I think the biggest complaint I hear among those who are new to keto, is that they weren’t particularly skilled in the kitchen before they started keto, and didn’t join with the goal of becoming an Iron Chef by the time they hit their goal weight.
It’s for that reason that I think The Big 15 Ketogenic Diet Cookbook by Megan Flynn Peterson is a cookbook that a lot of my keto friends will enjoy immensely. Why? Because the 15 stands for 15 fundamental ingredients! It includes 150 recipes, which include 300 low carb and high fat variations.
That doesn’t mean there are only 15 ingredients in the whole cookbook, but it does mean that if you love eggs, bacon, avocado, dairy, nuts, chicken, beef, pork, fish, shellfish, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, and zucchini, then you’ll be pleased with each chapter in this cookbook. And the recipes are a solid mix of simple and seasoned.
In the first chapter of the cookbook, Peterson lays out “The Easiest Low-Carb Diet There Is” which includes ideas like 2 bacon slices and scrambled eggs for breakfast, and a cobb salad for lunch. I thought was a great add-in for those in this target audience who are looking for the simplest keto meals out there.
What I also love about this cookbook is that the introduction is light, and the recipes are heavy. There are lots of keto cookbooks out there, and not everyone needs to reinvent the wheel on the “how and why.” Snag this cookbook when you’re good and ready to start keto, or just want to add some easy recipes to your archive that are only a short, cheap grocery trip away.
Below is a recipe from The Big 15 Ketogenic Diet Cookbook, a very simple and tasty dish!
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- ½ onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves
- ½ serrano chile pepper, seeded and finely diced
- 1 head cauliflower, washed and trimmed into florets
- 2 zucchinis, spiralized
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (13.5-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons curry powder
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the ghee.
- Add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes until the onion is softened and translucent.
- Add the serrano and cauliflower. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes more.
- Add spiralized zucchini to the pan and cook for another 1-2 minutes until hot.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour the coconut milk over the cauliflower and add the curry powder. Stir to combine.
- Simmer for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
- Serve hot. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
For the more seasoned keto chefs, you’ll also be able to enjoy less familiar treats like Almond Flour Tortillas (page 20), Baked Breakfast Avocados (page 36), her family recipes for Marinated Cheese (page 52) , Uncle Marty’s Chicken (page 90) and Zia’s Spinach Torta (page 196), Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole (page 84), Keto Asian Dumplings (page 152), and Savory Broccoli Cheddar Waffles (page 182).
All recipes include complete nutrition facts and macros, and most recipes are between 0 – 10 net carbs per serving with a few exceptions.
I think The Big 15 Ketogenic Diet Cookbook would be an excellent addition to anyone’s keto cookbook collection!
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