Monday, February 6, 2017

Keto Sushi

Trying to fulfill my promise, so here's a wonderful recipe for all Kaleo fanatics. Well, I call it Kaleo since I combine Keto and Paleo as a whole. Plus, I schedule a bit of intermittent fasting in between, here and there, so it's a mix. Anyway, this is actually one of my favorite treats.

Since I can't eat rice, as a choice for a low carb diet, it's heaven to discover the replacement. Cauliflower. With the help of my food processor, I happily create cauliflower rice. You must remember not to over process it or it will be better off mashed cauliflower instead. I'm thinking of grating it next time I make some.

2 cups Cauliflower
3/4 cup Cream Cheese, softened
1-2 tbsp. Rice Vinegar (unseasoned)
1 tbsp. Soy Sauce (or coconut aminos)
5 sheets Nori
1 6-inch Cucumber
1/2 medium Avocado
Smoked Salmon (or any seafood)

Put two cups of rice cauliflower in a very hot pan and saute it. Once it's dry, add the soy sauce and mix it until cauliflower is coated with it.

Prepare the cream cheese and rice vinegar in a mixing bowl.

Mix in the cooked cauliflower rice. Be sure everything is coated.

Let it cool down before spreading on the Nori. Please make sure you let it cool down, or your Nori will be soggy.

Once it is cooled down, spread it thin or your preferred amount on one sheet of Nori.

Place slices of your favorite salmon, tuna, ebi, kani, tamago, cucumber, avocado, etc. Whatever floats your boat. Then roll it. It's easier if you have the sushi mat, which can be bought from any Japanese store or Asian store with a sushi aisle.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Year ... New Motivation?

My blogging motivation fell off the bandwagon and it took a while to hop back on.

A year flew by and voila, here I am again trying to connect all the dots.

For that short disconnect, I decided to pause on Keto. I went back to my Filipino cooking. Meals full of rice, bread, and carbs. I watched myself, mind you. My sugar rode the roller coaster of love. Loved me so much. My plantar fasciitis didn't return, but the weight did. Darn door lock didn't work. LOL. My left hip and knee started bugging me more than usual, but I alleviated it with more walking. The feeling of bloatedness came back, accompanied by heartburn and discomfort in sleeping. Energy level definitely sucked. Depression, on and off.

So, my personal experiment will end next week. Meaning, I'm restarting Keto and IF (intermittent fasting). At the moment, I'm currently planning meals. It's not that hard to plan them anymore since I have compiled a bunch of them. Meat and cheese. Meat and veggies. Full fat heavy cream. At least, I'm happy with my current kitchen.

Oh yeah, we moved to a single-family-home. I love the house, especially the spacious kitchen. Gas stove, gas oven, island counter. Food prepping galore! Honestly, as I write this, I'm excited to spend time cooking for myself. Of course, I also enjoy cooking for my beloved husband and family. It gives me delight to see them eating what I made. The refrigerator is always cleaned out.

Keto Flu is expected to happen again. It's going to rock.