Category Archives: Specialized Diets

Grain-free Cheddar Pecan Shortbread Wafers with Dried Fruit

A friend shared this recipe for cranberry-pecan cheese wafers that she makes during the holiday season. It sparked my interest for two reasons: one, it’s easy to adapt to grain-free and two, there are no limits to the flavor profiles that … Continue reading

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Creamed Spinach with Leeks

I had a few ingredients in my fridge that I don’t usually buy (leeks, Brie, fresh spinach, white wine) and decided to make a combination of braised leeks and creamed spinach. It turned out much better than I expected. I … Continue reading

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Low Carb Parmesan Puffs

I found this great looking recipe for keto cheese puffs I wanted to try for Thanksgiving, but I didn’t have cheddar cheese on hand. I was also skeptical about piping a delicate meringue without deflating it. Spooning it out with a tablespoon sized … Continue reading

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Spinach, Bacon, & Mushroom Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

I’ve been experimenting with stuffed pork tenderloin for the last couple of months. I’ve made it with pork loin instead of tenderloin, chicory instead of spinach, apples instead of mushrooms, herbed cream cheese and yogurt instead of herbed goat cheese, … Continue reading

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Chicken Based Noodles

I earned my crafty cook stripes today with this crazy idea for chicken based “noodles.” I got the idea from an old episode of Chopped and a chef who made fish based “noodles” with egg whites. It worked better than … Continue reading

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Beef Stew with Turnips

Stews are a staple in my diet during the cooler months of autumn and winter and, while I don’t use recipes to create them, I have come up with a few tricks to make more nutritent dense and better textured … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

Last week I roasted two small sugar pumpkins and made purée. I used part of the purée in cupcakes and decided to use the rest in an easy pumpkin and cream cheese dessert. I used maple flavoring and a little … Continue reading

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