A few of the comments yesterday kinda blew my mind about finding keto recipes that call for weird ingredients. I’ve been cooking keto for three months and I don’t recall coming across any recipes that (1) I didn’t already have the ingredients (2) I couldn’t think of something to substitute or (3) I couldn’t find in our local stores. We live where anything halfway weird is not going to be found so I’m kinda at a loss as to what recipes you are finding.
Peace, Love & Low Carb is an amazing place for recipes. Granted, I have not looked at every single recipe on her site but my feeling is this: If I truly want to do keto and I come across nine recipes that I know I cannot make, I’ll just keep looking and maybe that 10th one will work. You can choose to give up or you can check other recipe sites.
Yesterday I saw this recipe for Keto Cajun Whole Roasted Chicken with Cajun Cauliflower Rice. This is happening at our house this weekend! If you’ve been reading my blog more than a couple of weeks, you have to have cajun spices in your spice cabinet. If not, google “cajun spice mix” and make up your own. If you don’t have the stuff . . you really need to improve on your spices! 🙂 Truly, how can one live without cajun spices? My favorite right now is Cajun Red Head and, no . . I cannot get that locally but I order it by the dozen. Addie needed something “BBQ related” for a gift basket for a school raffle and I sent a container of Cajun Red Head spice mix.
Anyway, the recipe calls for chicken, cajun spices and the cajun cauliflower rice, which calls for riced cauliflower, bell pepper, parsley and chicken stock. Even Walmart has frozen riced cauliflower. If you tell me you can’t find ingredients to make this recipe . . I’m just probably not going to believe it.
This is actually the way I make my roasted chicken anyway. Season it up, stick a few onion and lemon halves in the cavity and roast it. The leftover chicken can be used for chicken salad or just cut it into chunks, add it to any leftover cauliflower rice and heat it up as a casserole the next day.
Now I wish I wasn’t having prime rib, steamed broccoli and salad for dinner. It’s prime rib that had started to thaw when the freezer door was open the other night so we’re having it today.