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Keto Jam with Fresh Blueberries

Keto Jam with Fresh Blueberries

It’s berry season here in Pennsylvania, which means my Keto jam recipe has been getting it’s fair use! Of all the jams and jellies I like to make at home, blueberry is a particular favorite. The flavor profile is unique and I absolutely love the deep, rich purple color. This sugar-free jam recipe is great…

Zesty cheddar biscuits

Zesty Keto Cheddar Biscuits (Low Carb & Gluten Free)

Zesty Keto Cheddar Biscuits are a saving grace when you just want a comforting and dense bread to serve up with your low carb meals. This biscuit recipe couldn’t be easier, and best of all, the ingredients are completely suitable for a Keto diet! Can you believe they’re only 3g net carbs per serving? It…

Fudgy Keto Brownies

Fudgy Keto Brownies with Brown Butter

My extra Fudgy Keto Brownies are the ultimate indulgence on a low carb lifestyle. This classic chocolate dessert is super rich, perfectly sweetened and delightfully dense — just the way I like it! The process for my Keto brownie recipe takes a little longer than most others, but it’s well worth it in the final…

Easy Keto Enchiladas Recipe

Easy Keto Enchiladas (With Zero Carb “Tortillas”)

If you thought Keto enchiladas were just a fantasy, think again! Thanks to a couple shortcut ingredients, you can whip a tasty batch of this Mexican favorite in no time at all! Growing up, we didn’t have enchiladas very often, but I really wish we did! It was always at the top of my list…

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Keto “Potato” Salad with Cauliflower

Keto “Potato” Salad is a wonderful side dish for grilling out with the family! Pair it with your favorite grilled meats like grilled chicken, hotdogs and hamburgers. While potatoes aren’t necessarily low carb, you don’t have to go through summer without potato salad! This Keto potato salad recipe uses cauliflower instead of potatoes, and it…

Keto Ice Cream Recipe

Keto Ice Cream (Vanilla with Warm Peanut Sauce)

One of the most requested desserts I’ve had from my followers is for a Keto ice cream recipe. It seems as though almost everyone has a soft spot for ice cream. I’m no exception. Funny enough, I never made it for myself until I started following a ketogenic diet. My version of Keto ice cream…

Broccoli Salad

Keto Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Summer is just around the corner and it just wouldn’t be the same without my Keto Broccoli Salad! Featuring farm fresh broccoli and a variety of interesting flavors and textures, this easy side dish is a real crowd pleaser. Serve it up at your family cookout or keep the whole batch for yourself — its…

Beet Pickled Egg Recipe

Pickled Beet Egg Recipe (Keto, Gluten Free)

Have you ever had the opportunity to try a Pickled Beet Egg? Growing up, we would typically only have them during the holidays, usually for Easter or Christmas. Since I started Keto, they’ve been making a regular appearance in my meal plans. In addition to the holidays, they’re an awesome ready-to-eat snack option and the…

Keto Mozzarella

Keto Mozzarella Sticks (Low Carb, Gluten Free)

Keto Mozzarella Sticks are a kid-friendly snack that is super tasty and easy to prepare. In addition to being Keto-friendly, they’re also gluten-free — enjoy without the guilt! Keep a few batches stocked in the freezer for a delicious appetizer whenever you like. I’ve always been a fan of mozzarella sticks. If they were offered…

Keto Pimento Cheese with Green Chiles

Keto Pimento Cheese with Green Chiles

I was in Alabama when I tried a good pimento cheese for the first time. The experience was life-changing to say the least! On top a juicy burger (no bun, please) loaded with bacon, grilled onions and peppers, it formed a glorious pool of gooey goodness that tantalized my tastebuds. It was everything. I was…

Broccoli & Cheese Waffles

Broccoli & Cheese ‘Chaffles’ Keto Waffles | Easy Low Carb Breakfast

Thanks to Instagram, I’ve been completely obsessed with preparing different variations of Keto waffles. While some recipes call for almond milk, cream cheese or whipped cream, my savory recipe features broccoli and cheese. At first, I wasn’t sure how they’d turn out. Broccoli sometimes smells a little funky to me, which was definitely a concern.…

Loaded Fauxtatoes Skins

Loaded Fauxtatoes Skins | Easy Keto Snack

Originally posted Jul 10, 2013 Loaded potato skins on a keto diet? Nah, not so much. However, these loaded fauxtatoes skins are sure to satisfy that same flavor profile! I had my first loaded potato skin at TGI Fridays over a decade ago and was immediately hooked. They’re sort of like a fried mashed potato…

