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Take a look at some LCHF recipes below

Avocado Mocha Mousse

March 31st, 2014

Do you like avocados? Do you like chocolate? Do you like coffee? Do you like Things?

Treat yourself to an avocado-based dessert that is extremely healthy and filling. Avocados are high in potassium, protein, fiber, and fat - so this is a great substitute for more conventional mousse and pudding desserts.

Crispy Chicken

December 15th, 2013

Baked chicken, fried chicken, chicken nuggets, and more. With this healthy alternative to panko or other types of breading, you can create delicious chicken dishes, breaded eggplants, shrimp, etc.

Alton Brown's Eggnog

December 10th, 2013

This is a recipe I adapted from an Alton Brown recipe. This can be whipped up in about 15 minutes and makes about six servings. Or one serving, if you're me. The only major differences between his recipe and this is the cane sugar being replaced with stevia, using almond milk rather than cow's milk, and using two types of liquor rather than one.

Rum Balls

December 10th, 2013

Rum balls are festive, simple, and a fun little dessert to put together with friends and family. They are easy to transport to work so that you can discreetly get drunk on the job.

Because of their simplicity, rum balls can incorporate many variations of ingredients, but this recipe is a simple classic chocolate version that has been tailored toward a LCHF diet.

Oh, you won't get drunk off of these even if you eat the entire batch, SORRY.

Wrex's Meatloaf

December 5th, 2013

I don't really know what to say about this other than this tastes so delicious that you'll forget about the genophage, at least for a few moments as you bite into this juicy, savory meatloaf with caramelized onion bits and sweet tomato topping.

Something something The Citadel, something something the "Reapers".

Lazy Hot Chocolate

November 21st, 2013

Feeling lazy but want chocolate liquid poured down your gullet? Chances are you already have the ingredients to make this a (healthy) reality!

Sloppy Choccy Cake

November 21st, 2013

I found this recipe on healthyindulgences.net a few years ago. I had made it several times and it was just great. This is not an easy recipe, and it is a bit time consuming, but howdy ho is it a great alternative to the sugary carb-laden cakes you find yourself surrounded by at office parties.

Chunky Pumpkin Soup

October 30th, 2013

Warm your belly with a smooth broth, filling chunks of pumpkin, and the crisp crunch of fresh kale. Pumpkins aren't just for butchering into terrifying abominations, only to sit and rot in the darkness. The stringy pulp can be pulverized and used in yogurt and pies, the seeds can be roasted, and the sweet flesh is great sauteed in a pan or thrown into a soup.

Do something awesome this autumn and create a pumpkin soup!

Baked Acorn Squash

October 29th, 2013

Acorn squash is a neat little food that I have never had before. It cooks with a similar flavor as a sweet potato, but a slightly more fibrous texture. When baked long enough, the flesh becomes incredibly tender and caramelizes into a sweet, thick treat.

You can't get much easier than slicing one in half and tossing it in the oven, so here's a recipe that gives the acorn squash a sweet flavor like mashed sweet potatoes (although no where near as sickly sweet.)

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

October 13th, 2013

In preparation for the autumn season, we gotta have our pumpkin inspired dishes! We've got lattes, cakes, pies, breads - everything you can imagine, all seasoned with the autumn flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Another idea for an autumn themed snack or dessert is the pumpkin spice muffin. Using the same base as the cinnamon bread recipe, this is a good LCHF recipe to share with the family.

Easy Pizza Crust

October 5th, 2013

Folks around the internet sure have discovered some really creative ways to make pizza crust. Some use complicated blends of almond flour, coconut flour, xantham gum, various proteins and fibers, and tons of other little expensive and hard to find ingredients.

What I love about this one that I found on No Bun Please is that it uses very few ingredients, and all of them are cheap and can be found in any grocery store.

Pesto Omelette

October 3rd, 2013

What are some good ways to use pesto? Throwing some into an omelette isn't just a good way to use it, it's also a very easy way to use it. It will add a bold flavor plus a lot of healthy fats to get your morning started.

Basic Pesto

September 30th, 2013

Pesto is a great condiment to use on so many foods. Spread it on a block of feta cheese, dip some fluffy low carb bread into it, drizzle it over a plate of roasted tomatoes - plus, you can take the stuff and pour it into an ice cube tray to save for a later date. Just pop out a chunk of frozen pesto and throw it on your hot dish. It's like a LCHF bomb of deliciousness!

Creamy Tomato Bisque

September 23rd, 2013

Need something to do with your tomato harvest? Here's a wonderful hearty bowl that will warm you to the core. Just beware - tomatoes are botanical fruits, meaning this dish is a bit carby for a LCHF dish.

Turnips au Gratin

September 19th, 2013

Cheesy potatos are typically a favorite amongst most families, and people on carb-restricted diets really seem to miss this sort of dish.

Luckily, turnips are a good root vegetable alternative for LCHF diets. With significantly more fiber, nutrients, and lower carbs overall compared to potatoes, this vegetable will leave you more than satisfied.

Cinnamon Bread

September 19th, 2013

This awesome bread recipe is inspired from the recipe I found on fathead-movie.com. Modified slightly, this recipe has a sweet, crunchy variation that will make you think you just walked past a bakery. And you'll be surprised at the secret ingredient that makes this work.

