Our Keto Story

See our Keto recipes here.

The Queen and I maintained a Keto diet for the better part of 18 months and had very positive results, measured both by the scale and by our annual checkups. We each lost significant poundage—about 15% of our respective pre-Keto weights—and we are healthier in several important areas: improved blood chemistry, decreased inflammation, healthier skin, and better mood for starters.

The Keto fad/movement/mania is one more chapter in the story of how our food world is changing and how the industrialization of agriculture, food processing, and distribution—the food system—has hurt our collective health.

Back in the 1960s and 70s—when so much about our society and culture was being questioned and rejected—pioneers such as Alice Waters tuned in but didn’t drop out. They started innovating in reaction to what had been lost through industrialization. Our own contribution to this, through DRB, is to get clued up on the food front, experiment with recipes, look into the Keto way and glean wisdom from the experts we decide to follow.

We’re evolving our eating and cooking based on trying to live more healthy lives.

Eat food, not too much, mostly vegetables. — Michael Pollan

DRB started as a way to record our family-favorite recipes for posterity and encourage our grownup kids to learn to make them in their own kitchens. But after reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Michael Pollan, 2008) and other books, taking in documentaries and websites on healthier eating and cooking through organic, sustainable farming and farm-to-table cuisine, we shifted to that focus. Now, with late middle age metabolism and accumulated bad eating habits taking charge of our weight, we did the homework, experimentation, and trial and success necessary to show us that the so-called Keto diet really works for us and we should retain its best practices for the long haul. The payoff has been long-sought-after weight loss and better health. Not a bad deal.

As we soldier on to sustainability, we share our favorite Keto recipes—we’ve tried some clunkers—and links to our favorite Keto pundits plus our hard-earned tips and commentary.

Keto on!

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