Keto Pickle Brined Chicken Tenders

Pickle Brine Chicken Tenders in the Air Fryer

I’ve been seeing pickle brine chicken all over Instagram recently and just knew I had to give it a try! I’ve always been a lover of pickles and am proud to say that even on Keto, they’re still a staple in our home. Why pickle juice? There are a few things about pickle juice that…

Recipe: Perfect Bacon in the Oven

Perfect Bacon in the Oven + Cooking Video

Learning how to cook bacon in the oven has been a serious kitchen game-changer for me. Aside from being so simple, the final product is absolutely perfect every single time! I’m confident that after you use this method just once, your bacon game is going to completely change! Tips for Preparing Bacon in the Oven…

Cream Cheese Mints Recipe

Candy Cane Cream Cheese Mints Recipe

As a kid, I distinctly remember helping my mom and Aunt Kim prepare one of my favorite treats — Cream Cheese Mints. They’re visually satisfying with the perfect level of sweetness — each one just melts in your mouth. Since I will be using this recipe around Christmas, I’ve chosen to make mine red and…

Creamy Keto Gravy Recipe

Creamy Keto Gravy Recipe

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I felt as though a Keto friendly gravy recipe would be appropriate. Serve this over your mashed cauliflower and you’re set! Even your mashed potato eating family will love this gravy! I whip this up one of my favorite kitchen shortcuts — Better than Bouillon bases. They’re much more…

Sausage Stuffing Balls

Sausage Stuffing Balls (Cooking Video)

My Sausage Stuffing Balls are the perfect side dish to embellish your holiday table with. As a kid, my mother’s stuffing was always the highlight (still is) and I could literally eat mountains of it! While Mom’s stuffing is delicious and totally transports me back to my childhood, it’s also filled with refined carbs. She…

Low Carb Chicken Crust Pizza

Chicken Crust Pizza + Cooking Video

My chicken crust pizza recipe is an absolute staple of mine for when I’m in the mood for comfort food. This low carb pizza crust is versatile, crispy, and very simple — all it takes is about 15 minutes of prep work. Now, I know there are many great keto pizza recipes out there. I…

Low Carb & Keto Palak Paneer

Indian Palak Paneer (Low Carb & Keto)

I love Indian food. There is just something about the food from this area that feels comforting and satisfying. The heavy mix of spices, rich ingredients, and simplicity always keep me coming back for more. While following a keto diet, I find that there are some staples at Indian restaurants that I can generally still…

Keto Chocolate Sauce

Keto Chocolate Sauce (2 ingredients)

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what better to celebrate than with my Keto Chocolate Sauce? As a self-proclaimed choc-o-holic, this delectable treat will satisfy the sweetest of sweet tooths. Best of all, you can make it to suit your Keto lifestyle. A great chocolate sauce starts with great chocolate — I recommend using…

Keto Cornbread

Low Carb Cornbread

When I started the Keto diet, I thought that a low carb cornbread was just impossible. It is, after all, made from corn. I knew that with a little experimenting and imagination, I could make a substitute that would satisy the whole family! Notice that at the end of the recipe, there are some optional…

Fat Head Pizza Crust

Fathead Pizza Crust

Over the years, I’d like to think I’ve developed a certain knack for all things pizza. I mean, have you tried my Zesty Pizza Dip? I really could eat pizza every single day of my life! Something glorious happened one day when I was nearly at my wits end with an extreme pizza craving. I…

Italian Spaghetti Squash Bake

Italian Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Spaghetti Squash Casserole is not something that I remember eating in my youth. In fact, I didn’t know what a spaghetti squash was until I was just entering my college days. Man had I been missing out. While I did grow up in an Italian-American family, lasagna was a dish that I always looked forward to.…

Better than Chipotle Barbacoa Copycat

Chipotle Barbacoa Copycat Recipe | Flavorful Shredded Beef

This Chipotle Barbacoa Copycat recipe is one of the first that I experimented with in my Chipotle is delicious but pricey To be completely honest, I love Chipotle’s barbacoa. It’s delicious. It has a great texture… and the flavor is always on point! Unfortunately, it’s a little pricey. With double barbacoa, sour cream, cheese, salsa,…

Fiesta Lime Chicken Chowder

Fiesta Lime Chicken Chowder

Here in Pittsburgh, we are currently in the midst of winter and are trying our best to stave off the effects of frigid wind and plentiful snowfall. When the cold is just relentless and shows no sign of giving up, I always reach for a delicious comfort food dish. One of my favorites is my…

