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Keto Made Simple

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Cast Iron Keto Dinner Rolls

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Ok, so mine doesn't look like Dinner Rolls, lol. But I know why... I was in a hurry! Yep, The recipe specifically says to chill the dough for a minimum of 10 min but preferably longer and I didn't. Even though I didn't, this 'Dinner Roll' was GREAT!! and my husband liked how moist it was and the flavor. So are you chomping at the bit for the recipe yet? Well, this one comes from a new blogger I found. I'm excited to try more of his recipes. For this one, check out Alex at https://www.castironketo.net/blog/keto-dinner-rolls

Ps. I only made 1/2 the recipe in my smaller skillet and it took less than 20 min to bake perfectly!

Friday Funny #23

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The Best Keto Vegetables

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

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Yum, Yum, Yum! This recipe came from Maya at WholesomeYum! Pop over there and print out the recipe so I can tell you what I did differently and you can jot down notes if you want!

Her recipe states that it can be made either with spinach or broccoli. Since I wanted to use spinach AND I was not making anything else for our dinner, I made some additions:


Instead of 2 lbs. Chicken, I made 4 lbs.She didn't mention Salt or Pepper, so I added these while I was cooking my chicken in a skillet on the stove. (While my Bacon was cooking in the AirFryer.)I didn't have enough Ranch dressing so I added Creamy Caesar dressing. (Didn't measure, just dumped.)I probably (because I don't measure) used 1 c. of each Cheese IN the casserole and then another 1/2 c. each (or more) on top.I also added a 12 oz. bag of Riced Cauliflower to the whole mixture.

Because this was my only meal today, I had a HUGE portion!  :-)   I personally believe that this would have served 6 only. Although her re…

Calculating Net Carbs

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Shrimp "Potage" Soup

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This is a family favorite! (Potage is potato.) So when I decided to Ketofy this recipe the best alternative was the turnip. If you have not tried the turnip as a sub for potatoes, you are in for a treat! It has the same consistency as potatoes when used in soups or stews or casseroles. I have not tried mashing them because they still have a higher carb count than cauliflower.




Shrimp Potage Soup

Ingredients

1 c. Water1 - 8 oz. Clam Juice1/2 pt. Heavy Cream1 c. Spinach, shredded1 Garlic clove, chopped2 T. Parsley, dried2 tsp. Lemon Pepper1 c. Shrimp, raw & peeled1 Turnip root, cubed

Basil Butter

2 T. Basil, dried1/4 c. Butter1 T. Parsley, dried1 1/2 tsp. Lemon Juice2 T. Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

Cook all soup ingredients until steaming.Add Basil Butter before serving. ENJOY!!

Friday Funny #22

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Myths About Intermittent Fasting

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Hostess Little Debbie Cupcakes

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These Little Debbie cupcakes are so good, you'll think you are eating the real thing!! Maria is amazing! Jump over to her site to get the recipe, you won't be disappointed!

What Does Your Coffee Mug Say About You

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Multi-Meat Chili

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This is one of my husband's favorite meals! I love sour cream on mine!





Multi-Meat Chili

3 lbs. Ground Beef6 crispy Bacon strips, crumbled12 oz. Shrimp, cooked6 Chicken Tender strips, cooked (or 1 Breast)3 Celery ribs1/2 lg. Onion8 cloves Garlic1 frozen pkg Spinach1 can Rotel2 -15 oz. cans Diced Tomatoes1 -16 oz. can Tomato Sauce1 -6 oz. can Tomato Paste1 -4 oz. can Green Chili's (or less)2 T. Worcestershire sauce1 T. Chili Powder2 T. Cumin1 T. Dried Oregano1/4 t. Cayenne Pepper1 t. Garlic Powder1 t. Onion Powder2 t. Sea Salt1 t. Black Pepper

Toppings: Green Onions, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream

Crockpot Directions

In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the chopped onion & celery for about 5-7 min, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook a minute or less, until fragrant.Add the ground beef. Cook for 8-10 min. breaking apart until browned.Transfer the ground beef mixture into a crockpot. Add remaining ingredients, except toppings, and stir until well combined. (The Shrimp and…

Friday Funny #21

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Change

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Pulled Pork

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We love pulled pork at this house and it's so easy to make. Put it in a crock-pot all day and voila, dinner is ready! Of course, my son has his on rolls/bread, but my husband and I just put it on a plate with some Keto-Friendly BBQ sauce. I also like to add Broccoli Slaw on top of mine. I love the crunch!




