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Levipoix

Introducing: Levipoix, a substitute for Mirepoix! Ya know; sometimes it’s really frustrating looking up recipes for your favorite things and seeing the ingredients list full of things you can’t have. And it can be exhausting figuring out the right things to use instead to get a similar flavor profile.

Turkey Cutlets with Quinoa Pilaf

Are you looking for a simple recipe that is a complete meal? This combination of turkey cutlets with quinoa will do the trick! Quinoa makes a delicious pilaf and pairs perfectly with flavorful turkey cutlets. Also known as paillards—are pounded or thinly sliced cuts of turkey breast. The fact that the thin pieces of meat cook quickly […]

Hot Mushroom Dip

Mushrooms, bacon, faux-nions and faux-lic are combined into a rich, hearty and cheesy mushroom dip. If you like stuffed mushrooms you are really going to love this warm mushroom dip recipe!

Homemade NON-ion Powder

Onion powder is in EVERYTHING it seems like. Shopping in an American grocery store, almost every savory product has onion in it! For those of us sensitive or allergic, it can be incredibly frustrating. We have started substituting Fennel Bulb for onion in most recipes; but as of this writing, there isn’t a commercially available […]

Chicken ala Peroom

You know that moment, when it’s Wednesday night, time for dinner, and you forgot to pull out the roast? (well, maybe not the roast part!) This recipe is perfect for those nights, as it’s easy, fast, and delicious. Your newest recipe to add to the comfort food secret stash.

Cesare Salad Dressing

Caesar dressing has nothing to do with Julius Caesar or Shakespeare. It’s most commonly ascribed to Cesare Cardini, an Italian immigrant who claimed to have invented it in 1920’s Tijuana. There are others who also took credit for its invention, and no one knows for sure…

NAG-free Poultry Seasoning

Create memorable stuffings, roasted chicken and marinades with this classic blend, a versatile chicken seasoning mix that can enhance a variety of dishes.

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia is a variation on the traditional fruit salad. Most versions use cool whip and shredded coconut; but neither of those ingredients have a place in our home. Compared to things like cake and pie, ambrosia salad is a wonderfully fresh and light dessert, which makes it perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

Glazed Salmon

An easy baked salmon recipe that can be made in minutes for any night of the week. This glaze recipe is so tasty, and it really gives the salmon a kick of flavor!

NAG-free Breakfast Sausage

Breakfast is the favorite meal of the day around here… Maybe because the good ones only happen on the weekend while everyone is home. We sleep in, enjoy coffee/tea/hot cocoa, and relax. Then the guy makes something yummy. We have yet to find a ‘safe’ commercial sausage; but this one is super easy to mix […]

NOT Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire or Worcester sauce is a fermented liquid condiment created in the city of Worcester in Worcestershire, England during the first half of the 19th century. It’s typically made from a base of vinegar and flavored with anchovies, molasses, tamarind, onion, garlic, and other seasonings. The flavor is savory and sweet with a distinct tang […]

Balsamic Zucchini Sauté

  SERVES 4 Ingredients 1 Tbsp avocado oil 2 lbs zucchini, sliced into 1⁄4″ coins 1/2 fennel bulb, minced 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar Salt and black pepper to taste Fresh mint, chopped (optional) 2 tbsp shaved parmesan or pecorino cheese Directions Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the zucchini and […]

Tomato-less Red Sauce

This recipe excludes alliums, nightshades, gluten, corn, and soy.

NAGan Black Beans

This classic Cuban Black Beans recipe is adapted from “Tastes Like Cuba,” by Eduardo Machado and Michael Domitrovich. Authentic Cuban black beans, either as a soup, on top of white rice, or a congri (aka, Moros y Christianos), is flavorful but never spicy. Feel free to add fresh cilantro for that extra punch at the […]

Billion Dollar NAG-less KETOghetti Bake

Baked Million Dollar ‘Spaghetti‘ is creamy with a melty cheese center, topped with meat sauce and extra bubbly cheese. This yummy baked ‘spaghetti‘ casserole will be requested again and again for potlucks and family gatherings.

Celeriac Cauli Mash

Forget potatoes! Luscious and creamy, this purée can be decadent with a touch of butter. Cooking the celery root in milk mellows the vegetable’s bite. However, if you prefer a more herbaceous flavor, substitute water for the milk.

Unstuffed Mushroom Casserole

Stuffed mushrooms are absolutely delicious, and always a hit at pot lucks and holidays; however, they can be very labor intensive. Enter the keto casserole. Just throw it all together and serve. May not be as attractive to the eye, but will delight the tastebuds.

NAG-Free Taco Seasoning

Got a craving for tacos, but can’t find a safe seasoning at the store? Me either! So I developed this stupid simple version and it’s better than what McCormick can offer!

NAG-free Italian Sausage

This is a very versatile Italian sausage which can be used in many different ways. You can take it from mild to hot and it’s very easy to use. If using ground turkey, you’ll have to coat your skillet with a little grease or oil before cooking as it has very little fat and will […]

Million Dollar KETOghetti Bake

Baked Million Dollar ‘Spaghetti‘ is creamy with a melty cheese center, topped with meat sauce and extra bubbly cheese. This yummy baked ‘spaghetti‘ casserole will be requested again and again for potlucks and family gatherings.

