Chicken with Parmesan and Mayo Crust

We came across this recipe in this reddit post. We’ve tweaked it just a little bit, including replacing the garlic powder with a bit of chili powder to spice it up.

It’s quick, easy, and very tasty. We have it for dinner every couple of weeks [Read more…]

Cauliflower, Cheese, and Bacon Tarts

The recipe for these tarts comes from Mellissa at I Breathe I’m Hungry (original recipe here). I’ve made a few small changes to her recipe – primarily just increasing the volume of cheese and bacon toppings – but you might prefer to scale these back depending on your tastes.

If you’re not keen on cauliflower [Read more…]

Crispy Bacon and Whipped Cream

This mix of salty bacon with sweet whipped cream is simply delicious! It has helped satisfy many cravings for us, and you definitely feel like you are treating yourself when you have it (even though it’s all good from a keto point of view). Don’t believe me…go on and try it! [Read more…]

Easy Cheesy Chili Chicken

This is another excellent recipe that we found on Linda’s Low Carb Recipes. It’s quite hot in flavour, but the cheese keeps it from being too much (you can also serve it with sour cream if you want to). It’s simple to make and it is definitely one of our favourites. It also looks really good – like something you might be served in a restaurant. [Read more…]

Cream Cheese Pancakes with Strawberries and Cream

This pancake recipe comes from Mellissa at I Breathe I’m Hungry (original recipe here). We changed the sweetener to a liquid one, and we added strawberries and whipped cream for serving.

We were pleasantly surprised at how great these taste – they are ideal for a leisurely weekend brunch. They’re also very easy to make [Read more…]

Cheesy Chicken Nuggets

We are so pleased we found this recipe for chicken nuggets.

Although it’s a bit fiddly and messy to make, it really is worth it. In fact it’s one of our favourite meals. [Read more…]

Sweet and Sour Chicken

We had a craving for sweet and sour chicken one night, and found this recipe at Linda’s Low Carb Recipes. We substituted a few things (chicken for pork, pineapple pieces for pineapple syrup etc) and we could not be more happy with how it turned out. IT WAS SIMPLY DELICIOUS!! It is a recipe I will continue using regardless of whether I am following a keto diet. [Read more…]

Flax Bread

I just recently came across this recipe. Although I didn’t hold out a lot of hope for it (since I haven’t had a lot of success in cooking with ground flaxseed), I decided to try making it because of the great comments people made about it on the site. And I am so pleased I did.

We love this bread! The original recipe refers to the bread as a “focaccia” style, and notes that the texture is rough [Read more…]

Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

I absolutely love this cauliflower bake recipe, which I found here. It’s easy to make and it’s so versatile – you can have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and as a meal on its own or as a side dish. I’m lukewarm on cauliflower by itself (I eat it because I know it’s good for me), but this recipe elevates the cauliflower to something that I want to eat regularly. [Read more…]

Pizza Topping

This week we really felt like pizza, and realised that we could have takeaway pizza and just not eat the base.

We ordered from Dominos, and chose their low carb base. We didn’t end up eating the base (it looked very unappetising) but it was a good choice of base for getting the topping off easily. We went with pepperoni, cheese, and tomatoes for our toppings (we created our own pizza) and it was delicious! [Read more…]

Cajun Chicken

This is a brilliant dish that we found here at Linda’s Low Carb Recipes. It’s very easy to make, and has a lovely flavour that gets better and better the further through the dish you get. It strikes the perfect balance between heat and creaminess and really has to be tried to get how good it is. We would eat this every night if we weren’t so worried that doing so might make us sick of it! [Read more…]

Whitebait Fritters

Whitebait is a Kiwi favourite, and it’s also very keto-friendly if you make the fritters without any flour (like the recipe below). So very good! [Read more…]

Beef Rissoles

I adapted this recipe from a non-keto recipe I found on the internet, and I was very pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out. The rissoles are very tasty, and are particularly nice with plenty of tomato ketchup. [Read more…]

Strawberry Cheesecake

I have always had a sweet tooth, and although I haven’t struggled with keto as much as I thought I would, I do still crave something sweet at times (particularly at night-time). This no-bake cheesecake was one of my favourite desserts before keto and I was (literally!) thrilled to find out that the keto-friendly version below was virtually as good.

