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Grilled Lamb Kidney

Did you know that organ meat has every nutrient the human body needs? It also has the nutrients we are most deficient in. Nothing feels better than getting organs inside you and feeling your body explode in pleasure by its needs being fulfilled.

I haven’t had access to organ meat for a while due to not wanting to scare my mom, but now that they’ve left the house for the weekend I fired up the grill and brought out the kidneys I just got from the market. If you’re going organ you really do want it directly from the farmer. It’s a very sensitive part of the animal body.

The first time I tried organ meat it was because of Sonia over at the healthy foodie. She introduced me to pickled beef tongue:

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See how delicious it looks? Not scary at all. After tongue I went to the market and tried other organ meats from  heart to liver. I slow cooked the heart and even made a casserole with another tongue.

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Ghee Chocolate

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Do you want life to become too easy when it comes to chocolate?

 

Mine is.

 

Let me convert you to my ways.

 

My blisffully deep, chocolate coated and soaked ways.

 

Your brain and mouth shall be ours and so much chocolate will take you into it that you’ll be licking through the cocoa’s melted bliss for hours. Then you’ll realize you never want to escape, and sink in, and be ours forever.

Chocolate drives me insane.

Okay so ghee chocolate. I was going to make a too easy coconut oil chocolate recipe. I just mix a 1:1 ratio of coconut oil and cocoa powder together and it is all my body wants for hours. I feel so synchoronized with it. My body understands it, and has even mapped it in my brain with a permanent spot. Oh yes. Your body maps the nutrients you give it like connections to life. It’s like when you search for someone in a room and find them. Your brain just has these maps of resources. Where’s Waldo but for food.

My most potent brain map connections are to meat, oils, fats and cocoa powder. To combine oil, or any fat, with cocoa, is just a mind symphony reaching through my brain. It connects. My taste explodes with the flavor it knows, and I’m in bliss.

Ghee chocolate was a spontaneous desire and it was so delicious and looked so beautiful I just had to share it with you. It has a more buttery taste than the coconut oil, but I really enjoy it. The taste is a bit more like browned crispy butter fondling chocolate. I love it. In fact, I’m about to go make some more. I might not even chill it.

Update:

I didn’t. It’s incredible both ways. Try it both soft and hard.

Ghee Chocolate

Ghee Chocolate

Ingredients:

1:1 Ratio of Ghee and Cocoa

You can even turn life to epic mode and make ghee yourself.

I use this cocoa. To make your own go to cherry forest.

This will taste bitter at first, but your mouth and taste buds will adjust through time. Have a bit of it and let it be bitter, then add in a bit of sweetener and decrease each day so you can get closer and closer to cocoa.

Cocoa Butter Me

Directions:

Mix together and refrigerate to desired consistency. I like mine about thirty minutes in between soft and hard.

You can also use this as a glaze or pour it over ice cream. I just love it straight. It’s as good as a shot of Lagavulin, and I don’t type that lightly.

Lime Zested

Optional Add Ins

Lime Juice

Lime Zest

Fleur De Sel

Sea Salt

Cinnamon

Berries

Tiny Swirl of Honey

Visual Tutorial:

Mix one part cocoa powder to one part ghee.

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Mixing

Consistently Drip Worthy

For a thicker consistency add more cocoa:

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For a more smooth consistency add more ghee:

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Let it set in the fridge:

Intensely run yourself over me.

You can even sprinkle on salt once it’s set:

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You can also squeeze in some lime juice:

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Low Carb Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Chocolate Stout Meatballs

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Now there are some things that you give up when you go low carb. You say pish posh to bread and its lack of nutrients. You even scold it for taking away from the flavor in burgers. Meat is the true mouth king there.

You do cry at giving up fruit, but your taste buds bow to you within weeks. They appreciate the subtleties in berries and your body loves still being in control.

I never cared for pasta.

The thing I still love in moderation is beer, specifically Icelandic beer. I have a deep infatuation for Iceland. The music makes me dance, the water makes my soul sing and drip out magic and the images of the place get permasoaked into my mind.

This is my favorite 8 tracks playlist of Icelandic tunes.

If you are gluten free as well then they have some gluten free beer already on the market. If you aren’t low carb you could even use cider. I let in a couple of vices in order to make this diet a lifestyle. Beer and the occasional sip of root beer are these vices. Oh and Trader Joe’s green tea mochi. Oh my soft mouthgasm happiness. Mochi ice cream.

Mochi is the main reason I love Japan. A tiny life goal of mine is to make the keto version. Sadly the main flour ingredient is rice.

I still keep it under twenty carbs a day for the sake of keto, and because that’s right where my body loses control and asks for cupcakes.

I mean….we can still have cupcakes. Just keto cupcakes. There’s this stain of strawberry cupcakes in my head though. Wal-Mart ones. I super cheated the first week of keto and ate like twenty cupcakes….*cough* They were so good. Now that I no longer like the taste of sugar those get to remain a memory. When you have old favorites after curbing that sugar addiction your memories get soiled and you have to spit out the taste. Those cupcakes get to remain a delicious mind memory.

Eventually you stop even craving fluff though, your body just asks for meat and veggies and its all it wants. Takes years but it is incredible feeling.

Now on this chocolate stout slow cooker spaghetti squash and meatballs. This memory will always be delicious and it will even deeply take your mouth for years to come. The chocolate and beer both give you earthy flavors that get to soak into the spaghetti squash. I added some fresh thyme for some flavor lifting, but if you just want that chocolate and stout manly vibe then don’t even bother.

This recipe is deeply inspired by I Breathe I’m Hungry’s low carb bison balls in red onion and chocolate stout gravy.

