Chili Lime Shrimp

chili lime shrimp in a bowl with quinoa kale and avocado

In the mood for some seafood? Me too! Shrimp is one of my favorites: it’s healthy, tasty and so fast and easy to cook! I was looking for a little Tex-Mex flavor so decided on chili lime shrimp, and with that I built a delicious protein bowl. Ingredients for chili lime shrimp There are many ways to make chili-lime flavors but I really like the simple approach, so instead of coming up with a combination of chili powder and a bunch of other stuff, I rely on the Trader Joe’s Chili Lime seasoning to do most of the heavy lifting,

Roasted Swiss Chard with Parmesan

I recently stumbled upon a small farmer’s market that seemed to be thriving in the midst of social distancing. Of course, I had to stop, intending to buy one or two veggies but ending up with a car full. One item I find hard to resist is swiss chard. Especially the rainbow variety. All that dark leafy green nutrition on top of multi-colored stalks. So beautiful! But greens are not just for salads. Like so many other vegetables, Swiss chard is delicious when roasted! Ingredient list Swiss chard, any variety Onion, yellow Olive oil Parmesan cheese, shredded Salt and pepper,

Keto Taco Casserole

keto taco casserole side view

Sometimes I just crave some Tex-Mex flavors. But it can be tough to make the meals in low carb form. My version of Mexican food typically involves a bunch of chips, tortillas, beans, etc. All super yummy and super high in carbs. So when I found a keto taco casserole, I knew I had to try it. All my favorite flavors in a low carb package? Sign me up! Ingredients Ground beef Onion Garlic clove Bell pepper Taco seasoning Eggs (2) Shredded cheese (Mexican blend) Optional toppings: sour cream, tomatoes, green onions How to make this keto taco casserole Start

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

Keto Chocolate Mug cake on a wood background

I think we have all heard of a Mug Cake, correct? It’s an ingenious way to make a single serving of cake, and ready in minutes. This is perfect for someone who is cooking for just themselves and don’t want an entire cake tempting them for a whole week. Or maybe you just want a dessert one day, a cheat day if you will, and then you intend to treat your body like a temple for the rest of the week. In all these situations, a mug cake is definitely your friend. But what if you are maintaining a low

Caramel Apple Cider (Vodka Cocktail)

caramel apple cider vodka cocktai;

Don’t you just love fall? The cool crisp air, the beautiful colors of leaves, and all the flavors unique to the season. One of my favorites is apple cider, a delicious fresh beverage that is always best in fall. Apple cider vs apple juice – what’s the difference? Apple cider is the term used in the US and Canada for an unfiltered, unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverage made from apples. (Wikipedia) Liquid is extracted from the apples, and is typically cloudy appearing due to the presence of fine apple particles in suspension. It is traditionally considered a “fresh” beverage but all US

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats – Ghosts!

group of rice krispie treats decorated as ghosts

I’ve been visiting my daughter which means I get to spend time with my favorite little kitchen helper. And it’s October so I really felt something with a Halloween vibe was in order. But nothing too complicated, just everyone’s favorite: Rice Krispie treats! So easy to make, and turned into ghost shapes for Halloween. Ingredients needed for Halloween Rice Krispie treats Butter Rice Krispies cereal Marshmallows How to make Rice Krispie treats I use the original recipe for Rice Krispie treats, right from the box. Well, actually I think the ORIGINAL recipe had a little bit more butter. Or maybe

Keto Whipped Cream

keto whipped cream on a spoon

If you are enjoying a delicious keto dessert, a dollop of whipped cream can only make it better. Make this keto whipped cream to keep your macros in line with your goals! Ingredients needed Heavy whipping cream Confectioners (powdered) sugar substitute (I used erythritol) Vanilla How to make keto whipped cream Place heavy whipping cream in a chilled bowl. Begin beating with an electric mixer on low speed. Whip for about 30 seconds or so, until the cream is starting to increase in volume and look a little “frothy.” Turn speed up to medium to medium-high and continue whipping. After