How To: Low Carb Candied Bacon

How To: Low Carb Candied Bacon

Candy. Bacon. Two words that we oh so wish we could meld together into an awesome snack or ingredient. Well, we can. Usually you use brown sugar to candy bacon, but on a ketogenic diet that's something we're not allowed. But, lucky for us, there's erythritol.I've done some testing with my blood sugars and ketone levels and noticed that they stay in tact after ingesting quite a large amount of the stuff. It's VERY similar to sugar in the sense of baking. It's like a magical food for ...

Low Carb Broccoli, Cheddar & Bacon Chowder

Low Carb Broccoli, Cheddar & Bacon Chowder

Creamy, delicious, and very filling! This chowder will have anyone that loves bacon, cheese, and broccoli demanding more (and I hope that's everyone here.)In this recipe, we'll be using roasted broccoli. This stuff is absolutely delicious on its own, but if you don't know how to make it: here's the recipe. After you make it, you can set it to the side for when you add it to the chowder.When I fed this to friends and family I actually got "gourmet restaurant quality" as feedback from one ...

Keto Bites: Roasted Broccoli Florets

Keto Bites: Roasted Broccoli Florets

Crispy, crunchy, and full of flavor. Sometimes on the ketogenic diet, it's the simplest things that keep us at bay. To those of you who have never roasted broccoli, I highly recommend you try it.You can snack on it, add it to soups and chowders, or serve it as a side item for dinner. The flavor of the broccoli develops into a deep flavor, the texture is refreshingly crisp, and the afterbite is crunchy. In just under 30 minutes you can have perfect roasted broccoli from start to finish. ...

Keto Bites: Crispy Stuffed Bacon Baskets

Keto Bites: Crispy Stuffed Bacon Baskets

My quest for a basket of meat to put things in is still not over. This one came much closer to what I was searching for - it isn't on the money, but it is damn tasty! I won't be satisfied until something of epic proportions comes out of the kitchen. You can see my last "basket" attempts, 1 successful and 1 very tasty "failure".These aren't really 1 biters, but they sure as heck are worth making! They're a little labour intensive for one person to eat, but if you are wanting to impress ...

Keto Bites: Grilled Ham & Cheese

Keto Bites: Grilled Ham & Cheese

Being on a ketogenic diet can have its downfalls at times. Not being able to eat our favorite foods, our comfort foods, or the sweets we may crave. It takes willpower, but there's always a way to get around it. Adapting and experimenting always yields results in the kitchen, and this time I'm aiming for a low carb grilled ham and cheese.Don't you miss it? The first bite you take out of that crisp bread and you can actually hear the crunch of the top and bottom layers cracking beneath the ...

Keto Bites: Asian Pork & Shrimp

Keto Bites: Asian Pork & Shrimp

I've always liked the idea of eating food with my hands. Being able to pick something up and eat it without mess is a luxury most of us overlook. It's easy, convenient, and can be mobile when needed.I'd imagine pretty much anybody could make these. They're really simple and I got most of the prep out of the way hours ahead of time. The hardest thing here is cutting everything up, and that's one of the easiest things to do! While it is a bit time consuming to cut things, it's well worth the ...

Keto Bites: Sausage, Bacon & Egg Baskets

Keto Bites: Sausage, Bacon & Egg Baskets

I've been having this notion in my mind that I must create some sort of vessel to stuff things inside. My first thought was to make a basket out of bacon, but as you saw in my previous recipe, it didn't work as I thought it would. This time I figured I'd add sausage, and it seems to have worked! I was going to add a binder, but I didn't see it necessary since it stuck together with fat after a grind in the food processor.A food processor is a great tool to have around the kitchen. You can ...

Keto Orange & Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Keto Orange & Chocolate Chunk Cookies

When I was a kid and it was the holidays, I was guaranteed to be eating a Terry's Chocolate Orange. The memories the smell of chocolate and orange together brings back is wonderful for me.The orange flavor comes through immediately, almost overpowering for a second - then the chocolate hits. The chocolate adds a fantastic hint of bitterness, which superbly melds together with the flavors of orange. With the sweetness of the dough finishing it off, it's an extremely balanced flavor profile - ...

“Kitchen Sink” Low Carb Pizza

“Kitchen Sink” Low Carb Pizza

It's that time of year when I do a cleaning out of the fridge. Things that have been sitting at the back, behind all your favorite sauces, those things you don't even remember? Yep, we're going to make a pizza out of that!Pizza, you say? But does it actually hold up without falling and crumbling into a thousand pieces? It definitely does!I had some bacon that was starting to discolor, some creamy spinach dip that was just about to expire, and a can of chicken that I needed to get rid ...

Lemon & Rosemary Low Carb Shortbread

Lemon & Rosemary Low Carb Shortbread

Can I really call these shortbread cookies? Well yes. The consistency is pretty crumbly, similar to shortbread. The sweetness aspect, however, isn't much like them at all. Think tea-cakes when you take a bite into this crumbly goodness.The second you put these in your mouth, it's hit with a refreshing wave of lemon. Hints of salt might come through before the rosemary finally takes the first strike. When it does, the herbaceousness will fill your mouth for only a moment before the lemon ...