Spicy Baked Salmon Cakes

There must be thousands of fish cake recipes on the internet, and I’ve read dozens. The basic equation is fish + binders to hold everything together + vegetable oil to fry. What’s usually used as binders are eggs, mayonnaise, and breadcrumbs. But mayo and vegetable oils are unhealthy fats, I tend to avoid wheat flour, and I wanted to bump … Read more

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Adapted from a New York Times recipe, this version keeps things in the low carb world. 🙂

Buffalo Chicken Dip
6 servings // 230 calories, 2 net carbs

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1/2 cup Buffalo-style hot sauce (recommended: Frank’s Red Hot)
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup sour cream
4 ounces cream cheese, cut … Read more

Summer Polenta

This is my interpretation of a recipe by Ami Ann Mackey, moderator of the Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Challenge on Facebook. It made an excellent light meal this warm weather night! It has wonderfully fresh flavors and you can spice it up or keep it mellow, depending on your preference.

Summer Polenta
Yield: 10 slices

1 tube pre-made polenta, sliced … Read more

Pita Pocket Snack

My current favorite snack—a whole wheat pita pocket filled with baby spinach leaves, tomato slices, cucumber slices, a few slices of avocado, drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Oh my.

Does this need a recipe? Not really.

Other fillings—

Hummus, slivered carrots, red bell peppers, fresh herbs…Invent! Enjoy!… Read more