For the Meatballs

1 Pound Ground Beef or Primal Blend

1 Happy Egg

2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour or 1/3 Cup Almond Flour

1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 Tsp Cocoa Powder

1/4 Tsp Cinnamon or Allspice

1 Tbs Avocado or Coconut Oil

1 Cup Chopped Broccoli (Optional)

1 Tsp Salt (Salt once in ball form to keep it on the outside)

For the Gravy:

2 Tbs Butter (Preferably Kerrygold for ultimate mouth seduction)

1/2 Cup Red Onions

1 Cup Dark Beer (Or wine, or beef broth)

2 Tbs Butter (Added at the End)

For the Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash

1.5 Cups water or

1 Tbs Avocado or Coconut Oil (if using oven)

Directions:

  1. Prick the squash with a fork 10-15 times. Pop the whole spaghetti squash into the slow cooker with 1.5 cups water and cook on low  four to six hours or high for three to four hours. Alternatively bake in the oven by cutting it in half and cooking it in a baking dish with oil for 40 minutes at 375 degrees.
  2. Thirty minutes before the squash is finished cooking start the meatballs. It will need 15-30 minutes to cool and the meatballs take about 45 minutes.
  3. Combine all the meatball ingredients, except the salt and the oil. Form them into 15 balls and then sprinkle salt on each ball.
  4. Heat your oil in a cast iron and cook the meatballs for 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned on each side. Remove the meatballs and add the butter to your pan. Toss in your onions and let them soften. Add the broccoli and let it sear a minute. Season with salt and add beer. Stir the meatballs and everything together.
  5. Cover, I used tin foil to cover it, and let it simmer. I let it simmer about ten minutes and it was already reduced perfectly, but mine seemed to go fast. Watch carefully. Remove the cover and let it simmer until reduced, stir in the butter and reduce to your texture desires. Stir in the butter.
  6. Remove the guts of the spaghetti squash and either pour the meatballs and broccoli directly in, and use the spaghetti squash as a bowl, or pull out the pasta and top with meatballs and chocolate stout beer gravy.

Visual Guide:

Enjoy 😉

Nutritional Info for 5 Servings with Guinness

Calories: 427, Fat: 29.3 g, Sodium: 210.2 g, Total Carb: 13.4, Net Carb: 10

 

 

From Pasta to Pizza: 150 Low Carb Substitutes

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Once upon a time the title to this post was: Top 10 Keto Substitutes from Pasta to Pizza.

Then, oh and then, I climbed a tower of swirled spaghetti hair to find a gorgeous layer of keto food bookmarks that merged fantasy into reality. It was then, in the golden hair of a spaghetti squash princess with meatball eyes, that I realized this post was destined to be so much more.

The delicious amounts of food just had to be shared.

This post is the bard to the failed author that started this post with a tiny idea of 10 substitutes with a few examples.

His play was about cheese being part of a sandwich. Sure, it sounds nice, but only someone holding a grilled cheese with OCD would actually go see it. Maybe an artist that believes the art of watching someone make a cheese sandwich supercedes making it at home. The whole heating it part becomes a thrill.

Excuse the cynicism

I’m getting a bit annoyed by artists from living in Marfa. I’m writing a fantasy novel for two months and I’ve been here 21 days. The locals are incredible, but the tourists…. There’s a bunch of young humans that come here to photograph dirt as though it’s new.

Pasta and pizza took a cue on this post from Flint and rained in sodas, alcohol, sweets, tacos, mashed potatoes, rice, snacks and chips in mass abundance. You’re going to have recipes for months. 

Fine fine, I concede. That’s still ten categories.

Don’t worry about running out of room though. This will just take one bookmark spot for you.

I was going through my mega hoard of bookmarks that I stored up when I was first starting ketosis and I realized there were so many it could easily be a 50 keto alternative recipes. Oh ha ha went food reality. We’ve got 100. Oh wait, 120 without even trying?

Nope. 150. There could even be more.

So many humans just love to embrace fats and the full blown pleasure they give our bodies. There are so many recipes from so many great blogger chefs just waiting to be tried.

So let’s start at the beginning, pasta.

Oh a ❤ means it’s my favorite.

Yeah. Emoji Code.

😎 means it is sacred in the keto community and must be treated with mouth respect.

😛 means I’ve tried and love it. It just isn’t the topgasm

Pasta for:

Spaghetti Squash, Cheese, Almond Flour, Zoodles or even Cauliflower Noodles

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I never truly loved Pasta. I’m Irish not Italian. What I did love was the sauce and the meatballs on top of the pasta. I usually set the noodles aside and ate those delicious balls of soaked meat with the respect my mouth dedicated to their seduction. The fun of the noodles playing on my fork was a delight though. The game of ‘keep it on the fork’ is one I never mastered. Gnocchi is awesome. Simply stab.

Now I’ve replaced fun texture with veggie mouthgasms. Spaghetti squash compliments meats and sauces and gets to be a delicious flavor all on its own. You can feel the life nutrients fondle your brain into happiness. Mmmmmmmmm. I love it so much. Excuse me while I go pop a squash into the slow cooker. I recently realized you can just put the whole thing in and cut it once cooked. Recipe coming soon. Still need to take pictures.

Recipes:

24 Low Carb Spaghetti Squash Recipes from BuzzFeed

Cauliflower Mac’n Cheese with English Cheddar and Bacon from All Day I Dream About Food

Garlic Butter Zoodles with Herbs from The Iron You

😎  Keto Garlic Gnocchi from the Primitive Palate

Almond Pasta with Bacon and Wild Mushroom Sauce from The Primitve Palate

Bacon Spaghetti Squash Fritters from Julia’s Album

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Pizza from Shared Appetite

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs from Mind Lifting Mouthgasms

Spaghetti Squash Hashbrowns  from B.Britnell

Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Boats  from Nutmeg Nanny

Pizza Bake with Spaghetti Squash from Anne Sage

Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash from All Day I Dream About Food

Low Carb Ravioli with Two Fillings from Low Carb Ology

Zucchini Lasagna from Say Yes

To Buy:

❤  Your Local Farm : Get to know the people giving you  life.

