Cookbooks, I love them. Yes, there are a million recipes online. But I find them hit or miss. I LOVE cookbooks. Did I say that already? I own more than 100 (if I’m being honest its over 150). I find greater success with recipes from a book. I feel like many are tested more in recipe development. People have different tastes and cooking styles. When I find an author I love, it’s a whole book of their style. Taste, style (quick recipes, easy of prep, etc), ingredient type (5 ingredients, exotic ingredients, etc).
I read cookbooks like a novel. I love when the authors include stories from their life. If its book about a type of dish or a way of eating (such as Keto!) the books can be education explaining techniques, tools needed, and how to buy the best ingredients. I love browsing through and looking at the photos and finding new recipes to try. There are often a few cookbooks on my nightstand.
I have purchased a few Keto cookbooks only to find the recipes are not Keto at all. There are different versions of the Keto diet but I found some that weren’t Keto at all. With any trend, so many products are created to take advantage of the hype. With that, you’ll come across products that aren’t true to that ‘trend’. Do your own research and don’t always go along with a label that is being used.
When following the Ketogenic diet, I also use a lot of my Paleo cookbooks for inspiration. Paleo shares a lot of similar eating guidelines but many recipes use ingredients higher in carbs (sugars) so either adjust or skip those.
I follow a dairy-free version of the Keto diet. I do it because I am allergic to dairy but a dairy-free version is popular because many people have found improved health and weight loss with it.
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The Best Cookbooks for a dairy-free Keto diet
The BEST Cookbooks for a Keto diet
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