Delicious Vegetable Medley

Delicious Vegetable Medley

Vegetables are a staple with almost every meal in my house. I love them, I love their taste, and I love the textures they can bring to a dish. The crunchiness, the freshness, and the flavor they can bring compliment almost any dish if used correctly. On a ketogenic diet, many people are afraid to get their vegetables in. Sure, they have quite a big number of carbs in, but they also have a lot of fiber. Normally a lot of vegetables should have a small enough net carb amount to supplement into ...

Drunken Five Spice Beef

Drunken Five Spice Beef

I really wasn't sure what to call this dish once I made it. It's not exactly a Mediterranean dish, after all. But, it has the flavors some of the Mediterranean dishes had when I was over there. The five spice is more Asian, but it definitely has hints of sweet and savory (reminding me more of cinnamon in this dish). The cumin definitely gives it that eastern vibe and plays together very well with the beef - adding a distinct richness. The beer...well, I was going to add wine but while I was ...

Inside Out Bacon Burger

Inside Out Bacon Burger

It's been a long time coming that I actually use the meat of a burger as buns - but that time has finally come! Bacon, cheese, and some crispy raw onion between 2 patties of...more bacon and ground beef? Count me in! If you're feeling extra frisky (and have the calories to fit it in), I HIGHLY suggest throwing some Bacon Jam in the middle of this sucker. Not only will it bring an awesome contrast in the flavors with the vinegar of the jam, but it adds more bacon! Okay, since switching to a ...

Low Carb Taco Tartlets

Low Carb Taco Tartlets

So, you're having a party coming soon and you have no clue what to serve everyone? Well, that's the predicament I was in. I wanted something that was finger friendly, but showed I put some work into it at the same time. A little tartlet was exactly what I had in mind! The ground beef can be subbed out for pretty much any type of meat - I just have a bunch on hand that I need to use, so that's what went in. I think this would be fantastic with an Asian style ground pork also. If you've ...

Blackberry Chocolate Panna Cotta

Blackberry Chocolate Panna Cotta

I've been guest posting friendly as of lately! Not only was I featured on I Breathe I'm Hungry with the Dirty Blondie Pancakes, I've also been featured over at DJ Foodie! DJ Foodie reached out to me a long time ago, telling me that I was doing a fantastic job with the website, and to keep going. Well, I definitely took that to heart and continued to do what I do best - cook, break down macros, and take way too many pictures for the step by step process ;) Low and behold, I had to find ...

Dirty Blondie Pancake Stack

Dirty Blondie Pancake Stack

For those of you who don’t know, today is National Pancake Day! Normally I’d be ignoring that fact, making a ketoproof coffee or some scrambled eggs, and calling it a morning. This time around, that is NOT happening – I’m making my pancakes and eating them too. When Mellissa told me I could do a guest post on her site over at I Breathe I’m Hungry, I was super excited. Such a widely known blog letting…me, of all people, post on her blog? Well, that showed I must be doing something right! I ...

Shrimp and Cauliflower Curry

Shrimp and Cauliflower Curry

I used to make a ton of curry before venturing onto a ketogenic diet, but I had to find a way to get rid of some of the ingredients. No flour to make a roux, no mango chutney for the fruitiness and spice, no milk...hmm, it was a tough one - but I think I got it worked out! Though it does take some time to thicken up (thanks Xanthan Gum for speeding that up!) it's well worth the wait. This delicious keto curry will fill your house with the smell of the aromatic spices. Cooking longer without ...

Perfect Sunday Roast

Perfect Sunday Roast

A Sunday roast is the perfect meal for any special occasion. Whether it's a birthday, holiday, or just a family get together, a roast is a classic and traditional way to get everyone around the table enjoying a fantastic meal. I came across this recipe a while back, and I've done some variations on it - in the end, I always come back to using the same recipe I found years ago. It's one of the best ways I've ever cooked a roast, and one of the most delicious ways to get the money out of a ...

Roasted Pecan Green Beans

Roasted Pecan Green Beans

Being on a ketogenic diet usually means that you're missing some kind of crunch in your meals. Whether it's meat and vegetables, a dessert, or just a snack - it's notorious for being something textually soft. These roasted pecan green beans will give you a great pick-me-up from the old and dated recipes that you're used to. The crisp and fresh green beans, the deliciously crunchy and salty pecans, and the melted cheese and garlic give a fantastic textural contrast. Not only is the texture ...

London Broil is Falling Down

London Broil is Falling Down

Every once in a while we just need something that consists of throwing a piece of meat and a couple spices into a slow cooker. Go off to work, or out of the house, and then come back to a fully cooked and delicious meal. If that's your case, this is the one for you! The meat ends up being extremely tender and pulls apart with a spoon. In memory of an old nursery rhyme I sang as a kid: "London broil is falling down, falling down, falling down. London broil is falling down, my fair lady. London ...