An Unmeasured Approach: The NYTimes’ Spinach Artichoke Dip

spinach artichoke dip in a lowcarb tortilla bowl.png

The NYTimes’ has a great low-carb, keto-friendly recipe for spinach artichoke dip. Hooray!

Unfortunately, in my hunger and excitement, I did not have the patience to measure out the ingredients. So, for this meal (Ben and I ate it for dinner – he with bread and potato chips, I with a lowcarb tortilla and strips of bacon), I kinda just eyeballed the amounts until I thought things looked (and tasted) good.

Find the recipe here. A couple more pics of how mine turned out, plus a couple of notes after the cut.

Continue Reading

Foods I Hath Wrought

mashed cauliflower with olive oil and basil

Mashed roasted cauliflower with olive oil and fresh basil.

I haven’t posted a recipe in ages. Here’s why: I’ve been cheating on keto like a total jerk. Stuff happened. All kinds of stuff. There were cakes and chips and some champagne. There were bags of mini candies. One time, there was a pizza. Forgive me.

Still, plagued by intermittent guilty feelings and the desire to do anything other than look at a screen, I have managed to cook myself the occasional keto meal over the last few months, and do quickie posts to Instagram. I’ve found that this process provides a pretty satisfying illusion of keeping healthy. Isn’t that what the Internet has taught us: that it’s the illusion that matters? If you’ve got a different takeaway, I don’t know what Internet you’re looking at.

Anywho, how about some pics of some keto meals I made?

Continue Reading

Super Simple Sugar-Free No-Cook Keto Vegan Coconut Chocolate Pudding

coconut chocolate pudding snack

Hey, Keto friends. Do you miss desserts? I miss desserts. I miss them so much. I wanna eat a great big bowl of rocky road ice cream on top of a pair of eclairs, topped with some profiteroles and, oh, I dunno… a tub of hot fudge. That sounds like a nice treat.

Anywho, to scratch that dessert itch, I’ve been experimenting with keto-friendly desserts. Here’s my attempt at a chocolate pudding. It’s super simple, super quick, and requires absolutely no cooking! Let me know what you think!

Continue Reading

Keto Spinach & Cheddar Soufflé

spinach souffles (1)

I love meat. I adore it. There is no time of day – sleeping, showering, jury duty – when I couldn’t go for a nice grass-fed ribeye. But, I acknowledge that there are folks out there who prefer their eats a little less “moo” and a lot more “imperceptible sound of plant growth.” In fact, one of those people has been my boyfriend for the past 17 years. (Life is weird sometimes. I’ve learned to stop asking questions.)

So, for him and several of my similarly meat-averse friends, I’ve decided to attempt some vegetarian keto cooking. This spinach soufflé was my first experiment. I thought it was damn delicious, frankly. That boyfriend guy liked it, too.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

No more posts.