Keto as a Way of Life
Bread Loaf Pan
A loaf pan is one of the basic baking dishes for every kitchen.
I like this one for a few reasons.
The texture of the steel makes bread release a little easier.
This one nice and heavy, so it holds heat well. That also means it's tough and durable.
And I really like that this one is made in the USA.
Do you have one? No?
Well, let me recommend this one by Wilton. Rebecca really likes hers because it does a great job baking, but also because it doesn't stick.
I like it because it's pretty inexpensive compared to other kitchen equipment. Looking at other Bundt pans online, this one is priced right.
It also has 5 stars on Amazon, so I feel even better about recommending it
Alton Brown calls this device a Doppletasker; a tool that is terrible at doing what it is meant to do, but terrific at performing another task.
For the most part, coffee grinders are bad at grinding coffee, but they're great for herbs and spices!
So that's what we use ours for.
You don't have to spend a fortune on this tool either. The coffee/spice grinder we got on Amazon had 5 stars, was inexpensive and has worked wonderfully!
This CuisinartCSB-79 Smart Stick Hand Blender is the one we use.
It has been an invaluable addition to our kitchen arsenal. The whisk attachment has even replaced our old standard hand mixer.
It whips cream in no time, purrees berries, immulsifies mayonaise, blends salad dressings, you name it!
A Food Processor is a kitchen necessity. I use this one by Cuisinart and honestly can't imagine my kitchen without it.
It has a good heavy motor, sturdy parts and it's easy to use. Mine has seen almost daily use for over 8 years and it's still going strong.
All I can say is... "Homemade Almond Butter!"
Bacon Grease Container
On Keto, we make a lot of bacon.
Like… a LOT!
We’ve found that keeping the drippings is a must, especially the weeks we go full Carnivore Keto. We liked this Bacon Grease Container because it’s inexpensive, well made, works perfectly and looks nice. Sometimes, simple is best.
After seeing all he Instant Pot recipes on Pinterest, we decided to see what all the fuss was about.
Holy cow! If you don’t have one of these yet, it’s time to get one. It’s crazy easy to use and makes whipping up family meals a breeze.
It takes the time out of long meal prep too. Think "crock pot" but faster!
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
By itself, a KitchenAid stand mixer is one of the best inventions since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
The ability to add attachments turns this gadget into a miracle worker.
We use ours to make our own butter (super easy!) to whip up Keto cake batters, to grind meat for our own Keto-friendly sausage, and a ton of other kitchen tasks.
It's a multi-purpose powerhouse!
KitchenAid Grinder Attachment
The grinder attachment for my KitchenAid Stand Mixer is one of the funnest tools we have in our kitchen.
It’s hard to find sausage in the store without additives or sugar, so we started making our own.
Folks, I’ll never go back to the store bought stuff!
Instant Read Thermometer
Stop trying to guess when your meat is done. When you learn to cook by temperature, you’ll never go back.
An instant read thermometer isn’t just for the grill. I use this one all the time in the kitchen.
A silicone mat is, by far, the easiest way to keep baked goods from sticking to your sheet pans. I’ll never try to bake cookies, muffins or anything else on a pan lining other than a silicone mat again.
They’re easy to wash and take care of, and durable enough to last a long time.
Silicone Cupcake Mold
An old fashion muffin tin is for suckers. Seriously.
How many muffins have you cooked in on of those things where they all came out without leaving half the muffin lodged in the tin?
Keto batters tend to be a little sticker than normal batters too, so we found that a silicone cupcake mold is the best way to handle those without sticking.
English Muffin Rounds
I admit that I bought these just to experiment with them and found that they can be used for all kinds of baked things.
Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte Coffee Cakes, of course, but also Keto English muffins, Keto sandwich bread, Keto blueberry muffins….
I even use them as an easy way to shape ground meat (beef or sausage) or to cook eggs in that perfectly round shape.