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!
This is (low carb) comfort food at it's finest! If you have not yet delved into the world of cauliflower instead of potatoes; I highly encourage you to do so! I was hesitant. I've historically been the person who would rather just have the real thing. This, though, will not leave you disappointed! Some people use lamb in Shepard's Pie and you can absolutely substitute some or all of the ground beef in this recipe with lamb. I prefer beef so that's what I used. Also, the only dairy (aside from the butter in the cauliflower which can be replaced with Ghee) is the cheddar cheese on top. You can easily omit this for a dairy free option and it would still be delicious, OR use a dairy free cheese!
Peanut butter and chocolate are one of my favorite ever combinations. I mean, isn't it for you too?? As a kid, one of my neighbor friend's mom would make these exact bars...only not low carb and DEFINITELY not low sugar! They were heavenly. Truth be told, I'm not sure I could handle them now the way I did back then. When you cut sugar out of your diet then it your body reacts in huge ways anytime you have it. I never thought I would say any of this! Sugar and I used to be the best of friends! Having journeyed down the Paleo road and then finding KETO, I just can't believe I ate it as regularly as I did. AND, I can't believe I don't miss it! Recipes like this make it easier during times like holidays, birthdays, etc. so that you don't feel like your missing out; or if you just have that occasional craving. If you are interested in learning more about KETO, please go check out my 8 Week KETO for Women program (found under the "shop tab on my site!) (complete with meal plans, all the guidance necessary to understand keto and how to transition into it smoothly!). This can be purchased with coaching or without if you prefer a self-guided approach. Recipe adapted from www.alldayidreamaboutfood.com <3
Cheesy goodness right here! This is the best low carb, gluten free comfort food! Obviously, you can use the "crust" and change up the filling to make whatever kind of calzone you would like. I actually made extra crust dough and made little biscuits out of the rest for snacks or as part of another meal. They are delicious warm with butter. This also works perfectly as just a pizza crust. There are so many different low carb (keto) pizza crust recipes and I will say this is by far my favorite that I've made so far, and I have made MANY! You can also easily switch up the herbs and spices and create your own special flavor. I love Trader Joe's "Everything but the Bagel" seasoning on things like this!
Okay keto people! This one is for YOU :) This jalapeño burger is AMAZING....and messy...but mostly amazing! If you are a little nervous about the jalapeño being too hot, just make sure to de-seed them well andy ou can cook them a bit before adding them to the burger to bring that heat level down a bit. I highly recommend you use hormone free, antibiotic free, nitrate/nitrite free and grass fed and finished whenever you have such options with your animal products. Any of those attributes in your food will be part of your own system once you eat it. You don't want that added inflammation, hormone imbalance, etc. to contend with!