Category Archives: Meats

Braised Lamb Shanks (Instant Pot version)

Just the thing to have of a cold winter night, this recipe would pair well with my Cauliflower-Cheese Mash.

Braised Lamb Shanks (Instant Pot version)
Serves 4 // 563 calories, 8 net carbs

3 pounds lamb shanks
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 small turnips, roughly chopped
2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
1 … Read more

Zuppa Toscana (Instant Pot)

This soup is based on a recipe from Wholesomelicious that I reconfigured into a low-carb version.

Zuppa Toscana (Instant Pot)
Yield, six servings // 279 calories, 7 net carbs

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dehydrated onion flakes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound Aidell’s chicken Italian sausage (5 links)
18 ounces turnips, cut into 1 inch chunks… Read more

Bœuf Bourguignon (low carb)

“However fine, stew is a homey, intimate exchange, a paean to the way living things improve when their boundaries relax, when they incorporate some of the character and flavor of others. Soulful, a word inextricably linked with a good sturdy stew, is the payoff to the cook who plans a little and has the patience to abide…” Molly O’Neill, NYTimes Read more

Braised Short Ribs

This recipe is based on a Bon Appetit recipe that I “low-carbed” with great results! It pairs beautifully with cauliflower “mashed potatoes”. Vegetarians can use portobello mushrooms.


Braised Short Ribs

Servings: About 6 (5 lbs. = approx. 20 pieces x 3 per person)  // 482 calories, 6 net carbs

5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch Read more

Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Bites

I make a lot of rich mashed cauliflower, and frequently have little bowls of the stuff leftover in the refrigerator. As a result, these tasty little bites sort of made themselves.

Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Bites
Yield: 12 total / 1 serving = 3

2 cups rich mashed cauliflower
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 green onion, minced… Read more