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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. (more…)

NAG-free Breakfast Sausage

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 1½ teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon annatto powder ¼ teaspoon cumin powder 1 pound ground pork Mix ingredients in a bowl, form into patties or logs, and cook until no pink remains.

NOT Worcestershire Sauce

Maybe this should be renamed to something else, but I miss this sauce, and used it quite frequently. Let me know if you try it and what you think in the comments below!

Ingredients:

1 tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tbsp dry mustard 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses 1/4 cup GF naturally fermented fish sauce 2 tbsp tamarind paste 2 cardamom pods 2 Tbsp. kosher or canning salt 2 Tbsp. brown sugar or maple syrup 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp lime juice (1 lime) 1 tbsp tamari 1 can (2oz) anchovies, minced

Directions:

  1. Toast pepper, ginger, cinnamon, mustard, and clove in small skillet over medium heat, until fragrant, about 1 minute.  This will release the flavor. 
  2. Transfer spices to bowl so they do not burn and set aside. 
  3. Combine vinegars, molasses, fish sauce, and tamarind paste together in second bowl.  
  4. Return to saucepan on medium heat  Bring to a boil for a few minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool for 1 hour.   
  5. Pour mixture into a 1 quart canning jar, seal lid and store in a cool, dark place for at least 1 month (or longer for stronger flavors).
  6. Strain sauce through fine-mesh strainer; reserve solids. 
  7. Puree solids finely, then dehydrate and store powder as a flavor booster.
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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 fennel and sauté until the zucchini is tender and lightly browned, about 7 to 10 minutes. Add the balsamic and cook until the liquid has thickened and clings to the zucchini, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in the mint, if using. Top with cheese.

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 moment of serving. (more…)

Loaded Garlic Celeriac Cauli Mash

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. (more…)

Unstuffed Mushroom Casserole

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.
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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 stick to skillet. (more…)

Balsamic Avocado Toast || dimpledkitchen.com

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, garlic and onion powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and mash. Top toasted 90 second bread, garnish with tomatoes and onions. Drizzle with Balsamic. Get creative add mozzerella, fresh basil, red peppers or top with an egg!

Loaded Baked Cauliflower || dimpledkitchen.com

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 with avocado oil and spread on sheet pan. Sprinkle with salt. Add bacon and green onion to pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Take out of oven and add cheese, bake 5 more minutes. Garnish with more green onion.

Eggplant Pizza || dimpledkitchen.com

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. Don't skip sweating the eggplant. The salt removes excess moisture; you will see beads of moisture sweating from the eggplant as it sits. ... Since the eggplant has less moisture in it, it is able to soak up the oils used when cooking. The result is a more tender, less bitter, and tastier eggplant. (more…)

Blackberry Lemon Fatbombs || dimpledkitchen.com

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 feeling guilty. Protein often turns to sugar on a low carb diet and can stall weight loss due to the gluconeogenesis process. Eating enough fat will keep you full, and allow your body to burn off the excess fat it already has. (more…)