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Savory Chocolate Brussels

I used to flip dairy fairy cartwheels out when my favorite food bloggers would go days without posting. I’d not know what to eat so I spurted milk from my body to live on. Some of it made it into a glass.

I would say you should just stop listening but this is typed so you’d just have to stop reading when I get awkward with words.

I wouldn’t understand where my food bloggers had gone. How could my food mothers and other goddesses just leave me? I’d feel completely lost and just simper over to the stove to make bacon and eggs.  Then I would feel happy because bacon and eggs is always delicious.

Without their recipes to guide me I had no idea how to cook and I was even scared to do so. There were too many spice combinations I didn’t understand. What if there were carbs hiding in the spinach? Little carbs may have jumped out of the oranges, turned micro, and restructured the leaves. I didn’t know.

That was at the point where I was counting carbs and looking at food as equations rather than simply as food.

At first the body does need to relearn its intuitive knowledge of how to take care of itself. When first starting on keto I was still a sugar ravishing human that weighted 110 pounds and thus thought I was healthy. I had to rewire my brain’s pathways to accept that sugar was a drug. It turns out that drug keeps your body from knowing when your body is full. Your body thinks of the most vivid resource when hungry and sugar is one of the most vivid of all. My mouth dripped for chocolate at every thought of it and I’d eat without a stop once it made its way in.

I’d adapted to the point I did have the full feeling, but I’d eat sugar without being able to stop. Keto cured me of that by detoxing out the sugar and returning my body to itself. In a few weeks I’d finally reached a point of true food gauging. My body spoke to me about everything it desired. There was no fear impulse to scarf down a Crunchwrap Supreme or an uncontrollable urge to drink down a tub of ice cream after I let it melt a few hours and then topped it with Butterfingers. After being off sugar for months candy actually started to look like toys that I couldn’t understand as food. Why were people eating the toys in their Happy Meals? I’d realize quick but it still felt odd to watch.

I’ve fallen in and out of keto a lot the last couple of months. I’ve been writing in Marfa and been in a film festival in Sedona, so food was given to me often and I was broke so I just let it slip. Sedona was incredible and they fed us everyday as part of the VIP experience. I was in a film that was submitted and got in. The nurturing and wisdom that came from the town even inspired me to write them a letter called To the Sedars, The Sedona Counsel of Elders. I still need to hand write it on a scroll for them.

It hasn’t been horrid. It felt like cheating but with a very sexy donut. I didn’t slip that far, but I did find the most succulent chocolate molded into soft lumps with sparkling cayenne gently fondling their flavor. Oh my god these truffles were so rich and creamy and mmm I’m lost in the memory every time I touch it.  The oddest mind moments occurred when I would have sugar and then want to eat everything in edible sight. The toys became food again. I still keep caving to chocolate, and yesterday I even went too far in chocolate and wound up eating lots of chips too. Sigh. I’d only had an avocado, cheese, bacon and cabbage up to that point and was in full control. Then one bite of chocolate and I actually watched as my eyes turned everything to food that minutes before I hadn’t craved at all.

Today I’ve only had water and I’ll kill the cravings with green tea throughout the day’s hours. I want keto back like a drug addict knowing their cure.

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Since typing that I finally found coconut oil and cocoa. Before this moment I had been craving chocolate and thought it was just for the sugar, but then realized I haven’t had red meat in days so I could be feeling cravings for the magnesium and iron. After the pure combo of cocoa and coconut oil touched my mouth an hour ago, and I felt my mouth melt to the taste, I now that was it. That prefrontal cortex song of nutrients soared through my brain like that first bite of steak. It tasted even better than tiny chocolate bars. Ha. Puny cocoa moments. I thought of them after and my brain laughed. The cravings were gone.

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While in Marfa I did create a dish I can have forever in life, regardless of any restrictions I dare place on my mouth. I got high one night and had this block of pure cocoa. I also had just taken a small scoop of coconut into my hands and rubbed it into my cast iron, fully pushing it into the iron and soaking myself in the moment of my hands and oil meeting my favored cooking tool.

