LC/GF Spangled Dessert Pizza

This was fun to make, could have used more berries but I wanted to make sure mom had plenty left to freeze for her low carb smoothies.

What You’ll Need:

2 c almond flour

6 tblsp granulated sweetener

1 tsp baking soda

a pinch of kosher salt

2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 stick of butter, chilled and cubed

1 8oz brick of cram cheese, softened

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tsp lemon zest

1/4 c granulated sweetener

Fresh blueberries and raspberries

Directions:

Line a 12in pizza pan with nonstick foil. Set aside.

In a food processor add dry ingredients. Pulse until combined. Add vanilla extract and butter, pulse until dough forms.

Spread dough out onto line pan as evenly as possible. Pop into the fridge for two hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake cookie crust for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly firm to the touch. Set aside to cool completely.

In a medium bowl cream together cream cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, and sweetener until fluffy. Spread onto cooled cookie crust in an even layer. Top with blueberries and raspberries in any design you prefer. I went with a flag.

Nutritional Information for 1/16 Serving(per MyFitnessPal)

Calories: 136

Fat: 11.9g

Carbs: 5.3g

Fiber: 1.5g

Net: 3.8g

I highly recommend using fresh lemon juice and zest in the cream cheese layer. It pairs perfectly with the blueberries and raspberries. The cookie base holds up beautifully, it’s chewy and not too sweet.

This is a fun holiday dessert and safer to enjoy for those who can’t have the excess sugar, carbs, or gluten. Hope you enjoy and have a blessed 4th of July!

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Keto Meatloaf Steaks

This recipe is crazy easy and doesn’t heat up the kitchen unlike baking a whole meatloaf in the oven does. Why did I not think of doing this sooner?! For real!

This is an oddball week for us, since my dad is home all week on vacation. Dinners are going to be low carb, as low as I can possibly make them, and hopefully not heat up the kitchen at the same time. I swear, I saw two hobbits earlier today tossing a ring into our backyard! Yes, it was THAT hot!

What You’ll Need:

2 1/2 pounds ground beef(80/20 preferred)

1 pound sausage, raw and thawed

1-2 tblsp dried minced onion

4 garlic cloves, minced, or more if you like

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

1 tblsp dried parsley

1 tsp dried basil

3 large eggs

1/4 c heavy cream

1 c almond flour

Directions

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients together and let sit for five minutes covered. (Letting it sit for a few allows the heavy cream to help tenderize the meat and for the dried minced onion to soften.) Heat up a large skillet over a medium heat and use your favorite cooking oil. I used refined coconut oil. Avocado oil works great too!

Shaping

The simplest way to explain this is…take some meat mixture and gently roll it into a fat, squatty oblong shape. In one hand begin patting it out to roughly the length of your hand. Meaning from the tip of your middle finger to the bottom edge of your palm, at the same time fitting it to the width of your hand as well. Exactness will vary, so don’t get too hung up on it being perfect. Place gently into the hot skillet, cook till well done and lightly crispy on the outside. You’ll know it’s done when the juices that flow are clear.

Serve with your favorite sides: country style green beans, fauxtatoes, salad, roasted veggies, or enjoy on a low carb wrap with sautรฉed peppers and onions, mustard and mayo!

Nutritional Information for 1/16 serving(as per MyFitnessPal)

Calories: 247

Fat: 16.8g

Carbs: 2.1g

Fiber: 0.8g

Net: 1.3g

Now, I was able to render 16 patties for this recipe. These freeze up great! So if you are a single person and balk at the idea of making that many patties, think about this…these are great for meal planning! Make a few for your current meal week and freeze the rest for the following month! Just thaw, warm up, and enjoy! Simple.

They’re tender, juicy, and oh so amazing with lots of yummy homemade mayonnaise! My picky eater gave these two thumbs WAY WAY up and we now have zero leftovers! Which is fine by me, means less that has to be stored for later.

Hope you all enjoy this K.I.S.S. recipe(keeping it simple, silly)! I have a couple of desserts I’m prepping for this week and will definitely share asap!

Take care!

LC/GF Cheesecake Swirled Chocolate Pound Cake

If you are wanting a good basic chocolate pound cake recipe that’s not only gluten free but also sugar free, then you’ve come to the right place!

