Raspberry Cocoa Nibs Yogurt Parfait
Valentine's Day comes at a really unwelcome time of the year for someone who spends a lot of time thinking about the pursuit of good health. No matter what I do during the holiday season, I always end up fighting a cold, letting my carbs float up, and generally celebrating a little too much with friends and family.
I had it beaten this year, though. I encountered all the typical slowdowns from holiday obstacles and managed to still build up a head of steam by the time 2018 rolled around. I ...
Keto Mexican Coffee Eggnog
I'm not saying that there haven't been keto eggnog recipes around for a while now, because there have been and they're pretty damn good. It just seems like this holiday season, keto dieters everywhere have collectively sat up and realized just how good it is, to say nothing of being a snap to make. In sharing my Keto Mexican Coffee Eggnog, I hope to introduce you to some points of technique that will help you whether you make this recipe or formulate your own.
The type of eggnog that most ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Dark Chocolate Fudgsicles
Aren't summer colds the worst? I'm not entirely sure if it is that they're objectively more severe than the winter variety or it is just the injustice of being stuck inside during warm weather. They do seem to be more contagious than they are in the winter. I often can escape during the winter when someone else around me gets sick, but we are guaranteed a house full a sick people during the summer once one person contracts it.
This year's version comes packed with a scratchy sore throat that ...
Keto Restaurant-Style Margaritas
When I started to piece together my recipe for Keto Restaurant-Style Margaritas, I started by asking myself, "What is the lime all about?" I have a basic philosophical difference on this question with virtually every margarita recipe I see online. If you spent a lot of time reading margarita recipes, you'd think it was face puckering acidity and not its flavor and scent essence.
We have lime flavored candy and baked goodies of all kinds, both keto and not. Are they inedibly acidic or do they ...
Thai Iced Tea
Thai Iced Tea is a great example of a drink that so perfectly reflects its origins that it is hard to imagine it coming from anywhere else. In a lot of ways, it is a bit of a kissing cousin to the Vietnamese Iced Coffee I posted a couple of weeks ago. The formula of strongly flavored caffeinated beverage + sweetener + tropical climate friendly shelf-stable dairy is hard to go wrong with.
It's also similar to Vietnamese Iced Coffee in that it is a little surprising to me that it hasn't caught ...
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
For as coffee obsessed as we all are, it's astonishing that Vietnamese iced coffee has not caught on in a more substantial way. All of the key components are there for it to be a smash hit in the western hemisphere, and yet it hasn't. I love it enough that I created my Keto Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk with it in mind in order to be able to enjoy it on my keto diet.
To their credit, keto and low carb dieters do seem to be more open to trying food that is outside the mainstream. I think ...
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 ...