Honey, what’s for dinner?

BLE -Friendly; Low carb; Low sodium Each family has a different way of dealing with meal time, sometimes chaos rules and for others it’s by the book with no substitutions! Whatever it may be, you still need to buy groceries and set up some sort of menu. In our home it tends to be a…

The Earth is round, but these meatballs are flat!

BLE friendly; Low carb; Low sodium; gluten-free Most of you have made meatballs at some point and time in your life, perhaps they even bring back fond memories of family and friends. In our house, they are considered comfort food on those dark and windy winter days. Most recipes are pretty standard, usually a combo…

Veggie frittata, a weeknight savior.

Getting dinner on the table every night can be a challenge, you know it, I know it, heck even “they” know it. This is especially true when you have diet restrictions, and when you don’t like eating the same old things every other day. I try to vary our meals, and we do plan each…

Top O’ the mornin’ to ya!

BLE friendly, low carb, gluten free So this might be after the fact, but I wanted to share with you a new way to do St. Patty’s day. This year I wanted to try a different technique when it came to our St. Patricks day feast. Besides the smaller portions and lower calories, I wanted…

Green Tomato Soup

BLE friendly; Vegan; Gluten-free; Vegetarian The end of summer, days grow shorter, and the leaves are starting their annual transformation. Soon, the long lazy afternoons will give way to bundled up walks, and scrapping ice off the windshield. But never fear, I have something to make it all a little easier to…err, stomach. Soup! Ah,…

Dutch Oven Pork Shoulder

BLE friendly; gluten-free; lowcarb; low sodium If you were to ask me the one thing I couldn’t give up if I tried being vegetarian, my first response would be pork. Whether it is a shoulder, tenderloin, sausage or bacon, it really is my meat of choice. I love preparing it, and my family loves eating it!…

Spicy Chorizo and Vegetable Soup

BLE friendly; Low carb; Gluten-free; Vegetarian option; Vegan option There are few things I enjoy eating more than soup, one of those though is sausage. Hey, let’s combine them into one glorious meal! Any sausage you can name, I probably have tried it, and that includes meatless sausage. I suppose you could say I am…

Roast Chicken, and observations on simplicity.

BLE compliant; low sodium; low carb; gluten free There are volumes written on enjoying the simple things in life, there are also volumes written on cooking the perfect roast chicken. But why are there no books written on both, you know, together? If you really think about it, they reside together on the same plane…

Little kids, grown up diets and the Tao of a peaceful meal.

If you’re like me, and have a little kid(s) then you know what a struggle it can be to please everyone at meal time. Our daughter is a pretty good eater, though she is prone to change her likes and dislikes seemingly on a whim. The problem is that what she likes and what we…

Sheet pan cod with asparagus, carrot, lemon and a funny thing.

BLE compliant; gluten-free; low carb; omega 3 booster; Seafood is a funny food for me, not funny haha, but funny as in it is rarely a go to meal for me. I usually go for chicken or pork, heck I turn to meatless options before seafood usually. What’s even funnier about this is that I…