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Sample *ALL* the things has Chocolate Peanut Butter again

We just received a bunch of samples, among them we finally now have Chocolate Peanut butter back in stock (it’s been out since September 7, which is sad). That means that the “Sample all the things” bundle really is ALL the things again! For any that are worried: I did raise the price back up to account for it having 8 samples again. If you got a sample bundle between September 7 and now, you didn’t accidentally pay for a sample you didn’t get. That would suck.

By | 2017-11-29T13:20:47+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

Sample availability update, after thanksgiving mayhem

TL;DR: More samples should be available on Thursday.

We’ve had an interesting few days! Our Black Friday sale went quite well, much better than last year, and Saturday and Sunday the orders kept coming in… then Monday happened.

One of our Keto Chow users (and the guy that started me down the rabbit hole that is using avocado oil) posted to the /r/keto subreddit some pictures of himself and his girlfriend and their transformation doing Keto. He also did a shout-out to Keto Chow which he says has been instrumental in helping him do keto effectively.

The thread went a little nuts, traffic to our site went a little nuts, orders for Keto Chow went a lot nuts. I posted on the thread:

In case there was any doubt that /u/JohnnyRockets911 is NOT shilling for Keto Chow: there’s no way I would have told him to post this on the day we were doing free shipping plus a sale on the sample bundles =)

Problem with all this is, now I can’t tell what’s the result of Cyber Monday, what’s the result of the Reddit thread, and what’s a combination of the two! Yes, it’s a good problem to have =) By 2:00 pm, the 8 foot bed of our pickup was completely full and orders were still coming in faster than we could ship them. So we called it a day and will ship the rest that came in today.

Now, as for samples: The “Sample all the Things” bundle sold out last night, it was based on the number of Chocolate samples we had remaining. The bad news is that it can take weeks or even months to get more. The Good news is: I ordered more a few months ago and we are supposed to be getting them on Wednesday afternoon. As soon as we actually for realsies have them on a truck I’ll mark the samples and the sample bundles as back in stock so they can start shipping out on Thursday.

By | 2017-11-28T07:43:32+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |2 Comments

Flavor of the Week November 27-December 3: 10% off sale on Salted Caramel 2.0 week packs

Our Cyber Monday sale may have come to an end, but the sale on Salted Caramel is still going. For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Salted Caramel 2.0. Check out the flavor reviews of 2.0 Salted Caramel!

Speaking of reviews, you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

I was iffy at first about this produc before tasting it, but one sip and I immediately ordered a week bag and several other flavors to try. I will definitely order again.

Here’s another, should be noted that I publish all of the reviews that come in – bad or good – as they are, typos intact. The only ones I remove are spam posts from people wanting you to buy pills to “enhance performance” and such:

Very easy to order. Shipped immediately and arrived promptly and in good condition.

By | 2017-11-27T21:59:09+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

N=me experiment, final results – Dave’s making me do it again =)

OK, I got the blood test results for my final week back – you can see all 5 results on this spreadsheet. I haven’t done a thorough write-up on the results of the experiment yet because I have indeed convinced Dave Feldman to give me his thoughts. The short version is: my week 3 results (pure avocado oil, spiked my triglycerides, tanked glucose, etc…) got Dave pretty excited. Something about hypothesis validation or other =) He asked me if I was willing to go back and try it again. For Dave? Absolutely.

So, I took a week off experimenting and I’m going to start it right back up again: this time I’m going to do a week of Keto Chow only with 1/2 of the fat from avocado oil and half from heavy cream – the idea is to see if I hit a half-way point relative to the lunacy of my 3rd week results. Then I’ll get a blood test, do it for another week, and another blood test.

Meanwhile, Dave has promised to analyze my results. It may be a week or more as he’s busy with family and I don’t want to call down the wrath of his wife upon me =)

By | 2017-11-27T13:42:18+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |3 Comments

2017 Cyber Monday sale is live – 10% off Salted Caramel, free shipping, and more

OK, I just turned on the 10% sale on Salted Caramel! That part of the sale will continue for the rest of the week but the other sale items end today!  Whether you’re stocking up your own supplies, getting something for that crazy person doing keto, or getting ready for your New Year resolution to lose weight – this sale is for you.

