Author: Dimples

NAG-free Breakfast Sausage

Recipes

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 up as needed, so we haven’t been looking very hard…

NOT Worcestershire Sauce

Chutzpah

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 provided by the vinegar. It is commonly used to flavor meat, soups, stews, marinades, and even beverages such as Bloody Marys. This a mysterious-yet-flavorful brown liquid that is considered a staple in most American kitchens. How the chicken neck do you pronounce Worcestershire? Don’t pronounce that first R, and also make sure you put the schwa in the last syllable. Some people will want to say ‘shire’, but just like the state ‘New Hampshire’, -shire, -shire, it’s a schwa in that last syllable. Maybe this should be renamed to something else, but I miss this sauce, and used it quite frequently.

Balsamic Zucchini Sauté

Side Dish

Zucchini is known to improve energy, aid in thyroid functionality, eye health, lower your blood sugar, lowers cholesterol, stops inflammation, it has seriously even been said to slow down the aging process! This quick saute is delicious with any summer squash and need not be served hot, making it perfect for a summer picnic or a barbecue when you may be preoccupied with preparing other dishes hot off the grill.

NAGan Black Beans

Side Dish

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.

Billion Dollar NAG-less KETOghetti Bake

Beasts

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.

Condensed Cream of Soup

Chutzpah

Instead of opening up a can of condensed soup, and thereby avoiding a bunch of sketchy ingredients you cannot pronounce, make this easy, creamy, and flavorful condensed cream of chicken soup with supplies you likely have on hand.

aNAGo Sazonador

Seasonings

aNAGo Powder works magic as a seasoning. All the flavor without any of the hurt. Just sprinkle EVERYWHERE to quickly add a burst of Latin flavor.

Celeriac Cauli Mash

Side Dish

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

Main Course

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.

American Ghoulash

Beasts

Ask anyone, and their recipe for this meal and their secret recipe is going to be different; which is part of the fun of tradition, amiright?

NAG-Free Taco Seasoning

Seasonings

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

Recipes

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.

Million Dollar KETOghetti Bake

Beasts

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

Breakfast

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

Side Dish

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.

Caprese Eggplant Pizza

Meatless

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.

Delicious Keto Kake

Dessert

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 😉

Easy Keto Alfredo Sauce

Chutzpah

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

Snacks

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.

Sautéed Citrusy Broccoli

Side Dish

Broccoli does NOT requiring boiling before sautéing or stir-frying IF you implement the steaming method. Trapping hot air in the pan is what helps soften the broccoli so it doesn’t just appear cooked on the outside. That’s not to say broccoli won’t cook if not covered, but it may run the risk of burning before becoming sufficiently tender. It’s also important to note that boiling can cause some nutrients to leach out, like vitamin C. (Vitamin C is water-soluble and quite sensitive to heat.) Therefore, sautéing can help vegetables retain some of their more delicate nutrients.

Swiss Basic Salad & Dressing

Side Dish

Never hurts to have a barebones salad recipe base to build from. The following is just that. (Also, I have no idea why it’s called Swiss; maybe because it’s almost as flexible as the infamous knifetool?)