Kettle cookin’

Things are mostly back to normal here at the cabin after a busy few weeks. We saw our last guest off earlier today, and had most of the afternoon to just rest up and enjoy the day. We have taken advantage of the warmer weather to do a lot of grilling on our trusty Weber kettle grill. My favorite combination has been smoked chicken, kielbasa and asparagus from the grill, served with a salad that has been topped off with homemade LCHF / Ketogenic ranch dressing (to add some fat to keep us full). It is a wonderful summertime meal that scales up easily for a crowd, and provides tasty leftovers too!

Homemade Ranch Dressing


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 4 Tablespoons dry Ranch Dressing Mix (recipe below)

Ranch Dressing Dry Mix

  • 4 Tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • fresh ground black pepper and sea salt to taste


Mix all ingredients together. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.


  • Works well as a salad dressing (thin with additional cream); a sauce over grilled meats or fish; or as a vegetable dip!
  • Make a big batch of the dried ingredients to store and then you can whip up a batch of dressing fresh anytime you need it.

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Please also note: I am not a doctor or nutritionist. While this LCHF and ketogenic diet experiment has worked well for me so far, your mileage may vary. This diet needs to be balanced correctly, in order to avoid potential side effects. It is always a good idea to discuss any major health decisions with your doctor before getting started.


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