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May 18, 2017 - Recipes    No Comments

Shark And Bake

One of the problems on Sharketo is finding that CRUNCH! We found quick way to add it to things and give it that “fried” feel…you could to this with chicken and get the feel of having fried chicken but we decided to throw it on some pork chops and it was amazing!

It’s really pretty simple- crunch some pork rinds up, dip the pork chop/chicken/etc into the egg to get a wet coating and then roll it into the pork rinds and back at 425 degrees for 15 minutes and then turn them over for another 15. (Chicken may take longer to cook.)

The pork chops had a great outside crunch and they were super juicy and amazing inside.

The secret is, we added flavoring to the egg before you dip the pork chops/chicken, which gives it a nice flavor glaze- this time we used Brown Sugar Bourbon seasoning with no carbs.

You could also use flavored pork rinds like BBQ or Hot and Spicy or any type of seasoning- the pork rinds didn’t really have a flavor and it honestly tasted like BBQ Shake and Bake- which is loaded with carbs!

I know we didn’t invent this recipe but it’s actually something we tried and will continue to do so I wanted to share it!

You do need to remember that it’s no carbs, decent fat but a lot of protein so add something with fat to even things out.

Love, Peace and Sharkness
~~~~shArky~~~~~

May 15, 2017 - Recipes    No Comments

Sharkos

Miss tacos on the keto diet? We’ll…you don’t have to!!!

There is a better “taco” out there! My wife saw this idea on Pinterest and then we added some stuff here and some stuff there and came up with Sharkos! Don’t just eat boring ol’ taco’s anymore….

So, basically, these are just taco shells made out of cheese!!!

The first time we made these, we did the same process only we used provolone round slices- overlay the slices a bit so that the two circles form a bigger oval, cook…hang and boom! I think we all agreed that using the provolone was better (than the cheese we used last night)- the taste was a little better but it seems to have a lot less grease and stayed together a little better.

Last night we used a Mexican blend with cheddar and nacho cheese but you can use any type of shredded cheese for this! I think we may even try shredded mozzarella and then use a little red sauce with some pepperonis, hamburger, olives, peppers, onions and make pizza Sharkos!

There isn’t really much of a recipe for the Sharkos…you just use ¼ cup of cheese and make a circle on the pan and cook for 7 minutes or so, at 350 degrees. The cheese melts, gets all bubbly and a little brown on the edges and then you take them out and hang them over something that will form them into shells.

The wife cut squares of parchment paper for each Sharko which helps when you “hang” them. Once they form the shells, you can just slip the paper out. We used clothes hangers to hang them up and then a pan to catch the grease as it drained off.

It worked perfectly!

While your shells are cooking, you fry up some crumbled hamburger, like you would with normal taco meat. I’m not going to go into detail because I’m not a chief- if you don’t know how to fry taco meat, then Google it J (even I can do it though, so it’s not that hard.)

We had a hard time finding a pre-made taco seasoning that didn’t have a ton of carbs, so my amazing wife came up with her own!

Sharkette’s Internationally Famous Low Carb Sharko Seasoning

1 tbsp Chili Powder
1.5 tsp Ground Cumin
.25 tsp Garlic Powder
.25 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Sea Salt

This makes 8 servings-

5 Calories
.9g Carbs
.2g Fat
.2g Protein

You mix all that in with your hamburger and cook it up.

Then you build your Sharko with the hamburger, lettuce, sour cream, taco sauce and you can even sprinkle some more cheese on top for a little cheese on cheese action!

These things are amazing!!!!

Of course, remember….anytime you are removing carbs from a recipe, there is a good chance you are adding calories because you usually use cheese or almond flour and low carb things seem to be higher in calories. (side note- if they are removing fat, they are usually adding sugar.)

Here is the breakdown –

757 Calories
4.3g Carbs
60.7g Fat
47g Protein

That is for 3 tacos with hamburger, shredded lettuce, sour cream and some cheese.

They are pretty filling, taste amazing and the calories aren’t terrible….especially if you are doing intermitted fasting. The MACROS are 2C/73F/25P which is almost PERFECT keto MACROS!

If we reviewed these for our Fintastic or Nah section, they would definitely be FINTASTIC!!!

Love, Peace and Sharkyness
~~~~~shArky~~~~~

PS… Yes, I’m aware there are no pics of the finished Sharkos… I literally attacked them before I remember to take a pic…. That ARE that good!!! 

Apr 25, 2017 - Recipes    No Comments

Sharkaroni Pizzabowli

Are you like me….eh, probably no…did you remove all of the toppings from your pizza as a kid? Did you then feed the crust to your dog, who was named Fugly? Ok…so you are sort of like me but not exactly, but that’s OK. (Yes, my dog was named Fugly. Yes, I was probably 10-ish so that may not have been the best name)

I didn’t make my wife my Sharkette for nothing…she is perfect, in every way and this recipe goes to show it. She didn’t know that I wasn’t a huge crust fan as a kid, yet she found a recipe, tweaked it and came up with a way for us to eat all the best parts of a pizza- and it fits into the keto lifestyle and it taste amazing!

So here is a great recipe- it’s pretty filling and gives you the amazing taste of pizza without all the carbs.

Another low carb option is our “Hammer Head Pizza Dough” which you can find right here…over in the recipe section!

.50 of an onion
.50 green bell pepper
.25 tsp ground black pepper
1 can of peeled tomatoes, diced, no salt added
.50 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
.50 tsp dried oregano, ground
1.5 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
17 slices of turkey pepperoni
16 oz. ground chuck (80/20)
.25 tsp salt

You can also use sausage instead of ground chuck but I have a rough time eating sausage due to some of the seasoning that is in there, so we go with good ol’ cow.