Balsamic Avocado Toast

Pretty, versatile, and delicious! 90 second bread recipe. Cut in half and toasted in a pan with butter. 1/2 avocado 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp olive oil 5 cherry tomatoes 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar 1 green onion sliced Red pepper flakes, Salt, and pepper to taste Mix avocado, olive oil, […]

Nancy’s Dressing

Super Simple Keto friendly salad dressing

Loaded Baked Cauliflower

Super easy, delicious and won’t leave you bloated. 1 medium head cauliflower, cut small pieces 1 tablespoon avocado oil pink himalayan salt 4 slices bacon (uncooked), chopped 1 green onion, diced (extra to garnish) 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 400 degrees and cover a sheet pan with parchment paper. Toss cauliflower […]

Keto-fied Ground Beef Divan

Kid Pleasing Dinner. What a wonderful phrase. AND this is one meal the grown-ups will love too! (No guarantees implied.)

Caprese Eggplant Pizza

Don’t wanna bother with Fathead dough? Try these alternative mini personal pizzas instead! These eggplant pizzas are really easy to make, you simply slice the eggplant and roast or grill the slices until the eggplant just starts to turn tender, top it, and then bake them until the cheese gets all melty. Mmmm, I’m drooling. […]

Delicious Keto Kake

Who says we Keto folk can’t have our cake and eat it too? This decadent concoction will help lure your friends to the keto side… We have cookies too 😉

Shannon’s Dressing

Amazing for it’s simplicity, add this to your repertoire!

Easy Keto Alfredo Sauce

Whenever we decide to have shrimp; I usually drag this recipe out; as I am not personally a fan of store bought alfredo sauce; it tastes funny. Plus, there’s nothing in here to make my body flare!

Blackberry Lemon Fat Bomb

Why Fat bombs? Fat bombs are great when you want to kick the junk food and sugar cravings and stay full longer. Plus they are quick and easy to make. Blackberries can be your best friend on a keto diet. They are one of the lowest carb fruits so you can still enjoy them without […]

Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Vegetables

Prep time: 20 m · Cook time: 30 m · Ready In: 50 m Ingredients 4 green bell peppers, tops removed, seeded 1 pound ground turkey 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced finely 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 zucchini, chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped [...]

Learning to Cook… Online?

Almost everything is available to do virtually now, including learning how to cook. There are several accredited courses you can take online that will make you a chef! One of the primary benefits of online education is that it provides flexible learning on a schedule that can fit your busy home and work life. As […]

Kids in the Kitchen

Children and kitchens can sometimes seem to be oil and water, but the only way they’ll learn to cook is by joining you in the kitchen. When children grow into adulthood, they eventually have to rely on themselves for everything, including feeding. Without cooking skills, they will be tempted by drive-thrus, freezer meals, and other […]

Ice Cream Aisle Explained

There are many commercial brands of ice cream and frozen desserts that can be great substitutes if you don’t have the time or desire to make your own. Many supermarkets carry a variety of gourmet ice cream, sorbet and gelato. Many of these interesting flavors can even provide inspiration for homemade frozen desserts.

High-Altitude Cooking

What’s the big deal with High Altitude? The change of air pressure makes things in the kitchen act a bit differently. At high altitudes: Air pressure is lower, so foods take longer to cook. Temperatures and/or cook times may need to be increased. Water boils at a lower temperature, so foods prepared with water (such […]

Garbage, Compost, and Spoilage

A great deal of household garbage is produced in the kitchen. As part of the preparation process, inedible or unappetizing parts of food— peels, seeds, bones, shells, rinds, fat, gristle and stems—are removed for disposal. All sorts of metal, glass, paper, cardboard or plastic packaging is accumulated. After a typical meal, food scraps remain. Understanding […]

Eating Etiquette

Etiquette affects almost every aspect of dining. Dining etiquette rules apply before you ever take your seat and continue after you excuse yourself from the table. Table manners play an important part in making a favorable impression. They are visible signals of the state of our manners and therefore are essential to professional success. The […]

Diet Descriptions

People like to eat; but not everyone eats the same way. Some eat a certain way due to health problems, and others are following the latest weight-loss trend. And yet others follow a lifestyle.

Converting Measurements

It doesn’t matter whether you’re increasing a recipe or decreasing it — the procedure for adjusting the ingredient quantities for a different number of portions is the same. We call this scaling a recipe. When scaling a recipe it’s important to know how to convert back and forth between different measurements. The first thing you […]

Beverage List for a Full Bar

There is of course no ‘initial fix’ to a fully stocked bar. It is an ongoing process requiring the addition of certain liquors etc. at a time when there becomes a demand for them. Most or all of the ingredients below are considered essential bar-stock, and should act only as a foundation to a well […]

Abbreviations Used in Recipes

Cooking can be complicated.  All the different acronyms can make you feel like it’s a different language or looking at a military brief. Deciphering between the different cooking abbreviations and their proper unit of measurement can help make sure your dish comes out exactly as imagined. Often times, different books will use different abbreviations, which can […]

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Foreword

Hi! So glad you found us! My website was created as a resource for anyone who is interested in good food, new drinks, some how-to, and every day cooking in particular. I create step by step recipes that anyone can follow. Recipes here cover all types of cuisine from all around the world and local […]