HBI Signature: Keto Ice Cream

I recently started back on the Keto Diet after 3 or so years of being off of it. And of course the sweet cravings started kicking in. So I needed a way to curb my sweet cravings while keeping my carbs low. This high fat low carb treat is a great for just that. This entire dish only has 22-30 grams of carbs. That’s equal to one Laura Bar or one miniature can of ginger ale. Which means if you divide this recipe it into 6 serving you have less than 5 grams of carbs per serving.

It’s important when picking your ingredients to be mindful of the the brand. Each brand has varied levels of carbs which can affect your overall outcome. These specific brands will make sure you get the lowest amount of carbs as possible per serving.

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 small container heavy whipping cream (see pic above)

1 small container of sweetened condense milk

1 TSB Vanilla extract

1 Pinch of Salt

Shaved almonds

Dark Chocolate (for garnish)

Electric Hand Mixer

Instructions:

Pour whipping cream into a bowl and whip until cream becomes stiff and forms peaks. Warm coconut oil in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Make sure it is cool before you add it to the mixture. Then add evaporated milk, vanilla, coconut oil and salt. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. Fold in almonds and freeze for at least six hours.

Once mixture has solidified, scoop out and serve with shave chocolate and almonds for garnish. Enjoy!

This recipe is totally adjustable. You can change out coconut oil for olive or avocado oil. And you can swap out almonds for walnuts or pistachios.

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Make sure you take pictures and share with us on Instagram @huskyboysintl with the hashtags #stayHusky #HsukyBoysIntl.

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Recipe: Husky Boys Intl. Signature Glaze(s)

This is a great base soy sauce based that only takes a few adjustments to create multiple delicious glazes for any protein. Make sure you try it and share on IG @huskyboysintl

Ingredients for the HBI signature glaze Base

4-6 cups soy sauce

1/4 cup honey

1 clove garlic (Minced)

2tsp ginger powder or fresh grated ginger

Combined all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and reduce until sauce completely coats a metal spoon!

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Now this is delicious on its own. But if you want to kick it up a notch here are some sweet and spicy variations.

HBI Sweet and Spicy Glaze

Ingredients for the base

1/4 cup brown sugar

Chili flakes (to taste)

HBI Honey Sriracha Glaze 

Ingredients for the base

1/4 cup honey (so that make 2/4 all together)

1/4 cup Sriracha (add more or less base on your taste)

HBI Teriyaki  Glaze

Ingredients for the base

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup Simply Orange Pineapple Juice (Yea I know but it’s AWESOME)

HBI Thai Glaze

2TBS thai Red Curry Paste

1/2 tsp fish sauce

4-6 cups soy sauce

2/4 brown sugar

 

Recipe: HBI Signature Sweet Potatoes

This is a recipe for Sweet potato mash that was created by the Husky boys! Try it out, take a picture and share with us on IG @huskyboysintl sweet

 

Ingredients:

4-6 large sweet potatoes

1/4 cup heavy cream

4 TBS Butter

1 tsp Vanilla

Rosemary (Minced)

Honey (taste)

Salt

Hand mixer

Chop sweet potatoes into 2-3 inch rounds. Bring pot of  lightly salted water to boil. Remove skin and boil sweet potatoes till soft.

Add sweet potatoes, heavy cream, butter, and vanilla to a large bowl. Hand mix until smooth and creamy. Then add the minced rosemary and honey to taste (mixture should not be super sweet). Mix again until all ingredients are incorporated. Add a pinch of finishing salt and Voila!

