Classic Dishes You Should Master

Here’s my personal list of classic dishes—popular in the U.S.—that I think you  need to know how to cook. With time, it’s fairly easy to tweak traditional recipes to your tastes and dietary needs.


Blueberry Muffins
Buttermilk Pancakes
Crispy Waffles
Eggs Benedict
French Toast
Soft-Scrambled Eggs & Oven-Baked Bacon


Buttermilk Biscuits Two Ways
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Fish in Ginger-Garlic-Lime Sauce (keto)

Fish in Ginger-Garlic-Lime Sauce
Serves 2 // 264 calories, 8g fat, 38g protein, 4g net carbs
1/4 cup
dry sherry
tablespoons tamari sauce
teaspoons toasted sesame oil
teaspoon fresh lime juice
tablespoon spring onion, finely chopped
tablespoon ginger root, freshly grated
garlic cloves, finely minced

1 Serrano chili pepper,

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Shrimp & Sausages with Broccoli Rabe (keto)

Shrimp and Sausages with Broccoli Rabe
Serves 2 // 484 calories, 29g fat, 49g protein, 2g net carbs

1/2 pound broccoli rabe
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 pound hot Italian sausages, sliced into coins
3 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced lengthwise
1/2 pound shrimp

Cut off and discard 1 inch from stem ends of broccoli rabe. Cook it, … Read more

Western Blue Ring Bacon Burger (keto)

A Napa Valley tradition since the 1940s, Taylor’s Refresher was my local fast food joint, with a twist—the food was incredible! In 2011, the Taylor family sold the roadside attraction to two brothers and the name was changed to Gott’s Roadside, but the menu still rocks. Here’s  my favorite burger…

Taylor’s Refresher Western Blue Ring Bacon Burger
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Onion Rings (keto)

Keto Onion Rings
Yield: 8 rings // per ring: 87 calories, 8g fat, 1.5g protein, 2g net carbs

1 large onion
1 egg

2 Tbsp coconut flour
2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp parsley flakes
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
salt to taste
1/4 cup olive oil for frying

Heat the oil in a medium saute … Read more

My Favorite Cheesecake Fat Bombs

These are from the GimmeDelicious food blog…and they are seriously delicious.

Cheesecake Fat Bombs
24 fat bombs // 108 calories, 12g fat, 1g protein, 1g net carbs

8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
4 oz butter or coconut oil
4 oz heavy cream
2-3 tablespoons erythritol
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
A tiny bit of unsweetened cocoa to sprinkle on … Read more