Miracle Noodle Shirataki Noodles 

No Oodles Zero Carb Noodles 

Bread for:

Almond Flour, Cheese, and Coconut Flour Bread

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Seriously though, we’ve got it covered. Besides, coconut and almonds taste better than wheat. I’ll consider you a friend and use the argument I do with all those that let me leak words into their minds about food. I’ve finally gotten to where food isn’t in every other sentence. *Is so happy to not be food cult minded anymore*

Would you really go to a field and just eat a piece of wheat? Not unless you’re on grass. You would eat coconut or almonds raw though. We use those. It makes baked even better.

Recipes:

😛   Toasted Sub Sandwich Bread / multipurpose bread from Maria Mind and Body

Cauliflower Bagel BLTs from The Iron You

Coconut Flour Biscuits from I Breathe I’m Hungry

😛   Microwave Hamburger Buns from Ruled.Me

❤  Olive and Rosemary Faux’caccia from The Healthy Foodie

Zucchini Feta Muffins from All Day I Dream About Food

Low Carb Soft Pretzels from My Tootie Foodie

Cauliflower Breadsticks from iFood Real

😎   Everything Bagel Dogs from The Primitive Palate

Sausage and Egg Low Carb McMuffin from Taste a Holics

Multi-purpose Low Carb Bread Recipe from All Day I Dream About Food

To Buy:

Julian BakeryPaleo Bread – Almond

Great Low Carb Bread Company

Coconut Flour

Almond Flour

Tacos for:

Lettuce Shell, Cheese or Almond Flour Tacos:

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That crunch, that munch that smoky and spicy meat. Tacos have been my favorite food since I put them inside me. Honestly this was the hardest thing for me to give up and finding that lettuce shell substitute and that Torchy’s bowl kept me from giving up keto.

Recipes:

Crispy All-Cheese Taco Shells from Serious Eats

Keto and Paleo Tortillas, Taco Shells and Nachos from Keto Diet Blog

Veggie Lettuce Cups from Multiply Delicious

Cauliflower Soft Tortillas from The Healthy Foodie

Pork Carne Asada Tacos from Ruled.Me

Taco Pie from Fast Paleo

Eating out:

Torchy’s Tacos Bowl

Taco Salads

 Rice for:

Cauliflower Rice

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I love the playful texture of rice, and I especially love the way it soaks up the liquids we give it. Cauliflower rice is no exception and it reheats with the same texture the next day. No more hard rice to pick out from your chicken.

Cauliflower even cooks faster than rice.

If I’m not worried about moisture I’ll just chop a cauliflower in fourths, pulse it in the blender until it is ‘rice’ and go from there.

‘Go from there’ can even just be tossing it in my cast iron with chicken and coconut oil for ten minutes. Add spices. Eat deliciousness.

To Make:

❤   How to Make Cauliflower Rice or Couscous from The Kitchn

Cauliflower Rice Sushi from The Vedge

Low Carb Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Cheesy Low Carb Cauiflower Risotto in Creamy Pesto Sauce from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Thai Chicken with Basil and Cauliflower Fried Rice-Low Carb from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Low Carb Dirty Rice  from Jamie Oliver

Keto Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf from Ruled.Me

To Buy:

Miracle Shirataki Rice

Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Rice

 Mashed Potatoes for:

Cauliflower, Celeriac, or Broccoli Mash

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Mashed potatoes were the first thing I went for at Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and at Sunday dinner, and at home. Seriously though, we’re Irish. My parents love them too, and the only time they got sick of them was after actually going to Ireland and having them with every meal.

So when I tell you that cauliflower mash is just as delicious you have to at least 10% believe me. Potato is such a texture food. What you love is that whipped creamy fluff entering you. Cauliflower has the texture and butter whips itself right in. Add your spices and you’ve got a delicious side mash or even a mash to top your shepherd’s pie with.

Honestly if you’re worried about giving anything up on keto, then try this mash so you know you aren’t missing out. You’ll even want to stay on keto just to have cauliflower mash every day.

Recipes:

❤   Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Mash from Mind Lifting Mouthgasms

😎   Low Carb “Better than Potatoes” Cheesy Cauliflower Puree from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Broccoli Mash from Low Carb Kitty

Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Topping from Oven Love

😛   The Best Cauliflower Mash Ever from The Healthy Foodie

Cauliflower Mash with Bacon from Pop Sugar

Sour Cream and Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower from All Day I Dream About Food

Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mash from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Roasted Celery Root, Turnip and Apple Puree from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Potato Fries for:

Celeriac, Daikon,Zucchini, Eggplant or Tofu Fries

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Honestly what you want from fries is a crunch on the outside and a soft inside. Oh wait,  you like them fully crispy? Well bring fries back into your control. I’ve mastered how I like fries from being on keto and making them myself.

Eventually you just love a crispy veggie rectangle that you can dip in homemade mayo or ketchup.

I love to just chop celerica root into chunks of semi rectangles and fry them in coconut oil with salt. They need nothing else.

Recipes:

Avocado Fries from Taste-a-Holics

Low Carb “French Fries” Guide from Keto Diet Blog

❤    Low Carb Tofu Fries from The Primitive Palate

Celeriac Fries from Slender Kitchen

Low Carb Turnip Fries from Sweet as Honey

Courgette/Zucchini Fries from Kitchen Sanctuary

😛    Daikon Fries from No Bun Please

Low Carb Eggplant Fries from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Potato Chips for:

Pepperoni, Almond Flour, Zucchini Radish, Parsnip, or Brussels Chips

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I laughed at low carbers when I first read a chips recipe. Ha. That space is reserved for potatoes and you can’t prove otherwise.

I was wrong. Try the pepperoni chips if you don’t believe it either.

