Hawaiian Haupia – Keto Coconut Milk Treat

I’ve been dreaming about Hawaii lately and desiring to go! In my culinary research I discovered this wonderful and refreshing coconut milk pudding. It is a favorite at luaus and various other types of gatherings and celebrations. If you are looking for a dessert that takes only a few minutes to make, with very little … Continue reading Hawaiian Haupia – Keto Coconut Milk Treat

Sesame Peanut Noodle Bowl

When I was fresh out of college in the mid 90s, I interned for a time with Interview Magazine in Soho. One of my absolute favorite lunch spots was Kelley & Ping, an Asian market & noodle house, on Greene Street. My favorite item on their menu was their cold sesame noodles! Everything about this … Continue reading Sesame Peanut Noodle Bowl

Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie always reminds me of my trips to Florida. I remember eating it in Key West after having visited the Hemingway House at a nice cafe in the area. Being a writer and a reader, and a big fan of Ernest Hemingway, visiting his home was a time of inpisration. It even inspired … Continue reading Key Lime Pie Bars

Blood Orange Karydopita

My wonderful friend Elainee picked blood oranges off of her tree the other day and I decided to keep the last few for a dessert. As I brainstormed on what to make, I thought of this variation on the traditional karydopita, which is a walnut cake full of warm spices like cinnamon and clove, soaked … Continue reading Blood Orange Karydopita

Chocolate Dipped Pistachio & Mastiha Biscotti

I love a good cookie! And biscotti always just feel so elegant to me. And I love to have a couple of treats on hand that hold up well so that I can reach for something within my dietary limitations as needed by my soul. So something like a biscotti will last me a while … Continue reading Chocolate Dipped Pistachio & Mastiha Biscotti

Keto Flatbread with Almond Flour

Who doesn’t love a little flatbread in their life? These are a great option for making gyros and tacos. I have swapped these out for both pita bread & tortillas. Out of one batch, I usually make 8 tortilla size using a tortilla press. They are very easy to make with minimal ingredients. I usually … Continue reading Keto Flatbread with Almond Flour

Roasted Cauliflower and Fennel Soup

My beautiful friend Elainee gave me this brilliant idea for this hearty soup today. She had tried a fennel consommé and my wheels began to turn because I had some bone broth I wanted to use up and a head of cauliflower. So I went to the market and picked up fennel and shallots, and … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower and Fennel Soup

Savory Cheddar Muffins

These are possbly the most flavorful muffins I have ever made! They are reminiscent of cornbread, depiste the fact that they are made without any cornmeal. When I was making these I realized that I was out of butter and used some melted bacon fat instead. The bacon fat is what has made the world … Continue reading Savory Cheddar Muffins