This spring we moved, and our new house came with a broken (yet so fancy) oven, so we spent some time scheming how to save the fancy oven instead of replacing it, and the whole time it was hot/summer, and I didn’t cook at all except for salad and buying things for Joe to grill, and cracking open cans of seltzer.
After a few months of this, we realized the fancy oven would be impossible to save, so we got a normal oven and the weather got cooler and BOOM: I like cooking again. Or maybe it was Carolyn Ketchum’s new cookbook that got me back into it. It was published yesterday. I wrote this review of it for A Sweet Life, and every word is true. I love this book. But what I didn’t mention in the review is that I hadn’t realized (before reading the book) why a d-person would want a ketogenic diet, not just a low carb diet. A ketogenic diet does seem to me to be very, very, very difficult to implement in a family comprised of people bigger than you, who have bicycles and money to buy their own grinders and bagels. And yet. We do what we can. Right?
So far from this book we have had (and loved):
- the pulled pork—the easiest and best version I’ve ever made. Even *I* liked it, and I hate all porks
- cheesy broccoli (un-tater) tots
- roasted tomato cream sauce (for the tots)
- apple cider donut mini muffins
I am DYING to try but have not yet tried because I can’t find the waffle maker:
- Cheesy Spinach Cauliflower Waffles
Also totally going to make this week:
- Easy Taco Pie
- Cheddar Zucchini Drop Scones
- Easy Peanut Butter Cups
This book also taught me to use the grating blade of my Cuisinart for cauliflower rice. I had no idea. Carolyn has offered Readers of This (this one!) Blog (you!) a chance to win a copy of her book. Instructions how-to are below.
Ok, so let’s see…there was the oven, the book, and another thing happened that got me interested in food. Alanna’s new blog. Specifically this recipe. I have not yet made it, and I have not yet stopped thinking about it. Ideally, someone else would make it for me, and I could be all, “Wow, thanks, you really understand me.”
Being interested in cooking again means my food-mind opened and I fell for this chicken saltimbocca recipe as a Facebook video link (“dinner in 30 minutes!”) and was amazed that it worked and really was ready in 30 minutes. We had that last night. I would do that again. Everyone liked it and, with approx 1.5 baby potatoes per person, it was <10 g CHO. The hardest part was getting the three slices of prosciutto at the deli and the deli guy saying it was too light to weigh, and no one knowing what to do.
To enter to win a copy of Carolyn Ketchum’s The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen, please leave a comment (below) telling me what you’re making for dinner. I will choose one name at random this Sunday, October 8th and will contact you via email if you win! (After you win, I will give your mailing address to the book publisher, and they will send you a copy. Easy! Wow!) Good luck.