Smothered Portobello Mushroom Fries

Smothered Portobello Mushroom Fries

Satisfy your fry cravings without feeling guilty! These baked portobello “fries” may not be the crispy, carb-laden version of fries you are used to but they are sturdy enough to stand up to a hearty dose of bacon and shredded cheddar cheese to kill those traditional fry cravings!These mushroom fries are first dipped in an egg mix, followed by a light coat of seasoned Parmesan cheese and baked just to the point of tender. Be careful not to over cook them. I have made the mistake of ...

Keto Raspberry Ice Cream

Keto Raspberry Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love ice cream? True, there are a number of keto friendly frozen treats that are now available at the grocery store, but this recipe is too simple and too delicious to pass up.In lieu of sugar, I used allulose. I like it because it has zero GI and zero aftertaste. You may also use erythritol. If you want it sweeter, I suggest adding about 8-10 drops of liquid stevia. I didn’t find it necessary, to be honest. Fromage blanc is the French yogurt - it is a type of soft cheese ...

Vegan Teriyaki Grilled Eggplant

Vegan Teriyaki Grilled Eggplant

Satisfy your teriyaki cravings with this light and low-carb grilled eggplant! Perfect as a vegan side dish to pair with stir-fry cauli-rice or pan-seared tofu, this quick and simple veggie puts an Asian spin on one of my favorite veggies: the eggplant.Teriyaki was always one of my go-to orders when eating at a sushi restaurant. Whether it was teriyaki fried tofu or just a plate of teriyaki vegetables, I always felt like I was making a healthier choice, until I realized just how much ...

One-Pan Pepper Jack Brussels Sprouts

One-Pan Pepper Jack Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have not always been a fan favorite of the vegetable world. Even my own mother refused to cook them due to her traumatic childhood experience with the miniature cabbage! But the truth about this stalky cabbage, grown for the edible buds, is that it is packed with vitamin C and vitamin K and a moderate amount of fiber. In fact, one cup of Brussels sprouts has nearly double the amount of vitamin C as the same amount of oranges!This one-pan side dish begins with blanched ...

Artichokes with Anchovy Mayonnaise

Artichokes with Anchovy Mayonnaise

Artichokes are a low calorie and nutrient-dense vegetable. It is a good source of magnesium (we need that in keto!) and antioxidants.Artichokes do not take much to prepare.  All you need is a pot of salted boiling water. It is great for "keto-on-the-go" because cooking can be finished the night before. Make sure though, to let it cool completely and keep it covered in the refrigerator. No reheating necessary but, if you must, a microwave will do. Tender artichoke petals is a good ...

Garlic Butter Braised Cabbage

Garlic Butter Braised Cabbage

It seems like I am continually trying to find the perfect side dish to keep me from sneaking and snacking on the carb-laden foods that my family provides for parties. I’m always tempted with the creamy, flour-based sauces and the starchy root vegetable and breading combos. My mother so ritualistically shares these, so this year I am showing everyone up with this fantastic buttery, creamy, braised cabbage!Braising is a cooking technique often used for meat. The first step involves searing ...

Rosemary Chicken Salad with Herb Balsamic Vinaigrette

Rosemary Chicken Salad with Herb Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cooking with herbs can be very intimidating, especially if you are looking for a quick and easy keto meal, but adding some fresh flavor to your salad is so easy! All it takes is a tablespoon or two of the right herb to elevate your lunch salads from run-of-the-mill to OMG.I am OK with a plain chicken salad using the right dressing, but add a dash of rosemary and you will actually see me get excited to eat this meal on repeat. Plus, it’s so easy to make something as simple as a chicken ...

Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Wings

Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Wings

Cauliflower wings seem to be all the rage right now - and for a good reason! They are great for vegetarians, crispy, crunchy, and naturally low-carb! One of my favorite kinds is garlic Parmesan.There are many ways to cook this. You could roast the cauliflower for some added crunch before coating it in the sauce, or bake them in the sauce. I chose to bake them so the cauliflower could absorb the flavors of this cheesy sauce. If you want extra crispiness, you can broil the "wings" after ...

Braised Pork Belly Noodles

Braised Pork Belly Noodles

There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of hot noodles and this dish is umami-packed without the guilt of wheat!We are using kelp noodles. They are clear, thin, almost glass-like noodles. Kelp is a seaweed that is rich in iodine. They are technically not noodles - think of it as a sea vegetable that is fat-free, gluten-free, and very low in carbohydrates. Because it looks like noodles, you may use it anywhere you would use actual noodles, think hot broths and stir-fries! Kelp ...

Toffee Nut Cake Donuts

Toffee Nut Cake Donuts

I have been seeing beautiful donut creations all over Instagram lately and it’s been inspiring me to make some ornate donuts that are keto friendly! I am a firm believer that food should look as good as it tastes.  I’ve been on a toffee nut kick so I decided to make a simple vanilla cake donut.  Then I decorated it with sweet and salty toffee nuts, and a healthy dose of low-carb dark chocolate coating. I added a touch of coconut because it’s pretty and it tastes good. It’s a win-win! But the ...