Recipes:

Crispy Prosciutto Chips from No Bun Please

❤  Pepperoni Chips from The Low Carb Diet

Keto Tortilla Chips from Ruled.Me

Texas Chicken Nachos from Real Food by Dad

Low Carb Chili Doritos from Ditch the Wheat

Keto Cheetos from Maria Mind and Body

Funyuns from Maria Mind and Body

Zucchini Chips from Maria Mind and Body

Keto Tater Tot Nachos from Ruled.Me

Zucchini Nachos from Betsy Life

Brussels Sprouts Chips from All Day I Dream About Food

😛  Parsnip Chips from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Radish and Leaves Chips from Mind Lifting Mouthgasms

To Buy:

Applegate Pepporonis : Best bacon and pepperonis I’ve found. You’ll also be supporting a company that loves their animals.

Pork Clouds

Pork Rinds

Kale Chips

Milk for:

Coconut milk, Almond Milk, Hemp Milk or Heavy Whipping Cream

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I never really liked milk. Probably because I was given that 2% water with milk flavor growing up. I did love that Yoo-Hoo though, and Organic Valley chocolate milk, but I’ve always loved rich flavors, and eating the fat off the steak. My family even knew to give me that fat that were mental enough to not eat. Now I just drink heavy whipping cream straight or squeeze lemon in and add chocolate shavings.

Seriously though. The human body just loves fat.

I’ve recently switched to using coconut milk more than dairy and it is a creamy delicious treat too. Simply add chai, cocoa, a dash of vanilla, or drink it straight. You can also make ice cream with it. Oh and fudge.

To Make:

Low Carb Almond Milk Eggnog from All Day I Dream About Food

Homemade Caramel Frappuccino from All Day I Dream About Food

 Mexican Hot Chocolate from All Day I Dream About Food

Low Carb Chocolate Avocado Smoothie from All Day I Dream About Food

Low Carb and Paleo Hangover Smoothie from Mind Lifting Mouthgasms

Cocomilk Chai Latte from Mind Lifting Mouthgasms

Coconut Milk Recipe and Guide from Mind Lifting Mouthgasms

Homemade Almond Milk from Oh She Glows

To Buy:

Kalona Supernatural. Delicious and another happy animal company I want you to support 😉

Coconut Flakes

Sugar for:

Berries, Splenda, Xylitol, Erythitrol or Small Amounts of Coconut Sugar

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The dedicated art to low carb sweets should hold you in awe. Seriously. Bow to your new masters and go up to them soaked in their ice cream so they can lick it off you. If you can handle not licking it all from yourself.

Carolyn from All Day I Dream About food has given us cheesecake, donuts, tiramisu, muffins, cinnamon twists, ice cream, pudding, brownies and even slow cooker cake. Did you know you can slow cook cake? This changed my cooking life and I still have a folder of slow cooker cake ideas just waiting to be made. Mine will be more savory, think bacon and rosemary.

Carolyn impresses me weekly with her new sweet treats and I highly recommend you subscribe to her blog in order to know you will never feel deprived when it comes to the low carb lifestyle.  I’ve actually created my favorite sweet tastes with her recipes as guides. I hadn’t ventured farther than cake until her and now I can make fudge crumb bars, lemon bars, muffins, slow cooker cake, ice cream and pudding. I don’t even need to look at the recipes anymore she’s taught me so well.

Recipes:

The Best Low Carb Keto Candy Recipes from All Day I Dream About Food

😛  Whipped Coconut Cream and Berries by Mind Lifting Mouthgasms

😎    😛   Keto Soft Batch Cookies from The Primitive Palate

😛   Chocolate Fudge Crumb Bars from All Day I Dream About Food

Low Carb 3 Musketeers from Maria Mind and Body

Butterfinger Bars from Maria Mind and Body

Twix from All Day I Dream About Food

Low Carb Turtles from Maria Mind and Body

Paleo Peppermint Patties from Worth Every Chew

Low Carb Marshmallows from Keto Diet Ap

Low Carb Hostess Cupcakes from All Day I Dream About Food

31 Amazing Low Carb Cheesecake Recipes from All Day I Dream About Food

❤   Low Carb Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake from All Day I Dream About Food

Cinnamon Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze from All Day I Dream About Food

😛  Low Carb Oreos from Primitive Palate

Tiramisu Layer Cake from All Day I Dream About Food

Low Carb and Sugar Free Chocolate Ice Cream by I Breathe I’m Hungry

Homemade Ho-ho’s from Maria Mind and Body

To Buy:

Coconut Flour

Almond Flour

Cocoa Powder

Xylitol

Swerve

Xantham Gum

 Wraps for:

Lettuce Wraps/Alternate Flour Wraps

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For me bread takes away from flavor. Lettuce gives you its own flavor or stands in the background depending on the type you choose. I also now love that crunch.

Recipes:

Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon Spinach Wraps from Berutto

Low Carb Spicy Shrimp Hand Rolls from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Turkey Lettuce Wraps from Sheer Luxe

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Skinny Taste (cut the carrots for keto)

Bahn Mi Lettuce Wraps from Cooking for Keeps (cut out the suga rand carrots for keto and make the mayo full fat )

Cabbage Wraps with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce from A House in the Hills (cut carrots and sugar)

Low Carb Wraps from Low Carb Maven

To Buy:

Five Guys Lettuce Wraps or Bowls

Jimmy Johns Lettuce Wrap Sandwiches

La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Tortillas

Mama Lupe Low Carb Tortillas

Julian’s Bakery GF Paleo Coconut Wraps

Mission Carb Balance Tortillas

 Root Veggies for:

Green Veggies/ This Keto Veggie List

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Honestly veggie life has never tasted so good as it does now. Veggies with fats actually is more nutritious as they compliment absorption. Read Mark’s article:10 Food Pairings that Making Suprising Nutritional Sense by clicking this word (you can also touch it if clicking doesn’t work.

