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Stuffed Eggplant & Ham Steak Cucumber Sauce

I enjoy taking old recipe books and recreating the recipes to work for a Keto and Low Carb Low Sugar Lifestyle. We enjoyed the Ham steak cucumber sauce; it was easy to throw together and I also used it as a dipping sauce for veggies.

I had never had eggplant, and after cutting it open, I was prepared to not like it, because it reminded me of Tofu. The texture, the smell, the feel of it; I thought, “I’m probably not going to care for this” We didn’t eat this the day I made it, because while preparing it, we filled up on other foods. So, I wrapped these and put them in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, I heated them in the microwave for 60 seconds. We were blown away by the flavor. We are seriously impressed, and this recipe is now added to my ‘make again file’. It is hard to take an appealing photo of eggplant dishes, but here ya go. I’m enjoying the recipes I’m finding in this book. The recipes are easy to convert to Keto Low Carb Low Sugar recipes.

1985 cookbook



Supreme Pizza Soup

The first recipe I tried from this thick book was the Supreme Pizza soup; because I had everything, and it is raining and cold outside. Jim ate 4 bowls immediately. Jim said the pepperoni slices are what made him think pizza. This soup is delicious.

I look forward to making many more dishes. I have added tabs to several pages. This is a nice size book, with color photos of every recipe. The recipes sound easy and yummy. The ingredients are easy to come by, if they are not already on your shelf. Most of these ingredients are already on my shelf.

I first came across Kyndra Holley books at my library. After trying many recipes, I started ordering the books online. I enjoy her blog: peaceloveandlowcarb, and her recipe creations.

This book does not disappoint.

Asparagus Soup with Lemon and Parmesan

I had to do something with the Asparagus, because we got tired of it this past weekend after I made a large batch to go with our campfire foods. Jim did not want heavy cream in it, so I found this recipe on this blog called, “onceuponachef

This is delicious! I added adobe chili pepper and chili pepper flakes to my bowl, and it was perfect! Jim said this was so pleasant with this weather. I poured it in jars for us to heat up for the next several meals.

This is her photo of what you need for this recipe

Cheesy Meat Taquitos, Horchata, and Zucchini Chaffles

Cheesy Beef Taquitos

Keto Celebrations: Low-Carb Dishes for Holidays and Special Occasions Paperback – July 14, 2020

by Mary Alexander 

I checked this book out from my library. The recipe called for chicken, but I had leftover hamburger to use up. I will definitely make this with chicken.

I am so impressed with the recipes in this book, I have ordered a copy so that I can make notes in it.

cheese wraps


I added a side salad; cabbage/kale dish and a celery stick with sugar free peanut butter. What a pleasant meal.

Salsa Burgers and beans

When Jim makes salsa burgers – he always makes a lot. I have to figure out how to use them in recipes because I get tired of them. Chili has been done. Sloppy Joe sandwiches, and so on. With just a few left, I remembered a meal my best friends mother use to make for us kids when we were younger – there were six of us and her 4 – she served this with buttered bread and it was so good.

I only have 3 ingredients here:

Jim’s salsa burgers

Campbell’s Pork & Beans

sauteed onion

Mix together and heat. Jim had never had this before. He ate it all and said, “more please” So, I bought some hamburger, mixed in taco seasoning packet and the onion and beans. Super Easy.

Delicious with toasted garlic bread.

Summer Zucchini Soup

Delicious! We like this hot. You can do hot or cold. Jim asked me to save some for him when he gets off work.

This is what I am sipping on today after a big walk. This is so good. I followed the recipe, and then I added my own spices at the end (rosemary/garlic salt; Italian blend; green onions)

I will be making this often. I’m including photo of recipe and the book it came from.


Hash Brown Ham quiche

Hash Brown Ham quiche in the cast iron skilled, and if the skillet is seasoned well; the quiche slides right out of it on to a platter

My 24 year old son, Alex said, “Did you put each piece of ham in an exact spot, while I was talking to you?” I laughed and said “no, I sprinkled them here and there “

He said, ”Wow! It looks like you did!” I said, “I do things instinctively, from years of cooking, I don’t even pay attention “.

But that was funny he thought that

I did review this, it was easy to put together and delicious