Whole Roasted Romanesco

I’m in love with romanesco! This beautiful vegetable, which almost looks like green cauliflower but tastes like a mild broccoli is not a blend of those vegetables. The romanesco has been grown in Italy since the 16th century. Bright green in color, the head forms a striking fractal pattern at first glance. While it resembles…

Setting My First Target

I like to break my weight loss targets into increments. Big enough to feel significant, small enough to be achievable in the short run. Usually between 5-10 pound increments. Since I started my diet at a weight of 196, I set my first target for 185 lbs. Reasonable number, but significant enough that I’ll be…

Breakfast on the Run

I don’t always eat breakfast, sometimes I’m just not hungry and I know I’m going to get an early lunch so it’s just not a big deal. But I try to eat something in the morning if possible, and to have things at the house that are easy to eat if I am in a…

Keto French Toast

If you read my last post you know that I made some really good keto bread a few days ago. I’ve enjoyed it with pulled beef barbacoa sandwiches so far, but I wanted to see how it would taste as french toast. Well let me tell you now, yum! French toast is an easy recipe…

Damn Good Keto Bread

I love bread, and bread products. I grew up in New Mexico, and tortillas are like breathing for me. I lived in Italy for 3 years and so pasta and breads … *sigh*. Let’s face it, no matter where you live in the world bread is usually considered a basic and essential part of our…

Chicken Salad Wraps

Chicken salad wraps are a great lunch item for work if you have a fridge. It’s filing, easy to store and put together later. I like them with thin slices of radishes (salt and peppered)! I like fresh chicken, particularly rotisserie chicken. I love the flavors. So it is my go to for most recipes…

Poached Egg Breakfast Stack

Normally I am a quick breakfast kind of girl. Primarily because I have no desire to get up early enough to cook anything fancy on a work day. But on the weekends I like to splurge. And Brian, my husband, loves that I like to splurge. He is an easy man to cook for. He…

The Rush to Lose Weight Quickly

I worked on a recipe last night that I had hoped to post, Philly cheese-steak bowls. But the recipe didn’t turn out great and I really didn’t care for it, and neither did my husband. And honestly – I’m not going to post it if it’s not really good. I mean come on, there’s enough…

Low Carb Keto Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

Living in New Mexico I have a deep love of New Mexican food, not to be confused with Mexican food. We have native Hatch chili, which comes in fabulous red and green, and so much of our best foods center around our chili. It is so amazing that chances are it is sold somewhere near…

The Journey Begins

The best way not to feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. –Barack Obama When I met my husband 17 years…