Fat dogs in a blanket

 
Leave it to me to run out of an ingredient.. When I just went to the store yesterday.  Hi, my name is lazy keto.  Have we met? … Well in good lazy fashion I decided to try coconut flour instead of the normal almond flour that Fat Head pizza crust calls for.  Which is what this is made from!! Go ahead.. Say it; shut up! This turned out to be a beautiful success. Even better than I had anticipated them being because I didn’t know how plyable the fat head crust would be when wrapping the hot dogs.  I do need to mention though that I did have a small amount of almond flour, but the rest was coconut.  It was meant to be! 

What you will need

1 1/2 cup mozzarella 

1/4  cup almond flour 

1/4 cup and 1 tsp coconut flour 

1 egg 

2 tbsp cream cheese, cubed. 

Make the Fat Head dough like you normally would. (Melt the cream cheese and mozzarella together in the microwave for 1 min. Stir well and then heat for another 30 secs.  Stir in egg and flours really well, mixing rapidly. Heat again for 20 seconds and stir again. Spread dough onto a baking sheet with parchment paper with wet hands [you will need to keep rewetting your hands]. Dock the dough with a fork (poke holes) and bake at 425 for 5-8 mins while popping any holes that appear). 

Now! Flaten dough with your fork and then bake for additional 3 mins. Take out and cool for a few mins before cutting the dough. I used a pizza cutter and it worked perfectly. Cut the triangle shaped just like the crescent dough comes for normal pigs in a blanket. Wrap the hot dogs and bake for 10 mins! 

  
I mean, am I dreaming right now? … Please don’t wake me up! Guys these are incredible. Seriously was exactly like eating normal dough. I am so glad I attempted it with coconut flour! 

Fried Parmesan Eggs

  
I have been dabbling with an egg fast the last few days and made this little gem! Saw the idea on pinterest of frying the slices of egg, so I breaded them with grated parm and fried them in coconut oil! They were so amazing and a very welcomed change of pace during my egg fast! I ate one with a little ketchup and for a moment I actually convinced myself that I was eating chicken nuggets haha! Will def be making these again, egg fast or not! 

I will also make a separate blog post of my egg fast meals and results when I’m done! 

Spinach Alfredo Fat Head Pizza

  
Ok, ever since I made my first fat head pizza crust I have been dreaming of all the types of pizza I can make now, and an Alfredo pizza was at the top of the list! This seriously is the most delicious thing I have made since being on keto. Not even joking. Because I do not joke about pizza. Especially pizza this damn good! And super easy I might add…. 

Fat head crust:  (not my recipe)

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella 

2 tbsp cream cheese (cubed)

3/4 cup almond flour 

1 egg 

  • Melt both cheeses together in the microwave for 1 min. Stir and will probably have to go another 30 secs. Add in almond flour and egg and stir really well. Can put back in micro for another 20-30 secs if you need to. I usually have to. Then spread onto parchment paper on you baking sheet with wet hands making the crust however thick you would like. Bake at 425 for 8 mins. Take out and pop any bubbles. Then put back in for another 5 mins; set aside when done. 

Alfredo Sauce: 

1 cup heavy whipping cream 

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (the real kind, not the grated shaker kind) 

1 tbsp butter

  • In a small sauce pan on medium heat, met the cheese with the cream stirring almost constantly until it starts to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste and then reduce heat to low and allow it to thicken some more. 

Toppings:

In a separate pan cook a handful of sliced mushrooms with 1 tsp minced garlic with 1 tbsp butter. Once cooked, add in a handful of spinach and allow to wilt. 

Top pizza crust with the Alfredo sauce. It was thick enough for me to use all of it without it running over the crust. Add your spinach and mushroom mixture. I then topped with some canned white meat chicken and then sprinkled more mozzarella cheese over the top. Bake at 425 for 8-10 mins! Let cool for a few mins before slicing so the sauce stays in place! Enjoy! And then thank me in your prayers because you are going to love me after you try this haha 

Srirachoy Bacon Wrapped Shrimp


Ever want to just wrap something in bacon? … Ok, other than yourself?

Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees! Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up! Thaw frozen precooked medium sized shrimp and dry with a paper towel. I don’t know exactly how many pieces of bacon I ended up using, but cut the pieces in half! They will be the perfect size to wrap your shrimp! You can secure them with a toothpick if you need to, but as long as they are seam side down, you will be fine! I left the tails on my shrimp just because I think it looks nicer for presentation and gives a little extra to hold on to. Then with a pastry brush (or spoon) cover each little bundle of love with a generous amount of Srirachoy sauce! Bake on 400 for 30 mins! (Or until the bacon is as crispy as you like). Enjoy!

What you will need:

  • Medium sized frozen shrimp
  • Bacon
  • Srirachoy sauce

Curious about what Srirachoy is? Well then you should check out my Kickstarter project and seal your fate in obtaining a jar!

Low Carb Squash Casserole


Ever miss those casseroles with the butter crackers??? But obviously can’t eat them on your low carb diet??  I do. Often. Haha So I randomly bought a 3lb bag of squash on my last shopping trip. So, naturally I had to make a casserole.

What you will need:

4 cups sliced yellow squash

2 eggs

2 tbsp mayo

1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 tbsp garlic powder

4 tbsp French fried onions

Combine eggs, mayo, garlic powder, 1 cup cheddar and 2 tbsp onions in a large mixing bowl.  Add in the squash and mix until all pieces are coated. Pour into baking dish. Top with remaining 2 tbsp onions and then top those with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 mins on middle rack!

Bacon & Onion Casserole


Feast your eyes upon a breakfast casserole that is just as good as eating a yummy breakfast sammich! And what’s better than caramelized onions!? Well… Maybe bacon… Ok, of course bacon. But the onions are a pretty darn close runner up!

What you will need:

1 cup diced sausage (I used patties)

6 pieces bacon

Quarter cup chopped onion

5 eggs

1 tbsp heavy whipping cream

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Salt/pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400.  Lay bacon on foil covered sheet pan and bake for 12-15 mins; set aside to drain on paper towel.  Reduce oven heat to 350.  Chop onions and put on the baking sheet in the bacon grease.  Broil onions on high for 5 mins.  Chop sausage and add to a greased baking dish.  Mix eggs and cream together until completely combined. Add the salt and pepper to your liking. Pour egg mixture over sausage and then add in your onions. Cover with half of the cheese and then top with all your crumbled (or chopped) bacon. Top with remaining cheese.  Bake on 350 for 30 mins! Let cool for 5 mins before slicing or scooping! Top and serve with a dollop of sour cream or mayo! Enjoy!