Keto Pizza Stuffed Peppers

I love Keto recipes that include peppers – like the keto philly cheese steak sloppy joes that were a super big hit in my house. So when I found this Keto Pizza Stuffed Peppers, I knew they’d be a big hit as well.

Ingredients: 

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  • 1 pound Italian sausage or turkey Italian sausage (you could also use links and remove them from the casing)
  •  1 tablespoon olive oil
  •  1 small onion
  •  1 T garlic minced
  •  14 oz. jar pizza sauce 
  •  2 tsp. dried oregano
  •  3 large red bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise and remove stem and seeds 
  •  4 oz. pepperoni
  •  2 1/2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese

Recipe: 

    • Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Lightly spray a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish or large baking sheet with olive oil
    • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, breaking sausage apart with a spatula as it cooks. Cook until sausage is nicely browned.
    • While the sausage cooks, cut 10 pepperoni slices in half and the remaining pepperoni into fourths.
    • Cut peppers in half and removing the seeds and the stem end.
    • When sausage is nicely browned, push it to the side and add the onions and garlic.  Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
    • Add the dried oregano and sauce into the sausage mixture, turn heat to low, and simmer until the sauce is reduced and thickened.
    • Turn off heat, let the mixture cool slightly, then add the chopped pepperoni and 2 cups grated Mozzarella, stirring gently so it’s well-mixed with the sausage mixture.

keto pizza stuffed peppers

  • Fill each pepper with the pizza mixture.  I found it’s easiest to hold the pepper in your hand over the pan while you fill and then add it to the baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and add grated cheese and four pepperoni halves to the top of each pepper. Place back in the oven and bake 25 minutes, or until the cheese is nicely browned, peppers are cooked.
  • Serve hot and enjoy! 

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Home Architecture: Tips For Choosing A Soundproof Window


There are a lot of ways in which loud noises can impact our health. Not only is the constant rumble coming from the outside deafening and unpleasant, it also affects our sleep and can lead to hearing problems, as well as stress accumulation. Fortunately, there is something that can ease our pain and reduce the frequencies that infiltrate our houses.

When trying to make your home, office, or any other property as noise-proof as possible, you should look for a soundproof window option that works best, or a way to do this yourself on your existing frames. If you are searching for an easier solution which does not involve replacing your windows, then the best thing to do is to start a do-it-yourself project.

However, when you are redecorating your home for whatever reason, you might also want to take silence into consideration. Better yet, silence can be the reason you start redecorating at all. In any of these cases, do a proper research and get yourself a product that will allow you to get some peaceful and quiet time in your own home.

Soundproof Windows

One of the best options to make your house feel more like home and stop getting annoyed by all the outside fussing and buzzing is to install noise reduction windows. The market offers a wide variety of these products. However, having more choices means having a hard time to decide.

Generally, these difficulties in making a choice stem from one crucial classification. Namely, there are double glazed and triple glazed windows, and they have both proved to be a good soundproofing option. Therefore, these are the two types that you should pay attention to when deciding to shop for this crucial part of your property.

Double Glazed

So, let’s get started. In its simplest form, the term “double glazed” means that the window is constructed with two panes of glass. This is the most commonly used type on modern houses. Given the double glass, and thanks to the gap between the panes, these provide a good level of insulation. They are also known to be quite affordable.

More benefits of a double glazing: https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Double_glazing

When it comes to blocking the annoying noises, I suppose that you can make a conclusion on your own. Nevertheless, let me say a few words. It is only logical that two panes provide a better sound protection than a single pane. Due to that, this window type is one of the logical solutions for when you need to reduce the hustling and bustling sound frequencies that creep into your property and make it an unbearable living area.

So, what does this mean in terms of cost? Well, these types of windows can cost approximately between $800 and $1500 per square meter. Of course, this is a bit more expensive than the single pane, but for a good reason.

Triple Glazed

If you now know what double glazed windows are, could you possibly guess what being triple glazed means? Of course, it means that they are made of three panes. The gaps between can be filled with xenon, argon, or krypton. This helps keep the heat inside your house. These windows are also perfect energy savers. Here’s more info.

But, what does it all mean when it comes to soundproofing? Well, take another wild guess. If two panes make for a good noise redactor, could you only imagine what three panes can do? These are known as a splendid sound insulator. So, if you decide to use them, there is no doubt that you will enjoy some silent and tranquil days and nights in your home.

