Back when I was married to my baby girl’s father, we found ourselves in Florence, SC for a long weekend to attend a convention. This was MANY moons ago, in fact, I think my baby girl was probably a little more than a year old, so maybe about 15 years ago.
Her dad and I were not run of the mill restaurant goers, we always liked to find the hole in the wall places … the places only the locals knew. We would ask the people at the hotel where THEY went to eat, and most of the time we found […]
First of all, what the heck is a serniki?
In reality, Serniki is a village in Poland, according to Wikipedia. ::giggle::
To be frank, I really can’t remember when I first heard the word serniki, but I do remember when I did it was in reference to a small cheesecake. When you look up cheesecake on Wikipedia, you will find all the different names cheesecake is called around the world, and in Poland they are called sernik.
No matter what they are called, they are a delish dessert that has one of the best features known to man when it involves dieting.
If one were to look at my recipe index here, one would get the impression that I like curry.
That would be an understatement. ::giggle::
My ex-husband didn’t like the smell or taste of curry … in fact, I couldn’t have it in the house as it made him feel nauseous. So that means for about 15 years, I did without this wonderful spice. I am more than making up for it now. HA!
Curry is interesting as it’s […]
Who doesn’t like Beef Stroganoff? I don’t think I have met a person yet.
Some interesting facts about this comfort food dish.
The dish originated in Russia, not in Germany like I originally thought. Although the name is associated with Count Paul Stroganoff (Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganov), a 19th Century Russian Diplomat, the actual origins of the dish have never been confirmed.
The basic original recipe ingredients have not changed over time: beef, mushrooms and sour cream.
Elena Molokhovets’ classic Russian cookbook, A Gift to Young Housewives (1861) gives the first known recipe for Beef Stroganoff which involves lightly floured beef cubes (not strips) […]
A visit to Hawaii is not complete unless you have a meal of Kalua Pork.
Kalua literally means to cook in an underground oven.
The Hawaiians loved cooking in the ground … they would build a fire using kiawe (mesquite) wood in a dirt pit called an imu. This pit was usually about 6 feet long, 4 feet wide and 3 feet deep. The pit would be lined with rocks and vegetation, then the meat would be salted and placed on that, then more rocks and vegetation and then covered with wet burlap and then sand/soil. Then you left it alone and […]
Brrrr, it’s cold outside!
A lot of the country is surrounded by cold … and what is better than to warm yourself up from the inside out?
When you are on P2, the body tends to react to cold a little bit differently than when you are eating normal maintenance. Most seem to stay cold, so warm foods are just the ticket.
I know my favorite go to soups/stews are those with beef and tomatoes. They just seem to create a hearty and satiating meal that warms me up inside. This soup adds radishes to act like a potato … and if you […]
This recipe is for P2, or if you are on the Mix It Up Experiment, it can be for Stage 1 or 3 (add sour cream) … it’s a variation of the recipe for Taco Salad.
Salads are one of my mainstays while on P2 … they are so portable … don’t need any heating up, and you can make it ahead of time (night before) and throw it in a cooler when you are ready to go.
I have gotten into the habit lately of chopping a lot of salad veggies and […]
Quinoa is a pretty nifty whole food.
Technically speaking, quinoa is not a grain, although it looks, acts, tastes, feels, and behaves like one. So if you are on a grain free diet … quinoa can find it’s way to your palate.
Quinoa is the seed of the Chenopodium or Goosefoot plant … and by the way, those leaves are edible.
Its frequently called a grain because it is used and cooked like one, and is often called an Ancient Grain and a Wholegrain. These terms can make it confusing, but trust me, it is not a grain. It is a gluten free […]