Crispy Prosciutto Chips

Crispy Prosciutto Chips

Back when I first started eating low carb, I was on a mission to find a suitable substitute for potato chips. Now, I’m really fond of my Cheesy Cheddar Crisps, but sometimes you just need a little variety. After discovering the beauty of pepperoni chips, I always wondered if the same would work for other…

Real Mayonnaise Recipe

Real Mayonnaise

I’ve always been what you’d call a “condiment connoisseur.” If I can put it on something, I’ll do it. Mustard, ketchup, chimichurri. You name it, I eat it! My favorite condiment though, by a landslide, is undoubtedly mayonnaise. It’s creamy and rich and it’s versatility always surprises me. I mean, people make cakes using mayo!…

Keto Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

It’s safe to say that Fall is finally here! Everything about fall makes me happy: sweaters, hot apple cider, harvest festivals and most importantly — pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING. For most people, the transition into fall begins with the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. For me, it all starts with a decadent Pumpkin Roll with…

Low Carb Pasta Salad

Low Carb Pasta Salad

When I was younger, pasta salad was my absolutely favorite.  My mom would make me a special batch without green peppers because I found them disgusting (and still do, to be honest). Her recipe calls for gluten-filled enriched pasta and store-bought Italian dressing.  Since I medically have to avoid grains and choose to avoid crappy vegetable…

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

As mentioned in a previous post, I’m really not a big sweets lover. Given the choice over a delicious plate of meat and potatoes over a decadent birthday cake, I’m always going to choose the meat and potatoes. However, during the Christmas holiday season, my mother makes what I would call “the absolute best” peanut…

14 Fabulous Fat Bomb Recipes

14 Fabulous Fat Bomb Recipes

Fat Bombs are an excellent way to get a concentrated source of high-quality fats that will provide energy and even satisfy your sweet tooth! To learn more about fat bombs, check out this post that I wrote. Here are some notable fat bomb recipes: Chocolate Almond Butter Cups by No Bun Please   Low Carb…

Sausage & Sauerkraut Croquettes

Sausage and Sauerkraut Croquettes

When most people switch to a low-carb diet, they sometimes lose track of their favorite hobbies that used to involve the carb and sugar-laden foods, such as entertaining. Being a foodie and my love of cooking for other people, this was simply a part of my life I wasn’t willing to part with! You can…

Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

As a child, I remember waking up on Easter morning to the savory smell of ham baking in the oven, my siblings laughing and the rustling of candy wrappers that could be heard from rooms away. Digging through my Easter basket, I couldn’t possibly be bothered by the chocolate bunny or brightly colored marshmallow chicks.…

Daikon Radish Fries

Crispy Daikon Fries

One of my ultimate comfort foods is a big plate of french fries topped with bacon and cheddar cheese! While I do still sometimes indulge in these (no worries, I still make everything myself without gluten/strange ingredients), I am always looking for side dishes that I can make on a more regular basis that are…

Low Carb Ketogenic Coconut Macaroons

Keto Coconut Macaroons

Every once in a while, I get a craving for something sweet. And when I say that, I really mean once in a while. One day, I was browsing my grocery store and noticed that there were some pre-packaged coconut macaroons for sale, highlighting the words, “Gluten-Free!” I took a look at the ingredient list…

Paleo style Banana Bread!

Paleo Banana Bread

Nope, I’m not dead. A lot of people have been asking where I’ve been and that they miss my posts! It is truly a great feeling that there are people that really depend on my little blog here for recipes and for being successful on their ways of eating! Over the course of my nearly…

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Maytag Blue Cheese Pork Rinds

When I visited Columbus, Ohio for the first time in 2009, I started my culinary excavation at a locally-recommended diner called Cap City.  On the outside, it looked like a very traditional run-of-the-mill diner you’d see anywhere.  On the inside, it was like being transported to a chic European bistro. Already intrigued by the surprising interior,…

Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana Soup

Coming from a large Italian family, I’ve had my fair share of delicious foods.  Pre-keto, I was all about the traditional necessities: baked ziti, crusty bread with a sweet olive oil and herb blend, and most importantly – the delicious soups. Now surprisingly enough, my favorite soup didn’t come from an old family recipe box.…

Low Carb Pizza - Simple with no specialty ingredients!

Low Carb Pizza

When structuring a new lifestyle change, it is important to be able to still enjoy your favorite foods.  When I deny my body/brain of a food I really want, I naturally strike back, but at a three-fold.  Instead of having a grilled cheese sandwich, I would eat three. Instead of one beer, I would have…

Sweet yellow bell peppers stuffed with spicy Morrocan spiced beef is the perfect accompaniment to a cold fall night.

