Tuscan Kale & Strawberry Salad

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mr. Dreamy is growing kale in his garden this year -- not just ordinary kale, but Tuscan kale.

Other names this variety of kale goes by are Lacinato Kale, Black Kale, Dinosaur Kale, & Palm Tree Kale -- but I like the sound of Tuscan Kale best.

How Simple is THAT: Poached Salmon (and some sauce recipes to top it )

Sunday, May 25, 2014
As our weather continues warming up and I am wanting to spend more and more time outdoors, meals get lighter and less complicated. The grill comes into play a lot BUT I don't want to eat grilled food EVERYDAY -- I have found a solution to that -- poaching, salmon to be exact.

How Simple Is THAT: Taco Seasoning - Low-carb, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Grain-Free

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
It's Tuesday - must be tacos!! We love tacos, taco salads and all that yumminess. With warmer weather coming on, easy menus are on my mind and tacos and taco salads fit that bill well.

Did you know that a packet of taco seasoning has carbs? A LOT of carbs. The culprit is usually cornstarch -- a totally unnecessary ingredient! It can also have added sugar in the form of maltodextrin - also unnecessary. Don't even get me started on things like MSG, lol. 

Did Someone Say Low-Carb Stuffed French Toast?

Monday, May 19, 2014
Oh, yeah -- THAT is what I am talking about!! 

Sugar-Free Maple Flavored Syrup

Friday, May 16, 2014
In the beginning of my low carb journey, I never even considered eating  things like pancakes, waffles and such. They were never anything I was crazy about anyway -- then I met Mr. Dreamy!

How Simple is THAT: Chicken Salad w/Sriracha Mayo

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I LOVE chicken salad and make a few different versions. In my catering days I made it by the tons, but this version just recently came to me -- something so simple and yet outstanding!

Reuben Casserole

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A quick stop into our small town grocery store this morning netted me something I didn't think I would be cooking to usher in May -- a Corned Beef. Actually I picked up 3 of them because they were at cannot-pass-up pricing. I knew I needed to cook or freeze them today and only 2 fit in the freezer. That left one for cooking!
So I asked Mr. Dreamy, How do you feel about Reuben's?