Keto, in its simplest reference, is actually short for ketogenic or ketosis. It is used as a way to describe a type of lifestyle, a way of eating (WOE), many people are following or taking an interest in. Continue reading “What is Keto?”
Low Carb Crispy Roasted Radishes
- 3 bunches med-large radishes, washed, trimmed, and halved approx 24-36 whole radishes
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp parsley
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
- Start process early in the day.
- Remove tops and snip bottoms from each radish in each of the 3 bunches.
- Wash, trim, and half each radish.
- Place halved radishes in a large pot with about 1 Tbsp sea salt.
- Bring to a boil and allow to gently boil for about 10-15 minutes. (From the time I set mine on the stove until finished is approx. 20 minutes, total time will depend on how quickly or slowly it takes the water to come to a boil)
- Drain radishes and allow to sit in a large strainer for about an hour. I then take them out of the strainer and set on a couple of layers of paper towels and let them dry out completely. Usually about another hour or so.
- About an hour or more before you are ready to roast the radishes, season them with the seasonings stated above. Be careful to not use too much salt as they boiled in salt water. A light coat is fine. Preheat oven to either 400 or 450 degrees (400 degrees for low altitude, 450 for high altitude).
- Spread olive oil on parchment paper (we use parchment paper for easy clean up), light layer of oil. Add seasoned radishes and roast in a preheated 400-450 degree oven for approx. 50-60 minutes. (400 degrees for low altitude, 450 for high altitude).
- Remove from oven, lightly sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese and serve. (we put ours back in the oven for a few minutes, this is optional)
Sweet & Tangy Teriyaki Wings
- 12-20 wings cooked party wings and drummies
- 4 ounces salted butter 1/2 stick
- 1/2 cup coconut aminos
- 1/4 cup unsweetened ketchup
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar Swerve
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp powdered garlic
- 1/2 tsp crushed red chili flakes
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Chicken WingsPreheat oven to 420 degrees (we live at a high elevation, lower elevations may need to lower to 375-400 degrees). We then use paper towels to dry our chicken wings. Once the skin is nice and dry we then spray a light coat of oil (olive, avocado, etc.). We then season them with sea salt, black pepper, powdered onion, powdered garlic, and paprika. Bake for about 30-40 minutes, until skin is crisp and browned.
- SaucePlace butter in medium skillet or pan and gently melt butter. Add rest of ingredients to melted butter. Use a whisk to combine ingredients and allow to gently simmer until the ingredients begin to thicken slightly. Once wings are finished baking add 1/4 of the sauce, allow to cool to a safe eating temperature, then enjoy.
Hearty 3 Meat Killer Keto Chili
- 1-2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1 tbsp slap ya mama cajun seasoning
- 1-2 tsp crushed red chili flakes
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp hot sauce
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 pound breakfast sausage Beeler's
- 2 cups diced brisket
- 8 oz low sodium paneer cheese Gopi
- Turn 6 quart slow cooker to high heat and allow to preheat.
- Finely dice the onion and red pepper.
- Add 2 Tbsp olive oil (or oil of your choice) to preheated slow cooker. Now add onions and red pepper. Allow to simmer until the onions are translucent.
- Now add tomatoes, tomato sauce, bone broth, and all seasonings. Allow to cook on high about 2-3 hours.
- Brown ground beef in separate pan or pot, drain, add to tomato mixture.
- Brown ground breakfast sausage, I use the same pot as I cooked the ground beef in, drain, if necessary and add to tomato/beef mixture.
- Dice left-over brisket and add to slow cooker.
- Dice paneer cheese, as shown in picture, and add to slow cooker.
- Allow to cook, on high, for about 3-4 more hours.Makes approx. 12 cups of chili. Top with your favorite toppings (shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream are awesome with this)!We hope you enjoy!
Southern Keto Cornbread
- 2 cups blanched almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup golden flaxseed meal
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 3 each large eggs
- 1/2 cup butter, melted salted or unsalted is fine
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup powdered Swerve
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees FLightly oil a 9-inch square baking panIn a medium size bowl, combine wet ingredients (eggs, butter, sour cream) and then add dry ingredients (flours, baking powder, salt, Swerve, and xanthan gum), mix to combine but do not over mix, gently fold in shredded cheddar cheese.Pour batter in oiled/greased baking pan using a spatula. Use spatula to evenly spread out batter.Bake in preheated oven for approximately 35-45 minutes. Top will appear firm and lightly browned. Use knife test to ensure it is ready. Knife should come out fairly clean. Allow to cool for 12-15 minutes.Slice into 12 even pieces.
Grains, starches, and sugars are all pretty taboo when following a Ketogenic lifestyle. These three types of foods can be very confusing, especially when first beginning the Keto journey. You will find that it becomes increasingly necessary to read labels and learn the names of (including “hidden” or not so common names of) each of these types of foods. Some types can fall into more than one category and that’s okay. The important issue is to become familiar with most of the names on today’s blog post. Be sure to bookmark the page so you can come back and refer to it often. Especially while you shop! Continue reading “Grains, Starches, Sugars, and Keto, oh my!”
This guide began as an informational sheet I was putting together for a family member who was considering the Keto lifestyle. I quickly realized it may be a useful tool for many others to use who are also considering the Keto lifestyle. I hope this step-by-step guide will help ease you into transitioning towards a Keto lifestyle. Cheers to your good health. Continue reading “12 Weeks to a Keto Lifestyle Guide”
Loaded with fiber and disease-fighting nutrients, vegetables should be a central part of your Keto (low-carb) dietary lifestyle. With a few exceptions, most vegetables are quite low in carbohydrates and calories. Be sure to eat a wide variety of different colors of vegetables because different pigments — green, yellow, orange, red, blue, purple, and white – indicate the presence of different types of phytochemicals that fight cancer, heart disease, and numerous other health problems. Continue reading “Keto Veggies”
We consistently see people who are just beginning or contemplating the Keto lifestyle who “freak out” over cholesterol results. We also read often that people “fear” going to their doctor or fear their doctor finding out they are trying the Keto lifestyle. If you are one of them then this blog post may be right up your alley… and, if your not, you may still find you enjoy this post! Either way, drop us a comment and let us know your thoughts on our thoughts… regardless we expect an exciting discussion to ensue. Continue reading “Living Keto: What the Test Result?!”