The keto-friendly version has only a few differences from the original version [Read more…]

Bacon Cabbage

This is a staple in our house – in fact we have it so often that you think we would have gotten sick of it by now (we haven’t!). It is simple to make, and tastes great. The bacon, onion, and butter all add to the flavour and make this something that we bet you will want time and time again.

Occasionally we add diced chicken and some chili to the recipe to make a quick and easy one-pan meal. [Read more…]

Pizza…To Die For

We have seen a number of low-carb pizza recipes since we started keto, and we got lucky with the first one that we tried.

The recipe comes from here and we were both amazed at how good it is. I would go so far as to say that the crust is one of my favourite pizza crusts (probably because I love cheese), and it tastes as good as most takeaway pizzas [Read more…]

Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Chicken

This recipe, which we found here, is a staple in our house. It both looks and tastes like it should be harder to make than it is…so it would be great for serving at a dinner party!

Although the original recipe calls for toothpicks to hold the bacon together, I had some problems [Read more…]

Raspberries and Whipped Cream

This is a very simple yet very tasty dessert. By keeping the raspberry serving small you can enjoy some fruit without taking too much of a carb hit. [Read more…]

Bacon and Egg Muffins (With Whole Eggs)

We adapted these bacon and egg muffins from this recipe from Sin or Slim. We changed a few ingredients (we used spinach instead of tomato, cheddar cheese instead of parmesan, and more bacon instead of ham), and we also quadrupled the recipe so that we could eat the muffins over several days. Everything worked out despite the changes, which should mean that you can make your own changes to suit your tastes. [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Chili

This recipe is based on Caveman Keto’s recipe here, with a few small tweaks to quantities and spices.

I never would have thought of cooking chili in the slow cooker, but it really does work so well (the idea is genius!). The long cooking time seems to aid the flavour and makes the mince really tender. We absolutely love this chili! [Read more…]

Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Shake

We found this recipe at Sin or Slim and think it is the best flavoured protein shake we have tried so far.

As well as helping the shake taste great, we’ve read that cinnamon supposedly provides some serious health benefits (making this shake a win-win). The shake is [Read more…]

Almond Buns

We’ve been looking for substitute bread recipes since we started keto, and have tried a few different ones with varying levels of success. We found this recipe for almond buns here on Caveman Keto’s site, where he has posted the results of the different faux bread recipes he has been trialling.

The recipe was really easy to make and tastes great. [Read more…]

Shredded Beef Burgers

We have missed burgers since starting keto, so we decided to make our own. These turned out really well – delicious actually! They are not as firm as ordinary burgers (due to the oopsie rolls being softer than ordinary burger buns), which means they can be a little messy to eat. They’re also fiddly and time consuming to make. But the taste and enjoyment more than makes up for both the mess and the fuss. [Read more…]

Chicken and Bacon Salad

This salad is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time. The spinach base makes a nice change from lettuce, and the generous serving of bacon gives it a decadent feel! It is good enough to eat plain, or you can add a dressing of your choice. [Read more…]

Creamy Coffee

Since we discovered sugar free syrups from Da Vinci and Torani, we have used them in our nightly coffees with cream (we prefer our coffee sweet and creamy). Our favourite coffee flavours are probably Torani salted caramel and Torani chocolate. We find ourselves looking forward to these coffees every night! Sometimes we add a dash (or even a splash) of whisky for a bit of a kick. [Read more…]

Oopsie Rolls

We use the recipe that we found here for our oopsie rolls.

The first time I made them I didn’t get them quite right – I don’t think I used enough cream of tartar and I overmixed the egg whites at the final stage. The mixture ended up very runny and the rolls were flat when they came out of the oven. [Read more…]


We read about cheese crisps in a number of places when we started keto, and initially we were dubious about whether these would turn out the way the photos captured them – solid and crunchy. We were so happy the first time we made them and confirmed that the photos we had seen were accurate!

These really are something special for cheese-lovers, and they are so quick and easy to make. Yum yum yum! [Read more…]

Stir-Fry Chicken Curry

I tried making this curry when we were looking for a fast and easy dinner that is also tasty. I have to admit to being quite surprised that it turned out so well. It ticks all the boxes I was looking for, and we have this for dinner on a regular basis.

Although there are approximately 13 net carbs per serving, it is still possible [Read more…]