It’s hard to put yourself out there. There are so many things that can stand in your way. For me, I am insecure about my weight. I have been a successful chef for many years and when I discovered I have an intolerance to gluten, I thought my life as a chef was over. Over the years I have become an expert on gluten free … Continue reading Sugar Free Me!
I cook creatively, which means I usually don’t use recipes to prepare meals. However, the only way this is possible, is from years of memorizing recipes, by reading books, experience and learning from some truly masterful chefs. There are some items, usually baked goods, that require the precision only a recipe can provide. I use conventional cookbooks and recipes as inspiration for my free-from recipes, … Continue reading My Favorite Cookbooks
Chocolate and peanut butter… peanut butter and chocolate… There’s something magical about combining peanut butter and chocolate that nurtures my very soul. Even though my sweet tooth is nothing like it was before I gave up sugar, I still crave sweets from time to time. This cookie isn’t overly sweet, but you could make it that way if you wanted to by adding extra sweetener. … Continue reading Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Or.. Bacon Champagne Shrimp? Either way – it’s ALL GOOD! Every once in a while, I throw together a weeknight meal that is worthy of the weekend. This happened last night (yes, a Monday!) when I decided to cook some shrimp I had hanging out in the freezer. I had previously purchased some sparkling wine in tiny cans that I thought would be perfect for … Continue reading Champagne Bacon Shrimp
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: brunch and tea are my favorite meals and these scones are perfect for both! I’m planning a trip to London this summer and although I plan to indulge in a gluten free afternoon tea at least once, these scones are getting me in the spirit of the most excellent British of traditions: afternoon tea. Not to … Continue reading Keto Berry Cream Scones (Paleo Option)
It’s fast, easy and delicious. Who doesn’t love a good taco salad? Rarely does a week go by that I don’t make some form of Mexican food. But, since starting the keto diet, I have steered relatively clear of it, mainly because I’m afraid of the chips… It such a reflex to snack on those crispy little bits of heaven. But, Mexican food is one … Continue reading Taco Time
Warm weather is finally here and that means it’s barbecue time! Burgers are a weekly meal at my house and now that it’s grill weather, my kitchen will stay clean while I make my favorite bacon avocado cheeseburgers! I’ve got some professional tips to help make your burgers the best they can be, so read on! As I mention in my tritip blog, my favorite … Continue reading Burger Time!