Tag Archives: sugarfree

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.

Beginnings.jpg

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.

Moving.jpg

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.

Butter Cocoa.jpg

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.

Push Me.jpg

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

Final Chocolate Coated Brussels.jpg

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.

Advertisements

Low Carb Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Chocolate Stout Meatballs

Chocolate Stout Meatballs with Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash.jpg

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

 

 

Mayo Fondled Broccoli: Caveman Friendly

 

Make a Tree.jpg

My mouth has been captured by the earth’s intimacy.

The way two flavors get to know each other, with no third wheel to roll the flavor away, is like an earthgasm into mouth heaven.

I love how the mouth gets to fondle and understand each flavor, and know how the combinations either go together or fail together.

Your mouth feels like the knowledge savant of food. Careful though, you might start wearing a chef’s hat everywhere.

 

It turns out that cold broccoli and cold mayo combined does not give you the fullest flavor of this earthy combination.  My mouth went…almost love, almost. Cold takes earthy and tries to make it …airy? I don’t know. Something is just wrong with it.

Maybe for a summer fresh flavor, but right now the weather still fills the cold role for our bodies. As such, fire must grasp our food and bring out the deep flavor lying in the roots of our vegetables, the fats of our meats and the pulps of our fruit. For now, stifle your fresh broccoli memories.

But then, oh but then, if you let a cast iron lick its flames into that tiny green tree, you get to know the combination of egg and oil turned into a silky and fluffy mouthgasm of deep pleasure entering a deep, earthy crunch.

Make room for delicious new memories to store themselves inside you. Just a couple of paths need forged from broccoli to flame and from there to mayo. You’ll never regret this connection. If you do then my apologies, I’ll find a path for your taste buds delight soon.

Maybe.

Lately I’ve been taking grapefruit slices and rustling the flames into their pulp to add a deep and charred taste to my favorite fruit. Somehow the heat both brightens and deepens the taste, while pushing the bitter out.

Grapefruit is also lower in carbhood, so I can get in four slices without knocking my body out of ketosis, and oh how it loves being in ketosis. 

I should try cast iron lemon slices soon…maybe drizzled in vanilla coconut butter.

Do keep these fruits in their skin. It pushes all the flavor deep inside.

Now then, on this broccoli grasped in fire and loved in mayo. In summer you crave that bright and burst flavor in your food. Your mouth goes bliss for basil and you put cilantro on everything Mexican.

None of that sounds delicious in your imagination right now because fresh is not what your body wants. What you get instead is the primal caveside of your soul telling you it is time for earth’s deep flavors. Your body is telling you to put cast iron broccoli and mayo inside it.

I used payo, a paleo mayonaise that uses macadamia oil. Macadamia gives an earthy touch to the mayonaise that I love, but it was megaweird at first. Only because I’d never known it before. Talk about mouth confusion. Within days it accepted the flavor and now I think it is going to be my go to mayo. You can easily make your own mayo, and I suggest doing so at least once to feel the power. So fresh and so easy. Currently I don’t have a jar that fits my immersion blender though so it’s annoying and I get less fluff and more…opposite of fluff.

 

I should find a bigger jar.

Mayo Fondled Broccoli:

A Low Carb and Paleo Snack

 

Broccoli

Ingredients:

Tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Broccoli

Mayo (I used Payo)

Dash of Salt

Directions:

  1. Turn your flames or burner to medium heat and add a tablespoon of coconut oil to the iron.
  2. Lay the broccoli in the coconut oil and allow the oil to heat the broccoli for about a minute and a half. Then flip the broccoli and add a dash of salt. Allow it to heat through for about a minute. Use your hands. If it is too hot to touch then flip or remove from the pan. You want it just hot enough that you can still hold it without there being any cold left in the stem.
  3. Fondle the broccoli with about a teaspoon of payo per tree and increase per mouth desires.

Broccoli Candle

 

Caveman Alternative:

  1. Scrape energy together into fire
  2. Use a knife or your teeth and  create a sharp point to a stick
  3. Stab broccoli through the stem until it is firmly on the stick
  4. Slowly turn the broccoli while counting down from sixty three times in your head
  5. Remove from flame and add salt
  6. Have cavewife find and egg and oil.
  7. Find a cup, put in the egg and oil, cover and shake vigorously, or put the egg and oil in your mouth and vigorously shake your mouth around.
  8. Put the broccoli in your mouth or dip it in the cup.
  9. Feed each other or just yourself.

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 😉

 

My Top 15 Keto Recipes.jpg

 

  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.

 

BuffaloChicken.jpg
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.

Celery Root Alfredo Sim Palate
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.

ChocolateMapleBacon Ruled
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.

Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Primative Pallet
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 ;).

crmchspancake7smallwmsmall
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.

crispy-daikon-fries No Bun Please
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*

 

ketochocolatemugcake
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

Spaghetti Squash Egg in  Nest MLM.jpg

 

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.

Spaghetti Squash and Tomatoes Egg in a Nest MLM.jpg

 

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

Bacon and Egg Skillet MLM

 

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.

Bacon and Celery Root Egg Skillet.jpg

 

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