One of our favorite keto eating activities is going to KBBQ restaurants and stuffing our faces with loads of unmarinated meats and going ham on Korean KBBQ sides. This salad is inspired by the salads served at many kbbq restaurants. Make it your own by adding your favorite greens or veggies.
KBBQ fan? Us too. This is one of our favorite ways to prep short ribs and they are the perfect pair with some cucumber salad and kimchi. Wrap lettuce around them or serve them on top of cauli rice or keto noodle bowls and you’re set! The easiest way to eat this is to cook the short ribs and then cut them into bite sized pieces when you’re ready to eat.
If you are Asian, there’s a good chance you’ve had this style of scrambled eggs at some point or another in your life. Something about the combo of fish sauce, eggs, and scallions is unbeatable and takes you back to a time when things were simpler. If you are not Asian but enjoy courses like Egg Fu Young, or changing up your egg game, this one’s a really great recipe to try.
We love to ketofy our favorite comfort foods and beverages so there’s something about being able to ketofy this Starbucks drink that makes it feel even that much better.
Here’s how to order:
“Hi, may I please get a Grande Passionfruit Iced Tea, no water, add light heavy cream, with 1-2 packets of stevia… and can you please top it with cold foam made with heavy cream, sugar free vanilla, and a scoop of matcha powder?”
They should be able to make this beverage request for you with no issues. They will point out that there is sugar in the matcha powder – so order based on your keto preferences. There is about 5g of sugar in one scoop of matcha powder. We eat and drink to fit our macros, so this works as a treat for us.
Ya’ll, this dip instantly enhances any fruit you decide to grace this magic dust on – especially ones that have a little sourness to them, like starfruit, kiwis, watermelon, and mangos. If you are living the low carb lifestyle, our favorite substitute for sugar is classic monkfruit sweetener. Allulose is also a great alternative.
Mix equal parts monkfruit sweetener, salt, and dried chili flakes. That’s it!
Okay, here’s the dealio…we are obsessed with pockets. What is a pocket? It is a meal stuffed into a triangular pocket of deliciousness using flatbread strips and your filling of choice. We exclusively use our holy grail flatbread, Cutdacarb, because it’s easy to work with, takes on whatever flavor you season it with, and it fries up fast as hell. We rely on pocket-fying foods because it is a is a low carb hack to control your carb intake but also still get the satisfaction of eating your favorite foods.
The idea for pocket-fying things is based on our love of Hot Pockets (cue theme song) and the technique of folding a paper football or Greek Spanikopita (shout out to my grade school friend’s Yia Yia for showing us how to do this when we were 8 years old). The technique to fold is the same for all of these. See diagram below:
The pocket-fy process involves picking your filling of choice, adding it at the bottom of the flatbread strip, and using the folding technique shown above.
We deep fry 90% of our pockets in avocado oil. The rest are either pan fried in butter or baked in our toaster oven after being sprayed with avocado oil. Our Keto baes have used their air fryers as well.
Here is a bomb ass list of things you can pocket-fy to give you some meal inspo (we added links to the recipes we’ve posted and also suggestions for ones that may not be as obvious):
Honestly this is so easy, it’s hard to call this a recipe. Vietnamese and a lot of southeast asian people use this on grilled meats, noodle salads, fried fish, and even slathered all over roasted corn.
WTF is Dalgona coffee and why is it blowing up your social feeds? Dalgona coffee is a South Korean drink that broke the internet while the world practices social distancing right now. Dalgona is a popular honeycomb candy commonly sold by street vendors in South Korea. The coffee version of this candy is super frothy and Insta-worthy.
We added homemade coffee jelly cause when you’re extra, you always add something extra lol.
If this isn’t a fridge/pantry cleanout meal – we don’t know what is. Fun fact: did you know Spam hails from Minnesota? Like many others, we grew up eating this on the regular with rice and eggs. This ketofied version swaps out rice for cauli-rice and still tastes just as good.
In a medium hot pan, add the 1 tbsp oil and whisked eggs. Scramble the eggs and remove them from the pan.
Add the second tablespoon of oil to the hot pan, cubed spam, green onions, garlic powder, and white onions. Saute until the onions are fragrant and spam starts to crisp up. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
Add the eggs back into the pan and mix in the cooked cauliflower rice. Add a dash of sweetener and soy sauce to taste. Stir fry until the ingredients are incorporated with one another.
Add black pepper and give the fried rice another stir.
If you prefer a drier cauli rice, continue stirring the fried rice on medium heat to let the moisture from the cauliflower rice evaporate.
This is my all-time favorite rib marinade for Vietnamese style ribs. Something to note about asian style ribs is they are not low and slow – they are rapid fire grilling so the meat will not be fall off the one – still delish though.
I used to eat these every weekend as a child while my parents and their friends would chill at the community park. Anyone else use those asian straw mats that were like 100 feet long??