Author: thomas

To make the biscuits, preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet or 8 wells of a standard-size 12- well muffin pan with coconut oil spray. 2. In a medium-sized bowl, whip the egg whites until very stiff, then gently mix in the garlic. Set aside. 3. In a separate medium-sized bowl, stir together the almond flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Cut in the cold diced butter until the butter pieces are pea-sized or smaller. Gently fold the dry mixture into the egg whites. Fold in the cheese. If the dough is too wet to form…

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Place the diced bacon in a medium-sized cast-iron skillet or other oven-safe skillet. Set the pan over medium heat and cook until the bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes. Leave the bacon drippings and half of the bacon in the pan; remove the other half of the bacon and set aside. 3. In a blender, combine the eggs, cashew milk, protein powder, Baking powder, and salt. Blend for about 1 minute, until foamy. Add the chives and ¼ cup of the cheese. Pour the mixture into the hot skillet over the bacon. 4. Transfer the skillet to the oven and…

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As you’re probably well aware, a ketogenic diet typically omits gluten. But you may not realize that gluten lurks in many unexpected places! Once when we were visiting family, someone asked if I wanted a Bloody Mary, explaining that the mix she had bought was gluten-free. I don’t drink alcohol, so I passed, but the offer prompted my brother to ask if Bloody Mary’s typically contain gluten. Yep, many mixes include Worcestershire sauce (or the bartender will add a few drops to the mix), and Worcestershire sauce contains gluten. During that same visit, my aunt made stuffed mushrooms and claimed…

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Make the crab cakes: In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the lard until well blended. Heat the lard in a large skillet over medium high heat. With a spoon, place 2-tablespoon dollops of the crab mixture in the pan to form 8 mini-cakes. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes, and then flip each crab cake and cook for another minute, until golden brown on the other side. 2. Poach the eggs: Fill a large saucepan with about 4 inches of water. Bring to a simmer. Swirl the water in one direction and gently crack in…

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Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet or 8 wells of a standard-size muffin pan with coconut oil spray. 2. To make the biscuits, whip the egg whites in a medium-sized bowl until very stiff. In a separate medium-sized bowl, stir together the almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Then cut the chilled butter into the flour mixture. (If the butter isn’t chilled, the biscuits won’t turn out.) Gently fold the dry mixture into the whites. If the dough is too wet to form into mounds, add a few tablespoons of almond flour until…

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Madames, preheat the oven to broil. Place the waffles on a rimmed baking sheet. Top 4 of the waffles with 3 slices of ham and 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese each. Set aside. 5. To fry the eggs, heat the ghee in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. When hot, crack the 4 eggs into the pan and fry on one side for about 2 minutes, until the whites are cooked and the yolks are still runny. Place the waffles under the broiler at this point (see Step 6). Season the eggs with salt and pepper and remove the skillet…

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There aren’t a lot of foods that I am tempted by anymore. There was a time when I would have to excuse myself at dinner if someone ordered a decadent dessert, but now I do not feel deprived given all the tasty desserts I can make at home. But walking by an ice cream shop that makes its own waffle cones must bring back special memories or something, because I love that smell! When we were vacationing in Hawaii, Craig said the same thing as we walked by this cute ice cream shop. That smell inspired me to come home…

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I love listening to cooking podcasts for inspiration while I run. One podcaster talked about how she would pick up donuts at the gas station, leave them out to get dry, and then make bread pudding out of them for Christmas morning. She prepared the bread pudding on Christmas Eve, so all she had to do was throw the pan in the oven while the kids were unwrapping their gifts. I thought, “Hmm, I can do that!” For an even more indulgent breakfast, make a double batch of the chocolate glaze when making the donuts and drizzle each piece of…

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The force output of a muscle, usually called its strength, is that which develops tension in the contracting muscle so that it contracts to produce work. Work is defined as the action of a force over a specific distance in space. In the human body it refers to the product of muscular force exerted through a specific range of movement. Power refers to a rate of doing work. In muscle action it is the output of the muscles at specific speeds of contraction. Endurance is the capacity to contract muscles at a specific rate (power) for a specific interval of…

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When I was in high school, I worked at the cutest coffee shop called Uncommon Ground. I loved that job. I often dream about opening my own little coffee shop someday. If I did, this latte would for sure be on my menu! Place the butter in a saucepan over high heat, stirring, until the butter froths and brown flecks begin to appear, about 5 minutes; this is browned butter. If using butter-flavored coconut oil, heat the oil just until melted. Reduce the heat to medium and slowly whisk in the cashew milk; it will sizzle as you add it…

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