Besides Keto, what other diet allows you to eat sweetened pastries made with whole cream cheese and not gain weight? This is crazy. The only time that I have gained a bit of my lost weight back is when I completely dumped the program and binged on food from Mexican restaurants all week. (To be honest, I only did that once and then felt so bloated and awful that I happily jumped back on the Keto wagon as soon as the house guests were gone.)
I have been on NO other diet where I could eat sweet fruit Pavlovas. Of course, only berries are recommended fruits on a Keto plan. But those work for me. Berries are a visual treat and they taste great so I do not feel deprived at all.
I read somewhere that tea parties are comprised of choosing your best tea set, selecting the perfect flowers, setting a beautiful table, performing the ritual of steeping a lovely blend and spending hours dedicated to this elegant ceremony. It would, it seems, make one slow down and cherish each and every moment of the activity.
Guess what? I LOVE a tea party, but I don’t spend hours dedicated to it. OK, maybe I do, but in a really fun, creative cooking and decorating way. So, here is the run down on what is sure to make your tea party a success.
I LOVE just about any tomato dish with pasta in it. This ziti has no pasta in it, so it was a surprise to me that it is just as delicious with only meat, cheese and veggies. And it is, like any ziti, easy to whip up, perfect for a Keto meal.
My mom used to make lasagna with cottage cheese rather than ricotta. I still like that down-home taste of Mama’s cooking so that is what my recipe calls for. If you like ricotta better, use that instead.
Well, I just stepped back to take a look at my new stone foundation, and WHAT?! I love the grey color of the stone, but now the roof shingles are way too dark and heavy. Grrr…1 step forward, two steps back.
It’s lunch time and I have very little groceries in the house. My car has been in the shop all week so the pantry is paltry and the refrigerator is fairing little better. Taking stock, I see that there is one kind of sad, small zucchini. Better cook that today or else. I also have a bit of marinara sauce that I need to use before it goes bad. Let’s see…no mozzarella, but I do have a small block of Havarti cheese. The meat drawer yields a couple slices of deli sandwich ham. Throw in a couple cherry tomatoes, some diced black olives and I say that will make a great zucchini pizza! OK, pizza with no crust, but still…
The kit is arranged for a flat roof on the dining room bump-out on the front of the farmhouse. I kept looking at it like something was wrong. Why a flat roof? It’s not like I can make a little porch or balcony with only windows above.