About 6 or 7 years ago, Mr. T and I went vegetarian (GASP!). I know…that might have shocked you all being that our whole blog is about us being bone crushing, bacon eating, rib smacking carnivores. Anyhoo, that fun little stunt is all in the past, however we did learn some great ways to cook foods I might not have tried. One of those is an appreciation for kale – but not just any kale, this peanutty kale salad is the bomb! Continue reading Peanutty Kale Salad
Do you ever crave fish – like your day would be incomplete without it? Often we start Monday off (probably due to eating a bit heavier on the weekends) and we just need a nice grilled piece of salmon. I’m sure it’s that our bodies require something on the lighter side, and perhaps we’re needing that ultra dose of rich Omega 3’s and B12 vitamins. I also do my grocery shopping on Monday and I just look at that beautiful jewel-toned fish and even if it’s not on my menu, it somehow ends up in my cart. Then I spend all day waiting for Mr. T to grill it up! Continue reading Grilled Salmon and Parmesan Zucchini
Ah, Valentine’s Day…that one day where there is such a big fuss to show you’re special person you love them. To go to the grocery store and see grown men aimlessly wandering the candy/flower isles (which is hilarious by the way). Making reservations a month in advance because you know every place will be booked and charging an extra expensive 3 course meal. Not for the Rex’s! Yes we celebrated, but we decided to make a special meal here at home so we can stick to our low carb plan, but feel like we’re doing something special as well.
This year we decided to do cocoa-ancho chili rubbed steaks and creamy Parmesan greens and we toasted our many Valentine’s Day’s together with a lovely glass of red wine. It was both romantic and stress free. Mr. T did surprise me with a beautiful orchid and bath bombs. Such a romantic!
When I was a kid (we’re talking eons ago), we lived on a cul-d-sac. My parents made a volleyball set up with some cemented tires that could easily be rolled in the center of the cul-d-sac. On Sundays, the neighbors would all come over and bring a dish and we would make the day of it – pot luck, volleyball and good ol’ fashioned visiting. One time we even had a pig roast – apple in the mouth and everything! I was one super impressed little tyke-o-saur! Continue reading Cheesy Brocco-‘rice’ casserole
No family gathering is complete without my father-in-law’s potato salad. Whether it be Christmas, Thanksgiving, July 4th, a choir concert my niece is in – we gather together for a feast and this potato salad is right there as the staple item. It’s Mr. T’s favorite holiday side dish! Of course with eating low carb it is tough on our plan. Continue reading FauxTato Salad