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…

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…

Adventures in air frying

I got an air fryer for Christmas and I’m super excited about it. It took some experimenting for me to get stuff right. I had a huge early mishap with fried chicken, but I got it right by the end of my time off. What I’ve found I like best about the Airfryer is how…

Pot roast – an easy classic

Nothing says, come in from the cold and cozy up like a pot roast dinner. This is easy to make in a slow cooker or in the oven when you are doing other stuff around the house. I made this one using my Lodge cast iron Dutch oven. Start with a chuck roast. I usually…

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…