Author Archives: Kaye Dacus

About Kaye Dacus

Kaye Dacus Academic Editor (at NCU). Published Author (11 novels, dozens of articles, essays, poems). Prolific Procrastinator. www.kayedacus.com

Getting ready for the week!

I mentioned in the previous post that I spent the morning meal planning. Now it’s time to start cooking! While about half of what I have planned are old favorites that I’ve already posted, I’m really excited about some of … Continue reading

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#LowCarb Recipe: Breakfast Sausage Meatballs

For years and years and years, both when I’m sticking to my low-carb lifestyle and when I’m not, I typically eat the same thing for breakfast every morning: sausage. For the most part, I do smoked link sausage, the kind … Continue reading

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#LowCarb Tom Kha Gai, a.k.a., Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Over the past couple of years, I’ve fallen in love with Thai food—there’s an excellent restaurant in my neighborhood where I’ve quite enjoyed experimenting and trying different dishes/flavors. The first dish I fell for, though, was Tom Kha Gai—spicy coconut … Continue reading

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#LowCarb Recipe: Asian-Marinated Salmon (2.5 carbs per serving)

It doesn’t matter if you pronounce it SALmon or SAmon, there’s no denying that salmon is one ’ell of a fish, even for a non-fish-eater like me. And it’s one that stands up to a lot of strong flavors without … Continue reading

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#LowCarbRecipe: Faux Lo Mein (Chicken or Pork)

I love many different types of Asian food flavors. And even though I know it’s probably just the Americanized flavor version, lo mein is one of my favorites. And, unfortunately, it’s also mostly carbs. (Which is probably why I love … Continue reading

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#LowCarb Lunch–Chicken Tandoori with Spinach Frozen Entree

The other day, I had to make a run to Publix to pick up a few things for our office kitchen—paper plates, half-and-half, Splenda, etc.—and while I was there, I decided to pick up something for lunch. Publix has these … Continue reading

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#LowCarbRecipe: Dry-Rubbed Slow-Cooker Ribs

I grew up in New Mexico, about an hour from the Texas border. So I grew up eating western-style barbecue—dry rubs with lots of spices. So when I saw beef ribs on sale at Publix yesterday, I grabbed a small … Continue reading

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Talk to Me: What are YOU cooking this weekend?

I know there are a lot of you out there who subscribe to this blog and (hopefully) reading when I post—thank you very much!!!!—but I don’t hear from very many of you. And I hope to change that. So every … Continue reading

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#LowCarbRecipe: Lemon & Oregano Marinated Pork Chop

Since I now have a clean, mostly organized kitchen, I’m ready to start digging in to all of the fantastic stuff that’s been sitting in my freezer for way too long. But because, before tonight, I hadn’t had a chance … Continue reading

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#LowCarb Recipe: Pot Roast and Pork Roast–Getting Cozy in the Crock Pot

I’m always looking for ways to make cooking easier and less labor-intensive. A few weeks ago, I had to buy a new slow cooker (the ceramic bowl of the previous one cracked through), and I ended up getting one that’s … Continue reading

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