Tag Archives: Ketogenic diet

Karl’s French Onion Soup III

The kids are still on their keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. I am making brisket and a cucumber salad. I had also decided on making a French onion soup, but the question was how could I make it low car. My solution was to give my diners the option of whether their soups would be topped with bread and/or cheese.

Karl’s French Onion Soup III

Karl’s French Onion Soup III

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Karl’s Keto Crab Cakes

The kids are feeling a bit toady after weeks of holiday eating and have decided to go on a keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. Usually, I go with dishes where I can serve the starch on the side, for those who wish for more.

Karl’s Keto Crab Cakes

Karl’s Keto Crab Cakes

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Jan’s Chris’ Birthday Brownie

Adapted from a Rebecca Katz ‘The Longevity Kitchen’ recipe 

Son-in-law Chris’s birthday is this week, so Jan decided to bake him a brownie cake to go with my Moroccan feast. Chocolate brownie cake may not be Moroccan, but Chris loves Chocolate.  Sacrifices must be made.

Jan’s Chris’ Birthday Brownie

Jan’s Chris’ Birthday Brownie

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Karl’s Mesclun Salad with Red Raspberry Balsamic Dressing

I have a hot vegetable for this meal, but Chris will not eat the yams, because of his ketogenic diet. Leafy greens and turnips are within his diet, so I am making a quick salad. I will serve the dressing on the side and he can take as much or little of it as he wishes (it will have a bit of sugar, which is also not on his diet).

Karl’s Mesclun Salad with Red Raspberry Balsamic Dressing

Karl’s Mesclun Salad with
Red Raspberry Balsamic Dressing

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Karl’s Mock Georgian Shilaplavi with Mushrooms

Adapted from Djurenko.com and 17recipes.com

Georgian Shilaplavi is a rice dish that is described as being like a risotto. I have some diners who prefer little or no starch. I have learned that cauliflower is a versatile and good substitute. It is filling and can be “manipulated” in a number of ways to imitate some starch ingredients.

Karl’s Mock Georgian Shilaplavi with Mushrooms

Karl’s Mock Georgian Shilaplavi with Mushrooms

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Karl’s Keto Real Mayonnaise

Normally I use Kraft’s Fat Free Mayonnaise for most things, because of Jan’s diet restrictions. Jan suggested that with the general theme of my blog, “That Fresher is Better,” I should try my hand at real mayonnaise.

Karl’s Keto Real Mayonnaise

Karl’s Keto Real Mayonnaise

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Karl’s Spicy Stir Fried Cucumbers

I decided that my whole roasted cauliflower would look a bit naked sitting in the middle of a plate. A ring of stir fried cucumbers would make a nice compliment, both in color and texture. This dish would also fit in with Myr’s soft food diet and Chris’ Ketogenic diet.

Karl’s Spicy Stir Fried Cucumbers (outer edge)

Karl’s Spicy Stir Fried Cucumbers
(outer edge)

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Karl’s Sloppy Jodhs

To add to the dietary restrictions for this week, Myr was just put on a “soft food diet.” This week’s recipes must be: low(er) fat, low carb, and soft foods. She suggested something like Sloppy Joes.

Karl’s Sloppy Jodhs

Karl’s Sloppy Jodhs

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Karl’s Barbequed Tri-tip

Tri-tip was on sale at Safeway this week and I decided I wanted it for Daddy’s Day. While my favorite barbequed meat is lamb, a good tri-tip comes in a close second. That is, of course, the rub. A good tri-tip has a red-ish brown crust on the outside and is juicy and tender on the inside. However, what you usually end up with is a blackened, scorched crust and mostly tough, dry meat.

Karl’s Barbequed Tri-tip

Karl’s Barbequed Tri-tip

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Karl’s Keto Hoisin Sauce

I decided that I should make a Ketogenic Hoisin sauce to go with my pork lettuce cups.  I looked online for a recipe to tweak and was very disappointed in what I found.  In my opinion, there are three things which really do not belong in Hoisin sauce: peanut butter, honey, and ketchup.

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