The holidays are officially upon us and, for many, that means celebrating with family and friends, and the possibility of overindulging. For those of us on a keto diet, the holidays can be especially difficult as we have to be more careful about what we choose to eat so as not to slip out of ketosis. However, through some creative thinking and a little discipline, the holidays can be a celebration of food, family and the true meaning of Christmas.

     If you are practicing a keto diet and are beginning to feel holiday eating anxiety, keep reading for some helpful tips that will make your holiday season more keto-friendly than ever. Let’s get started:

6 Ways To Make Your Holiday Season Keto Friendly

Eat Beforehand- to ensure that you are not tempted by all of the foods you can’t have, eat before you arrive to a holiday party. This can help suppress your appetite and curb your cravings. Make a pre-party snack such as my Keto Friendly Mozzarella And Rosemary Skewers.

Plan Ahead- whether you need to bring along some keto friendly snacks or you want to let the host know about your dietary needs, planning ahead can help keep your holidays keto-friendly. You can also bring along a keto friendly dish to pass at your next family function.

Recognise Keto Friendly Foods- this is especially helpful for those new to the keto diet. By knowing what you can and can’t eat, you will be better prepared for the variety of foods served at most holiday gatherings. Some foods that might not seem traditional diet-friendly, are actually keto-friendly such as my Pineapple Roasted Leg Of Pork With Cracklings.

Always Have A Glass Of Water- keeping your hands occupied around food is important for anyone on a diet, regardless if it is a keto diet or not. Plus, staying hydrated is a good way to avoid overeating.

Know Your Weaknesses And Set Limits- overindulging is common during the holidays and it is best to know your weaknesses so you can avoid those things. Also, set limits for yourself. That way, if you do happen to overindulge, you will be able to stop yourself.

Enjoy Yourself- if you do overindulge, forgive yourself and just have a good time. After all, the holidays are only once a year and you deserve to treat yourself once in a while! But you can still overindulge and stay keto-friendly by preparing my Keto Friendly Ribeye Steak.

Contact Chef Pachi

     To learn more ways to make your holiday season keto friendly and how you can get healthy, stay fit and live happy eating freshly prepared, delicious meals, contact Chef Pachi today!

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Asparagus – Mango Vinaigrette

Hi! Welcome! I’m Pachi the Colombian Cook! and today, we are gonna make a delicious Mango with Fresh Asparagus.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Hacks, Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Healthy
Servings: 14 people
Calories: 19kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mangoes diced
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 dash peppercorn
  • 2 scallions green part too, optional
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 28 spears asparagus
  • 1 tsp ginger sliced
  • 6 tsp water

Instructions

Let’s start by preparing our Mango dressing.

  • Start by dicing the mango you will need 2 cups, we will be using a blender for the dressing.
  • Add the 2 cups of diced mango to blender and then, add 2 spoons of rice vinegar. The ratio of mango and rice vinegar is 1:1 or 1 spoon of rice vinegar per cup of mango.
  • Next, we add minced garlic. We only need a small amount for this. A little less than a garlic clove about a third of a teaspoon. After this prepare a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger, a small handful of Cilantro, a quarter teaspoon of salt, half teaspoon of peppercorn. Blend all ingredients using a blender.
  • After blending, we now add olive oil. The olive oil, should be the same amount of the vinegar that we added. Since we added 2 spoons of vinegar, we will be adding 2 spoons of olive oil and then stir it all together.

Cooking the Asparagus

  • We will be using an oven to cook our asparagus.
  • Let’s prepare the asparagus using the oven pan. First off, slice the ginger into a thin strips. We only need a little about 5-7 strips. This will give the asparagus an aromatic smell!
  • Place the strips of ginger on the oven pan then add in some olive oil (enough to cover the whole pan or the asparagus), and crush a peppercorn using your hand then spread it to the pan.
  • Once everything is in there,prepare the asparagus by cutting the white part off and place it on top of everything, mix it up with the ingredients and make sure that all of the asparagus is covered with it.
  • Put the pan in the oven. Set it at 450 Celsius for 2-3 minutes.

