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Pumpkin Pie Blender Pops

Well, I held out as long as I could against the march of food blog posts toward complete Pumpkin Spice saturation. By my calculations, we are on a trajectory to arrive at "Peak Pumpkin Spice" sometime shortly before Thanksgiving. I too feel the pull of fall, but I've been reluctant to hop on the pumpkin dessert bandwagon. I don't feel like summer is finished with us just yet. Of course, that might have something to do with the fact that I live in Southern Arizona and it is still in the mid ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...