have to cook them well balanced (including carbs) meals.   To often, I am just grabbing what they have.

The problem is that isn’t any good for me.  I’ve gained about 5 pounds, I feel bloated, lacking energy, and just not on top of my game.

So enough of that… I have to take care of me first in order to best take care of everybody else in my world.

And that includes eating healthy and LOW CARB!

The problem is that even when I try, I am tired of all of my favorites.  So I am on a mission to start trying new low carb recipes, meals and snacks.  Last night, I tried a great recipe that I found on Low Carb Maven

This is the recipe as it is on the Low Carb Maven site:

Loaded Cauliflower  (low carb, keto)

This loaded cauliflower, made with butter, sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese and bacon, is the ultimate in low carb comfort food!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 199 kcal
Author lowcarbmaven.com

Ingredients:
1 pound cauliflower florettes
4 ounces sour cream
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 slices cooked bacon crumbled
2 tablespoons snipped chives
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:
1. Cut the cauliflower into florettes and add them to a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover with cling film. Microwave for 5-8 minutes, depending on your microwave, until completely cooked and tender. Drain the excess water and let sit uncovered for a minute or two. (Alternately, steam your cauliflower the conventional way. You may need to squeeze a little water out of the cauliflower after cooking.)
2. Add the cauliflower to a food processor and process until fluffy. Add the butter, garlic powder, and sour cream and process until it resembles the consistency of mashes potatoes. Remove the mashed cauliflower to a bowl and add most of the chives, saving some to add to the top later. Add half of the cheddar cheese and mix by hand. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Top the loaded cauliflower with the remaining cheese, remaining chives and bacon. Put back into the microwave to melt the cheese or place the cauliflower under the broiler for a few minutes.
4. I visually divide the cauliflower into sixths. Serving size is approximately 1/3-1/2 cup.

You can go to Low Carb Maven for Nutrition Facts on the recipe as is.

I added and changed a few things.  I’m a big fan of using what I have on hand.  I adopted a saying from one of my circle friends years ago (and it drives my daughter crazy).

Let’s pretend we are back on the farm.

Meaning, I use what I have available to me because it’s a really big PITA to drive all the way to town to get something specific.

So I didn’t have any fresh chives, they got missed.  I had minced garlic, and not garlic powder.  I added some extra cheese and bacon, because I need to get it used up (and because that made it even more ooey gooey delicious!)

In addition to the Loaded Cauliflower, I did a pork Tenderloin in the crockpot.

Cauliflower was super expensive this past winter, and we didn’t buy it very often.  It’s nice in the summer months when we can get fresh cauliflower in abundance because it is one of the best low carb veggies and can be used as substitution for so many things (potatoes, rice etc).

 

Okay so the gravy wasn’t really low carb, but it was good !!

I really would love to know what your low carb favorite recipes are.  It’s time to try some new ideas and mix them in with the old favorites.

What are you eating these days?
Talk soon,

Heather

 

 

 

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