 

 

Quick Tips: How to Eat Street Food (Bangkok Edition)

I hear a lot of talk from some of my fellow foodies about  being afraid to eat street food when visiting other cities. I stand as a testimony that if you follow some simple rules, you can eat street food and survive! While living in Bangkok I was super afraid to try street food. All of my peers assured me it was great but I wasn’t convinced. Everyday I walked down Sukhumvit toward my room on Langsuan and passed by a man frying chicken. The smell allured me so much that one day I had to stop and try. It was the best chicken I ever had in my life! Yes it rivaled my moms (don’t tell her I said that). After that I was sold. I went all over Bangkok and tried every bit of street food I could. Once I took a whole day and went looking for all the delightful dishes I could find (click here to see video of my one day food adventure here). I’ve had grilled street meat from the mobile carts, pretty sure I had rat on accident(I caught that on video), I had the most amazing pork belly at the chatuchak, and delightful deserts! Never once have I gotten sick. Even after potentially eating a rat. Simply because I created and followed some simple rules that never lead me wrong. Here they are:

(Wanna see some more photos and video from my BKK trip? Click here)

  1. Never eat at an empty stand. You always want to eat at places that have a lot of foot traffic. If people go there that means the food is good and it’s fresh. Empty stands mean that the food has just been sitting there.
  2. Only eat at a stand where they cook in front of you. Watching them cook the food ensures you can see their food handling practices and ensure food is cooked to your preferred level of doness. The street carts with street meat can be tricky. Always go to the ones with the grill still lit. That way after you purchase your treat you can toss it back on the fire to kill any lingering germs.
  3. If the flies don’t eat it, you shouldn’t either. Never have I ever seen a fly that did not try to get on any food. Furthermore, flies have a pretty low standard of eating. If a fly won’t even go to it, as my mentor would say, “Something in the milk ain’t clean.”
  4. This is my last and unofficial rule: If you see a black person there, it’s probably good. Black people are very picky with their food. So, if they trust it, you can generally trust it too. I only say that because I’m black lol.

Get out there and eat some street food! Share your pictures on IG @HuskyboysIntl with the hashtag #HuskyBoysIntl #StayHusky.

What is a Husky Boy?

In the beginning

In ancient times (like before the 80’s) the word “Husky” was more a derogatory term used to describe guys who were more hearty in size than others. You’d walk through department store and find a small select section of poorly tailored clothes with little choices labeled with the term husky. The word would get tossed around in school cafeterias and even during family gathering when aunty would say “Boy you’re getting Husky.”  Over time, as people like Heavy D, Biggie Small, and even Rick Ross, hit the scene the bigger guy has gotten much overdue appreciation.

“I should put that on a T-shirt!”

So, I know all of this information from derived knowledge. I didn’t start my journey as a “Husky Boy,” I was the total opposite growing up. As a matter of fact they put a “Lil” in from of my name until I was 25. Then all of a sudden, as a result of working out and eating overseas, I muscled up and low and behold a “Husky Boy” was born. I found myself having issues finding clothes because my thighs were too thick or my arms were too big. I found myself taking pictures and looking like I just worked out and just ate at the same time. One picture in particular I put on Instagram with the caption “Husky boy Ministries.” The next day my gym partner and I joked for about 30 minutes about funny related captions, my favorite being “Husky Boys need love too.” Then I said “I should put that on a shirt.” That started the initial thought process into Husky Boys. Some months later my sister said you should pair Husky boys with a cooking blog since you’re always taking pictures of your food. And just like that Husky Boys was born. (See the “My cooking Journey” for how I got started in the kitchen).

So what is a Husky Boy?

What is a husky Boy you ask? After starting the @HuskyBoysIntl food blog on IG, I’d define Husky boys Intl. as a community for guys who like to cook , love to eat and the people who love them! It’s a movement for the plus size guys and guys of any size who appreciate the food culture. It’s also community for the people who love them and the delectable dishes they create. If you love the culture of cooking and practice of eating, then you’re pretty much a Husky Boy. The Husky Boy is the bigger man out here (points to stomach) but also in here (points to heart and laughs).

So join the movement and share with us pictures of your food creations and you wearing Husky Boy fan apparel with the hashtag #HuskyBoysIntl #stayHusky

The picture that started it all:

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