Category Archives: Soups, Stews, Stocks

Vietnamese Chicken Soup (Phở)

This soup is based on a recipe from Melissa Clark’s “Dinner in an Instant” book. I’ve created a low-carb version.

Vietnamese Chicken Soup (Phở)
4 servings // 340 calories, 6 net carbs

2 packages (12 ounces total) shirataki fettuccine-style noodles
8 cups organic chicken bone broth
4 skinless, pastured-raised boneless chicken thighs (about 1 pound)
2 4×4-inch pieces dried … Read more

Coq au Vin

Based on a Food & Wine recipe, this is a high-calorie dish if you eat three (or more) drumsticks, so it’s probably best reserved for special occasions. On the other hand, it is completely delicious!

Coq au Vin
Five servings (of 3 drumsticks) // 764 calories, 8 net carbs
Eight servings (of 2 drumsticks) // 477 calories, 5 net carbs
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Chicken and Dumplings (keto)

Warming comfort food, perfect for winter!

Chicken and Dumplings (keto)
6 servings // 408 calories, 3.2 net carbs (with 2 dumplings)

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 pounds pasture-raised boneless chicken thighs
2 cups cauliflower florets, small
2 ribs celery, diced
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried marjoram

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Peggy’s Original Dumplings

Dumplings are VERY difficult to create on a keto diet. Peggy, over at Buttini’s Low Carb Recipes has broken the code and delivered this stellar recipe!

Peggy’s Original Dumplings
Yield: Sixteen 1-1/2″ dumplings // 7.17 calories, 0.1 grams net carbs

increase by 1/3

1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons glucomannan powder (Konjac powder)
2 tablespoons oat fiber
1/8 tsp. salt … Read more

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. After breakfast, we’ll prep a pot full of something tasty, set the pressure, and

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Zuppa Toscana (Instant Pot)

This soup is based on a recipe from Wholesomelicious that I reconfigured into a low-carb version.

Zuppa Toscana (Instant Pot)
Yield, six servings // 279 calories, 7 net carbs

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dehydrated onion flakes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound Aidell’s chicken Italian sausage (5 links)
18 ounces turnips, cut into 1 inch chunks… Read more