Recipes:

😎   Bacon Wrapped Asparagus from Add a Pinch

Red Cabbage, Mint and Granny Smith Apple Slaw from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Roasted Rosemary Brussels Sprouts with Blueberries from The Healthy Maven

Butternut Squash Fritters from The Iron You

😛  Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna from The Iron You

Blistered Green Beans with Spicy Aioli from All Day I Dream About Food

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls from All Day I Dream About Food

Creamy Brussels Sprouts Smokey Bacon Salad from The Healthy Foodie

Spicy Sriracha Roasted Broccoli from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta from All Day I Dream About Food

😎   Easy Keto Creamed Spinach from Ruled.Me

❤  Lemon Coconut Creamed Spinach from Mind Lifting Mouthgasms

To Buy:

Your Local Farm

Pizza for:

Almond Flour, Cauliflower, Cheese and Flax Seed Crusts

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There have been many dedicated to the art of low carb pizza. Their art could even enter Marfa and people would go see plays about it for weeks.

In food seriousness though pizza is something you will never be deprived of. I’m not a big pizza maker but those that venture into keto pizza world come back with pepperonis and cheeses for years to come.

Recipes:

😎   Fat Head Pizza Crust from Ditch The Carbs

Cauliflower Crust Cheese Pizza from Gimme Delicious

Cream Cheese Low Carb Pizza Crust from The Primitive Palate

Almond Flour Pizza Crust from All Day I Dream About Food

5 Minute Pizza from Ruled.Me

Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza from Ruled.Me

Easy Low Carb Pan Pizza from All Day I Dream About Food

Pizza Rolls from All Day I Dream About Food

Deep Dish Skillet Sausage Pizza from All Day I Dream About Food

Cauliflower Crust Calzone from The Iron You

Cauliflower Crust Stromboli from The Iron You

Cauliflower Crust Hot Pockets from The Iron You

Portobello Personal Pizzas from Ruled.Me

Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Meatballs from I Breathe I’m Hungry

😛     Pepperoni Pizza Cauliflower Casserole from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Low Carb Stromboli from All Day I Dream About Food

Personal Tip: If you’re eating out/at parties just eat the toppings.

 Alcoholic Drinks for:

Alcoholic Drinks

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First, read this article by Mark about Ketosis and Alcohol. I personally love a glass of wine, a shot of gin or a dash of whiskey in my life. Beware that keto makes you a lightweight. Honestly it’s brilliant because it’s cheaper. Just watch out for that hangover. Don’t worry though, I’ve got a hangover smoothie for you.

Most liquors are no carbs, but for rum, and red wine is fine with just a glass. Here is a list of alcohols and their carbs.

I generally just do gin with soda water, a lime, and mint if they have it. So refreshing and delicious.

Recipes:

Low Carb Mojito All Day I Dream About Food

Low Carb Margaritas from All Day I Dream About Foo

Homemade Alcoholic Whipped Cream by Caveman Keto

Vanilla Latte Martini from All Day I Dream About Food

Blushing Whiskey Sour from Klienworth & Co

Low Carb Moscow Mule from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Cosmopolitan Jello Shots from All Day I Dream About Food

Coffee and Gin Gomptail from Mind Lifting Mouthgasms

To Buy:

Gompers: My favorite Gin Brand

Lucid: Favorite Absinthe Brand

 Soda for:

Tea, Sparkling Water with Extract, Kombucha, BPC, Extract Water or Homemade Drinks

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I just indulge my liquid life by pouring extract water and tea into it. Starting kombucha is amazemouthing because I still get all that flavor of herbs seeping into liquid. Oh and adding apple cider vinegar in my water, but that’s just for taste kicks. Make sure to try that keto electrolyte drink. You have to boost electrolytes when on keto my lovers.

Recipes:

Raspberry Limeade from All Day I Dream About Food

Homemade Root Beer from Maria Mind and Body

❤  Keto Electrolyte Drink from Nourished Caveman

Kombucha Brewing Guide from Mind Lifting Mouthgasms

10 Natural Flavored Water Recipes from Reader’s Digest

Low Carb Elderberry Syrup from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Bulletproof Chai from Cheerfully Imperfect

Summer Iced Berry “Lemonade” from Keto Diet App

12 Low Carb Bulletproof Coffee Recipes from Low Carbe Diem

Low Carb Sugar Free Drinks List from Your Lighter Side

To Buy:

La Croix

High Carb Snacks for:

Nut Butters, Coconut Butters and Fat Bombs

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Low fat sugar stuffed food for high fat flavor. Seriously though. Your body loves it and explodes that love into your taste buds. I can barely even type about I’m sinking into delicious fatty memories of buttery goodness and avocados and….mmmm….bacon

Recipes:

Fat Bombs from Ruled.Me

60 Amazing Fat Bomb Recipes from Keto Diet App

10 Tips for Making the Best Coconut Butter Ever from Mark’s Daily Apple

11 Best Keto Paleo Fat Bombs from The Nourished Caveman

To Buy:

Coconut Oil

Ghee

Avocado Oil

Lard

Keto Bars

Keto Delivered: small batch keto food delivered to your door

Grass Finished Jerky

I did also realize the largest Internet sub list for keto is about 50. I wanted to make the largest one on the Internet. Mwahahahah. Goddess beast points.

This may have taken about fifteen hours or more of my life. Totally worth it.

I may have eaten half the food in my fridge though from these pictures being so delicious looking. Now you’re obligated to give me your email so I can eventually use it to pitch advertisers …or stock half my fridge 😉

I hope this helps your food journey and gives you a list to show off to friends that think this diet isn’t the most delicious mouth watering of a diet in human existence. Seriously though, it just makes sense. Meats and fats is all we really need. All that other earth stuff is just trying to make up for it. I’m just an organ meat lover at heart though.

