Keto Progress Update

On the left, two years ago.  The shot on the right was taken this month.  These days non-black pants don’t scare me quite so much.  I found these at Goodwill–a pair of Old Navy’s in a size 8.  It’s another one of those too-good-to-be-true things about keto that I love.  I had a new in-body […]

Keto Bread

This recipe is adapted from Against All Grain by Danielle Walker and I want to give a shout out to her.   Danielle has a great story of  recovery from an autoimmune disease through a paleo style nutrition.   Her recipes are not keto as she can use various forms of sugar such as honey and […]

Eighteen Months of Keto

Well, a year and a half low carb/keto.  I wonder when I’ll stop counting?? In some ways, it seems like yesterday that I saw that first facebook post that sent me off in this direction.  It was a life-changing moment.  In other ways, it’s starting to feel like . . . well, like life.  Like […]

Mexican-Style Cauliflower Rice

One of our favorites!  We have this most every week.  If you need a dish for a potluck, double it.  It goes over very well and no one has to know that it’s a low carb/keto dish.  It also keeps well for a couple of days in the fridge for leftovers. One package of frozen […]

How Do You Change Your Life With Keto?

You  ask yourself:  “what would I love?”  Even better, you spend some time writing down the answers you get to that question about what you’d love. And then you start looking for a little spark of belief:  “Maybe it’s possible?”  You think about the possibility, even if it seems like a far-fetched possibility, and fan […]

Success Stories

So many of my friends getting on the low carb keto wagon! Ran into a former co-worker the other day at Aldi’s and she’s lost 44 pounds! And another friend wrote me that she’s lost 18 pounds and her blood sugars are down. YaY! Just yesterday I heard from another friend and low-carber who began […]

I Could Never Give Up XYZ . . .

I hear so many people say, “Oh, I could never give up bread”. . . or “Oh, I could never give up sugar” . . . or fruit, or carbs, or chips, etc. etc. etc.  Sigh.  Yes, I know.  It’s hard to think about never eating a beloved food again.  But what if you have […]

Salad Dressings

One of my favorite things about this way of eating is being able to have full-fat, beautiful dressings to go with salads.  I used to hate all those low-fat, low-calorie versions that are mostly water back before I found keto.  I buy no-sugar, full-fat dressings from the store to use on occasion when I don’t […]


We love chicken wings here at our house.  And this week’s version was the easiest version ever.  Thaw, pat dry, salt & pepper, then deep fry in  lard.  That’s it.  They were great! (The cookbook The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse is a new one to us. Lots of dairy free options in Maria’s books if […]