What You’ll Need:

2 sticks organic butter with salt

1 c granulated sweetener, I use Stevia

8 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 c Dutch Processed Cocoa

1 c super fine almond flour

2/3 c coconut flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

Optional Add-in:

Chopped walnuts

Sugar free chocolate morsels

Cheesecake Topping:

1 brick cream cheese, softened

1/4 c granulated sweetener

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Set oven temp to 350 degrees. Prep a 7×11 inch baking pan with non-stick foil.

In a large bowl, melt butter. With hand mixer combine butter with granulated sweetener, eggs, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder. Mix for at least 2 minutes to make sure everything is combined completely. Fold in almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda. Spread thick batter into prepared pan evenly. Set aside.

In a medium bowl mix all the ingredients for the cheesecake topping with hand mixer. It will be thin, this is good! Pour over the cake batter and spread evenly. With a knife, swirl the cream cheese mixture into the batter. Don’t over do it.

Bake for 35 minutes or until a clean knife inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

This roughly comes out to 4g net carbs per serving. If you substitute with low fat ingredients or add in extra ingredients such as chocolate morsels, that will increase the carb count.

My picky eater enjoyed it so much he ate two pieces last night and another one today. Needless to say this was a hit! Definitely a keeper, can also be baked into muffins or mini loaves. This also makes great holiday gifts for neighbors, family, and friends who need a safe gluten/sugar free treat!

Happy Baking!

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Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad with LC Burger Sauce

What You’ll Need:

1 whole romaine heart, thoroughly rinsed and dried

1/3 red onion, diced or thinly sliced

1 pound ground beef, cooked and seasoned with favorite burger seasoning

1 small onion, chopped

1 rounded tblsp of fresh minced garlic

1 tblsp coconut oil

For the Burger Sauce:

1 cup full fat mayonnaise, homemade is preferred

1/2 cup full fat sour cream

Dash of hot sauce or 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV)

1/4 c ketchup, homemade is preferred

1 tblsp Wickles Relish, or your favorite

1 tblsp dried minced onion, more if you want it stronger

2 tsp granulated garlic, mor or less according to your preference

Salt and pepper to taste

Garnish

Shredded cheese

Jalapeรฑos

Chopped bacon

Tomatoes

Pickle slices

Drizzle of mustard

Directions

Clean and dry romaine leaves. Set aside.

In a medium pot brown the ground beef with onions and add coconut oil to keep from sticking. Season with your favorite burger seasoning. I just used salt, pepper, a little cajun seasoning, and some of my dad’s favorite grill seasoning for some extra kick. Add garlic once onions are transparent and cook for another minute before removing from heat. Set aside.

Mix all the ingredients for the burger sauce in a medium size mixing bowl. (You can make this up a day ahead to allow the flavors to blend together.) Adjust the spices according to your preference.

Assembling Salad

Tear the lettuce to your desired amount, usually I use about 4-5 leaves and I like big chunks. Now from here you can “dress” the salad as you wish. Add a spoonful of meat and garnish with the diced red onion, cheese, burger sauce, etc. How you finish this off is up to you! Use your favorite cheeses too. This is why the carb count will vary.

Hope you enjoy, please let me know what you think about this recipe. If you’d like to see more salad recipes like this one, please comment below.

Have a great week!

LC/GF Biscuits, Sausage, & Gravy

This, I must say, is one of the BEST recipes I have tried yet! For starters, why no xanthan gum? Every blessed recipe I have come across called 1/2 teaspoon and up to a full teaspoon. My beef with xanthan gum is that I know it’s origin and refuse to use it. If you would like to read more about that, click here.

So after clicking on all the five star recipes and not feeling too impressed with each one calling for xanthan gum, I decided to come up with my own. None of this is dairy free, however, the biscuits can be made with equal amounts of ghee or coconut oil in place of the organic butter. As for the gravy, it is basically three ingredients with some added salt and pepper which can be omitted if needed.

Are you ready?!

What you’ll need:

2 cups almond flour, super fine preferred

2 tsp baking powder

1 pinch of Celtic sea salt, or 1/2 tsp if using coconut oil

2 eggs

5 tblsp butter, melted(same amount for ghee or coconut oil)

Directions:

In a medium bowl combine almond flour, salt, and baking powder. I used a gloved hand to break up the clumps, you can use a whisk or fork. Make a well in the center, add eggs and melted butter. Whisk as much as you can and stop once the dough is mixed. Line a baking sheet with either release foil or parchment paper and divvy out portions of your dough. Some folks get 12, I got 10. (We southerners love big biscuits! ๐Ÿ˜‰) Form the dough balls and slightly flatten to resemble a biscuit shape. If they’re touching that’s fine!

