My Office is Having a “Chopped” Cooking Challenge and I Am Totally on Board!

April 12, 2020

Some friends at work came up with a really fun idea: a cooking challenge, inspired by “Chopped” on the Food Network! They posted three ingredients on our internal social media platform on Friday, and over the weekend, everyone that wanted to participate could make a dish using those ingredients. Then, on Monday, Read the rest of this entry »


What’s in the Crockpot? Part 14

March 26, 2018

You know how popular, older TV shows are getting rebooted left and right nowadays? Will & Grace, Roseanne, Queer Eye… and there’s more to come. So I thought I’d reboot one of the classic features on my blog. A silly – I mean wonderful – little game called “What’s in the Crockpot?” that I used to play frequently with my readers.

The rules are simple. Just guess what’s in the crockpot! Are you ready? Read the rest of this entry »


Make This at Your Next Brunch: Low-Carb Pancake Roll-Ups

June 18, 2017

I got a new kitchen tool – a masher – and this is the healthy, delicious recipe where I used it for the very first time!

Low-Carb Pancake Roll-ups are perfect for brunch. They’re great for other meals, too, and particularly versatile, because they’re a finger food, and everyone loves finger food. And what makes them low-carb? I’m glad you asked.  Read the rest of this entry »


Breadless Grilled Caprese Sandwiches

June 2, 2017

I love healthy versions of classic recipes, and here’s a great one to add to the list – how delicious does this look?

It’s a Breadless Grilled Caprese Sandwich! BUT WAIT – What did I use instead of bread? Are you sitting down? CAULIFLOWER! Read the rest of this entry »


Turkey and Cheese Applewiches

February 20, 2017

Here’s a novel idea: sandwiches, with apple slices instead of bread!

turkey-cheese-applewich

Healthy, low carb, and super easy to make. Perfect party food, a great midday snack, or an after-school treat for the kids! Here’s how to make ’em: Read the rest of this entry »


Crispy Eggplant Chips

October 11, 2016

Here’s an easy, healthy snack for when you’re craving potato chips but don’t want all the carbs: eggplant chips! All you need are Japanese eggplants, and a few things you probably already have in your cupboard.

japanese-eggplant

Potatoes have about 3 times the carbs that eggplants have (17 grams vs. 6 grams, respectively, per 100 grams), so it Read the rest of this entry »


It Looks Like a Quinoa Salad… But It’s NOT!

September 20, 2016

If it looks like a grain-based salad, and it tastes like a grain-based salad, it’s gotta be a grain-based salad, right?

riced-cauliflower-salad-plate

WRONG! There’s not a single grain on that plate. I made this salad with… Read the rest of this entry »


Zucchini Spaghetti

February 12, 2016

I love a fun kitchen gadget. My friends know it, too. So when I was chatting with my friends Kristy and Mike a few weeks ago, Kristy asked if I had a Veggetti. I didn’t – I hadn’t even heard of it – and we moved on to other topics of conversation. Then, three days later, a package arrived. Kristy and Mike sent me a Veggetti!

A veggetti is a simple little spiral slicer that Read the rest of this entry »


This Cauliflower-Crust Pizza is LOW-CARB. And HEALTHY. And AMAZING.

February 3, 2016

I’m a normal dude with a pulse, so of course I love pizza. But being on a super-low-carb food program means that pizza isn’t really an option right now. Unless… I make the crust out of cauliflower!

grated-cauliflower-box-grater

Yes, folks, it can be done! You can use cauliflower to replace Read the rest of this entry »


The Month Flew By! My Final Thoughts on Personal Trainer Food

January 31, 2016

At the end of December, I started a Personal Trainer Food program called RECON. They provided me with a four-week supply of food, and I followed their program diligently. On simple terms, it’s a very low-carb program (no grains, no sugar, almost no fruit), and I was eager to switch up my eating. So for the past month, I’ve been enjoying their food (which is basically all proteins and veggies), and having meals like this:

Italian Style Meatballs with Omaha Vegetable Blend

Italian Style Meatballs with Omaha Vegetable Blend

The month flew by! It seems like it’s only been a few days since Read the rest of this entry »