These 1-Ingredient 1-Minute Zero-Carb Chips are ingenious and super-tasty, and they’re certainly worth a blog post of their own. But I always like to overdeliver, so in this post you’ll also find a recipe for Spicy Cajun Avocado Mayo—ideal for dunking your chips in! Plus, you’ll see three videos: The first one shows you how to prepare the chips in the microwave oven; the second shows you how to prepare them in a regular oven; and the third is on how to prepare the Spicy Cajun Avocado Mayo. My family loved sinking each crunchy chip into the smooth, creamy, lightly-spiced dip, and I hope your family does, too!
Sauces & Dressings
Buttery Apple Bake with Rich Sugar-Free Vanilla Sauce
Last week, I posted on Facebook about my Low-Carb Cinnamon Bundt Cake. I was planning to make the apple cake version and serve it with sugar-free vanilla sauce. Immediately, I was asked for the recipe for the vanilla sauce, and I promised to post it. Then, I thought, why not make a blog post about it? So, here we go!
And to give you something more to bite, you will find a recipe for a super-scrumptious Buttery Low-Carb Apple Bake in the end of this blog post! It’s quite like crumble but not really like crumble. It’s buttery, soft and moist, and really tasty! No wonder our family (and Grandma, as well!) totally fell in love with the apple bake and the vanilla sauce combo, so I bet it will become your favorite, too!
Eggsquisite Eggnog Sauce
I’m in heaven! It’s now finally the time of the year when I can indulge in creamy and velvety eggnog. I just love those characteristic scents of rich cream, rum and nutmeg. The first sip of this thick nectar is the perfect enjoyment. After a few sips comes the feeling of ultimate relaxation!
This time I wanted to make eggnog flavored sauce with which you can crown your low-carb pies and cakes. Just think of a pumpkin pie smothered with this thick and rich sauce. Try it with cranberries, too! In the end of the post is an interesting variation for an elegant dessert. NB. This sauce contains raw egg.
Wormy Dip (Halloween)
Here comes “wormy dip”, another creepy but oh-so-delicious recipe for Halloween! This savory treat is very easy to prepare. You can make it already several hours before and store well refrigerated so that the flavors mingle and max.
Be sure to think of an appropriate presentation for Halloween. I came up with this creepy idea with shrimps and orange bell pepper after some pondering.
Actually, this dip is not only for Halloween, you can naturally serve it at any time of the year!
Home-Made Ranch Seasoning & Dressing
Soybean and canola oil, phosphoric acid, modified food starch, monosodium glutamate, artificial flavors, disodium phosphate, sorbic acid and calcium disodium edta. Is this what makes an authentic ranch dressing? Nope, not likely, if you ask from me. However, if you ask from the food industry, the answer is unfortunately yes. The ingredients above belong to one of the most popular ranch dressings.
I simply don’t see any reason in this world why anybody should torture herself with that kind of mock food which contains food additives and other suspicious stuff. That’s true especially when it’s so ridiculously simple to make perfectly healthy ranch seasoning mix and dressing very quickly and easily.
There are recipes for home-made ranch seasoning mixes, but most of those use powdered buttermilk. I try to avoid powdered milk and buttermilk, because they tend to contain oxidized cholesterol. I’m not afraid of cholesterol as such, but oxidized cholesterol is completely other thing. As you might know, the “bad” LDL cholesterol in your blood consists of bigger and smaller particles. The bigger particles are in fact good ones, but the small particles are harmful, if they get oxidized. The consequences are all kinds of symptoms and diseases, for example type 2 diabetes. That’s why I prefer my milk and buttermilk fresh, not powdered.
Sugar-Free Hot Fudge Sauce
Now, how does this sound: rich, dark, creamy and chocolatey hot fudge sauce, ready to comfort your mind and nourish your body, without any rush in your blood sugar levels or guilty feelings? — I knew! I already see the drool creeping out of the corner of your mouth. But I don’t want to torture you more, here is the recipe, I’m sure it satisfies you!
Here is another very basic but exceptionally delicious Mexican recipe which works also beautifully with other than Mexican dishes. It’s a great general-purpose dip or spread, and you can vary it endlessly. This is my version, but please feel free to adjust the ingredients and their amounts to be in harmony with your taste buds.
Pico de Gallo (Vegan)
¡Bienvenidos a todos! Soon it’s Cinco de Mayo and time to party! I’ve created some easy and tasty recipes for you to achieve an authentic atmosphere. Let’s start with Pico de Gallo, fresh salsa or salad, which accompanies any Mexican food in a perfect way. It’s a bit spicy but in a gentle way: it tickles your tongue but doesn’t scorch it.
This Pico de Gallo is for all those who hate cilantro (including me…), however, those who adore this peculiar produce of Mother Earth can add chopped cilantro to their hearts’ content.
Ready-in-a-Snap Low-Carb Ketchup (Vegan)
Making sugar-free low-carb and keto ketchup is unbelievably easy. Just combine all ingredients, mix well and you’re ready to dig in — or dip in! No cooking, no compromises, full taste, little carbs. The secret spice makes this ketchup piquant and tasty!
This is how I’ve made my tzatziki for years. The classic simple and tasty Greek-style sauce or dip goes well with almost any meat or fish.
I also like to serve tzatziki as salad dressing. For example, simple salad consisting of iceberg lettuce and watermelon tastes heavenly when topped with a dollop of tzatziki.
Also with these Tasty Feta Burgers tzatziki is like the icing on the cake! (Or so…)