Low Carb 30 results

Instant Pot Smoked Pork Bone Broth

This Smoked Pork Bone Broth post involved the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my relatively young career as a low carb food blogger -- convincing my family to cut the meat off their ribs and not devour it like a pack of hyenas. In this case, those bones had a higher calling. Thankfully my family, who is used to humoring my weird food projects, was happy to oblige. It wasn't that hard with my nearly fall-off-the-bone ribs. Eventually we worked our way through three racks of ribs and ...

Keto Apple Pie Margarita

When I posted my Keto Hard Apple Cider recipe a few weeks ago, while it is totally delicious on its own, I always intended for it to also be a building block for other recipes. Apples are typically such a no-no on a keto diet that once I had a way of introducing apple flavor to recipes without also adding sugar, it needed to be put to uses beyond just an apple-flavored substitute for wine. So, I did what we always do here in Southern Arizona -- made margaritas. The Keto Apple Pie Margarita was ...

Keto Hard Apple Cider

One of the questions I see the most regarding keto diets is what you can drink as far as booze. The short answer is that beer is out, hard liquor is in, and wine are sort of provisionally in. I say "provisionally" because it really comes down to the style in which they wine is made. It runs a continuum from keto-busting sweet to totally bone dry. Hard cider is much the same situation, but there are few if any options as far as "keto hard apple cider" in stores. So, why is that? I think there ...

Keto Cranberry Kansas City BBQ Sauce

It pretty much says it all about my philosophy on food that I don't make my cranberry sauce with any cranberries at all and that I put cranberries in places most normal people would think they have no business being, like a BBQ sauce. My Keto Cranberry Kansas City BBQ Sauce spells things out loud and clear that absolutely nothing is sacred in my kitchen, but it often is unexpected and delicious. So, what is a Kansas City BBQ sauce? Well, listen -- blood has been shed over less contentious ...

Keto Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Keto Red Wine Hot Chocolate is epitome of a great spiked winter beverage. Dark, rich, and sweet -- with a little kick in the back of your throat from the alcohol in the wine. It's also a recipe that almost didn't happen. Originally, I judged it as too gimmicky and therefore unlikely to be good despite its considerable social media curb appeal. It's sort of hard to argue with the intrinsic draw of chocolate and wine. I try to keep a clear theme in my recipes. In other words, something has to ...

Book Review: The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen

Are any of you big "South Park" fans? There's a classic and now-famous episode called "Simpsons Already Did It" (S6E7) whose theme is basically that no matter what plotline for the show you could think of, the long-running prime time cartoon "The Simpsons" already did it. It's tough stepping into a domain where the greats have been working for a long time. When it comes to the work of Carolyn Ketchum, that motif also runs through the minds of low carb food bloggers. Through her peerless low ...

Kohlrabi French Fries

Yes, you read that right. Keto french fries, and no, they're not potatoes. Everyone who has ever switched to a keto lifestyle has kryptonite foods that you miss periodically despite conquering general carb cravings. Like a lot of people, mine was McDonald's french fries. In the past, I've been known to make multiple stops to assemble the perfect fast food meal. Fries from McDonald's, burgers from In-N-Out, milkshakes and deep fried cheddar cheese curds from Culver's. You can't say I ...

Keto Heinz-Style Ketchup

Making your own ketchup has always been the third rail of home cooking. It is one of those things that seemed out of reach, made by a big complicated piece of industrial machinery. Even I've found myself guilty of admonishing fellow cooks for even bothering to try. "Don't bother, it won't turn out right." "People just expect Heinz and it will be different." "It's not worth the time, just buy it." Oh, but we try anyhow. Surely enough, it is a disaster in every way a recipe can be. ...

Espresso BBQ Pork Ribs

Do we all get to the point in our lives where we look ourselves in the mirror and see that we've done all the things we've sworn we wouldn't? I'm pretty sure that I am there. I'll never buy a truck. (Did it.) I'll never listen to country music. (Did it and liked some of it.) I'll never, ever, ever get an electric smoker. I mean, those things are basically cheating. Right? BBQ is ultimately about heat control. It was one thing to spend time fiddling with a charcoal or gas fired ...

Pumpkin God Salad Dressing

Tell me this isn't your favorite time of the year. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks. Football has returned. Autumn is right around the corner, and everyone's thoughts have turned to the holiday season. Or perhaps that is because Christmas items are already on sale at Costco? It's never too early to stock up on enough ribbon to last seven lifetimes. It's not all bad, though. Just breathe in that crisp, fresh fall air. That crisp, fresh 105+ degree Southern Arizona fall air. Yep, ...