Spiced Stuffed Peppers (Moroccan Inspired)

With the changing of the seasons usually comes a change in food cravings for me.  In the past, I’ve been known to create/eat/destroy anything with pumpkin. This year is a bit different, though. Since I’ve embarked on this gluten-free and low-carb journey, that means there’s a lot of experimenting to do with some new recipes.…

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Keto Chocolate Fatbombs

Fat bombs are something that I have been hearing around different low carb communities for years.  It wasn’t until recently that I accidentally fell in love with them!  Now you know that I’m not a huge fan of sweets and desserts (as mentioned in my Keto Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake recipe), but these delightful bites of…

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Keto Reuben Casserole

This recipe holds a special place in my heart. The moment I realized that I needed to make a blog was when I was consuming a delicious and bunless corned beef sandwich. When I first took a bite, I was immediately transported back to that St. Paddy’s Day. This Keto Reuben Casserole is comforting and…

Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash & Italian Meatballs

Growing up in an Italian-American family, Spaghetti & Meatballs was a staple in our household. Long before the days that I had discovered my gluten allergy, it was probably one of my favorite meals. But let’s be honest, what’s not to love? It’s filling and comforting – the perfect example of comfort food. When I…

Creamy and zesty pizza dip that is topped with melted cheese and pepperoni. You won't miss the crust!

Zesty Pizza Dip

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love everything about it – the leaves turning colors, pumpkin flavored everything, hoodie weather, and most importantly, football season! Like any Pittsburgh Steeler’s fan, I look forward to the days when I can just hang out with my buddies, drink and eat delicious food!  The only…

Candied Bacon Sausages

Candied Bacon Sausages

My sister taught me how to make these Keto Candied Bacon Wrapped Sausages after she had made them for a family gathering. Let me tell you – they are simple and so incredibly delicious. Do you know how some people have recipes that they always make for events? Yeah. This is one of those dishes.…

Delicious low carb cheese cake swirled with sweet raspberry swirls.

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Growing up, I never really developed a sweet tooth. For my birthdays, I never ate my cake. I never got ice cream when we would go out for ice cream. I never stuffed myself full of candy at Halloween. Instead, I wanted carbs. Pasta, sandwiches, mashed potatoes, etc. Early conditioning into the addiction that is…

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Caprese Baked Tomatoes

When I first started eating a low carb diet, my first and hardest craving was pizza. I was having success with making a crust out of cheese and almond meal, but it just seemed like it took too much work for me (lazy, I know). At any rate, I saw an image for Baked Tomatoes…

Crispy Cheddar Crisps from No Bun Please

Crispy Cheddar Crisps: Easy Keto Cheese Chips

One snack that I loved before I embarked on my Keto diet was Cheez-Its. I adored the cheesy flavor, the crunchiness, and the delicious browned edges. It wasn’t uncommon for me to polish of an entire box of them in one sitting, either. Now when I buck heads with my Cheez-It craving, I just whip…

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Creamy Herb Butter with Radishes

Give me a delicious herb butter and I’ll eat it off of anything. Seriously. It’s no secret that I am fond of Ina Garten, aka the Barefoot Contessa.  During one episode, she made a batch of delicious looking sandwiches that are filled with crispy radishes and creamy butter — apparently very popular in France. While…

Salami & Cream Cheese Cannoli

Salami and Cream Cheese Cannoli

Growing up, one of my best and fondest memories was when my mother would have various food-related parties like Pampered Chef and Tastefully Simple.  I’m pretty sure I loved these because the food was always delicious and I got to learn about a bunch of new kitchen gadgets.  Mind you, this was from the tender…

Creamy Keto Horchata: 2g net carbs per serving

Creamy Keto Horchata: 2g net carbs per serving

Keto Horchata? Sounds kind of exotic, doesn’t it? In many parts of the world (mostly Spanish speaking countries), horchata is a beverage that is embedded into the food culture. When I studied abroad in Ecuador, I enjoyed horchata that was a bright red, herbal tasting beverage.  However, I find that it takes A LOT of…

Crispy Keto Fried Chicken

Crispy Keto Fried Chicken Recipe

Summer time is the perfect time for making great memories and sharing EXCELLENT food. One of my favorite picnic foods has to be, without a doubt, my Keto Fried Chicken recipe. Now, I may not be a Southerner, but fried chicken is near and dear to my heart and has to meet a certain criteria:…

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