Chile Cheese Muffins

Adapted from Santa Fe Kitchens (The Museum of New Mexico Foundation) I made this recipe a few weeks ago as a casserole for a breakfast gathering, but thought it would also make good muffins.  I was right!    Each little muffin was a buttery, cheesy mouthful…not too egg-y…and the crust around the edges gives it more… Continue reading Chile Cheese Muffins

Bacon-Bourbon Jam (with Bangers)

I ran across this recipe on Serious Eats and thought it sounded pretty good….but this was soooo beyond good!  This bacon jam is unbelievably tasty – so amazing that James said it was “slap your momma”-good (adding not my momma, no one would ever want to slap her).  Bacon is great on it’s own, but… Continue reading Bacon-Bourbon Jam (with Bangers)

Dark Chocolate Truffles

Adapted from The Craving Chronicles What would Valentine’s Day be without dark, decadent chocolate?  I’ll tell ya, it would be lacking!  I found this recipe on a beautiful blog, The Craving Chronicles.  Sadly, most of the treats there are off limits to us since we avoiding grains (and sugars, with limited success), but the rest… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Truffles

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Kale

I promised to post a recipe for butternut squash and kale, but my friend Ed says he doesn’t care much for butternut squash.  Hopefully he likes sweet potatoes!  I don’t see how anyone could not like either one, since they both roast-up to be creamy inside with a sweet, caramelized crust on the outside. I… Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Eggplant Casserole

I’m not sure what to call this…it is based on moussaka, but is also similar to lasagna sans the noodles.  Instead of topping the casserole with a cheesy cream sauce, to avoid the use of flour I decided to include a Parmesan-ricotta layer between the eggplant layers.  Also in my version, the eggplant slices are… Continue reading Eggplant Casserole

Red Grouper with Chili Lime Glaze

This is more of a product review, perhaps, than a recipe.  When I was shopping for fish, I noticed that Whole Foods had grouper that was already covered in a marinade of some type…and it looked pretty tasty.  Since I wasn’t buying to cook on the same day, I asked what they used for the… Continue reading Red Grouper with Chili Lime Glaze

Sticky Superbowl Wings

James and I watched the Biggest Event on T.V. in our solitary, annual attempt to be Real Americans (TM) and partake of the popular culture.  Thankfully that is over!  The occasion is, however, a good excuse to pig out on chicken wings with sticky, delicious sauce.  Yes, only 4 posts into this blog and this… Continue reading Sticky Superbowl Wings

The Devil’s in the Eggs… and the details

I like deviled eggs, but rarely make them because I just cannot peel the suckers without ripping off chunks of egg white.  More on that later… This is just your basic Southern Deviled Egg recipe.  These are a great snack or appetizer for primal eating – no carbs to speak of! Ingredients: 5 large eggs… Continue reading The Devil’s in the Eggs… and the details

Butternut Squash, Nuts and Berries

Butternut squash is so simple, there’s nothing not to love!  This recipe uses the bulbous end of the squash – I reserve the rest of it for another dish, such as Butternut Squash with Kale (coming soon to the blog).  The neck of the squash is easy to peel and cube, but the round end… Continue reading Butternut Squash, Nuts and Berries

Meatballs!

One of the things we do miss is “Spaghetti Night” since we are trying to keep the carbs down.  No fear, this recipe will make you forget about the noodles! Meatballs with Tomato Sauce and Wilted Spinach First, prepare the tomato sauce.  This is an easy sauce from canned tomatoes, but you can use whatever… Continue reading Meatballs!