Baked Lemon Tilapia

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Tilapia is mainly freshwater fish. It is the most consumed fish in the United state dating back to 2002. Unlike carnivorous fish, tilapia is can feed on algae or any plant based food. Whole tilapia can be processed into a skinless, boneless fillets. This fish have a very low levels of mercury as they are fast growing, learn, short lived, and mainly consume vegetarian diet. Tilapia is very low in calories, carbohydrates, sodium, and saturated fats making it suitable keto diet. They are a good source of protein and contains vitamin B12, niacin, selenium, potassium, and phosphorus.

Servings  /  prep time / total time 

1-2                 15 min         45 min

INGREDIENTS;

2 Tilapia

1 tbsp. Grinded ginger

1 tbsp. Grinded garlic

1 tbsp. Coconut oil

1 whole lemon

Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS;

  1. cut and clean the fish
  2. Lay the fish on a flat pan or surface and make three cuts across each side of the fish
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the fish and rub until evenly distributed.
  4. In a small bowl, add a tbsp. Of coconut oil, grinded ginger and garlic, lemon zest, and a bit of salt and pepper and mix together.
  5. Rub the garlic ginger mixture over the fish and let it sit for about an hour.
  6. Line the fish in a baking pan covered with foil and bake for about 30 minutes on a medium to high heat.
  7. Stick a fork into the fish to check if it’s well cooked.  If the fish is white in color, it’s ready ,but if it’s pink in color, bake for a few more minutes until tender.
  8. Allow fish to sit for about 10 minutes to cool,  serve,  and enjoy!.

 

How to make Cauliflower Fufu

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Fufu is a type of food mostly known to west Africa Countries. Fufu is usually made from cassava, yam, cocoyam, and plantain. Fufu is eaten with different types of soup like egusi soup, okra soup, stew, bitter leaf soup, spinach soup, peanut soup, pepper soup, and various other types of soup. When you are on ketogenic diet you are limited to few low carb option. Those fufu items mentioned above are very high in carb, so in other to feel like you’re still enjoying fufu and soups without falling off track with the ketogenic diet (because we know how much people from those regions love their fufu), we substituted fufu ingredients with cauliflower, cabbage, egg plant, and some even use broccoli. I will be showing you how I used cauliflower below

First, cut the cauliflower and blend with 1 cup of water

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Then pour the blended content in a piece of cut inside a bowl and squeeze to remove the water

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Then place the cauliflower in a pot and add 1 tbsp. of husk and mix together

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Next, set the pot on a stove with medium heat and continue to stir constantly to prevent burning and it will look like this

Finally, place the fufu on a flat plate, wrap with plastic wrap, and mold as seen below and enjoy with your choice of soup.

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Deep Fried Coconut Snail

If you love seafood, chances are that you have eaten snail. Snail is not one of those things that you commonly find in stores, especially in the United states, but if you live in the continent of Africa or from one of the Asian countries, you should be familiar with snail. There are different types of snails, this particular type is very common in west Africa. This type can be crunchy or tough depending on how you make it. The one I am about to show you was made with coconut oil, and yes snail is keto complaint.

Ingredients:

  1. snails (I used about 5 pieces here)
  2. 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  3. Salt
  4. Ginger (minced)
  5. Garlic (minced)
  6. 1 cup chopped onion
  7. 1 tbsp. chopped pepper

Directions:

  1. Break and wash snail thoroughly (super slimy) I used lime to wash mine, but you can also use vinegar.
  2. Pour the coconut oil in a  hot saucepan
  3. Add salt and onion and stir for about 1 minute
  4. Add ginger and garlic to the onion and cook for another 1 minute
  5. Add the snail,  cover the pan and cook for about 5 minutes or until tender or dried depending on how you want the texture
  6. Serve and garnish with fresh pepper and onion. Enjoy!