Easy Keto Creamed Spinach

Easy Keto Creamed Spinach

I love having frozen spinach on hand for those nights where I want a quick, easy, and tasty side dish to go with what I'm making. Since I've been trying to focus on mainly easy recipes, I thought creamed spinach was a perfect addition to that list. It's rich, it's savory, and it has a delicious thick and creamy texture. As a kid, I never really liked the stuff - I mean, who liked spinach back then anyway? I thought it was disgusting when my parents made it for themselves, but over time I ...

Easy Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Easy Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Cauliflower was never a selling point for me when it came to eating vegetables. I didn't like the idea, and I didn't think the taste was that great. But, I was missing out for a long time. This recipe is super simple, and extremely tasty! It takes about 8 minutes to make, from start to finish, and is one of the creamiest, rich, and super flavorful side dishes. I love serving it whenever I have a nice steak (like this amazing reverse seared ribeye), or some stuffed pork chops. The ...

Keto Tater Tots

Keto Tater Tots

Tater Tots were an obsession of mine as a kid. Ever since my mom used to buy them, they'd always be requested by me in place of mashed potatoes. They're crispy, they're crunchy, and they're just plain good. Being that I'm keto now, I decided to take it upon myself to delve into the creativity of my childhood and re-create this favorite of mine with keto tater tots. You definitely won't miss the potato here, and unlike many other cauliflower goods - you can't actually taste much of the ...

Fried Kale Sprouts

Fried Kale Sprouts

Usually I would say that Kale Chips are a bit on the carby side when it comes to eating vegetables in a crunchy form. But, these kale sprouts that just came out at Trader Joe's are awesome! They have part of the bulb included in the sprout, so there is much more fiber than with a kale leaf alone - with only 6g net carbs for the whole bag. That means that each portion only has 1.5g net carbs! The texture of these are great. It's something similar to that of an oven-baked kale chip on the ...

Low Carb Broccoli and Cheese Fritters

Low Carb Broccoli and Cheese Fritters

Are you not too big a fan of broccoli? Do your kids moan and groan when you're telling them what their side dish for dinner is? Worry no more! With a handy deep fat fryer, you can turn broccoli into a treat that everybody will love. The texture of these broccoli and cheese fritters are crunchy on the outside, and decadently soft and melty on the inside. The taste is delicious and full-bodied, and you'll be asking yourself why you didn't do this sooner. I got a new deep fat fryer for ...

Keto Breadsticks

Keto Breadsticks

I based this recipe for the breadsticks on the same dough that's used in both the Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza and the Keto Roti John. This dough is extremely versatile and I'm sure will help a lot of people on their quest to finding a lot of substitute replacements on keto. Today I decided to do breadsticks in three different ways: Italian style, extra cheesy, and cinnamon sugar. Two savory flavors which taste absolutely delicious just dipped in some tomato sauce (I use Rao's), and one sweet ...

Begedil Keto Potato Patties

Begedil Keto Potato Patties

With another journey through food to Asia, we meet up with the Begedil. Also known as the Perkedel in Indonesia, these are traditionally made with mashed potatoes and deep-fried. Very commonly, you can find these in the night market (pasar malam) or small stalls along the street (garai). You can eat them on their own with a dipping sauce like mayonnaise and chili paste, or you can serve them in a clear soup/stew (usually Soto, or a noodle soup) like they are traditionally served. You ...

Keto Au Gratin Brussels Sprouts

Keto Au Gratin Brussels Sprouts

It's that time of week where most of us are looking through the fridge thinking "Why didn't I go to the store yesterday?" You're wondering what's for dinner, and you only have a few ingredients to work with. Well, no big deal - as long as you have a little bit of protein to go on the side, you'll be set with this! Brussels sprouts are a great way to get some texture into your dish for a vegetable, but you could easily do this with broccoli or cauliflower. You'll have a nice crisp crust to ...

Keto Pie Crust

Keto Pie Crust

Today I bring you a keto tart dough...that actually stays together while you're making it! A lot of the coconut flour doughs that I've tried to make and form into a tart or pie ends up working, but it's really tough to work with. It's extremely crumbly and falls apart while you're working with it. Almond flour is pretty similar, although I found that it has better elasticity to it when you're working with it. Well, I put the two together, then added a bit of psyllium and egg to help work ...

Crispy Keto Cauliflower Cakes

Crispy Keto Cauliflower Cakes

Finding the right kinds of side dishes on a ketogenic diet can be difficult. You usually end up defaulting to some salad soaked in dressing or vegetables sauteed in oil and butter. But, sometimes we just want a change that seems impossible to do if we need that extra boost of fat to stick on the plate. Sometimes a few leaves of greens just won't cut it, and we want something hearty, full of fats, and delicious to boot. There are days I find myself going overboard for a few hours, stalking ...