welcome to my keto food blog


Why a keto food blog?

I baked my first cake when I was 6 years old.

Creating great food has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I have always had a particular fondness for Italian cuisine, healthy, natural and unadulterated food.

After switching to a ketogenic lifestyle, I found myself challenged in lots of ways. Having to adjust to a different way of cooking was not easy. Creating interesting choices and plenty of variety for myself and my family was not easy. Giving up bread, pasta and rice was not easy.

Many trials, countless disasters and myriad modifications later, I am now fairly comfortable with creating low carb high fat meals and sugar free concoctions that are delectable yet uncomplicated.

Every failure has made me more determined. Every success has made me a bit more maverick in the kitchen. 


Antya Markin (queenketo.com)

This blog is a celebration of my keto discoveries. Most of these were completely made up. Others took inspiration from my own heritage, cookery books and amazing food bloggers.

My main aim is to share my cooking adventures and recipes so as to help low-carbers with more meal choices. I am also hoping that my infectious enthusiasm will encourage not-yet-keto readers to make the switch as I did, and embrace the ketogenic way of life.

If a carbo-holic, sugar-addict like me could do it, so can you!!!

My passion for healthy, natural, GM free produce, is always reflected in my choice of ingredients. I will never endorse any product that I have not tested and that I’m not happy with. The shopping links I provide throughout my blog are for difficult to source quality items, or for items that are priced more competitively than elsewhere. I have an affiliation with Amazon.co.uk because it is where I find the vast majority of ingredients, utensils and gadgets I need and use in my daily kitchen adventures. 


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  1. isabel Vumi

    Thank you for putting together this resource

  2. Hi. I’ve just discovered keto living, and last night tried your Amazing Keto bread recipe. My husband said it tasted wonderful, but I was a bit disappointed as it didn’t rise at all, so my loaf was very “flat”. Do you have any idea what I did wrong?

    • Hi Karyn and welcome to keto living! There could be several reasons: next time, make sure your baking powder is in date and sifted, don’t let salt sit on the baking powder for too long, use correct size baking mould, use correct oven temperature, pre heated. Do remember that there is no gluten here, so the rise will be minimal, don’t expect more than 10cm max. Best of luck with your next baking adventure!

      • Thanks! I did it all the right way, so I’m not sure either what happened, but I’ll definitely be making it on a regular basis – it tastes lovely and serves its purpose well, so I’m very pleased 🙂

  3. WOW!…….I have just baked my very first sponge cake……. I cannot believe how beautifully it turned out, and the flavour….. out of this world!
    Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipes.
    I have only recently ‘found’ you , and look forward to sharing many more of these quality recipes. Will be leaving you feedback.

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