We need this thread!
I just saw some kind of keto commercial with the sound off. It said in giant all caps, NO WEIRD FOOD! This, seconds after showing a cheeseburger with a giant black mushroom as the bun. 😂 No, not weird at all...
Omg, I saw that commercial this AM, and it gave me such a laugh. ”No weird food” - yeah, right!
I'm not keto but that actually does sound quite tasty. I am a big mushroom lover haha.
Haha! That's funny and sad at the same time, [@skwigg]. As you know, I'm back in the US visiting family—and, MAN, I'd forgotten how annoying commercials are!
Clicking the heart to “like” a thread turns on notifications. I got tons today after going on a spree earlier. 👍 I’m guessing that’s the mobile equivalent of following.
I'm genuinely bummed that Christina Lane at Dessert for Two has started posting Whole 30and Keto recipes. She's my rich desserts and down home cooking guru. Has the whole world gone mad?
I was just about to post about this very thing in the Food section of the forums! I am so, so disappointed in her. Blah.
Glad this thread came back! Commenting so I can follow.
I saw that, skwigg! I was also bummed, to say the least. May unsubscribe.
I wonder if someone complained, as she mentioned in today’s email that she’s doing whole30 but has “recipes for any diet.” Uh, yay?
I am seriously, seriously disappointed about Dessert for Two. If this keeps up, she's going to have to rename the blog Disappointment for Two.
It really is disappointing. I've never followed Dessert for Two, BUT I was recently talking about how I would like to bake more "traditional" desserts (not cleanified versions)...and I had tucked in my mind that she would be a great source for recipes as I've heard so many rave reviews on here about her desserts.
However, after reading this, I just went to her site for the first time. The entire front page is all whole30 and keto. There's even riced cauliflower. Disappointment for Two, indeed, @snail! I'm glad that I can look back at her archives for the stuff you all raved about about before...but I definitely won't be subscribing to get her new recipes.
Oh No!!!! The horror! It really is a 'Jungle out There'!!!!!! :O
Well, now that Dessert for Two is a low-carb diet blog (?!), I've been relying more on my favorite baking sites:
Everything I've made from both sites has been excellent. I love the way they explain baking science in easy to understand terms. Now I know how to keep my cookies from spreading into puddles and how to make sure my muffins rise high instead of being flat on top.
When I first started baking, I was still fairly terrified of food and didn't trust myself around it. Making a cake the size of my phone seemed logical, so Dessert for Two was a perfect resource. What has come to my attention is that it's the same amount of work to make a tiny dessert as it is a full sized one. If I make a normal dessert, I will be able to freeze leftovers in individual portions so I always have something wonderful and satisfying to end a meal, even on busy days. No need to get out the mixer and measuring spoons and wait an hour, or to settle for handfuls of Reese's Pieces. I can have the one fudge brownie bite, or one perfect cookie that really satisfies. I believe I eat less overall when I do this than when I find myself dissatisfied with a diet meal and cupboard serving. Right now I have Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake and White Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles in the freezer.
Thanks so much for those recommendations, @skwigg! When I did check out the Dessert for Two archives the other day, I was already thinking: I'm sure I could double that recipe, etc. LOL. I've always loved to cook and bake, and like you, I've found it's extra nice to have leftovers to freeze. However, I haven't learned all the lessons for making traditional desserts , so I'm looking forward to learning more!
I went to Dessert for Two today to see if things were back to normal now that January is over. Definitely not. Valentine's Day Gift Guide?! Are you kidding me? Who even is Christina Lane anymore? Her posts don't even sound like her...
She has clearly been possessed by the evil Paleo spirits.
I somehow missed this post and the discussion about Dessert for Two. I'm also super disappointed with what it's become. I've unsubscribed from her emails.
@snail I was also hoping it was maybe just a January "detox" phase or something crazy, but nope. So sad.
And just like that, Dessert for Two is back with Lobster Mac & Cheese and a Red Velvet Cake recipe. Let's hope this trend continues.
I just saw this! I really hope she's back!
If I designed a fitness tracker, it would have reminders to hold still.
This is a good “fitness industry in a nutshell” post I found a while ago on Instagram.
Haha! That about sums it up, doesn't it @Joyce!
Many years ago, after an exhaustive search for the "right" way, it finally started to dawn on me that ALL nutrition and fitness information conflicts, and that you can find research to support absolutely anything. If that's the case, all we're left with is what we enjoy and what works best for us. The rest is noise.