Yearly Archives: 2016

Low-carb Cream Cheese pancakes

After I lost oodles of pounds with a low-carb diet called ’30/10 Weight Loss for Life’ I set out to replace my favorite high-carb, high gluten recipes with low-carb and gluten-free versions. In some cases the changes were relatively easy to find, simple to implement, and kind to the palate. Other food group substitutions were

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Huevos ala Mala Tia

I love putting together egg scrambles. The combinations of egg, cheese, veggies, and other fillings are only limited by your imagination, palate, and pantry. This one, though, is a special favorite of mine, as it is exceeding simple, goes together very quickly, and is exceptionally delicious. I personally like to make my own salsa fresca,

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Salsa Fresca

All purpose condiment to go with chips, guacamole, sour cream, or anything you want to give a Southwestern flavor to. I especially like this with scrambled eggs, like in my ‘Huevos ala Mala Tia‘. Salsa Fresca Print Recipe A zesty and very fresh accompaniment to chips, eggs, meats, etc. CourseSauces and condiments Servings Prep Time

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Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce

I used this recipe to illustrate the ‘saute’ technique in Class 7: Mastering Saute, in “Bad Aunty’s Kitchen Smarts”. Even though the word is the same, ‘saute‘, in this instance it does not mean browning hamburger or stir frying vegetables. ‘Saute’ is a time-honored and classic flavor-building technique for savory and mainly protein-based entrees. There

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Two-Oatmeal Oatmeal

I know what you’re thinking; everyone already knows how to add boiling water to the stuff in the round carton with the the old white haired dude on it. Well, yeah, but what I have to offer is so much more flavorful, chewy, and just downright interesting that I have to share it with you.

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My weight loss journey

I recently lost 35 pounds, and have successfully kept it off despite the temptations of the holiday season, out-of-town vacations, and the forced inactivity of knee surgery. I wasn’t even going to write about this; it seemed like an intensely personal subject, and not necessarily germane to the whole concept of “Bad Aunty.” But so

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Happy St. Pats Day!

I don’t have a speck of Irish blood in me. However, I love St. Patrick’s Day.  To me it is the unofficial first day of spring and I celebrate it with a semi-traditional Irish-American dinner of slow braised corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and turnips. I have to admit to being somewhat of a snob

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