All posts filed under: Keto

T2T Asian Meatballs

Finding easy, quick weeknight meals is tricky if you also want healthy. Here’s a fun option.

Low Carb Stir Fry

Low Carb Asparagus Pepper Stir Fry 1 # grass fed ground beef, or ground pork 1 large shallot chopped or green onions (4), chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced (if large, use one) 1 tbsp. fresh minced ginger 1 red bell pepper, diced large 2 cups asparagus, chopped 3 tbsp. coconut aminos 1-2 tsp. Asian red chili paste** (see my go to below) 1/4 cup Thai basil or regular fresh basil For “rice”: 1 head cauliflower, riced (see below) 1 small onion, diced 1 garlic clove minced 1 tbsp. coconut oil (or ghee) 1 T chicken bouillon base (I LOVE “Better than Bouillon” brand, organic) ¼ cup hot water Instructions Prep cauliflower rice. Chop the cauliflower into florets and add to a food processor with the onion and garlic. Pulse into fine rice like pieces. Do this in batches so that the pieces stay fairly uniform. Start the stir-fry: Add the beef to a hot saute pan on medium high heat. Using a chopper or spatula, break up the pieces until cooked thoroughly. Add in the …

Pork Stir Fry, (super easy)

A super easy, no gourmet skills required stir fry that whips up in 15 minutes.

Leek & Smoked Salmon Tart

Miss your lox and bagel? Here’s a fix that’s healthy and satisfying.

Fats Simplified

Since I first posted this in 2013, we’ve had access to even more research, especially about saturated fats, and the news is good: they help decrease heart disease and they truly help inflammation. I updated this in ’17, ’19 and now for 2020. This is the post where I get into the most research. (You can also click on shorter posts at the bottom of this page.)Here is the latest: You need fats. Do NOT try and lose weight by turning to low fat options. Guess what they trade for fat so that the product tastes ok? SUGAR = CARBS. The trade off is that you’re hungry in an hour! Why? Your insulin just spiked.   How many times have you eaten a meal only to feel hungry in an hour or two? Fat gives us satiety, the feeling of “I’ve had enough to eat”. So, fat is your FRIEND, especially if you want to lose weight and lower your inflammatory load. Here’s simple guidelines for fat consumption. List of “Good” Fats: Vary where they …

Low Carb Keto Lamburgers, T2T Original

One of Mark Hyman’s original cookbooks is still one of my favorites. The Ultra-Metabolism Cookbook (scroll down for link and image) has lots of amazing healthy recipes. I’ve taken the recipe for lamburgers and added my twist, subtracted what I didn’t like and violá! So, let’s get on with it. Keto/Low Carb Lamburgers Ingredients: serves 4-6 | *optional | printable recipe w/o pics here 1 lb. organically fed ground lamb, locally sourced if possible 2 roasted red peppers, skin removed, chopped fine (I use ones that come in a jar) 1 bunch mint, stems removed 1 bunch cilantro*, chopped fine stems okay (see below how I use food processor) 12 leaves basil, stems removed and cleaned 5 stalks fresh parsley, stems removed and cleaned 1-2 large fennel pieces, chopped into quarters 1 large slice red onion (see photo), chopped 1 teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon cumin, ground 2 teaspoons ground coriander 4-5 “grinds” black pepper, preferably freshly ground 1 tsp aleppo pepper, if you have it (or you can use red pepper …