This gratin will convert those wary-of-green-vegetable eaters to greens lovers. A simple white sauce lightly coats Swiss chard leaves, and a topping of cheese seals the deal. For a different presentation, bake in individual gratin dishes or ramekins (seen above) rather than one large dish. Make up to a day ahead and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
I had a meaningful conversation Saturday with my neighbor about out health and family members health. I told her we've been doing this thing called keto and she said her doctor recommended a ketogenic diet for her as well.
Low carb and a keto diet are similar but I believe the keto diet has helped us get fast results and feel better then any "diet" before. It's all about increase healthy fats to flush out bad fat and decreasing carbs to make your body use fat as your fuel tank. The protein intake doesn't even change that much from a standard diet. Just remember...increase healthy fats and decrease carbohydrates.
Being that we were just talking about this way of eating and I had a yummy soup in the crock pot I told her I'd send some over so she could taste why this doesn't feel like a diet at all. The food is rich and hearty. A little goes a long way.
Here is my recipe.
Cauliflower has got to be the most versital of veggies I have ever seen. I serve up my fair share of zoodles but this veggie makes for excellent keto recipes. This one is simple.
1 head of Cauliflower
1 one onion sliced
10 cloves of fresh garlic
1 cup of baby carrots
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp of butter
parsley and basil
salt and pepper
My kids and I were craving something sweet on our first cook day in September. I found a similar recipe that definitely was not keto and adapted the recipe so that it would work for us and give us a little treat as we approach fall. Enjoy.
Lemon Surprise is my favorite flavor.
Well, because it doesn't look lemony and the hint of lemon is subtle it cuts the sweetness of the icing.
Here's my recipe for lemon icing!
Sometime in early September of last year my husband got the great idea we should get a bread maker and start making our own bread, we would eat less and eat healthier. He was absolutely correct. I found a Breadman Bread Machine at Goodwill for $9.99 and took a chance on it. I brought it home and started looking for instructions online and recipes that were within the "beginner: anyone can do this" range. Still there were tweaks I had to make but now I can throw all my ingredients in and push a few buttons and before we know it we have fresh baked bread. The yummiest ever!
My mom has had made these cookies from this recipe as far back as I can remember. She remembers her mother making them for her Senior Tea in highschool. The memories of these laid out, by what seemed like the hundreds, on our kitchen table come flooding back as I make these for my babies. We love to gift them to our neighbors in early December to kick of our Christmas celebration. They are delicate and buttery. My favorite version is rolled in chopped pecans. You'll find two different versions below from the same recipe.
One of my boys especially loves hummus. He eats it with chips, crackers, celery, cucumbers, you name it. I like to make it special for him. Here is his favorite recipe.
I love to cook but only if the meals are healthy, easy, and yummy. .