Faux Potato Salad

“I don’t even butter my bread.  I consider that cooking.”  Katherine Cebrian If you ever embark on a lo-carb eating program (notice how I skillfully avoided the word, diet) you’ll probably eat a lot of cauliflower.  That’s because cauliflower is such a namby pamby vegetable without a lot of pizzaz on its own.  Therefore, you…

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Gnome Pork Chops

“There’s no place like gnome.” The name of this dish comes from my resolution to get some pictures on my blog.  I finally figured out how to do that.  However, I only figured out how to put pictures on my blog that are already on my phone.  Now I have to figure out how to…

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Oven Bacon

“Every woman should have a blow torch.”  Julia Child I recently came across a recipe to make bacon in the over.  This recipe can make a whole 12 ounces of bacon in about 15 to 20 minutes without creating a dirty pan. About the 12 ounce bit.  Food manufacturers, at times, raise prices by making…

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Xanthan Gum

“Never eat more than you can lift.”  Miss Piggy In one of my last posts, which was about faux split pea soup, I mentioned the addition of xanthan gum used to thicken up the broth a bit.  For those of you who are xanthan virgins, like me, let me assure you that this product is…

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FAUX PEA SOUP

“Sincerity.  If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”  George Burns I love pea soup, but as a person trying to cut down on carbs I had to find an option.  It was like trying to have an affair where no one would get hurt.  I didn’t think it was possible.  And then, this…

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RECIPE FILE REDO

“Cleaning is just putting stuff in less obvious places.” About two years ago I was bitten by the minimalist bug.  It took me about 14 months to feel the itch.  But then I got the itch really bad. At that point I said something about getting rid of half of my possessions by the end…

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One Minute Mayo

“In cooking, you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”  Julia Child Well, I’ve finally discovered the ultimate joke played on humanity by the French.  Why not blame it on them.  They’re not here to defend themselves.  I’m talking about mayonnaise, which was originally spelled, mahonnaise, but came to it’s original form sometime in the 1800’s…

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Whole Wheat Bread Failure

“If at first you don’t succeed …” First, I’d like to tell you about the recipe blogs that I don’t like.  It’s blogs with a million pictures and stories about the family and the family pets and the color of the sky.  However, what I want is the recipe.  Yes, your kids are probably cute…

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Potassium Broth

“If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?” Have you ever done a vision board, aka a life treasure map?  Mostly I do them accidentally, as we all do.  You see, it’s our thoughts that create the world we live in.  I could go into this at great length…

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Disguised Butternut Squash

“If it walks like a duck, it could be my friend, Larry.” There are certain foods that I know are good for me.  However, because variety is the spice of life, and also a magazine, I don’t like eating the good-for-me foods prepared in the same old way.  Additionally, I don’t like foods that are…

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