Jucy (Lamb) Lucy

Lamb Burger

I’ve found it pretty easy to get stuck in a ground-meat rut on this Keto diet – it’s cheap and easy and reasonably fatty. So, the other day, I challenged myself to do something a bit more interesting and a lot more photogenic. And, it’s still super easy! Here’s my ground lamb version of the classic Jucy Lucy on a little arugula salad.

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Keto Baking is Hard

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Despite all the benefits this keto lifestyle has provided, goddammit do I miss baked goods.

So, this weekend, I tried my hand at two different baked goods – one savory, one sweet. The verdict? Maybe keto baking isn’t for me. 😦

Still, I took some pictures and thought I’d share my failure all the same.

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Brocc-iflower Soup. Get hype.

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You ever buy a bunch of vegetables thinking: “Oh, man. I’m going to eat so healthy! Vegetables are amazing and I am a person who eats them!” and then a week later you still have mounds of untouched broccoli and cauliflower in your fridge?

Well, here’s a soup you can make with that untouched broccoli and cauliflower. Hell, you might even go to the store and just pick some up – this nonsense is pretty fucking tasty. (Though all the heavy cream may have something to do with it, but, whatever: #ketolife, ya’ll.)

Here’s what you’ll need and how to put it all together…

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“The Grain of the Present” @ Pier 24

Founded in 2010 by Andrew and Mary Pilara, Pier 24 is a non-profit museum and exhibition space dedicated solely to photography. It’s a massive space in an historic building nestled right below the Bay Bridge, and I have somehow managed to ignore it for the last ten years of living in San Francisco. A terrible mistake. This place is amazing.

Admission is free, by appointment. (Do it. Make an appointment. NOW.) The by-appointment bit makes for an open, airy, and quiet space free of the rather opressive crowds you can run into at other Bay Area museums. Here, you can spend as long as you like contemplating art and stroking your chin thoughtfully. Each appointment lasts two hours, so you can really get in there with that chin-stroking. For reals.

Anywho, earlier this week I headed on down to see Pier 24’s current exhibit The Grain of the Present, featuring ten photographers at the heart of the Pilara Foundation collection – Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hill Becher, Lee Friedlander, Nicholas Nixon, Stephen Shore, Henrey Wessel, and Garry Winograd – plus the work of six contemporary photographers: Eamonn Doyle, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ed Panar, Alec Soth, Awoiska can der Molen, and Vanessa Winship.

Behind the cut, a whole slew of my favorite images from the exhibit.

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Frrrrriiii-ttaaa-ta!

Frittata

It’s just a word I enjoy saying, you guys. And, it’s food I enjoy eating.

I made this mushroom leek frittata the other day mostly because I was out of bacon and didn’t want to eat just eggs. Also, I had these unused, purposeless leeks and mushrooms just taking up space in the fridge. Stupid freeloading, good-for-nothing vegetables and fungi. Get a job!

Anywho, if you’ve never made a frittata before, please be advised that it is easy AF. See for yourself…

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Lah-Dee-Dah: Lavender Vanilla Whipped Mascarpone Cream

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Sometimes I want to feel like a fancy lady, living a fancy life with fancy accoutrements and a fancy penchant for using words like “accoutrements” and “penchant,” which I fancily pronounce “ah-coo-trrrrruh-mahhhh” and “pawwwn-shawwwn,” respectively.

These are momentary lapses in an otherwise average daily life. But, when I get that itch, I scratch it. It was during just such an itch that I made this surprisingly lah-dee-dah-tasting lavender vanilla whipped mascarpone cream dessert thingie.

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