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Wake Up with My Favorite Coffee Recipe

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It’s early.  The sun is just showing it’s face or perhaps not quite up yet.  You catch a whiff of coffee, freshly brewing. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the smell of fresh brewed coffee in the morning.  Add a touch of cinnamon and ooh la la… if you …

How to Stock a Low Carb Kitchen

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If you’ve decided to adopt a low carb or even a ketogenic lifestyle but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place.  Changing the way you eat as a lifestyle takes some practice but it has to start with how to stock a low carb kitchen.   To …

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Using Natural Treatments to Improve Focus & Concentration

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I don’t know anyone who would say they wouldn’t love to boost their concentration and improve focus.  And memory, yeah, we all want that to work a little better, especially as we hit 40+. With ready access to information, both good and bad, via social media and Google, it’s easy …

Grapefruit Seed Extract, A Natural Antibiotic?

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A natural antibiotic can come in all shapes and sizes, in this case, Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) but does it actually work as?  It is natural? Is it safe? There are many questions and even more opinions on the matter so why not add mine to the mix?   I’ve spent …

Do calories matter for weight loss?

Do Calories Matter for Weight Loss?

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Do calories matter when it comes to weight loss?  This is the question of the day, of late. There are varying opinions on the topic and most claim to be backed by science.  If you’ve read my blog then you know my position on scientific evidence is that it is …

Sausage, Sauerkraut & Mushroom Pasta

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Living low carb is a rewarding lifestyle, at least for me but it comes with a few sacrifices and pasta is one of them.  Now, I’m not a big pasta fan, but every once in a while, it just hits the spot! This low carb pasta dish is a spin …

Low Carb Lifestyle Resources

An Unexpected Low Carb Lifestyle Resource

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If you are considering going keto, you need access to resources!  When making real life changes, planning is a must. I think most people get that.  What I think we often miss is that a successful change hinges on both planning and execution. It seems the execution part is where …

An Amazing Low Carb Stuffing Dish

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As with any great holiday stuffing dish, quality ingredients along with the herb and spice combination is key.  This low carb stuffing recipe, originally crafted by my mentor, Leanne Vogel, checks these boxes plus some! I’ve made a few minor adjustments to it based on personal taste preferences as well …

Starting Keto

Starting Keto – The 1st 72 hours

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Starting keto can be harder than it needs to be if you are not prepared.  Let’s face it, it’s still a relatively new way of eating so the mainstream world is not caught up yet.  This can make going low carb challenging and in some cases just plain inconvenient. The …

Double Chocolate Keto Cupcakes

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Who doesn’t love a moist, rich, not single but DOUBLE chocolate cupcake? Well, no one that I know, anyway! The thing is, when you want chocolate, you want it guilt free! And now, you can have just that. My mentor, Leanne, created an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G cupcake recipe that is not only …

Power of MCT Oil - MCT Oil Benefits

Energy: The Power of MCT Oil

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What’s all the rage about MCT oil these days?  Well, let me tell you. MCT oil, short for medium chain triglyceride, is unbelievably beneficial for you because it provides a clean source of energy for your body bypassing the need to couple it with enzymes for absorption.  It’s important to …

Low Carb Chicken Casserole

Four Cheese Low Carb Chicken Bake

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Ready for an amazing low carb chicken casserole recipe? This one takes a bit of time, but boy is it worth it! As a ketoer who is challenged with feeding a family of non-ketoers, I have to get creative when it comes to cooking! This low carb chicken casserole is …