Crispy Zucchini Nests

Crispy Zucchini Nests

Looking for that perfect side dish for your steak, pork, or chicken? These crispy zucchini nests go with pretty much anything and are incredibly easy to make. This recipe is great, especially if you are able to find already pre-spiralized zucchini! Both prep time and cook time are fairly quick, making it a suitable meal for anyone on-the-go. You can fill these nests with pretty much anything but today we used bacon, onions, and cheese for a perfect side dish. Yields 6 two nest servings ...

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

The other day I had a craving for stovetop macaroni and cheese. I know that we have a recipe for fried mac & cheese, but I wanted something that more closely resembled the quick pasta. Just like the boxed variety, this recipe came out quick and easy. You can cook the cauliflower while you whip together the cheese sauce. You'll have this on the table in no time! This cauliflower mac & cheese is creamy, cheesy, and colorful. The bright yellow hue comes from turmeric. The sauce is ...

Artichoke Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Artichoke Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

These meatless, artichoke stuffed, portobello mushrooms are capable of taking center stage at your next meal. They're stuffed with a creamy mixture of cheese, spinach, and marinated artichoke hearts. These are great served with zoodles or a nice side salad. If you're not into the meatless thing then this dish makes a hearty side for steak. Most importantly, you can get this recipe on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes! If your market doesn't carry the large mushroom caps, then the ...

Soy Sauce Marinated Deviled Eggs

Soy Sauce Marinated Deviled Eggs

Do you think that hard boiled eggs are boring? Well, think again! These eggs are marinated just like the eggs you find at a ramen restaurant, then whipped with cream cheese and chives. They're salty with a touch of sweet, and make the perfect appetizer or snack. The first time I encountered a version of this recipe was from a wonderful cookbook by Harumi Kurihara. She is kind of like Martha Stewart in Japan. I was fascinated by these brown dyed eggs, and she suggested toppings like cream ...

Twice Baked Potato Style Zucchini

Twice Baked Potato Style Zucchini

If you love the combination of flavors that make twice baked potatoes so good, then you know that it’s really the filling ingredients that you enjoy so much. The potato itself is just a conduit for getting goodies like sour cream, butter, bacon bits, and cheese into our mouths in a single bite. With a ketogenic diet, it’s OK to have it all as long as you don’t stuff it into a potato. Zucchini makes the perfect low-carb vessel for this heavenly filling. First, crisp up a few strips of ...

Brussels Sprouts with Melted Leeks and Prosciutto

Brussels Sprouts with Melted Leeks and Prosciutto

While Brussels sprouts and leeks aren’t what first come to mind when we think of low-carb and ketogenic diet friendly foods, we can incorporate these nutritionally dense foods into the diet on occasion. What it takes is the right combination of ingredients to get the balance of fats, carbs and proteins. Here, we cook the vegetables in a healthy amount of coconut oil, which causes the leeks to almost “melt” into the sprouts, creating a rich silky texture. Topping it off, we splurge on some ...

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan Cheese and Truffle Oil

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan Cheese and Truffle Oil

Mashed cauliflower is the go-to mashed potato replacement for people on ketogenic diets. Sometimes, however, mashed cauliflower can get a little boring. This recipe turns down-home mashed cauliflower into a gourmet side dish. The cauliflower is steamed and then mashed with butter, salt, and pepper. A handful of Parmesan cheese adds interest and a nutty flavor, but the crown jewel of the dish is black truffle oil. Black truffle oil provides a deep, earthy flavor and complex aroma. It is a ...

Keto Bread Loaves

Keto Bread Loaves

Bread is right up at the top of the list when it comes to what we miss being able to eat on our ketogenic diet. These keto bread loves combine high fiber coconut flour with wholesome flaxseed meal and a handful of standard baking ingredients. The batter is thick, but not sticky, once all the ingredients are stirred together. You can divide it into two mini loaf pans, or pack it all into a regular size loaf pan. For mini loaves, use 5-3/4 by 3-1/4 by 2-1/4 pans and for a full size loaf, ...

Low Carb Irish Colcannon

Low Carb Irish Colcannon

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish made with mashed potatoes and kale. In our version we leave the potatoes behind and sub cauliflower as the base of the dish. Next we add in spinach for a beautiful green hue and some added nutrition. The dish is finished with cream, avocado,  and plenty of sour cream.  Finally, some added butter gives it a traditional flavor that may even fool an Irishman! Serve Colcannon as the Irish do with ham or bacon. You can make it a regular addition to your ...

Pesto Keto Crackers

Pesto Keto Crackers

These Pesto Keto Crackers combine a buttery crisp texture with the Italian taste that everyone loves. The flavor is a delightful combination of garlic, basil, and black pepper with just a hint of cayenne to waken up the taste buds. Enjoy these crackers by themselves, float them in soup, spread them with olive tapenade, or substitute them as croutons in a salad. You can even crush them up and use them in place of cracker crumbs for a yummy Italian style breading for meat or fish. Of course, they ...