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Diet Soda

One the most recent questions asked was: Can I dink Diet Soda?

If you can thrive without them, by all means drop them as soon as possible...
Drink Water!
Carry on!

But most people who are able to do that...
Those people don't ask these kinds of questions.

People who ask this question, need their soda.
Are you following me here?

A typical person who would ask a question like this isn't just going to put down the carbonated beverage forever and never look back. They've probably tried to quit soda before and failed hard.

No shame.
Sugar is a hell of a drug.
So, my answer to someone asking this is...
Hell Yes!
You can drink diet sodas on keto if you are drinking normal sodas. But this is not a permission to guzzle gallons of sucralose or aspartame a day. I want you to get off those diet sodas ASAP!

Switch from soda to diet.
But as soon as you transitioned to diet, pivot again to something like sparkling or flavored carbonated water. That way, if you relapse, you're li…
Recent posts

Rockabilly Chili Mini Quiche (and 3 more Mini Quiche ideas)

After posting a picture of my Scrambled Egg Muffins (or Mini Quiches), my friend Brenda asked me for the recipe.
I listed what was on top of my head reflecting on what I did the night before, covering the basics.
EggsCheeseBaconRandom Spices...
Job well done...
Now everyone is a perpetual Gordon Ramsay now, right?
Think again Justin...

She asked me to clarify what random spices my random spices were.

The thing is...
It depends.  It's not an easy answer. I have tons.
So... I figure I'd list some of them here.

By The Way! Do you make Mini Quiche? How would you make yours? I'd love to know. Let's recipe swap.


Rockabilly Chili Mini Quiche

Spice Blend: Chili Powder Garlic Powder Cumin Oregano Paprika Onion Powder Thyme Salt
Ingredients: Egg Heavy Whipping Cream (or Whole Milk) Spice Blend Salt Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded Jalapeno, Chopped Ground Beef Bacon
Directions: Preheat oven at 300F Grease muffin pan Line muffin pan with bacon Crack egg(s) into a bowl, ad…

Eggs 8 Ways

It's been a month since I've done a blog post. Sorry. Life has a habit of carrying us away, right?
Well, I guess it's time to climb back on the horse.  These blogs help keep me accountable to myself.
This blog I was feeling pretty Buzzfeedy. I decided to go with something easy and actionable. Breakfast eggs.
I've been cooking up eggs for about half a year now, pretty much daily.  I have a lot of pictures. A lot suck, but some are nice. I'm going to share some which pop out to me for various reasons. Enjoy!
Eggs 8 Ways
You can only cook eggs so many ways, right? Well, I still haven't found my limit. Here are 8 of my favorite ways (so far) the make eggs.
What are your favorite ways to make eggs?
In a low carb taco topped with avocado and salsa

In a bell pepper stuffed with salsa and cheese

Wrapped in bacon, stuffed with spinach and mushrooms, baked like muffins

With kalamata olives and feta cheese

With chorizo and jalapenos

With creamed spinach, peppers, and bac…

October 1st

It's October! Today is the day! I am back on the Strict Keto train! Well, at least, I'm back to logging my food. Keeping myself accountable. All the events in September I used as an excuse. But that's okay. Cause the wagon waits. And I'm back on! Or so I thought.

Morning started well with my awesome sous chef John Phillip and I making Fatty Eggs. 

He loves his with a blend of shredded mexican cheese and grated parmesean (Which we pronounces Farma John Cheese). 
Here's the breakdown of Fatty Eggs.

After church, the kids voted on wings. It was also game day. Mistakes were made. Ha! Loaded Waffle fries apparently have a ton more carbs than I thought they did. 

Still, I took my shots and kept on fighting while watching the Houston Texans do things unholy to the Tennesse Titans while nomming down my buffalo lemon pepper wings. Excellent wings!

By the time we were done, we decided to discover... Discovery Green. And we took the long way to it. We first took the metro ra…

The Improper Diet

So many obsessed with a perfect, a proper diet. It's a nice concept. But we need to be able to handle an improper diet to some level. Of course, it needs to be introduces carefully and gradually. Don't just be strong in a strict diet. Let's see what happens when we aren't on the diet. You need to know off diet because you'll get off diet.
When will you go off diet? Today. Tomorrow. Next week. In a month. It's going to happen. Challenges are there all the time. I can meal prep and meal prep all my life, but if I'm somewhere where I can't meal prep. I'm going to fall off the wagon.
But if you've learned how to diet outside of the strict dogma. Outside of the meal prep, meal planning. Then you'll be okay. People miss this because they are obsessed with a perfect diet. A proper diet. There is no proper diet. There is just improper preperation.
Yes, learn the basics, develop foundations. Like if you are keto, learn your 20 g of carbohydrates. But once you…

Kinda Keto Meet Up - Pre Harvey Party

Our planned Kinda Keto Facebook Community get together 'MEAT UP' party was interrupted by Hurricane Harve... So we decided to shift it to Friday for those who could make it. It was a blast.
Dinner consisted of jalapeno poppers and a home made of scratch sausage mozzarella bake.  It was Amazing!
Sausage Mozzarella Bake

Ingredients1 onion1 bell pepperFresh mozzarella1 package of Italian sausage1/4th cup of oil20+ ounces tomato sauce
DirectionsCook sausage 8 minutes (4 minutes each side) in oil, then set aside,Cook sliced onions and peppers for 10-12 minutes,Assemble all in cast iron or baking dishPour enough tomato sauce to almost coverTop with sliced mozzarellaBake at 375f for 20 minutesBroil for 3-5 minutes on high

Taco Tuesday Keto Style

via Instagram

I decided to link up Instagram with Blogger for a while. We'll see how this works.

I get a lot of questions about what I eat.
I take a lot of pictures of what I eat.
Maybe I can recipe it out for interested parties.

Taco Tuesday Keto Style Taco Tuesday has been a staple in our family for years.
But how do you make a taco meal without beans, rice, and tortillas?
It's actually pretty easy.

Lettuce wraps I recommend romaine lettuce. Make sure you wash it first.
Green leaf and red leaf also work to a lesser extent. They just don't hold the way romain or even iceberg do.

Butter It also helps to add copious amounts of butter (or other fat) in the cooking process if you're keto.
Butter enhances the flavor and ups satiety.
When you add butter, you're full after 1 or 2 delicious keto tacos and not hungering for pesky rice and bean carbage.

Queso Frecso It also helps to add cheese. Pictured in this shot is fried queso frecso.

After frying up the ground beef, I …

A Day in the Life

Some you know along side low carb / keto, I also started dabbling in fasting. It's not something I recommend without doing due diligence.
Last night I stopped eating by 8 PM (for Game of Thrones). I finished a beer during it but it was a Michelb Ultra (does that even count?)
This morning I had a large cup of coffee with a single tablespoon of cocnut oil.
I've been refilling a 20 oz blender bottle a little more often than once an hour. With each fill, I add a pinch of lite-salt, a sodium potasium blend for electrolytes. In the past I also added stevia blend (or mio) for flavor.
Since 8 PM, I've had 120 Calories, I did a great workout for lunch. I'm kicking but at work with my project.
I have had a few discomforts in the stomach which in the past I'd mistake for hunger.
Later my stomach growled a few times. After about 15 minutes, it too passed.
I'm not down any weight from morning to lunch by a significant amount.
I'm hydrated. My workout was good. I'm …