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Low Carb Vegan Breakfast Bowls

Low Carb Vegan Breakfast Bowls

I’m always looking for low carb vegan breakfast options (and lunch and dinner options as well, truthfully). While the convenience of low carb meat alternatives can be appealing, sometimes you want something simple and nourishing. That’s where these vegan low carb avocado breakfast bowls come […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Low Carb Vegan Ice Cream

Chocolate Peanut Butter Low Carb Vegan Ice Cream

Sometimes you just want ice cream, and finding a low carb vegan ice cream substitute is not easy. Further, finding a low carb vegan ice cream that actually tastes good and is creamy is nearly impossible. I certainly haven’t found one yet! The other day, […]

Low Carb Falafel

Low Carb Falafel

I love, LOVE falafel. It’s one of those foods that I really miss being able to have delivered (yeah, I live in a place without delivery, which is honestly a good thing). I’ve tried a few times to make a low carb falafel that would actually satisfy the craving, but most of the time it would fall apart, or just turn out kind of meh. (more…)

The Best Gluten Free Vegan Low Carb Meat Substitutes

The Best Gluten Free Vegan Low Carb Meat Substitutes

Those of us on a vegetarian or vegan ketogenic or low carb diet (yes, we exist – there’s dozens of us!) often find ourselves in the position of trying to eat food, without seeming too weird, especially when eating socially. This is even worse if you can’t […]

Is a Vegan Ketogenic Diet Possible?

Is a Vegan Ketogenic Diet Possible?

Updated: March 22, 2019 It’s becoming more  frequent that you hear someone say, “I’m on a vegan ketogenic diet!” While low carb diets are often scorned in the high carb low fat vegan community – after all, low carbers only eat meat, and carbs make […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Low Carb Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Low Carb Cookies

It’s been a while since I’ve made cookies – way too long, in fact. So, today, I decided to tie on my apron, roll up my sleeves and start baking some vegan low carb cookies. Because I’m not a monster, peanut butter and chocolate seemed like a good combination to go with. (more…)

Low Carb Vegan Carrot Cake (gluten-free, nut-free, paleo)

Low Carb Vegan Carrot Cake (gluten-free, nut-free, paleo)

Every season has certain foods associated with it (at least in my mind), and spring is definitely the time for carrot cake. Apparently, in medieval Europe, carrots were used to sweeten cakes when sugar was difficult to come by. Funny how our palates changed to […]

Low Carb Vegan Cupcakes – Matcha Coconut!

Low Carb Vegan Cupcakes – Matcha Coconut!

Back in the day when I was a barista, matcha lattes were one of my favorite things to enjoy. For those who don’t know, matcha is a green tea powder, and a matcha latte involves matcha, vanilla, sweetener and your milk of choice. I always […]

Three Ingredient Keto Pie Crust

Three Ingredient Keto Pie Crust

It’s Pi Day, and since I love food (like the rest of the world), I’m also going to stretch this to mean “Pie Day.” In honor of this, I thought I’d trot out this recipe for a keto pie crust!

Anyway, I’ll admit it – I’ve never been able to make a good keto pie crust. I’ve tried (oh, how I’ve tried), but each and every time leaves something to be desired. Well, my friends, that has ended. I finally managed to get it together and actually create an edible keto pie crust. The secret? Butter and eggs. Yeah, I know. Years of watching Julia Child and Martha Stewart probably should have taught me this.

So, armed with my eggs, butter and coconut flour, I set off to make a keto pie crust. There was still trial and error (the first attempt involved salt, which has since been removed – you’re welcome), but we’ve finally arrived at a delicious crust recipe that was crazy easy to make and really, really tasty.

You can use this nut free beauty in both sweet and savory recipes. So, whether you’re in the mood for apple pie and pumpkin peanut butter pie, or you really have a hankering for spinach pie or buffalo cheddar pie… this is the recipe for you!

Keto Pie Crust | low carb, grain free, gluten free, sugar free, nut free

Some quick notes:

  • The butter substitute should be used directly out of the fridge – nice and chilly (it makes the dough easier to work with)
  • When smushing the pie crust into the pan, wetting your fingertips will help them to not stick to the dough
  • Not all coconut flours are created equal – I really like how Nutiva bakes up (and it’s cheaper than most)
  • If the dough becomes too soft, chill it in the fridge for a few minutes
  • This is a pastry cutter (but a fork will work, too), and it makes everything so much easier. It’s kind of a unitasker, but if you make enough pies, it’s totally worth it.
  • This is how you use a pastry cutter – turn the volume down, there are children screaming in the background!
  • Instead of the flax, you could use psyllium husk as a binder, and it will be much prettier. People have also reported good results with egg substitutes (though they’re a little higher in carbs), and also real eggs.
  • If you are looking for an almond flour-based recipe, there is an almond flour pie crust in my cookbook with the Keto Pot Pie recipe. 🙂

Okay, on to the keto pie crust recipe!

Keto Pie Crust | low carb, grain free, gluten free, sugar free, nut free

Three Ingredient Keto Pie Crust

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: a single, 9-inch pie crust

Serving Size: 1/8 crust

Calories per serving: 150

Fat per serving: 14g

Carbs per serving: 2.5g net

Protein per serving: 4.6g

Fiber per serving: 6g

Three Ingredient Keto Pie Crust

This low carb pie crust is super simple, and bakes up flaky, yet strong enough to stand up to a solid filling!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 8 tbsp (1/2 cup, 1 stick, 4 ounces) chilled, salted butter (or Earth Balance)
  • 2 flax eggs (or psyllium eggs, or eggs)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, use a pastry cutter (or fork) to blend the coconut flour and butter until the texture is sandy, and there are no giant lumps of butter, or free floating dry bits of coconut flour.
  2. Add in two eggs, and mix until a thick dough forms and can be formed into a ball.
  3. If the dough is too dry and crumbly here, add in a tablespoon of cold water and keep gently kneading until the dough comes together.
  4. Press the dough into a 9" pie pan.
  5. The crust is ready to be used in a recipe!
https://meatfreeketo.com/three-ingredient-keto-pie-crust/

Low Carb “Potato” Leek Soup

Low Carb “Potato” Leek Soup

I don’t know why, but I’ve really been craving potato leek soup lately. I know, it’s a really strange craving to have, but I impulse bought a leek last week, and have been deciding what to do with it for days. I need a hobby. […]