Hot Summer-cool/salad #5

Is it beginning to get a little cooler?  Having a salad to cool the hot summer days is just what is needed.  Here is a Tuna Salad that will fill your tummy and help you relax from the heat. Julie’s Tuna and Olive Salad. Serves 2 Salad 3 cups of mixed greens 1 cup chopped…

Hot Summer-cool/salads #4

Something is something light is what’s needed when we get home from work and don’t want to be in the hot kitchen after work, before work.  Just to keep cool.   I made another easy dish that is easy to plate and enjoy. I made a plate of sliced sugar-free turkey, avocado, goat cheese with…

Hot summer- cool/salads #3

Here in Michigan, the weather has been beautiful, living near the lake we tend to not have so much of the humidity.  That can quickly change.  Here is another simple, light and filling meal. Humidity, sweating, too hot, sizzling, need coolness.  Here is a sexy version of the Caprese salad.  I love avocado and replacing cheese…

Hot summer/cool salads #2

Summer-time now that July is coming to a close and August is setting in.  Which means if you live in certain parts of the world, this is starting to humid and hot.  So preparing meals that are cool and keeps you from slaving in a hot kitchen. Wedge salads are my new favorite.  There simple…

Hot summer/cool salads #1

No matter where you live; there is a time that it’s just too hot to turn the oven on.  I hear my mother in law lips utter cool and crisp salads.   Being there is so many choices of putting a salad together can seem easy. I wanted to share some recipes for some salads…

Mock of creamy little bananas.

With all the summer parties, I want to make sure that I bring something along everyone can enjoy as well as myself.  I prepared a mock banana cream pie.  The reason I say mock because there is no banana’s in this pie.  But you wouldn’t know that by the taste. I started off with a…

My journey with Ketogenic Diet.

So previously I shared my black walnut coffee chip ice cream with you.  It’s so yummy, I came across a unique chocolate waffle.  That I turned into a pancake and had to give it a spin. I got the recipe from Maria Emmerich cookbook “Keto comfort foods”.  I am unfortunately am unable to share the recipe…

Summertime

Summers are always a time of year that some of us look forward too.  Between graduations, birthday’s, new baby’s arriving, holidays, barbecues are just to name a few.  This time of the year seems to pass by so fast.  Just today I went to the store and they are putting away the summer furniture and…

Move over Mousse…

How many of you growing up remember having the choice of dessert: Mousse or was it called chocolate pudding.  The fancy words that create a new and luxurious meaning to just the simple things in life. Well, you take your ordinary pudding and add some whipping cream and blend and you have mousse. I am a…

I can eat ice cream.

I love me some ice cream and I want to believe that I gained so much weight from my addiction to sugar and the love of ice cream.  I was one of those people whom could not buy ice cream at the store because I would eat the whole 1/2 gallon by myself.   Going…

Creamy little chicken pie

When growing up; used to go to Marie Calendar’s and I would always get the chicken pot pie.  It was piping hot when it came out and was always served in a bowl.  Such sweet memories.  The topping was a flaky buttery pie crust with a creamy middle of chicken chunks and vegetables. Then when…

Who doesn’t love Gnocchi, Keto Style.

Well, I was out dining with hubs this past weekend.  At a restaurant, they had on the menu Pork Porterhouse with cauliflower gnocchi.  I was very intrigued and when I tasted it then my mind was like racing of all the ideas I could do.  So I came home and picked up a head of…