Joy-Fueled Keto-Friendly Chicken Broth (Two Methods)

Ever since I was a teen experimenting in my mother’s kitchen, I have loved making homemade soup. Any good cook knows the secret to a good soup lies in its stock. The more flavour you can pack into a chicken broth, the better your soup will be. If you happen to live near an Asian…


Pulled Pork – Instant Pot – Low Carb, Keto Style

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder Pulled Pork Low Carb Keto Paleo

I love my new Instant Pot! I love it so much that I use it just about every day and it is usually sitting on my kitchen table. I live in a smaller space, and it’s just easier to meal prep on the table. I also love pork roast; when it is well prepared, it…


Poor Man’s Cabbage and Corned Beef – Instant Pot

Instant Pot Poor Man's Cabbage and Canned Corned Beef - Tender, satisfying and incredibly budget friendly. Keto, low-carb

I had a cabbage sitting on my counter for over a week, staring balefully at me every time I went into the kitchen. “Sure, buy me then don’t use me. Just let me sit here and wither up. Get my hopes up and then dump me!” I gave in, for heartless reasons only. I needed…


Juicy Leftover Roast Beef and Onion Cheese Melt – Low Carb

Juicy Beef and Onion Cheese Melt = A great use of leftover roast

I don’t know what to call this spontaneous lunch dish! But I will call it exquisite. I was looking for a way to add more fat to a leftover roast I made a few days ago and thus began one of my famous experiments. The key to this recipe is the reduction of the beef…


Low Carb Raspberry Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Joy Fueled Low Carb Raspberry Chocolate Protein Smoothie

It’s not uncommon for colds and viruses to make the rounds in my city during the first week of January. When you think about it, it makes sense. Lots of people crowding into airtight homes, celebrating Christmas and New Years Eve. A few days later, and WHAM! I fell victim to a flu-like virus for…


Simple Pan Fried Chicken Thighs – Keto Friendly

Simple Pan Fried Chicken Thighs - Low Carb Keto - It's all in the technique

This is a very simple recipe for pan fried chicken thighs, but if you learn the following technique, you will always have great results. Don’t fuss with your protein when cooktop frying! Every time you flip protein in the pan or test it with a fork, you are allowing luscious juices to escape. Technique for…


Lazy Pulled BBQ Chicken – Keto Style – Low Carb

I came up with this BBQ Chicken recipe when I needed to find a way to add fat to a bag of skinless, boneless chicken breasts I had bought before I went Keto. I now use mostly chicken thighs and legs with skin. If I do use chicken breasts, it’s usually in a recipe such…


Keto and Stress. Finding Healthy Ways to Bring Comfort

Face it, we all experience stress to some extent. We need to have a game plan on how to incorporate Keto into those times of stress so we can eat healthily and support our bodies.

There comes a time when you realise that Keto is not a ‘diet’ it’s a lifestyle. I am currently in an incredibly stressful season involving circumstances far beyond my control. This season will eventually pass, but as a result of the stress, I’ve gained two or three pounds. Those pounds are not a result of…


Keto Friendly Kale, Broccoli, and Brussel Sprouts Salad

Kale, Broccoli, and Brussel Sprouts Salad. This is great for potlucks. Keto Friendly, full of vitamins, fibre, and micronutrients.

To say I am not a fan of cooked kale in any form is an understatement. However, I love that packaged Sweet Kale Salad Kit that is sold at Costco and most supermarkets across Canada. The problem with that salad mix is that the enclosed dressing is full of sugar. The dried cranberries in the…


Keto Style Pork Chops Smothered in Mushroom Sauce

Keto Style Pork Chops Smothered In Mushroom Sauce - Quick and Easy, A classic recipe modified for low carb lifestyle

I LOVE pork chops, and I LOVE Mushrooms. When I realised I could have both AND lose weight, I almost cried. I grew up during the time where every mother had several cans of Cream of Mushroom soup in their pantry. The thick soup made for smooth sauces over meatloaf and pork chops and served…