Toasted Mug Bread

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

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

Cranberry Sauce

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.

Butter Rubbed Turkey

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?

Beef Tenderloin

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.

Steamed Blue Crabs

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.

German Chocolate Cake

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.