Showing posts with label Recipes: Keto. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes: Keto. Show all posts

Jul 10, 2018

Low Carb and Keto Pizza Options

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 Whenever people hear I'm on a keto diet, first they are amazed at my results (blood sugar normalized after previously needing insulin, blood pressure and cholesterol normalized, hidradenitis supporativa in remission, regained energy, and 45 lbs. lost effortlessly!). But then most people say something like, "Wow, I could never eat like that. I need my [insert carby food here]." I think this shows just how addicted to carbs (which are reduced to sugar in the body) many people are. Still, I always let them know that you can almost always find a keto version of whatever carby food you think you can't live without (which I recommend they save as a treat, rather than eating daily). For many people, this food is pizza.

Turns out, there are a lot of ways to eat pizza without a fattening crust. (Cause with keto, we aren't worried about all that cheese, unless someone has an intolerance to it - in which case they can use dairy subs.) Here are just a few you can choose from.
Fat Head Pizza by Fat Head.
Many people consider this the Holy Grail of low carb/keto pizzas. It is pretty dang good, in my opinion. You can also omit the egg and have a decent crust, also (which is good for people like me who are allergic or intolerant to eggs).


On Pinterest, you'll find a lot of variations for this type of pizza, but this basic recipe is a great start. This stuff is so popular, you can even buy a version in the frozen section of many grocery stores!

Ultimate Cheese Crust Pizza by Cut the Wheat.
Cheese crust pizza is a quick and easy favorite at my house. I often simply scatter shredded mozzarella onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, pop it into the oven until it's just beginning to turn golden, add pizza sauce and toppings, and return to the oven until a little more golden. I can never seem to get a crispy crust, but it sure is delish! Here's a skillet version to try, too.

Pork Rind Pizza by Hey Keto Mama.
I don't like eating pork rinds by themselves. (Yuck!) But I have learned that you can turn pork rinds into some pretty amazing dishes. (My favorite keto pancakes are made with pork rinds!) I haven't yet tried making a pizza crust from them, but folks tell me it's pretty amazing.

Cauliflower Pepperoni Pizza Casserole by Closet Cooking.
Sometimes you don't need a crust at all, as with this tasty pizza casserole. When I make this,  I like to add more meat - like sausage - to make it a heartier meal for my growing kids.

Zucchini Pizza Boats by Cooking Classy.
Using a low carb veggie as the crust is another way to go. Zucchini is a popular choice, as is Portabella mushrooms.







Or you can shred the zucchini and make a more bread-like pizza crust. Here's a similar recipe using spinach.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust by Eat a Great Deal.
No low carb pizza collection would be complete without at least one cauliflower crust pizza. You can also buy cauliflower crust pizzas in the frozen section of many grocery stores, but they often have questionable ingredients and are too high carb for true keto-ers.

Spinach Tomato Meatza by Low Carb Yum.
Meatza is a popular low carb choice. Basically, instead of a crust, you use meat (usually ground beef or ground beef and sausage), then put pizza toppings on it to make a sort of casserole.



When I don't have a lot of time to make dinner, I throw pizza into my Instant Pot. I double this recipe for my family of four. Sometimes I also make this recipe in the oven: Layer the ingredients in a casserole dish - using cooked beef - and bake at 350 degrees until heated through and bubbly.

For a quick pizza fix, using deli meat as a crust works well. Just add the toppings of your choice.

Pizza in a Bowl by My Montana Kitchen.
An even quicker and easier way to tame your pizza craving is to put all the toppings you love in a bowl, then heat it in the microwave or oven.


There are almost too many low carb pizza choices! You just have to find which ones you like best. Happy sampling!

