Category Archives for "Keto – Ketogenic Diet"
I didn't think I would like ANY kitchen tool better than my Instant Pot. Pressure cooking is great for most meats and also broth making. Yet about 6 months ago I found something even better. A tool that produces the most tender meats and where it's very very difficult to overcook things, even seafood. In my opinion it's also easier to use than the Instant Pot, and even less hands on time.
Sole (prounounced solay – not like the fish) is in my opinion an indispensible part of a keto, low carb or zero carb diet. I recommend it to anyone that is starting this way of eating to alleviate the “low carb / keto flu” that tends to happen when our bodies switch from burning glucose to burning ketones for fuel.
Since I've been on zero carb and keto I've wanted a beef jerky snack that I can take with me and needs no refrigeration. Yes, I could buy jerky but the ones without the chemicals and sugar are expensive. Even the beef jerky with sugar is expensive, actually!
So I looked at my freezer full of ground beef – grass fed hamburger and said ‘why can't I do this myself?' My ground beef grass-fed jerky was born! And the good thing is, I can flavor this however my family wants. I made mine in my Excalibur dehydrator but it's almost as easy to make this in your oven.
Since I started on a Zero Carb diet, some mornings I've been getting into the bad habit of drinking broth with some gelatin in it. Don't get me wrong, bone broth and gelatin are great for me, but not as a meal replacement. I want to practice actually eating when I'm hungry and giving my body the nutrition it needs, not displacing my hunger and becoming a ravenous tiger at lunchtime or dinner.
I also wanted to find a quick, easy breakfast that I could take with me on the run. Also sometimes I just don't want to eat solid meat in the morning, but I do want to eat, and I'm limiting the amount of eggs I consume. I came up with a GREAT alternative, zero carb, keto quick meal, “protein shake”!
Yes, I know that a Zero Carb diet is “supposed” to be all animal foods. HOWEVER, I've been having some digestive issues as of late, and have felt the need to add a bit of fermented good bacteria into my system. We will see how this sauerkraut related cousin works…
This recipe has been around the interwebs for a long time and I just made it for the first time today. It is hands down the best (and easiest) chicken recipes I've made, so I had to share.