Mocha Chip Biscotti

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Crisp low carb biscotti with chocolate, coffee and almonds

Crisp almond flour biscotti with the delicious flavors of chocolate and coffee. This low carb, grain free treat could be breakfast or dessert. You decide! You have to hand it to the Italians; they can take seemingly any old food and make it edible. More than edible, they can turn it into a coveted dish or treat that has the rest of the world salivating at the very thought. Take biscotti, for example. Under less capable hands, biscotti would just be some dry old cookies that had been … Continue Reading

Coconut Cream Poke Cake

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Low Carb Coconut Cream Poke Cake Recipe

Creamy, dreamy coconut cream poke cake. This tender, delicious dessert is low carb and grain-free. Here's to a healthy treat! This poke cake thing has cast a spell over me, I think. Heretofore, I didn't care overly much for them and I didn't really get the appeal. I suppose it's because my first introduction to them was the kind that used icky sugar-free Jello and was an abnormal shade of pink on the inside. I've never been much of a Jello fan, even when I could eat the kind with sugar. I … Continue Reading

Cajun Salmon Burgers with Avocado Crema

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Low carb grain-free Cajun Salmon Burger recipe

Seriously juicy low carb salmon burgers with a kick of Cajun spice. Top it all off with a delicious garlicky avocado cream sauce. You want to know what my husband gave me for my 42nd birthday? Well, among other things, he gave me a gift certificate to a local tattoo parlour. I know that might not be the ideal present for a lot of people but I am tickled. We have talked about each of us getting a second tattoo for a while now, and tattoo parlours abound in Portland, Oregon. As do … Continue Reading

Peanut Butter & Jam Muffins

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Low Carb Peanut Butter & Jam Muffins

Why spread your low carb muffins with peanut butter when you can bake it right in? And with a spectacular sugar-free jam filling too. Sometimes you gotta cut to the chase. Skip the middleman. Go straight to the source. You know what I mean? You dig? Sometimes you just need to simplify the system. For example, getting breakfast for my kids each morning. There are three of them and they are only just beginning to be able to get their own breakfast without creating an unholy mess. I … Continue Reading

No Bake Nutella Energy Bars

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Low Carb No Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bars

Want a low carb energy bar that doesn't taste like sawdust? These no-bake chocolate hazelnut bars will knock your socks off! Reason number 5208 that I love my new state of Oregon: the hazelnuts. Did you know that 99% of the hazelnuts grown in the US come from Oregon? I honestly had no idea about this fact until a little before I moved here. In fact, I don't think I ever thought about where hazelnuts are grown before this tidbit was made known to me. However, as a devotee of Bob's Red Mill … Continue Reading

I Can’t Believe They’re Crocs! #FindYourFun

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Fun and stylish Crocs - the Leigh Graphic Wedge

This summer, find your fun in cute new styles from Crocs.com. Okay yes, so this is a food blog and here I am writing about shoes. But the great thing about writing a personal blog is that I am the master of my own destiny. If I choose to write about shoes, there's no one to tell me I can't. I am my own editor in chief, my own boss, my own CEO, my own creative director and my own head writer. I'm actually quite an exacting task master, so it's not as easy as you might think. I am always … Continue Reading

Top 10 Tips for Getting Back On Track With Your Low Carb Diet

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Best Tips for Getting Back to a Healthy Low Carb or Keto Diet

We all falter sometimes. If you want to get back on track with your healthy low carb or keto diet, keep reading. The best tips from the low carb experts! Okay, so you fell off the wagon with a resounding thud. Maybe it was a one-time indiscretion and you just cheated a little, or maybe you've been off the wagon for days or weeks. Or even months. But you've picked yourself up and you want to clamber back on as soon as possible. You're covered in dust from your fall, you ache all over, but … Continue Reading

Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

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Low Carb Snickerdoodles in a mug! So easy and quick and so deliciously comforting.

Need a delicious dessert in a flash? There's nothing easier or more comforting than this low carb Snickerdoodle Mug Cake recipe. This post is sponsored by KitchenPLAY on behalf of Frigidaire and Lowes. I don't think it would be a huge stretch to say that my sanity somewhat depends on the state of my kitchen. A good kitchen, one that is really well organized, highly functional, and stylish, is just such a joy for cooking. And on the flip side of that, a kitchen that is cramped, dark, and … Continue Reading