Carnivore Meatball and Egg Drop Broth 🍲

This is a carnivore take on an Italian meatball soup, which is perfect for this time of the year. Bone broth is a super good and is full of vitamins and collagen, which is essential for the health of our skin, bones, joints and digestive tract!

To make this more of a meal, I like to cook in some meatballs and egg 🀩

It’s super easy to make, especially if you have a pressure cooker and will nourish your whole family- carnivore or not ❀️

I like to collect my bones and store them in the freezer until I have enough to make a soup!

To make you need:

For the stock:

Left over bones 🦴

A splash of apple cider vinegar

Herbs like rosemary and thyme 🌿

Mineral rich salt πŸ§‚

Optional- garlic

Water to cover the bones

For the meatballs:

Your favorite ground meat- I am using ancestral chicken blend for some more nose to tail organ meat action πŸ’ͺ🏻

Your favorite spices- I just used salt, white pepper and some oregano! οΏΌ

Eggs for the egg drop πŸ₯š

How to:

Preheat your oven to 400Β°F and roast your bones on a baking sheet for about 20 minutes. This will help bring out the minerals.

Then put them in your pressure cooker pot and add herbs, optimally garlic pieces, salt, a splash of apple cider vinegar and add water to barely cover the bones.

Pressure cook on high for at least 2 hours. I like to remove the broth that formed after 2 hours and refill with water and use the bone and herb mixture for one additional time. That way I get more broth for the same effort!

You can put the broth in the refrigerator to help skim off the fat if eating rendered fat bothers your stomach! You can use the fat to cook!

When the broth is ready, strain it and put it on the stove in a pot. Season your ground meat and form little meatballs. When the broth starts to simmer, drop them in, and poach for 6-8 minutes!

When the meatballs are ready, beat eggs (amount depends on the amount of broth) and pour them I to the warm soup. Whisk until little egg threads form!


Smoked Leg of Lamb πŸ‘

This is another one of my favorite carnivore dinners which has been on repeat on my smoker 🀩 this is a great dish for New Years!!

Smoking a bone in leg of lamb is such an easy way to provide a yummy dinner for the whole family and can easily be made carnivore, or garnished with other sides for those who still eat plants πŸ₯³

To make this, you only need a bit of time, a yummy piece of lamb roast and ideally a smoker (although oven roasting would work too) 😍

I like to get the Northstar Bison 3 lb bone in leg of lamb since that’s a manageable size for my family. You can of course always get a larger roast but that will change the cooking time!

To read more about lamb, check out this article I wrote earlier πŸ™‚

To make you need:

1 bone in leg of lamb roast πŸ‘

Flaked sea salt πŸ§‚

Ghee for searing 🧈

Ideally a smoker, the oven will work too!

How to:

Preheat the smoker to 225Β°F

Heat up a pan with ghee on the stove, heavily salt the lamb from all sides and sear until each side is crispy.

When the smoker is hot, transfer the meat onto the smoker, and smoke until the internal temp reaches 140-150Β°F.

Remove from the smoker, cover with foil and let it rest for at least 45 minutes.

When you’re ready to eat, slice and sear it in the pan or crisp it up in the airfryer!

Carnivore-ish Carbonara Bowl 🍜

This is one of my new favorite lunches since going meat-based 😍

Apart from the miracle noodles, this meal is completely carnivore πŸ₯© and reminded me of spaghetti carbonara I ate as a child πŸ₯Ή

To make you need:

6 ounces of your favorite meat (I like sliced skirt steak or ground beef) πŸ₯©

Diced bacon πŸ₯“ (I like beef bacon)

2 eggs πŸ₯š

1 pack miracle noodles 🍜

Sheep milk Parmesan πŸ§€

Butter 🧈

Flaked salt πŸ§‚

How to:

Begin by frying the bacon, you can use the bacon grease to cook the remainder of the food πŸ₯“

When the bacon fat has rendered, add the chopped steak or ground meat and season with a bit of salt.

When that has browned, add in the miracle noodles and let it all come together, finally crack 2 eggs and fry.

When it’s all ready, plate the meat and noodles first and add the fried eggs on top. Grate over the sheep Parmesan (it’s especially yummy on the egg yolk).