I then saw the bar of pure brown and picked it up, tried to eat off a chunk and realized it was too hard. My eyes cast themselves about the room and saw my heated iron just begging to be used. I turned up the heat and pushed the cocoa bar into the oil until it met the iron. It slowly melted in. The brown seeped into the pan and coated the black with melted chocolate. I was lost in it and just let it melt as I rubbed the bar deeper and deeper in as the bar got smaller and smaller in my hands while the chocolate poured off.  I held the bar with my right hand and my left finger nuzzled itself into the pan and scooped the chocolate into my mouth. Oh my savory bliss of earthenly pleasure. My eyes would not stay open in order to fully absorb themselves into the taste with me.

 

At first my mind yelled that it would be hard to get out and said I shouldn’t use the whole thing! Thoughts melted away, unable to penetrate the flavor the oil and chocolate were making.

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Time lost itself as I let the bar melt all the way in and got a spoon. I dashed salt on top and just stood there, body leaned in with elbows on the counter as I spooned bite by bite into my mouth. I was still in full control as the pleasure melted into my senses and I got lost in pure chocolate. Then I paused and decided to get Brussels in on this. I opened the fridge and pulled out the tiny green leaves bunched into a shell, carved them open and then in fourths and placed them in the melted chocolate. I heated them over medium high and watched them turn crispy in the cocoa, pushing them about the pan as they told me what to do.

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Crispy Brussels leaves soaked in chocolate is such a delicious crunching seduction. Sprinkle salt on top and you have all your senses could want.

Oh and the cocoa comes right out. My cast iron was more clean after it than before. If any sticks just add more oil and fry things in it. I left some in the pan and fried an egg on top of it the next morning. It was so flipping eggwheels good.

Cocoa Egg

 

Cocoa Buttered Brussels

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Ingredients:

Brussels Sprouts

1/4 Bar of cocoa (or 2 T of cocoa powder)

About 2 Tablespoons Coconut oil (or butter)

Directions:

Melt chocolate into cast iron by either adding coconut oil to the pan and melting your cocoa paste into it, or adding butter to the pan with cocoa powder.

Chop the Brussels into quarters and fry them in the chocolate, pushing them around occasionally with hands or a spoon, for about six minutes. Try them randomly to see how cooked you like them, Brussels need to be crispy with a barely soft inside, but that’s just my preference.

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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.

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 ^_^

Spaghetti Squash Egg in a Nest

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Spaghetti squash is that staple of the modern keto / low carb diet that you just know is going to last through the century.

It’s our version of always having a pack of noodles in the cupboard that are always ready to be made into a meal. The ingredients can even change all over it and yet that staple can be used for all of your flavors, from basil to beer braised meatballs.

What you really want in a noodle is a texture that compliments meats and sauces, and a flavor that simply absorbs other flavors, or simply remains in the dish as a layer of texture to enhance the other ingredients.

There’s definitely a shorter shelf time when you compare spaghetti squash to wheat noodles, but there’s more life to the squash, and it lends that oh so delicious health factor to the dish.

I make a squash about once a week, and after using half for some spaghetti squash and meatballs, I’ll use the other half for whatever experiment my mouth wants.

Some of them plotz, like the cinnamon and coconut cream one, but others leave me dedicated to their taste. This spaghetti squash swirled into a nest with an egg inside of it was just simple enough to be perfect on all layers. Each ingredient gets to beckon itself into your mouth and leaves nothing else but pure flavor inside you. I foresee many more recipes coming from this base idea. An egg and spaghetti squash are incredible textures with amazing health benefits in them, but they are also able to take on whatever flavor you’re feeling that day. For this recipe I used sun dried tomatoes, and they release that perfect tomato flavor, without all the juice of a fresh one, but you could try any flavor you have on hand.

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Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons Oil or Butter

3/4 Cup Cooked Spaghetti Squash

1 Egg

1 Tablespoon Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Dashes of Salt (to taste)

1/2 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary (or whatever spice you have on hand)

 

Directions:

  1. Heat up oil in a cast iron or non stick pan  and form the spaghetti squash nest on top of it (I have a large cast iron and formed the nest and then poured the oil into the noodles so that it would all be in one spot).
  2. Push the tomatoes into the layers of the squash wherever you like, or chop them into small pieces and sprinkle them all over it.
  3. Crack an egg into the center and let it warm through your desired level of cooked egg.
  4. Sprinkle on salt and any other spices you want.