Top Five Real Life Reasons I Eat Low Carb and Paleo

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I’ve finally gotten past the cult mind of keto. 

Oh how that mind led into crazy thoughts of fear rebounds.

I categorized everything that wasn’t low carb as unable to enter me and not meant for human consumption.

I even thought that the only natural diet is keto since humans used to eat mostly organ meat and there were two men in New York that only ate organ meat for years and were incredibly healthy. More on those studies later. Why to Eat Organ Meat will need to be a dedication post to organ meat’s delicious body fondling

Carbs are no longer demonized in my brain. Plenty of cultures thrive on them. The combination is where the mind gets confuzzled over how to function.

From my self study in The Box of Chocolates Experiment, where I ate fast food for a week, vegan for a week, vegetarian for a week, paleo for a week and then finally low carb and paleo, I learned to not fear food anymore.

Through this self experimentation my brain and body learned that low carb is truly the lifestyle for my body. No other lifestyle makes me feel vividly in control of food and mind.

The paleo combo basically means I go for foods that are closest to what we think the human body naturally desires This seems to be ancestral and location dependent, but I think it might revolve around what mummy ate while you were in the womb. A seasonal diet of fats in the summer and roots in the winter would also make more intuitive sense than doing either year round. Oh nutrition research 😉 Eventuallly I hope to create a diet equation that takes in the availability of food possibilities, based on your current location and time of year, and create a daily diet just by having an ap on your phone.

I recently  cut out nuts due to their phytic acid preventing nutrient absorption. I self tested and realized they do inflame me, no matter how much I tell my body to love them 😦 .It still convinces me into almond milk lattes sometime. Mostly because favored coffee shops don’t carry coconut milk.

I just use coconut butter now instead of nuts, and it tastes even more mouthgasmingly delicious, especially if you toss in half a vanilla bean. You don’t even have to scrape it.

I also avoid dairy since it keeps causing bloating/gas unless I get it local and not pastured. Most of the time getting unpastuerized dairy is too hard. Kalona SuperNatural is my go to brand if I’m craving that dairy inside me

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My Top Five Reasons for Following the Keto and Paleo Lifestyle

 1.  My Mind and Body Have Full Control Over Food and Themselves.

I spent many years of life addicted to sugar and did not even know it. So much hunger would ravage my being every three hours and want to bite all my friends until they gave me food. Cupcakes got to fill my life though so I had that going for me, which was nice.

This body was simply ravished and out of control of itself in its nutrient deprived state. Sadly, sugar blocks nutrient absorption.

The moment I have sugar these days I’ll wind up overeating and constantly thinking of that sugar goodie. Ask my family about when they convinced me into eating one donut and I had to sneak the bag into the bathroom that night because I couldn’t stop thinking of them. A picture was taken for my other blog/in order to help out others who think sugar addiction is their fault.

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The brain switches to hibernation needs and wants you to store food. Hibernation preparation 😉

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Many humans  adapt, just like we can to any other drug, but when you get off sugar you lose those adaptations and it becomes intense when you put that drug inside you.

I finally have no out of control cravings for food. Even if this body switches out of keto for a few days it winds up over eating and thinking of food all hours of the day.

While in ketosis I barely think of food throughout the day and when I do there’s still full control. It’s even easy to eat once a day and highly preferable.

Haha this post is getting so long it’s like a love letter.

The meat or the veggie or the fat can even be switched with no fear. I used to fear not having cupcakes in the cabinet or being deprived of sour patch kids in my backpack. Energy drinks were especially hard to be without. I’d try and pull them from the clouds. It’s so nice to not be paying for addiction anymore. Money money money.

I’m also almost off all drugs, including caffeine, alcohol and grassy things. The idea would have horrified me a year ago, but now I enjoy the way my body feels at a complete balance. The process is slow but we’re getting there. Eventually I plan to make detox week meal plans for each to help out my fellow species that also knows of drug boxes. We can barely socialize without them 😉

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  2. No More Mental Illnesses!

Those words used to make me cower at the possibility of telling other humans something so crazy. Pshh. Mental disorders are from abuse they say. As a human that tried for years to cure my ADHD, OCD, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, dissociation and a general disconnect to life without any food change, I can now tell you how crucial having nutrients is. Without them your body simply cannot connect to life. This includes memory and love and learning and all the things we believe humans just have.

Hell, I even did a 45 day study tracking 65 pieces of mental data to prove it. Mwahahah. Proof. I would have needed it if someone dared to say they could cure the blissfuck demon in my head.

My demon shoo.

When you detox from the foods that are causing your pain, and then get back on them, you can finally tell where all that mind bullox was coming from. Seriously though, I have a Reese’s and want to rip the skin from the faces around me and watch the blood pour out. Every time. I wish I was kidding. A fifth of my life goals revolve around sticking myself in a room with nothing but  me and a journal. I eat just organ meat for two weeks and they put me in a machine each day. Then they give me McDonald’s for a week and watch my brain again. I have no doubt I can prove mental disorders are from toxins in food or whatever all else is in the foods that mentally disordered minds.

I also enjoy just being alone. Solitude doesn’t give an awareness of pain. The pain is gone.

I used to have autofear any moment I was left alone with this mind. There would be impulses to play games, talk or get online. The anxiety at being around other humans was also fierce. Now I can sit in a room with just me or sit outside for hours and there’s no fear. I actually enjoy the solitude of my innards. That feeling just started happening in the last six months. All the years before this just held so much fear in every silence. Cleansing that fear is a demon on steroids, but it can be done if you’re willing to access every part of that fear and adapt to it. Your mind needs the right nutrients to be able to adapt with. No worries lovers. There is organ meat.

