Penne Rustica was my favorite meal growing up. It was my always requested birthday meal. It originates from the restaurant Macaroni Grill which I haven’t actually been to in sooo long… I don’t think we even have one in San Antonio (update, we do not.) My mom has always been a pro at finding, or sometimes even creating the best copy cat recipes. Penne Rustica was no exception.
The recipe I am sharing today is a low carb edition of that recipe, but obviously, you can totally make it with penne noodles! For those following a low carb diet, I know some are not fans of zucchini and like to sub in mushrooms or cauliflour and I think that would be great too!
There are so many cool things to explore in the big state of Texas. I feel like we did quite a bit of exploring last year, but there are so much more for us to enjoy! So we decided to put together a 2019 bucket list of places in Texas we hope to visit. If you have any recommendations to add, please comment below!
In a moment of desperation, I was really craving some coconut macaroons. My usual recipe uses sweetened condensed milk, so I wasn’t sure I would be able to find a keto alternative that would work. But then I remembered I had bought a bag of coconut flour from Trader Joe’s that had a coconut macaroons recipe on the back that we had enjoyed ages ago that did not use sweetened condensed milk. To my delight I found they translated to being keto friendly very easily and I am so excited to share this recipe with you! It is so easy to whip up and I honestly think anyone would be fooled, you would have no idea that they were keto friendly and only about 2 net carbs per macaroon!!
For the lunar eclipse, or officially known as the Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse, we decided to book a small camping trip for the night. We live pretty close to Government Canyon State Natural Area on the edge of San Antonio. We have hiked the trails there a number of times but have never camped. We really enjoyed it and look forward to utilizing the park more! If you have never been I would highly recommend checking it out!
I love this tent of ours! I bought it for Dave as an anniversary gift a few years back and we have put it to good use. It is so incredibly easy to set up and tear down. Highly recommend if you are in the market for a new tent!