This newly created 5-Ingredient Fall Pork Chop recipe was a huge hit with all of the Parker clan. The total time to make these chops clocks is under 30 minutes. I served them over Cauliflower Rice with Roasted Asparagus and Steamed Green Beans. The sage in it gives this dish an earthy fall flavor and would be good with a big bowl of my Pumpkin Soup as well.Read More
This week I’m trying to get back to some semblance of normalcy and I know I’m not the only one. There are still so many people trying figure out how to put the pieces back together after Harvey and Irma forged paths of destruction that will forever leave scars and tales of survival.Read More
Have you ever seen “quick and easy” cooking videos show up in your Facebook feed and thought, “I could totally make these!” only to find yourself halfway through the prepping realizing that it’s anything but easy and a whole lot more work than is shown in the 2 minute clips?
It happens to me all the time.
But because I have mad kitchen skills (not really), I’m usually able to find a work-around and turn it into something the family will eat and I would totally make again.Read More
Summers and storms are synonymous in Orlando. You can almost set your watch by the ominous clouds rolling in. If we are in the middle of a thunderstorm, you can bet it’s 3 or 4 o’clock.
Here at Chez Parker, we love to grill: A family that grills together, loses weight and stays healthy together.
Or something like that.Read More
This past weekend I thought I had it all figured out. I knew exactly what I was going to make for dinner and was feeling pretty good about it, especially because I had so much going on(what’s new about that?!). Until...I had to go to the store to pick up one of the main ingredients: zucchini.Read More
I remember my first Keto 4th of July - a friend invited us over to her house to enjoy a day of family, fireworks, and food. I was looking forward to some much-needed friends and family time but wasn’t sure how the whole food situation was going to play out. After all, I was only 2 months in and still trying to navigate the traveling-and-eating-out-while-keeping-it-keto thing.
I soon realized the only way I was going to be able to go to the function and stay in my keto lane was by making some food that I could bring and share with everybody else.Read More
I’m a fan of food that can be eaten anytime, for any meal, especially since I skip the traditional breakfast most days. But I really like eggs, and egg dishes, like quiche or egg cups - meals usually served in the morning. So making a keto-friendly frittata, to be served for dinner, seemed only logical... and it was.Read More
I can’t think of anything better than spending time with family and friends, filling my loved ones with fantastic food and making memories to last a lifetime. Those are all the things I look forward to now that summer is right around the corner.
I’m a lot like Monica from Friends in the fact that I love hosting get-togethers at my house and aim to be the hostess-with-the-mostest.Read More
I was watching the weather channel over the weekend, trying to get the pool report so I could schedule my Sunday accordingly, when I realized that people were actually still experiencing winter in a vast majority of the country.
I then started to see pictures of snow all over social media.
Snow! At the end of April?!Read More
Here we go... it’s time to start planning for 3-day weekends and summer barbecues. Over the next 6 weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite meals-for-the-masses on the blog, so make sure to check back in when you're in need of a keto-friendly dish!Read More
It’s April (can you believe it?) and Spring has sprung for sure, at least here in Florida!
My favorite part, as with the beginning of each new season, is the excitement of looking around the grocery store to see what seasonal delights Spring has to offer.
Mother Nature did not disappoint.
Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite dishes to incorporate a lot of the veggies you may be seeing in your local stores, Chicken Stir-Fry.Read More
When I became a mom at 24, I knew I needed to do more than just reach the stove or bake cookies. I invested in cookbooks of all kinds. I watched shows like Martha Stewart to get ideas for healthy meals to feed my daughter as she started eating real food.
One of those shows ended up being the inspiration for my Chicken with a Kick recipe.Read More