Keto Recipes

Green Jalapeno Harissa Dip

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Green Jalapeno Harissa Dip

Going Keto can be challenging when you run out of ideas. One way to breakthrough this challenge is to have an array of different sauces to make the same ingredient taste like a new invention. This recipe contains no added sugars and is incredibly keto friendly. (Plus it's vegan, gluten-free and soy-free!)I love Harissa paste and when I received these beautiful organic jalapeno, I was inspired to make a super spicy and flavourful harissa sauce in a green color. I thought by using raw Jalapeno, I would make a VERY spicy sauce... but this  miserably failed. To my surprise, raw Jalapenos are not that spicy....

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Lacto Fermented Lemons (Salted Lemons)

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Lacto Fermented Lemons (Salted Lemons)

We have just received beautiful lemons from South Africa!  These lemons are sweeter than the lemons we are used to - they actually taste like a sweet, juicy 'fruit'Lemons are great to hold on to - and when ordered in bulk, we need to figure out what to do with them. Today, we use a new technique to preserve lemons, so that we can enjoy them for a long time. This recipe is simple and commonly found in Moroccan dishes... Salted Lemons! This is a lacto-fermentation process with just salt and lemon, making it delicious and gut-friendly. There are many variations of the recipe. Some include...

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Vegan Ricotta "Cheeze" (no fermentation)

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Vegan Ricotta "Cheeze" (no fermentation)

Making vegan cheese is not that complicated. Especially if it doesn't require fermentation.    In this blog, I'd like to share a simple yet tasty vegan cheese recipe.Here are the tools and ingredients you'll need.  Soy Milk. Pure Soy milk with simple ingredients (Soy and water!) is the best. Lemon Juice Natural Salt Cheese clothIt is good to have a tight weave cloth and not the muslin cloths for this cheese.   Saucepan Spatula Use a heat resistant spatula to mix the soy milk in the pot. Mixing Bowls   ...And a sieve!Once you have that all, let's get started! Vegan Ricotta "Cheeze" (no fermentation)(approx....

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Keto Aglio Olio Peperoncino with Konjac Noodles

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Keto Aglio Olio Peperoncino with Konjac Noodles

Aglio olio peperoncino is a popular Italian pasta dish with crispy garlic, chili flakes, parsley and a LOT of olive oil. Growing up in Japan, this was also one of the most common pasta dishes that everyone loves and it's called just "Peperonchino" (ペペロンチーノ)  which I only noticed recently that is only the name of the chili pepper, not the pasta dish. Anyway! I was craving this dish and noticed I can make this in a Keto way.It's only the pasta that needs to be replaced with an low carb Konjac noodles! Konjac (こんにゃくor 蒟蒻) is a popular ingredient used in a lot of Japanese...

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Vegan Tom Yum / Tom Yum Goong

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Vegan Tom Yum / Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Soup is probably the most popular Thai dish that is loved by people around the world. There are two types of soups - one being the clear broth and the other being the creamy broth which is a more recent trend. I was actually surprised how quickly you can whip up this flavorful soup. You don't need to boil the herbs for hours - 20mins and voila! Tom Yum Goong means Tom = soup, Yum = Thai spicy and sour salad, Goong = shrimp. Literally, it is a spicy and sour salad soup with shrimp! Today we are making a vegan...

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