Welcome to Buttoni’s Low-Carb Recipes! My name is Peggy Hardaway. I’m a retired teacher living “Deep in the Heart of Texas” with my husband of nearly 54 years. I started collecting recipes in high school as my parents were deep into gourmet cooking. Every meal growing up was a delight. I and my brother followed in their footsteps: I with my blog here; my brother became executive chef at Top of the Mark in San Francisco for quite some time.
I have worked diligently over the past 14 years to modify family’s 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 my site now! I myself lost 36 pounds following Atkins low carb and have since incorporated Intermittent Fasting to my low-carb lifestyle. I eat just one meal a day (dinner, at around 5-6 pm), only drinking black coffee intermittently throughout the rest of the day.
Although the website started out purely Atkins in focus, I have since begun to incorporate a few Primal Blueprint and Paleo approaches to how I cook. I 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, with the occasional dairy indulgence permitted. Paleo followers will want to omit all dairy products called for in my recipes, substituting almond or coconut milk). To ask a question about a recipe, simply “Leave a Comment” in the comment box below the recipe. I will reply ASAP. I welcome recipe feedback and suggestions.
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 I’m just not interested. You’ll like that about my recipes. I hope you visit often and find lots of tasty new recipes to try out. I hope my kitchen creations make your low-carb journey as fun and tasty as mine has been!