Keto Diet Cookbook for Beginners (TOP 3 KETO RECIPES!!)

Keto Diet Cookbook for Beginners (TOP 3 KETO RECIPES!!)

July 20, 2019 31 By William Morgan


(upbeat music) – Today on A Real Kitchn,
we’re gonna be making recipes from The Complete Keto Diet Cookbook for Beginners #2019. The keto or ketogenic diet
is super popular right now and there are so many
cookbooks on the market. Well, I decided to try
one of the newer ones, and it’s called The Complete
Keto Diet for Beginners #2019. Author Mandy Cook struggled
her whole life with her weight, and when she started three
years ago on the keto diet, her whole life changed. And this is her recipe collection. Today I am making, for the first time, the Rich Double-Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf and the Easiest Brownies Ever. This will be not only my
honest review of this cookbook, but each recipe. If you are on the keto diet, what are some of your
favorite foods or recipes? Let me know in the comments below. So what are we waiting for? Let’s test this cookbook. (upbeat music) So I’m gonna be telling you how long each recipe really
takes from start to finish, and that includes prep time, because unless you’ve got a
sous chef prepping everything for you, I mean, come on. This is A Real Kitchn, and I have to prep everything for myself. I’m not gonna have it in
those cute little bowls. I’m gonna be prepping it
for the camera so you see. So for example, this first
recipe says it’s going to take one hour to make. Does that include prep time? I don’t know, let’s make this meatloaf. (laughs) Jalapenos, oh Lord, okay. Make sure you take all the seeds out. The seeds is where the heat is. That took about seven minutes
just to prep the vegetables. 100% cheese, no fillers. 1/2 a cup of this. Now, this recipe is calling
for 1/4 pound of bacon. Need to whisk our one egg. (upbeat music) I love fresh eggs. Look at the color of
that yolk, oh my gosh. Now, one of the things that I’m
very confused on is it calls for one tomato pureed. I don’t have a tomato puree-er, so I am just gonna chop up my tomato and just kinda squish it. Push it with my hands. I mean, if it wanted pureed tomatoes, you can always buy a
can of pureed tomatoes. Okay, the last thing we need to do is mince up two cloves of garlic. (upbeat music) We’re almost ready to start
the actual cooking process. Okay, so after about a little
bit of 15 minutes or so in prep time, we are gonna
get started with everything. First thing that we’re gonna
do is saute the onions, the peppers, and the garlic. So let’s get our 1/2 a cup of onions. Wants us to add a little
bit of sunflower oil. Okay, to get the garlic out
of the bowl, happy spatula. And the peppers. And I have my oven preheating
right now at 300 degrees. And we are gonna be sauteing these until they are really aromatic and tender. That’s about five minutes. I’m going to remove this now
from the heat and set it aside while we prepare the meatloaf. Put the beef into the
bowl and add the bacon, both cheeses, egg, oyster sauce, and some salt and pepper. And now we wanna mix this together. And now it looks like
everything’s combined. I’ve got my loaf pan here. So you know how we just
sauteed all these vegetables. It never says in the recipe
what to do with them, so obviously I must have
to put them in here. (upbeat music) We’re gonna put this into the loaf pan. Awful lot of peppers,
but if you like peppers, you’re gonna like this. And now the last thing
that it tells us to do is to take our pureed tomato and then also a little bit
of mustard over the top. And now just kinda
spread this over the top. We’re supposed to cover this with foil, and we’re going to cook this
for 50 minutes in our oven. Okay, the meatloaf is done,
and this is what it looks like. Basically Mandy’s recipe
had me at brownie, but then she threw in
the words easiest ever, so I gotta try this because
I consider myself somewhat of a brownie expert. Well, eating them, that is. So when we take a look at first glance, it says they’re gonna take about an hour. And I don’t have any problem with that, but to me when you have
Easiest Brownies Ever, this is a lot of steps. And then the one thing that
I think is very interesting is I think this is definitely a typo. It’s calling for one vanilla extract. What the heck is one vanilla extract? I’m sure it’s supposed to say one teaspoon of vanilla extract, but I don’t know. I guess maybe I’m too strict or whatever, but you need to have
specific measurements. So I don’t know how
this is gonna turn out, but let’s give it a whirl. (upbeat music) Whisk these together. And our one vanilla extract, which I’m assuming
