Cowboy Butter

Lately I’ve been making compound butter to put on steaks and burgers.  I got inspired to make them after a friend gave me this cute little mold.  Thanks, Nancie!   This one is Cowboy Butter.  If you like horse radish and you’re looking for ways to add more healthy fat to your intake, you might […]

Ice Cream & Grandchildren. . . Life is Good

We made Carrie Brown’s Bubble Gum Bliss Ice Cream when the kids came to visit last month. And a batch of mint chocolate chip too! Sometimes it’s hard to believe our good fortune to be able to share good-tasting and fun foods  even while we’re living sugar-free and low carb keto.  Here’s our Betsy trying […]

Pumpkin Spice Ideas

Don’t let Starbucks convince you to get off track during this pumpkin spice time of year!  It’s completely unnecessary because you can get something really satisfying that actually helps you lose weight and feel good about celebrating fall.  There’s not a PSL in the world that’s worth seeing the scale go up or having to […]

Keto Con 2017

Mark and I had a wonderful time at Keto Con.  We met so many nice people, including the Ketovangelist team, Jimmy Moore, and the one and only Carrie Brown.  Carrie shared her story of how keto has helped her stablize her bipolar illness and it was beautiful.  We heard story after story of keto helping […]

Quick & Easy Keto Food Ideas

Here’s a collection of ideas for quick & easy foods and meals if you’re just starting out on this low carb ketogenic way of eating.  Pretty soon it gets to be second nature and it won’t feel like a puzzle to figure out what to eat.  In the meantime, here are some ideas to start […]

Chocolate Cheesecake Two Ways

We recently took this chocolate cheesecake to a dinner party.  I try to make deserts when we have other people to share them with, that way we aren’t eating the whole thing!  Anyway, I was looking around for a cheesecake recipe and I found  one to adapt in an old Southern Living cookbook. Crust:  1 […]

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 […]