How To: Low Carb Chocolate Ganache

How To: Low Carb Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate is an absolute must for most of us on a ketogenic diet. Even if we're using high cocoa versions of chocolate, we can still make it better by adding sweetener or adding cream (or both)!I used ChocoPerfection chocolate bars, which don't need any extra sweetener added. They're absolutely delicious and some of the best low carb chocolate I've ever tasted.The maker uses only the best ingredients she can find, including European chocolate, which really show through in the chocolate ...

How To: Low Carb Candied Bacon

How To: Low Carb Candied Bacon

Candy. Bacon. Two words that we oh so wish we could meld together into an awesome snack or ingredient. Well, we can. Usually you use brown sugar to candy bacon, but on a ketogenic diet that's something we're not allowed. But, lucky for us, there's erythritol.I've done some testing with my blood sugars and ketone levels and noticed that they stay in tact after ingesting quite a large amount of the stuff. It's VERY similar to sugar in the sense of baking. It's like a magical food for ...

Keto Bites: Roasted Broccoli Florets

Keto Bites: Roasted Broccoli Florets

Crispy, crunchy, and full of flavor. Sometimes on the ketogenic diet, it's the simplest things that keep us at bay. To those of you who have never roasted broccoli, I highly recommend you try it.You can snack on it, add it to soups and chowders, or serve it as a side item for dinner. The flavor of the broccoli develops into a deep flavor, the texture is refreshingly crisp, and the afterbite is crunchy. In just under 30 minutes you can have perfect roasted broccoli from start to finish. ...

Tangy Bacon Egg Salad

Tangy Bacon Egg Salad

The good ol' egg salad. Nothing wrong with that, right? Wrong. I have so many bad memories of egg salads being brought to barbecues, left out in the sun for hours, and served out to everyone. That taste of the eggs starting to rot is so off-putting, I haven't allowed myself to make one in a long time, but I decided to experiment with this tangy bacon egg salad.The distinct taste of the red onions really take this dish to the next level! It's spicy, tangy, and goes great with meat. Meat!? ...

How to Hard Boil Farm Fresh Eggs

How to Hard Boil Farm Fresh Eggs

There's a difference between farm fresh eggs and store bought eggs, and that is the membrane. The membrane will cling on to the shell of the egg, being more tightly bound the younger it is.When doing hard boiled eggs with farm fresh ingredients, you want to make sure they're aged at least 3-4 days old. To test whether they are ready for use, you can dunk them into a bowl of water. If it stands on it's end, it is ready for use. If the egg is fresh, it will lay on the bottom.You want ...

Basics to Curing Bacon

Basics to Curing Bacon

Written by kjudd on Reddit. He has given me permission to post this here.Right, so I've read the easiest thing to try when dipping your feet into charcuterie was bacon. Let's just say that affordable bacon here is, well…crap. I’m talking about main supermarket branded stuff here, none of the higher quality artisan bacon.I underlined affordable because, I, like most of you eat this stuff a lot. So, I figured if I can make a higher quality bacon at home for a similar price, why not? ...

Best Low Carb Tortillas

Best Low Carb Tortillas

I will be sharing some keto recipes that call for low carb tortillas in the near future, so I thought I'd share my take on a popular version making the blog rounds. They're a little hard to work with, but I've got a little trick that will help you make near-perfect tortillas every time.Yields 10 servings of low carb tortillas. The Preparation1 cup coconut flour 4 tablespoons psyllium husk powder ½ cup softened butter, coconut oil, or grass-fed lard ¼ teaspoons garlic ...

How to Cook Perfect Crispy Bacon in the Oven

How to Cook Perfect Crispy Bacon in the Oven

I like to think one of the main reasons we switch over to a ketogenic diet is not for losing weight or living a healthier lifestyle, but for the love of the glorious bacon we get to eat all the time. Don't get me wrong, losing weight and living healthy is great, but not as great as the first taste of bacon you get in the morning on a daily basis!Being as I consume bacon so often, I was starting to get tired of the same old pan fried, semi-dry and sometimes soggy mess that ends up coming out. ...

Garlic and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Garlic and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

I've been making these garlic and bacon Brussels sprouts for my family for a long time and they always beg me to make more, so I'd say it's one of their favorite keto recipes. Since Thanksgiving is coming up, I figured I'd share a recipe that is a guaranteed success for the holidays. Some onions, some garlic, and of course BACON! You always know it's going to be good when there's bacon involved.It's become such a staple for my family during the holidays that they actually get mad at me when ...

Toasted Garlic Cauliflower Wrap

Toasted Garlic Cauliflower Wrap

I recently started to get annoyed with the amount of carbs that are in wraps. I just don't want to be stuffing an extra 8-12 carbs in my diet when it can be avoided, so I started experimenting. Through some horrible failures, I found a good recipe over at EmpoweredSustenance.She found that using more egg in the mixture would allow it to hold together better when baking it. Bingo! Throw some spices and herbs in there, some gyro meat, and tzatziki sauce - and you have yourself a ...