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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 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 ...

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 ...

Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk

Have you ever had sheer laziness paralyze you in a task only to find out later how easy it actually was? Felt a little silly, right? I've been considering the idea of an artificially sweetened condensed coconut milk for some time, but dismissed it out-of-hand each time as likely not feasible. I don't really have a good explanation for why I thought that. Perhaps it was because I felt that perhaps sugar was key in the dense consistency of it and I'd need an emusifying agent like xanthan gum to ...

Roasting Your Own Coffee

For as much overlap as there is between keto diet culture and coffee culture, I've always been a little surprised that roasting your own coffee has never caught on in a bigger way. It's something I've been doing for about eight years, so it is very much a sustainable project, especially if your morning coffee is a key part of your day.   Here is my thesis. If you care deeply about your morning cuppa whether it be a bulletproof or "black as night" like mine, roasting your own coffee is ...

Creamed Curried Baby Greens

One of the things that I try very hard to convince everyone of on this blog is the notion of a foundational model of home cooking driven by the quality of the end results. As much as we shouldn't let what we see on Pinterest and the food media affect our self-esteem about what we put on the table at mealtime, we still do. It's easy to forget that almost everyone has staff in the form of assistants, food stylists, professional photographers, and the like. That's not to say that you can't compete ...

Tajin Smoke Roasted Sockeye Salmon

As a food blogger, I often feel a lot of (mostly self-applied) pressure to create recipes that are overly produced and done up. There is a lot of reward for visually impressive recipes with long, drawn-out ingredient lists and eye catching headlines. Or perhaps, I just assume there is because of how much of that I see floating around Pinterest. To be honest, the tendency to overly "gourmet-ize" everything is an aspect of food media that I have always been uncomfortable with. I have a formal ...

Madras-Style Mild Curry Powder

One of the frequent complaints from people starting any sort of a low carb diet is flat out palate fatigue. When you consider the degree to which the standard diet in the western world is centered around abundant carbohydrates of all types, it makes sense that a new low carb dieter would feel like they had been set adrift. To a certain extent, it also results from our heavy reliance on "convenience foods" -- things out of a box. If you truly want to keep your carbohydrate intake low, it ...

Freeze Dried Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Do you ever like a product so much that you are almost offended that the manufacturer itself doesn't seem to appreciate what they have? That is the sort of relationship I have with the whole milk version of Fage greek yogurt. Oh, the skim and 2% people get all sorts of flavor and size options. I'm stuck with 16 ounce containers of ...plain. Luckily, I'm never someone to shy away from taking things into his own hands. That spirit, along with a little indignation over my yogurt choices, led me to ...