Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie Uhm, yum! Dessert time! Here is a recipe that can easily be modified whether you’re keto or paleo. I hope you, my lovely and amazing readers don’t mind that I list alternatives for the recipes. The eating styles can […]
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Koobideh Kabobs with Tzatziki and Curry Cauli-Rice
If you are craving some Greek food, you will love this plate of goodness! Tender meat patties with a cauli-rice curry and some cool tzatziki makes for a great summer dish. For the pita bread, I bought some low carb tortillas and threw them on the BBQ per side. Honestly though, for a lower carb count feel free to omit the tortilla. It was tasty but you won’t miss it.
- 1/2 C Greek yogurt
- 1/4 C cucumber
- 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
- 2 lbs ground beef
- For our recipe, we ground different meats, see note below.
- 1 Tbsp ras el hanout
- 1 Tbsp curry powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 Tbsp salt
- Pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 C chopped cilantro
- 1/4 C chopped parsley
Curry Cauliflower Rice:
- 1 lb frozen cauliflower
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 2 tbsp salt
- 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
To begin, grate the cucumber into a small bowl and add remaining ingredients. Stir and set aside in fridge until chilled. That’s it for the tzatziki!
In large mixing bowl, blend meat with spices. Add herbs, and mix well to combine ingredients. Now, form them into eight equally sized meatballs. Take each meatball, and roll into a snake shape and flatten to form oblong patties. You want to then liberally spray oil (by using a misto or any nonstick spray) on bbq grill and turn on the gas or light charcoal to a low setting. Once preheated, grill patties and flip occasionally to avoid any herbs from burning. Grill until they are cooked through, for approximately 20 minutes.
Next for the cauli curry, fill a medium saucepan halfway with water. Add salt and curry powder, and then add cauliflower. Keep on heat until soft, strain and proceed to mash cauliflower so it creates a consistency of rice. I recommend just doing this with a wood spatula or whisk just be careful not to over-mash. Finally, add parsley and you’re all done!
Serve as desired and enjoy!
Tips for changing up the meat:
What we actually did for this particular batch was use stew meat and pork belly and ground it up in his meat grinder. This was a very tasty combination and I highly recommend you try it if you can grind your own meat. If not, go with 85/15 ground beef.
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Gluten Free/Ketogenic Empanadas
Here is a little gem that I can’t take any credit for, this was 100% Cody’s own creation: low-carb empanadas. If you aren’t familiar of what an empanada is, it’s traditionally a masa (corn flour) based folded into a portion of meats, cheese or both! My step mom is Colombian and she can cook a killer empanada (when she does feel like cooking; love you Vicky!) and these are definitely a nice little dupe of the real deal, and much much healthier.
The key to a good empanada is a crisp shell. Even though I’m eating a ketogenic diet I wasn’t keen on frying them so I actually purchased this Air Fryer, because all of you lovelies on Instagram have been raving about them. I gotta say, these were absolutely delicious! We had leftover steak so we ended up just shredding it up with seasoning, but there are also many ways to make the empanada filling. If you want more ideas for the filling, let me know!
- 1 1/2 C mozzarella cheese
- 2 oz Cream Cheese
- 3/4 C Almond Meal (or Almond Flour)
- 1 Egg
In a bowl, microwave all of the mozzarella and cream cheese for approximately one minute on a high setting. Then, with a wooden spoon or spatula stir cheese until they’re combined. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds, and then add almond meal/flour and egg to mixture and combine ingredients. Consistently should be that of dough.
Gather dough and roll out to a thin sheet around 1/8th of an inch thick onto a workable surface. Using a three inch cookie cutter or the rim of a bowl, cut out circles. Place precooked meat, cheese, or desired ingredients in center of cutout and spread onto about 1/2 to the edges of the center. Fold the dough in half and seal by either pinching the edges, or by using a fork.
Cook in air fryer for approximately 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve with salsa, or eat alone. These make great sides, or they work great as a meal. Enjoy!