Apr 24, 2018

The BEST Salsbury Steak Recipe (Keto, Low Carb, LCHF)

keto recipe, low carb recipe, LCHF recipe, diabetic recipe
I have kids. And being kids, they are picky eaters. In fact, the only things I can count on them always eating are pizza, hot dogs, and hamburgers...Oh, and Salsbury steak! Actually, Salsbury steak has become one of my entire family's favorite meals, and this recipe (which I orgianlly found over at Low Carb Mavin) pleases everyone - whether or not they are eating keto.

P.S. I know the photo shows a very large serving of meat. I don't eat so much meat! It's my hubby's serving :)


https://sites.google.com/site/proverbs31womanprintables/home/the-best-salsbury-steak-recipeThe BEST Salsbury Steak Recipe


1 1/4 lbs. ground beef (I use 80/20 ground chuck)
3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/4 cup crushed pork rinds (If you oppose this ingredient and aren't low carb, sub breadcrumbs; you may also omit this ingredient altogether, but the resulting Salsbury steak isn't nearly as good!)
1/4 cup + 1/3 cup heavy cream
Salt
Pepper
Bacon drippings or olive oil 
1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
8 oz. button mushrooms, chopped fine
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon beef stock or bouillion
1 tablespoon butter





1. In a small bowl, combine the pork rinds (or breadcrumbs) and 1/4 cup heavy cream. Set aside and allow to soak for about 10 minutes.

2. In a medium bowl, use your hands to combine ground beef, Worcestershire, and Montreal seasoning. With a spoon, stir in the pork rind mixture.

3. Divide the beef mixture into 4 sections and form each into patties. Season both sides of each patty with salt and plenty of pepper.

4. Warm a large skillet over medium heat. One hot, add a teaspoon or two of bacon drippings or oil. Once melted, add the beef patties.

5. Cook beef patties until their internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. Remove from the skillet and set on a plate, tenting with foil. Set aside.

6. Reduce heat to medium and add the mushrooms. (If there's little fat in the pan, add a dollop of butter.) Saute for about 1 minute. Add the onions and saute until tender.

7. Add the stock and water, deglazing the pan by scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the skillet.

8. Add the cream and any juices that have accumulated on the plate the patties are sitting on. Simmer until sauce thickens a bit. Stir in the butter and season with salt and pepper.

9. Serve the patties with sauce spooned over them.

Makes 4 servings. Estimated nutrition, according to SuperTracker: 430 calories; 27 g. protein; 4 g. carbs; 1 g. fiber; 34 g. fat.


Jan 31, 2018

Cauliflower Rice "Mac & Cheese" - Keto, LCHF, Low Carb Recipe

Cheesy Cauli-Rice
I've now gone down 5 clothing sizes - a wonderful side effect of reversing my diabetes by eating a keto (ketogenic) diet. Happy dance! An awful lot of people are interested in how I've taken control of my health through diet, but most of them, upon hearing how I eat, say, "Oh, I could never give up potatoes" or "I couldn't live without pasta." I find this sad, largely because the keto diet is pretty effortless. It's incredibly freeing to no longer crave carby foods, nor feel constantly hungry because of them. Keto is so satisfying, you honestly don't miss all those old comfort foods.

And you can create new comfort foods that are  FANTASTIC, yet so much healthier! Enter my cauliflower rice "mac & cheese." Creamy, cheesy goodness, people! And all from a low carb veggie.

https://sites.google.com/site/proverbs31womanprintables/home/cauliflower-rice-mac-cheese-recipeCauliflower Rice "Mac & Cheese" Recipe

Cauli-rice from 1 medium cauliflower head (learn to make your own here, or buy about 24 oz. in the frozen vegetable section. Just be sure prepared cauli-rice has no added ingredients)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese (or any cheese of your choice)
Butter
Salt
Pepper

1. Melt about 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet placed over medium heat.

2. Add the cauli-rice and cook until soft and translucent, adding more butter if necessary to keep the "rice" from sticking to the pan.

3. When the "rice" is tender, add the cream and grated cheese. Cook, stirring occassionally, until the cheese melts and the mixture is bubbly. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.







