October Unprocessed — how’s it going?

Well it’s day 6 of the October Unprocessed challenge and I’ve got good news to report — I’ve been successful so far! Of course, it helps that I am used to cooking most everything at home and from scratch. Still, there have been times that I was tempted to grab a soda from the vending…

A Zoodles Carbonara Learning Curve

Ah, Carbonara! That lovely, velvety mix of eggs and cheese and cured pork products — usually with starchy pasta. While I love a good plate of pasta, I’m avoiding such things at the moment. So how am I to get my carbonara fix? Zoodles. That’s zucchini noodles. Noodles made from the ubiquitous summer squash. This isn’t…

Curry Roasted Cauliflower

What vegetable is the darling of the low carb world?  That’s right — cauliflower.  I’ve lost track of the number of recipes that I’ve seen that use cauliflower as a substitute for potatoes, bread and other starchy things.  Sometimes I want my cauliflower to taste like cauliflower, only better.  Adding some curry powder does the trick!…

Fake Italian, Low-Carb style

I love Italian food but no one would mistake me for anything other than British so I have to be honest and call this fake Italian.  Also, there’s no pasta so that’s another vote for the fake title.  Now that we’ve gotten through the disclosures let me tell you that this is one tasty dish….

Braised Chicken in Red Wine

What can you do with half a bottle of wine?  Use it to braise something!  I had chicken and some leftover Zinfandel and the barest hint of an idea. I love chicken thighs and whole legs were on sale.  It only takes a moment to separate the drums and thighs. This wine was wonderful when…