Ketogenic Sirloin Steak

Steak on a keto diet? Works for me! It’s perfect for a ton of veggies just waiting to soak up that savory flavor. I have been using a soy sauce alternative, Liquid Aminos, but may switch to coconut aminos because of the soy in the first product. Still much healthier and lower in carbs than your standard soy sauce, but cooking ketogenic meals is a journey! I learn as I go. No keto police patrolling here!


I sometimes cook a large portion to have for the week. Cooking ahead is critical for me, to reduce the nibbling I do while trying to come up with dinner. Planning relieves stress. It allows for better, healthier choice making.

Ingredients: flank steak, avocado oil, garlic, liquid aminos, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach, sesame seeds, nuts of your choice (I used a mix of walnuts, pecans, pine nuts and almonds), balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.

  1. In pan, heat 2T avocado oil and 1t minced garlic. Add all chopped veggies (about 1 cup) except spinach and saute over medium heat till tender.
  2. Add 10 ounces of thinly sliced steak, 1 tablespoon liquid aminos, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Cook til desired temperature. I prefer medium.
  3. Stir in nuts and sesame seeds.
  4. Turn off heat and stir in chopped spinach.

Veggies vary in how long it takes to get them just right. I sometimes like to use big chunky cauliflower to complement the solid beef bites. So I steam it a little first. If you have a bit more time, you can cook the fatty bits of the sirloin in garlic, liquid aminos, avocado oil, and then set aside to let the juices run and use to saute veggies. The balsamic vinegar makes this dish!

I add spinach to so many things because of the potassium. Replacing lost electrolytes as your body adjusts to burning ketones for fuel can help you avoid the keto flu. So salt, potassium and magnesium you should be good to go! This is a filling, hearty meal that would be ideal before any intermittent fasting you may do. Eat the fat! Be well!

If you are new to Keto, check out this post on stocking a keto kitchen.

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Fathead Dough Keto Pizza!

Fathead Keto Pizza from KetoCookKC
Fathead Dough Keto Pizza

Low-carb pizza crust made from cheeses, eggs, and almond flour? Fathead dough keto pizza is the real deal! Google has many variations of this keto famous homemade dough, but it is super easy. Here a how-to video, and also written instructions:

In a glass bowl, heat the following in microwave for 1 minute: 1.5 cups of mozzarella cheese and 2 Tablespoons of cream cheese.

  1. Mix as best you can. It will be sticky! Add one egg, pinch of salt, 1 Tablespoon milled flaxseed, and sprinkle of Italian seasoning, and 3/4 cup almond flour. (Egg and almond flour are the only required ingredient in addition to the two cheeses.)
  2. Now roll up your sleeves and dig in. Knead that dough and then roll it out between two pieces of parchment paper and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, then flip crust and make for 10 more minutes until golden brown.
  3. Top with low-carb Rao’s Marina, cheese and your choice of nitrate-free meats and low-carb veggies. Heat again until cheese is melted. Make sure any meats you use are precooked.

For the pictures below, I made a double batch of fathead dough. Flipping the crust over was easier than I thought! It did not fall apart, and I had never flipped a pizza crust in my life! Make sure to read labels on the sauce you use. Rao’s Marinara is 4 net carbs per 1/2 cup. I have seen sauces as high as 14 net carbs. That’s a lot of sugar! I topped the pizza with hand-grated romano, feta cheese, and basil. Voila…amazing! If you’d like a keto resource on paper, this is the book I bought. Very thoroughly researched, options for varying food tolerances, and full color pictures.

Fathead Dough Keto Pizza
Fathead Pizza Straight From The Oven!

For more details on how to get your pantry keto-ready, see this Stock Your Kitchen post.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy this blog, which I am keeping ad-free so you can read uninterrupted. I do include links to products I like. At no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Keto on, warriors!


Monkey Butt Bagel, Anyone? It’s Keto!



You’ve heard of monkey bread, right? With regular old wheat flour and a pile of sugar and general insulin-spiking ingredients? Well, I accidentally made monkey-butt bagels, but despite the look, they ARE keto, and they taste like paradise. Keto bagels that taste like bread! I cannot take one iota of credit for the recipe. That is here: Low Carb Bagel. I do, however, take accidental credit for the shape. I simply did not make the dough strand long enough before creating my ring, but for a first attempt, not too shabby. Oh, and I shaped a few as regular rolls as well. Easy peasy, but your hands will get sticky and doughy.


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For the topping on half, I roasted sesame seeds and milled flax seed in my beloved Kerrygold butter. Not sure how they will taste once they have cooled, but wow! And the texture is decent! These ingredients are similar to the Fathead pizza dough that I keep hearing about but have not tried. Look out, tomato sauce and black olives…I am coming for you!

Ketogenic Eating For Health!