MY NEWEST COOKBOOK! KETO IN AN INSTANT!


I’m so excited to announce that I have written my 4th cookbook!

Keto In An Instant features more than 80 recipes for quick and delicious keto meals using your pressure cooker.

If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, believe me, you want to get one! Here is a link to the one that I use!

I’m all about recipes that are super simple. Nothing complicated, no weird ingredients, nothing time consuming. As a working, single mom I have zero time and the pressure cooker is literally the best time saver ever.

One of the things I am most excited about in this book is that EVERY, SINGLE recipe has a gorgeous full color photo with it! If you are a visual person like me I know you like to see what the finished product is supposed to look like and I am so, so excited to offer that in this book! See a sneak peek of the photos below!

Keto In An Instant is available NOW for pre-order! So click on the links below for your preferred seller and grab one today! It is a huge help to authors if you pre-order, versus waiting until it comes out, so if you are able to, I would greatly appreciate it! The keto community is always so incredibly supportive!

Photos by Leslie Grow

I’m also excited that I get to show a little more of my life with my daughter in the book too! I love when I can get her in the kitchen with me! I really hope you all LOVE this book! I put my heart, soul, and stomach into it! Lots and lots of taste testing has been happening in my house the last few months!

Click a link below to reserve your copy now!

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There are so many ways to get the book! Here are a few retailers:

  • Click HERE for Amazon

  • Click HERE for Apple Books

  • Click HERE for Barnes & Noble

  • Click HERE for Indiebound

  • Click HERE for Books A Million

  • Click HERE for Google Play

  • Click HERE for Hudson Booksellers

  • Click HERE for 800 CEO Read


KETO RECIPE: DIY Seasonings

When I started Keto I did a overhall of my entire Kitchen. Anything that wasn’t Keto, was out! I started with the fridge- getting rid of sugar rich condiments and that non-keto ice cream in the back of my freezer. Then I went through my pantry and donated any canned goods that no longer fit in my lifestyle. It was like I had a brand new kitchen with lots of space in my pantry. Now I only buy food I like and will eat and is, of course, Keto.

One thing we don’t think about when creating a Keto Kitchen is our spice rack. True, most spice mixes don’t have any sugar, but all of this extra room in my pantry gave me the idea to make my own spice mixes.

Don’t have Taco Seasoning, Chili Lime Seasoning, Everything Seasoning? No worries, I’ve got you covered.

Chili-Lime Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • Pinch Salt

    In a small bowl, mix the ingredients and season with salt. This recipe yields about 2 tablespoons of seasoning. Keep the extra in an airtight container for up to a week. You can also add Cayenne Pepper if you like it spicier.


Taco Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Pinch Salt

    If you use taco seasoning a lot, you can make a larger batch and store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.


Italian Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • Pinch Salt

    You can also add a teaspoon of dried sage if you like.


Everything Bagel Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons white and black sesame seeds

  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

    Once you have mixed the seasoning together, Toast the seasoning. Add the seasoning mix to a dry skillet, stir continuously and cook until the sesame seeds are lightly toasted and fragrant.


These Seasonings are featured in the Big Book of Keto, my cookbook, along with 200 more Easy Keto Recipes.

KETO RECIPE: Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Crisps

I started making Cheese Chips to satisfy my need for Keto Chips and Guac! The recipe is so easy that I can’t believe I ever spent money on store bought Parmesan Chips.

Now when I make them at home, I add fun flavors. These are my absolute favorite. Bacon and Jalapeños and Cheese!!! This combination reminds me of my favorite Twice-baked Potato toppings. They provide all of the flavor without the Carbs!

You can add more bacon and less Jalapeño or vice versa. Get creative and make these Cheese Crisps your own.

Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Crisps

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bacon slice

  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat for 8 minutes or until crispy, flipping once in that time.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Combine the parmesan and cheddar cheese in a small bowl.

  4. Make 1/4 cup mounds of the cheese mixture on your baking sheet, leaving plenty of space between mounds.

  5. Add a few thin slices of Jalapeño and a few bits of bacon.

  6. Bake for 7 minutes, until the middle is fully melted and the edges are browned.

  7. Set the pan aside and the cheese crisps cool for 5 minutes. The chips will crisp up as they cool.

Get this recipe and 200 more in The Big Book of KETO, now available in stores and on Amazon!

Choc Zero Squares- My Travel Buddy


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I am always on a plane to somewhere it feels like. Between traveling to my daughter’s volleyball tournaments and traveling for work, I spend a lot of time in the air and in hotels. Those of you who are on the road a lot know that packing your own snacks is KEY! Guess what my favorite travel snack is?! 🍫❤️ CHOC ZERO!

