The last time that Les and I hiked around Watson Lake was in early summer. It was an oasis of water, granite boulders, varied flowers, foliage and beautiful views. If you are looking to escape the summer heat in our high desert, this is one cool place to be. Now, however, it is winter, but… Continue reading Hiking Watson Lake On a Snowy January Day
Your Friends of the Library book stores have amazing deals on books. When you are making the thrift store rounds looking for used books, remember to check your local library to see what they have on sale as well.
Looking through cooking magazines, I run across lots of delicious looking recipes. I then try to make them Keto friendly. This holiday season, I wanted to try making really good fudge, but all of the smoothest looking recipes call for sweetened condensed milk. I looked it up online and, sure enough, you can order it.… Continue reading Keto Friendly Alternative to Sweetened Condensed Milk
Full of healthy fats, this soup is perfect for a Keto diet. It can also be easily adjusted for vegans or meat eaters. Just cook the soup as the recipe directs for vegans. If you are a meat eater, add whatever you like such as chicken or fish. I like the soup with chunks of… Continue reading Cauliflower Coconut Curry Soup
Apples are another no-no on the Keto diet. So how am I supposed to make my apple fritters? How about my cranberry chutney? I love cranberry chutney with diced apples and chopped dried apricots, but both fruits are a Keto no-no. As in NO! Well, I haven’t figured out an alternative to the dried apricots,… Continue reading Faked apple pie filling for Keto? Try Chayote as an apple stand-in!
Microwaved mug cakes? I never thought that they sounded very good, but maybe it was time for a try. I needed a little cake so that I could demonstrate how great the Chayote "apple pie filling" was when spooned over cake. Well, guess what? The super easy mug cakes are awesome! The texture is kind… Continue reading Sugar Free Vanilla Mug Cake
Want to make an apple cranberry chutney, but you are trying to stick to the Keto lifestyle? Chayote makes a wonderful substitute for cooked apples.
Keto, Paleo, vegetarian, MUST have pinto beans, hates cauliflower? How to easily make several versions of chili for company who each have different dietary restrictions.