Toasted Mug Bread NAMEToasted Mug Bread DESCRIPTIONToasted bread is a staple food in the American diet. I grew up eating it—just like everyone else in my hometown. When we started eating keto, I quickly realized that I needed a gluten free, low carb replacement for it. What was I going to use to sop up the last bit of foie gras fat?
Grilled Oysters by Chef Alexa of KetoLuxe NAMEGrilled Oysters DESCRIPTIONOne of the best things about traveling the country for food competitions is that I experience regional flavors. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of visiting the Hog Island Oyster Company while in California for the Santa Clara Bacon and Beer Classic. The day before the event, the Mother, Sam, and I
When I started cooking keto, I wanted to combine two of my favorite things: avocados and butter. Both are keto friendly staples. Full of good fats, these ingredients can take a recipe from okay to luxurious. I find Avocado Butter to be the perfect accompaniment for seafood. Try it on Grilled Oysters.
Many people don’t realize that Cranberry Sauce is a versatile condiment. While perfect with Butter Rubbed Turkey, it provides a zesty bite for cream-based dishes and beef. The day after Thanksgiving, I like to have it with a Hot Brown. My version eliminates refined sugar and amps up the flavor. Sugar free, gluten free, and soy free, this low carb recipe for Cranberry Sauce can should be a keto staple for year-round dining.
To keep it keto, I use a natural turkey from a local farmer. Because this type isn’t frozen, I can easily brine it. This creates a deep flavor often missing or provided by sugar in other turkey recipes. My gluten free, sugar free brine keeps the turkey moist while roasting. Why sacrifice flavor for carbs when serving other foods like KetoLuxe Cranberry Sauce and Whipped Cauliflower with Goat Cheese?
For eating keto, beef tenderloin is a nearly perfect food. Lean and flavorful, it lends itself to being embellished with healthy fats in sauces. To make this recipe, I didn’t even have to modify the preparation or ingredients. Naturally low carb and gluten free, beef tenderloin provides lean protein full of flavor. Left-overs are great for week-day lunch meal prep and other dishes like Stroganoff.
Creamy, delicious, and full of fat, Horseradish Whipped Cream makes a perfect accompaniment to Beef Tenderloin and other leans meats. The flavor adds zing and balance that takes KetoLuxe decadence to the next level. Incredibly easy to make from scratch, this savory sauce will wow with flavor.
When we started eating keto, the urge to make steamed blue crabs at home intensified to a fever pitch. Sweet, succulent crabs covered in salty deliciousness with melted butter haunted my dreams. Sam finally relented and let me order a bushel for her birthday. My brother in law Mike cooked them with my Chesapeake Bay Seasoning blend and served them with melted butter to add fat.
Now that we live keto, she was going to give up that tradition. The sugar and carbs in German Chocolate Cake are a no go for people with Type 2 Diabetes (especially those who manage it without medication). Since I love her, I couldn’t let that happen. I knew I needed to create a gluten free, sugar free, low carb cake for my sweetie’s birthday. I would create a recipe for her birthday.
The main ingredient for a basic ganache is chocolate. Since I’ve generally used semi-sweet chocolate in my recipes, I knew that I needed to make it keto friendly. The easy-peasy solution I found is to use Lily’s dark chocolate. Order it online or pick up in your local health food store.
To make this Coconut Pecan Frosting recipe keto, I used Brown Swerve. That’s the secret to success in this recipe. You may be tempted to substitute a different sweetener. DON’T DO IT. Only Brown Swerve will give you the texture and caramel flavor to create a low carb symphony.
Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. It warms your soul on cold, rainy days. It sticks to your ribs and puts a smile on your face. But it is by no stretch of the imagination keto.
When I started thinking about how to turn Hoosier Broccoli Salad keto, I became stuck on the dried fruit. Then, my longing for pomegranate seeds inspired me to include them in this recipe. I hope you warm to the thought of having them in it.