Adding it all together.

  • When it’s done baking, put it on a plate and spread the mango dressing on the asparagus.
  • And there you have it! Asparagus with Mango Dressing!

Nutrition

Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

 

Juangui Aprende a Cocinar – eBook

A mis hijas y a ustedes…

A todos mis cariñosos estudiantes, y a los futuros líderes de este mundo dejo este libro, demodo que puedan tener un encuentro temprano con la gloria de la comida deliciosa.

Una nueva vida comienza: que sea emocionante y divertida.

Es decir, para iniciar este camino diario:
Sigue tus sueños
Encuentra tu pasión
Te darán alegría.
Da a otros de tu pasión. En mi caso es mi cocina.

La felicidad es saber que podrás lograr pasar por todos los momentos que te traiga la vida.

¡AHORA EN ESPAÑOL CON DIVERTIDAS ILUSTRACIONES!

DESCARGA GRATIS el libro AQUÍ!

 
 
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“Cómetelo Flaca” – Edición Kindle

La chef y nutricionista colombiana Patricia MacCausland publica un divertido libro con recetas y consejos para comer delicioso sin sufrir por el peso. Sus ventas serán donadas a escuelas en Nariño.

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Neste livro, a autora, Patricia McCausland-Gallo, traça a história da bebida que conquistou o Mundo, e apresenta receitas de cafés e de outros pratos que incluem o café como ingrediente.

Patricia McCausland-Gallo é docente no American Institute of Baking, do Kansas, e na École Lenôtre, de Paris, Com este livro, indispensável para os amantes do café, a autora ganhou o prémio americano «Independent Publishers Book Award», de 2008, e o Prémio Gourmand de Melhor Monografia Culinária da América Latina.

Com capa dura e interior em papel couché impresso a cores, profusamente ilustrado, este exemplar ainda se encontra revestido pela sua película de plástico de protecção de origem.

Especificaciones:

  • File Size: 8796 KB
  • Print Length: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Favorite Recipes Press; Tra edition (June 30, 2006)
  • Publication Date: July 30, 2006
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: Spanish
  • ASIN: B00CRI1RD2
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“Pasión por el café” de Patricia McCausland-Gallo, ganador del premio de mejor libro de cocina de tema único en Latino América en Los premios Gourmand. En él Patricia rinde todo un homenaje al universal café ofreciéndonos desde las bebidas más clásicas hasta sofisticados platos fuertes, postres, aderezos o salsas con el café de protagonista. Algunas de las recetas que nos podemos encontrar y son: Uvas y aderezo cremoso de café, los Brownies de capuchino, Sándwiches de galletas de mantequilla y café, Crepes de café y manzana, un pan de café moca, un Pastel de tres leches coffee delight, otro pastel de café y coco o ya mas contundente, un Atún con salsa de mandarina y café. Y en bebidas frías, podremos tomarnos un Chocolate blanco, de moca, de caramelo o de nueces. además aderezos de café para ensaladas, aver, carnes y mariscos.

Especificaciones:

  • Tamaño del archivo: 8796 KB
  • Número de páginas: 175 páginas
  • Editor: Favorite Recipes Press; Edición: Tra (30 de junio de 2006)
  • Fecha de publicación: 30 de julio de 2006
  • Author: Patrícia McCausland-Gallo
  • Vendido por: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Idioma: Spanish
  • ASIN: B00CRI1RD2
  • Word Wise: No activado
  • Préstamo: No activado
  • Lector de pantalla: Respaldados 
  • Composición tipográfica mejorada: Activado 
Secretos de la Cocina Colombiana Versión Kindle


 

“The Food and Cooking of Colombia & Venezuela”

Fully illustrated with 400 photographs, feast on food that celebrates the South American love of street parties, carnivals and hospitality, and create authentic Colombian and Venezuelan dishes in your own kitchen.