Pulled Pork

Ingredients

3 lb. boneless Pork LoinKitchen Bouquet1/4 c. Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper4 Garlic Cloves, minced1 sm. Onion, chopped (or 2 T. dried Onion Flakes)1/2 c. Apple Cider Vinegar1 c. Water2 tsp. Garlic SaltSalt & PepperKeto-Friendly/Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce

Directions

Place Pork Loin in a crockpot and pour/smear Kitchen Bouquet all over it.Add Apple Cider Vinegar & Water around the pork loin.Add additional ingredients (except BBQ sauce). (I like to sprinkle it all over the pork and in the water.)Turn crock-pot on high for 6-8 hours.'Pull' the pork and serve!

Tips

I used to use 2 forks to 'pull' my pork, but my arms got tired. …

Water and Sun

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Keto Yeast Bread

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I'm a member of a private FB Keto Group and one of the members posted this recipe the other day. I only made 1/2 the recipe and made them into these bagel shapes for ease, instead of a loaf of bread. We had them with a simple chicken soup last night. I really like them! The recipe author is Diane Mott Rasmussen.




Keto Yeast bread by Diane Mott Rasmussen
Yeast activation
2 1/2 - 3 teaspoons active dry yeast look for non-GMO1/2 cup warm water to activate yeast1 tsp sugar to feed the yeast, the sugar is eaten by the yeastlet sit ten minutes while you prepare the batter

set oven to the lowest setting then turn off. You want the oven no hotter than 100 degrees

wet ingredients
4 eggs2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar1/4 cup Avocado oil Mix wet ingredients in stand mixer as you measure dry ingredients

dry ingredients
3 cups almond flour3/4 tsp salt1 teaspoon baking powder1 tablespoon psyllium (this amount doesn't bother my tummy)1/2 teaspoons onion powder (or other spices or add-ins all optiona…

Friday Funny #20

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Easy Grab & Go Snacks

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Keto Crisp Sandwich (Grilled Sandwich)

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This Keto Crisp Sandwich recipe by OhMyKeto is absolutely delicious!! I used a slice of Smoked Turkey Breast and a slice of Off The Bone Ham in my sandwich. She made hers with pickles and mustard and extra cheese along with her meat of choice. This recipe is definitely a keeper! I think I'll dry a BLT with it next!



Keto Crisp Sandwich by OhMyKeto
Serves 2 (1g carb per serving)
Ingredients 1/2 c. Pork Rind Crumbs1/2 c. Mozzarella Cheese2 T. Mayo1 Egg

Directions Whisk mayo & egg together. Add cheese & pork rinds. Let 'dough' rest a few minutes. Divide in half.Put 1/2 dough in a cold dry nonstick skillet (8in), no fat/oil needed. (can use a well seasoned cast iron skillet too.)Press down with wet hands or a spatula until a round layer is formed.Put pan over medium/high heat and cook 3-5 min or until crispy, then flip and crisp on the other side.Flip once more, add your fillings to one side of the circle and flip the opposite side on top of it.Flip a few times so additiona…

What Does 30g Carbs Look Like?

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Super Easy DARK CHOCOLATES

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I made these delicious chocolates to take with me while visiting family out of state. They are so simple and taste so good that even my non-Keto family & friends loved them. Believe me, you won't be able to stay out of them! However, I will be honest and let you know that there are 2g Carbs (1g Net) in each chocolate. That's because I still had some Semi-Sweet Bakers Chocolate in my cupboard that I decided to use. The next time I make these, I will probably double the 85% Chocolate portion and eliminate the Semi-Sweet Chocolate. That also means that I may have to adjust my Sweeteners too.




Super Easy Dark Chocolates

Ingredients

8 T. Coconut Oil38 g. Semi-Sweet Bakers Chocolate38 g. Unsweetened Bakers Chocolate38 g. 85% Bakers Chocolate1 t. Vanilla Extract1 T. Swerve Powdered Sweetener1 T. Bocha Sweet Sweetener

Instructions

In a saucepan, preferably a double boiler, melt the coconut oil on low heat.Add chocolate and whisk until almost melted and remove from heat.Add vanilla &…