The Spring Kitchen Garden

One of the more enjoyable challenges of edible gardening is figuring out how to eat all the produce you grow. I have 48 square feet in my vegetable garden, plus a small herb garden, and the abundance can be overwhelming at times. Given the premium they charge at the store, I really had no idea…

Adjusting to a new way of cooking

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared anything on the blog. I miss it, but I’ve been hesitant to record what I’ve made here because my cooking hasn’t had much process to it or resulted in much of the way of shareable recipes.   I’m still mostly following a keto diet. I had a week in…

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…

Instant Pork Shoulder

I had a revelation recently – pork shoulder is super versatile, makes superb leftovers, and can be ready in a jiffy in the Instant Pot. Who could ask for more? The beauty of the pork shoulder roast is in how many different ways you can serve it. Cook once, eat all week. You can have…

Butter chicken

Also known as murgh makhani, Indian Butter Chicken might be the world’s best takeout. It’s also strikingly easy to make at home. That lovely picture is my was my beau’s dish. I had mine on cauliflower rice because I’m still going strong on my keto experiment. One nice thing about this dish is it accommodates…

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,…

Keto makes carrots decadent

Finding carrots to be the most wonderful thing on my dinner plate is not something I ever expected to experience, but I made roasted carrots last night. And wow. They were a luxury. This recipe clocks in at 5 net carbs and 5 grams of fat per half cup serving. I had not had anything…