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Sausage and Gravy

1 pound mild sausage, use your favorite, organic is preferred

1 brick of cream cheese

Heavy cream(roughly 1 cup)

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:

While biscuits are baking, brown up the sausage in a skillet and chop it down as it cooks. Once done, add cream cheese and cover with a lid. Let this sit over medium heat for a few minutes to let the cream cheese soften. Begin incorporating the cream cheese completely into the sausage, leaving no lump behind. Add just enough heavy cream to give it that gravy texture but not too runny. If you add too much, bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat to let it simmer. Stirring often so it doesn’t stick and burn. Season with salt and pepper and serve!

Quite simply this was one of the easiest and tastiest breakfasts I have made in a LONG time! And the best part? I shared it with my mom! This version doesn’t take the place of the high carb stuff, but it is a strong contender!

Net Carbs for 1 Biscuit and 1/6 serving of Sausage Gravy: 4.2g

You can’t even begin to touch that carb count with the real deal version. I’ll take this version every time!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Low Carb Beef Enchilada Soup

As much as I love to bake, I also love to cook! There is a difference and a lot of the time those who excel in one don’t in the other. Not sure why that is. ๐Ÿค” Thankfully I’ve had people confirm that I’m a great cook and baker, all I can say is I love them equally because I LOVE food!

Tonight we made a family fave, low carb beef enchiladas, into a SOUP! Is it GAPS legal? Most likely not. ๐Ÿ˜” However, it IS low carb and the flavor is out of this world! Plus, 6.4g net carbs can’t be beat when compared to the fully loaded soup recipes out there.

It’s a soup-er easy recipe, alright I’ll stop being corny. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here’s how it goes…

You will need:

2 pounds ground beef

2 pounds ground pork

1 large onion, chopped

1/4 c fresh minced garlic, use less if you want

1/4 c raw organic coconut oil

1 1/2 cans tomato paste

2 c water

4 cups homemade chicken stock

1/4 c chili powder

1/4 – 1 tsp cumin, we use 1/4 tsp since we’re not huge fans of it

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp black pepper

1 packet fajita seasoning mix or equal amount of homemade mix(I make and love this one)

Optional topping: homemade guacamole, sour cream, Mexican blend cheese, squeeze of lime(this is crazy good too)

Directions

In a large dutch oven soup pot over medium/high heat begin browning the ground beef and sausage. Chopping it down as it cooks, add chopped onions and minced garlic. Cover with lip and cook till onions are transparent. Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine, reduce temp to allow soup to simmer for 30 minutes. Adjust seasoning as desired and serve with your favorite toppings. (Mine just happens to be homemade guacamole! ๐Ÿฅ‘)

Nutritional Information for 1/12 serving(per MyFitnessPal)

Calories: 597

Fat: 40g

Carbs: 8.8g

Fiber: 2.4g

Net: 6.4g

๐Ÿ”ธThis is a keeper, we all love the flavor the fajita seasoning brought to this dish. Leftovers freeze well too, so go ahead, make a huge pot of soup and freeze it in portioned out servings. Or you do what we sometimes do…we line a clean soup pot with an opened freezer bag and pour the soup into the bag. Zip it shut and set the entire pot with bag into the freezer. That way the next time you’re not in the mood to cook dinner from scratch, just pull out on of those frozen bags of soup, remove from bag, and slowly heat it up over medium/low heat.

๐Ÿ”บPremade seasoning has nothing on the homemade stuff. Plus you can skip out on the hidden sugar, msg, and other chem lab ingredients when you make it yourself.

โ–ช๏ธIf you’re worried about the calories and fat, this recipe is supposed to be that way. It’s low in carbs and high in good for you fat! You can use any amount you feel is best for you, that will change those numbers of course. And for me, since I might eat 1 – 1 1/2 times a day, so a meal like this is totally ok to have!

Hope you all enjoy, have a great Friday, and a wonderful weekend!

LC/GF/DF Chocolate Chip Cookies w/Pecans

Pinterest came through with a scrumptious cookie recipe that I have twice since last night! Definitely a keeper ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Click here to see the original recipe.