It’s pretty easy, fry up the ground chuck like you were going to make taco meat, cut up the onion and green bell pepper.

Put a layer of ground chuck into a baking dish, then layer on everything else ending with the pepperoni on top.

Pop into a preheated even (400 degrees) and let it cook for about 20-25 minutes and you are good to go.

Ours was a bit watery because we blended the tomatoes into a sauce, and I think that pulled the water out of the tomatoes, but it was still amazing. I’m not a big fan of tomatoes and it’s easier to eat them if I think they are pizza sauce….I’m weird…so what…who cares?

This made 4 servings –

474 calories
33.3g fat
34.4g protein
7.3g carbs (5.8g net carbs)
1.5g fiber 
650.8mg sodium

It also has a lot of other great stuff like vitamin A, C, calcium and iron.

You could use regular diced tomatoes that have more salt since sodium is needed in keto, use regular pepperoni, add mushrooms or whatever else you like on your pizza.

OR

You could just stuff the entire package of turkey pepperoni into your mouth…which is what I do sometimes.

Love, Peace and Sharkness
~~~~~shArky~~~~~

Apr 24, 2017 - Recipes, Weight Loss    No Comments

Shark Piss…I Mean Sharkfee

I’m a member of some keto Facebook groups and it seems the admins of some of them get a little crazy when you use the term “bulletproof coffee” when you are talking about coffee with non-salted butter, coconut oil or heavy whipping cream. They believe it causes much confusion and delay.

Bulletproof Coffee is actually a trademark- there is a difference in Bulletproof Coffee and bulletproof coffe….one is a name brand and one is something you just throw together. 

The actual Bulletproof Coffee is something you can get from a webpage and it has their brand of “fancy” coffee with some “fancy” grass-fed butter or ghee stuff and some “fancy” brain octane oil.

Now, by “fancy”, I actually mean expensive.

Most of us just make the “bulletproof coffee” that you can find on the internet that has just normal coffee, coconut oil and grass-fed unsalted butter or heavy whipping cream.

It seems that we need SOMETHING to call this delicious, frothy goodness and since this is my website and I don’t want you to get confused…I’ll call mine Shark Piss.

Mmmmmmmmmm Shark Piss….

Ok, fine…that doesn’t sound like something you would want to drink.

So, let’s call it – Sharkfee. (or Cream of Shark…which also doesn’t sound very pleasant.)

This was created by my amazing wife, the Original Sharkette and she basically just Googled…”bulletproof coffee” and saw that it was way too expensive so then she clicked on another link of a homemade version and boom! We stole that recipe, made a very slight change and renamed it Shark Piss….no, I mean…Sharkfee.

Basically, get some coffee….I don’t care what kind- we use K-cups or usually whatever is cheapest…I think this time our selection was Kroger brand. Make that cup o’ coffee and then throw in –

1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp pure coconut oil
2 tbsp sugar free chocolate syrup

*must blend in a blender to fully mix. 

Now, you can use ANY sugar free syrup or none at all…we like chocolate. We found some at the Dollar Tree and picked it up.

Our version doesn’t have as much calories, which could be good or bad, depending on what you are going for.

1 serving (a cup/K-cup) is –

220 calories
1g carb
25g fat
0g protein

This is a good drink to help get enough healthy fat; which is a must for me because I eat a lot of chicken and meat and sometimes drink a Premier Protein shake for breakfast.

Now I’m not a DR but coconut oil has some great health benefits and I’m thinking that “fancy brain octane” could just be coconut oil but I don’t really care enough to research it.

SO…here is some fancy stuff I stole from Livestrong.com-

“Coconut oil contains a unique form of saturated fats known as medium-chain triglycerides. Unlike other saturated fats, MCTs provide an energy source for the body, rather than being stored, according to “Supplements 101” by Jim Stoppani. The fats contained in coconut oil may also help to boost thermogenesis and/or fat burning in the body. You can take either organic virgin coconut oil or isolated MCT supplements extracted from coconuts. Follow a few guidelines to add coconut oil to your fitness program.”

Now…if YOU are a member of a keto Facebook group, be sure to use “Shark Piss” when you are talking about our version of this drink! Do not cause confusion and delay!

Wait…I meant Sharkfee.

Love, Peace and Sharkness
~~~~~shArky~~~~~

Apr 20, 2017 - Recipes    No Comments

Sharked Eggs

Yesterday, I saw someone post a picture of deviled eggs and I about lost it- the cravings hit and I was dying for one.

So….last night, I put some recipes together and came up with one that I call – Sharked Eggs.

Now, I’m not much of a cook but I’m learning and this was the FIRST time every making my version (or any version) of deviled eggs…and I must say, they turned out pretty amazing.

RECIPE

12 Eggs
½ cup mayo
3 tbsp chives
1 tsp mustard
1 pinch of salt
1 dash of pepper
Some sprinkles of paprika
Some bacon

It’s really pretty easy- you hard boil the eggs. I put the eggs in water with some salt, turned the heat up on HIGH until it came to a rapid boil, then I covered them…turned the heat off and let them set for about 12-14 minutes and they turned out perfect. I then put them directly into some ice water and then de-shelled them under running cold water. Worked perfectly.

Cut the eggs in half and remove the yolk- should be a little ball of goodness.

Then, just mix all the stuff up with the yolk and stir really well, fill up the egg halves, sprinkle some paprika and then put little pieces of bacon in them for the shark fins.

The bacon adds some crunchy, flavor and just goes really well with eggs.

This makes 12 servings, just remember that a serving is 2 of them, which equals one egg.

MACROS (per serving, 2 Sharked Eggs)

Carbs – 0.5g
Fat – 13.1g
Protein – 7.3g
Calories – 152

Love, Peace and Sharkyness
~~~~shArky~~~~~

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