  • November 20 – 26  we had a “flavor of the week” 10% off sale on Vanilla weeks, that sale ended just now…
  • Starting on “Cyber Monday” we will have a “flavor of the week” 10% off sale on Salted Caramel weeks.

Here’s what we got going on – Black Friday, November 24 – Cyber Monday, November 27:

  • Sold Out! The first 100 orders over $100 get a free Keto Chow “food pyramid” T-shirt (while size supplies last, we have limited numbers of the various sizes).
  • Sold Out! The first 50 orders of 4 weeks get a free Keto Chow HydroFlask insulated bottle
  • “Free” USPS Shipping. You just need to enter the coupon code SHIP17. USPS Priority Mail (usually 2-day) shipping within the United States is free with a coupon. We aren’t doing free FedEx shipping, nor are we doing free international shipping; but you still get the same $17.50 discount on shipping: just add the coupon code. Note that you’ll want to order 4 or fewer weeks at a time to get the discount (if you order 8 then it puts it in 2 boxes and you’ll only get the discount on the first box). You can use the discount code more than once so feel free to get a bunch!
     There are 2 places to enter the coupon code, either on the shopping cart page, or on the checkout page. You HAVE to enter the code to get the discount.
  • 5% off ALL week bags of Keto Chow.
  • $10 off “Sample all the Things!” a sample of every flavor (except Peanut Butter, we should get those in a few more weeks) – comes with a Keto Chow branded Blender Bottle.
  • $5 off the “Base Powder” week size – handy for customizing Keto Chow with your own protein powder/flavor/sweetener – plus it’s WAY cheaper to ship internationally – I can fit 5 “weeks” in the same flat rate envelope I use for a single full week.

Head on over to the Keto Chow store now!

By | 2017-11-27T04:26:26+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

2017 Black Friday sale is live

OK, it’s been live since I enabled it at midnight but here’s a handy reminder just in case you forgot. Whether you’re stocking up your own supplies, getting something for that crazy person doing keto, or getting ready for your New Year resolution to lose weight – this sale is for you.

  • November 20 – 26  we are having a “flavor of the week” 10% off sale on Vanilla weeks, that sale ends Monday morning…
  • Starting on “Cyber Monday” we will have a “flavor of the week” 10% off sale on Salted Caramel weeks.

Here’s what we got going on – Black Friday, November 24 – Cyber Monday, November 27:

  • The first 100 orders over $100 get a free Keto Chow “food pyramid” T-shirt (while size supplies last, we have limited numbers of the various sizes).
  • Sold Out! The first 50 orders of 4 weeks get a free Keto Chow HydroFlask insulated bottle
  • “Free” USPS Shipping. You just need to enter the coupon code SHIP17. USPS Priority Mail (usually 2-day) shipping within the United States is free with a coupon. We aren’t doing free FedEx shipping, nor are we doing free international shipping; but you still get the same $17.50 discount on shipping: just add the coupon code. Note that you’ll want to order 4 or fewer weeks at a time to get the discount (if you order 8 then it puts it in 2 boxes and you’ll only get the discount on the first box). You can use the discount code more than once so feel free to get a bunch!
     There are 2 places to enter the coupon code, either on the shopping cart page, or on the checkout page. You HAVE to enter the code to get the discount.
  • 5% off ALL week bags of Keto Chow.
  • $10 off “Sample all the Things!” a sample of every flavor (except Peanut Butter, we should get those in a few more weeks) – comes with a Keto Chow branded Blender Bottle.
  • $5 off the “Base Powder” week size – handy for customizing Keto Chow with your own protein powder/flavor/sweetener – plus it’s WAY cheaper to ship internationally – I can fit 5 “weeks” in the same flat rate envelope I use for a single full week.

Head on over to the Keto Chow store now!

By | 2017-11-24T11:29:21+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

2017 Black Friday, Cyber Monday (plus Saturday and Sunday) sale

It’s time for our annual after Thanksgiving sale! Whether you’re stocking up your own supplies, getting something for that crazy person doing keto, or getting ready for your New Year resolution to lose weight – this sale is for you.