Ingredients:

2 tblsp raw organic coconut oil, solid not melted

3 tblsp raw organic honey

1 organic egg

1 tsp organic vanilla extract

2 c blanched super fine almond flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

Pinch of kosher salt

8 tblsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

5 tblsp chopped pecans

Directions:

In a medium bowl add coconut oil and honey. Combine completely working out any lumps. Add egg and vanilla extract, mix again. Add remaining ingredients and use a silicone spatula to combine. Using a melon baller, dole out the cookie dough onto parchment or non-stick foil lined sheet pans. Flatten slightly with palm of hand and bake in a 350-375 degree oven for 8 minutes. (I used a toaster oven to bake my batches and found that 350 degrees worked better than 375. Adjust the temp and time according to your oven(s).) Let cool completely on sheet pans and move to cooling wrack or serving plate.

I was able to get 37 cookies.

Nutritional Info for 1/37 of a serving(according to MyFitnessPal:

Calories: 102

Fat: 7.9g

Carbs: 6g

Fiber: 1.5g

Net Carbs: 4.5g

Definitely a keeper and a must try for anyone needing to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Happy Eating!

Roasted Pepper and Acorn Squash Soup

What youโ€™ll need:

3 red bell peppers, chopped

1 acorn squash, peeled, chopped

2 pounds organic ground beef(or bulk sausage if not doing GAPS)

1 onion, chopped

1 carrot, peeled, chopped

1 parsnip, peeled, chopped

3 celery, washed, chopped

2 tblsp minced garlic

6 c Homemade chicken stock

2 c filtered water

1 tblsp smoked paprika

1 tsp Celtic sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

Pinch crushed red pepper

Avocado oil, optional garnish

Directions

Set oven to 400*F. Line sheet pan with baking mat or parchment paper. Add chopped peppers and acorn squash. Toss with avocado oil and sea salt. Bake for 35 minutes. 

In dutch oven soup pot, add beef(or sausage), onions, carrot, parsnip, celery, and garlic. Cook till vegetables are tender. Add homemade stock, water, sea salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper(if using). Simmer for 15minutes and add roasted veggies and simmer for another 10 minutes. 

Serve with a drizzle with avocado oil for some extra healthy fat and enjoy! 

I made this for the family and it is such a major hit! The acorn squash sorta disintegrated into the soup, not that anyone minded really. It flavorful and satisfying! Now, you can make this without meat and use an immersion blender to make it a creamy soup. Serve with some toasted pecans and a little coconut milk on top. Or just eat it as is, itโ€™s a yummy soup no matter how you fix it and definitely a keeper. 

An Update and Recipe

Afternoon everyone!

Been a while since the last post, a lot has changed. Before I get into that, please keep Florida in your thoughts and prayers. I have family and friends who are hunkering down for various reasons and naturally we are worried about them. 

About a month ago I started doing the anti-candida diet. Started out great, lost 10Lbs of bloat that first week everything was awesome. A week later I had gained a pound and the week after that I was up another two pounds. Very discouraging. ๐Ÿ˜  That’s when I started reading about the underlying cause for my candida issue…leaky gut. This wasn’t a new topic for me, I had read about, talked about, and even listened to numerous discussions about leaky gut syndrome with it’s laundry list of issues that come with it. Yay me! ๐Ÿ˜’

So, what’s the go to protocol to treat leaky gut syndrome? GAPS Diet. Gut and Psychological/Physiological Syndrome Diet, it’s designed to help those with leaky gut issues and those who are autistic, have ADD/ADHD, are schizophrenic, and have skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis. It is certainly good for a whole host of other issues as well, especially candida. My mother is currently living with fibromyalgia and suffering from side effects after taking Cipro(she’s been floxed), last night was her first time trying one of my GAPS soups and it was a hit(will share it in another post). 

Currently I have completed two weeks of the GAPS Intro stages 1 & 2. There are six stages in this intro diet and it is not for the faint of heart. I first started out almost immediately with cold like symptoms. I was miserable, cold, coughing, unabel to sleep lying down, beginning to doubt my decision to go stage by stage. Typically beginners are encouraged to do the full GAPS Diet which allows them to eat everything from all six stages and it eases them into it rather than eliminating everything all at once. I was unaware of THAT tid bit of information until I was already halfway through my first week. No matter, I pushed through the first week proud that I had stuck it out. 

You see, I have a lot of food issues. Dairy is usually a biggie for me, eggs, and gluten. This is why I tend to shun such foods and tend to miss out on a lot of low carb treats. For me, going stage by stage is helping me to identify where my real issues are. I’ll break it down…

Stage 1 was not fun, easy but not a walk in the park. Most of what I was allowed to have that first week was homemade stocks, overcooked vegetables, boiled meats, and could only season with salt(either Himalayan Pink or Celtic). Not that exciting. I was developing a sore throat from all the coughing so I drank a lot of warm lemon honey water. I won’t lie, I was miserable since I couldn’t take cough meds because of the alcohol, cough drops were out of the question due to the sugar. I sounded rough and could not wait to get into the second stage. 

