Grilled Portobello Shrooms

grilled portobello

Sides, Small Plates | July 12, 2016 | By

Everyone loves a grilled portobello!

Every once in a while you come across a grilled portobello mushroom appetizer that blows you away and you wonder why you can not make one of those at home. There is something special about the texture of a grilled portobello that you just can’t get in any other grilled veggie.

grilled portobello

I have been experimenting for years to come up with a simple, summer, week-night side that smacks you upside the head with flavor, to accompany that perfect grilled steak. You could experiment endlessly as a grilled portobello is very forgiving and can take whatever you throw at it. I hope you like my version and try it the next time you are grilling out. Your family and friends will be impressed for sure. Mine always are!

Grilled Portobello Shrooms
Serves 4
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
416 calories
12 g
25 g
37 g
11 g
10 g
253 g
646 g
7 g
0 g
25 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 416
Calories from Fat 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 646mg
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 7g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 large portobello mushroom caps
  2. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  4. 1/4 cup of gorgonzola or blue cheese
  5. 1/8 cup fresh chives chopped.
  6. Fresh ground salt and pepper
  1. On a plate cap side down, drizzle olive oil over both mushroom caps.
  2. Drizzle balsamic vinegar.
  3. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Fill mushroom cavity with blue cheese.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped chives.
  6. Place mushrooms on a medium hot grill cap side down.
  7. Grill for 10 - 12 minutes until all the cheese is melted and shrooms are tender and browned.
  8. Serve 1/2 a mushroom cap per person.
  1. Use good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar for best results.
  2. Other crumbly cheeses can be used if you prefer.

Bite my Jerky!

News, Reviews | July 10, 2016 | By

Some Jerky’s I have come to love…

Convenience foods and snack foods are some of the bigger challenges when adopting a keto lifestyle. I am always on the lookout for shortcut foods that have the right ratios of macros for when I am on the go.

For a while I was excited about bacon jerky but in reality it’s kinda like eating a cold piece of last Sundays fatty bacon. I like bacon and all but it should be eaten crisp and at least warm.

Recently, I stumbled upon a “Slim Jim” type meat stick jerky that had a label to impress even the most picky of clean eaters and it tasted great too. The price was right at Ocean State Job Lot – $1 a stick so I went back and stocked up only to run out again a month later.

Doing some research online I found the source and just received my 1st order from the 40 year old, well-run, Tillamook Country Smoker out of Oregon. With the free shipping offer it was a great deal. After extensive digging there are only a few products in their line that I recommend as keto friendly – The Simply Crafted – Meat Sticks. I choose the Hunters Sausage and the Uncured Pepperoni both claiming – No Nitrates, Gluten Free, No Added MSG, Minimally Processed, No artificial ingredients, Zero Trans Fats, No preservatives added. Most of their other products contain more questionable ingredients and too many carbs as most jerky is cured with sugar.

jerkyNow please be clear  – I am not suggesting that you can sustain a healthy life or even lose weight eating beef jerky all the time but as a once-in-awhile snack… These puppies are on point with only 1 – 2 carbs per stick and near perfect macro ratios that will keep you in ketosis. Eating “real food” is always the best choice but some times you need a quick on the go option that will support your low carb busy life! 

Happy Trails.