Book Review
The Ketogenic Kitchen (Kale Crackers)

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It's no news that the ketogenic diet has numerous health benefits. Apart from weight management, the ketogenic approach can be used to treat health conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, and even cancer.

This week I had the rare opportunity to review a fantastic cookbook, The Ketogenic Kitchen written by Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly. Domini is a food writer and restaurateur, and Patricia is a nutritional therapist who runs two popular websites ParticiaDaly.com and KetoForYou.com. Patricia was also one of the experts at the Keto Summit and her talk "Cancer: A Practical Approach for Preventing and Healing with Keto" is one of the must-watch interviews.

You can buy The Ketogenic Kitchen by Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly on Amazon.

What You'll Find in The Book

  • over 200 low-carb & keto recipes organised in categories with ingredient amounts also in grams
  • guides to low-carb ("The Low-Carb Way" chapter) & keto eating ("The Ketogenic Way" chapter)
  • four weekly ketogenic meal plans
  • Domini's and Patricia's stories on how they battled cancer
  • Patricia's tips for cancer treatment and recovery

What I Like About The Book

This book is pretty unique and it's so much more than just a cookbook. Both Patricia and Domini have successfully battled their way through cancer and share their personal experience and practical tips on how a low-carb approach can help nourish your body for optimal health.

This book is full of delicious recipes that are quick and easy to prepare with few ingredients - and the photos are mouthwatering! All recipes are low-carb and most are ketogenic and paleo/ primal.

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Who Is This Book For

The first part of the book by Domini is suitable for those who follow a low-carb approach, while the second part by Patricia is ideal for those who follow a ketogenic (i.e. very low-carb) diet. Apart from recipes, this book also includes well-researched tips and easy-to-follow diet plans that are perfect for those who are new to the diet.

Keto Kale Crackers

Today I'm sharing one of the many amazing recipes from The Ketogenic Kitchen: Kale Crackers! The ingredient I was most excited about in this recipe are Brazil nuts. There is no better dietary source of selenium which is essential for thyroid health and great for those with thyroid issues, like me! These keto crackers are crispy and taste great, especially with low-carb toppings such as:

What Patricia says about her recipe:
These crackers are fabulous with pestos, pâtés, guacamole and all kinds of spreads. We know for a fact that most people wouldn’t go far without bread and crackers, which is why you’ll find several recipes for them throughout the book. These crackers can be frozen, but they also keep for at least five days in an airtight container.

Book Review: The Ketogenic Kitchen (Kale Crackers)

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Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per cracker)

1.2 grams 1 grams 2.3 grams 8 grams 2.8 grams 85 calories
Total Carbs2.2grams
Fiber1grams
Net Carbs1.2grams
Protein2.3grams
Fat8grams
of which Saturated2.8grams
Calories85kcal
Magnesium36mg (9% RDA)
Potassium100mg (5% EMR)

Nutrition facts are calculated from 28 crackers. Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6%), protein (11%), fat (83%)

Ingredients (makes 20-28 crackers)

Note: You can make your own Chinese five spice blend. Simply mix equal parts of ground cinnamon, ground cloves, fennel seed powder, star anise powder and Szechwan peppercorn powder.

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 °C/ 300 °F. Line a baking tray with nonstick baking paper. I used strong baking paper lined with aluminium foil on one side that won't stick or tear. Book Review: The Ketogenic Kitchen (Kale Crackers)
  2. Put the kale leaves into a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients ... Book Review: The Ketogenic Kitchen (Kale Crackers)
  3. ... and process again to a smooth paste. Using a spatula, spread the paste onto the lined tray as thinly as possible. Book Review: The Ketogenic Kitchen (Kale Crackers)
  4. Bake for 55–70 minutes, depending on how crunchy you like the crackers. Allow to cool down, then break them into pieces by hand or using a pizza cutter.
    I wanted to make the crackers extra thin and used 1 1/2 baking sheets and made 28 crackers (instead of 20 crackers).
    Book Review: The Ketogenic Kitchen (Kale Crackers)
  5. Serve with healthy keto dips (see suggestions above). Book Review: The Ketogenic Kitchen (Kale Crackers)

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Hi there, I am just wonder how these awesome crackers last for, do you have to refrigerate them as well?

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I kept mine at room temperature (in an airtight container) for about 5 days until we ate them all but I think you can keep them for up to 2 weeks.

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My husband and I started following a keto diet in January interspersed with paleo.  It was not for weight loss or control but to see if the lack of carbs would starve my husbands prostate cancer cells and lower the PSA count. He opted out of radiation and is using hormone deprevation and the keto diet as well as exercise. I remain the head chef, so am constantly planning appropriate keto meals to stay on task. Your book looks delicious and inspiring.   Sylvia

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Eating this way gives me a clarity and stamina I had only previously dreamed of. I no longer need will power, just knowing the facts and applying them diligently, I simply feel fabulous. I feel it is the way for me to live my life in full, engaging with the world and people, rather than getting lost and hiding away in small indulgences.

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I need to lose a lot of weight, and I think the keto diet would be great for my health too (and my mom and kids too).  I am insulin resistant and every time I have any carbs (even just one cracker) I feel extremely tired afterwards and either need a nap, or am useless for the rest of the day.  I really need to take action now, and the cookbook will help me with awesome recipes to make for myself and my family.  My mom has osteo-arthritis and she feels less pain when eating keto, although I've run out of recipe ideas, and eating the same thing almost every day makes it difficult to follow an eating plan, so the cookbook will help there in a big way 😊

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I would love to have a copy of this cookbook as I have stage 4 breast cancer and am using the keto diet to help kill cancer cells.  I'm also not eating dairy or red meat so I have less choices of food.  I've been looking for a good cracker recipe in the last couple of weeks and this might fill the bill.  I still have kale in the garden.
Thanks for the preview!

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I would love to add this to my weight loss journey on keto! Looks like a great resource.

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Would love the cookbook!

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I follow the keto diet for weight loss.

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I follow low carb diet for weight loss and health related reasons.

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I would absolutely LOVE to have this book. I am just starting out on my keto journey, for health and longevity reasons. Thanks for all your awesome support!

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Really looking forward to getting this book,  especially having heard Patricia Daly's talk on The Female Brain Summit recently.

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The keto diet has helped me lose unwanted weight I thought I could never lose.

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Trying keto for weight loss & blood sugar management.

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I would love to have a copy of this book! i have it on my wish list at Amazon but just can't afford it yet.
thanks much for your giveaways!

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I have just re-started following a keto diet in order to control my blood sugar (I have type 1 diabetes) and to see if it helps with my symptoms of Hashimoto's. I was inspired to try again due to Martina having Hashimoto's herself. An added bonus is I've lost 5lbs in a week!

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To improve my fibro symptoms and to be able to have some semblance of an active life.

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To burn fat.

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I follow keto diet to manage ovarian cancer.

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I strive to follow keto for weight loss, less hunger, no sugar cravings, awesome skin, and mood stabilization.

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My triglycerides went from 186 down to 93! Also, I am making these krackers😋 right now. I used course black pepper and garlic powder instead of five spice. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes!!!

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Through the Keto way of eating I've been able to lower my A1C's into a much healthier range and so far have lost 24 lbs.

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I love ketogenic lifestyle for a few reasons: firstly, food is more satiating, I can eat just once or twice a day; then- it help me fighting with my ED problems; and of course, keto meals are super delicious, I love fat! 😉

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I am trying to follow the ketogenic diet to help self manage multiple autoimmune diseases.  

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The keto way of life leaves me feeling satisfied, free of the ups and downs of sugar cravings, and steadily losing weight. I've never felt better!

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