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Twin Cities Live Cooking

Twin Cities Live Cooking

Do you love watching cooking shows? My son Kai will scarf down his dinner so he can watch cooking shows with me. Our favorite is Top Chef (well, mine is anyway)! Kai loves watching Worst Cooks in America where these terrible cooks learn how to cook some pretty impressive food!

I am a visual learner. When I see a very long recipe I don’t feel like trying it. When I first got into smoking foods in our beloved smoker, I was quite intimidated by how lengthy the recipes were so I didn’t want to try them, BUT I am glad I did because they are so simple! This is why I made videos on recipes that seem difficult (click HERE to watch my smoking Baby Back Ribs video).

We all learn in different ways. We home school and I see this in my children. My son Micah is a great reader and can easily learn by reading directions, my son Kai, however finds that difficult and prefers to learn by demonstration.

If you are a visual learner like Kai, check out Twin Cities live this Monday January 2nd at 3pm central (they will also stream it on their website at http://twincitieslive.com/. They asked me to come on the show and do a few cooking segments on how to lighten up some common recipes.

I will be making Pizza Margarita from The Ketogenic Cookbook!

Twin Cities Live Cooking

and Mama Maria’s Meatballs!

Mama Maria's Meatballs

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 43 minutes
Course Beef and Lamb, Dairy Free, Main Course, Nut Free
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8
Calories 351


  • 2 pounds ground beef 90% lean
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast if dairy sensitive
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • Celtic sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups mushrooms finely chopped
  • 3 cups Primal Kitchen Marinara Sauce OR Kettle and Fire beef broth


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine beef, onions, garlic, eggs, cheese, seasoning, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Blend chopped mushrooms into meat mixture. Slowly add the broth or marinara sauce, 1/2 cup at a time. The mixture should be very moist but still hold its shape if rolled into meatballs. Shape into meatballs. Arrange in a single layer on a large, shallow baking sheet. Bake meatballs in the preheated oven 35 minutes, turning occasionally, until evenly browned.
  • Serve with Zoodles or Cabbage Noodles and your favorite no-sugar added marinara!
  • My suggestion is to only serve the sauce on the noodles you will eat that night. The leftover noodles and sauce get a little soggy, so reserve both separate.


Calories: 351 | Fat: 18g | Protein: 37g | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fiber: 1g | P:E Ratio: 1.5

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I could also use your help! Comment below on what cooking videos you would like to see me do in the future! I plan on doing more Facebook Live videos to help you succeed in your ketogenic journey!

Thank you all for your love and support!


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Twin Cities Live Cooking

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Hey Maria,

    When eat animal fat (cutting it off the meat) and let’s say you weigh it and it reads 30g. Is that 30g of FAT? Or does it have some water weight in there too?

  • Sue says:

    I saw the segment on TCL – you did a great job!! I wish they had you on more often. I haven’t made this pizza yet, but I will be! We usually have your Fat Head pizza and that is fabulous too. Thank you Maria!

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