Like most people during this time, I don’t know what I do during the day. Well, first, I no longer know what day it is…but when it’s over I’ve been busy. I do know that one of the things I’m doing is baking my favorite low carb foods a lot, since being house-bound we’re eating more of them.
So here are some of my faves if you also want to spend some of your free time in the kitchen creating something healthy and delicious for you and yours. There’s a flax seed muffin, outrageous nut and seed bread and chocolate biscotti recipe I posted some years ago on HuffPost here. Mind you, I only use a toaster oven for baking. Like any real New Yorker, my oven dutifully stores pots and pans.
Below, more favorites:
Keto rolls – Pictured above and below. When I was able to go to Trader Joe’s I’d buy their almond meal and mix almond meal and almond flour. This recipe makes six rolls. I use them for the husband’s lunchtime sandwiches. He cannot get enough, and I might mention he was raised in Holland where “real” bread is king.
Pizza – Delicious and easy! I typically use very finely chopped veg, like broccoli and Brussel sprouts as topping along with some cheese.
Chocolate biscotti– Yes, there’s one in the HuffPost article, but this one shows you the process with pictures. Just leave out the xantham gum. I always leave out things I can’t pronounce.
Keto cheesecake with blueberries (I leave out the blueberries to stay lower carb) – Before coronavirus my 90 year old mom and I would make this every time I visited. It was a wonderful afternoon, we’d go shopping for the ingredients and she’d be the prep chef, melting butter and laying out out all the pans and measuring cups.
When she’d get tired, she’d sit on the stool and watch me finish. As good as any cheesecake as far as I’m concerned, and the best way to fill the kitchen with the warm scent of melting butter and our laughter. I hope we get to do it again soon. Miss you mom.