CULINARY THRILL SEEKING — Panko your egg and do some paleo/keto baking

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Here’s your Lenten egg update (like your fall pumpkin updates):

That panko you bought for some fish meal months ago isn’t going to get any fresher at the back of your pantry. Crisp it up and top your breakfast eggs. Add spinach and mushrooms for a more hearty meal and waste not-want not this season.

Paleo baking at home

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The Paleo Running Momma puts “corn” in quotation marks because almond and coconut flour — not corn — goes into her Honey “Corn” Muffins. There’s nothing corny about wanting to eat better, so read Michele Rosen’s book and learn how to create “oatmeal” cookies, double chocolate cherry cookies and even bagels from a bagel snob.

Pumpkin alert! She’s got bread and pie recipes that don’t need to wait for fall.

Rosen recalls memories of being in the kitchen with Mom and realizing there’s science and magic to baking that yields both delicious and beautiful results. She’s tested a lot and it seems she’s perfected. Now that it’s getting warmer, I’m gazing at her Creamy Key Lime Pie that gets help from honey and coconut cream.

Sweet and more healthy

ChocZero came into my life a while ago as one of those natural lines that is trying to make us more healthy, not trick us. The Maple syrup features monk fruit extract and liquid vegetable flour, which are relatively new concepts to me but very nice in flavor. It’s also a much nicer read than the syrup my husband likes, but I make a point of downgrading every time I serve it to him.

So, ChocZero now has baking chips with white chocolate and real cocoa butter that will perk up your spring baking. Try the Low Carb Yum’s White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Keto Cookies, or go right to packaged low-carb ChocZero milk chocolate squares. Satisfaction supplied with no kitchen cleanup. You’re covered.

Darragh Doiron is a Port Arthur area foodie who is so ready to plant and harvest herbs from her own patio. Reach her at