I used to bake ALL. THE. TIME. Then I started eating a more paleo inspired diet which then switched to keto. When I was paleo I did make a lot of paleo treats and found myself frustrated because my body was not responding well. I thought, hey, I cut out gluten, processed flour and sugar...what gives? But then I realized I was eating tons and tons of high sugar fruits and "healthy sugars". This is actually what led me to dive into the ketogenic diet. After tons of research I thought I would "try it" and here I am, two years later, still keto! I do not think it's a good practice to have keto treats every day. It does seem to drive this desire for sweet further when we are always having sweet things even if they don't spike our blood sugar. However, I do still love to bake and I LOVE to share a keto treat when there is a holiday or special event. These are one of those that even people who are not low carb or keto would love! Recipe adapted from ketogenicgirl.com
These truly are the BEST Keto brownies I have tasted, hands down!! They are easy to make and you aren't left feeling like "they were good, but not the real thing". These brownies are rich, fudgy, they don't have any kind of grainy texture from any of the keto flours (there is some almond flour but minimal). The flavor is amazing!
This Taco Cup recipe is Keto friendly, but it is for sure one of those crowd pleasers (keto and non-keto alike)! It is quite the keto comfort food! If you miss bread, fat head dough is for sure my favorite way to satisfy that craving. It is so much like regular bread. It is a recipe I use constantly, especially if we have non-keto people over and I want to make something everyone can have. It's great for rolls, buns, or things like this!
This is perfect if you are following a low carb protocol, but even if you aren't it is delicious and everyone will love it! The flavor was outstanding and it was a pretty dinner to put together (win!). I also love that you can dress this up however you prefer with toppings to individualize for the fam. I am also not the biggest fan of leftovers, but this one was really good for lunch the next day!
Looking for a delicious, creamy dressing that you can use on salads or for an addition to a meat or fish dish? Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs. It is a good source of fiber, vitamins A, C, E, K, calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium. You can easily make this dairy free by opting for a dairy free plain yogurt.
I have seen these cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipes using diced florets, but the first time I made it I had riced cauliflower on hand, so that's what I used and it was so great (and easy) that it's just how I make the recipe now! This is the ultimate KETO comfort food!! Do be mindful and keep your serving size small because, although the carbs from cauliflower are nutrient dense, there are a lot of them if you are trying to keep your carbs fairly low. The good news is, there is also a fair amount of fiber in cauliflower, so it does help counteract the blood sugar/insulin reaction (which ultimately is why we are keeping the carbs low!!). So don't avoid something like this altogether because you are afraid of the carbs (you'll truly be missing out!); but again, keep the serving size limited. If you have people in your fam who are NOT Keto, give this a try! I would bet they will love it too!! A note on dairy: I don't do dairy all the time because I notice if I have too much I have more symptoms of inflammation. However, in order to help support my hormones, when I do have dairy, I do my best to use hormone free! This recipe was adapted from www.dontsweattherecipe.com
I am typically pretty simple with my recipes because I don't like complicated! But, with our grass fed beef business, I like to try all the different cuts and play with recipes. This was my first time with Osso Bucco, which is an Italian dish that is braised most often beef stock and a red wine. It is typically made from a veal shank, although the cut we offer is from beef shanks (you could also use thick-cut short ribs as an alternative). The flavor really was amazing! I LOVE the Gremolata that goes on top!!
This stuff is ADDICTING. Consider yourselves warned!! Everyone, even non-keto people, love it! If you want to make sure it doesn't disappear the second you make it, you might want to store some in the freezer!! Have you ever had Lily's chocolate?? It is a favorite treat of mine. It is sweetened with stevia and a really great option if you are keto, paleo or low carb. Their bars are delicious and they have tons of wonderful flavors! I love their chocolate chips as well, which is what I used for this recipe. I find them at Market of Choice, Natural Grocers and Whole Foods.
The flavor in this roast is ridiculous. We are in LOVE with this! You really can't get much easier than this, either. We used a roast from our own grass fed beef (my husband and I have a grass fed beef business in the Willamette Valley in Oregon). Although I have been big into using the crockpot this Fall, this recipe would be perfect any time of year. It shredded basically on it's own when it was done and I put a big scoop in the middle of a butter lettuce leaf (love that stuff!). It makes for amazing taco meat! It would also be great along side mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash (if you've not tried that I encourage you to do so especially if you are following a ketogenic protocol).
To me, part of having a well rounded Christmas season is including some soft, homemade gingerbread cookies! These are paleo but could easily be made keto by swapping out the coconut sugar for a keto friendly sweetener of choice. This year, instead of ground ginger, I grabbed a bottle of my doTERRA Ginger essential oil and used 2 drops. The flavor is amazing! A little side note: I LOVE how versatile these oils are and that they are CPTG (certified pure therapeutic grade) which means they are safe to ingest and they do not contain fillers or metals and other toxins. I use my little bottle of ginger for tummy upsets, to diffuse in holiday blends that I create and in recipes like this!