My month of dry clean keto

As far as eating plans I’ve tried go, a dry clean keto is relatively painless. You can eat in restaurants. You are full. You drizzle olive oil or butter on your vegetables. You get to eat really delicious cheese and put heavy cream in your coffee. You enjoy red meat and pan sauces. You learn…

How the French eat

As I’ve continued to experiment with the whole keto thing, I’ve been struck that I’m eating how the French reportedly eat. Perhaps it’s their national secret repackaged as an American fad solution? I’ve been snacking on small portions of excellent cheese, olives and almonds, eating smaller cuts of meats and fish with gorgeous pan sauces,…

Chicken soup for the soul

If you’ve been reading this blog, you probably think I eat too much soup. I just can’t help it. It’s so easy to make, so versatile and so delicious. Chicken soup is a perfect light meal for both before and after thanksgiving although maybe swap turkey in the after version. First up is the classic….

Panade and French Onion Soup

I looooooooove French onion soup. So simple, so warming, so delicious. I make it often when I have broth and a fresh bag of onions. And I generally, skip the bread and go with a much more modest dusting of Parmesan instead of melted gruyere, which makes for a low-calorie dinner. It’s very easy to…

Pesto and its many wonderful uses

Basil pesto doesn’t exactly scream out fall, but oddly, I still have a ton of garden fresh tomatoes. They were once green and have ripened on the counter. I haven’t had much use for them, so I thought why not splurge on a summer favorite to use the rest. Pesto is a decadent mix of…

Homemade grenadine where have you been all my life?

A few years back I read The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, set primarily in 1920s Paris. One of the many drinks of choice for the characters in the novel is the Jack Rose cocktail. Intrigued, I set out to read a few chapters in the local watering hole only to discover the bartender…

Sorrel

Sorrel is a perennial herb/vegetable, that’s rather like a lemony spinach. It’s good in salad and the French often use it in sauces or soup. I love to eat it in the spring when it seems to go with everything, especially salmon. I seem to have forgotten all about my plant all summer long. It…