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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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Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

  • 1-1.5 lbs   Salmon Steaks
  • 1/2 c   Raw Honey
  • 3 TBS   Prepared Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp   Onion Powder
  • dash Pepper

Preheat oven to 450°.  In a small saucepan, over low heat, combine honey, mustard, onion powder and pepper and stir until well combined.  Remove from heat.  Pat dry Salmon Steaks and place in a baking pan.  Coat with 1/2 of the glaze and cook in oven for 12-15 min.  Remove from oven, plate and finish with rest of glaze.


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Frittata: CHEESY Ham and Broccoli

Frittata Cheesy Ham and Broccoli

Frittata: CHEESY Ham & Broccoli

(what I used in parenthesis)

  • 6   eggs, beaten (farm fresh, free range)
  • 1 c   cheddar (raw)
  • dash   black pepper (organic)
  • dash   sea salt
  • 1 1/2 TBS   butter (grass fed, organic)
  • 1/3 c   ham pieces
  • 1 c   cooked broccoli pieces (organic, from frozen)

 

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 broccoli 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.  Place in oven and broil for another 5-6 min, until fully set and fluffy.


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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.