Order it on the internet or at your favorite bookstore!

Traditions, ingredients, tastes, techniques, 65 classic recipes.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books; Food & Cooking of edition (November 16, 2011)
  • Author: Patricia McCausland-Gallo
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903141834
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903141830
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 0.6 x 11.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds


 

“The Food and Cooking of Colombia & Venezuela”

Tradiciones, ingredientes, sabores, técnicas, 65 recetas clásicas en presentación Tapa Dura

“The Food and Cooking of Colombia & Venezuela” abre una ventana al mundo en la vida de las familias Colombianas y Venezolanas. En sus paginas encontramos tradiciones autenticas de ambos paises. Desde arepas y pandebonos, sancochos y cazuelas, ajíes y toda la gama de productos  y mucho mas, en la amplia gama de recetas que llenaran su Corazón de cariño y confort.

¡Ordéne el suyo por Internet o su Librería favorita!

Tradiciones, ingredientes, sabores, técnicas, 65 recetas clásicas.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books; Food & Cooking of edition (November 16, 2011)
  • Author: Patricia McCausland-Gallo
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903141834
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903141830
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 0.6 x 11.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds


 

Juangui Goes to College – Kindle Edition

To my daughters and you …

To all my loving students and future leaders of this world I leave this book, so you may have an early encounter with the glory of eating delicious food. Treat your body, mind and soul to what is the best for you and for the rest.

A new life is beginning , live each day.That is, become adults and keep the child´s view within you. Follow your dreams and find your passion; They will give you lots of joy…See Below

Order it on the internet or at your favorite bookstore!

This is the perfect first cookbook and complete cooking guide for young men and women who like to eat well. A delicious mixture of recipes that are quick with few ingredients. There are recipes for staying fit and entertaining dates. Most recipes are for two, there is menu planning, tips for make ahead meals and buying foods.

Product details

  • File Size: 676 KB
  • Print Length: 125 pages
  • Publisher: Favorite Recipes Press (May 15, 2007)
  • Publication Date: June 15, 2007
  • Author: Patricia McCausland-Gallo
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CUG7OTW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray:Not Enabled 
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled 


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Secrets of Colombian Cooking : Expanded Edition

Now updated with a new chapter on lighter Colombian fare, this best-selling cookbook shares even more secrets from this beloved cuisine.

It includes:

  • 29 new recipes featuring lighter Colombian dishes
  • Over 200 easy-to-follow recipes
  • An introduction to Colombia’s cuisine and regions
  • A glossary of Colombian foods and ingredients
  • Plus a 16-page colour photo insert, and black-and-white photographs throughout.

Order it on the internet or at your favorite bookstore!

This bestselling Hippocrene cookbook explores the cuisine of all the regions of Colombia, with more than 200 recipes, a glossary of Colombian foods and ingredients, and a 16-page color photo insert.

Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books; Expanded edition (August 1, 2012)
  • Author: Patricia McCausland-Gallo
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781812895
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781812894
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


Review from Amazon

4.5 out of 5 stars

Format: Kindle, Hardcover, Softcover

“…fills a void for the delightful, little-known and vibrant cuisine of this South American nation. You will be thrilled by the ethnic diversity and originality of the dishes passionately and thoroughly gathered by native chef Patricia McCausland-Gallo.” –Jacques Pepin

“Colombian cooking usually is tossed into general South American cookbooks and too rarely receives an entire mention apart from the rest of the region: enter Patricia McCausland-Gallo’s Secrets of Colombian Cooking, providing the much-needed focus on Colombian dishes alone. . . . Author McCausland-Gallo is both a nutritionist and pastry chef born in the Caribbean: her culinary back- ground lends to a clear survey of classic Colombian fare.” –The Midwest Book Review