Recipes

Classic Steak Tartare – the Perfect Summer Meal

July 20, 2017

It was a hot night and I really wanted to try making steak tartare for the first time ever. I was hungry, craving beef yet not wanting to bbq a steak. I used to love eating raw hamburger or steak as a kid, and I do like my steak rare, but as an adult never […]

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Low Carb Keto Spinach Dip

November 28, 2016

Tis the season for parties! And this spinach dip is a great low carb appetizer dish to take to a party, depending on how it’s made. In this recipe, I reduce the carb count a little more by replacing the carby water chestnuts with a lower carb green onion. For you low carbers or keto […]

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Low Carb No Sugar Ground Beef Jerky

June 10, 2015

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 […]

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Zero Carb “Protein Shake” for a Quick Breakfast

May 12, 2015
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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 […]

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How to Reverse Sear a Steak

April 30, 2015

This is hands down the BEST way to cook steak that I’ve found! It’s a close to foolproof as it comes, folks. Tender, juicy and cooked to your preferred temperature too.

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Is Cabbage Juice the New Zero Carb Gatorade?

April 29, 2015
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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…

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The Bear’s Zero Carb Chicken Recipe

April 27, 2015
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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 one of the best (and easiest) chicken recipes I’ve made, so I had to share.

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8 Low Carb Ways to Grow and Eat Your Own Sprouts

October 22, 2014
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Many of us have eaten sprouts at one time or another. I’ve been keen on them ever since I first tried them in the 1980s. They were all the rage and I’m fairly certain that nearly everyone back then tried them. Eating an avocado sandwich with alfalfa sprouts on whole wheat bread (or in a pita) […]

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Redefining Salad – The Broiled ‘Wedge’

February 26, 2014
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I’m always in search for ways to eat more veggies, especially in the winter time. This “salad” was surprising to me… a natural sweetness combined with the saltiness of the bacon. It’s a super simple side dish to prepare, and is even guest-worthy! You can top it with bleu cheese to make it more traditional […]

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My Favorite Fat Breakfast

October 25, 2013
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The longer I’m on a Paleo Ketogenic diet, the more I’m realizing that I personally need to eat at least 75-80% fat a day to feel ‘optimal’. This takes some adjusting if you’re not used to it! So I thought I’d share my personal favorite fatty breakfast, which is 75% fat, delicious and helps keep […]

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