So, low carb since late January. How DO I survive.
Very well, thanks for asking!! The big problem, of course, was getting over my eating habits. NO more fries, NO more burgers. NO more processed foods at all. Sigh. Cook all my own meals, or eat where I know how the food is prepared. Okay, that’s not so difficult. But HOW can I do without bread?
Rather well, actually, with the help of some wonderful low carb websites and blogs. And cauliflower. Yeah, that weird white stuff makes a pretty darned good substitute for yummy. This was the inspiration: http://whatsfordinner-momwhatsfordinner.blogspot.ca/2012/06/cheesy-garlic-cauliflower-bread-sticks.html
I’m playing with variations. When I’m feeling leisurely, I use fresh cauliflower. But I buy frozen in smallish bags when they come up on sale, and my freezer is STOCKED. So tonight I microwaved for about five minutes, then ran it through my small food processor. Scramble an egg in a small bowl, add a cup of the processed cauliflower. Add a cup of grated Italian type cheese (I’ve used cheddar or Mexican cheese blends, especially when I’m doing a green chili cheese variation. But tonight was all about Italian.
Add garlic powder and mixed Italian seasoning. Use parchment paper on your cooking tray. (DON’T forget the paper) and a bit of Olive Oil. Pat the cauli/cheese mix out flat, bake at 450 degrees until it’s dark. You can add more cheese but I haven’t bothered, it’s just yummy as it comes. MMMM
And tonight I baked spaghetti squash, scraped it out into a bowl, and added sauce made from crushed tomatoes, onions, garlic, red bell pepper, and the wonderful portabello mushrooms on sale at Smith’s.
Yep, surviving pretty well.
And if you’re looking for something to read while enjoying, I could suggest either My Killer My Love (Kendra makes her own bread) or Teach Me To Forget (Jonathan does the cooking, to save both of their stomachs)
Enjoy trying the “bread” or the books