Stage 1 meals:

Chicken & Vegetable Soup–basically boiled chicken, homemade stock, carrots, leeks, minced garlic, and Himalayan Pink Salt to taste.

Beef and Vegetable Soup–grass fed beef & stock, leeks, carrots, zucchini slices, minced garlic, and Celtic Sea salt.

Turkey Meatball Soup–homemade raw turkey meatballs, chicken stock, yellow squash, zucchini, leeks, minced garlic, and Himalayan Pink Salt.

Mexican Turkey Soup–chicken stock, half head of cauliflower(destemmed), small onion, oregano, minced garlic, 4oz jar green chiles(big mistake on my part) turkey meatballs, and Himalayan Pink salt.

Stage 2 came and the first thing I made, without even trying, was an egg drop soup. I had been reading about how onions and eggs help with sore throats so I got busy eating lots of eggy onion soups those first few days of that second week. It. Was. Divine! Sweet relief for my throat. By Wednesday I was finally feeling somewhat normal and began including bovine gelatin to my soups. 

Stage 2 Meals:

Egg Drop Soup–chicken stock, a small onion chopped, an egg yolk, minced garlic, ghee, and Celtic Sea salt

Warm Chicken Stock-just warmed up chicken stock with Celtic Sea salt for flavor(very soothing)

Turkey Vegetable Stew–ground turkey meat, ghee, zucchini and yellow squash slices, leeks, Celtic Sea salt and bovine gelatin

Italian Meatball Soup–beef meatballs, carrots, onions, celery(not stage 2 legal, I know), minced garlic, beef stock, chicken stock, diced tomatoes, Celtic Sea salt, ghee, coconut oil, and avocado oil(family loved this!)

Now As I approach the third stage I am prepping for a little bit more food options such as: boiled and scrambled eggs, fermented foods like sauerkraut(in small doses), fully cooked vegetables that aren’t boiled in stock, and add some new organic vegetables to my menu. The one thing I’ve started doing is taking a drop of organic kraut juice in the morning. Wicked stuff, I say that because I’m not a fan of fermented things anyway, especially sauerkraut. ๐Ÿ˜‘ BUT it’s a must since it’s good for digestion. 

And I decided to try pancakes this morning. These are most likely NOT GAPS stage 2 legal since I chose to use coconut flour instead of butternut squash and a nut butter as the base of my pancakes. (Original recipe for these coconut flour pancakes is here.)


What you’ll need:

1/2 c coconut flour

3 tblsp favorite granulated sweetener–I used about 4 packets of Naturevia)

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp finely ground Celtic Sea salt

6 organic eggs

1/4 c coconut oil, melted

3/4 c sparkling mineral water

Coconut oil for cooking

Directions:

Heat griddle over medium heat, just until you’re ready to cook. 

In a medius bowl combine coconut flour, granulated sweetener, baking powder, and sea salt. Add eggs, coconut oil, and mineral water, whisking vigorously until well combined. Let the batter sit for a few minutes to thicken up. Use 1/4 cup of batter per pancake, should yield 12 pancakes. Add a little coconut oil to the hot griddle and add batter. Reduce heat if needed so nothing burns, little bubble will form on top and the edges will dry a bit. That’s when you’ll know they’re ready to flip. 

I ate mine with a thin spread of ghee and a drizzle of raw unfiltered honey(since it’s GAPS approved). So far I’m feeling ok, still full but no discomfort. Will see how I am by tomorrow, please don’t follow my example if you are not sure exactly how coconut flour is going to affect your system. We’re all different, but if you are further along in your GAPS journey then I hope you will enjoy these pancakes! 

This whole experience has been a reeducation of not looking at certain foods as “I can’t have that because of the carbs”, but rather, “I’ll have a little because I do need some carbs but not the entire serving.” Since starting all of this I’ve dropped 19 pounds and obviously everything is working out smoothly. My die off is at a manageable state, my guts have quieted down more, there’s less churning and gurgling without the cramping discomfort. 

I will not be making these pancakes too often, as much as I loved their fluffy goodness! Definitely a keeper ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Even G liked them! 

