Fermentation

We have recently started listening to The Dave Change Show podcast while driving to visit my mother-in-law.  In one of his recent shows, he interviewed Rene Redzepi, Chef and Owner of Noma, and talked to him about his new book, “The Noma Guide to Fermentation”.  A few days later, the book showed up on our…

Valentine’s Day Appetizer

Valentine’s Day is a big day for carbs!  Candy, chocolate, sweet drinks…. I had already planned to make a big meat heart for Valentine’s Day and treat it like a burger.  I thought about making smaller individual heart shaped burgers, but I couldn’t find my cookie cutter.  I decided to try the local hobby store…

Lo Carb / Keto Failures!

In the frenzy of trying to make “all things lo carb/Keto”, we’ve have a few setbacks over the last few weeks. JICAMA FRIES For the most part I enjoy eating Keto.  I can go without desserts and I’m not particularly fond of fruit.  I can get my craving for mashed potatoes sated with mashed cauliflower,…

Riced Cauliflower Hash Browns

I do miss fried potatoes while on the Keto Diet.  French fries, cottage fries, waffle fries, hash browns:  we all love the crunchy exterior and the soft interior.  While researching cauliflower hash browns, I ran into the same issue as with cauliflower tots… they contained additional flower or potato to help as a binder.  …

Stuffed Portabello

I was trying to think of something that would be a little different for lunch and still keep me on the lo carb band wagon. I looked in the fridge and saw a lonely portobello mushroom that I had purchased and then decided not to use.  I had no immediate plans for it so I…

Swiss Steak

My butcher always labels some of the cuts I get as “Swiss Steak”.  I have been unable to find Swiss steak on a butcher’s chart, but when you look at a bone-in sirloin or bone-in round steak, you can tell that they come from generally the same part of the cow. There is a leg…

Frito – Chili Pie Meatloaf

Sometimes I like to have what is usually considered “trash” food during the holidays.  I love Frito Chili Pie and when I saw this recipe in A Meatloaf in Every Oven I knew it was a perfect candidate. Ingredients 1 teaspoon oil plus additional for the pan 1 small onion diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2…

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake for Christmas

I haven’t posted in a while for various reasons… 1) I was getting tired of having meatloaf  on a weekly basis and 2) I was rather disenchanted and uninspired. Last week, despite being overloaded with fudge, brownies, sugar cookies, Italian Christmas Cookies, Pecan bars, and who knows what else, I got a craving for “old…

Pork Green Chili

There is a little discussion on whether this should be called Green Chili, Pork Green Chili or Pork Green Chili Stew.  I guess it’s up to each individual on what they want to call this spicy goodness. Ingredients 3 pounds pork cubed (pork loin works great) Vegetable oil Flour for dusting and thickening 1/4 bushel…

Green Chili Season!

You can tell it’s Fall in the Denver area for  two reasons:  Bronco football and Green Chili stands. The purveyors show up from New Mexico and southern Colorado with their roasters and peppers and it’s like a party. You pick out your peppers:  Hatch from New Mexico vs Pueblo from Colorado.  There is a lot…