Thai Coconut Curry Cauliflower Rice

In my Madras-Style Mild Curry Powder post, you first heard me discuss the idea that we don't have to re-invent the wheel when it comes to creative ways to flavor our food in the absence of carbs and commercial processing. There are ready-made flavor combinations and dishes just waiting to be adapted to the parameters of a low carbohydrate diet. For this post on Thai Coconut Curry Cauliflower Rice, we will follow the same theme but will move east across the Bay of Bengal from India to Thailand...

Creamed Curried Baby Greens

One of the things that I try very hard to convince everyone of on this blog is the notion of a foundational model of home cooking driven by the quality of the end results. As much as we shouldn't let what we see on Pinterest and the food media affect our self-esteem about what we put on the table at mealtime, we still do. It's easy to forget that almost everyone has staff in the form of assistants, food stylists, professional photographers, and the like. That's not to say that you can't compete ...

Tajin Smoke Roasted Sockeye Salmon

As a food blogger, I often feel a lot of (mostly self-applied) pressure to create recipes that are overly produced and done up. There is a lot of reward for visually impressive recipes with long, drawn-out ingredient lists and eye catching headlines. Or perhaps, I just assume there is because of how much of that I see floating around Pinterest. To be honest, the tendency to overly "gourmet-ize" everything is an aspect of food media that I have always been uncomfortable with. I have a formal ...

Madras-Style Mild Curry Powder

One of the frequent complaints from people starting any sort of a low carb diet is flat out palate fatigue. When you consider the degree to which the standard diet in the western world is centered around abundant carbohydrates of all types, it makes sense that a new low carb dieter would feel like they had been set adrift. To a certain extent, it also results from our heavy reliance on "convenience foods" -- things out of a box. If you truly want to keep your carbohydrate intake low, it ...

Freeze Dried Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Do you ever like a product so much that you are almost offended that the manufacturer itself doesn't seem to appreciate what they have? That is the sort of relationship I have with the whole milk version of Fage greek yogurt. Oh, the skim and 2% people get all sorts of flavor and size options. I'm stuck with 16 ounce containers of ...plain. Luckily, I'm never someone to shy away from taking things into his own hands. That spirit, along with a little indignation over my yogurt choices, led me to ...

Argentine Short Ribs (Tira de Asado)

When it comes to dealing with grocery store meat departments and getting cuts of meat that are comparable (and better?) than what you find in your local steakhouse, there is really one thing I want to make sure I impress upon everyone. That is, "Ask and ye shall receive." So it is with these Argentine Short Ribs, known there as "Tira de Asado". "My supermarket says they don't carry Argentine Short Ribs," you say? Well, that is technically true, but also sort of misleading. They don't ...

Coconut Key Lime Pie Martini

I got my start in developing recipes the same place that a lot of food bloggers do -- wanting to make something my friends and family would enjoy. Developed as a drink I wanted those close to me to be able to enjoy at our wedding, my Coconut Key Lime Pie Martini began life this way. My wife and I have a personal circle of loved ones that are very much an "eat, drink, and be merry" crowd. Many of our memories of those people and places are interwoven with the tastes and smells of those good ...

Espresso Keto BBQ Rub

One of the really nice things about Swerve (affiliate) is its heat stability, making it great for things like baking. I'm not really sure what it never struck me to try it in BBQ rub recipes that would ordinarily call for sugar, like this Espresso Keto BBQ Rub. This is a loose adaptation of a rib rub recipe I have used for about five years now. As you're all going to find out, I am a little bit mad about coffee, so it sort of stands to reason that my coffee mania would bleed through into my ...

Firecracker Cake Batter Fat Bombs

At my core, I am a BBQ pitmaster, which is why a recipe like "Firecracker Cake Batter Fat Bombs" coming out of my kitchen is a little odd in concept. I like burning things and cooking with fire. I've been known to blow things up and singe eyebrows. You would not typically expect to see me with a pastry bag in my hand. My idea of making dessert is caramelizing sugar on a creme brûlée with my Iwatani blowtorch (affiliate) mounted on top of what amounts to a hairspray can full of butane. I'm ...

Dorito Dust Microwave Pork Rinds

Like a lot of people who adopt a ketogenic/low carb lifestyle, I struggle a little bit with the total dearth of delicious snack food. This coupled with the typical increased salt intake needs when eating low carb make for some brutal snack food cravings. The typical solution to that is pork rinds. The problem is they are terrible. Stale and often rancid, they're usually worst than just enduring your cravings. The solution -- microwave pork rinds. I honestly can't say that I miss most of the ...