Welcome to my low-carb recipe blog! My name is Peggy and I’m a retired teacher living in Central Texas with my husband of 44 years. I have been collecting favorite recipes ever since I was in high school. I have now modified all my “regulars”. Though I and this website started out pure Atkins, I am shifting toward a Primal way of eating for even further health benefits. Notice the new PRIMAL-PALEO category on the right! I tag any recipe as Primal-Paleo when I feel it is suitable (either as-written or with a slight change, like clarifying the butter or subbing coconut milk for cream). This should help my Paleo and Primal subscribers enormously. I will continue to offer recipes to followers of both nutritional lifestyles, as I see both as quite similar, with neither being better than the other.
I get my love of cooking from both my parents, but mostly from my Dad. They were both raised in large farm families so their background was simple, hearty, country cooking with lots of home-grown fresh vegetables. They developed their taste for more exotic, ethnic foods after Dad joined the Air Force and we traveled. Those experiences quickly broadened our culinary exposure.
My brother also loves cooking! As early as age 12, he could whip up the best cream puffs you ever tasted! He went on to become a professional chef, with experience at Inn at Brushy Creek near Austin, TX and as Executive Chef at Top of the Mark in San Francisco. Even in retirement, he still enjoys cooking for family and friends.
I have lost 36 lbs. following Atkins high fat, moderate protein, low-carb regimen. I want to lose 15-20 more pounds. If you’re interested, details of my Atkins journey can be seen here MY JOURNEY .
Those that spend much time on my site quickly learn I’m all about EASY. If it takes much longer than 30 minutes to put together at the stove, I’m just not very interested. I leave the complicated cooking to the professionals. You working folks will find over 600 easy recipes here! I always welcome feedback, as recipes are for me, “works in progress” that are not set in stone. When I make changes to recipes, I will change update nutritional stats as well. Don’t be surprised if you come back to a recipe months later and it has changed, as tweaking recipes has been a life-long “addiction”.