  • November 20 – 26  we are having a “flavor of the week” 10% off sale on Vanilla weeks, that sale ends Monday morning…
  • Starting on “Cyber Monday” we will have a “flavor of the week” 10% off sale on Salted Caramel weeks.

Here’s what we got going on – Black Friday, November 24 – Cyber Monday, November 27:

  • Sold Out! The first 100 orders over $100 get a free Keto Chow “food pyramid” T-shirt (while size supplies last, we have limited numbers of the various sizes).
  • Sold Out! The first 50 orders of 4 weeks get a free Keto Chow HydroFlask insulated bottle
  • “Free” USPS Shipping. You just need to enter the coupon code SHIP17. USPS Priority Mail (usually 2-day) shipping within the United States is free with a coupon. We aren’t doing free FedEx shipping, nor are we doing free international shipping; but you still get the same $17.50 discount on shipping: just add the coupon code. Note that you’ll want to order 4 or fewer weeks at a time to get the discount (if you order 8 then it puts it in 2 boxes and you’ll only get the discount on the first box). You can use the discount code more than once so feel free to get a bunch!
     There are 2 places to enter the coupon code, either on the shopping cart page, or on the checkout page. You HAVE to enter the code to get the discount.
  • 5% off ALL week bags of Keto Chow.
  • $10 off “Sample all the Things!” a sample of every flavor (except Peanut Butter, we should get those in a few more weeks) – comes with a Keto Chow branded Blender Bottle.
  • $5 off the “Base Powder” week size – handy for customizing Keto Chow with your own protein powder/flavor/sweetener – plus it’s WAY cheaper to ship internationally – I can fit 5 “weeks” in the same flat rate envelope I use for a single full week.

Head on over to the Keto Chow store now!

By | 2017-11-27T04:27:46+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Chicken Coconut Curry

Low carb dieting becomes dreadfully discouraging when all you’re craving is chicken curry over basmati rice and naan bread… Fortunately, we found a solution! Creamy coconut curry, low carb naan, and roasted garlic cauliflower rice. These recipes may look intimidating and time-consuming, but I made all three of these dishes in a little over an hour! 

 

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Chicken Coconut Curry
Tender chicken breast smothered with a creamy coconut curry sauce and sautéed peppers will bring the flavor of India to your table in this simple, keto-friendly dish. The thing I love most about making curry is that there is so much room to improvise! If you are a recipe follower then this recipe was made for you, if you are an innovator (like myself), this recipe is also for you!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Begin by heating a large skillet and adding the coconut oil. Chop your 2 chicken breasts, and place them in the skillet on medium heat.
  2. Season chicken with salt, turmeric, cayenne, ginger and garlic powder.
  3. Wash and roughly chop the bell pepper. This is where the innovation comes in, I chose to use a red and orange bell pepper, I cut them into strips rather than a traditional chop. Immediately place peppers into skillet with chicken.
  4. Once peppers are tender (after about 7 minutes), add coconut milk, peanut butter and curry paste. I used a red thai curry paste.
  5. This curry has a smoky, paprika-like flavor because it is made from roasted red peppers. Feel free to experiment with your curries! A green paste, or even a yellow powder will work great in this recipe too, it all is dependent on personal preference.
  6. After chicken is cooked through, turn off heat and stir in xantham gum. The xantham gum will thicken your sauce like a roux would. Serve curry over riced cauliflower and with naan bread!
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 307
Fat: 23g
Carbs: 10.6g
Fiber: 5.5g
Net Carbs: 5.1g

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By | 2017-11-24T01:16:56+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: |0 Comments

Keto Naan Bread

Original recipe found on Keto Connect, a food blog by couple Matt and Megha who are passionate about sharing their love for their healthy lifestyle.

