Easy Keto Honey Vinaigrette

Easy Keto Honey Vinaigrette

This is the first homemade dressing I ever made. We use it quite a bit at our house. In fact, I never even refrigerate it, because it's usually gone within two weeks time (though I've had it last as long as a month). I mean, if you think about it, all of the ingredients are shelf stable. Why wouldn't they continue to be when mixed together?Also, I use raw honey, which is both antibacterial and antimicrobial. I figure I've got it covered either way. However, you can certainly store yours in ...

Catalina Style Dressing

Catalina Style Dressing

I love being able to whip up a salad dressing from scratch with my emulsion blender! Even if I don't have my homemade ketchup on hand for this recipe, it only takes a few minutes more to make it first. Keeping my fermented ketchup or mayo (which last quite a while) on hand really makes this a cinch! They are the base for most of my salad dressings. The Catalina is one of our favorites. It has a tangy sweet taste that is both subtle and rich. It goes well with just about any kind of salad and ...

Cocktail Sauce Keto-Style

Cocktail Sauce Keto-Style

This is a great condiment to have on hand when seafood is on the menu. The richness of the homemade ketchup I use takes the flavor level up another notch. My favorite kind of recipe: quick and easy!Makes 1 ½ cups (24 tablespoons) Keto-Style Cocktail Sauce The Preparation1 cup sugar-free ketchup 1/3 cup prepared horseradish ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ teaspoon Frank's hot sauceThe Execution 1. Put all ingredients into emulsion blender ...

Thousand Island Dressing

Thousand Island Dressing

Of all of the dressings I make, this has to be our favorite. I mean, they all taste like our favorite when we're eating them, but if I had to choose one it would be this one. It has that depth the homemade mayonnaise and ketchup gives it, that subtle sweetness from the stevia, that tiny crunch of pickle and onion, and somewhere in the background a hint of tartness from the apple cider vinegar that all combines to put it over the top. I really hope you'll give this dressing a try!makes 1 ½ ...

Keto-Approved Ranch Dressing

Keto-Approved Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing. It's a staple found in almost any home. Not only is it a favorite for salads, it can't be beat as a veggie dip or for serving alongside hot wings. And what better ranch dressing than homemade ranch dressing? Super simple to make and the flavor can't be beat, especially if you have this homemade mayo to start with!makes 1 ½ cups The Preparation1 cup mayonnaise ½ cup sour cream ¼ cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons  dried parsley ½ teaspoon dried dill ½ ...

Handcrafted Mayonnaise

Handcrafted Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is one of my favorite condiments to make. No matter how many times I make it, there's just something about watching something come together and emulsify like mayo that's always interesting. I love how making it with my stick blender (aka emulsion blender) is super fast and easy. There are so many variations you can make with homemade mayo, but this is my favorite.I use expeller pressed coconut oil, because there is no coconut taste. Also, I always use fresh farm eggs (and ...

Homemade LC Ketchup

Homemade LC Ketchup

Ketchup is one of those things I never imagined myself making. I'm so glad I decided to try. It turned out to be so easy and being able to control the ingredients in my food is very important to me. No chemicals, unpronounceable ingredients, and you can control the amount of sugar.This is a pretty forgiving recipe, so feel free to adjust spices to your own liking. I do highly recommend using the fish sauce, if you can. It adds a depth of flavor you won't get with any ...

Basics to Curing Bacon

Basics to Curing Bacon

Written by kjudd on Reddit. He has given me permission to post this here.Right, so I've read the easiest thing to try when dipping your feet into charcuterie was bacon. Let's just say that affordable bacon here is, well…crap. I’m talking about main supermarket branded stuff here, none of the higher quality artisan bacon.I underlined affordable because, I, like most of you eat this stuff a lot. So, I figured if I can make a higher quality bacon at home for a similar price, why not? ...

Keto BBQ Sauce Recipe: Spicy and Tangy

Keto BBQ Sauce Recipe: Spicy and Tangy

Here’s a quick and easy recipe that you can mix up in a few minutes to make some extremely tasty, spicy, and tangy keto BBQ sauce.I really like the tang you get from BBQ sauce, but this might be a bit much for people! Go easy with the mustard when you're adding it, and gauge how much you should add by your own taste preferences.This is one of my all-time favorite keto condiments and low carb BBQ sauces because I can whip it up in an instant and it's no-hassle. Non-keto people enjoy ...

Cheddar and Bacon BBQ Meatballs

Cheddar and Bacon BBQ Meatballs

These are some of the best meatballs I've ever had, keto or not. They're juicy, and they're full of cheese and bacon. What's not to like here?You really have a choice of where to go with this recipe. You don't have to use the BBQ sauce, but it pairs up extremely well with this recipe. You can add salsa and go for a Southwestern vibe, or add some homemade alfredo sauce and go for a very rich dish.I like my BBQ sauce to be spicy and tangy, so if you like more of a subtle BBQ sauce you ...