What’s for dinner if you don’t eat sugars or grains?

Every once in a while I get asked what I eat. The first thing that pops into everyone’s mind is that I eat bacon, or some other meat. Or they say, your diet is just that Atkins’s thing. Or they say, “Oh … You’re doing that paleo thing.” No. I’m not doing Atkins and I’m not doing a paleolithic diet (aka, paleo). I’m eating no sugars and no grains.

So tonight for dinner I had shrimp scampi, creamed kale and cauliflower au gratin. I know what you want … You want the recipe. So here they are:

Shrimp Scampi

• 1lb fresh wild caught shrimp, shell and devein
• 1/4 stick grass fed butter, melted
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
• Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425. Put all of the ingredients in a shallow baking dish. Mix all of the ingredients together. Spread out the shrimp so they form a single layer. Bake at 425 for approximately 10 minutes or until the shrimp are pink (do not overcook or they will be tough).

Creamed Kale

• 2lbs kale, stalks removed
• 1/4 cup grass fed butter
• 1 cup grass fed heavy cream
• Salt and Pepper to taste

Steam the kale. Once cooled cut into 1/2 inch wide ribbons. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the kale and the cream. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cream has reduced and thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cauliflower Au Gratin

• Florets from one extra-large head of cauliflower, sliced
• 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
• 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (use real raw milk cheese)
• 1/2 stick grass fed butter, melted
• 1 cup grass fed heavy cream
• Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425. Put a little butter in a large gratin dish or other shallow baking dish. Steam cauliflower slices until crisp-tender (My steamer has a quick steam setting). Allow to drain and cool. Mix all of the ingredients, but the cauliflower together in a bowl. Once mixed, add in the cauliflower and stir until all of the cauliflower is coated. Pour the mix in a baking dish and bake at 425 for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the cheese forms a crisp layer over the top.


~ by Greg Vick on June 6, 2013.

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