Sorry we’ve been extinct for a while…so many things were going on the last part of the year that we had to put the blog on pause (paws? ;). However, we’re back at it – devouring keto, low carb versions of our favorite comfort foods!
My sister mentioned a shepherds pie they made and it sounded so amazing I just couldn’t stop a craving for it. So in true Carnivorous Couple fashion we set out to recreate it…primal style! Continue reading Keto/Low Carb Lamb Shepherd’s Pie
We have a cute Spanish Tapas restaurant named Barlata pretty close to the house and they have really delicious food. They happen to have an excellent happy hour (I must write a post about that one), and they have a whole section on their menu for the variety of paellas – 9 to be exact! Paella is a flavorful rice dish – kind of like a Spanish version of fried rice, but way more refined. It’s full of exotic spices – saffron is a must here, and some vegetables, but is also loaded with delicious proteins. I’ve seen so many different types of seafood, chicken, chorizo, andsometimes game meat such as rabbit. Below is my take on making this keto-friendly with a couple of swaps. Continue reading Seafood and Chorizo Paella
Have you ever celebrated Mardi Gras? The Rex’s have been to the Mardi Gras celebrations in both New Orleans and Galveston, TX which do it up in style with a huge parade. Big brass bands, baubles, beads, and beer beyond belief! OK…I’ll quit with the excessive alliteration! It was Mardi Gras this past Tuesday (AKA: Fat Tuesday) and to celebrate we made a zero-rice jambalaya! Continue reading Andouille Sausage and Shrimp Riceless Jambalaya
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