My Atkins/Keto journey is a lifelong balance between my health and my love for all food.

Hi, I’m Brenda. I began my Atkins journey on this very website in 2010. Over time, my brain needed to compartmentalize, so I moved all of my health content to a separate website. Now, it’s time to integrate my multiple loves back under one “brand”: me. This is all who I am and what I love to write/talk about. Above, under the link to this page, you will find all of my Atkins-specific information (starting weight, before/after/during pictures, and general information about Atkins and Keto). Below, you will find some of the Atkins/Keto friendly posts I have made over the years. I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions, send me a message.

Cheesecake Cookies (nut and coconut free?) – Updated

I originally made this recipe in … 2012? I am in the process of fixing all of the broken links and duplicate pages that come with merging three (at least) websites into one. The link for this recipe was broken and no matter how much searching I did online, I could not find the recipe … Continue ReadingCheesecake Cookies (nut and coconut free?) – Updated

Chicken Soup and Canned Chicken Broth

I did not grow up eating many root vegetables, so when I found a recipe for chicken soup that included parsnips and turnips I was highly skeptical. After I made it, I was hooked! There can be no chicken soup (or broth) without them! In this video, I am not only making soup but am … Continue ReadingChicken Soup and Canned Chicken Broth

Basic Meatloaf

I don’t typically crave meatloaf often (it’s not a dish my husband enjoys) but for some reason I had to have some this week. Why? I want a leftover, cold meatloaf “sandwich”. I want the mayonnaise and mustard, mostly. So, I am slapping a slice of this onto a leaf of iceberg lettuce and BAM! … Continue ReadingBasic Meatloaf

Chortillas! (Cheese Tortillas)

I adapted this from the Fat Head pizza crust recipe here: https://www.fathead-movie.com/index.php/2013/06/30/weekend-bonus-the-older-brothers-oldest-sons-faux-carb-pizza/. Here we have two types of Chortillas: one with mozzarella and yellow corn meal and the second is cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, and almond flour. I had a lot of fun making these. The only special equipment you will need is parchment … Continue ReadingChortillas! (Cheese Tortillas)

Dr. Atkins' Cheese Crackers

These were easy to make (really easy) and tasted good! I wouldn’t cut them into 20 pieces, like the recipe says, unless you want crackers the size of Cheez-Its. The crispy edges had a great flavor, so I think if we partially cooked these (until they were set enough to cut), then spread them out … Continue ReadingDr. Atkins' Cheese Crackers

One Week of Whining (and South Beach Ginger Chicken)

Over the course of the last week, I have been such a whiner! I have been desperately searching for ideas about how to reduce my fat intake without having to buy a ton of new food. So, I have begun diligently tracking my foods again on My Fitness Pal. I then remembered bodybuilders typically eat … Continue ReadingOne Week of Whining (and South Beach Ginger Chicken)

"Spam" and Eggs … Help!

Well, it looks like my gallbladder was just one part of my health issue. Since having it removed in October, I started feeling a little better, then slowly went downhill. All my organs look good (especially the surgical area), so last week I had my first audition for a porn movie (Upper Endoscopy). There wasn’t … Continue Reading"Spam" and Eggs … Help!

Oven Roasted Tri-tip

One dark and stormy night (a relief in Central California) we really didn’t want to barbecue in the rain (and we were low on charcoal). So, my husband made a tri tip roast in the oven. If you aren’t accustomed to this cut, here’s the Wiki about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-tip. How we (my husband as I … Continue ReadingOven Roasted Tri-tip

Product Review: Real Good "The Supreme" Pizza

So, I have been seeing these everywhere (and even have a few friends who have tried these and liked them). I had a rebate coupon and, since I had to go to Walmart (broke my neighbor’s coffee pot while trying to clean it), I bought one. This is what I bought: Real Good “The Supreme” … Continue ReadingProduct Review: Real Good "The Supreme" Pizza

Dr. Atkins Interview

While researching, I stumbled onto an interview that Larry King did with Dr. Atkins in 2003 (just before he passed). I spliced, edited, synched the audio and uploaded it to my channel. I may have missed a commercial break or two but I hope you enjoy it as much as I did (though I REALLY … Continue ReadingDr. Atkins Interview

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