The Best Chocolate Orange Keto Mug Cake


Mug cake is the most simple cake that takes incredibly little time to make. This chocolate mug cake recipe is adapted from ruled.me’s chocolate cake in a mug. We added protein powder and make a few adjustments.

The texture of the cake is amazing with fine crumbs that melt in your mouth. We are not kidding when we said this is the best chocolate mug cake we have made so far.

Let’s see what you think about this mug cake. Please let us know. We would really appreciate your feedback. Feel free to share this as well if you like it.

Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is a very nutritious and delicious dessert or breakfast. The variety is limitless. Before I started on keto diet, I would regard it with caution. I saw them in the fridge section of supermarkets and thought who would want to pay for such simple snack. It’s just chia seeds in some kind of liquid, a no-brainer really.

Out of curiosity I made my first chia puddings with coconut cream and mango, strawberry and cream and mocha and thought why haven’t I made them sooner. It’s crucial on keto diet to have enough fat and not too much carb. Chia pudding comes in handy because you can load it up with cream and keep the carb low by using low carb ingredients.

 

Today we would like to share our pumpkin spice chia pudding although it’s already past thanksgiving and pumpkin spice latte has become yesterday.

We don’t use canned pumpkin puree but opted for cooked pumpkin. The local variety here is not orange in color but rather greenish yellow and less sweet but it still gives smooth texture to the pudding. We use both heavy cream and coconut cream to give more interesting flavor.  All you have to do is to combine all ingredients and stir till well-blend and chill.

Fluffy Low carb Cheese Biscuits

 

This feather-light and fluffy biscuit has become our favorite overnight. I came across the recipe on Reddit and would like to credit the author but I couldn’t find it again. We fell in love with it the first time I made it. The texture was very moist and a tad dense due to almond flour.

I made a few tweaks, substituting par to f almond flour with coconut flour and add dried herbs. The mixture is wet like drop biscuit.

Here I used a silicon muffin tray for convenience’s sake. You can spoon it onto the baking tray for a rustic look.

I couldn’t be any happier with the result. It tastes better than traditional biscuits, if I do say so myself. See it for yourself and give this one a try and you won’t regret it.

 

 

Easy Low carb Bolognese Sauce

I’m sorry folks, this post is not going to be exciting and won’t have nice pictures. But I have to post it nonetheless. Why? It’s because this sauce is a staple in a lot of our recipes.

Many of you probably have your own best Bolognese recipe passed on by grandma. I by no means would want to compete with that. What we have here is something very easy to whip up but does go a long way. It can be used in lasagne, taco, moussaka or as stuffing for veggies like peppers, zucchini,tomatoes etc, as the plain old pasta sauce for your zoodles or even in omelette.  It’s handy to have in your freezer for midweek dinner.

I am not a big meat eater but I do enjoy this keto bolognese though in moderation. We make it keto-friendly by using minimal high carb ingredients. Your kids will love it because there is no vegetable in sight.

Most of the seasonings come from dried herbs and garlic and onion powder and tomato paste. The only fresh herb we use is basil because we have a ton of it in our backyard and only a pinch of it won’t add any real carb.

Thai basil
Fresh picked Thai basil

You will see many variety of food using this sauce in our future post. Meantime, please give this a try and gives us a thumbs up if you like it. Any comment would be greatly appreciated too.

Low Carb Moussaka

As a cheese lover, I love everything topped with golden oozing cheese. Moussaka, a popular Greek dish, is one of them. You know the traditional moussaka would have layers of eggplants and potato with ground lamb or beef in between. Our keto-friendly version is much easier to make and tastes just as good.

Moussaka makes a great low carb, high fat meal because we only use eggplants and it’s loaded with lots of cheese. In this recipe, we use our own Bolognese sauce but you can use whatever leftover meat you have. All you have to do is season it with some garlic and onion powder, herbs of your choice and tomato paste.

Right where we live here, there is a local market where I can get fresh picked vegetables. The other day I happened to find Japanese eggplants, the long thin purple variety and I got the idea that I could use it in my moussaka.

You can use your regular eggplants which is probably easier to handle. I sliced mine about 1/2 cm thick and soak in water for 20 mins then boil till soft and drained. .

Then proceed with layering your moussaka with eggplants and sauce alternately. Then top with grated mozzarella and bake till top is golden. The combination of tomato meat sauce and hot melted cheese is to die for.