Creamless cauliflower clam chowder with bacon and leeks

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Stuff I Cook for my Husband – When it’s cold out, I can’t get enough soup. It’s pretty much all I want to eat. New England clam chowder is tasty and filling with a nice hit of protein from the clams. However, I wanted to do one better and make it without all the cream and potatoes. I recently made a pureed cauliflower soup and wondered if it could be used as the base of a cream soup instead of dairy. It worked splendidly and required no additional starch thickeners. I also added some leeks and crispy bacon for a flavor boost (I found su… Read more

Sugar-free low-carb peppermint bark

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Stuff I Cook for my Husband – I really wanted to create some kind of Christmas cookie or candy recipe. This time of year, there are temptations everywhere with folks giving away sweets seemingly everywhere you go. So, it’s nice to be able to bring an option that is more in line with your own way of eating.I am CRAZY about peppermint bark, which is pretty much just dark chocolate, white chocolate, plus crushed peppermint candies. The white chocolate layer is the most challenging. Since I previously developed a recipe for sugar-free dairy… Read more

Cornbread stuffing with caramelized onion & sage (low-carb, gluten free!)

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Stuff I Cook for my Husband – Back in August, I posted a recipe for low-carb cornbread made with pureed baby corn along with ground nuts and coconut flour. You can read more about it (and my rationale for giving the nod to baby corn) at the original post here. In short, baby corn is more cob than grain and mostly fiber, so it’s a way of adding corn flavor without the nutritional pitfalls of cornmeal. I knew when I made it that I would ultimately make it into stuffing. I’ve previously made herbed coconut flour stuffing with pancetta and … Read more

Autumn ambrosia

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Stuff I Cook for my Husband – Ambrosia salad is typically a mix of canned fruit cocktail, miniature marshmallows, canned orange segments, sweetened coconut, and nuts swimming in whipped topping and sometimes even mayonnaise. As you may imagine, this doesn’t sound terribly appetizing to me. However, the concept of fruit and cream with coconut and chopped nuts is pretty close to heaven, so I set out to give this dish a makeover. While we never had it growing up, apparently it’s somewhat traditional on Thanksgiving, so I thought it wou… Read more

Tart & spicy cranberry-apple sauce

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Stuff I Cook for my Husband – Cranberry sauce with no added sugar or sweetener is a challenge. Those berries are so incredibly tart that you generally need to add lots of extra sweetness to compensate. The only other option really is to combine them with another naturally-sweeter fruit and reduce the overall proportion of cranberries. Hence, cranberry apple sauce was born. I’ve been making applesauce in my crock pot fairly regularly, and it’s so easy to do. Adding cranberries to the mix worked beautifully, and I also added some warm spi… Read more

Thanksgiving recipe round-up!

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Stuff I Cook for my Husband – I’ve posted a lot of Thanksgiving recipes in years past. I’m working on a couple new recipes which will be posted next week! But in the meantime, I thought I’d showcase my existing Thanksgiving recipes for anyone starting their menu planning.Turkey with gravyI’ve never roasted a whole turkey on the blog. However, once I made a turkey breast roast so that I could try out my porcini-herb compound butter. Meat with a compound butter instead of gravy is traditional and fancy in a delightfully old-fashioned sort… Read more

Herbed pork tenderloin with roasted pumpkin applesauce

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Stuff I Cook for my Husband – This is a bit of a twist on pork chops with applesauce. In fact, I’ve also made this with bone-in pork chops, but for this particular meal I had a nice pork tenderloin that I wanted to use. I got the idea for pumpkin applesauce from this recipe. She used ready-made applesauce and canned pumpkin puree, which you can certainly do. However, my apple tree continues to produce unrelentingly, and the farmer’s market has those nice little sugar pie pumpkins, so I made mine from scratch. I’m crazy about fresh pumpk… Read more

Orange-spice cold brewed coffee

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Stuff I Cook for my Husband – Isn’t it weird how we don’t typically associate citrus with fall and winter? I tend to think of citrus as a summery flavor, yet it’s in season in the colder months. I have an orange tree and the fruit is juuuust starting to ripen. So I decided to add it to this recipe. I’m a big fan of cold-brewed coffee, whether I drink it iced or heat it up. You can read more about it in my cold brew tutorial here. Infusing it with citrus peel and spices gave it a nice subtle flavor without adding any sugar. It’s a bit re… Read more

Apple spice protein pancakes (grain-, dairy-, and nut-free)

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Stuff I Cook for my Husband – My apple tree runneth over. Seriously, I have far more apples than I know what to do with. So expect some apple-y recipes for the next few weeks at least. First up: pancakes! My weekday breakfast is typically smoked sausage with sauerkraut, largely because it is so easy, but I had a lazy Saturday morning and felt like making pancakes. This is similar to my fluffy buttermilk pancake recipe, but I modified it a bit to make it dairy-free. I also amped up the flavor with some warm spices and a touch of molasses… Read more

Afghani pumpkin and beef (Kaddo Bourani)

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Stuff I Cook for my Husband – It’s pumpkin season! I get excited when I see pumpkin recipes, but there is one recipe instruction that pretty much guarantees that I won’t be making that dish:(relevant Know Your Meme entry)I’m not gonna do it. Nuh-uh. Not gonna happen. However, there’s an Afghani dish involving pumpkin that I really wanted to recreate at home. My solution? Cut a pumpkin in half, roast it until soft, then easily peel off the rind and cut the flesh into cubes. This caused far less gnashing of teeth, plus I got tha… Read more