This is the perfect condiment to go with the Chicken Shawarma I just posted! It’s lighter than the mayo based sauces that are usually served with Shawarma and it’s extremely flavorful without being heavy. Plus.. super easy to whip up 🙂 Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbs fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt 2Continue reading “Lebanese Garlic Cream (Toum)”
I grew up eating Shawarma; In the Netherlands, where I was born and raised, there are lots of “fast food” restaurants that sell it and serve it with pita bread and mayo based garlic sauce. I have also tried to recreate it many times since it’s such an easy flavorful meal to make that isContinue reading “Middle Eastern Chicken Shawarma (marinade)”
Girl.Scout.Cookies. These are absolutely delicious! The only thing I have changed from the original recipe I found online is that I use almond butter instead of peanut butter. You can use both butters, whatever your taste buds desire, I’m just using almond butter since I’m allergic to peanuts. They look fancy, and they are! ButContinue reading “Copycat Homemade Tagalongs”
It’s one of the items most missed when eating a low carb diet; bread. There are many great bread recipes for a keto lifestyle, but they are usually time consuming and pretty labor intensive to make. What if you have a craving for bread right NOW? (that’s me saying that… often… I want bread, NOW!!Continue reading “Drop Biscuits”
Normally I like to add a whole intro to my recipes on the site… with this one it’s not needed and also…. you don’t have time to read it because you really want to start gathering your ingredients and start creating this fudge. it.Is.So.Good. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 stick salted butter (113 g) 1 heaping 1Continue reading “Keto Fudge”
The perfect addition to a fish fry, this condiment is easy to whip up and tastes super decadent. It doesn’t limit itself to the traditional pairing with fish though… I imagine it’ll taste great on any bunless burger or chicken “sandwich” too! Ingredients (makes about 1 cup, 2 tablespoons per serving) 1 cup mayonnaise 1/4Continue reading “Tartar Sauce”
I was making Keto Fish Sticks the other day (that reminds me.. I have ro check if those are already on the site; they are amazing!), and while I was looking for Pork Rinds in my pantry for breading I came across 2 cans of lump crab meat that I forgot I had. I figuredContinue reading “Crab Cakes”
It’s one of those ultimate street foods right? I promise you won’t feel deprived when you try these instead of the real deal! You can even dress it up with your favorite creamy low carb sauce or street dressing, go crazy 😉 Ingredients (2 servings) 2 low carb tortillas (When picking low carb tortillas goContinue reading “Fish Tacos”
Is it just me or do we never sit down for lunch anymore? When I grew up we had lunch break at home instead of at school and my mom always had the table set with bread, cheese, jelly, lunchmeat etc. I loved sitting down with her and relax, chat and eat for that littleContinue reading “Tuna Boats”
One of my favorite chefs! His book “Jamie at home” came out in 2007 and I bought it right away… It has been used ever since and is filled with donkey ears, sticky notes and sticky pages. I love the fact most of his dishes are inspired by Italy and use fresh, seasonal ingredients. ThisContinue reading “Jamie Oliver’s Tomato Salad”
I am convinced that Ghee makes everything better… seriously, it’s my new bacon. For those of you who don’t know what Ghee is: It’s clarified butter. But what does that mean? Ghee is butter but the water and milk solids have been removed. Therefor it has a slightly higher fat content gram for gram thanContinue reading “Frittata with Kale, Mushroom and Ghee”
Two staples in my household; eggs and avocados. We’re stuck inside because of the winter weather and that, of course, challenges me to use everything I have in my pantry and fridge first, before even thinking about going out for groceries. The people who have been following me for a while now, know that thisContinue reading “Baked Egg in Avocado”
When I initially started thinking about going low carb, or even keto, I made a rough plan of what food I was to cut out first, to create at least a START since giving your whole diet and therefor lifestyle a complete overhaul, can be really daunting. (and trust me, it was LOL). Over aContinue reading “Raspberry Chia Jam”
This is the real deal… for real… I’m not kidding…! My Keto Test Lab aka kitchen has been the epicenter of tweaking, testing, trying, tasting on repeat, to test and tweak THE BEST lasagna for y’all. Of course my husband, who is my full time test team, keeps on getting more critical (or spoiled… I’mContinue reading “Epic Keto Lasagna”
While on keto, lots op people stay away from too much chicken since it’s low in fat and high in protein. However, chicken thighs are a more fatty part of the chicken and when you leave the skin on and sear them in tallow, ghee or oil, you get enough fat in your dish toContinue reading “Crispy Boneless Chicken Thighs”
Easy, keto and delicious! This sir fry is one of those dinners that are done in 30 minutes with minimal prep and turn out perfectly every time 🙂 Ingredients: Sauce: 1/4 tamari sauce or liquid aminos 4 teaspoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoonContinue reading “Chinese Stir Fry with Shrimp”
Now this title sounds appetizing… NOT! LOL. Nope, it didn’t to me either when I first saw it, but just as with mug cakes and all “shortcut” cooking recipes, it had to be tried and tested in my lab 😉 It turned out to be a winner! Nice and quick, only a few ingredients andContinue reading “Microwave Quick Bread”
I love soup, although I have not been a fan of the creamy kind though. I lived in New England for a while (Middletown, RI) and of course there were many occasions that the infamous Clam Chowder was served. Also, not a fan (sorry!!!). Anyway, today I am posting a recipe that has everything inContinue reading “Chicken Chowder”
This is a recipe, albeit tweaked, that I got got from one of my favorite non keto cookbooks; “Weelicious” by Catherine McCord. (The recipe has been tweaked to adhere by our low carb standards though!) I bought it as soon as it came out in 2012 (when my youngest, Charlie, was born) and have beenContinue reading “Turkey Pesto Meatballs”
The original recipe stated that you wouldn’t miss the beans at all in this recipe….. With classic and all around loved recipes like Chili I believe you always have to be very “respectful” in recreating them (#foodsnob LOL)… and they absolutely NAILED IT! This is Chili 🙂 I LOVE Chili and would hate it toContinue reading “Chili”
There’s a reason there is a whole series of books written called; “Chicken Soup for the Soul”. Chicken soup is the ultimate meal that will warm up your belly and your heart… It’s such a comforting meal. Here is the version that I like to make 🙂 Don’t be afraid to make a double batch,Continue reading “Chicken Soup”
Your recipe arsenal isn’t complete without a fail proof recipe for crispy drumsticks, am I right? This recipe will yield perfectly done, flavorful and crispy drumsticks every time and isn’t a hassle to prepare either! Ingredients 8-10 medium drumsticks (I was in a hurry and could only find packages with 5 drumsticks each in themContinue reading “Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks”
This website wouldn’t be complete without a great Mac and Cheese recipe, right?! So here it is 🙂 Easy, breezy comfort food that will quickly fill the bellies and hearts of your whole family (and friends alike)! Ingredients 16 oz fresh cauliflower, chopped into bite sized pieces 14 oz smoked sausage 1/4 cup heavy creamContinue reading “Baked Cauliflower “Mac and Cheese” With Smoked Sausage”
Growing up in the Netherlands, schnitzel was one of the staples for dinner. It has it’s origin in Germany and is one of my dad’s favorite dishes. Essentially it is a large, thin pork chop, with a coating of breadcrumbs. It’s often served with french fries and mayonnaise …. (these dots are me drooling… lol).Continue reading “Crispy Pork Chops (Schnitzel)”
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