Beef Tallow Candles Anyone?

I almost always buy my beef from the local butcher a side at a time.  That way I can get meat that is produced under known conditions (grass fed / grain finished, no additives), it’s less expensive and I have a good selection of cuts on hand at any one time. My freezer is almost…

Allergen free / Carb Free Birthday Cake

My ex-wife, her husband, our son and his family were coming out to Colorado to celebrate her birthday with a ski vacation.  This was to be a very special birthday since she grew up in the area and was always the local driving to the slope each morning and maybe having a new pair of…

Lo Carb Scalloped Summer Squash

Winter is a great time for scalloped potatoes, but scalloped vegetables from the squash family can be just as good, and they can be lo carb. INGREDIENTS 2 Summer squash (zucchini also works well, just make sure it is a lo carb veggie) sliced 1/2 small onion sliced thin 1/2 Cup heavy cream 1 Tablespoon…

Chicken and Riced Caulflower Soup

Snowy winter weather makes me think about soups and chili.  Most commercial soups have a significant level of carbohydrate in every serving (even plain tomato soup).  Not to mention those with rice or noodles.  These are great for quick energy on a winter day, but are not Keto / lo carb friendly at all. My…

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Since wheat and corn are off the diet and I was hungry for tacos, I got to thinking about something other than taco salad.  I was driving by PF Chang’s and came up with repurposing Asian lettuce wraps into taco wraps.  I usually use commercial taco seasoning to flavor my taco meat, but it has…

Riced Cauliflower

Riced cauliflower is getting to be the darling of the diet industry, especially in the Keto / lo carb arena.  At 1-2 g Net carbs per 8 oz as opposed to 35-40 g per 8 oz for rice or potatoes you can see why the carb counters love it.  Riced cauliflower and mashed cauliflower are…

Deep Fried Hamburgers

Going Keto for me includes meat snacks or make ahead meats.  A bun-less hamburger is a quick snack if the meat is already prepared. I first heard about deep frying hamburgers on Good Eats – Reloaded.  I was surprised that I had never seen this method of preparation for hamburgers.  Shortly thereafter, I was browsing my copy…

Turning a New Page

The holidays were not kind to our waistlines, so we are going to start eating low carbs and more of a ketogenic diet. The basic premise is that if you cut out carbs your body will move into a state of ketosis and your body will use stored fat and gluconeogenesis to produce the glucose…