Category Archives: Desserts & Jams

Chocolate-Coconut Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting (low carb)

Here’s a treat! Low carb, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious!
Chocolate-Coconut Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting
Yield: 12 cupcakes // 263 calories, 3 net carbs
  • 1/2 cup Kerrygold butter, melted
  • 7 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon double-strength high-quality coffee or espresso
  • 7 pasture-raised eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Nielson-Massey Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoon
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Italian Orange Almond Ricotta Cake (low carb)

Adapted from Deb Perelman’s (Smitten Kitchen) adaptation of  Elisabeth Prueitt’s adaptation of The River Cafe’s Torta di Ricotta e Polenta. I’ve low-carbed the recipe; the rest is as created by Ms. Perlman. If you eat sugar, just replace everything cup for a cup.

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Almond Coffee Cake (low carb)

This is now a Christmas morning favorite in my home. It’s based on’s Ultimate Keto Coffee Cake, although his version is maple-flavored. I wanted an almond-flavored coffee cake, so I swapped in my “keto almond paste” for his maple syrup, and used almond extract instead of vanilla, plus Swerve Confectioner Sweetener instead of pure erythritol. Note—Allow 2 Read more “Almond Coffee Cake (low carb)”

Easy Apple Galette

Easy Apple Galette

1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, VERY thinly sliced
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch, sea salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, cold and diced
1 teaspoon sugar, Sugar in the raw, for sprinkling on crust (optional)
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon calvados (or water)

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Unfold the

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Instant Pot Recipe Roundup

My sweetie and I like to make low-carb stews, pot roasts, braises, chili, curries, soups—and desserts—especially since cool weather in the Pacific Northwest favors those kinds of foods for most of the year.

So to simplify our lives, we just bought a six-quart Instant Pot. An hour or so before dinner, we’ll prep a pot full of something tasty,

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousses

Here’s a quick, easy Thanksgiving desert that will keep you in keto-land and still deliver a rich dessert. Note—be sure to allow enough time for the mousses to chill. I’ve included vegan substitutes for dairy items.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousses
Serves 4 // 306 calories, 10 net carbs (add 50 calories per 1 tablespoon of whipped cream)

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