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    Ketogenic Diet,  Recipes/Food Prep

    Hollandaise Sauce – The Ultimate Keto Condiment!

    My husband LOVES Eggs Benedict.  Every time we go to a restaurant for breakfast or brunch, he’s looking for Eggs Bennie on the menu.  Why?  Firstly, because it has that amazing creamy Hollandaise sauce on top of soft runny poached eggs.  Secondly, because I never made Hollandaise at home.  It was one of those things that was shrouded in cooking mystique, like soufflé or pavlova.  Unless you bought the little pouch of mystery powder from the grocery store, containing starches and who knows what.  I had never agreed to go that route.  And you were still pulling out another little saucepan and stirring constantly – yeah, no thanks! Also, Eggs…

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    Smoothies that Don’t Break the Keto Spell

      Smoothies have an “aura” in the health space of being super nutritious and virtuous.  Just say the word smoothie and you conjure up the image of a tall, thick, icy post-workout drink, sipped from an extra thick straw by a fit looking, maybe slightly glistening, perfect body exerciser. Like the picture here… Or perhaps you get the image of the busy corporate exec, in their business attire, busy whirring up a concoction of uber-nutritious ingredients in their perfect granite counter-topped kitchen before they dash out the door to start their daily commute. Or maybe you are thinking of the line-up at your favourite coffee shop or smoothie bar, where…

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    Keto in the Summer, or “What About Corn on the Cob?”

    It’s high summer in central Ontario, and that means a couple of things. We are outside as much as possible, soaking up the luxury of bare feet and sleeveless tops while we can. The mosquitoes come out at dusk and are relentless. And our gardens and our Ontario Foodland agricultural wizards are ratcheting up into high gear for producing wonderful local fruits and vegetables. While Ontario has it’s share of commodity crops (mega fields of corn, soybeans, canola and wheat), we also have an abundance of mixed vegetable producers, both big and small. In the deep “south” of Ontario, there are many greenhouses producing tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers for early…

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    January Carnivore Experiment – The Results

    I started on my Carnivore Experiment on January 2nd, sort of. On New Years Day, I ate nothing but meat – oh, and one enormous piece of my husband’s mile-high, nut-loaded, home-made baklava. But up until that day, I had been pretty loosie-goosie with my diet for the past 2 months. We were involved in the big fall musical in our little theatre. Our performance run was 3-4 nights each week for three weeks, followed by a huge after party for cast and crew. Each night, the kitchen in the green room was loaded with sweets and treats. Lots of unrestrained snacking went on… Although I tried to exercise restraint,…