nutritionist, naturopathic physician, and prolific author
Bruce Fife presents nearly 450 recipes in his newest cookbook,
which focuses exclusively on maintaining a ketogenic diet.
The state of nutritional ketosis is the body’s metabolic
state when it’s burning fat as the main fuel instead
of glucose. This is achieved by eating very low carbohydrates,
moderate proteins, and high-fat foods.
Dr. Fife spends a few pages talking about the benefits of
a ketogenic diet, particularly for those with epilepsy, but
doesn’t discuss the possible downside of such a high-fat
diet. His purpose isn’t to convert skeptical readers
into adopting this nutritional style. Instead, this cookbook
is written for those either already intrigued by or committed
to eating this way.
Illustrated with black-and-white photographs of the prepared
dishes, the recipes are divided into 12 chapters, plus an
introduction. The chapters offer his favorite keto recipes
for sauces and gravies, salads and dressings, soups and stews,
vegetable dishes, wraps, beef, pork, lamb, poultry, seafood,
breakfast and eggs, and snacks and appetizers. Recipes feature
serving sizes, and nutritional information, such as fat grams,
net carbs, protein grams, and calories. An index in the back
of the book also helps readers locate specific recipes.
Heavily spiced and rich in nuts, coconut oil, olive oil, butter,
sour cream, milk, and cheese, many of these recipes sound
truly delicious. Served in a lettuce wrap, as a soup, or on
top of vegetables, these dishes offer a break from high-carb
breads, buns, and crackers. Rather than bland recipes, these
foods are accented with tasty cream sauces, tangy dressings,
and spicy accents for maximum flavor.
The book even offers a few treats. Items such as Cinnamon
Peach Souffle, Pineapple Souffle, Apple Souffle, and Blueberry
Souffle provide breakfast or brunch dishes with fruit, coconut
oil, and cinnamon for a savory flavor with a hint of sweetness.
Generally, the ingredients used in these recipes are ordinary
items found in most groceries or health food stores.
For anyone interested in adopting this program for eating,
Dr. Fife’s Keto Cookery provides hundreds of wonderful
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