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Keto Cranberry Sauce

The story of how I ended up developing my Keto Cranberry Sauce is not one where I set out to create a keto-fied cranberry sauce. I have an instinctual skepticism of "substitute" foods on low carb diets. It's not really a matter of dogma, I think they can occasionally be good. It's just difficult to do. Copies of iconic originals are generally doomed to failure. You only have to look at the amount of "fathead pizza dough" recipes to see that there is a bit of an obsession in the keto commun...

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 ...

Thai Coconut Curry Cauliflower Rice

In my Madras-Style Mild Curry Powder post, you first heard me discuss the idea that we don't have to re-invent the wheel when it comes to creative ways to flavor our food in the absence of carbs and commercial processing. There are ready-made flavor combinations and dishes just waiting to be adapted to the parameters of a low carbohydrate diet. For this post on Thai Coconut Curry Cauliflower Rice, we will follow the same theme but will move east across the Bay of Bengal from India to Thailand...

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 ...

Bacon Burnt Ends

My little boy is a pretty lucky kid. He ate at more world-ranked BBQ joints before the age of one than most people do in their whole lives, and at some of those more than once. He spends most of his time while I am on the grill or smoker with his nose pressed up against the patio door glass. He's a kid who loves his 'cue. Unsurprisingly, he also loves bacon (and now my Bacon Burnt Ends) and eats them with glee and an expression on his mug that we've come to jokingly call "bacon face". Given ...