Vegetarian Mushroom & Tomato Linguini

Wild mushrooms are a pleasure to cook as they are delicate and lend newness to a mushroom dish. Sometimes I add in Button or Cremini mushrooms as well as Shiitake mushrooms although Shiitake lend a significantly distinct flavor. Here, simply sauté sliced mushrooms in butter and S&P. Add diced onion and soften. Add diced tomato…

Keto Shepherd’s Pie

Because, January is all things Keto. This casserole is three layers. The bottom layer is fresh green beans cut into 1/2″ pieces, sautéed briefly in butter, S&P, finely chopped mushrooms and cream. Simmer this down to thicken and then place this bottom layer into your casserole. The next layer is browned ground beef, finely diced…

Keto Stewed Peppers & Beef

Beef chuck makes a fantastic stewing beef because it’s flavorful and tenders up nicely when stewed. It’s super Keto friendly as its nicely marbled with adequate fat. Yes, fat. Oh, how I love Keto-ing. Cut your chuck roast into your preferred size for stewing. I find if I cut the pieces too small that sometimes…

Keto Easy Garlic Roast Chicken Thighs

This chicken recipe is easy and a good choice for planned-ahead meal preparation. I freeze two pieces in a package so there is some available when hunger hits or just for ease of use. Costco has great bulk amounts of pieces or even whole birds. Here, I’ve use thighs, skin and all. They’re Keto friendly….

Keto Chunky Avocado ‘n Tuna

Avocado and tuna mixed together with the addition of a bit of mayo, finely diced celery, cilantro, a squeeze of fresh lemon and S&P makes for a satisfying lunch. Is it a salad? Is it a spread? I’ve topped this one with a bit of green onion and freshly ground black pepper.

Grain-Free Coconut Bread

This grain free bread is low carb friendly because it’s made with coconut and buckwheat.  Buckwheat is a seed so it’s Paleo, Keto and Candida diet friendly. I’ve blended the ingredients traditionally and also just added and stirred everything at once – because I like shortcuts. The results were the same. This recipe doubles perfectly…

Sweet and Savory Crepes

  I use Julia Child’s recipe for the batter.  When you blend all the ingredients it will thicken so add water to make it runny so you have a crepe and not a pancake.  Crepes should be tender, thin and browned a little. Here, I have made black Forrest ham and Swiss crepes with Hollandaise…

Grilled Curried Chicken and Vegetables with Angel Hair Pasta

I’ve found that I like my results with chicken better if I butterfly each breast.  The chickens cooks more evenly and is easier to keep moist and tender.  With at in mind, butterfly your chicken breasts, and season with olive oil, curry, salt and pepper. Set aside. Wrap an entire bulb of garlic in foil…

Summer Vegetable Soup

Finely and evenly dice your butternut squash, onion, celery, carrot and zucchini, Sauté and soften then add your smashed garlic cloves. Add finely chopped fresh rosemary. Throw in 3 or 4 large bay leaves and deglaze with Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry. And add your fresh strained chicken broth or organic boxed chicken broth. Bring to…

Canadian Cheddar and Chive Farfalle

Begin as usual with your finely diced onion softening in butter on medium high heat. Add your smashed garlic and heat through. Add your flour and heat without browning. Add milk and stirring to blend until it comes to a gentle simmer and thickens. Add your Canadian sharp cheddar and stir to melt. Remove from…