I agree, ya gotta learn to cook. Case in point, I have a leftover dish sitting in the fridge now comprised of ground pastured elk, pasta sauce, green beans, and topped with a sprinkling of raw organic cheese. My husband SWEARS this replaces pasta for him - and he doesn't even have to stay low carb!
I got good at making cauliflower replace mashed potatoes (the secret is a head of roasted garlic and a single potato in the mash, the carbs are negligible but the texture improvement is amazing!) and rice (chopped fine and with a sprinkling of tamari)
Green beans are a good base for a pasta meat sauce. Mushrooms work too. Zucchini makes great noodles. Spaghetti squash is amazing.
It comes down to this: Be DISCIPLINED. Discipline is giving up what you want NOW for what you want MOST.
5'6" Female, 29 Years Old, 260/195/120
"Discipline is choosing between what you want NOW, and what you want MOST!"