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
Serves 2 // Read more

Lemony Chickpea-Avocado Puree

This puree is delicious in sandwiches, pita pockets, as a dip.

Lemony Chickpea-Avocado Puree

1 15-ounce can sodium-free chickpeas
2 avocados
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced green onion
Salt and pepper, to taste

Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth.… Read more

Kicked Up Turkey Burgers

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not keen on the flavor of ground turkey, but I like its lean, heart-healthy protein. So this is what I do to kick things up, flavor-wise.

Turkey Burgers
6 small burgers

1/2—3/4 pound lean pasture-raised ground turkey
4 cloves of garlic, minced (or 2 teaspoons powdered garlic)
1/2″ fresh ginger root, minced (or 1 teaspoon … Read more

Bread-less Sandwiches

caprese sandwich: Mozzarella, asparagus, basil, and tomato, all in one stackable pile                                         Via daydreamkitchen.com

Some of the following examples look somewhat like sandwiches, others look more like the charming “stacks” found in gourmet cafes and restaurants, but all of these ideas look completely delicious…and creative!

BuzzFeed’s visually gorgeous article on 15 No-Bread Sandwiches says that “whether you’re gluten-free or Paleo — or maybe you just really hate bread — these are the Read more

Curried Chicken Salad

This recipe is my version of Coronation Chicken Salad, a posh, classically French chicken recipe that was created to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953.

Curried Chicken Salad

2 cups pasture-raised cooked chicken breast meat, cut into half-inch cubes
1 stalk of celery, diced
1 green onion, diced or some chopped cilantro
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots or golden … Read more