Sesame Brussels (keto)

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This is a delicious little side dish to serve with pretty much everything – you could turn it into a stir-fry by adding some chicken or beef cubes (or some ground meat), it would go well alongside a burger patty, fish would be good – as would steak. This goes with everything.

gluten-free, vegetarian, paleo, keto, Whole30


Sesame Brussels

2 c. shredded brussels sprouts
2 Tbsp. unsalted grass fed butter
4 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. fish sauce (Red Boat is W30 compliant)
1 Tbsp. coconut aminos (also W30 compliant)
Pinch red pepper flakes
Pinch salt
Black pepper

In your largest skillet, heat the butter and sesame oil over medium-high. Add the garlic and fry until browned.

Add the brussels sprouts, fish sauce & coconut aminos and stir to combine.

Add the sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper to taste and keep stir-frying until the brussels are wilted and turning brown in spots.

Serves 2

Nutrition: 273.5 calories, 7.58 grams net carbs, 4.5 grams protein, 24 grams fat

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf (keto)

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This side dish is decadent and delicious. It makes a fantastic accompaniment to a lighter protein like a nice piece of fish or some simple baked chicken.

gluten-free, vegetarian, paleo (watch your oils), keto, Whole30 (watch your oils)


Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

1 head cauliflower
4 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp. unsalted grass fed butter
2 Tbsp. fat of choice (I used olive oil)
1 shallot
4 cloves garlic
16 ounces bone broth (I used chicken)
1/2 cup almonds
Salt & pepper
Hand full parsley (optional)

Chop the almonds and dry toast in your biggest pan over medium-high heat. Remove and set aside.

While the almonds are toasting, chop the garlic and shallot.

Add 4 Tbsp. of the butter + the fat to the pan, reduce the heat to medium, and melt. Add the shallot & garlic when melted and cook until translucent.

While the aromatics are working, rice your cauliflower.

Add the cauliflower to the pan when done, along with 2 big pinches salt and some pepper. Add the bone broth and stir. Cook until all the liquid has been absorbed.

To serve, finish with the rest of the butter, the almonds and a hand full of chopped parsley if desired.

Serves 6

Nutrition: 259.33 calories, 7.11 grams net carbs, 4.60 grams protein, 21.46 grams fat