Spicy Baked Salmon Cakes

There must be thousands of fish cake recipes on the internet, and I’ve read dozens. The basic equation is fish + binders to hold everything together + vegetable oil to fry. What’s usually used as binders are eggs, mayonnaise, and breadcrumbs. But mayo and vegetable oils are unhealthy fats, I tend to avoid wheat flour, and I wanted to bump … Read more

Italian Chicken Meatballs

Chicken meatballs need several things to succeed—good flavor, a bit of fat, “just barely done” cooking, and enough sauce to add another layer of flavor.

Italian Chicken Meatballs
6 servings of 3 meatballs each // 411 calories, 10 net carbs

MEATBALLS
6 cloves garlic
1 large pasture-raised egg
1 pound pasture-raised skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch chunks
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Low Carb Skillet Cornbread

All the low carb sandwich breads I’ve made have ended up with a cornbread texture. I kept trying and trying, but they’re all dense, moist, and eggy. So I finally decided, why not just stop trying for a wheat bread wannabe and make an actual low carb “cornbread”? And so we find ourselves here…

Low Carb Skillet Cornbread

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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

Cupcakes
  • 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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Sicilian Tuna Pasta (low carb)

This dish comes together quickly and is a lemon-lover’s delight. Wonderful both in winter (hot), and in summer (chilled). If serving chilled, you might need a bit more seasoning.

Sicilian Tuna Pasta (low carb)
Servings: 2 // 465 calories, 7 net carbs

2 cans (12 ounces) albacore tuna in water
2 anchovy fillets (or more—delivers great umami)
1/2 cup canned, … Read more