(chuckles) is one teaspoon. And now we’re gonna mix this together with our electric mixer. (mixer whirs) Any time anything might make a cloud, you just kinda cover it with a towel so it doesn’t go everywhere. (mixer whirs) Okay, everything looks
really well-combined now. A microwave safe bowl. We’re gonna melt some coconut
oil and the chocolate. So I need 1/2 a cup of coconut oil. Gonna get our unsweetened
baking chocolate. It doesn’t say to do this, because you definitely wanna break it up to make sure it melts
just a little bit quicker. And now I’m gonna set the microwave at like 30 second intervals. Okay, so our chocolate is melted, our chocolate and our
coconut oil together. And now we are going to put that into the rest of the ingredients
that we have over here. And let’s just mix these together. Normally bake my brownies
in an eight by eight. That is what I’m doing is putting it in an eight by eight brownie pan. I have my oven preheating at 320 degrees, and we’re gonna bake this
for 50 minutes, five zero. (upbeat music) First thing we’re gonna
do is try our meatloaf. And here you have the meatloaf right here, the three-cheese meatloaf. It said it was gonna take about an hour to make in the cookbook, and by my calculations this
took me an hour and 45 minutes, so definitely longer than the hour because that definitely
included the prep time. But let’s give it a taste. I did add some ketchup to the
top because it just looked like it needed a little bit more moisture. You definitely need to
like red peppers in order, or red pepper, bell pepper, whatever kind of pepper you put in here, because it’s a little bit strong with the whole pepper
in it and the jalapeno. I would probably put in a
little bit less bell pepper, but that’s because I’m just not
the biggest bell pepper fan. But if you are a big bell pepper fan, then you’re gonna absolutely love this. I do like the double-cheese flavor. It really is very nice. The ketchup that I put on top
really made a big difference. I guess I’m pretty
strict with my meatloaf. I’ve had so many different
types of meatloaf recipes throughout my life. This one is just okay, so 1 1/2 whisks. The next recipe that we’re gonna try is we’re gonna try these brownies,
the Easiest Brownies Ever. The thing that I did to
them is I added a little bit of dark chocolate drizzle over them ’cause they just looked like
they were a little bit dry and they needed something. So let me give these a taste. Okay, guys, so I’m gonna
be a hundred percent honest with you, this was a miss. They are very, very dry. I’m gonna give this 1/2 a whisk. – Oh!
– Or even 1/4 of a whisk. I’m so sorry. Marcy, I’m so sorry, but
that’s my honest opinion. I would love to hear from
you if you’re watching this on what I possibly did wrong or any alterations that you
might have discovered while you, after you made this. Including prep time, it took me about an hour and 25 minutes. So I think what cookbook
authors really need to do is they really need to take into account that we are prepping the
ingredients on our own. Which one of these keto recipes
do you think you will try? Let me know in the comments below. (upbeat music) So with regard to The Complete Keto Diet
Cookbook for Beginners #2019, so, Mandy, you did give
a very short introduction and I understand why you
started the keto diet and you went on the keto plan, and so glad it worked for you, but I would love to
understand a little bit more about what makes one person feel that they can publish a cookbook. I could not find a publisher’s house, so I believe that Mandy
self-published this. Another thing I think I talked
about was not a single one of the recipes in here has a picture. The first cookbook that
I reviewed in my series, I’ll link it here, almost every
single recipe had a picture. I happen to be a very visual person, and I know a lot of my friends
that love their cookbooks, the recipes have pictures. It’s so great to know what
it’s supposed to look like. Now, a big plus is the
nutritional information is listed here below, so you know exactly what the
calories, the fat, the carbs, so that is wonderful. There are a total of 75 recipes in here. Another reason that I also
purchased this cookbook is because it has very high ratings on Amazon that I saw on customer ratings was that they said it was a great starting or a great beginner cookbook,
and that I have to agree. But I really feel like the recipes need to be delicious as well. So if you enjoyed this video,
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