Our days here in Munich get shorter, but our work days longer and right in time for the end of our unofficial summer break, temperatures dropped by 20 degrees and left us with rain und fog – nevertheless I hoping for a the summer to come back for a last hurray within the next weeks and right in time for the Oktoberfest.
I am going to be there within the first couple of days, afterwards it gets too crazy, too touristy and honestly – as a non-beer drinker – I can not stand the partying crowds anymore. But I acutally like the food, because suprisingly Oktoberfest offers a lot of paleo-approved choices for someone steering clear of grains like me.
Examples are of course the traditional “Wiesn Hendl” – basically a rotissari chicken, often a bit to salty and not really juicy for my taste, but in general the best choice in the bigger tents. I will be definitely at the Hacker-Pschorr brewery tent – “der Himmel der Bayern/ Bavaria’s heaven” this year with friends and probably go for it – but avoiding the typical side: XXL Brezn.
Doing my research, I just browsed the menu (only available in German), and there are ways to keep it grainfree and also lowcarb:
Meats: rotissarie chicken, spare ribs, pork variants (roasts, pork belly), veal/ ox, meatballs, deer, bacon variants
Sides: sauerkraut, further cabbage variants, mixed salads, raddish
Others: cesaer salad (what??), goulash soup, cheese plate
Sounds like I really got a choice here – and it makes it obvious that Bavarian kitchen is ALL about savory dishes, right?
And looking at the menue of the Hacker tent shows that majority of sides are not paleo conform and definitely not lchf. So what to do when you generally avoid all things made out of grains or potatoes.
You fake them to you best abilities – and now I’d like to share one of my favorite sides with you.
〰 PRIMAL 〰 SUGAR-FREE 〰 GRAIN-FREE 〰 LOW-CARB 〰 KETO 〰 DELICIOUS 〰
Low-carb Cauliflower Broccoli Mash
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- 200g cauliflower florets
- 100g broccoli florets
- 1 tbsp cream cheese/ sour cream
- salt and pepper
- Bring some salt water to a boil and once it is ready, cook your veggie florets for about 10 minutes until they are tender.
- Drain the liquids afterwards and place the vegetables in your food processor to blitz up.
- Add the dairy and season with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.
- Serve with roasted chicken, pork or beef steak.
#paleomadeeasy at it’s best – this amazing low carb mash is so easy and the perfect addition to any of my favourite (winter) meat dishes, e.g. grilled chicken or goulash.
And of couse the cauliflower-only version tastes as good, I mixed in some mustard for my pork roast side.