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Keto Naan Bread
Naan is traditionally a leavened, oven-baked flatbread, found in the cuisines of Central Asia and South Asia. This recipe brings the authentic taste of India to your table in less than 30 minutes! Conveniently, this low-carb bread is cooked in a frying pan to cut down in cooking time.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
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Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine the coconut flour, psyillium husk powder, baking powder, salt and coconut oil. When you first mix the coconut oil into the flour mixture it will be lumpy; but don’t fret! By adding the hot water, the clumps of oil dissolve.
  2. Add 1 to 1.5 cups of hot water to start and combine. Add more hot water if needed (I ended up using about 1 ¼ cups). If the consistency is too wet add more psyllium husk powder.
  3. Knead with your hands for a minute and let it sit in a bowl for 15 minutes (while the dough is resting, the husk powder activates, thickening and setting the dough).
  4. Pull apart the dough into as big or as little balls as you'd like and roll out using some parchment paper and a rolling pin. I molded balls about the size of my palm, and this was the perfect portion size.
  5. Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray before rolling the dough. If you do not, you will end up will an uneven glob of dough stuck to the paper (sadly, I speak from experience).
  6. Heat a skillet to medium heat and add a naan to the heated skillet. Flip after a couple minutes (it will be brown on the other side), and cook until browned on both sides (I would recommend cooking the naan on a low/medium heat; this allows the bread to be crispy on the outside and cooked in the middle. Mine took anywhere from 1-3 minutes per side).Tip: If the naan starts to puff up, you know it’s done! Complete until all the naan is cooked and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Nutrition:

Calories: 271
Fat: 17.5g
Protein: 4g
Carbs: 25g
Fiber: 19g
Net Carbs: 6g

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By | 2017-11-11T17:30:41+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: |0 Comments

Sous-Vide Smoked Brisket

This has nothing to do with Keto Chow but it’s a fantastic, easy, and delicious way to prepare brisket. The traditional methods for cooking brisket involve a crazy amount of prep work and smoking the meat for 15-18 hours, I’m too lazy for all that and they tell you to cut off the fat – that’s crazy man!

TL;DR: Cut up a brisket into manageable pieces, season it, sous-vide it for a long time, smoke it straight out of the water bath or you can refrigerate it for a few days if necessary. Impress your neighbors.

To cook brisket this way you’ll need a Sous-Vide cooker and a smoker (you could finish it with an oven or regular grill too but smokers taste better). These should be considered “Medical Devices” – since they are helping you eat healthy and preventing the complications of diabetes. For the Sous-Vide, personally, I have the older Bluetooth Anova Precision Cooker. If I was buying one today I’d just get the Monoprice Strata. It doesn’t have all the fancy internet connectivity and stuff but it’s $70 and it works – especially since once it gets cooking you just let it cook, you’re not *doing* anything. The Monoprice one also is the same size as the Anova so it fits in the same hole if you convert a cooler into a cooking container – which allows you to cook more at the same time and it uses less power (if you’re in Utah and want to come use my hole saw, I have one just for this). This particular brisket was for a neighborhood game night, had a lady that grew up in Texas say it was one of the better briskets she has had.

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Sous-Vide Smoked Brisket
Simple and easy brisket using a sous-vide and finished with a smoker.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine US
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 hours
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine US
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 hours
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. OK, so you got a whole brisket, looks good. Dry it off using paper towels.
  2. The bags I use for my sous-vide aren't big enough for a whole brisket. I have to cut mine into quarters.
  3. Add seasoning. This will mostly be salt and pepper. I had a big bottle of "McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning" so I used that too.
  4. Season all the sides. It's not even close to necessary to apply this evenly: when it's cooking in the bag the juices will get al over the place and distribute it for you.
  5. Put the meat into bags. I'm using a vaccum sealer, you can also just use zip loc bags that you get (most) of the air out.
  6. Put the meat into the pre-heated water bath. There are a variety of different temperatures and durations you can use. longer time at lower temps, shorter time at higher temps. The water from my tap comes out at 140° F (60° C) so I just use that temperature.
  7. Done cooking. At 140 this should be completed well before 36 hours but I get busy and tend to just let it keep going. With sous-vide more time = more better. I left this one in about 72 hours by the time I took it out. This particular brisket wasn't going to be finished in the smoker for nearly a week so I just put the sealed bags in the fridge until I returned from my trip to California.
  8. Smoking the Brisket. If you put the brisket in the fridge you may need to smoke it longer to bring the internal temperature up to serving temp, use a thermometer. I did this one for about 3 hours while I was smoking other meats.
  9. After smoking you're supposed to let it rest for a while to let the juices redistribute or something. Then you cut against the grain into slices and serve.
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By | 2017-11-16T07:23:25+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: |0 Comments