Choc Zero Squares and Choc Zero Bark is the best stuff ever!!! I don't know about you, but being in an airport makes me want to:

a) spend way too much money on magazines

b) eat candy (sometimes those old habits die hard)

Luckily, I have Choc Zero! It is my favorite Keto sweet treat, they are delicious and individually packaged to put that sweet tooth to rest.

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The Choc Zero Squares come in Milk Chocolate, 50% Dark and 70% Dark

Choc Zero’s chocolate squares start with humble origins in South America where the key ingredient cocoa beans are grown by ethical cocoa farmers. Then they're brought to their sunny California factory where they're made into a rich chocolate, infused with premium Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans and sweetened with the all natural monk fruit plant--a popular ketogenic sweetener.

  • Fair-trade premium cocoa beans from South America

  • No added sugar, sweetened exclusively with monk fruit: contains no sugar alcohols and no artificial sweeteners

  • Low carb: only 1g net carbs per serving

  • All natural, non-GMO, gluten free, and soy free. Made proudly in the USA

 

Choc Zero Bark comes in 10 Varieties!

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The bark is incredible and comes in milk chocolate and dark chocolate varieties. They have hazelnut, peanut, almond, coconut and peppermint. Hazelnut, peanut and almond are my favorites and I love to store mine in the fridge.

  • Sugar free and sweetened exclusively with monk fruit: an all natural, zero glycemic sweetener

  • Contains no sugar alcohols and no artificial sweeteners

  • Dairy free, soy free, and gluten free

  • Low carb: only 2 grams of net carbs per ounce

  • Fair-trade premium cocoa beans from an ethical source in South America

  • All natural, non-GMO, and made proudly in the USA!


KETO RECIPE: Two Easy Veggie Sides

It’s often hard to decide what side dishes to make to go along with a Keto Entree. Whether I am making dinner for friends or just whipping something together after work, I’ve realized that going simple and delicious is always a great plan.

Here are two of my favorite Veggie Sides. They are nutritious and elegant.

Can you get more delicious than tomatoes and parmesan? It’s incredible that we can get all of that amazing umami flavor packed in a single dish!

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large tomato, cut into four slices

  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan

  • 1 teaspoon sliced fresh basil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Arrange the tomatoes on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with the Italian Seasoning and Parmesan and Basil.

  3. Bake until Cheese is bubbling, about 10 minutes.

You can do change out of the Italian Seasoning for the Chili-Lime Seasoning or Taco Seasoning and Oaxaca Cheese for a Mexican Spin on this recipe.

I sometimes forget how simply perfect roasted veggies can be. Take this recipe and make a roasted veggie side that is all your own. Try to stick to veggies that have a similar cook time, coat them in olive oil and seasoning and then just watch them until they are cooked.

Roasted Veggies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cauliflower florets

  • 1 cup broccoli florets

  • 1 cut Brussels Sprouts

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. In a medium bowl, toss the veggies in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Spread the veggies on a baking sheet in a single layer. Give them plenty of space so they roast properly.

  4. Cook the vegetables of 20 to 25 minutes, stirring about halfway at about 10 minutes.

  5. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

    You can really use any Keto Vegetables in the recipe. Asparagus, zucchini, green beans, and bell peppers make an amazing combo. This mix only needs about 15 in the oven.


These recipes and a whole bunch more (like 200 more) can be found in The Big Book of Keto, now available in stores and on Amazon!

NOT ALL CAULIFLOWER CRUST IS CREATED EQUAL!


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Cauliflower crust pizzas are all the craze these days, but it’s kinda crazy when you look at the difference between different types of cauliflower crust pizzas. Some are still super high in carbs, like 20g of carbs a serving! Which obviously doesn’t fit within my ketogenic lifestyle.

Real Good Food's new Cauliflower Pizza has only 9g Total Carbs / 6 Net Carbs and 19g of Protein per serving. I love that I can pronounce and recognize all of the ingredients in these Cauliflower Pizzas. Other companies use fillers and weird starches to add texture to their crusts but Real Good Foods doesn’t need to!

 

Real Good Food's Cauliflower Pizza is new and improved! They revamped their low carb cauli-crust recipe and I love it! I’ve always like Real Good Food’s Cauliflower Pizza. But I love that they weren’t satisfied with a pretty good product and wanted it to be GREAT!

The new crust is much more robust when it comes to flavor. It has the crunch and texture that we all love from Pizza but without all of the carbs. It also cooks up beautifully!

