Favorite Keto Cooking Tools!

In anticipation of my new recipe book, Keto In An Instant, I want to share with you a list of my Favorite Cooking Tools. This list includes gadgets, baking dishes, and Instant Pot accessories that I cannot do without. Every time I make a keto meal at home, I’m using one of these tools.

As much as I love it, I don’t have a lot of extra time in my life to dedicate to cooking. I do everything I can to help cut down on cook time. This list is full dedicated to making your life easier and keeping your cooking time down. Having the correct tools at your disposal will make you more excited to try new recipes and will ensure that the recipe comes out just as expected. Of course, you can still make delicious Keto Meals at home without these fancy tools, but the next time you are making a birthday list or want to buy yourself a present consider investing in an Instant Pot, or a nice baking dish. I promise you won’t regret it.

xx,

Jen

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FAVORITE KETO COOKING TOOLS

Food processor: I use my food processor all the time to make prep work easier. But as long as you have either a food processor, a high-powered blender, or a bullet blender you’ll be fine! I also have a Blendtec Blender that was gifted to me and it is amazing for smoothies! 

Immersion blender: This works great for soups; but again, it isn’t essential if you have another type of blender.

 Mini waffle iron: chaffles anybody?! (Never heard of a Chaffle? It’s a cheesy low carb waffle and it’s amazing! Recipe Coming soon!)

Slow Cooker: I have what is probably the cheapest and most simplistic slow cooker around and it works awesome. Of course, you could also totally get one with a timer and all that good stuff ;) 

13 × 9-inch baking dish: When I’m not using my pressure cooker, I’m probably using my Le Creuset baking dish. I love it and it was totally worth the investment.   

 13-inch nonstick deep sauté pan: I don’t use cast-iron pans because they are too heavy for my arthritic hands, so I stick to a great deep, nonstick sauté pan.

3-cup Bundt pan: This may not entirely be a staple, but it is very useful if you want to make beautiful Keto Cakes for special occasions.

And Now for All Things Instant Pot!!!

Instant Pot: I love, love, love my electric pressure cooker! As a busy mom there is no better cooking tool! You can get the basic Instant Pot or get super fancy and get the latest model that makes Yogurt and connects to wifi.

Keto In An Instant: my newest cookbook! I'm so excited for it to come out. I know you guys have been asking me for a cookbook with photos for every recipe and here it is! 80 easy IP recipes with a full color photograph for each!

Instant Pot Accessories

Silicone egg bite molds: I love using these for individually sized egg bites that make breakfast so easy. I also use these to make Keto Pancake Bites in my Instant Pot. They come out beautifully fluffy!

Ramekins: I like to use 4-ounce and 6-ounce ramekins depending on the recipe—they are great for making single-serving desserts, egg dishes, and more.You can use these inside your Instant Pot or alone.

 7-inch round baking dish: The perfect size for my pressure cooker, I use this pan to make my Cinnamon-Pecan Coffee Cake (coming soon in Keto In An Instant) and many other recipes.

Steamer basket: It seems strange to me that pressure cookers don’t come with a steamer basket, but they don’t so you will definitely want to pick one up.

KETO RECIPE: Creamy Slow-Cooker Chicken


Creamy Slow-Cooker Chicken

A creamy slow-cooker meal is perfect for those chilly days. You can make this dish very quickly and then enjoy the aromas for the next 4 hours while it cooks. The fresh spinach added toward the end of the cooking time adds beautiful color and freshness.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp of ghee

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 cup of alfredo sauce

  • 1/4 cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 2 cups of fresh spinach

  • Pink salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, melt the ghee. Add the chicken and cook, about 4 minutes on each side, until brown.

  2. With the crock insert in place, transfer the chicken to the slow cooker. Set the slow cooker to low.

  3. In a small bowl, mix to combine the Alfredo sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese, and season the pink salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the chicken.

  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through.

  5. Add the fresh spinach. Cover and cook for 5 minutes more, until the spinach is slightly wilted, and serve.

Substitution tip: You can replace the chicken with pork chops and follow the same instructions.

Photo by @keto_alice

This recipe can be found in my first cookbook The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook


KETO RECIPE: Mississippi Pot Roast


This is by far one of the easiest dishes to make! I love a slow cooker meal on a busy day. I throw it all in before I go to work and by the time I get home the house smells amazing and the beef shreds in seconds.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2lb Chuck Roast

  • 8oz of butter

  • 1 packet of Dry Ranch Dressing

  • 1 packet of Aus Jus Gravy Mix

  • 1 jar of whole Peperoncini

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DIRECTIONS

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  1. Put the slow cooker on low.

  2. Season the meat with salt and pepper and place it on the bottom of the slow cooker. 

  3. Pour the packets of dry ranch dressing and gravy mix over the meat. 

  4. Place the sticks of butter on top of the meat and seasoning mixes. 

  5. Add the peperonicinis (I don't add the liquid, just the peppers) all around the butter on top of the meat. There will be plenty of liquid from the meat and the butter, no water or broth is needed. 

  6. Let it cook for 8 hours on low. 

  7. Shred beef with 2 forks.

  8. Place shredded beef and peperoncinis in serving dish. Buttery liquid can be used as a gravy, I pour it into a separate container. 



Mississippi pot roast pairs great with cauliflower rice or mashed cauliflower. Sometimes I also put it inside a low carb tortilla like a Mississippi Pot Roast burrito- it is super messy, but yummy!

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Mississippi Pot Roast is also a great potluck dish!

Mississippi Pot Roast is also a great potluck dish!

You can find more super simple recipes like this in my cookbooks!


KETO RECIPE: Slow-Cooker Ribs

This week, I was really craving some ribs so I pulled out my Slow-cooker and went to town.  Normally we only think about using our slow-cookers for roasts or chili, but this Keto Rib Recipe is one of my slow-cooker go-to's. The original recipe can be found in The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook

I use pork ribs, and sugar-free BBQ sauce from Alterna Sweets.

Restaurant BBQ sauce has so much sugar in it. Alterna Sweets Sweet and Smokey BBQ sauce is low carb and all flavor. They use blend of flavorful spices and the goodness of fresh, savory tomatoes to create a full bodied taste that is reminiscent of the best BBQ joints. 

keto ribs out of the slow-cooker
keto-ribs after broil 

As a variation on the original recipe, which can be found in my cookbook: The Easy 5-ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook, today a popped the finished ribs into the broiler for about 5 minutes on the top rack to add a little bit more texture to the meat. 

The original recipe suggests that you should set the slow-cooker on High for 4 hours, but if you want, you can leave the ribs in for 6-8 hours on low heat. The meat will be extra tender this way, so be careful removing them from the slow-cooker. 

delicious keto ribs- ketointhecity
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