Enjoy with butter, I love to use the cheesy eggs as a pasta sauce. It’s so yummy 🀀

Carnivoreish Gravy πŸ₯˜

Just in time for the holidays, we want to share our β€œcarnivore-ish” take on gravy! This year, we are a lot of roasted chicken (season with salt and a little garlic and white pepper) which traditionally we serve with loads of butter, cranberry sauce and gravy, the latter two are for those who aren’t strict carnivore in my family like me πŸ§ˆπŸ—

I personally do not consume many spices, just salt, and sometimes white pepper and garlic powder since they are the lowest in toxins. Some meat based eaters also like to use herbs like cilantro and thyme which are less toxic.

Although I unfortunately could not try this gravy my family loved it!

To make you need:

Roast chicken/turkey drippings πŸ—

A package of chicken/turkey wing tips πŸ¦ƒ

1/2 cup or chopped onion, carrot and celery (mire poix) πŸ₯•πŸ§…

Thyme 🌿

Ghee for frying 🧈

Heavy cream πŸ₯›

Bone broth or water πŸ’§

Salt, white pepper and garlic πŸ§‚

Potato starch- optional

How to:

Since we have to cook the bird and gravy separately, we had to get creative. We bought wing tips to make the base of the gravy, and added in the drippings after the bird was roasted.

Start by heating up ghee in a cast iron pan and sear the wing tips with salt, white pepper and garlic.

Next, add the veggies and thyme and let it all come tougher!

Add a little bone broth or water and place the lid on, transfer into the oven and let it roast at 350Β°F for a few hours.

Next, remove the wing tips and try to get as much juice out of them as possible, strain the liquid and add as much cream, butter, and drippings to taste. Season and optionally stir in some potato starch to thicken it up. You can also blend everything up with an immersion blender.

Enjoy with your bird and sides of your choice!

Carnivore Scotch Eggs πŸ₯š

About 2 months ago, my family started an experiment- the carnivore diet πŸ₯© while to some it sounds crazy to just eat animal meat and fat, trust me, we thought it was…we decided to give it a try to see if we can further our healing β€οΈβ€πŸ©Ή

After learning that plants have many anti-nutrients that can interfere with nutrient absorption and utilization, I decided that my sick body needs some support and that it’s not fair for me to expect it to heal if it can’t get everything it needs by eating predominantly plants. It was hard for me to give up my favorite plants like avocado πŸ₯‘ but right now I’m reaping many benefits and I’m hoping to introduce them back to my diets in small amounts in the future!

If you’re interested to learn more, feel free to drop a comment and I can post more about my experience 🧈

Here is the official first carnivore recipe πŸ₯“πŸ₯š

One of the first things we made were scotch eggs and we hope you enjoy them too, even if you’re not a carnivore!!

For 4 eggs you need:

1 pound ground meat πŸ₯© (we chose 80/20 ground beef because we need to make sure we get enough animal fat)

1 raw egg for the batter πŸ₯š

1/2 cup crushed pork rinds πŸ–

Salt πŸ§‚

4 boiled eggs πŸ₯š

How to:

Boil your eggs for about 7 minutes and let them cool. In the mean time, combine the meat with the raw egg, pork rinds and salt to create a batter.

Make 4 flat Patties and place an egg into the center of each, wrap the meat around the egg.

Set your airfryer to 450Β°F and cook for 10-12 minutes, flip halfway!

Enjoy with butter 🧈

You can eat a few for a meal or 1 as a side. I like to make little meat sampler platters but my mom prefers one type at eat meal!

BBQ Baby Back Ribs πŸ–

Last week I made baby back ribs for my little brother πŸ– I was very happy to find corn and soy free pork so I stocked up!!

They fell off the bone πŸ– and my brother gobbled them up 🫒

To make 1 portion you need:

1 pound of baby back ribs πŸ–

Salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder πŸ§„πŸ§…

Optional: your favorite BBQ sauce, Primal Kitchen has some healthier options

How to:

It’s very important to remove the membrane from the rack if it has one. Next, season each side with the spices and place into the preheated oven (275 Β°F) for 2-2.5 hours until they fall off the bone. Make sure to cover the dish with some foil. After they are ready, Add BBQ sauce if you want and broil for 5 minutes.

Confit Duck Legs πŸ¦†

Happy Weekend 🌈 today we are making confit duck legs, which are duck legs that are cooked and preserved in duck fat πŸ¦†

Preserving meat is part of many European cultures and is a great back-up when you can’t get any meat, or need a quick healthy dinner!