An extra pane of reinforced glass also means an extra gap to be filled with gas. Additionally, it also means some extra bucks. This wasn’t surprising, was it? With three rows of glass, you get additional protection and some more benefits, as well. So, it’s no wonder that it might cost more than the first option.

Which Is Better?

Given the above mentioned, one simple question pops into my head. Since there is more glass, more insulating gaps, and simply more room between you and the outside world, does all of that mean that triple glazed windows are better? Well, experts cannot seem to agree on this one.

Essentially, I would argue that the double glazed windows can be a good enough solution for your noise issues and that you might not need this extra layer of protection. But, there are some more factors to be taken into consideration when making this decision. Mainly, you want to look at the long term benefits. The second type might be more durable. So, if you are planning on living in a particular house for a long time without changing it, it might be a good idea to pay some extra cash and upgrade to triple glazed windows.

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Cheesy Ham and Cauliflower Casserole

Another great and easy Keto recipe that your whole family will enjoy. These Keto Cheesy Ham & Cauliflower casserole is easy to make, and even easier to enjoy! This is a pretty popular dinner in our household,

Keto casseroles like the Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole are always a big hit since they are easier to make than some other recipes.

Is Cheesy Ham & Casserole Freezable?
It is actually! It should keep for a few weeks, or refrigerated for a few days.

Ingredients:
4 large eggs, beaten
1/2 a head of cauliflower, florets only
3 cups of shredded cheese, reserve a cup for the top
4 slices of pre-cooked ham, 1/2 inch thick and diced
2 cups of fresh spinach, sliced
1/2 medium-sized red onion, coarsely diced
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
ceramic baking dish

cheesy ham and cauliflower casserole

Directions:
Grease or oil a 9 inch round or square oven-safe dish that is about 2 1/2 inches deep.

Prepare all ingredient prior to making layers in the oven-safe dish. Place a layer of spinach on the bottom, followed by a layer of cauliflower florets, and a layer of onion.

Sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese over these layers and 1/2 of the spices.

Beat 2 of the eggs in a small bowl and pour evenly over this mixture.

Finally, place 1/2 of the diced ham on top.

Repeat the above steps to make a second layer.

Top the ham with the remaining cup of cheese and bake the casserole uncovered at 350 F for 30 minutes.

At the end of the cooking time, brown the top under a broiler for 2 to 3 minutes.

Watch this closely so you don’t burn the top.

Serve warm.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

cheesy ham and cauliflower casserole

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Keto Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets

So Chick-Fil-A has been amazing at making some low carb options for their customers. Grilled nuggets, kale salad, no sugar lemonade, sugar free iced tea, and the list goes on. And as great as these items are, I still kinda miss that breaded chicken nugget!  So I decided to take a crack at these Keto Copycat Chick-Fil-A nuggets.

So here’s how you start, it does have a bit of prep time (the marinade) marinate the chicken in pickle juice for approx 2 hours.

Now the first time I made this I didn’t do exact measurements, so I would just mix to taste on the seasonings.

keto copycat chick-fil-A nuggets

Ingredients needed:
Chicken breast
Mayo
Egg
Crushed BBQ pork rinds
Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Salt and pepper
sugar free ketchup (optional) or sugar free bbq sauce

Directions: 

Cut chicken breasts into chunks

Mix egg and mayo together, and coat chicken chunks

For the breading mix equal parts pork rinds and Parmesan cheese
and season generously with garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper

Cook in air fryer at 400 degrees for 15 minutes

Serve, and enjoy!

 

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Keto Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

So last year I decided to take the plunge and buy an air fryer. It was one of the best decisions I have made. The kids and I have so much fun making different foods in the air fryer, and it’s been very beneficial for eating healthy. One of my favorite things to make is this Keto air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus. It’s delicious and doesn’t take too long to make one batch.

This can be a great snack, or go along with some grilled chicken or steak. My family loves asparagus, and of course bacon always helps =)

keto air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus

Ingredients:

  • 30 Spears of asparagus (1 bundle from the store)
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese grated
  • 5 Strips of bacon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Break the woody part of each stem off of the asparagus spears. 
  3. Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and add the olive oil, garlic powder, as well as salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine well. 
  4. Separate the asparagus spears into 5 even bundles. 
  5. Wrap each bundle of asparagus around the bottom with a strip of bacon. 
  6. Cook the asparagus bundles for 8-12 minutes depending on the side of your spears and bundles. You want the bacon to start to be crispy and the spears to become tender. 
  7. Top the bundles with the Parmesan cheese and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes before serving. 

keto air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus

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