 

I always keep a couple Real Good Food Pizza's in my freezer. It's a great option for those nights when Kaia and I are too tired to cook up dinner. Sometimes I cook one up and then pack it for our Lunches. It gives me peace of mind that I can just throw a Cauliflower Pizza in the oven and know that both my daughter and I are getting the nutrition we need without the crap we don't.

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The folks over at Real Good Food’s have extended a 10% discount to everyone who uses the code KETOINTHECITY. If you’ve tried their Cauliflower Crust Pizzas before, I urge you to give it another go! This new recipe is amazing! You won’t even realize that you aren’t eating a carby regular pizza.

Real Good Foods products, including the pizza are also available at stores nationwide, you can click here to check what stores have it in your local area.

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Kettle and Fire Fasting Bundle

Recently I did my first bone broth fast. I hadn’t been feeling my best. My muscles were aching and I was experiencing more inflammation than usual. I candidly reached out to my Instagram Community for tips on how to combat this yucky feeling. The overwhelming suggestion was to try a bond broth fast.

I did it and the results were amazing.

At first I thought I was only going to fast for 24 hours but with the help of Kettle and Fire, I made it 68 hours! I was able to stick to bone broth and bulletproof coffee as well as electrolyte supplements. I would definitely recommend this type of fast to anyone who is healthy enough and wants to jumpstart/restart their bodies.

If you are looking to start a bone broth fast, I would recommend stocking to up on Kettle and Fire’s delicious broth. Now Kettle and Fire is offering a huge discount on their fasting bundle! You can save up to 25%!!!

If a 68 hour fast is not your style, don’t worry. Fasting doesn’t have to be quite so dramatic. In fact, millions of people practice fasting with out even knowing it. If you often skip breakfast and eat a late lunch, you are already used to practicing intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting is extremely good for you, it allows your body to rest between digesting meals and focus on other things like healing itself.

I have started sipping bone broth during this period of fasting everyday. It keeps cravings and brain fog at bay! Bone Broth delivers amazing nutrients and collagen to your body without taxing your digestive system.

Kettle and Fire’s Bone Broth is made from Grass-fed and Grass-finished animals. The bones are slowly simmered with the highest quality of vegetables, herbs, and sea salt.

Kettle and Fire ships cartons of Bone Broth directly to your door. The cartons are shelf stable for up to 2 years. That means that you can take advantage of this amazing sale without having to worry about the product going badd before you get a chance to enjoy it. Buy in Bulk and you will always have Bone Broth around when you need help through a particularly hard fasting day.

Kettle and Fire even did a study on the benefits of drinking their bone broth while fasting. To read more testimonials and learn all about how to get the most bang for your buck, visit this Kettle and Fire Fasting Information page.

KETO RECIPE: Lemon Blueberry Bread


It still amazes me that I can live a keto Lifestyle and still enjoy food as decadent as this Keto Lemon Blueberry Loaf.

This bread is an actual slice of heaven. I adapted this recipe from my Cream Cheese Blueberry Muffin Recipe featured in Keto In 30 Minutes and turned it into a Lemon Blueberry Bread! The secret to the sweet Keto bread is the same as the muffins: Almond Flour, Erythritol, Cream Cheese, and Heavy Whipping Cream.

I love baking this bread on Sunday and snacking on it all week! It is also the perfect thing to bring to an office party or a house warming party! Top a slice square of Grass-fed Butter and reheat it to perfection!

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Lemon Blueberry Bread

INGREDIENTS

  • Non Stick Cooking Spray

  • 2 Cups Almond Flour

  • 2 Tbsp of Lemon Zest

  • 6 to 8 Tbsps of Erythritol

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp of Baking Powder

  • 4 Eggs

  • 1/4 Cup Cream Cheese

  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted and Cooled

  • 4 Tsps Vanilla Extract

  • 1/4 Cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen

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DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat Oven to 400º F. Line a Loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix almond flour, erythritol, and baking powder.

  3. In a large bowl, mix eggs, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, butter, vanilla, and lemon zest with a hand mixer.

  4. Pour flour mixture into the egg mixture and beat with a hand mixer until thoroughly incorporated.

  5. Pour the mixture into prepared loaf tin.

  6. Drop Blueberries into the top of the mixture, trying to keep them evenly distributed.

  7. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

  8. Once it is cool, Slice it and top with a square of grass-fed butter.


Get the Recipe that Inspired this Lemon Blueberry Bread and 99 More in Keto in 30 Minutes, my cookbook available on Amazon! 

