Welcome to Buttoni’s Low-Carb Recipes! My name is Peggy. I’m a retired teacher living “Deep in the Heart of Texas” with my husband of 53 years.
I have been collecting recipes ever since high school. My Dad, inaddition to being a 30 year career fighter pilot with over 250 combat missions, was a gourmet cook; my Mom was a good, basic farm cook; my late brother was for a time, Executive Chef at Top of the Mark in San Francisco. Good cooking is clearly in my blood. I have worked diligently over the past decade to modify family favorites to bring them in line with a low-carb lifestyle, which I have followed since 2009. There are over 2,000 delicious low-carb recipes on the site now. I lost a total of 36 pounds eating this way. I now incorporate low-carb recipes into an Intermittent Fasting lifestyle, eating just one meal a day (dinner).
This website started out purely Atkins in focus, as that is where I began my low-carb journey. I have since begun to incorporate some Primal Blueprint and Paleo approaches to how I choose to eat. I therefore have created a new Primal-Paleo recipe category and will tag a recipe as Primal-Paleo if I feel it is suitable for those lifestyles (as written or with only slight modification). Those folks will always want to clarify butter, substitute coconut or almond milk for cream and of course, Paleo followers will want to omit all dairy products). I will continue to offer recipes that can be easily adapted to fit all 3 lifestyles as I see all 3 ways of eating as nutritionally sound. To ask a question about a recipe, simply click the “Leave a Comment” link below the recipe, type your question in the comment box and I will reply ASAP.
Those that spend much time browsing my site can readily see I’m all about EASY in the kitchen. To be honest, if it takes longer than 30 minutes to put together, get in the oven, and serve at table, I’m just not interested. I leave the complicated recipes to the professionals with my blessing. For me, cooking must never become “work” and when I perceive it so, I walk away.
I welcome recipe feedback and suggestions. When I feel a need to make changes to a recipe, whether due to an error, or I have discovered a marked improvement, I will promptly edit the recipe and update nutritional stats to reflect the change(s). You will not receive notification of said changes, as a rule. I will re-post the entire recipe, noting the error, if the mistake would cause a major cooking failure.
I hope you’ll visit often, find lots of tasty recipes to try out and enjoy your low-carb journey along with me and my followers!