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Seared Scallops with Asparagus

The best seared scallops with asparagus recipe - Can be served over pasta or risotto for a quick and easy, simple dinner. Similar to a stir fry with a white wine sauce. Gluten free, keto, whole 30 approved, low carb, paleo.

When I was a teenager, I loved seafood. But then, in my freshman year of college, I stopped eating all meat and became a vegetarian for over ten years. When I started eating meat again (at the insistence of my doctor), I hated seafood. I couldn’t handle the fishy taste, and everything had a fishy taste to me. Fast forward ten more years, to the weeks and months following my bariatric surgery. I discovered that seafood, specifically shrimp and scallops and crab, have insanely high levels of protein with very few calories. That was all I needed to know to … Read more

Chicken Meatballs with Sun Dried Tomato and Artichoke Sauce

I don’t eat most of the foods that I ate before my surgery. Pasta, bread, rice, potatoes, all sugars – all out. I eat mostly meat, eggs, and tofu with a few bites of soft veggies if I still have room. Some meats still make me nauseous, but my repertoire is slowly expanding. When I was first on a “normal” bariatric diet, I was having tremendous difficulty eating. Every single thing I ate made me feel so sick that I couldn’t imagine eating again a few short hours later. She told me to try some meatballs – a few bites … Read more

Filet Bryan – Copycat Carrabba’s Recipe

I have a lot of favorite meals and favorite restaurants, but my A-1 absolute best most favorite restaurant meal is Filet Bryan from Carrabba’s. Their Chicken Bryan runs a close second, but the filet is the best. I love the sun-dried tomatoes and the lemon butter sauce and the pasta with  spicy red sauce (even though it’s not gluten-free) and the buttery-smooth filet mignon. It’s heavenly. So when The Kansas City Steak Company reached out to ask if I’d be interested in trying out their KC Signature Gift Boxed Steak Combo, I knew I had to try to make Filet Bryan … 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