Posts in Mexican
Taqueria Style Pickled Jalapenos and Carrots

This recipe is one from my upcoming Mexican Keto Cookbook. A tease to see what’s coming and one of my favorites!

Every taco shop has the classic spicy, crunchy carrots and jalapenos in their salsa bar. I am guilty of being the person to fill the salsa container to the brim, and snack on them until the tacos are ready. This at-home version is something I love to have on hand for friends that come over and want a snack. You can eat them all by themselves, add them on top of a taco, or serve as a condiment to your summer grilling.

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Coconut "Low Carb" Rice

Prep Time: preferably the night before or at least 3 hours to let cool
Cook Time: 30
Serves: 6-8

Rice is something I think people tend to stay away from on a strict keto diet. I have found personally and with a lot of my clients (and Dave Asprey from Bulletproof also confirms) if you cook and then cool rice before consuming and also add coconut oil to the cooking process, you are changing how your body absorbs the carbohydrate, lowering the glycemic response in the body therefore not causing your glucose (blood sugar level) to spike as high which also is a reason people gain weight.

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Green Tomatillo Salsa with Cilantro and Lime

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 20
Serves: 3.5 cups

Tomatillo means “little tomato” in Spanish and that’s essentially what it is. Small, firm and green with a lantern-type paper covering, most people miss them in the produce aisle. When roasted, the firm acidic meat of the tomatillo transforms into a sticky-sweet tomato caramel you'll want to serve with everything. That being said, the naturally occurring sugars in the salsa are better absorbed in our bodies by adding a healthy fat such as MCT or avocado oil.

 

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Quesadillas with Hibiscus and Summer Squash

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Who doesn't love a quesadilla? I mean it's a childhood staple, a 2-minute snack and to be honest, it used to be my favorite after drinking go to (times have changed now that I go to bed at 8:30 pm.) I created this fancy and delicious version after having leftover hibiscus flowers from some tea I had made, and me being a weirdo tasted the soaked flower and yummm!  The hibiscus adds texture and a slight tang, while the goat cheese leaves it creamy. I added summer squash because they are in season but feel free to add you own twist. Serve with my salsa or guacamole is always my fav.

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