OK – there’s no such thing as ‘low carb potato salad’. It’s like a potato salad but it uses cauliflower as a substitute, which is a perfectly acceptable low carb vegetable, and mild enough to be a decent substitute.
This is an unusual variation because it contains Polish kielbasa and eggs, but it’s really easy and worth a try. It’s also a crowd-pleaser, so you don’t have to let on that it’s ‘low carb’ if that ruins it for some folks.
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If there was ever a place that was more of an anathema to a low carb diet, the very definition of a low carb den of inequity – it’s The Cheesecake Factory. There are plenty of restaurants that are tough to navigate, certainly, noodle houses and pasta places are a rough spot to be caught in when out with friends and trying to maintain your low carb mojo, but The Cheesecake Factory somehow shines through these pikers in high carb dining because of their ability to hide carbs in nearly everything.
The worst part is the low carb cheesecake. Yes, it’s low carb – but it is a trap to lure low carbers in the door – then whack them upside the head with bread at the table, yummy appetizers, and carb-laden entrees. By the time you get to the low carb cheesecake, it’s too late – you might as well buy the high carb version because you’ve probably trashed your diet for a few days and will need a few days of low carb rehab to recover.
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It’s obvious to us low carbers that rice is a no-no. I love rice, however, and so does my wife, who does not follow a low carb diet per se, but is looking for ways to cut back on her carbs a bit.
I had remembered an old low carber trick I had never tried: using cauliflower as a rice substitute. Cauliflower does not taste like rice, but the flavor is mild enough to act as a low carb substitute in dishes where the meat and sauce is placed on a bed of rice.