Keto Chocolate Almond Protein Bites

I had intended to cut these into bars but they are quite rich. Here’s the thing, though. I end up eating more than one at a time, so I’ll leave it up to you how you cut them!

Keto Health Bites (or Bars)

  • 1 cup whipping cream (240ml)
  • 3/4 cup keto sugar (150g)
  • 2/3 milk powder (130g)
  • 2/3 cup protein or whey powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (100g)
  • 1/2 cup almond or peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup almond flakes (70g)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes (70g)
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp almond or vanilla essence (your preference)

For topping:

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Keto Hummus with black soy beans

I wish this looked tastier but trust me, it’s delicious.

• 2 cans soy black beans (15 oz ea/425 g – 5 net carbs per ½ cup)
• 2 tsp onion powder
• 2 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp paprika
• ¼ tsp fenugreek powder- optional
• 1 tsp cumin powder
• 1 tsp dried or fresh mint
• ¼ tsp cardamom
• 1 tsp lemongrass turmeric paste – optional
• 1 dessert spoon tahini
• ⅓ cup olive oil
• ½ juice of a lemon and zest too
• 3 tblspn sour cream
• Few saffron threads – optional

• 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt

Blend all together and dust with mint, lemon zest, paprika and a drizzle of olive oil.

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Spiced Red Cabbage Stew

We had a smoked pork loin for dinner today with cauliflower mash and I had this beautiful red cabbage and a tart Granny Smith apple to use up. With a low carb count today I figured one green apple in an entire pot of 1 red cabbage could not hurt. Here is a tasty recipe I hurriedly scribbled down when a lovely former neighbour called over the holidays. The family became wonderful friends to our family … this is from many many years ago when I was still a little girl. We were lucky enough to be introduced by Traudi to delicious German food as she is a fabulous cook as well as her wonderful family traditions. I’m officially old enough now to call those “the good old days”! Heartfelt thanks to a dear friend who is still as kind, thoughtful and much treasured and loved by our family. Thanks for the recipe Traudi – please forgive my little twists on your version!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium red cabbage (if you only have a green cabbage – go for it!)
  • 3 small onions
  • 3 – 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tblspns oil, grapeseed
  • 1 tart green apple
  • 1 tsp each caraway seed, mustard seed, Chinese 5 spice or allspice, white pepper, salt
  • 4 tblspns brown keto sugar
  • 3 tblspns balsamic or other good vinegar
  • 2 tblspns butter

Method

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Red Chicken Curry in Coconut Cream

Here is a recipe I made today. If it’s winter where you live, it’s warming and hearty.One more thing, please toast your spices and then blend them – if you can. It’s worth the small effort and your nose will thank you!Ingredients

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 3 – 4 cardamom seeds
  • 4 tblspn oil or butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 – 2 shallots
  • 4 – 6 large chicken thighs
  • 1 tblspn garam masala
  • 1 – 3 tblspn curry (I like spicy!)
  • 2 tblspn turmeric
  • 1 tblspn chilli powder
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 4 – 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 fresh green chilli
  • 1 thumb ginger
  • 1-2 carrots or small yam
  • 2-3 zucchini
  • 3 red/yellow bell peppers
  • 2 tsp turmeric

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Delicious Cheesy Keto “Corn” Bread

In this keto “corn bread” we’ll sub the corn kernels with chopped yellow peppers and add an optional tsp of pure corn extract if you have – it’s pricey but worth it and lasts a long time! The almond flour gives a lovely corn meal texture. This is a moist cheesy bread and really delicious. You could also bake these in a muffin pan and cut the baking time.

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Cranberry Rum Orange Red Onion and Brie Galette

This is wonderful as an appetiser to start a special meal or as a main dish served with green veggies or a salad. We had it as our Christmas eve dinner starter.

If you’re making this for a dinner party I suggest you make the pastry and filling a day ahead to assemble and bake on the day.

Cranberry Orange Red Onion and Brie Galette

Pastry Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter (4 oz or 120g)
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 ½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tblspn xantham gum
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Ingredients

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Keto Chocolate Orange Pound Cake

This is a nice moist slightly heavy heavenly dark chocolate pound cake with a lovely orange flavour. I used a bundt pan. If you split this into 2 loaves be sure to lessen the bake time. I blitzed 2 tiny mandarins in (or use a small orange) – use sugar-free orange essence if you prefer.

It’s the best lchf keto cake I’ve created.

Chocolate Orange Pound Cake

  • 4 oz melted butter (½ cup)
  • 3 oz dark cocoa (½ cup)
  • 12 oz brown keto sugar (2 cups)
  • 13 oz almond flour (2 ½ cups)
  • 3 oz coconut flour (½ cup)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sour cream or yogurt/ buttermilk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tblspns olive oil
  • 2 small mandarin or 1 small orange, cut into segments including peel
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence

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Zesty Pepper, Herb and Feta Relish

Great with burgers, lamb chops, on green salad … or anything really!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pickled peppadews or mama lils peppers (about 16)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced or 1/2 lemon
  • 1 thumb ginger, pressed through garlic press
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes or Korean Gochugaru
  • 1/2 cup cilantro or parsley if you don’t like cilantro, fresh mint might be good too
  • 1/2 block feta, chopped (I used goat feta here, yum!)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 1/2 tsp harissa (optional)

Keeper Keto Coconut Cookies

Oatbran and toasted coconut are the stars in this recipe. You can substitute non keto for the flours, oatbran (oats) and use normal brown sugar. Leave out the beef collagen if you prefer. It will be slightly less chewy but fine!

  • 1 oz or 2 tbl cream cheese
  • 5 oz or 10 tbl butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence and/or
  • 2 tsp rum essence

Beat wet ingredients together well.

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