Side Dishes

Mashed Cauliflower

The holidays are upon us! (Hang on a second while I scream! Eek!) And while I love the holiday season, navigating family gatherings and holiday parties for those of us who eat a low-carb diet can be tricky. But never fear, I’m here to help! The first traditional holiday food I’ll be tackling is the mashed potatoes. I’ve always been a fan. But did you know that a cup of mashed potatoes can have over 30 grams of net carbs?? Ouch! If you follow a ketogenic diet, your goal is to keep your total net carbs for the day at 20 grams. So, mashed potatoes are out for me. What can I eat instead? Mashed cauliflower, of course! And I’ll let you in on a little secret– they’re easier to make than mashed potatoes. Want to know another secret? My family actually prefers them to mashed potatoes. I know, crazy, right?! (more…)

Herb Butter

Herb Butter -by amber's hands-

This recipe may qualify as the doggoned easiest recipe to ever grace the pages of this blog. It’s so easy and so flexible that I’m not sure I can even call it a recipe. But it’s an almost effortless way to turn any regular old weekday meal into something special. Let me introduce you to herb butter.

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Coca {Spanish Flatbread}

29683249452_41df090c9d_nSo I know Thanksgiving is in a week (eek!) so a normal blogger would be sharing something  turkey-related, but I promised you guys some quick weeknight meal ideas, and I’m really excited to tell you about this one.

I hesitate to call this one “quick” when it involved caramelized onions. If you’ve ever caramelized onions, you know it’s not quick.

But even with that, this meal comes together surprisingly fast and most of all, it’s easy. Like, super easy. Oh, did I mention it’s totally delicious? It is.

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My Cornbread

It’s cold.

Like, really cold. This winter has been disgustingly cold. And today it was cold enough that school districts were closed just because of the wind chill being in the -40’s and -50’s.

When it’s cold, we all want to eat something hearty like soups, stews, and chilis. And what goes better with those things than some good ol’ cornbread?

Now, I’m not a Southern girl, but I did have a Granmammy. She was my great-grandmother, and while as long as I ever knew her she lived in Chicago, she never lost her southern drawl. And my love of all things biscuit and cornbread says I’ve got a little southern in me.

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