Duck fat is an extremely healthy animal fat which is critical for cell membrane health and basically every body function 🀩

We’ve made super yummy crispy duck breasts and wings as well as duck tender pasta but this recipe is a great way to conserve the duck for the future when fresh meat may not be available πŸ˜‰

These duck legs are from US Wellness Meats but you can check out my guide to poultry here πŸ¦†

To make you need:

2.5 lbs of Duck Leg Quarters πŸ—

Duck Fat πŸ¦†

Salt πŸ§‚

Bayleaf 🌿

How to:

The first step is to heavily salt the duck legs and then to store them on the fridge overnight. You can also add some pieces of dried bay leaf for flavor.

The next morning, heat up duck fat in a pot, enough to cover the duck legs. Depending on how many duck legs you have, you’ll need about 1-2 glasses of duck fat. Preheat the oven to 200-250 Β°F.

Submerge the duck legs in the heated fat. Then cover the pot and cook the duck legs for 2-2.5 hours in the oven.

Next transfer the cooked duck legs into clean glass containers. Make sure the fat covers the legs. Make sure the jars are cooled off and store in a cool and dark pantry, up to a year. When you’re ready to eat, heat it up slowly in the oven and enjoy!

You can keep the left over fat from the jar and use it to cook! We also had some gelatin in the bottom of the jar that is very rich in collagen and became a nice broth when heated with veggies 😍

Keto Charcuterie Board 🍱

The holidays are just around the corner which means that more entertaining is going on. This charcuterie board will satisfy both keto and standard American diet guests 🀩

It also makes a fun snack type lunch or appetizer by the fireplace πŸ₯°

Our board will be skipping a traditional crackers, fruit, and cheese, although those who tolerate dairy are more than welcome to include a delicious raw cheese πŸ§€ (I am jealous)!

Of course, nuts, olives, butter and charcuterie meats like prosciutto and salami are included on our board. I was very pleased to find these products without additives from sustainably raised animals at White Oak pastures.

We have also found some grain free gluten-free crackers that we will be including. Optionally you can include some pickles, capers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and some people even like to include some canned fatty fish like anchovies on their platters

Add your favorite dips like this olive tapenade, bell pepper dip baba ganoush, or guacamole and enjoy πŸ˜‹

Crispy Chicken Fingers πŸ“

This is actually a recipe my mom made long before we adopted a clean anti-inflammatory keto diet 🀩

She typically served these chicken fingers with peas and mashed potatoes with plenty of butter 🧈

While we don’t eat those sides anymore, we love to have these with mashed cauliflower and a snap pea stir fry πŸ™ and of course Primal Ketchup (which is sugar free)!!!

If you want to give this a chicken nugget and fries feel you can always make carrot or jicama fries and enjoy with MCT Oil Mayo 🍟

Similar recipes we have made include the Keto Pork Schnitzel and Breaded Turkey Cutlets πŸ₯©

I love to get my chicken from Northstar Bison which is corn and soy free! For my whole guide to poultry check out my post!

How to (2-3 portions):

2 pounds chicken breast πŸ“

2 eggs πŸ₯š

1 cup almond flour 🌰

Salt, pepper, paprika powder, onion powder πŸ§…

Duck fat for frying 🍳

How to:

Cut the breast into strips and season both sides with salt, pepper, onion and paprika powder.

Set up 2 shallow bowls: 1 with the 2 beat eggs and the other with almond flour!

Heat up duck fat in a thick layer in a large pan.

Transfer the meat into the egg bath and then into the almond flour: bread both sides and lay into the pan.

Repeat and fry each side for about 10 minutes each.

Salmon Stir Fry 🍣

I am currently obsessed with wild caught salmon, especially from Vital Choice 😍🍣

This is a quick way to prepare salmon and veggies in one pan and is a favorite of mine for an easy lunch πŸ˜‹

For dinner I prefer to grill the whole filet, either garlic style or Mediterranean 🀩 or make salmon noodles 🍜

For seafood sources, check out my guide 🐠

For one bowl you need:

Coconut oil for frying πŸ₯₯

1 small zucchini πŸ₯’

1 bell pepper πŸ«‘

Your favorite mushrooms πŸ„

Red onion πŸ§…

Cilantro 🌿

Salt, pepper and garlic powder πŸ§„

6 ounces of King Salmon 🍣

How to:

Heat up a liberal amount or coconut oil (or another ancestral fat) in a stainless steel pan. Finely dice the pepper, onion and zucchini and sautΓ©!

Next, season with salt, pepper, garlic and cilantro. When the veggies are browned, add the chopped mushroom.

Finally, dice the salmon filet and add it into the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes and enjoy πŸ˜‰

I like to add some avocado πŸ₯‘