Mini Vanilla Bean Scones


A delicious low carb knock off of Starbucks’ Mini Vanilla Bean Scones. Get your cappuccino ready, because breakfast is served!

Best low carb mini vanilla bean scones, a Starbuck's knock-off.

I’ve made no secret on this blog of my Starbucks addiction. The funny part is, it’s not like I go every day. Or even every week. It’s just that I really love all things Starbucks. I love the way it feels to walk into a Starbucks and order your favourite coffee drink. I love the warm wood panelling and the modern design of the stores. I love the coffee and I love that they let you order it pretty much any way you want, to suit almost any dietary needs. I ordered a cappuccino the other day and asked for it to be made with half and half instead of milk. That has a name, I discovered; it’s called a cafe breva. So now I can order it again with the proper Starbucks terminology. Because yes, friends, I have swallowed the Starbucks lifestyle and all the lingo hook, line, and sinker. And I am okay with that.

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No Churn Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Low carb raspberry cheesecake ice cream smooshed between two grain-free chocolate wafer cookies. No ice cream maker necessary. Enjoy your summer!
Low Carb No Churn Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwiches
There are certain foods that I am forever sending up my thanks to the heavens that they happen to be naturally low carb. Coffee. Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Raspberries. Any time you embark on a special diet, you face with trepidation the need to cut out so many of your favourite foods. And your fears are hardly groundless, as you survey with dismay the long list of foods you can no longer eat. But tallying some of your old favourites in the “have” column can be a bright spot. And some of the foods that make the list are a pleasant surprise. I was so sure raspberries, with their tart-sweet flavour, would be little red carb bombs. But they are perhaps one of the fruits with the fewest carbs and I am grateful for this.

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Cheddar Ranch Roasted Cauliflower

Low Carb Cheddar Ranch Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

With the tangy flavors of cheddar cheese and ranch seasoning, this low carb roasted cauliflower recipe is destined to become your new favourite. You know those ingredients in your cupboard that hang out there for a long time before you figure out a good use for them? I have a number of these at any given moment. Some are gifted to me by friends and family, some I pick up on my travels and exploits and some just seem to appear there without me having any recollection of how they arrived. … Continue Reading

No Bake Nutella Raspberry Tart

Best low carb Nutella raspberry tart recipe

Creamy rich chocolate hazelnut ganache in a no-bake chocolate crust, topped with fresh raspberries. A perfect low carb summer dessert!  Hallelujah, it is raining in Portland! And not just a little mild sprinkle but some honest-to-goodness, much needed rain that just keeps on coming down. If I weren't sitting in the airport writing this, I would be outside dancing in it. Not kidding, I would be dragging my 42 year old body outside in the rain and shamelessly dancing around like a 5 year … Continue Reading

Flourless Chocolate Avocado Mini Muffins

Low Carb Chocolate Avocado Mini Muffins

Delicious low carb mini chocolate muffins made with avocados. No flour needed. Nut-free and sugar-free.  You know, I used to think I was a pretty good avocado picker. I used to think I had a knack for picking perfectly ripe avocados with few to none brown spots. I'd stand at the store, eyeing the ones with the darker green skin, giving them a gentle surreptitious squeeze to see if they had that tender give under pressure. And I think I was pretty good, actually. More often than not, I'd … Continue Reading

Double Espresso Brownies

Low Carb Grain Free Espresso Brownies with Espresso Buttercream

The heavenly combo of chocolate, espresso and buttercream in the best low carb brownie recipe! Over-the-top deliciousness that's still healthy. This post is sponsored by KitchenAid and Organic Valley. This is a very special recipe because it marries two of my greatest loves: coffee and butter. And no, it's not a recipe for bulletproof coffee, that blended coffee butter drink that's all the rage right now. This recipe is a little more complicated than that. And, I would wager, a little … Continue Reading

25 Refreshing Low Carb Raspberry Recipes

25 Best Low Carb Keto Rasbperry Recipes

The best low carb raspberry recipes the internet has to offer! Plus a little look into the wonderful world of frozen raspberries, from harvest to your freezer. Raise your hand if you love raspberries. Okay, let's count. One...two...three...1 million...two million...thirty million. Yep, pretty much everyone loves raspberries. I don't think I know of single person who doesn't love them. If there is one, they must be quite an anomaly. Because there is nothing like the sweet tartness of those … Continue Reading

Coconut Lime Coolers

Low Carb Coconut Lime Beverage

Cool off with a low carb coconut lime cooler, a deliciously creamy tropical drink that's truly refreshing. They also make great cocktails! This summer has been so hot and dry, I find myself craving all sorts of frosty refreshment. Typically, I am a water girl and find that it’s really the only thing that truly quenches my thirst. But there really is something appealing about a tall glass filled with something cold and creamy and maybe a bit bubbly. When it’s that hot out and you can’t … Continue Reading