What did you Keto today? Part Deux!


(Hyperbole- it’s the best thing in the universe! ) #7783

I cooked lamb for the first time today. I fried it with a little onion, salt and pepper. The meat was good! But I think I’ll try rendering the fat next time. It wasn’t bad, but too big of globs for me. I’m still a recovering vegetarian.


#7784

I decided to document my matcha making this morning. Traditionally it is made in a smallish bowl with a tiny scoop (1/4-1/2 a teaspoon) and then whisked with a bamboo whisk. Think Karate kid 2 when they go to Okinawa and the scene where they drink tea. Anyway, I digress…

I make it with a keurig and a battery powdered frother. I start with a heaping spoonful from a bamboo spoon I got from a matcha kit a long while ago. I broke the matcha bowl that came with it the second time I used it :persevere:, now I use a standard coffee cup. I fill it 3/4 of the way up with hot water from my keurig. I have one of the older types with three choices and I use the largest size cup option. Then I whisk it up with my frother. I like to add a drop or two of vanilla or almond extract and some HWC (I like coconut milk too, almond milk is sort of blah in it but coconut milk goes really well). I whisk it up again. Sometimes I try to get it foamy like a Starbucks, but this morning I just want to drink it asap. Then I put an ice cube in so that I can drink it faster, lol. I drink it with a spoon to stir it up every so often as the matcha tends to settle after a bit and a mouthful of matcha powder is unpleasant in the morning.


#7785

I have that same problem with fat on meats, if it’s too globby I have to spit it out right away as I’m still having texture issues with some meat as a former vegetarian as well. I was pondering this the other night because I have developed an addiction to bacon, which is just flat globs of salty fat, and I love how it melts in your mouth. However, if I get a big gelatinous bite of steak I have to get it away from my mouth with great haste.


(Hyperbole- it’s the best thing in the universe! ) #7786

Bacon is the gateway meat, and I don’t understand why any more than you do, for the same reasons.


(Awesome Cheerleader For All) #7787

I used to be the one that cut every bit of fat off my steak before I could eat it. Now I get disappointed if Lisa gives me the steak with less fat on it. I think part of the appeal now, is knowing how good it is for my body.

So when I have a cut with an extreme amount of fat, I’m careful to cut a bit of fat off and a equal portion of meat, to eat them together. I can pretty much swallow the fat whole and continue to chew on the meat.

But that lamb cut looks pretty challenging for an equal fat to muscle ratio. :slight_smile:


(Allie) #7788

I just had this big ol’ plate of cheesy mashed cauliflower :joy:


(Hyperbole- it’s the best thing in the universe! ) #7789

Yeah, I got part of the fat down that way, but It was beyond me to eat it all. And I know I missed some meat in the process. :persevere:

I do remember though that when I was a kid, lamb was one of my favorite meats (ewe, that sounds gruesome) so I think it will be worth the effort to learn to cook it.


(Jacqueline Porter) #7790

I love crispy lamb fat, but you are right it has to be rendered well. Sometimes if I want my lamb a little rare I will cut it off with scissors and cook it separately. Otherwise I will get some fatty lamb cutlets and cook them slowly in the oven on a bed of onions (worth the carbs!) Until they are crispy. Breast of lamb works well like this too.
Lamb is my absolute favourite!


(Hyperbole- it’s the best thing in the universe! ) #7791

thanks for the tips!


(Jacqueline Porter) #7792

:blush:


(Khara) #7793

How are you doing your Alfredo? Store bought or home made? Looks good!:+1:


(Full Metal Keto) #7794

Cajun-Mex Scrambled Eggs

Andouille Sausage, Mizuna Mustard Lettuce, Asiago and Jack Cheese.

Homemade Salsa with Kumatoes, Green Onion, Mexican Tarragon, Pickled Jalapeños and Carrots.

:cowboy_hat_face: Have a great Sunday.


#7795

Had a plate of meats and Olives, while for the rest of the Mid-day meal to be cooked up. Hard Salami, Pepperoni, Ham and Olives. Then had some Eggs, Bacon, Sausage Links and a Glass of Milk. :yum:


(Jane) #7796

Lettuce and radishes from my garden. Leftover meat made into chili with cheese, onion and sour cream over a bed of baby spinach.


#7797

Do you have a hollow leg? :face_with_monocle:


(Ellen) #7798

I’m missing growing my own veggies this year, love being able to just pick some fresh to have.


#7799

Well, not any more! :smile: … Yeah, my Motto is ‘When I eat… I eat’ - I don’t snack. So meals are quite filling & usually OMAD. :slight_smile: But most weekends I will do TMAD. I play it by ear on second meals though.

But I don’t over-eat either. I will forego finishing a full plate if I happen to fill up and usually just share any extras or left-overs with the Pups. :slight_smile:


(I'll trade you my bacon for your cheese) #7800

I do this at least once a week, but mines a frozen one lol. #LAZYKETO


(Allie) #7801

Mine would be normally but I went on a mission last weekend and bought loads of veggies to work on increasing my intake, still working on using them up now :joy:


(Full Metal Keto) #7802

You were mostly about eggs, meat and dairy for a long time. How are you feeling eating more vegetables? :cowboy_hat_face: