Category Archives: Seafood

Quick and Mild Jambalaya

This is a fast version of a much more complicated recipe. Sometimes, I just don’t have the oomph to go through all the steps to create a more complex dish…and this turns out well in spite of its speedy approach.

Notes: To make this jambalaya more spicy, use andouille sausage. For fuller flavors, brown the chicken and sausage in … Read more

101 Salads With Protein

Okay, maybe not 101, but well over 50 (and I’m still working on this list). I like salads with protein for lunch. To create a full-fat concept usually means either a rich dressing, cheeses, or a scoop of some sort of protein-mayonnaise goodness. Here are some of my favorite ideas.

Protein+Fats
Avocado Salad
Albacore Tuna Salad 9 Ways
Egg Salad Read more

Crispy Crab Cakes with Aioli

These crab cakes feature Dungeness crab meat since I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where it’s plentiful. Alternate versions could have salmon, or even canned albacore tuna.

Generally, crab cakes are held together by using a mixture of egg and bread crumbs. In this recipe, to lower the carbs, a mousseline of shrimp, egg, and cream is … Read more

Fettuccine Alfredo

In our household, one of the things we miss most about a low carb lifestyle is pasta. When I first heard about shirataki zero-carb noodles, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. We tried them tonight, though, and are delighted to have fettuccine, spaghetti, and other types of noodles back on our table. Spoiler alert: These are great  vehicles for … Read more

Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai)

It’s four days before Thanksgiving, and I have The Cold From Hell. I’m already three days into this beast, and have the requisite fever, aches, sneezes, coughs, and honks. Drat.

If there’s ever a time when being grateful is challenging, it’s right now. But on the other hand, I have a purring cat, a warm home…and this soup.

Warming, savory, … Read more