Say hello to Gryffin, my little buddy, my constant companion. Yes, this is a food blog, but sometimes I like to branch outside of food and so today I am introducing you to the youngest member of my family (at least in human years). I’ve had cats all my life but this guy is very special to me. He’s by far the most active cat I’ve ever had, jumping and climbing and into everything all the time. Except when he’s sleeping, of course, which is a significant portion of every day. He’s so playful with the kids, treating them like siblings and hiding under beds to attack their feet. And he sees me very much as his mother, looking to me for comfort and cuddles. Which can make it difficult to get work done when he wants to lie on my computer! He’s a total punk sometimes but man, we love him.
The classic chocolate Texas Sheet Cake gets a low carb, grain-free makeover. It’s a wonderful keto dessert for any time of year.
The creation of this recipe was a foregone conclusion. Pre-ordained. Written in the stars. Fate, destiny, kismet. It was an absolute inevitability. From the moment I published my low carb Peanut Butter Sheet Cake, I had readers requesting one of the traditional chocolate variety. Texas sheet cake seems to speak to something deep within the collective American psyche. Whether you are from Texas or not, it would appear. I got requests from all over the country, so it’s not as geographically limited as the name might suggest. It’s a well loved American classic and I simply can’t argue with that.
As many of you know, I moved to Portland, Oregon from the suburbs of Boston about a year and a half ago. To say that this area suits me and my family is a pretty large understatement. We love this city. It's small enough to navigate easily but large and vibrant enough to feel quite cosmopolitan. And it's a city that's as obsessed with food as I am, so we get along very well in that regard. There's no shortage of great restaurants and there's a huge emphasis on "craft" everything: craft beer, … Continue Reading
These thin and crispy coconut almond cookies are a delicious low carb, grain-free treat. Perfect with morning coffee, afternoon tea or as dessert. This post is sponsored by Bob's Red Mill. Ask yourself this, my friends: why are Mother's Day recipes and Mother's Day posts always focused on brunch? Don't get me wrong, I love breakfast and brunch food as much as the next person. But are we falling into a trap here? Are we setting a dangerous precedent? Are we relegating the celebration of … Continue Reading
If you love low carb, grain-free brownies, have I got a treat for you! All the best recipes right here in one place. Look no further for chocolatey deliciousness. Once upon a time, I would have told you that I wasn't that much of a brownie fan. I would have told you that I preferred cookies and other gooey bars to brownies. I didn't dislike brownies, they weren't just the top of my list when that craving for sweets and chocolate kicked in. I think perhaps it's because while a good brownie can … Continue Reading
A healthy, sugar-free spin on Lemongrass Chicken. This low carb recipe makes a delicious and light springtime meal. This post is sponsored by Gourmet Garden. I have something of a love-hate relationship with various Asian cuisines. I love the fresh flavors, the bold pairings, the quick cooking methods, and the way dishes are served and eaten. But I hate, dare I say I abhor, the way that much of what passes for Asian food in the western world contains copious amounts of sugar. Sugary … Continue Reading
This is the creamiest, the dreamiest low carb dessert ever. Sugar-free chocolate mousse in a grain-free chocolate cookie crust. It's no bake and so easy to make! For a recipe developer, there are some recipes that bring with them that AHA moment. That "Aha, this method/ingredient/recipe is so perfect, so right, so easy, I need to remember this for future use". I find that those moments stick with me, and I can call them up at will. It's amazing, really, since I can't remember what day it … Continue Reading
All the flavours of the classic spinach artichoke dip in a delicious meatless low carb breakfast casserole. And it's all baked in your crockpot! Can also be made dairy-free. April is Earth Month and April 22nd is Earth Day and we are all supposed to be trying to be more conscious of our impact on this wonderful planet of ours. Of course, really we should be conscious of this at all times but that's far easier said than done. Our busy lives often mean that our thoughts about the … Continue Reading