Keto Onigiri

Keto Onigiri

Onigiri are a fast Japanese food option. Typically made with plain white rice, they are often stuffed with various fillings but can also be purchased without any fillings at all. They are perfect for packing in a lunch box, or just taking with you while you are on the go. For this recipe I adapted the rice component of our keto sushi recipe. Onigiri are usually made with plain rice, but I decided to use the vinegar and soy sauce anyway because I think it helps mask the cauliflower flavor. ...

Crispy Pork Salad

Crispy Pork Salad

A delicious flavor packed salad filled with crispy pork belly, blue cheese, candied walnuts, fresh pear, and finished with a light vinaigrette. This salad is filling and so satisfying. My new personal favorite go-to salad. If you love your salads (and even if you don’t) and are looking for something both fresh, comforting, and keto friendly - then look no further. I enjoy this salad all year round. Try this salad with your own favorite keto salad dressing for an alternative. You don’t ...

Charred Veggie and Fried Goat Cheese Salad

Charred Veggie and Fried Goat Cheese Salad

There are not many salads I will eat without a dressing because, well, salad without dressing feels like chomping down on a pile of dry leaves. I prefer my salad leaves to be anything but dry and boring. That’s why I absolutely fell in love with the idea of a hot salad and char grilling is the way to go! If you are looking for something hearty and warm, but still gives you that crunch you crave from veggies, I highly recommend making this salad immediately! Not to mention, the bite of a ...

Garlic and Herb Monkey “Bread”

Garlic and Herb Monkey “Bread”

Yes, I know that it is sort of a stretch to compare eggplant to bread. Once it’s covered in cheese I can say with certainty that you won’t miss the gluten. Especially when it comes to this keto spin on traditional garlic and herb monkey bread! Dig in to melty mozzarella cheese that encases each piece of cubed eggplant, and holds it together in a golden brown shell. The outside stays soft due to the texture and water content of the eggplant, but you will get a little crust on the edge and ...

Roasted Mushroom and Walnut Cauliflower Grits

Roasted Mushroom and Walnut Cauliflower Grits

Savory, cheesy grits are one of my favorite comfort foods. Fortunately it's easy to transition them from a high-carb treat to a keto staple. Cauliflower is so versatile and as we all know, it can substitute everything from rice to creamy mashed potatoes. This recipe takes cauliflower to a beautifully satisfying middle ground with texture complimented by a savory cream and sharp cheddar accent. Add a protein packed vegetarian topping of smoky roasted mushrooms, and walnuts, and you have a version ...

Oven Roasted Caprese Salad

Oven Roasted Caprese Salad

I’ve always have a love affair with fresh mozzarella, but as we all know even on a ketogenic diet no food is truly “unlimited.” A traditional caprese salad used to be my go-to at any potluck because the vibrant mix of fresh basil and creamy mozzarella was better than any of those other lettuce based salads…until now! The beauty of this, warm twist on a classic, is that it is much more filling but with all of the traditional flavor. Because the salad base is fiber packed spinach, it ...

Hawaiian Hot Dogs

Hawaiian Hot Dogs

It’s time to bust out the BBQ. Hot dogs are a staple of the summer season, but with keto many people decide to skip the bun. Using cheese based dough to wrap around your hot dog is an ideal option to get in some extra fat and enjoy a bun. Let’s talk toppings. You could use any of your favorite meats or veggies really, but today I decided to try a ‘pizza’ inspired hot dog. Specifically Hawaiian - with pineapple, ham, and bacon! I also topped it with some sriracha mayo. You could also use ...

Monterey Mug Melt

Monterey Mug Melt

Here's another easy idea that you might enjoy if you liked the keto mug lasagna. This time we'll layer roast beef slices, pepper jack cheese, green chile, and sour cream. It's warm, melty, and will surely hit the spot for a quick lunch. This mug reminds me of a sandwich that a popular fast food chain used to make when I was younger. It had roast beef, green chiles, and cheese. I thought it would be fun to try layering all the best parts and enjoy it without the bread. If you're looking ...

Italian Cheesy Bread Bake

Italian Cheesy Bread Bake

Salami, provolone cheese, and tart peppers wrapped up in a cheesy dough - what more could you ask for? This Italian cheesy bread bake is a cinch to make and perfect to serve for lunch with a spinach salad. It's very filling, and is great to pack for lunches too. Most cheese based doughs are made with mozzarella and almond flour. This time were making it with Monterey jack cheese, coconut flour, and some flax seed meal. If you like the almond flour version better you can of course make ...

Buffalo Chicken Crust Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Crust Pizza

Looking for a pizza option that doesn't use almond or coconut flour? Try this buffalo chicken crust pizza. The crust is made from ground chicken thighs! It's topped with a creamy buffalo sauce, cheeses, and celery. It's very filling and you'll love how simple this is to create. Ground chicken can be harder to find and very expensive at the grocery stores I visit. So I decided to make this crust using boneless and skinless chicken thighs. You can often find these on sale, and it's easy to ...