Category Archives for "Whole30"

Classic Steak Tartare – the Perfect Summer Meal

EDIT: /rant: Since I've posted this recipe I've received actual HATE MAIL due to it's raw nature (omg raw beef and egg in one recipe breaks the internet apparently). I have had GREAT health results on raw beef from a trusted local source and a neighbors eggs. As always, you control your source and only make this recipe if those sources are trusted. Knowing your farmer is best. Who knew a recipe that used to be served in every fancy restaurant now makes the internet lose its mind. See first comment by SK below (thanks SK for providing good info and not hate mail!) for actual good advice regarding raw beef. /endrant

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 had any meat so “raw” before. I was a little intimidated.

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Low Carb No Sugar Ground Beef Jerky

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.

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Easy 2 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Mousse

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I got the idea to “keto-ize” this super easy chocolate mousse from a recipe that I saw linked from the Lifehacker site. This is a great dessert for a ketogenic diet because it stretches 1 stevia sweetened chocolate bar into 3 really nice sized satisfying servings. Also you don't really need any additional sweetener, although you could add more if you wanted to. Sometimes, simpler can be better! I made this recipe as-is and the result was fabulous, barely sweet with my favorite brand of stevia sweetened chocolate. The fina sugar free dessert is both dense and fluffy, which is a very pleasing combination!

Best yet, this dessert is only 4.5 net grams of carbs per serving, which are from the sugar alcohols. I eat 1/3 of this recipe at a time and it does not kick me out of ketosis. Try it with some marcona almond slivers and celtic sea salt sprinkled on the final product, it's amazing!

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Sushi Salad with Sriracha Dressing & Seaweed “Croutons”

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This amazing, versatile low carb salad is the accidental product of my laziness. I was trying to come up with a keto paleo sushi (really sashimi) hand roll using seaweed snacks but was having problems with them holding together. After struggling awhile (and having to eat my soggy failures haha), I decided WTH I'm just going to combine all of the ingredients and call it Keto Paleo Sushi Sashimi Salad, with Sriracha dressing and seaweed snacks “croutons”! Wow that's a lot of S's!

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Crispy Nuts – a Nutritious Paleo Keto Snack

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Many recipes in Eat Fat Lose Fat call for Crispy Nuts, and they are also great to eat plain as a nutritious snack. Crispy pecans, almonds, macadamias, peanuts, and cashews can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature; the omega-3 content of walnuts makes them susceptible to rancidity, so store walnuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Skinless almonds are recommended, as the skins can be irritating to the digestive tract, even when soaked.

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How to Make Coconut Oil Candy ‘Fat Bombs’

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These coconut oil ‘candies' or ‘fat bombs' as some people call them, are incredibly useful for evening sugar cravings. They can be made extremely low carb with your alternative sweetener of choice (I prefer xylitol/stevia mix for these), and they are great to have in the fridge for when you are in the throes of a craving, or just great as an evening snack. It's hard to explain but these seem to satisfy something in my body and I can just feel myself going ‘ahhhhhh… I'm better now'. Maybe it's the combination of the cocoa powder and coconut flakes together working it's magic. Whatever it is, I'll take it!

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Yes, you can make Thai Coconut Chicken Soup in less than 30 minutes!

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I love Thai food. So. MUCH. So when I saw this recipe in the Eat Fat Lose Fat book by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig., I jumped at it! An easy soup with Thai flavors that takes less than a half hour to prepare and cook? And, it tastes like something you would get in a good Thai restaurant? I'm all for it!  It also fits very well into Paleo/Primal, Keto (ketogenic) or even a Whole30 plan

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