Creamy Shiitake Pappardelle

Creamy Shiitake Pappardelle
Serves 3–4

1 pound pappardelle pasta
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, divided
4 slices (1/4 pound) bacon, diced
2 shallots, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
1 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
(or Baby Bella, porcini, or chanterelle mushrooms)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 pint heavy cream, divided
1/2 Read more

Zucchini Tomato Pesto Frittata  (keto)

This makes an easy and tasty supper. Add a small salad and you’re done.

Zucchini Tomato Pesto Frittata  (keto)
4 servings // 546.4 calories, 47.2g fat, 22.5g protein, 7.4g net carbs

6 large eggs
1 cup organic heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup pesto, room temperature

2 ounces Kerrygold cheese, grated Read more

Eggplant Gratin (low carb)

This recipe started life on The Diet Doctor’s site. I lowered the carbs by changing the process a bit, but this is definitely a maintenance recipe for me, because when working on losing weight, I keep my net carbs below 20 grams.

Eggplant Gratin
Serves 2 // 578.6 calories, 46.1g fat, 18.36g net carbs, 18.5g protein

1 pound eggplant
1 Read more

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

This makes a fantastic side dish, or if one is vegan or vegetarian, one could use a larger serving as a main dish.

Serves 2 // 199.7 calories, 17.5g fat, 2.9g protein, 7g net carbs

1/2 large cauliflower (113.4g), cored, broken into florets and sliced into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 onion (27.5g), peeled, thickly sliced, root to tipRead more

Middle Eastern Spiced Cauliflower with Eggplant

This dish is aromatic and very delicious.

Middle Eastern Spiced Cauliflower with Eggplant
Yield: 4 servings // 233 calories, 14g net carbs

2 pounds cauliflower florets
2 teaspoons baharat spice blend (see recipe, below)
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon cinnamon (smoked cinnamon is lovely, here)
1/2 teaspoon cardamon
2 teaspoons sea salt
1-1/4 teaspoons freshly ground … Read more