If you know me well, you know that I model many of my lifestyle choices after two women: Ina Garten and Giada De Laurentiis. I love Giada’s relaxed-but-sexy Italifornia style (I just made that word up) but I really resonate with the practical uniform Ina wears. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And their cooking styles follow suit: Ina taught me how to perfect … Continue reading shakerato.
Folks, this bread is it. I officially don’t miss bread. And on top of that, I now don’t have to deal with tummy aches, brought on by lovely sandwiches. Like I said ~ this is it. I started with a few recipes online, and combined them a bit to make my favorite version. I also hear that you can simply make keto bread with cheese … Continue reading favorite keto chaffle bread.
I feel like I never quite get roasted chicken right. Until tonight. Oh baby, did I get it right this time ~ so I gotta write it down before I forget! The leftovers will be turned into a yummy chicken and mushroom soup for the freezer. This is serious progress after what feels like a very long draught of unhealthy, non-homemade, hurried, unintentional stuffing of … Continue reading Roasted Chicken and Veggies.
After a summer of eating all the fun things, I gotta say, I’m miserable. I’ve gained weight, I’m bloated (you’re welcome), and I can’t get off my butt for even one sun salutation. Fun foods hurt my body. So I’m back on the ‘ole keto train. It’s not easy at the beginning. Feels kinda like a breakup. But they’re just feelings and they will definitely … Continue reading Lazy Keto Poke Bowl.
I don’t know why I’m not eating this salad every single day. It’s so easy to put together, and really packs a healthy punch. And my goodness, it’s satisfying. First, remember that salads like this are so great for cleaning that fridge of yours. So pull out your jarred olives, pickles, forgotten veggies ~ you name it ~ and throw it all in. And I … Continue reading Easy Spinach Salad.
Can’t pronounce it? That’s okay. As long as you know what it is. And as long as you keep it in your rotation for entertaining, or even just a random weeknight. I’ll be honest ~ I’ve always had trouble plating this meat, cheese, and condiment platter. It’s supposed to be plentiful, colorful, and artistic. I should be a natural at this! I love to cook, … Continue reading charcuterie.
Friends, it has been SO long. I haven’t been cooking much, but I certainly have been eating. Who is making all my meals? I honestly can’t tell you. I’d have to consult my credit card statement, sadly. Full disclosure ~ I lost 15 pounds in November and I never felt better! I loved the food, I loved the way I looked, I loved the energy … Continue reading HELLO!
Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there! And that means anyone who has ever “mothered” another living thing. That should cover just about all of us, right? I “mothered” my mother this weekend, and my mother-in-law as well. I made all sorts of yummy dishes and tried to pamper them as much as possible. My father-in-law and husband reaped the benefits by proxy. … Continue reading Mother’s Day Mushroom Quiche.
This is my first attempt at keto taco shells, and I gotta say ~ I’m very happy. My tummy is happy, my husband is happy, my husband’s tummy is happy, and it isn’t even Tuesday. Taco Tuesday ERRRDAY y’all. First of all, let me tell you about these ribs I made in the slow cooker. And then used the leftovers to make these tacos. SLOW … Continue reading Pineapple Ribs & Keto Taco Shells.
Hello, readers! How have you all been? Keeping your spirits up? You really don’t have to. You can lean into your negative feelings and just feel them and move on. I’m going to be the last person on earth to bully a person into always being happy. It’s not sustainable, folks! I also think that if you just feel those feelings, you can purge them … Continue reading Day 200!!!