Keto-BEAM Electrolyze and Micro-BOOST Supplements


Take a capful each morning and use the mist as needed!

Take a capful each morning and use the mist as needed!

If you have been following Keto in the City for any time at all, you probably know that I am a huge proponent of electrolytes. I do my best to get enough electrolytes from the food that I eat, but I still find it very helpful to supplement. Recently I was traveling and wasn’t able to eat as well as I would at home, I didn’t have my pink salt, and I couldn’t seem to find good avocado anywhere. That night I got the worst foot cramps and there was literally nothing I could do except try and stretch them out. Now I travel with the Keto-BEAM travel pack so that I can stay on top of making sure my body is getting everything it needs.

 

Keto-BEAM is an awesome company that specializes in supplements. Their products not only give you the electrolytes you need to get rid of your post workout headache but also provide minerals that are 100% bio-available meaning your body can absorb and use them immediately. If you are just starting keto Keto-BEAM will be a lifesaver, I wish it existed when I first started so I could have avoided the dreaded keto flu!

 

My favorite Keto-BEAM products are Electrolyze and Micro-BOOST. Keto-BEAM recommends that you take these two supplements together if you are first starting out on Keto.

  • Electrolyze is designed to provide you with the world’s strongest electrolytes and a bunch of trace minerals that our bodies need, but don’t create on our own.

  • Micro-BOOST is a micro-nutrient supplement that provides important antioxidant support, removing environmental toxins that are released when you’re metabolizing fat via ketosis.

THE SCIENCE

Here’s a little about the science behind Keto-BEAM’s products: Because of America’s reliance on pesticides and production-farming practices that value quantity over quality, our food and soils are depleted of natural and extremely important minerals and micro-nutrients. In healthy soil, a specific break down of microbes results in Fulvic and Humic Complexes. These complexes are transferred into our food and help our bodies carry nutrients into our cells (fulvic) and to remove toxins (humic). Keto-BEAM’s Electrolyze and Micro-BOOST provide what is missing in our modern food supply. The Electrolyze supplement contains a Fulvic Complex, which is a powerful and natural electrolyte balancer for the body. Fulvic Complexes combine with trace minerals to deliver nutrients, amino acids and vitamins directly into the cells. Electrolyze contains the fulvic complex that we are so desperately lacking as well as trace minerals that are 100% bio-available (immediately ready to be used by your body). Keto-BEAM’s Micro-BOOST is a Humic Complex that carries bio-waste and environmental toxins out of the body, making it an ideal aid in the relief of muscle aches and Keto flu symptoms.

Is it possible to fall in love with electrolytes?! ;)

Is it possible to fall in love with electrolytes?! ;)

Humic and Fulvic Complexes have been used in China since the 15th century as anti-inflammatories and blood coagulating agents. Since then, Humic and Fulvic Complexes have been used to treat many illnesses from ulcerous infections to rheumatoid arthritis.  And now, Keto-BEAM has made it possible for you to use them to optimize your Keto Health.

The awesome folks at Keto-BEAM have extended an amazing discount to the Keto in the City Community. Now you can get 20% off of your first order of Keto-BEAM with the code “ketointhecity”. I recommend grabbing the Advanced Support Set, which is a big bottle of both Electrolyze and Micro-BOOST for $74.95 minus your 20% discount. It doesn’t matter if you take these two supplements together or one at a time, you will still get amazing support for your Keto experience.

Keto-BEAM supplements are super-effective at supplying energy to get you through a long day. They can be taken on an empty stomach, won't break a fast and are guaranteed to have a pleasant taste. Keto-BEAM products are carb-free and calorie-free, with absolutely no chemicals -- just 70 plus minerals suspended in pure, ionized water.

Get your first order of Keto-BEAM products for 20% off when you use the code ketointhecity

MY FAVORITE KETO-BEAM PRODUCTS

Electrolyze

Keep your electrolytes balanced and at healthy levels as your body enters and maintains ketosis.  Electrolyze provides all the electrolyte support you'll need to energize your life and sustain a healthy ketogenic experience. Just 1 capful per day of this golden elixir.

Micro-BOOST

Use this liquid mineral support when you are experiencing the body aches and cramping associated with keto-flu. Micro-BOOST detoxes the body from waste released when fat cells are metabolized during ketosis. Micro-BOOST is the key to sustaining healthy ketosis in every cell of your body.

Insta-Lytes

Provide 100% bio-available Electrolytes directly where you need them most. Just spray it on! The electrolytes in Insta-Lytes start working immediately to eliminate body aches, resolve cramps, clear lactic acid and detox your cells.