If you do give these a try let me know what you think, feel free to share this recipe with others, and reblog if you like! I have shared certain GAPS recipes on on my IG account(nok_amandagayle), but I will be moving those recipes over here so everyone can have access to them. 

Have a blessed weekend! 

Maple Turkey Sausage Patties(LC/DF/GF/SF)

Afternoon all, trust everyone has recouped from the after effects of watching the solar eclipse yesterday. I know a lot of folks were complaining of having headaches, eyes were burning, and feeling tired. If you’re still not feeling well I pray for speedy recovery soon, I know how draining those types of headaches can be. 

Yesterday I spent some time, post solar eclipse, making some breakfast meat for myself. I love maple flavored sausage, especially with extra maple syrup drizzled on top…mmmmm, the best! But carb wise it’s like the plague attacking my body, which is why I haven’t had that in quite awhile. I do miss regular sausage though…and bacon, deli ham, spam, kielbasa…๐Ÿ˜‘I’ll stop. (Le sigh)


Most of what’s available in stores I can’t even trust. There are hidden sugars, preservatives, and msg in almost everything. I’m not being as strict with my anti-candida lifestyle as some folks have suggested. I still eat meat whereas others tend to become vegetarian. Nothing wrong with that at all, I personally cannot go without meat, which is why I think such things ought to be tailored for each person. There is no clear cut and dry protocol that will work for everyone. I’ve learned a lot in the last few weeks about the various candida protocols and have taken from each one customizing what I think will work best for me. So far, everything that I’ve been doing is helping and most of the die off on my chest has cleared up. PTL!! Since I have to resort to making my own breakfast meats, desserts, and meals, it does take a little extra time and effort, but the end results are worth it! 

I do want to mention that the maple flavoring is optional, I only added it because I personally LOVE it. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰ However, you can use maple syrup if the carbs are not an issue for you. Ground chicken can also be used in lieu of ground turkey. Or you can mix ground turkey with ground hamburger, which I’ve done in the past when making meatballs. It’s just as good and the ground beef lends some fat to the mixture since ground turkey tends to be lean. 

What you’ll need: 

1 pound ground turkey

2 tsp poultry seasoning

2 tsp maple extract(optional)

1 tblsp granulated stevia(optional)

1/8 tsp marjoram

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp Cassia cinnamon(purchased from The Spice House)

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp Himalyan pink salt

Coconut oil, for cooking

Heat oven to 375*F, line sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium size bowl mix all the ingredients by hand thoroughly. There are a few methods with which you can make sausage patties. METHOD 1: on a clean work surface place a piece of wax paper down and add half of the meat mixture on it. Cover with another sheet of wax paper, then use a rolling pin to flatten out to desired thickness. Cut into 8 rectangular pieces and repeat with second half of mixture. METHOD 2: skip the wax paper all together and free form patties by hand. METHOD 3: on clean work surface lay down wax paper, place half of the meat mixture down and flatten out with hands to desired thickness. Use a biscuit cutter cut to shape the patties. Repeat with second half of the meat mixture. Cook in coconut oil over medium heat until browned on both sides. 

You can freeze these raw or cooked, I went ahead and cooked all of mine up to help cut down on my time in the kitchen each morning. I used wax paper to keep the patties separated and put them into a quart size freezer bag. 

Depending on the size and how thick or thin you make the patties will determine how many it yields. I was able to get 16 rectangular patties. The carb count for these is basically non existent. Using maple syrup would change that, so keep that in mind. If you decide to make these with maple syrup just remember to omit the granulated stevia. 

I had three this morning with a couple of egg muffins that I made, such a nice carb free meal! 

(Pictured above: Half of the egg muffins are dairy and meat free for me. The other half have ham, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese which are G-Man’s fave!) A simple and easy low carb breakfast that you can customize with any flavor and add ins. These were really fluffy, the almod milk added a nice light texture to these. I used cajun seasoning, turmeric powder, kosher salt, dried oregano, and dried parsley. Gave a good whisking and portioned it out to all the silicone muffin cups. Baked @375*F for 20 minutes, plan to make more to freeze. I love breakfasts that I can grab and warm up. Makes for a hassel free morning. 

Hope you give these sausage patties a try, play around with the seasonings and let me know what you think. I love getting feedback from you all! If you have any questions please email me at nightowlkitchen@yahoo.com. You can also follow me on Instagram: @nok_amandagayle, for more recipe ideas/inspirations. 

Have a blessed week!