Makes about 5 servings. Estimated nutrition, according to SuperTracker: 248 calories; 11 g. protein; 7 g. carbs; 2 g. fiber; 21 g. fat.


Dec 28, 2017

Top 5 Most Popular Posts for 2017 - Plus Top Posts of All Time!

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2017 is nearly at an end, which means it's time for reflection and maybe some new goals. This year has certainly been a life-changing one for me: Reversing my diabetes (and most of my other health complaints) through a keto diet; hubby no longer commuting 92 miles one direction in order to get to work; and my need to do more to help support my family financially. And one of the things I always do around this time of year is access this blog.

So let me ask: What are my readers (you!) needing from me? Please, let me know in the comments below!

Another way I learn what readers want is to look at this blog's most popular posts from the previous year, and for the entire life of the blog. (Did you know I've been writing this blog since 2009?! Holy smokes!)

Most Popular Posts from 2017


# 5. Catnip for Human Medicine 
This popular post was inspired by the catnip patch that came with our homestead - and which our cat (who also came with our homestead) adores. I was surprised to learn catnip is so beneficial for humans, especially for helping us relax. It also repels mosquitos better than DEET. Find out what else catnip is good for by clicking here.

http://proverbsthirtyonewoman.blogspot.com/2017/07/catnip-for-human-medicine.html#.WkVtLnlG0dh

# 4. How to Get Out from Under the Laundry Pile
A lot of you struggle to keep up with your family's laundry, and in this post, I give you my best tips for how I make laundry easy and stress-free. 

http://proverbsthirtyonewoman.blogspot.com/2017/11/how-to-get-out-from-under-laundry-pile.html#.WkVtZHlG0di

#3. Can I Use My Instant Pot Pressure Cooker for Canning?
The Instant Pot electric pressure cooker (buy it here) hit the world by storm in 2017, and my third most popular post definitely reflects that. In it, I dispell myths about using pressure cookers as pressure canners. Be sure to read it before you can!

http://proverbsthirtyonewoman.blogspot.com/2017/06/can-i-use-my-instant-pot-pressure.html#.WkVtnnlG0dh

#2. Cauliflower Chowder Recipe
Combine the Instant Pot and a keto recipe and you get my second most popular post from 2017. This is actually a revised version of a non-keto, non-Instant Pot recipe I posted in 2015. It's been a family favorite, so when I went keto, I was thrilled it was easy to make low carb. It's also easy to make in the Instant Pot (or slow cooker/crock pot, or the stove top). 


http://proverbsthirtyonewoman.blogspot.com/2017/03/cauliflower-chowder-recipe-low-carb.html#.WkVtx3lG0dh

 #1. 50 Low Carb and Keto Thanksgiving Recipes
When I started eating keto in December of 2016, I never dreamed that keto recipes would turn into the most popular posts on my blog! It's really a testament to this healthy diet, which truly works for treating type I and type II diabetes, cancer, Lyme disease, epilepsy, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, metabolic disorder, sleep disorders, pain, infertility (especially PCOS), multiple sclerosis, and other diseases - not to mention for losing weight, especially when the pyramid diet fails. (I've lost 45 lbs., my husband has lost 60 lbs.) Keto works, my friends!

http://proverbsthirtyonewoman.blogspot.com/2017/09/50-low-carb-and-keto-thanksgiving.html#.WkVt9XlG0dh






Most Popular Posts of All Time


#5.  Easy Refrigerator Pickled Beets
Here's a little secret: I hate pickled beets. But my family loves them - and, apparently, so do you! This post from 2014 continues to be among my most read. 

http://proverbsthirtyonewoman.blogspot.com/2014/08/easy-refrigerator-pickled-beets.html#.WkVuJ3lG0dg

#4. The Best Free Apron Patterns on the Net
I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves a good apron - or two, or three, or...Since 2011, this post has pointed ya'll to some pretty awesome, free patterns for my favorite kitchen accessory.

