Almond Milk

Almond Milk is an excellent substitute for use in baking, with morning coffee, or as a general dairy alternative, in a low carb/keto lifestyle.  Do you use it?  It is a fabulous choice!

Many commercial brands are less than ideal though.  One popular brand on the market contains the following ingredients:

ALMONDMILK (FILTERED WATER, ALMONDS), CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF: VITAMIN & MINERAL BLEND (CALCIUM CARBONATE, VITAMIN E ACETATE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, VITAMIN D2), SEA SALT, NATURAL FLAVOR, LOCUST BEAN GUM, GELLAN GUM, ASCORBIC ACID (TO PROTECT FRESHNESS).

CONTAINS ALMOND.

What is “Natural Flavoring” anyway?  (Not to mention the other ingredients) Continue reading “Almond Milk”

Cooking Meat and Veggies in the Sun Oven

"Meat Veggies- SunOven Done (01) | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Have you ever cooked with the sun?  It is amazing! 

No need to heat the house, make a mess in the oven, worry about burning your food, or paying for yet another appliance that uses electricity.

Plus … it is fun!

As long as you can see a shadow, you can cook in a Sun Oven!

Below is what I made for dinner. Continue reading “Cooking Meat and Veggies in the Sun Oven”

Recipe Review – Sausage Balls

This morning, I tried a recipe from Kristie Sullivan’s book Keto Gatherings, pg. 328

Makes 24 Sausage Balls
Serving size: 2 balls
1.6 carbs per serving
This is assuming that your 0 carb sausage does not have any extra ingredients that might add carbs.

I followed the recipe as written, choosing Jimmy Dean Pork breakfast sausage as the base. The recipe stated “bulk pork sausage”.

Kristie recommended using a hand or stand mixer to incorporate all the ingredients.  I simply used my hands and mixed and squeezed well.  I always hear gloves when working with meat and all ingredients seemed to incorporate well. Continue reading “Recipe Review – Sausage Balls”