What Is An Animal-Based Way of Eating?

🥩 🍗 🥓 🥬 🍓 🥩 🍗 🥓 🥑 🥒 🥓 🍗 🥩 🍠 🧄 🥓 🍗 🥩 One of my favorite video content creators says, at the start of each of her videos, that she eats an “animal-based keto diet”. Yeah. It isn’t the terminology that matters; it is what we stick in our …
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Changes Coming Again!

I am a huge advocate of listening to my body and knowing its signals. Every year this seems to happen: though I love my meat-based diet, when spring comes I start craving the bounty of beautiful vegetables and leafy greens and fresh herbs and, occasionally, a little fruit. Through the winter I crave animal-based, and …
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Recipe: Courtney Luna’s Carnivore-Keto Dinner Roll

I decided to try this today, but instead made a mini-loaf in my 3×5 glass loaf pan. I doubled the recipe that is linked here and, of course, I didn’t make it exactly as she created it: I added about a tsp of sour cream with about ½ tsp of baking powder. It turned out …
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Quick Chicken Wraps

I came home HUNGRY and wanted something NOW! This was my answer. And definitely will be the answer in the future! I like to keep chicken or turkey deli meat when I can find a clean brand, and use them for “noodles” or layers or wraps or other things. This time I wrapped a couple …
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KETO: Sunday is PIZZA Day!

At least, when Pete and I are home on Sunday we have pizza; most Sundays we pick our grandkids up, take them to church, then out to lunch, and I don’t eat again once we come home. But today we’re home, and I’m really loving this pizza. I always try a little bit different type …
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Some Things Just Hit The Spot!

Though I eat a predominantly animal-based diet, I do enjoy a couple of keto days each week (and even an occasional “day off”). The last few days I’ve been wanting cabbage so today I picked up a package of cole slaw mix as I was in no shape to do all the work of dealing …
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Cooking: Animal-Based Snickerdoodlers

I recently bought a whole pork belly with the skin on, and cut it into approx. 1# squares. To prepare them, I roast one in the AFO, wrapped in parchment and then foil, skin-side-up, at 325°F, until done. (This depends on the side of the square, the thickness, etc.) I then separate the skin from …
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Cooking: Cordon Bleu Lasagna

OK, this isn’t technically a lasagna, though it is layered…and it isn’t technically a chicken cordon bleu, though it has a similar profile…but what it IS, is delicious! In a small round baking dish that I’d sprayed to prevent sticking, I laid down a couple of thin slices of deli chicken…then some diced ham…then some …
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Now THIS is Something Good: Chicken Melt Pizza

Sundays have typically been pizza day for Pete & I. But when we’re taking the grands to church, we also take them out for lunch afterward, and then don’t have our pizza. Today, however, the kids had other plans and I couldn’t have gotten to church anyway so we had our pizza day. Pete has …
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A Before and “During” Comparison

As I’ve said multiple times – here and elsewhere – I am not doing this for weight loss. Actually I hate the weight loss. I hate the excess skin. I hate the abdominal pannus. I hate how mushy my body feels everywhere. I never wanted it. I will always be in the “during” stage. Because …
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What a Difference a Shape Makes!

Pork belly. I love the stuff, and eat quite a bit of it. But I wanted to do something a little different tonight. So as I was laying out my pork belly strips to go into the air fryer I twisted them. Seasoned with salt and a little bit of onion powder plus a few …
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Just Another Carnivore Bread Experiment 🎖️

There are tons of carnivore bread recipes out there. So why don’t I just use one of those? Well, for some of us the fun is in the creating. I have always cooked and baked using the SoMP (Seat of My Pants) method. Even with a recipe, I always make changes as I work – …
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