http://proverbsthirtyonewoman.blogspot.com/2011/05/the-best-free-apron-patterns-on-net.html#.WkVuX3lG0dh


#3. 6 Ways to Teach Kids the Books of the Bible
I'm so happy at least one God-centered post is popular on this blog! ;)

http://proverbsthirtyonewoman.blogspot.com/2011/06/6-ways-to-teach-kids-books-of-bible.html#.WkVuiHlG0dh


#2. How to EASILY Clean Ceilings & Walls - Even in a Greasy Kitchen!
It turns out, greasy kitchens are my specialty. I also specialize in finding "lazy girl" ways to clean. This post from 2014 combines both these "talents."

http://proverbsthirtyonewoman.blogspot.com/2014/09/how-to-easily-clean-ceilings-walls-even.html#.WkVurHlG0dh

#1. How to Train Chickens
This has been my most read post since 2012, which cracks me up! I'd have never thunk it. But I guess hubby and I are pretty good at getting our hens to cooperate and do the things we want them to.
http://proverbsthirtyonewoman.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-train-chickens-and-get-them-to.html#.WkVu1nlG0dh






Sep 20, 2017

50 Low Carb and Keto Thanksgiving Recipes

Keto, LCHF, and Low Carb Recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the holidays
I discovered I was diabetic last year, right around the holidays - so I guess it's no wonder I've been planning a keto-friendly Thanksgiving since then. I confess, the thought of not having all my favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas foods was really depressing. But then I realized, I don't have to feel deprived! Thanks to the Internet, it's so easy to come up with low carb (or keto or LCHF) alternatives that taste fantastic!

Now, if Thanksgiving isn't at your house, or you have carbavores who insist on the old standbys, admittedly things will be more difficult. There is hope, though! Focus on the turkey, ham, or whatever meat you traditionally have. (Hopefully not ham covered in sugar - but if that is what's served, just cut off the "crust" of the ham.) Then bring a side and a dessert you can eat.

I've included single or small serve desserts, if you feel you're the only one who will be eating them - but honestly, if you don't tell anyone food is low carb, they'll probably never know! In fact, in my experience, non-low carbers tend to prefer my keto dishes over versions they are used to. (Because fat adds flavor, friends.)

Enjoy!



Gravy:
Creamy cauliflower mash with gravy, via Keto Connect.
The Ultimate Keto Gravy 
Keto Giblet Gravy 
Low Carb Chicken (or Turkey) Gravy
Paleo (and Low Carb) Gravy

Stuffing:
Low Carb Sausage and Cheddar Stuffing
Cauliflower Stuffing
Cauliflower Rice Stuffing 
Mushroom, Bacon, and Cauliflower Stuffing  
Pork Rind Stuffing 
Low Carb "Cornbread" Stuffing

(Hint: Have you tried low carb cauliflower replacements before and hated them because of a strong cauliflower flavor? Try using frozen cauliflower! In my experience, it's far more mild-tasting.) 

Bread:
Low Carb Garlic Parmesan Knots
Low Carb Cheddar Biscuits 
Low Carb Cranberry "Cornbread" Muffins 
Low Carb Dinner Rolls 
Almond Flour Low Carb "Cornbread" 
Coconut Flour Low Carb "Cornbread"


Low carb, crustless pumpkin pie, via Low Carb So Simple.
Mashed Potatoes:
Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower 
Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower 
Keto Mashed Cauliflower and Gravy 

(Hint: Remember, frozen cauliflower has a more mild flavor.)  

