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Day 6: Keto “fettucini” with cheese and garlic sauce and Bang Bang Shrimp

Breakfast was at home. I didn’t feel like eggs, and I didn’t feel like eating until around 10:30, so I tried a new recipe. Years ago, when I was a single mom (and still not much of a cook), I used to boil fettucini, then top with parmesan cheese and chopped garlic. I loved it. I decided to try it with yellow squash, shaved into keto fettucini noodles. Instead of parmesan, I used grated Dubliner cheese. It’s similar in flavor, but I don’t think it tasted as good as the real parmesan would have. 2014-02-01 11.32.35 It as a day for experimenting with new recipes.

For lunch, I decided to try a hot dog recipe I saw recently on one of those Food Network challenges. On the show, the contestant slit hot dogs, filled them with pepper jack cheese, wrapped them in bacon and deep fried them. I didn’t feel like getting the deep fryer out, so I did the same recipe with precooked bacon and put them in the microwave. There were only a mild success. The Hebrew National frank flavor completely overpowered the flavor of the bacon. I guess those precooked slices can’t hold up in the flavor department. The result was just okay. 2014-02-01 15.47.47For dinner, I had a craving for some bang bang shrimp. I love this dish at Dave’s Fish Market, and I really enjoyed the similar version of the shrimp I had in a restaurant in Florida last month. When we discussed the dish with the waiter in Florida, he said that the sauce was a simple combo of mayo, sweet and hot thai sauce and hot sauce. I looked up the recipe for bang bang shrimp online and came up with my own keto version. 1 1/2 cups of mayo 1 tbsp Taste of … sweet/hot chili 1 tsp srirachi sauce I sautéed a pound of shrimp in 1 tsp of butter mixed with 1 tbsp olive oil for 4 minutes. When finished, I coated with the sauce and let it simmer about one minute.

2014-02-01 19.34.23The picture doesn’t do it justice. My son said it looks like mac and cheese. Next time I make it – and I WILL make this again! – I will separate the shrimp and make it more attractive like they do at the restaurant. It wasn’t quite spicy enough for me, so I drizzled a little more srirachi over the top. YUM


Day 3: Chicken and stuffed jalapeno pepper leftovers


I even had a coworker notice. She said I wasn’t as groggy in the morning as I usually am. I am reaping the keto bennies already! Why oh why do I ever go off this plan?

I had the usual breakfast at my desk at work: 2 scrambled eggs with cheese and 2 sausage patties

For lunch, I had a small salad and about 6 of the leftover stuffed peppers from last night. I made the rounds at the office, offering my coworkers some hors d’ouevres and the peppers were a hit!

2014-01-29 19.21.45For dinner, Rick cooked chicken and green peppers in a delicious spicy green Mexican sauce. I forgot to take a picture, but I have pictures of the jar. It’s low carb (3 g. per serving) He used the whole jar with 9 chicken tenders, cut into bite sized pieces. I ate about half the jar, or 9 grams of carbs.

It was just the right amount of heat and spice, and tasted really good.

Later, I was still a bit hungry, so I took some of the leftover cream cheese/spicy sausage mixture that I used to fill the peppers and stuffed it into a low carb tortilla. It was quick and delicious. Gotta love leftovers!

I’ve been trying to cut down on the diet pop consumption. Zero carb Sparkling Ice helps a lot. I especially love the black raspberry and lemon lime flavors.

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BLT in a pita goes southwest with some chipotle dressing

I was craving a BLT. I decided to recreate the sandwich without bread by eating it from a bowl, with mayo drizzled on top. However, the recipe changed as I started to experiment.

First, I microwaved some of that ready-in-a-minute bacon. I like it crisp, so I overcooked it a bit.

keto BLTThen I tossed some mixed greens in a medium-sized bowl, chopped up one slice of tomato (go lightly; there are a few carbs), and threw in the bacon.

Hmmmm. What if I put it in 1/2 a low-carb pita bread?

I use Sophia’s whole wheat pocket pita. One pita is 7g, and I usually only use half.

low-carb-pita-breadI stuffed the mix inside the pita, and went to the fridge for some mayo…where I discovered a new dressing we love: Hidden Valley Farmhouse Southwest Chipotle.

The entire “simple BLT” idea because a southwest salad in a pita. Carb total – The pita is 3.5g, the dressing is 2g and the tomato is <1g. Total = <6.5g