Cauliflower Hummus with Harissa Crackers

Cauliflower Hummus with Harissa Crackers

A hummus dip is something I often miss since chickpeas are firmly off the menu for me. I set out to recreate a low carb version with classic middle eastern flavors. Enter cauliflower, the keto friendly vegetable that is so versatile! Once blended, the cauliflower takes on the creamy earthy notes that are perfect for this dish. Especially when coupled with the tahini, garlic, and lemon. It won’t matter that this isn’t the real deal.Served with the hummus are these deliciously spicy ...

Marinated Pesto Chicken Salad with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette

Marinated Pesto Chicken Salad with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette

In a salad slump? Bored with the basics? Can’t stand the thought of another listless, leafy green? Great! It’s time for a beautifully dressed, light, and bright salad that will reignite your love for a fiber-full lunch or dinner that doesn’t disappoint!The absolute best part of this salad is that the marinade doubles as the dressing and can be made days in advance or in large or small batches. It takes just 20 minutes of bathing your chicken in this acidic dressing to transform a boring ...

Chicken ‘Pot Pie’ Casserole

Chicken ‘Pot Pie’ Casserole

Looking to make a chicken pot pie, but don’t want to put in the effort to make the crust? Me too. Don’t get me wrong, there is something delicious about making it with a crust, but sometimes easiness overrules tastiness, especially when it’s winter and you come home from work when it’s already dark.This recipe takes about 15 minutes to make, plus an hour of cooking time. You can also use any keto friendly vegetables that you want! I added in some mushrooms, broccoli, and green onions but ...

Keto Chicken and Rice Casserole

Keto Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken and rice casseroles are classic, kid-friendly, and feed a crowd. This makes it a long-time family favorite. We had a traditional version of this casserole in the regular dinner rotation growing up, as did most everyone else. That version was made with rice, chicken, and an array of canned condensed soups. It tasted great but was far from low carb. This keto chicken and rice casserole recipe is much healthier, uses simple ingredients, and still feeds a crowd.It uses some of my ...

Garlic and Herb Breadstick Bites

Garlic and Herb Breadstick Bites

Keto biscuits and breadsticks are so great for those times when you need something to curb your cravings for the carb-laden real thing. That’s why I love this variation on a buttery cheddar biscuit. It’s in bite-sized stick form! It’s got all the flavors of the popular cheddar and herb biscuit you can get at a certain seafood restaurant, but with a crispy crumble that is great for dunking in soups or even tossing on a keto salad.I invited my family over to test out this recipe and I ...

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant is a surprisingly hearty vegetable that can make a great substitute for meat or noodles. This recipe for baked eggplant Parmesan is gooey, cheesy, comfort food at its best. The eggplant gets a crispy coating, topped with a generous serving of spicy tomato sauce and cheese. What could be better?Eggplant is naturally a little bitter, but it just takes one extra easy step to make sure it has a nice neutral flavor. Slicing the eggplant into rounds and sprinkling with salt to remove ...

Avocado BLT Salad with Sweet Onion Bacon Ranch Dressing

Avocado BLT Salad with Sweet Onion Bacon Ranch Dressing

Everyone knows the level of tasty deliciousness that is a classic BLT. As a ketoer, you may also know the lower carb version of a BLT which is bun-less and may or may not include the healthy fats of a creamy avocado. What makes this Avocado BLT Salad stand out from the rest? The drizzle of sweet and tangy ranch dressing made with caramelized onion and bacon drippings!The dressing is the real star of this salad. Made in small batches, it’s easy to whip up and have just enough for two or ...

Caramel Creme Brulee

Caramel Creme Brulee

The other day I was planning on making a delicious ‘creme caramel’ but also wanted to try and make creme brulee. You may wonder what the difference is. Creme caramel is a custard with a caramel sauce. The custard is made with whole eggs, allowing it to be firm enough to stand on its own. Creme brulee is a custard made with egg yolks. While it’s thick, you’d have to leave it inside a ramekin. So I figured I’d make a mix of the two. A creme brulee with a caramel bottom.It’s fairly easy and ...

Keto Chicken Teriyaki Casserole

Keto Chicken Teriyaki Casserole

What’s better than a little chicken teriyaki? This is an easy, homemade, and keto chicken teriyaki. You’ll find this recipe is so easy and great to freeze for later or pack up for lunches work.For this casserole, I used store-bought riced cauliflower. If they ran out, as they tend to do, you can easily shred a head of cauliflower using a food processor or cheese grater.I’ve found that xanthan gum works best when you make a slurry with oil…mixing ¼ tsp of xanthan gum with ¼ cup of oil ...

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

It’s always nice to have a few easy no-cook side dishes to make when the weather is hot, or you don’t feel like cooking. This broccoli cauliflower salad combines fresh raw veggies, crunchy nuts, creamy dressing, and of course bacon. Everyone knows everything's better with bacon.This salad is super easy to make; the hardest part is chopping all the veggies. Be sure to use only the florets from both the broccoli and the cauliflower. I use pre-sliced almonds (found in the baking section of ...