Sides & Other:
Sugar-Free, Low Carb Cranberry Sauce
3 Cheese Ham and Broccoli Casserole 
Low Carb Green Bean Supreme Casserole 
Skillet Green Beans 
Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms 
Keto Creamed Spinach 
Low Carb Broccoli Salad 
Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Sauce
Low Carb Egg Nog 
Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte 
Low Carb Gingerbread Men 






Pies and Desserts:
Keto Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Sauce.
Crustless Low Carb Pumpkin Pie 
Crustless Pumpkin Pie II
Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse 
Pumpkin Pie in a Bowl 
Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake
Mini Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecakes  
Low Carb Pumpkin Cake Roll 
LCHF Cheesecake 
Keto Brownie Cheesecake 
Boston Cream Cheesecake
Low Carb Chocolate Silk Pie 
Low Carb Chocolate Pie
Keto Brownie Cheesecake
Low Carb Mock Apple Pie Filling
Low Carb Pecan Pie 
Low Carb Pecan Pie Bars 
Almond Pie Crust 
Coconut Flour Pie Crust
Keto "Graham Cracker" Crust 
Low Carb Chocolate Pie Crust

(Hint: Anytime you can omit the pie crust, do! It will save a ton of carbs. Cheesecake and pumpkin pie are easy - and delicious - without a crust.)

Aug 15, 2017

Blackberry Recipes (Recipes for Canning, Freezing, Drying, Fermenting, and Eating Right Now!)

Recipes for Canning, Freezing, Dehydrating, Fermenting, and Eating Right Now. Including Low Carb, Keto Recipes
We are having a bumper crop of blackberries this year! I've never seen either the thornless, domestic blackberries or the wild, invasive blackberries produce with such abundance. And while I already have enough berries in the freezer for one year, you can bet I'm taking advantage of this crazy good crop to preserve berries for years when the crop is meager. So...what can we do with all these blackberries? Oh, have I got ideas for you!

Freezing Blackberries

Freezing is the easiest preservation method to preserve blackberries for future use. The "right" way to do it is to lay the berries in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet, pop them in the freezer, and when they are good and hard, pour them into freezer safe containers. The way I actually do it, however, is to pour berries into freezer safe containers of the size that contain the amount of berries I want for particular jobs, like making a cobbler or pie. Yes, the berries stick together. But no, it doesn't matter because of the way I am using them.

Canning Blackberries

* Whole Blackberries in Syrup
* Blackberry Lemonade Concentrate
* Backberry Jelly (without added pectin)
* Blackberry Jam (with added pectin)
* Blackberry Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
* Blackberry Jam (with Pomona's Pectin)
* Razzleberry (blackberry and raspberry) Jam
* Lower Sugar Blackberry Jam 
* Blackberry Apple Jam
* Blackberry Rhubarb Lime Jam
* Bumbleberry (blackberry, strawberry, and blueberry) Jam
* Blackberry Pie or Cobbler Filling  (another version here)
* Blackberry Syrup
* Blackberry Applesauce






Fermenting Blackberries

* Blackberry Fermented Soda
* Fermented Whole Blackberries
* Blackberry wine 


Baking with Blackberries

* Blackberry Crumble Muffins
* Blackberry Apple pie
* Iron Skillet Blackberry Pie
* Blackberry Custard Pie 
* Blackberry Trifle
* Blackberry Turnovers
* Blackberry Cobbler
* Blackberry Cheesecake Squares
* Blackberry Oatmeal Cookies 
* Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting 
* Blackberry Crumb Bars 
* Blackberry Bread 
* Blackberry Pound Cake 
* Blackberry Coffee Cake
* Blackberry Banana Bread
* Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies
* Blackberry Crisp
* Blackberry Oat Bars

Other Blackberry Recipes


* Blackberry Iced Tea
* Blackberry Cream Cheese Spread 
* Blackberry, Basil, and Ricotta Pizza 
* Blackberry Ice Cream (no churn) 
* Blackberry Sorbet
* Blackberry Frozen Yogurt
* Cream Cheese Blackberry Crepes 
* Blackberry Tarragon Salad Dressing 
* Balsamic Blackberry Vinaigrette
* Thai Blackberry Basil Chicken
* Blackberry Glazed Salmon
* Blackberry and Rosemary Pork Tenderloin
* Blackberry BBQ Sauce (another version here)






