Category: HACKS

FAQ: “What do you do with your leftover fry oil?”

Well let me answer that question – something we get almost 20 times daily any time we feature a video of us frying food on our Instagram account.

Short answer: we save it and continue using it until it is too dark or gets cloudy.

Here’s the scoop…

Our families have always deep fried foods since before we can even remember. Back in the day, there would be a designated “frying pot” where the oil would sit until someone needed to fry something – nowadays, in our own homes, here is what we do:

  1. Let the oil cool completely.
  2. Place a mesh strainer at the mouth of a large jar and pour the oil in there. You want the big bits to get caught so it doesn’t end up floating around in the jar. The reason you want to strain the oil is so when you reuse the oil, it doesn’t make the oil darker than it needs to be. It also helps keep the oil tasting fresher (in our opinion).
  3. Close the jar and store at room temperature.
  4. We reuse the oil until it becomes a brown color but that is completely up to you. The darker the oil, the darker your food will look after you fry it, so just adjust the amount of times you reuse based on the color and preference you have.

Now some additional questions we know y’all are going to have:

  1. What kind of oil do you use? We like to use avocado oil because it is clean and has a high smoke point. Use what oil you can afford and are comfortable cooking with. Canola oil, peanut oil, and soybean oil are all oils we have fried with – they are just very processed.
  2. How many times do you re-use oil? Depending on what we fry, it’s 5-6 times. If we fry fish, the oil is dunzo because the smell and taste will not go away.
  3. What deep fryer do you recommend?

How to Order the Keto Pink Drink + Matcha Cold Foam at Starbucks

We love to ketofy our favorite comfort foods and beverages so there’s something about being able to ketofy this Starbucks drink that makes it feel even that much better.

Here’s how to order:

“Hi, may I please get a Grande Passionfruit Iced Tea, no water, add light heavy cream, with 1-2 packets of stevia… and can you please top it with cold foam made with heavy cream, sugar free vanilla, and a scoop of matcha powder?”

They should be able to make this beverage request for you with no issues. They will point out that there is sugar in the matcha powder – so order based on your keto preferences. There is about 5g of sugar in one scoop of matcha powder. We eat and drink to fit our macros, so this works as a treat for us.

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♬ Good Thing – Zedd & Kehlani

DIY Hand Sanitizer

Coronavirus/COVID-19 is continuing to quickly spread across the world. Washing your hands is one way to help prevent the spread of this illness. Since allllll the stores are depleted of hand sanitizer, here is a simple DIY hand sanitizer to save the day. We are posting this because we are constantly on the go and so are many keto baes, so this will come in handy until the stores are able to catch up with demand. I used the ratios recommended by @popsci and @centersfordiseasecontrol:

Ingredients:
1 cup 91% isopropyl alcohol (CVS)
1/2 cup aloe vera (Whole Foods)
10 drops tea tree oil (Whole Foods)
Spray bottle (Target)

Thoroughly whisk all the ingredients together until they form a homogenous liquid. Use a funnel to portion out the liquid into travel friendly squeeze or spray bottles. Shake before using.

A New Home For Your Instant Pot

Ahhhh the Instant Pot – how did I ever boil eggs before you? This kitchen gadget is incredibly useful and is something I would consider a staple item. I use it weekly and it’s the perfect tool for hard/soft boiled eggs, bone broths, and when I was eating lots of carbs — rice.

I’m a sucker for the Instant Pot and it’s gadgets so my kitchen used to be filled with all these random accessories that somehow contribute to my Instant Pot routine. Queue, the magical Target utility cart! This thing is so easy to put together and is sold at a great price point ($30). I use it to store my 6 quart Instant Pot, all of its accessories, and my Nutribullet + its accessories. This utility cart lives in my pantry and has wheels if I need to move it out of the way.

Click on the pic below to get a cart of your own!

Keto Hacks Galore

One of the things that we love about the Keto lifestyle are the substitutions or modifications we can make that can realistically be sustained long term. Like will cauliflower rice ever be able to fill the void of jasmine rice for us? Probably not, but it serves its purpose as a flavor neutralizer underneath whatever flavorful dish is on top of it.

When we first started Keto, there weren’t many tips and tricks floating around at our disposal – luckily, we came across a super awesome Instagram account that offered many hacks to get us through this new way of eating. @ketohackershop is one of our favorite accounts to follow because the information is easy to process and it’s presented in a simple, yet effective way. We’ve noticed that people who are new to this way of eating can get very discouraged or overwhelmed at the beginning due to the amount of information being thrown their way. This account simplifies the concepts and lays out a lot of information for the masses. There are many recipes for keto versions of comfort food and tips on how to order fast food, the keto way. If you are just starting keto or know someone who could use some guidelines, this is just a highly recommended resource.

Below are some examples of the helpful content that can be found on this account:

Photo Credit: @ketohackershop – Instagram