What We’ve Been Up To

I recently learned that our local Vitamin Shoppe is carrying Fat Snax, a keto cookie; and Drop an F Bomb, which are packets of nut butters for on-the-go or travel situations.  The chocolate version of the F Bombs have sugar (so the caution to read ingredient lists stands as usual) but they have several combos […]

Keto Meatballs

I recently discovered that my grandson is a meatball fan.  Okay, so these aren’t Olive Garden meatballs, but he and the rest of the family loved these! Mark enjoyed this appetizer on the patio before the rest of the fam arrived. I mixed two pounds of ground beef, one pound of sausage, 3/4 cup of […]

What We’ve Been Up To – Email Recap

Welcome to our newcomers at the Unity meeting this week!    With daylight savings time, it was still light when we arrived at the meeting! I’m so looking forward to warmer weather and longer days 🙂 If  you’d like to get more information on how and why this way of eating works for weight loss and […]

Garlic Aioli

To make this garlic aioli, I blended 6 cloves of garlic to into a batch of fresh mayo (recipe below).  You can add more or less garlic, depending on your own tastes. Slather it on a bunless burger or serve as a side with any meat or vegetable. For those wondering if it’s really necessary […]

Pizza Skillet

This has become our favorite way to have pizza.  No, there’s no crust.  But really, we do not miss crust anymore.  How is that possible?  I dunno.  As much as we loved bread all our lives; after three years eating keto, we’re all about the main ingredients–cheese, sauce, meats, and toppings. This skillet is easy, […]

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These were so easy to make.  The strawberries need to be rinsed and then allowed to dry thoroughly.  While they are drying, melt  a 9 oz package of lily’s sugar-free chocolate chips with  an ounce of cocoa butter.  If you don’t have cocoa butter, you could also use coconut oil.  Dip the dry strawberries in […]

Tomato Basil Soup

Saute some onion and garlic in butter in  the bottom of a soup pot. Add about a tablespoon of dried basil (I wish I could have found fresh, but basil isn’t in season in January!) and about a teaspoon of dried oregano. Add an 8 oz package of cream cheese and stir til it’s melted. […]

Keto Mint Thins

Don’t let the girl scouts talk you into cookies this year! There are keto versions that we can make that won’t give us grief. Give the girls a donation and let them pass the cookies along to someone else. I’ll be sending my donation to my little friend Aubrey:) So if you’re a fan of […]

Sous Vide Pork Chops

Santa brought me a sous vide for Christmas.  I’ve been wanting one for a while now but dreaded learning how to use it and figuring out where to store it.  But, from these first pork chops, I’d say it’s worth the effort!  This cooking method requires searing the meat after it’s cooked, so there are […]

Keto for the New Year 2019

Our third keto holiday.  Three years of eating good food, losing weight, and reversing diabetes.  I still remember the first time I saw a low carb progress picture on Facebook. I was sitting at Judson and Rachel’s dining room table on Dec 29th, 2015 and I immediately knew I was going to give it a […]