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    Leftover Egg Whites? Make Lemon Meringues! Without the Pie

    I hate recipes that require separating eggs. Having had my own chickens for years, I feel like every egg is a precious labour of love for my hens and I don’t squander any of them. So using a recipe that requires only whites means that I have to find a use for the leftover yolks. Using a recipe that requires yolks means that I have to do something with the whites. That was the situation this morning when I used 4 yolks to make Hollandaise sauce for the first time. I had thought to use the leftover whites in a batch of my Keto Crack-ola (recipe here) but I didn’t…

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    Rhubarb Crisp – The Keto Version

    Today is my husband’s birthday and we’re having a small, socially distanced family dinner. Just 5 guests, big picnic table, no hugs, stay outside. Minimal risk. Kinda sucks, but at least we’re together. To make up for the Covid-19 suckiness, we are going to have amazing food! Mike chose seafood, so we have large scallops and shrimp for grilling on skewers, local lake trout marinated in soy sauce and lemon juice and garlic, also grilled to perfection, fresh Ontario asparagus, rice for the carb eaters, and as a birthday dessert – rhubarb crisp! Rhubarb, actually a vegetable (think stem, like celery), is the first “fruit” of the temperate northern summer.…

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    Focaccia Bread

    Silly me! I posted on Instagram this morning about my bread recipe with a link to this blog, but then realized that my focaccia bread recipe wasn’t actually there – just the incredibly high fibre version called Keto Magic Flax Bread. So here’s the regular bread… This morning, I added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and about 3/4 cups chopped pecans to make a “sweet” version of my bread. Less ideal for soups and stews, but very satisfying as a breakfast bread. I love my silicon mat for baking this bread. So simple. But parchment paper will work too. Use your biggest baking sheet and spread it out evenly. *Amazon links included…

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    Keto Cheesecake

    I don’t usually care much for keto baking. I firmly believe that continuing to rely on sweet-tasting foods while trying to maintain a ketogenic diet is defeating the purpose. There’s solid evidence now that consuming diet beverages (artificially sweetened soda pops, etc.) can stimulate an insulin response in the body similar to that produced by sugar. Small amounts of insulin are also released before any sugar enters the bloodstream. This response is known as cephalic phase insulin release. It is triggered by the sight, smell, and taste of food, as well as chewing and swallowing. That’s our body just being its usual wise self. The problem results when there’s actually…