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  3. All of My  Food Dollars go to the Highest Nutrients They can Buy

I’m a just out of college kid that’s in the American economy. In college I learned to budget when it came to food. This was a new feat after growing up with loving and rich parents. Mmmm sheltered life was amazing. Learning how to survive is even better. When choosing between rent and food there’s a lot of dollar menu nomming.

When first starting keto and paleo I feared losing all the fluffy baked goods, the nuts, the fruits and the bread. From this fear  I splurged out on coconut butter, hemp seeds, gut biome supplements and high quality almond butters.

Yeah…I was spending all of my extra money on food and didn’t even care because it made me feel so good and it blissed me into excitement bubbles. I’ve popped most of them and now I don’t really buy anything that isn’t fresh. No more overpriced jars when you can make your own coconut butter. On the last run I added juniper berries to make it taste like gin. Oh my god we can be friends just so you can come over and try it. Om noms.

I get organ meat from a local butcher and veggies from the farmer’s market. I do get avocado oil and Kerrygold butter as splurges if I’m not just using the bacon’s grease. I just accepted that my body doesn’t like pork though, so I’ll have to switch to turkey bacon. It actually tastes better to this mouth, which double means I should be eating it instead. Taste really does center around what nutrients your body has adapted to. That’s why foods that were once bitter to you now taste like amazeballs soaked in whiskey..or gin. Depends on your mouth adaptations 😉  I won’t concede to the idea of white wine. That’s just wrong. Change your mouth.

….dry is okay.

4. Everything I Put in Me Tastes Blissfucking Delicious.

My mouth is getting so picky now. I cut back on all spices because I feared them hurting my brain from any toxins I didn’t know in them. Organic ones are expensive. I also keep killing all the herb plants that come into my care. Deathcare moreso.  So for the last months I’ve just been eating eggs, meat, butter, and veggies with only salt. I don’t even like pepper anymore. Makes me cough.

They all taste so good now though! All the delicious flavors of them get to come fully through to the point you don’t want anything else in your mouth. I’ll even try to combine the meat and egg in one bite and my mouth is like nah man, one at a time. 

I get mouthexcitement from dried herbs in tea or my personal kombucha. Vanilla kombucha is mouthgasming delicious. I’ll share a recipe soon. Oh and if I can find fresh herbs those are very mouthloved, they’re just too expensive now that it’s winter.

Oh and extract water:

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So now I can taste every ingredient incredibly well and it is amazing. Food has never tasted so good now that my mouth fully understands the meat, veggie, or spice inside it. An egg with just salt is all I want in life, and some oxtail. Right now I’m in Marfa though and can’t get organ meat…it’s really hard to not have it actually. My body calls out for it like the animal it is.

5. So Skinny. All the Time.

If I go high carb for even three days I lose my 105 pound goddess body. I know high carb works for some bodies, but this one just rejects it. My mind also slows down and instead of the 6-7.5 hours of sleep I need on keto I wind up sleeping for 8-9 hours. I’ll just stick to keto 😉

I also barely exercise. I do yoga about three times a week and go for twentyish minute walks a day. That’s it.

Raw Eating

 

This ‘diet’ is totally for life 😉

 

 

Enjoy life and everything you put in it.

 

 

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Low Carb Bison and Whiskey Burger

If you’re looking for a new whiskey to add to your favorites then I’m just going to take over that decision for you. It’s going to be Garrison Brother’s.

They’re also from Texas so our roots grow us together. 

My wonderful parents gifted me a bottle for Christmas and now I’m cooking with it in anything that seems able to soak up whiskey. I mostly add a dash of it to my onions as they’re browning and just let the flavor soak right in. The taste is full bodied and sinks all the way into your mouth and even soaks the back of your throat.

Now this burger takes everything good in life, not counting everything just as good, and brings them it together for one meat and alcohol deep mouthgasm of a moment. The whiskey gets time to soak into the meat overnight and my mouth thinks it brings the flavors of both to a new level of pleasure.

I live the single keto life so I just made enough for one, but you can easily increase the amounts based on your human feeding needs.

 

Final Bison Whiskey Burger

 

Ingredients

1/4 Pound Bison Meat

1/2 Teaspoon Bourbon Whiskey 

1/2 Teaspoon Worcestershire

1/4 Teaspoon Salt (or to taste)

1 Tablespoon Butter or Coconut Oil

2 Teaspoons Chopped Onions

1 Fried Egg (optional)

Dash of Salt

 

Egg and Bison

Directions

  1. Combine the bison meat, whiskey, and worcestershire and let them marinate together in the fridge overnight.
  2. Take the meat out to rest for thirty minutes. When there’s ten minutes left slowly heat the onion in the oil or butter.
  3. Combine the onions and bison meat together and turn the heat to medium.
  4. Crack an egg in the pan to fry with some oil
  5. Cook the meat in the onion oil to your preferred level. I cooked it about two minutes on each side at medium heat for a rare burger.
  6. Add salt to the burger (apparently we’re supposed to do it after rather than marinate the burger with salt to retain moisture)
  7. Add a dash of salt to the egg and put it on top of the burger.

 

 

My Top 15 Low Carb/Keto Recipes

My mouth is watering so much from getting the pictures together for this post that it doesn’t even matter that my water pipes are frozen right now. I’ve got water in me for days.

I‘ve been following a low carb lifestyle for about three years now. On the way there’s recipes I’ve gone back to again and again and they taste just as mouthgasming delicious as they did the first time. By this day I can do all the ones you see below without even looking at the recipe.

My brain just had to make space to keep these delights in.

Whether you just want to try the keto lifestyle, have been on it for a while, or want to try some delicious food, these recipes will satisfy all your mouth watering needs. Then come over. I need to make some tea.

