Sausage Tomato “Angel Hair Pasta” (Keto, low carb, gluten free)

Hi everyone! If you have ever tried count calories or cut out carbs, you know that pasta is something you have to avoid.

I really enjoy using spaghetti squash for pasta options, but it takes a long time to roast. I recently discovered angel hair pasta made from hearts of palm from the brand “Natural Heaven.” The hearts of palm takes on whichever sauce option you apply to it (like tomato, Alfredo, pesto, garlic + olive oil, etc.). It has a realistic pasta texture and took me under 15 minutes to make this whole dish!

This Natural Heaven Ready Pasta Angel Hair style has only 25 calories, 2 grams of net carbs, and 0 grams of sugar per serving! (amazon link)

I decided to make this dish by browning Italian sausage, adding garlic, adding Rao’s vodka sauce, adding in the angel hair “pasta”, and topping it with parsley and fresh parmesan cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of avocado oil (or oil of your choice)
  • Ground Italian Sausage (I used 16oz but had some leftover for other dishes)
  • Natural Heaven Ready Pasta Angel Hair style (1 box)
  • Rao’s Homemade Vodka Sauce (1/2 container)
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic (or to taste)
  • Ground parsley/salt/pepper (to taste)
  • Parmesan cheese (to top)

Instructions:

  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat in a sauce pan
  • Fully cook ground sausage, then remove from pan
  • Heat up sauce of your choice and add in the hearts of palm pasta
  • Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently
  • Add back in sausage and cook for another 2 minutes
  • Add in salt and pepper to taste
  • Put “pasta” in individual bowls and top with fresh parmesan cheese and parsley
  • Enjoy!!

xoxo – Darci from Dine With Darci

Roasted BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

Pork Spare Ribs with roasted sweet potatoes

Hi all,

Have you ever wanted a simple one dish main dish to enjoy on a cold fall evening (or honestly anytime at all)? If you are a fan of pork, you will love this main pork dish.

This is a roasted boneless pork spare rib combined with seasonings and brushed with your favorite bbq sauce – you cannot go wrong with this combination!

Ingredients:

  • Boneless pork spare ribs (I got these from Aldi)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tsp of minced garlic
  • 1tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp of paprika
  • 2 tsp of brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil (or oil of you choice)
  • BBQ sauce (homemade or store bought)
  • Parslely for topping
Pork with seasonings in cast iron pan

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Season pork with salt, pepper, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic, and red pepper flakes
  • Heat olive oil up in cast iron pan over medium/high heat
  • Sear both sides of pork for 1-2 minutes
  • Brush generous amount of BBQ sauce on both sides of pork (and don’t forget sides)
  • Place in oven for 15 minutes
  • Take out of oven and rest pork for 5 minutes
  • Top with parsley
  • Enjoy! Best served with my roasted sweet potatoes
Brushing seared pork with BBQ sauce

XOXO – Darci from Dine with Darci

BLT Sandwich with air-fried Fried Green Tomatoes + herb mayonnaise

BLT Sandwich with air-fried Fried Green Tomatoes + herb mayonnaise

The other night while eating dinner my boyfriend stated that a BLT sandwich would be good to have for dinner one night this week. We were thinking and thought what if we switched out the regular red tomato in the sandwich and attempted to make a BLT with a healthier version of a “fried green tomato” and try to air-fry it instead.

I honestly never bought any green tomatoes while living in Florida so I was happy to see them by the regular tomatoes at #Publix in Riverview, FL.

I essentially made a flour mixture, a buttermilk (I used regular milk with a tbsp of vinegar) + eggs mixture, and a corn meal/panko bread crumb mixture to assemble these fried green tomatoes. Since we are making BLT’s we bought some delicious homemade sour dough bread, fried up some bacon, and made two versions of mayo: herb mayo and a sriracha mayo and served these delicious sandwiches with some air-fried sweet potato waffle fries.

I have an “Avalon Bay” air-fryer that I have been using for years – it works great! I’ll attach the link for it on Amazon at the end.

Anyway, I promise these fried green tomatoes are delicious on their own but definitely amazing on a BLT sandwich

Ingredients (air-fried green tomatos):

-2 Green Tomatos

-Salt + Pepper (to taste)

-Garlic Powder (1 tsp)

-Creole Seasoning (to taste)

-1/2 cup buttermilk (I never have buttermilk so I mixed 1tbsp vinegar in 1/2 cup fo regular milk and let sit for at least 5 minutes until “curdled”)

-1 cup Panko bread crumbs

-1 cup corn meal

-Oil or Avocado oil spray

Instructions:

  • Cut tomatoes into 1/4-inch slices. Pat dry with paper towels and season well with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and creole season (to taste)
  • Place flour in a shallow dish (I honeslty use a paper plate for easy clean up)
  • Whisk together eggs and buttermilk in a shallow dish or bowl (Make your own buttermilk by combining milk with 1 tbsp of vinegar and letting sit for 5 mins). Add creole seasoning to taste..
  • Combine Panko crumbs and cornmeal in a shallow dish (I again use a paper plate for easy cleanup). Add in a small amount of salt, pepper, and creole seasoning.
  • Preheat your airfryer to 400 degrees (attachment to amazon)
  • Coat the tomato slices in the flour, dip in egg mixture, and then press panko crumb mixture into both sides.
  • Spray airfryer with oil and place 4 tomato slices in basket (only four would fit in my airfryer – you do not want to overlap). Mist the tops with oil. Air-fry for 7 minutes (watch closely so it doesn’t burn
  • Flip tomatoes over, mist with more oil and air-fry 3-5 more minutes or until golden brown
  • Serve with ranch or a mayonnaise sauce (I like taking mayo and mixing with srircha and hot sauce to taste)

For Sandwich:

Ingredients:

  • Sourdough bread
  • Lettuce (we used a romaine mix, but can use any lettuce of your choice)
  • Thick cut bacon
  • Air-fried Green Tomatoes
  • Mayo (I like to take mayo and mix with fresh herbs – like parsley, rosemary, etc)

Instructions:

  • Fry some bacon (2-3 slices per sandwich or more depending on how much bacon you want per sandwich) Render the fat and watch closely so you dont burn your bacon. Place on papertowel when bacon is complete
  • Prepare and make the air-fried green tomatoes
  • Toast your sourdough bread (either in butter, oil, or bacon grease)
  • Spread mayo on both slices of toasted bread, add lettuce, air-fried tomato slices, bacon, and another slice of toasted bread)
  • Cut in half and enjoy!
  • Serve with your favorite sandwich side dish (we did sweet potato waffle fries)

That herb mayo and perfectly golden “fried” green tomatoes though!