Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together melted butter, worcester sauce, seasoning salt, garlic, and onion powder. Spread mixed nuts on large cookie sheet, and drizzle with butter mixture. Stir with spatula until nuts are evenly coated. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, until toasted. Check and stir nuts every 15 minutes to prevent burning and ensure an even bake. Let cool and store in airtight container.
Add ricotta, cocoa powder, almond extract and sugar substitute (use 1/2 cup for heavier sugar substitutes, or 1 cup for the more powdered variety, or to taste) to food processor or blender. Process on high until smooth. Scrape sides of processor and repeat. In a mixing bowl, add heavy whipping cream and sugar substitute. Beat with whisk attachment until stiff peaks form. Use piping bag to layer chocolate ricotta and whipping cream in small dishes. Top with cocoa powder or sugar free chocolate chips. Alternatively, fold whipped cream into ricotta for a more light and fluffy mousse. Makes 16 half-cup mousses.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease three loaf pans and set aside. In a large bowl or mixer, mix together ground beef, almond flour, half and half, eggs, onion, celery, garlic, salt, and pepper. Shape three loaves and place into prepared pans. Make the picante sauce, by whisking together all ingredients until smooth. Spread sauce evenly over uncooked loaves. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 160 degrees.
1/3 cup pecans (Skip these to reduce carb count further)
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut (Skip these to reduce carb count further)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 pan. In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Heat butter in a small saucepan, stirring until it melts and starts to brown (but not burn) and pour into dry ingredients. Mix in butter vanilla extract and eggs. Once combined, stir in chocolate chips, pecans and coconut. Press cookie dough into prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool and slice into 18 bars.
Adapted from The Fanny Farmer Cookbook’s “Cheese and Bacon Quiche.”
1 1/2 heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 3/4 grated Swiss cheese
Optional mix-ins: bacon, spinach, onions, bell pepper, etc.
Prepare in Instant Pot safe baking dish with butter. I use an 8 inch (7 cup capacity) Pyrex dish. Add eggs and heavy whipping cream to food processor, and process until well blended. Add remaining ingredients and pulse about 5 times, lightly blending the ingredients but not pulverizing them. Pour into prepared dish. Cover quiche with a paper towel followed by foil. Fill Instant Pot with minimum water requirement for your Instant Pot. Place quiche on trivet and lower into Instant Pot. Close the Instant Pot lid, making sure the steam release valve is NOT on. Cook at high pressure for 30 minutes (also allowing time for the pressure to build) then use the Quick Release method described in your Instant Pot manual. Carefully remove the quiche using hot pads and the trivet handle. Let cool slightly, cut into six pieces, and serve.