 

Bacon and Celery Root Egg Skillet

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Didn’t even get the word leeks to fit into that fully stuffed title.

This casserole/skillet will leave you just as deliciously filled and nutritiously plump. Oh wait, it’s low carb and keto friendly so plump is never on the menu. 

Eat delicious foods that keep your body at a weight losing detox is the slogan of the keto world. We up those fats and cut the carbs to where every bite is fully sweetened with only the subtleties of food flavor.

This skillet cuts potatoes and instead uses celery root. I use this veggie wonder of low carb nighthood to make up for the lack of potato in my life all the time. At this point the potato seems dull in comparison to my favorite veggie. I cut it into fries and just fry them in a cast iron with salt and oil. I put them into stews and even spiralize them into soups. Celery Root even freezes well. What more could you ask of nature? Celery root’s main awakening into my mental food cookbook happened after having them in this celery root chicken and mushroom alfredo. Once you go celery you never go potato again…except when you twin brings home leftover BBQ stuffed into a potato and you really want that BBQ?

Holidays just make carbs  soooo accessible. I miss the keto feels of mind clarity and body readiness though, so I’m kickstarting back into the low carb world with this skillet.

The celery root has more crunch to it’s munch than the easily softened potato, but I love how the root gets soft and absorbs up all the flavor you can offer it, but still keeps some of its crunchy texture. The longer you cook it the softer it gets, but I recommend cutting a few strips off before making this dish and eat a piece raw, a piece raw and salted, and a piece that’s been cut into a fry shape and heated in the skillet for about two minutes on each side. That way you get to fully experience what this root can offer you.

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Ingredients:

4 Strips Bacon

7 Eggs

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/4 Cup Coconut Butter

1 Cup Celery Root (chopped or sliced)

1/4 Cup Chopped Leek Leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Cook the bacon mostly through and then set aside (will finish cooking in skillet).
  3. Pour about two tablespoons of the grease into a tiny saucepan and gently melt it with the coconut butter.
  4. Beat the eggs and then add in the celery root, leek, and chopped bacon.
  5. Cook over medium heat for about three minutes and then pour the melted coconut butter and bacon grease over the eggs.
  6. Transfer the skillet to the oven to finish cooking for about 10-15 minutes. I like my eggs barely cooked through so if they taste undercooked just pop them in for about five more minutes. Avoid overcooking though because they start to taste hard.

 

 

Make it paleo by foraging for it outside. You could even hide it and let your friends find it for ultimate cavemaning. Tools required: Spatula.

Foraged Skillet

 

Cocobutter Clove Cookies

The bitter burst of winter clove is tamed into a bursting warmth of earth flavor in these coconut butter, pumpkin and clove cookies. 

I entered a cookie swap this year as a way to insert this little blog into the world. It is growing up and I think it is time for a coming out shindig with clove dresses and cookie hair pieces. There would be top hats with an extra brim in the form of a bowl that you could go around with while party people snatched up cookies at their mouth’s desire. 

You might think in your sprog that a little low carb and paleo human could not be part of a cookie swap, but it worked out super well. I was sent delicious almond cookies, ginger snap cookies, and some other cookies that accidentally fell to the ground after my roomies dogs figured out how to knock them from the table. 

Cocobutter Pumpkin Cookies

I can’t wait for the day where food has no labels but for being food. I can add so many diet labels to these when in reality all they are is coconut butter and pumpkin sweetly molded together with a burst of clove. So simple and yet so bold.

When only going for the qualitiest of ingredients one must learn how to be simple with recipes.

Even adding salt can flow out the pennies from your wallet, but when every ingredient is delicious you also get the best flavors. There is no compensation or need to hide any ingredient. Instead you can feature the ingredients and let them burst into yours and your guest’s mouths.

Coconut butter is a newer trend and is still costing a pretty penny to purchase, but making your own is super easy if you have time and a food processor or blender. You could also use a nut butter for these if you don’t feel like venturing into the delicious land of the coconut. Coconut lends a delicious level of sweet that is so natural you’ll want to turn into a cavewoman. There is no point to adding sweetener when you have the coconut. If you’re scared to venture out then you can go ahead and add the coconut sugar or honey, but I suggest trying them without it and sprinkling some on top if you change your mind. That way you get to try them without the sweetener but can still safely add some if you change your mind.

