The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO 5-Ingredient Cookbook
100 Easy-Peasy Recipes Low in Carbs, Big on Flavor
by Stephanie Laska; William Laska
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Pub Date 08 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 08 Jul 2021
After losing 140 pounds on the keto diet, bestselling author Stephanie Laska makes the keto diet more accessible and foolproof than ever before with these 100 delicious recipes made with only 5 (or fewer) main ingredients!
The easy-going approach of The DIRTY, LAZY KETO 5-Ingredient Cookbook makes weight loss manageable, sustainable, and even fun. Packed with her trademark sass and practical advice, Stephanie teaches the proven fundamentals of dirty keto cooking in a way that gets you excited and motivated. You’ll find 100 easy, great-tasting classic recipes that the entire family will enjoy—even the pickiest eaters.
Making the keto diet more convenient than ever, this is a flexible, honest, real-world approach to losing weight that anyone can accomplish. In this cookbook, you’ll find no judgment—just plenty of support to help you pursue your own unique path to sustainable healthy weight loss—not perfection. This is lazy keto at its finest!
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Date reviewed/posted: April 9, 2021 Publication date: June 8, 2021 When life for the entire galaxy and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup and #lockdown to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #thirdwave ( #fourthwave #fifthwave?) is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. Save time and money all while losing weight with bestselling author Stephanie Laska’s most convenient, easy, and flavorful keto recipes that only require 5 (or fewer) main ingredients. After losing 140 pounds on the keto diet, bestselling author Stephanie Laska makes the keto diet more accessible and foolproof than ever before with these 100 delicious recipes made with only 5 (or fewer) main ingredients! The easy-going approach of The DIRTY, LAZY KETO 5-Ingredient Cookbook makes weight loss manageable, sustainable, and even fun. Packed with her trademark sass and practical advice, Stephanie teaches the proven fundamentals of dirty keto cooking in a way that gets you to find 100 easy, great-tasting classic recipes that the entire family will enjoy—even the pickiest eaters. Making the keto diet more convenient than ever, this is a flexible, honest, real-world approach to losing weight that anyone can accomplish. In this cookbook, you’ll find no judgment—just plenty of support to help you pursue your own unique path to sustainable healthy weight loss—not perfection. This is lazy keto at its finest! The LASKA WAY is the WAY TO WIN THE WEIGHT LOSS. I own all of their books and recommend them on a weekly basis to many people who are looking for "diet books" and ways to lose weight and KETO IS THE WAY TO DO IT!!! The way to easily "keto it" are explained and these recipes are so freaking awesome ---- I mean, who wants a 500 ingredient recipe with 40000 steps? (Gordon Ramsay??!!) That said, these recipes are well written and understandable by cooks of all levels and the photos make the food very appealing to myself and other lovers of food out there. What I especially love about the book is that it uses MOSTLY whole ingredients instead of pre-prepared and packaged foods. I do draw the line at making my own cheese beyond a quickly-made mozzarella, and canning tomatoes but the more "ingredients" you use the better. My one nephew says that I never have any food in my house, only ingredients --- that is why I cook so much. I also refuse to eat or cook with Frankenfoods such as "chick'n" and its 88 ingredients vs. 🐔chicken🐔 having one and cheese that does not come from an animal is udder nonsense!) As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/snowflakes / literally-like-overusers etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩
Here it is! This is it! This is the cook book written “for the rest of us.” My husband and I are going low carb but I have been so overwhelmed with the weird ingredients and expensive items that seem to be so common in other cookbooks for people who seem to have unlimited time to spend cooking and unlimited funds to spend. This one is made for the rest of us. The grocery shopping list is full of normal items that we can find at our usual store. Even the tips are for the average person, common sense with some Keto experienced knowledge. I love that the table of contents up front not only has recipe sections but also the names of the recipes so you can just peek through and pick out something without flipping through the whole breakfast section. The pictures are beautiful and I find myself wanting to try lots of new recipes!!
I have loved all of Stephanie Laska's Dirty, Lazy, Keto books and this one is no exception! In addition to awesome recipes, this book gives you a sample shopping list, tips for covering up mistakes, and a list of recommended kitchen tools. She also uses personal examples to help with your weight loss experience.
A Keto diet is complicated, right? There are weird menus and long shopping lists, right? Wrong! In The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO 5-Ingredient Cookbook, Stephanie Laska and her husband show you just how easy and simple a keto diet can be! So how do you start? Stephanie goes through the basics of a keto diet, including a guide to reading food labels and a food pyramid. Then come the basics. There is a list of the kitchen equipment needed. There’s nothing unusual here, just what the average cook has in her/his kitchen already. Staples are next: salt, pepper, olive oil, vegetable broth, etc. This list is important because Stephanie assumes you have these staples on hand and does not count them as some of the five ingredients that make up each recipe. She even includes a sample shopping list. Then come the recipes. 100 keto recipes organized into sections for breakfast, soups and salads, desserts and more. Easy to understand icons let you know whether the recipe is cooked in one pot, suitable for guests, for picky eaters, etc. It is hard to pick a favorite recipe from The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO 5-Ingredient Cookbook but, to me, these are standouts. Drive-thru Bacon burger salad, Phony Philly Cheesesteak, Jalapeño Whispy Crisps (bacon and two kinds of cheese!), and Gold Star Sushi. Stephanie and William Laska believe that “You don’t have to be a professional chef or a mathematician to lose weight with DIRTY LAZY KETO” and it shows in this cookbook. Gorgeous photographs, funny recipe titles and the thought of so many delicious meals ahead makes this a standout on your cookbook shelf. 5 stars. Thank you to NetGalley, Adams Media and Stephanie and William Laska for this ARC.
Easy recipes for keto dieters. I like that nutrition information is on the page with the recipes and that there are icons to guide you to the correct recipe for your needs.
The titles of recipes alone is worth the price for the book. The authors make keto recipes easy to follow with easy to find ingredients. This is definitely not a stuffy uptight diet cookbook. You know the ones were you feel defeated before you even start? There’s recipes in here for every meal and snacks. Desserts and drinks are even included. Following this book will help you stay focused and help you succeed with keto.
THANK YOU Net Galley for a copy of The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO 5- Ingredient Cookbook. Wow I love this cookbook!!! I'm going to really really use this cookbook. I like the simple, delicious looking recipes with a great variety. Thank you!! 5 stars!
Great book for those of us that want to eat healthier without spending all of our time and money in the kitchen!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was excited to read this book as I have been a follower of Keto for the last few years and I am always looking for new recipes. I found this book to be comprehensive and filled with recipes that are simple to understand with ingredients that most all Keto followers would have on hand. I especially appreciated all the one pot/one dish meals. I think all of these recipes would be enjoyed by the entire family, even the non-keto people. There were a variety of recipes and I appreciated the info provided with each one which made it easier to keep track of carbs, net carbs and calories. At the front of the book is a good primer on the keto lifestyle, which anyone new to keto would be able to comprehend. Overall I thin this is an exceptional cookbook, and a must have for anyone serious about following the ketogenic lifestyle.
Finally! A keto cookbook that doesn't require a thousand ingredients per recipe. Beyond basic pantry staples, which most on keto already have, these recipes are truly only 5 ingredients. There is a wide variety to choose from and all are organized as such: No cook, Less mess, I'm hangry (my favorite), Picky eaters?, Fancy enough for guests, and Vegetarian-ish. All recipes include a detailed nutritional panel, as well as a tip & options column for substitutions or suggestions. I love the no frills and casual tone within the cookbook. It really feels like I'm at my friend's house and she's sharing her personal keto recipes hacks with me, The only downside, in my opinion, is lack of photographs. But honestly, the sheer density of recipes makes up for that fact. You can't go wrong with this cookbook! Save it for those days when you really don't feel like making a 5 star meal from scratch. Gift it to your friend that is slammed with work but still needs quick dinner options.
I have been following Stephanie Laska for a while and have read all of her books. I have been recently trying the keto way and this book has been very helpful. These are quick meals with few ingredients. I recommend her books to anyone who is not STRICT keto.
I received this advanced reader copy as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I love the variety and simplicity of this cookbook. The recipes are delicious but so easy to make and the tips make keto easy to stick with in tough situations.
This. Is. Perfect!!! I didn't have much luck sticking to a strict keto diet but I believe I'll be doing much better with this informative book!
Stephanie is one of my favorite keto authors and this cookbook is one of my favorite keto cookbooks. I love that her definition of "dirty, lazy" does not mean unhealthy. She uses lots of vegetables, avoids fake cheat keto foods like keto bread and ice cream, reminds us to still be mindful of portions and dairy, and sets a great example by keeping fit (she says she wrote the cookbook while using her treadmill standing desk, which sounds like torture to me but is definitely inspiring). She does tend to use more crushed pork rinds than I'd like but she also says you can use TVP instead. I'm not going to use that either but I admire her creativity. There are color photos for about half the recipes and a fair number are dairy free and/or vegetarian. Nutritional information is provided and an extensive section at the front explains what keto is what she means by dirty, lazy (basically, no keto police and just count carbs instead of obsessing about every macro). While I'm a little more clean keto than she is, I will happily use many of these recipes. I also love her fun personality, which comes through in the book with a perfect balance of encouraging, sincere, funny and real. I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.
I'm so glad I got my hands on this cookbook! I don't follow a Keto diet but I love simple and healthy recipes. I was not expecting to get much out of the book beyond a few new recipes but the secrets for success section was an excellent addition. I think my favorite part of the cookbook is how each recipe has a very clear nutrition label. The tips and opinions portion of each recipe is pretty great too. I can't wait to cook my way through this book!
This book has a TON of information and a TON of awesome looking recipes. I would for sure recommend this!
Overall, this cookbook is pretty good. The recipes are all very simple and include nutritional facts. There are not as many pictures as I would like, maybe pictures for 1/3 of the recipes? Also, many of the recipes use pretty processed and unhealthy ingredients. However, if your focus is just low carb and quick, this nails it. The recipes all sound pretty yummy, with easy to find ingredients and simple instructions. There are a broad range of recipes as well. I'm excited to try some of them out!
This is another great collection of interesting and innovative recipes from the folks at Dirty, Lazy Keto that will let your have your cake (and bread), and stay low carb! I will be interested in trying the famous chaffle, the keto waffle. The "Englsh Muffin" is delicious, and will become a staple with my breakfast. The stroganoff recipe looks delicious, and you will not miss the carb-laden pasta. This book will help you enjoy the low carb way of eating as you lose weight.
Cookbooks have so many ingredients for each recipe, it adds up in $$. Its great to see a more realistic book which keeps meals relatively low cost. As to whether Keto is the way of the future or not, that is yet to be seen. But get some good, user-friendly recipes in the meantime.
Extremely educational for anyone wishing to learn more about the keto lifestyle. I loved the beginning pantry list.
Wow!!! Amazing recipes and pictures in this cookbook. I love the straightforward, easy conversation style of the authors. I chuckled a lot reading a cookbook! The breakdown of cooking terms, measurements, alternative ingredient options and images index makes the task of cooking (one that I find overwhelming) seem achievable and fun. As someone who is very lazy when it comes to cooking (if it's pre-chopped, pre-rinsed, pre-anything...I'm sold), I found these quick meals, desserts AND cocktails hard to resist. I'm also new to the Keto diet and find it difficult to find meals I actually enjoy and that stick to the requirements. I tried a great deal of the recipes included and the crowd pleasers among Keto and non-Keto eaters alike were the Chocolate Chip Muffins in a Jiffy, Crash Course Carnitas and the Canoodling Crab Rangoons! Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Thankyou to Netgalley and Adams Media for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This book is a fresh and fun look at the keeto diet. Set out well, with a great symbol system. Easy to follow, with some straightforward, tastey recipes. If you are considering Keeto, this is a must. Highly recommended.
This was perfect and just what I needed to kick start my re-dedication to my Keto lifestyle. Helpful tips and tricks are so much appreciated!
Another amazing cookbook from The Laska's!! I really enjoy the way they break the keto diet down to manageable "rules." The recipes are easy to make and utilize easily accessible ingredients.
This is a really great collection of advice and recipes. It would be perfect for anyone who is just starting on a keto or low carb journey. There's is lots of inspiration and meal ideas in these pages.
Loved the tone of the writers in this reference book.! They explained what keto is and how it can help many of us in way that was not boring. The explanations were not just info-dumping, but it was broken it down in a reader friendly manner. I like the idea of the 5 ingredient meals, but variety of recipes was lacking for me. But overall, it is an excellent book for those who are barely starting on their keto journey. Thank you Netgalley for the copy in exchange for an honest review.
Honestly, the cover explains it all. These are easy and quick and, of course, only having 5 ingredients is amazing. The thing I like the most is that the recipes are normal. So many recipe books seem to have these fancy ingredients that I would never use and don’t want to buy or find. Great resource for anyone doing the not strict keto life!
There was so much keto-y (sure, that's a word) goodness in this book I don't even know where to start! Every picture was drool-worthy! If I * absolutely * had to narrow it down though, I suppose the ones I'm most exited to try first are the "Punk Peanut Butter Chaffle", "Pickle-Tickled Ranch Dressing", "Sick Day Saltines" (I've never seen a keto saltine recipe and I have been doing keto for ages!), and the "Canoodling Crab Rangoons". Are you hungry just reading those recipe names?? Cuz I sure am.
Off the bat, I appreciated the quick guide on the index! Next to each recipe, you find symbols that let you know if the recipe is no-cook, less mess, for picky eaters, when you're starving, for when you want to serve guests or have a meatless meal. I loved the language used in this book; the authors delivered Dirty Keto 101 lessons with upbeat, friendly language and used graphics as a visual reminder. The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO 5-Ingredient Cookbook is exceptionally user-friendly. The recipes ARE easy to follow and contain a quick practical guide to the nutritional info, net carbs, what pantry staples you'd use (complete list suggested earlier in the book), and tips and tricks to make cooking the recipe easy! I also loved how you find recipes for every meal of the day! Disclaimer: I first read it as an ARC. In exchange for an honest review, I am thankful to Stephanie Laska, William Laska, Adams Media, and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO 5-Ingredient Cookbook.
There are some really great recipes in this book. The Chaffles!! I love the recipe icons and how easy it is to find a recipe you want to make based on your laziness factor. Don't want to cook, look for recipes with the No Cook symbol. You went to the gym and you feel like you are starving, look for meals with the I'm Hangry symbol. You can even search for recipes based on the number of carbs left in your daily allotment! The net carbs are listed in BIG, BOLD, writing, per serving, on each recipe page. I won't make any of the recipes with almond flour because of my allergy and my excessive laziness (don't want to math out a substitute flour). I wish that Keto recipe books would include a substitute flour to make the recipe nut-free (this is a wish I have with every Keto recipe book I have read) in the tips section, i.e. for nut-free use (blank) amount of (blank) flour, please note this substitution increases the net carbs to (blank) per serving.
Easy-to-make dishes with easy-to-understand recipes for those looking to dip their toe into the ketogenic lifestyle.
I am a massive fan of the KETO way of live, having lost nearly 2 stone whilst being on it. Once you get you head around the fact that things you believe aren't good for you like butter, cheese and oils can be in the right quantities. Not only did this help me loose weight but it also massively helped my gut health and stopped bloating. This is a great addition to the books already out there, and explains in details the groups of foods you should have together and in what ratio. Also as most of the recipes only use 5 ingredients or less this is great for people with busy lives who don't have time to sit and batch cook in advance and most of the stuff I already having in my cupboard. I love the how each one is broken down simply and your Net carbs and other nutritional information is there in black and white, makes things so much easier for people trying to keep track. There are some lovely recipes and so helpful that they have pictures next to them so you can see what you are making. I have already tried a few of them and I have to say the 'Simple Salami Skewers' have already become a favourite of mine and they are so easy to make. Recipes like these make keto a joy rather than a job. Thank you for NetGalley for an advance copy of this book.
I can't even! (stay out of the kitchen since receiving this cookbook!) Seriously, I've had this book only 3 days and I've made 6 recipes! First, let me say that I own a plethora of cookbooks, some keto, and some not. I have FINALLY found a cookbook that is written in a real world, conversational, and humorous style, as if two friends were preparing a meal together. Also, I REALLY wish that I had found this book when I began my keto journey, when the keto lifestyle appeared so restrictive and expensive, and trudging through all of the (conflicting) information was so very stressful. Stephanie's no-nonsense approach to the ketogenic way of eating is refreshing! I absolutely love that each recipe includes the serving size and the NET carbs per serving, as well as grams of fat, and protein for macro tracking. When applicable, the author even includes 'recommended toppings' and other things after the recipe, including some brand names with their net carb counts!! So much of the work and headache of daily tracking is done for the reader! And who can't appreciate the cute recipe names like 'Bamboozling Bacon Brussel's Sprouts' and 'Dancing Drunken Chicken!' Thus far I have made the Punk Peanut Butter Chaffles (hello, I'm hooked!), Zoomer's Zucchini Salad (so refreshing!), Downpour Parmesan Dressing (I won't use store-bought again!), Jalapeño Wispy Chips (be still my beating heart!), Ridiculous Radish Chips (I'm a convert!) and the 'Orange Crush Chicken (the author crushed it with this one!). I am excited to try more! In addition to the recipes, the tidbits of advice for the individual recipes and cooking in general, measurement charts, recommended kitchen tools, shopping lists, and exercise tips, are so very useful. Not including pantry staples, the recipes are truly 5 ingredients or less! I just love the convenient icons used throughout the recipes, "No Cook," "I'm Hangry," "Less Mess," "Fancy Enough for Guests," and more. I highly recommend this cookbook, whether you follow the keto lifestyle or not! And most especially if you ARE new to the keto lifestyle! Thank you Stephanie Laska, Simon & Schuster, and NetGalley for the free reader's copy.
I have been toying around with the idea of eating keto-style for a while now, but haven’t been able to wrap my mind about the complexity of figuring out all of the math… That being said, THIS cookbook has changed my thinking entirely! It now seems simple and doable. I will definitely use many of the recipes included in this book and I’m looking forward to learning more from their other cookbooks as well. Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Found it quite interesting, some recipes I don't care about but others seem quite delicious and had me planning to make them. The book has some introduction about the keto diet (including a safe list of foods) and a glossary of images to describe each recipe. Each recipe has its nutritional value, which is great, but not all of them have pictures, which I would have preferred. Some recipes do use more than five ingredients, an example can be a cupcake, which is divided by cake (about 5 ingredients) and frosting (about 5 ingredients) but that's understandable. All in all, I think it is a good cookbook to add to the collection, doesn't matter if you follow the keto diet or not.
As with her other cookbooks, Stephanie Laska again provides simple, easy recipes to keep you going on the KETO diet. I look forward to trying all of these recipes! Thank you NetGalley and Adams Media for an ARC of this cookbook in exchange for my honest review!
I love Stephanie’s keto books so when I saw she has a 5-ingredients cookbook, I was super excited. So many easy recipes in here that anyone can do. And most of the ingredients I had on hand already.
The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO 5-Ingredient Cookbook: 100 Easy-Peasy Recipes is the newest cookbook and keto tutorial guide by Stephanie & William Laska. Released 8th June 2021 by Simon & Schuster on their Adams Media imprint, it's 224 pages and is available in paperback and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. For Kindle Unlimited subscribers, this book is currently included in the KU subscription library to borrow and read for free. The introduction covers the basics of the keto lifestyle/diet, including a basic primer on ketosis, macronutrients, tips, ingredients, tools, supplies, how-to, pantry lists and shopping tips, along with an inspiring author background bio. She emphasizes that it's not necessary to spend a ton of money and track every mouthful to be successful at weight loss and maintenance. I found her encouraging and you-can-do-it style of writing engaging and fun. There's a very folksy "vibe" which some readers might find a bit much (but I really liked). There's also a short, concise subchapter on food handling and safety, which was welcome. It should be noted that there is some overlap in the introductory and background sections of this book and the others in the series. The following chapters include the recipes arranged roughly by category: breakfast, soups & salads, snacks, pizza, side dishes, main dishes, and desserts & drinks. The table of contents lists each recipe along with symbols giving a visual guide to different real-life situations (recipes for "hangry" moments, for picky eaters, lacto-ovo vegetarian-ish dishes, superstar keto dishes etc - quite humorous but also *true*). Ingredient measurements are supplied in American standard measurements only. There are a very few exceptions such as prepackaged sweeteners which come in 1 gram serving packets, but mostly no. There's a conversion chart for metric measures in the appendices. The prep times, net carbs, servings, and tips and options are listed in well laid out sidebars. The ingredients are listed in a bullet list followed by step by step directions. The author does recommend real-world timesavers like using premade Italian seasoning mixes (the recipes rely heavily on premade (often precooked) ingredients - this is *not* slow cooking from scratch). Allied recipes (included) are referenced in the recipes to save time by using leftovers from one recipe in another recipe. The recipes are drawn from a surprisingly broad number of world cuisines - Asian, southwestern, Tex-Mex, Cajun, European, etc. Most of the recipes have cute names (souper douper chicken soup, miso hungry soup, fickle pickles, and more). Inspiring real life quotes and thoughts are highlighted in yellow in the text, giving readers an extra little boost. Some readers might find the cheerleading over the top, but I found the author's voice encouraging and friendly. This really felt like a keto-friendly cookbook for me: I'm short on time/money, impatient with impossible-to-source "weird" ingredients, and cooking for myself and a family of non-keto eaters. I found it impressively easy to follow. Five stars. I really like (and use) this entire series of cookbooks. One codicil, there are relatively few pictures included in the book. About 25% of the recipes are pictured at a very rough count. The dishes and serving suggestions which are included are attractive and appropriate, however. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
I have been researching Keto for quite some time & this cookbook is simply fantastic! I love that it not only provides easy to make recipes with cheap, easy to access ingredients but it also provides information needed for a Keto newbie as well as those well versed in the Keto lifestyle. My plan is to begin my lifestyle change into a Keto one this year & I plan on this cookbook being an important resource for my needs. ** Received ARC through NetGalley. Voluntarily reviewed **
I’ve been pondering whether or not to try the Keto Diet, but because I’ve got other dietary restrictions, I wasn’t sure if it would be a good fit for me. Well after I changed some of the ingredients in some of the recipes, I found out that I could definitely benefit from Keto. At this point I’ve only tried some of the recipes, I haven’t fully switched to a Keto diet just yet. By far my favorite recipe is the No-Skill Scramble. I split the recipe in half and make it just for me, and it’s so good! Sometimes I make it for lunch or supper. Whenever I’m in the mood for this recipe. I can’t use Chorizo, so I substitute other sugar free sausages, or sugar free bacon, whatever I’m in the mood for. Another go to recipe is the Scrimpin’ Shrimp Salad. I use fresh shrimp from the seafood counter and cut it up into small pieces, but I leave everything else the same, I love the idea of serving it in half an avocado. I make the whole batch and I have half for lunch and half for supper. If you’re looking for an easy to follow book with a lot of yummy recipes that will either help get you started, or add to your Keto recipe repertoire, then I highly suggest you get the Dirty Lazy Keto 5 Ingredient Cookbook. **I received an ARC of this story from the Publisher and NetGalley and this is my honest and voluntary review.
I love keto even though I am terrible at sticking to it. However, The Dirty, Lazy, Keto 5-Ingredient Cookbook might just make me a keto fanatic again. Being gluten-free for years, it would seem to be easy to forgo a few more foods (goodbye, rice) and go full keto. After more than a year working from home, I definitely need to lose more than a few pounds. But, even though most gluten-free breads are horrible, I just can’t seem to let them go. I love that eating “dirty” by making 3 carb gram English Muffin Mates using this cookbook is okay for those who are (let’s face it) addicted to bread. The fact that the muffins are made using a mug in a microwave is a great example of the “lazy” part of this book’s diet plan. There are even a ground chicken, a zucchini, and a cauliflower pizza crust included for those pizza lovers out there. I love the simplicity of all the recipes. But innovations that I would never thought of trying are also included. Avocado as a thickener in the Stunt Double Chocolate Malt? It works perfectly without changing the chocolate lusciousness of the drink. Heating up cottage cheese in a microwave? It’s surprisingly delicious. Vodka in a berry adult popsicle? Yes, please. Speaking of alcohol, there are five adult beverages included in the last chapter. Hey, you should be able to celebrate your new keto lifestyle with a drink, right? The Dirty, Lazy, Keto 5-Ingredient Cookbook is highly recommended—even for those readers not committed to a full-time keto lifestyle. 5 stars! Thanks to Adams Media and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
The "dirty" part of this title didn't appeal to me, but the "lazy" part did, so I decided to check it out. Laska definitely simplifies the often overcomplicated keto world, and she offers some awesome ways to make keto work even when you're tired and hassled. I'll definitely look for this at the library after it comes out!
Sticking to an eating plan or way of life is difficult enough without the added stress of lots of ingredients for recipes and keeping up with all the numbers. Laska shows you in The Dirty, Lazy KETO 5-Ingredient Cookbook how it is possible to minimize stress and still maintain the KETO lifestyle. Each recipe has 5, or less ingredients which does not take away from the taste. This is a great resource for those who are just start out. It offers a less intimidating option to get you on your way. Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for the opportunity to review this book.
This is the third 'dirty, lazy, keto' book by the Laska's that I have read & reviewed. As always they include fantastic recipes with creative names. Unlike other keto books, the dirty, lazy, keto collection has cheap & tasty recipes for all eaters (including picky ones like myself). I highly recommend this book (& others in this collection) to those who want to go keto, but are intimidated. The laska's walk you through the dirty lazy keto lifestyle, and you'll feel confident to start keto by the time you've read their books.