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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 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. ...

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, ...

Carolina BBQ Sauce

"Your Keto Carolina BBQ sauce is a great salad dressing!" That's not really what pitmasters want to hear from their wives when they unveil a new BBQ sauce recipe they have spent countless hours perfecting, is it? One of the really interesting (and humbling) aspects of any sort of creative work is the realization that once you put something out there for the world to consume and hopefully appreciate, it's not really yours anymore. Now, I don't mean that it's "not mine" in the sense that ...

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 ...

Argentine Short Ribs (Tira de Asado)

When it comes to dealing with grocery store meat departments and getting cuts of meat that are comparable (and better?) than what you find in your local steakhouse, there is really one thing I want to make sure I impress upon everyone. That is, "Ask and ye shall receive." So it is with these Argentine Short Ribs, known there as "Tira de Asado". "My supermarket says they don't carry Argentine Short Ribs," you say? Well, that is technically true, but also sort of misleading. They don't ...

Smoke Roasted Ribeye

Some of my most powerful memories are food related. I think that a lot of the recipes that I develop stem from trying to relive past happy memories in the only way that I can possibly replicate with any sort of precision. People and places change.  Smell, taste, and sound are always the same. It's like playing an old record. Some things stay the same no matter what, and that's comforting. My Smoke Roasted Ribeye is one of those recipes that arose from the attempted recreation of a memory. ...

Dill Pickle Greek Yogurt Dip

Don't get me wrong, I like mayo. It's glorious on hot dogs, hamburgers, and in my egg salad. With cut-up vegetables, or *gasp* pork rinds, not so much. I think it is the dark eggy-ness of it. When I eat it on things with a lot of freshness or flavor pop, it just seems to take over everything and drag it down. For someone on a low carb diet who goes to great lengths to eliminate all added sugar in his diet, it is also problematic as there are some brands with a fair amount of added sugar. ...

Texas Keto BBQ Sauce

I'm a big believer in going for the gold if you are going to do something at all. Since this is a heavily meat and bbq-centric low carb recipe blog, I'm going to combine all of the big hot-button topics that make BBQ fans and low carb dieters lose their minds: keto BBQ sauce, portion-controlled sugar, artificial sweeteners, and Splenda. Some people just want to watch the world burn. I want to establish something right out of the gate. It's basically impossible to create a sauce that anyone ...