These cookies are also low carb, vegan, egg free, vegetarian, paleo, AIP friendly, Paleo friendly, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, nut free, and fodmap friendly. Serve these up at any party without fear, just don’t forget the brimming cookie top hats. 

 

Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies

Ingredients:

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1 Cup Coconut Butter (DIY)

1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree (DIY)

2 Teaspoons Cloves, Crushed into Tiny Bits (or pre-ground cloves)

Whole Cloves (1-2 per Cookie)

2 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar or Honey (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees for a slow bake or 350 for a quickie.
  2. Beat, or use a fork, to combine the cocobutter and pumpkin.
  3. Crush fresh cloves in a mortar and pestle into coarsely ground.
  4. Beat together the cloves and coconut sugar with the cocobutter and pumpkin.
  5. Lay the cookies out on a sheet. Since there are no lifters the size you make the cookies is the size they will turn out.
  6. Bake at 200 for 45-50  minutes or 350 for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Mouthgasm.

 

Visual Tutorial

  1. Preheat the oven.
  2. Beat the pumpkin puree and cocobutter together.
  3. Crush the cloves up:

Crushing Cloves

4. Combine all ingredients and then lay the cookies out onto a baking sheet:

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5. Press one or a couple of cloves into each cookie:

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Cocobutter Clove Cookies

Slow Cooker Spiced Pear Cider

Final Slow Cooker Spiced Pear Cider

In ‘making this recipe up land’ I’ve discovered that throwing random fall spices into a slow cooker for cider feels the same as imagining out spices for baking. In your mind the flavors fuse together as you toss them into the bowl, and you can just taste the future flavors ahead. Eventually, after you experiment and come to know these slow cooker cider recipes, you can make ones that revolve around your mouth’s desires, especially if you’re like me and love tons of cinnamon in your drink (benefits of the single life do include having everything taste the way only you want, without having to care about others’ mouths).

I have  a confession you can’t tell the other white ladies. I’ve grown a bit weary of the pumpkin spice. It has been used in the slow cooker apple cider, and the cookie pumpkin dough, the pumpkin spice ketchup

 

Since time is rolling into the holidays I decided to use up the last of the spices in my little bags and see what nature could fondle together with some pears, anise, cloves, cinnamon, and why not some garam masala?

My mouth is so glad this concoction was fused together.

Pear Cider

All of the spicy sweetness you could want comes through with each sip, and you get a little twist for a holiday drink that will make all of your guests feel they’ve stepped into the great hall for a feast. If you all wear your house scarves and serve this with pumpkin pasties (coming soon 😉 , then call me so I can join.

If you want to be more traditional then you can definitely stick with the spices in the slow cooker apple cider and just substitute out the apples for pears.

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I personally prefer the pears now because they have a more seductive and deep taste that goes well with fall spices, but I’ve honestly always preferred pears to apples.

This cider is so inspiringly delicious I’ve already made a cocomilk pear spiced latte, pear spiced brownies…I totally left the oven on. Woops *texts roomy to please turn off oven*. Woot technology and slow baking(I’ve been baking at low temps lately for thorough heating and close to god level deliciousness). 

Pear cider cocomilk

Soon there will be a pear spiced cake. Keep your mouths watering. 

Pear Cider Ingredients

Ingredients:

4-5 Pears (I used bosc pears)

1 Tablespoon Whole Anise

2 Teaspoons Whole Cloves

3 Cinnamon Sticks

1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder

7-9 Cups Fresh Filtered Water (Quality Matters)

 

 

Visual Tutorial

  1. Compile all of your spices and pears together:

Pear Cider Ingredients

2.   Chop your pears into quarters:

Chopped Pears

3.  Put the pears into the slow cooker and fill up with water:

Into the Pot

 

4.  Dump all of your spices into a nut bag or directly into the slow cooker (to be strained out later:

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5.   Cook on low for six hours or high for three hours

6.   On the last hour smash the pears against the side of your slow cooker.

7.   Take out the spice bag or strain through a colander over a large pot.

8.   To serve simply warm in the slow cooker and serve to overjoyed guests.

Serve