Oven Roasted Garlic

Oven Roasted Garlic

Yup, it's really this simple to make roasted garlic. Although not very keto-friendly on its own, it does serve a delicious flavor throughout many other dishes. Roasted garlic takes on a deeper garlic flavor, but brings some sweetness to the pot. It's a fantastic way to get a slightly different flavor out of garlic, and to use garlic as the forefront of a dish. I don't see that many people using this technique on their garlic, and they're really missing out. Roast garlic has a wonderful flavor ...

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Chia seeds are one of my favorite things to use when I have the chance to use them. Not only do they make for some delicious foods, they're also pretty great for you, too. They're packed full of nutrients, so much so that they're one of the most nutrient dense things you can eat, calorie for calorie. Not to mention, they're filled with antioxidants, which has shown to have some positive health benefits. I've used chia seeds to thicken quite a lot of stuff - pudding, yogurt, sauces. But, this ...

Simple, Delicious Guacamole

Simple, Delicious Guacamole

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Time to crack the tequila open, make some food and enjoy yourselves. Today we're going to be making Guacamole that's super simple and easy to make. In about 5 minutes you'll have your guacamole ready and waiting for you to devour! This guacamole will deliver all you want. Fresh and delicious bites of red onion that's buried inside of creamy avocado. Notes of fresh cilantro and fresh lime juice add to the freshness and will keep everyone dipping their cheese chips ...

Thick and Sticky Maple Syrup

Thick and Sticky Maple Syrup

Oh the joys of maple syrup! Through the years, I've experimented and used many syrups that are low carb. Mrs. Butterworths Sugar Free Maple Syrup has always been a pleasure of mine to use, though I do use it rarely. It's got aspartame so I know others wouldn't want to use it. Torani also does some awesome syrups, but I have decided that Torani is kind of expensive for what it is. I realize many people have a budget and many people like to make their own foods to their own tastes. So, I ...

Keto Friendly Bacon Jam

Keto Friendly Bacon Jam

So, we all love bacon, right? Bacon is a delicious treat we get to eat on a regular basis...but it just doesn't seem like I get enough of it as is. I wouldn't mind having some bacon with every meal. Well, now we can! Sorry vegetarians, but this one is not going to be for you. You can pretty much use this stuff on anything savory. I spread it on keto breads, spread it on frittata muffins, and top my dinners with it. It's just plain delicious! All of the flavors together create a sweet, ...

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Although I don't use tomato sauce too much, I had to share this recipe. I recently made a trio of meatballs, including bacon with mozzerella, chorizo with cheddar, and italian sausage with pepperjack. The problem with a ketogenic diet is that we must be careful with those sugary vegetables (and pseudo-vegetables like tomatoes). I found a great tomato sauce that many of you will love. It's called Flora Tomato Sauce, and it doesn't have many carbs per cup! I decided to use this to create a more ...

Tangy Low Carb Tartar Sauce

Tangy Low Carb Tartar Sauce

Who doesn't love a good tartar sauce to go on their favorite fish? I used to be intimidated by making sauces from scratch, until I realized how easy they are to make. One of the things I like about this recipe is that it's a fairly small batch. With my homemade mayo always on hand, it only takes a few minutes to put this together. If you can do it a few hours ahead of time, all the better as it gives the flavors time to meld. makes 1/2 cup The Preparation ½ cup mayonnaise 1 ...

Zesty Keto Italian Dressing

Zesty Keto Italian Dressing

This recipe is very similar to my honey vinaigrette recipe. In fact, I just add the herb mix that I keep on hand to the honey vinaigrette if I already have that dressing made. Also, like the honey vinaigrette, this recipe develops its flavor over time. For this reason, I recommend you make it a day or two in advance. But like all of the recipes in our condiment section, it's still delicious even without waiting! I figure if I'm going to get all of those herbs out, I might as well make up a ...

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 ...