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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Sliced Carrots - This is the best roasted carrots recipe you will find! It's healthy, simple, quick, and easy because they're baked in the oven. Includes rosemary and other herbs. Savory, low carb, and paleo.

We are always on the lookout for good, low carb vegetable dishes because, on my bariatric diet, I eat about 5 ounces of meat with 3 ounces of vegetables for every lunch and dinner. That’s what I eat, day in and day out, and will for the rest of my life. No sugar, and no carbs outside of vegetables and limited fruit. So we need a little variety because plain old steamed veggies get pretty old pretty fast. That’s where this recipe came from. The Parmesan cheese adds some calories to the carrots, but it’s pretty minimal and makes the … Read more

Quick & Easy Homemade Cheesy Meatballs

How to make the best homemade DIY cheesy low carb keto meatballs recipe - Healthy because they're baked in the oven. Great for spaghetti with sauce or on their own. Simple and easy with Italian breadcrumbs. Typically made with beef but could be made with turkey or pork or a mixture.

I realized recently that I have posted nary a recipe since my bariatric surgery in April 2017. It’s not that we stopped eating, nor that we have stopped trying new recipes.  I just haven’t been as into food since my surgery, if that makes any sense. I haven’t thought about it as much. I just show up to the meal, and I eat, and then I leave the table and leave the food behind. Except, with the flare up of my food addiction over the last six months, I sort of obsessed about some foods night and day, but those … Read more

Homemade Veggie Dip

homemade veggie dip

My Pap turned 90 earlier this month. Yesterday, most of the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren went out for dinner in his honor. We went to a restaurant that serves all of the side dishes and appetizers family-style; one of those appetizers was a vegetable tray with homemade ranch dip. It was terrific, the kind of mouth-watering terrific that makes you want to forgo your manners and lick out the whole cup. Not that I would do that, of course. I wouldn’t. Anyway, this particular dip made me think of a dip that I like to make. It’s not healthy, … Read more

Ravioli Alfredo with Asparagus and Mushrooms

We joined a new CSA this year. In the past, we’ve belonged to a certified organic farm that is 40 miles away. We loved the food and the farm, but almost never participated in the open farm days and other member perks. It’s just too far away to be practical. This year, a nearby farm and orchard from which we buy produce regularly started a CSA. We were thrilled and joined right away. Our first box arrived this week, stuffed with spinach, spring onions, spring mix, and four pounds of asparagus. Oh, how we love some fresh asparagus. There were … Read more

Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

When I met my husband, he was convinced that asparagus was the most disgusting, slimy, revolting vegetable on the planet. “You’ve never had my asparagus,” I told him. He’d only eaten asparagus out of a can, soggy and salty and mush. That is no way to eat any vegetable, but especially fragile asparagus spears. The best way to eat it is freshly cut from the garden, drizzled with olive oil, and roasted. You can find the details of that roasting method in my egg and asparagus salad post. This recipe takes my favorite method and makes it even more appealing … Read more

Chicken Tetrazzini

Quick & easy chicken tetrazzini casserole recipes - This simple and healthy 15 minute meal is "baked" in the microwave oven using boneless chicken, asparagus, mushrooms, pasta, and a creamy sauce.

Joe made this pasta dish this week, and (after it was prepared), he informed me that I would not like it. He said it was bland and lacked spices. Terrific, Dear! I never had any tetrazzini before, so I didn’t know what to expect. After his proclamation, I considered going out to eat. By myself. At a restaurant with jazz music and dim lights and no children’s menu. Imagine the peace and quiet of a meal alone! Bliss! I didn’t go. I stayed home and took my chances with the tetrazzini. I’m glad I did; it was delicious. The casserole … Read more