Coconut Shrimp Poppers

September 14th, 2013

This fun recipe will have you addicted. The crispy coconut with the subtle hint of smokey Old Bay™ seasoning is a pleasure on a sunny afternoon, relaxing and kicked back with some coconut milk.

Spicy Tomato Paprika Dip! #wow #whoa

Making a healthy, simple dip is a breeze if you have some garden-fresh fruits and vegetables handy. This dip is good with all sorts of things - just try it out, brah.

Thank you Tom for the tomatos and jalapenos that I used in this dip.

Chili con Carne

September 10th, 2013

Chili con Carne is a good dinner to warm you inside and out, which will be handy for the upcoming fall evenings. A combination of hearty, spicy, and sweet chiles complement each other.

No Beans or Tomatoes?

Interestingly, this recipe contains neither beans nor tomatoes. The powerful smokey flavor simply comes from the peppers - and because there are no beans or tomatoes, there are much less carbohydrates. In addition, I find that the sauce made of chile peppers is much more powerful than the tomato-based sauces that many of us are accustomed to.

Shrimp Scampi

September 13th, 2013

You can't get much more LCHF than this! Shrimp Scampi is an easy classic that is very forgiving in technique.

Don't forget to bring your julienne peeler!

Flaxseed Porridge With Toasted Coconut

September 9th, 2013

Cinnamony porridge is great for a get-me-up in the early morning. The flaxseed provides the thick filling texture, while the toasted coconut gives you that wonderful granola-like crunch.

Cinnamon Cereal

September 9th, 2013

Yet another healthy breakfast, and especially great for those who miss Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, or just want the convenience of a pourable cereal.

Coconut Milk

September 8th, 2013

What a healthy and easy beverage - and unlike coconut water, this is very low in sugar.

Coconut milk can be made rather easily as long as you have a nut-milk bag or cheesecloth handy. The homemade variety lacks all the gums, preservatives, and other such stabilizers that keep the stuff fresh for weeks. The homemade variety is also much creamier, with a nice foam layer on top when freshly squeezed, and a pleasant coconut oil mouthfeel. Wow, did I just really use the word "mouthfeel"? Anyways...

Creamy, Fresh, & SEXY!

The nice part about this is when you're done with the recipe, you're left over with coconut flakes or flour, depending on how long you blended the coconut flakes. With this, you can thicken other foods, add some texture, or even add it to flaxseed porridge (something I will be adding soon) or toast it with some cinnamon for a crunchy snack.

Spinach Muffin Quiche

September 6th, 2013

Muffin quiches are an easy and convenient takeaway food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Just make a batch and stick them in the fridge. When you hit snooze for the 15th time before work and need to mosey on out, you'll already have a portable breakfast to go.

Creamed Spinach

September 5th, 2013

Creamed spinach is a wonderful addition to many dishes. It's also quite easy and cheap to make, and filling, and if that wasn't enough, everyone knows spinach is very good for you.

As you can see, I have a lot of spinach lying around. I'd rather have a lot of kale laying around, though.

White Russian

September 3rd, 2013

What an easy cocktail to make if you're doing LCHF and need to get your drank on!

Often times people become discouraged when they learn that so many of their favorite cocktails are pumped with sugar, but the creamy sweetness an hearty coffee undertones in this White Russian cocktail will more than satisfy you.

Frozen Coconut Custard

September 1st, 2013

This is a dairy-free frozen dessert for those hot summer days. Some chipped walnuts add a good counter to the sweet coconut. Although this custard is hearty and rich, the coconut adds a gentle sweetness to help you wind down after a long day of bullshit.

Actually, it's still good even if you had a long day that wasn't crappy either. I'm not good at writing these things.

Chocolate Shell

September 1st, 2013

This is how you make the chocolate drizzle that hardens into a shell when poured onto frozen desserts. Warning: This is really easy to make.

Wild Blackberry Smoothie

August 8th, 2013

Summertime, and the living is easy. So easy, that you can get off your ass and go outside to pick some berries for a delicious smoothie.

Sweet, creamy smoothies are not off-limits on a LCHF diet, however fruits should be treated as dessert foods.

Broccoli Soup

August 29th, 2013

Creamy, heavy, and bold - this dish will keep you full all evening long. There's a good bit of prep to this dish, but it is worth it for the long-lasting satiation and the flavor.

Savory Ancho Chili Chicken Rub

August 28th, 2013

This is a simple rub made with ancho chile pepper.

LCHF diets use the darkest meats, preferably with the skin on. I also like to have the bones in the meat, too, because 1. I think it looks better, 2. the meat closer to the bone has very strong flavor, and 3. you can use the leftover bones to make broth.

What's the Deal with Coffee?

August 28th, 2013

There's just something fun about coffee. One thing I love is how many ways there are to prepare it, especially espresso. The slightest variances can really make difference between a good cup and a bad cup.

Toss that Creamer! (into the garbage)

What makes a hearty, sweet cup of coffee that's still low carb? There's tons of LCHF possibilties.

With a little effort and love, you can have your healthy & creamy coffee every morning.