Thursday, December 26, 2013

Comfort Food: Favorite Keto Friendly Meal EVER!!!!

Comfort Food: Favorite Keto Friendly Meal EVER!!!!

For those of you who have been following my weight loss journey, you know that I have been doing a Ketogenic way of eating.
I'm not going to get into too much detail on this time, for the sake of not making this a gigantuous post but also because the fumes from my plate are seducing me so I need to make this quick. Basically it is a low carb lifestyle. No starches, breads, etc. I know it sounds difficult to live this way ha ha, but it just forces you to get creative and try different things. One of the recipes I have come to LOVE and make on a regular basis is cauliflower mash. I have posted photos of this and the recipe on my Instagram a few times. It is THE BEST mashed potato dupe I have found, and is beyond delicious. It took me a few times to perfect it, but the way that I cook it now, in my opinion, produces the best results.

         Cauliflower Mash

1 Large Cauliflower head
1/2 stick of unsalted butter
3 tbsp of Cream Cheese (I use Philadelphia)
Salt, Pepper, Garlic to taste

Break the cauliflower head down into spears. Boil until you can stick a fork through them. Drain all of the water from them. Now here's the trick, after you've drained the water put the cauli back in the pot, turn the heat on as low as possible, return the lid, and let it steam for about 10 minutes. You want ALL of the water out of the cauli in order to get that thick, potato-like texture. Otherwise you'll get a grits-like texture. Then just combine all of your ingredients in a food processor, and blend until creamy. 

One of the main things I craved early on in Keto was mashed potatoes and gravy. Well those both are a big no no. So I also made this chicken and gravy alternative which goes AMAZING with this mash.

Cream Sauce

Broth (whichever flavor you prefer)
Heavy Cream
Optional: Onion Soup Mix

I didn't give measurements because it basically depends on how much you desire for your dish. But for a 16oz box of broth, I would use 3 cups of heavy cream. Now Onion Soup Mix contains 32grams of carbs per box, meaning for both packages. When I do use this I always try to use one pack. Unless your eating this whole entire recipe by yourself, it shouldn't do much damage. Combine all of the ingredients and bring to a boil. As you can see by the sides of my pot, this had to boil down a lot before it starts to thicken. Since your not using a starch or typical thickening agent, it takes a while. I usually end up boiling mine for about 45 minutes, adding in my meat about halfway through, and taking the lid on and off about every 10-15 minutes. It takes some babysitting, but its sooo worth it. 

Whenever I make this I seriously can not believe that it is keto friendly, it is sooooo good!! Even my son, who is extremely picky, cleans his plate. You have to give this try, and let me know what you think! Going to devour mine now. xoxo

1 comment:

  1. You don't have to make can buy them already made in a pack of 2-10..depending on the brand. they come with different fillings such as potatoes, onion.etc, or you can buy the plain ones. they aren't very expensive either. just go down to your local Indians in Australia store.or try a supermarket like Relays or Blaire and try looking in the freezer isle. or if you really want to make them at home, here a few recipes you can try: