The Ketogenic Kitchen by Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly is my absolute favorite keto cookbook to use; in fact, it’s probably the only book I use to cook with anymore.
I have mentioned it a few times already on my website. I also did a review on their granola bar recipe which I have linked here “KETO SNACK recipe review – granola bars.”
It not only helps you torch the fat on your hips and thighs but can drastically change your health for the better in multiple ways.
With a huge selection of yummy ( and I mean YUMMY), filling and healthy meals to choose from, along with an information guide on how many macro nutrients are in each meal, AND a section devoted entirely to how eating high fat low carb can help HEAL YOUR ENTIRE BODY – it’s a must for anyone who wants to go keto.
What Is Keto?
The Ketogenic Diet, it is a diet where you eat 70-75% good fats, 20% protein (including fatty proteins) and 5-10% carbohydrates (like vegetables, carbs found in nuts, seeds etc).
By eating a diet high in fats and low in carbs you force your body to start running on fat for fuel rather than sugar.
Fat turns to ketones and has been known in the science community to be a better fuel source than glucose (what carbohydrate break down into).
It allows your body to also burn the stored fat on your body so you can lose weight more easily. There is so much already online about how keto is one of the easiest diets out there to lose weight. I have already written an article “The Keto Diet for Beginners” if you would like to check it out.
A Piece on the Authors…
Nearly every person in the world knows someone who has had cancer, if it’s you yourself reading this, you are probably more aware than anyone the importance of what you eat to help your body fight against it.
Both authors, Kemp and Daly battled with cancer in their lives and credit the ketogenic as their saving grace.
Winning the Fight.
Patricia Daly mentions in the book her journey from finding out she was ill; she had melanoma, a tumor growing behind her eye which had detached her retina; to finding out about keto. She had read a study by a German researcher, Dr Johannes Coy, on how cancer cells love sugar.
This, coupled with her perseverance to overcome the illness, she credits, has saved her life. She says in the book: “I had nothing to lose [and] according to studies, it was safe to follow a diet that had been used for epileptic patients for a long time.”
Using Keto as Treatment.
Domini Kemp, known as the ‘best food writer in Ireland’, also faced her battle against cancer on two separate occasions, skin cancer in 1998 and breast cancer in early 2013. She also began to use good food as her weapon and met Daly along the way.
As a talented chef, writer and a cancer survivor, Kemp brings a unique perspective to how the Ketogenic Diet is much than a fast way to lose weight but as a means of protection against many chronic illnesses.
What’s Included in the Book:
This is truly a stand-out book, simply because of the amount of love poured into it. It has so much information on how keto can help you lose weight and get healthier.
The book is split up into separate parts including:
- expert opinions on the keto diet.
- How to use the book to get the most from the diet.
- Common questions about the keto diet
- keto food shopping lists.
- 1 MONTH meal plan.
- Breakfast meals, soups, mains, vegetarian dishes, dressings and condiments, and (of course!) desserts.
- Nourishing foods ‘in times of treatment and recovery’.
- How to monitor your blood glucose and ketone levels.
- Keto equipment.
I think this book is a superb investment for anyone who wishes to start their keto journey the right way.
It is very well-written, trustworthy, and the recipes are absolutely delicious – so delicious in fact you won’t want to eat anything else.
The number on the weighing scales will drop quickly and your health will increase dramatically. You’ve nothing to lose! (except for the weight!)
If you have any questions at all about anything mentioned in the article or want to discuss further about your own experience reading the book feel free to drop a comment down below 🙂
Thanks so much for reading!