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Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing

Here recently I have been doing a ketogenic diet.  This is an extremely high fat low carb diet that has to be done with clean real food and healthy fats.  This ranch works perfect for that. I actually call it my keto ranch.

Ranch Dressing

 

ham salad w ranch dressing

Whisk together all ingredients. Store in refrigerator.

I use 2 Tablespoons at a time usually, but I eat fairly large salads.  Pictured above is 3 cups spinach, 2 oz nitrate, nitrite free ham, 1/2 oz shredded carrot, 1 oz raw cheddar, and the ranch.  Pictured below is 3 cups spinach, 2 oz shredded chicken, 3 slices of nitrite, nitrate free bacon, 1/2 oz shredded organic carrot, 1 oz raw cheddar, 1/5 tomato, and the ranch.  Other salad favorites to add are boiled eggs, avocado, black olives, mixed greens.

Chicken bacon salad with ranch


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Snicker Doodle Bars – gf, df 


Snicker Doodle Bars

Main Part:

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:

Combine cinnamon sugar mixture ingredients in a bowl, then sprinkle half on bottom of an 8×8 dish and set aside. In separate bowl combine main part ingredients, then pour over the half of the cinnamon sugar mixture in the 8×8.  Sprinkle remaining half cinnamon sugar mixture over the main part as topping. Place in freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight. Cut into squares and serve, store in refrigerator.


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Cheese(less) Crackers – gf, opt. df

cheeseless crackers 2

Cheese(less) Crackers

Dry:

Wet:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBS butter (use coconut oil for dairy free)
  • 2 TBS lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350. Combine dry ingredients together in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients then pour into the dry mix.  Stir until dough forms then roll out between two sheets of parchment paper until about 1/8 in. thick.  (Mine were a bit thicker) cut into squares and top by sprinkling some additional sea salt across the surface.  Bake 12-15 min, removing outer edges as they get done.  

cheeseless crackers

This recipe was given to me by someone who printed it from Whole New Mom, you can find the original post here


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Seasoned Meatballs – gf, df

Seasoned Meatballs

Seasoned Meatballs (gluten free, dairy free)

  • 2 lbs grass-fed beef
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon grass-fed collagen (gelatin)
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 Tablespoon liquid aminos
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sea salt
  • few drops of all natural liquid smoke

Preheat oven to 350 F, line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Form into 16 equal sized balls (half, half, half and half again). Bake for 25 min or until cooked through.  Serve over sauteed veggies, roasted spaghetti squash and/or with sauce of choice.

 


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Chocolate Banana Almond Ice Cream

Chocolate Banana Almond Ice Cream

Chocolate Banana Almond Ice Cream

  • 3   Bananas
  • 1/2 TBS   Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp   Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 c   Crushed Almond Pieces

Peel and slice bananas and freeze for at least 2 hours.  Remove from freezer and add first three ingredients to a blender.  Blend until fully combined and smooth.  Pour into freezer safe container, stir in nuts and freeze for at least 1 additional hour.  If you need extra sweetness you can add raw honey, stevia extract, or maple syrup to taste.


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Broccoli, Cheese and Ham Omelet

Ham, cheddar and broccoli omelet

 

Broccoli, Cheese and Ham Omelet

(what I use in parenthesis)

  • 2   eggs (free range, farm fresh)
  • pinch sea salt (here), dash black pepper (here)
  • 1 TBS    butter (organic, grass fed)
  • 1/4-1/2 c   ham, diced (varies)
  • 1/4-1/2 c   broccoli, steamed, chopped (organic, frozen)
  • 1/4 c   cheddar cheese (raw)

Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Add your butter. Take your two eggs and break them open in a bowl add the salt and pepper, beating until fully combined and a little fluffy.  As the butter starts to lightly bubble, pour the eggs into the skillet.  I like to make holes as it is cooking for the runny parts to drain into, so that I can flip the egg over once it is good and set.  Quickly add your remaining ingredients to one side of the omelet and flip the other side over onto it.  Remove from heat and place a lid over the skillet for about a minute to let the cheese get all nice and melty (I skipped this step in the omelet pictured above because I was too anxious to get started on it lol).  Slide onto a plate and serve.


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Frittata: Asparagus, Ham and Cheddar

Frittata Asparagus Ham Cheddar

Frittata: Asparagus, Ham & Cheddar

(what I used in parenthesis)

6   eggs, beaten (farm fresh, free range)

1/2 c   cheddar (raw)

1/2 t   black pepper (organic)

dash   sea salt

1 TBS   butter (grass fed, organic)

1/2 c   ham pieces

1/2 c   cooked asparagus pieces (organic, fresh)

1/4 t   dried parsley (organic)

Turn oven on broil.  Combine eggs, cheese, pepper and salt with a fork.  Place oven safe skillet over medium heat and add butter, once butter starts to bubble, add asparagus and ham and saute for 2-3 min.  Add eggs, stir gently, continue cooking 5-6 min or until eggs are set up on bottom.  Sprinkle parsley on top and place in oven and broil for another 5-6 min, until brown and fluffy.

OR… if you are like me and do not have an oven safe skillet (yet), you can cover the frittata as it is cooking on the stove and pull up the edges every so often letting liquid slide under and cook until the top is set…. fauxttata… 😉 you’re welcome.