I‘ve gone for a range of my favorite bloggers. Craig from Ruled.Me started my journey with his 30 day meal plan, and from there I found the amazing Carolyn at All Day I Dream About Food, and never felt dessert or sweets deprived again. Then came Mellisa from I Breathe I’m Hungry. She became my mommy chef to all things keto and I started to cook more than I ever had in my life, while having the best food my body has ever tasted while doing it.

Never feel deprived again with these amazing bloggers and their recipes in your bookmarks tab or Pinterest reservoir. The others are bloggers I’ve picked up through the Internet and they are all skilled in their food crafts. Enjoy 😉

 

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  1. Up first will be a meal from my very first week on the keto diet. I go back to it again and again and use it to convince friends that my diet is the most delicious of all ‘diets’. The combination of hot sauce and butter is so incredible that you’ll start putting it on all your meals, even your salads. I also put bacon grease in salads. Welcome to happiness.

 

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Buffalo Strips from Craig at Ruled.Me

2. Before keto my diet consisted of fruit and veggies, but mostly fruits. It was horrifying to cut them out at first, but the more your taste buds adapt the more you appreciate the subtle sweetness in berries. Cutting sugar even brings out the subtle sweetness and flavors of all food. Do you know how sweet blueberries can be? I used to think they were just the lie of fruit.   I used to eat a lot of sour patch kids.

Now I can truly sink into the taste of their sweet pleasure. At this point I don’t even crave sugar;)  I make these muffins at least once a month to carry around with. Pro-tip: add butter. Kerrygold butter. And a dash of nutmeg or cinnamon.

Pancake Muffins All Day I Dream About Food
Pancake Muffins from All Day I Dream About Food

3. On that veggie note let me introduce you to my favorite: celeriac root. I’d never heard of it until Googling what to use for pasta on keto. Now I always have one in my fridge. I use it for fries and pasta and even in my bacon and celery root egg skillet. This dish from Slim Palate will satisfy and even overload all your pasta mouth needs.

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Celery Root Chicken Mushroom Alfredo from Joshua at Slim Palate

4. Oh my chocolate pudding bliss you need this inside you. Carolyn taught me you can have your pudding and add dark beer to it too. I  love her. This was actually the first time I made pudding. Thanks mommy chef.

 

Guinness Chocolate Pudding All Day I Dream About Food
Guinness Chocolate Pudding from All Day I Dream About Food

5. Not to brag while bragging, but I’m still making this recipe of mine every other day while the chill is still in the air. The way chai fondles coconut milk is sweet earthy bliss.

Final Cocomilk Chai Latte

6. Chocolate covered maple bacon: when you get to use bacon grease to make chocolate. I have dreams with this in it and my mouth fills the role of wet dreams.

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Chocolate Covered Maple Pecan Bacon from Ruled.Me

7. After brining your chicken in pickle juice you’ll wonder how you didn’t have this inside you sooner. So moist and delicious that I might have to go excuse myself to put my chicken strips into plastic baggies of pickle juice right now. Oh, and you fry them in pork rinds ;). This recipe was my inspiration for kale chip chicken nuggets.

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Pickle Brined Fried Chicken from The Primitive Pallet

8. Also from I Breathe I’m Hungry are these delicious cream cheese pancakes. I’ve never found another pancake to be so easy and adaptable to all flavors, and with only two ingredients ;).

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Cream Cheese Pancakes I Breathe I’m Hungry

9. The most quick and delicious snack I’ve found comes from a lady devoted to the keto and paleo lifestyle. Travel friendly and fully flavored. What more could your mouth desire?

 

Chocolate-Coconut-Bars The Nourished Caveman
Chocolate Coconut Bars from The Nourished Caveman

 

 

10. This cauliflower jalapeno casserole lasted about four days (that’s fast for a single ketoer) and I made another one right when it was gone. Welcome to my go to casserole.

You can also add some ground beef or chorizo to this one 😉

Jalapeno Popper Casserole From IBIH
Jalapeno Popper Cauliflower Casserole from I Breathe I’m Hungry

11. Craving fries? Try a veggie even more delicious than potatoes, and I’m Irish.

The radish is the perfect keto substitute for potatoes in my little opinion. (Seriously though, I’m 110 pounds. I do this for the mind 😉 ). I chop them up and just fry them in bacon grease with some herbs most of the time, or use them in my slow cooker beef stew.

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Crispy Daikon Fries from No Bun Please

12. Ha. And People think they need buns.

Inside Out Bacon Burger from Ruled
Inside Out Bacon Burger from Ruled.Me

 

13. Did I mention you can have dark beer on a low carb diet? Oh yeah, it’s above with the pudding, and now it comes back to soak into meat. These meatballs took me from bored of keto into remembering I want to be on it for life. The combination of beer and chocolate is so deep it makes your mouth feel sensual.

 

Beer Braised Bison Balls from IBIH
Beer Braised Bison Meatballs from I Breathe I’m Hungry

 

14. Have you ever had a mug cake?? I hadn’t until Craig introduced me to them. That first week…and month…and year I made so many mug cakes that I even found out the best mug to use for them. Protip: supergrease the mug. The single serving size also keeps you from having a large cake in the fridge that makes makes you start sleepwalking in order to eat it at any point of the day…/night. *cough*

 

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Keto Chocolate Mug Cake from Ruled.me

15. And finally an ooey gooey life classic. The cauliflower crust cheese sandwich from one of the wittiest minds you’ll find online. Mike consistently creates gorgeous photos and mouthgasm worthy recipes.

Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese The Iron You
Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese from The Iron You

 

 

These are just the brimming moments of a keto diet, and I assure you there’s even more delicious recipes all over the Internet. I’ve learned to love food more than I have in my entire life, while being in full control of my mind and body.

 

Looking for the most wild and delicious chocolate this earth holds to use in this delicious chocolate mouthgasms? Try Wild Foods cocoa. Take a cue from Shia LeBeouf and just do it.

Enjoy your life and all the food you put in it ^_^