Double Chocolate Chip Coconut Keto Cookies I’m not going to lie, I created this recipe completely on a whim. I was craving initially craving Cast Iron Keto Blondies, but didn’t have all the ingredients handy, and a lot of coconut flour. As many of you, […]
Keto Tailgate Recipes: Queso Fundido So with the launch of football season, I’m going to start a weekly Keto Tailgate Recipe edition. These recipes are going to be featured appetizers and meals that go great for game day. I’m going to try to make everything […]
Chimichurri: A Keto-Friendly Brazilian Steak Sauce
Chimichurri is a zesty blend of parsley, cilantro and jalapenos that is traditionally used as a steak sauce in Brazil. I first discovered this sauce when I went to a Brazilian steak house, and it’s so tasty! By the way, if you have never been to a Brazalian steak house, do yourself a favor and GO. It’s seriously like a Keto mecca. Anyways, chimichurri also has many other uses, it’s absolutely amazing on eggs, any type of meat, and some people will even mix it with mayo or cream cheese as a spread. This also tastes really delicious mixed with hot veggies. It’s really just a great way to add some zest to any dish, and it’s very easy to make. If you have any other uses for this delicious sauce, let me know! I’m curious to try it in other recipes.
I love steak, but I especially love dousing my steaks in sauces. Unfortunately, most aren’t keto friendly, (ahem A1 Sauce) so this Chimichurri comes in really handy for you fellow steak douse-ers. Enjoy!
- 1/2 C Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 3-4 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Shallot
- 1 Jalapeno
- 2 tbsp Oregano
- 1 Bunch of Cilantro
- 1 Bunch of Parsley
- 1 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Coarsely chop, garlic, shallot, jalapeno, cilantro, parsley and oregano. Next, add all ingredients except the olive oil into a food processor. The reason why I’m having you coarsely chop the ingredients first so so that they blend better. Pulse 5-6 times or until mixture is in small and uniform pieces. Remove from the food processor, and add olive oil and mix well. Store in mason jar or a container of your choosing.
Tip: To make sure chimichurri stays green and vibrant in color, add a thin layer of olive oil on top of the mixture before storing in refrigerator. This will prevent oxidation and loss of color.
Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake (Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin) If you didn’t know, I just had a recently revalation that Brussels Sprouts can actually be incredibly tasty with this awesome Sweet and Sour Bacon Brussels Sprouts recipe. Today, I bring this incredibly gooey “Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake […]
Creamy Cashew Hummus (Keto & Paleo Friendly) I think the hardest part about being on a keto diet is not missing out on breads or sweets or even fruit because there are substitutes for those, or you can just have them in small quantities. But […]
Chocolate Lovers Keto-Friendly Cheesecake
Cheesecake is one of my absolute favorite desserts, keto or otherwise . Creamy, tangy, and just a tiny bit salty, it just hits so many flavor notes, while not being overly sweet. My problem with most sweeteners is they just don’t hold up well in baking, and they certainly don’t react in the same manner as sugar. Often why “sugar-free desserts” can be kind of…gross. But don’t worry keto fam, because we’ve brought Chocolate Lovers Keto Friendly Cheesecake to the rescue! It doesn’t use sugar to tenderness like cakes, and has enough salt to simulate the flavor enhancing qualities of sugar, that artificial don’t have.
This recipe can be modified in many ways, For example you can drizzle with a fruit sauce, or add some lemon juice and zest to it for a different taste. Since I was contacted by ChocZero to try some of their keto-friendly chocolate, I thought this would be a great opportunity to bake with their product. Heads up, I was not paid to use their product, but, I must say, I really like the flavor. They use monk fruit which is a natural sweetener, and they only have have 1 net carb per square. #winning
Side not this was 100% Cody’s creation, as much as I want to take full credit for this beauty, I cant– so thanks boo!
- 24 oz cream cheese
- 1 C sour cream
- 1 1/4 C Monkfruit, or equivalent substitute
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp vanilla
- 1 C almond meal
- 1/3 C coconut flour
- 1/4 C cacao nibs
- 1/3 C ghee or butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 squares of ChocZero chocolate
- I used two milk chocolate and two 50% dark
- Alliteratively use 40g of sugar-free chocolate
Preheat oven to 325F.
In a food processor, combine almond and coconut flour, 1/4C of monkfruit and cacao nibs. Pulse mixture until the nibs have broken up: For about 15-30 seconds. You don’t want them to turn into coco powder, but you don’t want big hunks of nibs. Next, add ghee and salt and continue to pulse until a crumb forms. Then, take a 10 inch springform pan, and press crumb into bottom. Tip: To make this much easier, get crumb somewhat even, then take a piece of parchment paper, lay on top of the crumb, and use a heavy sauce pan to press down, it makes compacting the crust quick, and uniform, unlike pressing with your hands.
In a mixing bowl, combine your cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla, and eggs and beat until somewhat smooth. You don’t need it perfect, I promise! But, you also do not want any clumps of cream cheese to be bigger than a grain of rice. Now add remaining sweetener and continue to mix until sweetener is dissolved. You know I’m a huge fan of erythritol, but you may want to try these Lakanto Monkfruit Sugar Substitute. Although they have erythritol as well, the 50% monkfruit allows it to dissolve much better than the straight erythritol I have, which is essential for good keto baking.
Finally, pour batter into pan over the crust. Tap pan on the counter to level as this will get rid of any air pockets. Then, place the cheesecake into the oven for one hour, or, until the center is loosely set and not runny. If you are not sure, just tap the pan, the cheesecake shouldn’t wiggle at all.
Once the center of the cake has set, turn off the oven, crack open the door, and let cool in the oven for one hour. Doing it as so will prevent this beautiful cake from cracking, compared to just leaving it out to cool. After the hour is up, remove from the oven and chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours, but overnight is better.
Once cake has completely chilled, break up pieces of chocolate and microwave until melted. Drizzle on top for tasty, and beautiful-looking