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Chocolate Lovers Keto-Friendly Cheesecake

Chocolate Lovers Keto-Friendly Cheesecake

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 […]

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie Uhm, yum! Dessert time!  Here is a recipe that can easily be modified whether you’re keto or paleo.  I hope you, my lovely and amazing readers don’t mind that I list alternatives for the recipes.  The eating styles can […]

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Shepherd’s pie has got to be one of my most favorite recipes of all time.  It’s such a great comfort food to me.  The soft, delicious potatoes compliment the snap of the green beans mixed with the slightly acidic tomatoes and moist ground beef.  My mom always used to make Shepherd’s Pie for me, and it’s something I could eat any time, any where.  I was very leery of trying to make a Paleo version of this classic dish because I wouldn’t know if it would live up to the legacy of my mom’s dish.  However, I am VERY happy to report that this recipe is amazing.

Try it for yourself!  The butternut squash and sweet potato give a very nice creamy texture that just blends so well with the rest of ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 8 oz chopped green beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbps minced garlic
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 C chicken broth
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie | Fat to Fit Chick
I had some extra which I cooked in this tiny little cast iron skillet.

Dice butternut squash and sweet potato and boil until soft. Finely chop green onion, and saute in large cast iron skillet or frying pan with garlic and olive until fragrant, for about 1-2 minutes. Add ground beef and break apart into small pieces; I recommend using this nifty tool for ease.  Fry until fully cooked.  Once ground beef is brown, add tomato paste, green beans, chicken broth and seasoning. Allow to cook until a thick sauce has developed and set aside.

In a large bowl, place butternut squash and sweet potatoes and mash until desired consistency is achieved. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Once ingredients are prepared, you can either add the squash and potatoes directly on top of the meat mixture in the cast iron skillet, or place everything into a baking dish, with the meat mixture on the bottom.

Place in oven, uncovered for about 20-25 minutes until top layer is slighltly crisp.

Asian-Inspired Pork and Kimchi Stew

Asian-Inspired Pork and Kimchi Stew

Asian-Inspired Pork and Kimchi Stew This Asian-Inspired Pork and Kimchi Stew great and light! The Tonkotsu pork broth base encompasses all the tasty notes of ginger, and pork. All you have to do is add a little bit of pork meat, kimchi, and shiitake to […]

Tonkotsu (Pork Bone) Broth

Tonkotsu (Pork Bone) Broth

Tonkotsu (Pork Bone) Broth Here  is a recipe for a great Japanese broth.  It tastes delicious as a standalone broth,  and its also going to be a great base that I’m going to incorporate into some upcoming recipes, starting with our keto Pork Stew with […]

Simple Bleu Cheese Dip

Simple Bleu Cheese Dip

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I love this keto snack with some fresh veggies!

Simple Bleu Cheese Dip

I can’t take any credit for this recipe, as my mother-in-law actually introduced me to this recipe.  It is ridiculously easy, but it’s really just a nice way to change up your basic dip.  You can use this on wings, with veggies, or even as a salad dressing.  It takes about 5 minutes to make, if you use chopped blue cheese crumbles, it takes even less time.

Ingredients:

  • 1-32 ounce tub of Sour cream (make sure its not light)
  • 8 ounces of Bleu cheese
  • 1 package of Ranch dip mix
  • 1 package of onion dip mix
  • Juice of half of a small lemon or a quarter of a larger (taste it, if you like more lemon add more)
  • Salt and pepper to taste.  Personally I like lots coarse black pepper, but you can season to your taste buds.

Mix everything together, refrigerate for 15 minutes and enjoy!

One thing I wanted to mention, and My mother-in-law said this.  For best results, if you have Daisy brand Sour cream, use Daisy. Knudsen is good as well, but for whatever reason, the store brand sour cream seems to get runny, while Daisy in particular, will keep its consistency better.

I love to add a Tbsp of this to salads, along with olive oil and more lemon to make a simple salad dressing, or  you can put it on Buffalo wings. I promise, you won’t be able to eat them with just blue cheese or just ranch anymore! If you’re a little picky about blue cheese I would recommend chopping it up into finer pieces.