Low Carb/Keto/Diabetic Blackberry Recipes

* Low Carb Blackberry Cobbler
* Low Carb Blackberry Gelato 
* Low Carb Blackberry Ice Cream (no churn)
* Low Carb Blueberry Cream Cheese Crumble (substitute blackberries) 
* Low Carb Blackberry Coffee Cake 
* Keto Mixed Berry Cake Bars 
* Keto Blackberry Fat Bombs 
* No Sugar Added Blackberry Jam 
* Low Carb Berry Sauce 
* Low Carb/Keto Blackberry Cheesecakes 
* Low Carb Blackberry Custard Pie 

What About Dehydrating Blackberries?

I don't recommend it, because I believe it makes the seeds more pronounced. But if you'd like to try it, here are some directions.

You can also make blackberry leather (fruit roll ups).


A Word About Washing and Bugs

If the Internet is believable, a lot of people wash their berries before preserving or eating them. The trouble with this, though, is the flavor of the berries is greatly diminished after washing. If you're worried about surface bugs, just leave the berries in a container outside for an hour or so. Spiders and such will flee during that time. Hand pick any leaves or other debris off the berries. I don't get very picky about this. A few tiny pieces of leaves aren't going to hurt anyone!


Aug 8, 2017

4 Ingredient No Sugar, Low Carb, Soft Serve Ice Cream

keto ice cream
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Is there anyone who doesn't love ice cream? Probably not. And on these hot summer days, it sure is nice to have a cool, sugar free treat to enjoy. Lately, I've been on an ice cream binge - mostly because my daughter wants an ice cream social birthday party, and most of our family is now eating keto. I wanted to be sure I had ice cream they could enjoy, too, so I've been testing recipes. (Poor me!) Here's what I've learned:

* There is no such thing as a truly low carb, store bought ice cream. And even if there were, the ingredients lists are truly disgusting.

* Low carb ice cream is really easy to make...but once frozen, it loses its creaminess unless you add glycerine or vodka, or you make an egg-based ice cream. Most of the time, that's too fussy for me.

* Homemade soft serve, low carb, no sugar ice cream is the bomb! Seriously, I have this stuff as a meal replacement and feel like I'm cheating when I'm totally not.

Here's my favorite go-to recipe.


Easy 4 Ingredient Low Carb, No Sugar, Soft Serve Ice Cream
https://sites.google.com/site/proverbs31womanprintables/4-ingredient-no-sugar-low-carb-soft-serve-ice-cream 
To make this ice cream, I use my Cuisinart ice cream maker, but you could use the bag method, or the mason jar method, instead.


1 1/4 cups heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup sweetener (I use Sukrin1)
1/4 cup ice cold water
1 tablespoon real vanilla extract

1. Mix all the ingredients together in one tub of the ice cream maker. Turn the machine on and let it churn for about 25 minutes. Eat right away.

Churning mint chocolate chip keto ice cream.







This is just a simple vanilla recipe, but it's easy to jazz things up:

For coffee ice cream, omit vanilla extract and add1 level tablespoon of instant coffee.

For mint chocolate chip, omit vanilla extract and add 2 drops mint extract. In the last 5 minutes of churning, add 5-10 squares Lily's chocolate, chopped. (Or use the low carb, no sugar chocolate of your choice.)

For strawberry, omit vanilla extract and add 2 drops strawberry extract. In the last 5 minutes of churning, add 4 or more strawberries (chopped up).

For more easy flavors, browse your grocery store's extracts (found in the baking aisle) and add a drop or two in place of the vanilla extract in the original recipe.


Serves 4. Estimated Nutrition, according to SuperTracker, per serving for the vanilla ice cream: 266 calories, 2 g. protein; 2 g. carbohydrate; 28 g. fat