Low Carb Pizza with a CRISPY Cauliflower Crust!!

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The one thing I was super bummed about when I started a low carb keto diet (a.k.a. ketogenic diet) is that I would have to give up pizza. I absolutely LOVE pizza and always have. There are low carb pizzas in the freezer case at the grocery store, but I am trying to stay away from processed foods as much as possible, and I'm pretty sensitive to gluten, even in small amounts.

When I first heard of the cauliflower crust I was pretty skeptical. CAULIFLOWER?? Yuck. I mean, I love the cauli-mashed potatoes and the cauli-rice too, but it seemed to go pretty far to say that cauliflower could replace a gluten filled (or even gluten free starchy) crust.

Well let me tell you, I have just created the mecca of low carb, gluten free, vegetarian pizza. I have actually made pizza MULTIPLE times this weekend trying to make a fairly crispy cauliflower crust, and the results have been amazing to say the least! My other family members that are not low carbers even said that they would eat this pizza, and the confused and surprised looks on their faces when they tasted the pizza were priceless!

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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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Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

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Our entire family loves this sauce as it really is the best home recipe I've found for alfredo. Since I don't eat pasta, I have this on chicken & vegetables (or even no carb shirataki noodles) for a keto-friendly low carb meal, while my family does pasta or rice even. It makes even the plainest chicken or fish seem special! And I always seem to have all of the ingredients on hand, so it's easy to whip up quickly.

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How to Make Coconut Oil Candy ‘Fat Bombs’

Coconut Fat Bomb Candies

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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Sauerkraut — Great Food for Weight Loss!

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Last week I took a few minutes out of my day I made sauerkraut (with no vinegar whatsoever). I had a green cabbage from a local farm. I shredded it, added salt and whey, and mixed it up a bit and pounded it (very meditative to pound a cruciferous vegetable, let me tell you). Was called away and forgot about it. A few hours later I mixed it and pounded some more and packed it into jars, and left them on the counter for three days. Voila! After about 20 minutes work, I have sauerkraut!

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Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing or Vegetable Dip

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Ranch dressing is my favorite, but I hate buying those packets of seasonings that may have questionable ingredients, not to mention those yucky bottled dressings with added sugar! So I developed this easy, inexpensive homemade (no sugar) ranch dressing recipe that literally takes less than 5 minutes to mix up and doesn't even require a blender or food processor. I should call this “Kim's Lazy Ranch Dressing” recipe.

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