Did a bunch of home cooking over the weekend so I can have goodies for the week.
I’ve been wanting to do a copycat recipe of Popeye’s Durty Rice so I substitute Riced Cauliflower for real rice. Finally got around to doing it the past weekend and it came out great, only thing missing from the ingredient list was Celery Flakes. Might have to check the natural food stores for that one since two other main supermarkets here didn’t have it.
The coleslaw is not flashy but tasty since I won’t be eating any macaroni salad soon.
The Pulled Pork is the star and was made in the oven, it took forever to cook but came out nice and tender inside with carmelized bits on the exposed parts. Looked even better straight out of the oven after being pulled apart but this is a photo of it reheated.
The Carolina Mustard Sauce was something I made to offset the sweeter taste of the meat and it came out pretty good, the apple cider vinegar in it is a little strong, I may cut that back a little next time I experiment. It has the right amount of heat. Probably good on the meat in a sandwich too or spread on during a BBQ.
Behold the Cauliflower Cheese Jalapeno Muffins which are low carb and gluten free.
I’ve decided to go back on the ketogenic diet as I’ve gained too much weight. So on Sunday (Dec 20) I went on a fat fast for four days. Hardcore to get into ketosis quickly. I ate five 1 oz. servings of Mac Nuts for four days and was totally into fat burning ketosis. I also can’t stand the sight of Mac Nuts for awhile.
I had lost six pounds total in one week. Most of this is water weight of course as the most of the glucose in my body holding onto the water is gone. Ketostix also confirms I’m in ketosis. So now I’m back to eating healthy which means eliminating empty carbs like sugar, wheat, etc. I’m not suffering though as the muffins above are delicious even if you aren’t doing keto. I’ve had Flax French Toast and bacon for breakfast and good bacon and turkey sandwiches (using homemade flax buns). Also made a batch of Maple Scones so yeah, I’m not suffering.