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)”
Small ingredient list, big flavor punch on this fancy egg dish. It’s super easy to whip up, looks and tastes so good that you can easily serve it any guests you have and it’s filling to boot. Ingredients (for 2 servings) 4 large eggs 2 slices of cooked bacon, chopped 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 thinlyContinue reading “Sunday Brunch Eggs”
Bread! These taste like wheat bread! I’m not kidding… this is the closest to bread any keto recipe I have ever tried has come. In the Netherlands, where I grew up, a normal breakfast and/or lunch would often consist of a “broodje kaas” (a roll with a slice of cheese), and that’s what I hadContinue reading “Keto Rolls”
This is the ultimate “I’m having a long busy day and I won’t have time for dinner” recipe. I made this roast the other day when I planned a day out to a harvest festival with the kids. It was an hour drive, the weather was beautiful and the festival would close at 7 pm.Continue reading “Crockpot Rump Roast”
I already have a brownie recipe posted on this site, but I didn’t want to leave this recipe out for several reasons; It’s completely flourless, it has a whole avocado in it PLUS the whole batch of batter is made in your food processor! That can’t be good you say? Wrong! These are awesome! SoContinue reading “Avocado Food processor Brownies”
If there was a vegetable hall of fame, the Spaghetti Squash would so have a spot there! This amazing veggie is prepared in only a few minutes, tastes great even without seasoning, is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and has a low calorie content next to a high fiber one. Score! Today I usedContinue reading “Spaghetti Squash Bolognese”
I am so bummed that Starbucks doesn’t make a sugar free version of their Pumpkin Spice flavoring! Coffee is my thing, and whenever I want or need a little break I love to treat myself to a large coffee from a coffeeshop. Pumpkin is also my thing, and the two combined are coffee heaven! Anyway,Continue reading “Quick Pumpkin Spice Latte”
We’re getting ready for darker and colder nights and my favorite thing to do when that happens is to make soups and stews. This Curry is not technically one of those, but it tastes like a hybrid and it warms that belly right up. It’s also a great make ahead dish that is easily reheatedContinue reading “Coconut Chicken Curry”
Gingerbread and Speculoos got married and had a baby! That’s what these taste like, no kidding! It’s fall and I have to be careful not to overdo it with the pumpkin since I like it way more than my family does, but who can say no to pumpkin muffins, amiright? I had to tweak theContinue reading “Pumpkin Munchkins”
To be honest, I have never had a real Hushpuppy in my life… I grew up in The Netherlands and we don’t have them there. The author of this recipe says these are pretty darn close to the real thing and since she has given me TONS of delicious spot on recipes, I tend toContinue reading “Hushpuppies”
I like to make meals from scratch, but let’s face it, for most of us juggling all the things (yes, ALL lol) life does not (always) leave us with enough time to stand in the kitchen every day and create such master pieces 😉 Add virtual school and, on Thursday evenings, Hockey nights for meContinue reading “Mozzarella Pesto Pizza”
The air fryer, one of my most used appliances in a normal week (meaning, when I am not working on a themed recipe week like this one!). I use it for almost everything… better yet; I have two of them! We upgraded to an XL awhile ago but kept the smaller one… and it’s superContinue reading “Crispy Tofu on Asian Inspired Salad”
Happy Fall y’all! It’s officially of fall and fall always makes me crave hearty soups. What’s better than a big bowl of soup to warm your belly now that the nights are getting colder and darker? Today our taste buds will visit Mexico through spicy Poblano Peppers, Garlic, Onion, Jalapenos and fresh herbs. As aContinue reading “Chile Relleno Soup”
Welcome to our first theme week! This recipe is the first one of 5 days of vegetarian meals keto style 🙂 Cauliflower rice; it’s a super popular low carb rice replacement and it has taken the world in storm over the past few years. Full disclosure though, I did NOT like it at all atContinue reading “Cauliflower Rice with Mushrooms and Spinach”
This burger was definitely the STAR on this week’s menu! I have been dying to try a recipe from one of my favorite online cooking personalities @Fitmencook and I am happy I finally got around to it. This guy knows how to properly season his dinners! Fresh salmon, combined with creamy cheddar cheese, smoked paprikaContinue reading “Jalapeno Cheddar Salmon Burgers”
Note: There are a lot of different smoked sausages out there. I have seen sausages with as much as 7 grams carbs per sausage. The sausages I used have 1.6 g of carbs. Just know that the stats I posted below will be accurate when your sausage is low in carbs. The tip is toContinue reading “Bacon, Sausage, and Brussel Sprouts”
My kids love raspberries so I have them always on hand, but I also struggle with keeping them fresh. Now, you would say, why don’t you just buy less then? You see, on weeks where I don’t buy enough, they want extra, and on weeks I buy a lot, they forget about them. I don’tContinue reading “Fresh Raspberry Muffins”
Lord! Heaven in a muffin tin! Sweet tooth issues? Don’t know what to take to a potluck without crashing your own diet? So much went through my brain when I tasted these…. There are SO many great keto recipes out there that are free of sugar and can be part of a healthy lifestyle… ThisContinue reading “Mini Lemon Cheesecake Cups”
This one tastes like dessert, and can be eaten like desert with one little tweak, but I made it for breakfast this morning and it was super satisfying. I like having shakes for breakfast; they’re easy and fast to prepare, they are easily bulked up when you wake up hungry, and you can put yourContinue reading “Pumpkin Vanilla Shake”
I sometimes struggle to keep my sides interesting… On busy days I tend to gravitate to veggies as they are… so I steam or stir fry most of them and add some salt, pepper and olive oil and voila, veggies! I do think sometimes that’s a bit boring though and I notice that I amContinue reading “Roasted Cauliflower”
Hummus, the perfect snack! Healthy, goes great with vegetables and is perfect to serve when you have a crowd to please. Traditional hummus uses chickpeas and although really healthy, they are not allowed on a keto diet since they are relatively high in carbs and low in fats. Boo… you would say… Nope! This versionContinue reading “Hummus”
Personally I start researching “pumpkin everything” in June… candles, home fragrances, recipes… To be honest, I could have pumpkin all year round! Even just baking with it makes my heart happy..These brownies don’t taste like pumpkin at all, but it’s the pumpkin that makes and keeps them moist. They are delicious and taste decadent. AContinue reading “Pumpkin Brownies”
Don’t knock it till you try it! This dish is so good! If you don’t own an airfryer I suggest you get one, STAT, but I’ll include the oven version nevertheless 😉 Ingredients 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into florets. Don’t go too small. 1/2 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoonContinue reading “Airfryer Buffalo Cauliflower”
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