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    A tale of two muffins…

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” (Sorry Charles Dickens 😂) Somebody’s garden had produced a bumper crop of torpedo-sized zucchinis and they had ended up on the staff table at work. So I brought one home. And researched keto zucchini muffins. What I ended up with was two recipes. One was a sweet zucchini muffin with cinnamon, cloves and ginger, plus pecans for texture. The other was a savoury muffin with oregano and cheese. Both use coconut flour, which reduces the overall caloric content in comparison to an almond flour muffin. I have tasted them both when warm and fresh. I like the cheesy…

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    When you are really missing bread on a keto diet…

    Following a low carb diet or a keto diet is usually great, but there are days when you just can’t face another egg, or when you want the comfort of that bread texture, or when you don’t feel well enough to manage heavy foods and comfort food is the go-to. This recipe is for those days. It’s bread, kinda… It’s got the texture of bread or biscuits or muffins or even not-very sweet cake. I’m not promising that it’s a carbon copy, but it’s close. And it’s only about 3 minutes away from your plate and your belly, a good thing if you are in a rush or not feeling…

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    Keto Crack-ola

    There are certain things that make sticking to a ketogenic diet easier. As much as I love meat, eggs, healthy fats and vegetables, there are times when I can’t face another egg, and I just want something that at least resembles a grain product, like bread, cookies or cereal. And sometimes, you just need something a bit sweet. Or something crunchy. That’s where this granola comes in. It’s sweet, thanks to non-nutritive natural sweeteners. It’s crunchy, thanks to the long baking time. It can be eaten dry, like a cookie substitute. It can be a cereal, swamped in almond milk, cream, yogurt or kefir. The basis of the cereal is…

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    Magic Keto Flax Bread

    My new best friend in the effort to keep chemo constipation at bay… This is a modification of a low carb focaccia-style bread that I have been making for several years, usually using other low carb seed and nut meals, such as almond meal, pecan meal, or ground chia seeds. But when the rubber hits the road, flax and psyllium are the best sources of both soluble and insoluble fibres for bulking stools and attracting and holding onto water in the large bowel. I am currently on Day 3 of Cycle 3 of my Taxel/Carbo protocol. On the previous cycles, this has been a time of 3 or more days…