How Simple is THAT: Egg Salad

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Yeah, I know everyone has their version of egg salad -- and in my years I have eaten a lot of versions. Since going low-carb for life in 2010 Egg Salad has become one of my ultra low carb, go-to foods! Especially in the warm weather months. Since we've only now arrived at spring, it has been a while!

Recently I was browsing some of my favorite blogs and visited Kitty's Kozy Kitchen -- she had posted her version of egg salad -- and some pretty dishes and a sweet story too. Then I looked closely at her recipe -- I felt like I was peeking into my own kitchen. Her technique for cooking the eggs -- the same as mine (well, actually I learned that from Martha Stewart decades ago). Her technique for cooling the eggs -- the same as mine (again, may be M.S.'s). Her technique for mashing the eggs -- the same as mine (pretty sure Martha's also, lol). I NEEDED to make this recipe, because it wasn't the same as mine and it looked a whole lot more interesting (and originally hales from Cook's Illustrated and I know you can't go wrong with them)!

Low-Carb Puff Pancake

Monday, March 24, 2014
Have you ever heard of a Dutch Baby? How about a Swedish Puff? German Pancakes? If you haven't, then you might be wondering just what that is -- well what it is, is a cross between a soufflĂ©, an omelet and a pancake. They are all puffed (the egg mixture billows up to unbelievable heights) and crispy around the edges while retaining a custardy, pancake-like tenderness in the middle). Other names this terrific (and simple) dish goes by are Bismarck Pancake, Pannenkoeken and David Eyre's Pancake and akin dishes are popovers and Yorkshire Pudding. AND they are easily made into low-carb wonderfulness!!

Thai Fish Curry w/Thai Cauli-Rice

Saturday, March 22, 2014

One thing that keeps us going strong on our low-carb way of eating is variety!! LOTS of variety!!! I love both trying new recipes and developing new recipes (and Mr. Dreamy LOVES being the guinea pig, lol). And sometimes inspiration for a new dish comes practically out of nowhere -- like this Thai Fish Curry!!

Phil's Clam Chowder - Low Carb Recipe

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind! We wrapped up some BIG home improvement projects, had a slew of company, got married, took a honeymoon trip to Dallas and are now settling into some new least for a bit! 
My beloved, Mr. Dreamy, who's given name is Phil (although he does like being called Mr. Dreamy, lol), decided to take on the monumental task of feeding a crowd the evening before the wedding -- by himself (isn't he a dream come true?).

Irish Spud Candies - Low Carb & Sugar-Free

Monday, March 17, 2014
Happy St. Paddy's Day!! Growing up in Southern California, I remember each year as St. Patrick's Day approached one of the most wonderful of treats -- See's Candies Irish Potatoes!! I haven't thought of those in years. Until today!! Now why can't they be low carb? Glad I went experimenting because they are YUMM-O!! 

Basic Almond Flour Muffins & Variations - Grain-Free, Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Long time no post. I have been a little busy -- you see, Mr. Dreamy and I were married last weekend and that has had a lot of my attention lately (look to the end of this post for a photo) Hope you understand, now back to regular posting :)

Muffins -- I love them! As a low carber, I avoided them for a long time - then I wanted to add them back into my diet and have tried and developed a lot of different recipes. But something always was a little lacking. In my prior life I had a wonderful basic muffin recipe that was the base of all the *flavored* muffins in my bag of tricks -- THAT was what I wanted.