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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



Pickled Red Onions

I am now on the lookout for star anise so that I can try her Korean Cinnamon tea. On the first day of making the pickled red onions, they were fine, but I felt they were missing something. Two days later, I remembered I had pushed them to the back of the refrigerator, pulled them out just now, and thought, “wow, this would be good mixed with cucumbers, maybe green beans, maybe on a chili burger, on a cold cut, etc.” For now, these are fun to snack on. The vinegar definitely stands out, but what a fun way to eat red onions and enjoy the benefits of the apple cider vinegar. I’m planning on making several recipes from this book.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Aioli


The lime juice and lemon juice were spot on for this dish. For the dip, I used 2 tsps. of the Sriracha chili sauce, because my husband does not like things too hot, and since the sriracha was on the brussels sprouts, I decided to keep it tame. I could have eaten it with more chili sauce in the mayo, but husband says the spice was perfect.

I also added broccoli and garlic cloves to the other side of the baking sheet, and a couple of chicken thighs.

My husband said the dip was excellent with those as well. This is a dish I will make again.

here is the recipe

in the new TOH Annual Recipes issue on page 7, by Molly Winsten.

I was on a workout machine this morning, and I started to scan this, but couldn’t get past the first couple pages, because I kept saying, “That looks good! I have all of this! and Oh my” 

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

Southwestern Sauteed Corn

TOH Southwestern Sauteed Corn


I made a thank you meal for a neighbor, who helped us with a broken appliance. I added this as the side dish.

I will make this again, for us.

I added one more seasoning- Everything Bagel seasoning, because I love adding that to veggie dishes.