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 ...

Keto Mug Lasagna

Keto Mug Lasagna

You know that here at Ruled.me, we sure do love cooking things in mugs. (See our extensive mug cake collection.) I thought that this could be taken one step further and created a keto mug lasagna!  This is an easy to make lunch that is warm, cheesy, and satisfying. These directions will show you how I made the mugs in the photos, but keep in mind that this isn't like a baked dessert where you have to get things exactly right or risk failure. Feel free to switch up the ingredients or layer ...

Vegan Sesame Tofu and Eggplant

Vegan Sesame Tofu and Eggplant

This sesame tofu and eggplant recipe makes a wonderful light lunch, and is surprisingly vegan. The eggplant is julienned then tossed with a spicy Asian style marinade before it's cooked down into soft noodles. The tofu slices are crusted with sesame seeds then pan seared and caramelized with soy sauce. I love these eggplant noodles because the spongy texture allows them to soak up all of the flavors. I love zucchini noodles too, but sometimes it's nice to use something that's a little ...

Salmon Patties with Fresh Herbs

Salmon Patties with Fresh Herbs

Are you in the mood for something a little different? Cook up some of these salmon patties with fresh herbs. I think they are perfect for someone who's looking to add a little bit more seafood to their diet, but feels a little trepidation about cooking fish. These salmon patties come together in a snap, and don't require a complicated, or messy, breading station. They are stuffed with fresh chopped herbs like chives and dill, Parmesan cheese, as well as a sprinkling of lemon zest for brightness. ...