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 Preparation 1 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 ...

Crisp Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Crisp Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

This is one of my favorite sides to make, it pretty much goes with anything you want to eat. For one, I just love green beans - but when you add butter, garlic and Parmesan it makes it irresistible. These garlic parmesan green beans are seriously tasty, they'll leave your plate just as fast as they touch it! I like the crunchy texture, so I don't fully cook my beans when I'm steaming them. You might be asking "How do I choose my beans at the store?" Easy! Take your time to pick the ...

Low Carb Mashed Potatoes

Low Carb Mashed Potatoes

Who's got a craving for starch? Missing the good ol' meat and potatoes? No worries, we can help! Here's a little something I learned while living the low carb lifestyle...almost anything can be transformed into your favorite foods from before. Potatoes...most of you are thinking that consistency would be impossible to achieve with cauliflower, but this seems to be a wonder vegetable. As long as you treat it right, it can be transformed into so many different textures. The trick here is to ...