• Breakfast & Brunch,  Main Dishes,  Recipes,  Snacks

    Everything Chaffle

    Vertical image of two chaffles with cream cheese and a sprinkling of everything seasoning. A small blue bowl is in the background.

    My low carb, keto Everything Chaffle has all the delicious tastiness of a bagel with cream cheese and everything seasoning, but has only 4 net carbs!

    Close-up of two chaffles with cream cheese and everything seasoning on a plate.

    But wait… what exactly is a chaffle? A chaffle is a CHeese wAFFLE! Yup! A waffle with cheese. But it gets better. The most basic chaffle is just egg and mozzarella cheese. Can you believe it contains no flour, no wheat flour at all, that is loaded with carbs? Wh-aaaat?!?!

    So, let’s see… it is low carb and perfect for keto dieters. It has no wheat flour, so it is gluten free. And it contains no meat so it is vegetarian. Win! Win!… and Win!

    Can you tell I am a little excited about this concoction? A chaffle is delicious on its own plus an amazing little base for all kinds of delicious goodness.

  • Beverages,  Breakfast & Brunch,  Cocktails,  Recipes

    Coconut Sunrise Cocktail

    Beautiful layered cocktail of light orange to dark red in a tall glass with crushed ice. Red and white striped straws are scattered in the foreground with a dish of peanuts.

    Coconut Sunrise Cocktail is a sweet and refreshing drink. Lightly alcoholic, it’s perfect for sipping on hot summer days and makes any brunch extra special.

    Beautiful layered cocktail of light orange to dark red in a tall glass with crushed ice. Red and white striped straws are scattered in the foreground with a dish of peanuts.

    Are you ready for something new to sip on this summer?  My Coconut Sunrise Cocktail will surprise you with every sip.

    I love layered cocktails like the Lava Flow and stacked drinks like the B-52.  So, I thought I would create my own lightly, boozy drink that would have definite layers.  You might think making these types of drinks is hard, but I promise you it is not hard at all. 

  • Breakfast & Brunch,  Recipes

    Sweetheart Scones

    Sweetheart Scones are a delicious breakfast or anytime treat.  Two leavenings make them bake up tall and tender. Split and spread them with butter, clotted cream, jam, hazelnut spread, or your favorite topping.  Don’t you just love the adorable shape?

    Two heart shaped, vanilla Sweetheart Scones on a ruffled plate

    This year I want to start Valentine’s Day off right with a special treat for breakfast. Sweetheart Scones are just the right amount of sweet to start a sweet day.  As a bonus, both the yeast and the hint of vanilla makes the kitchen smell absolutely heavenly as Sweetheart Scones rise and then as they bake.

  • Breakfast & Brunch,  Pasta & Rice,  Recipes

    Spaghetti Aglio with Green Peas

    Spaghetti Aglio with Green Peas is a delicious light dinner or late night snack.  You can make it in only 15 minutes! Enjoy it with a glass of white wine and crusty rustic bread.

    Spaghetti Aglio with Green Peas on a Millenial Pink Plate
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    Spaghetti Aglio with Green Peas

    Encharted Cook | Jan Nunes
    A delicious light dinner or late night snack, Spaghetti Aglio with Green Peas is made in just 15 minutes!
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time10 mins
    Total Time15 mins
    Course: Main Course, Snack
    Servings: 2
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    • 6 Ounces Uncooked Spaghetti
    • 3 Teaspoons Salt
    • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 3 Cloves Garlic, Pressed or Minced Finely (2 about Teaspoons)
    • 2 Pinches Red Pepper Flakes
    • ½ Cup Cooked Green English Peas
    • 3 Tablespoons Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese


    • Fill a large pot with cold water, add salt, and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Add spaghetti and cook just before it is al dente.
    • Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water from pot and drain spaghetti.
    • Meanwhile, as pasta cooks, heat olive oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook just until garlic and red pepper flakes are fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Do not let garlic brown.
    • Add drained spaghetti and toss to coat in spiced garlic oil. Add cooked green peas and reserved pasta water. Continue to cook over medium heat until all is combined and the water is absorbed by the pasta.
    • Add grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
    • Stir well and plate immediately… and Enjoy!


    Recipe Notes

    •  Always salt the cooking water for the spaghetti. Without salting the cooking water, the pasta will taste flat and require salt later in the cooking of this dish.
    •  Check the pasta package as to the cooking times for the particular brand you are using. Cook the pasta about 1 to 2 minutes less than the minimum time stated on the package.
    •  Frozen green peas are excellent in this dish and an economical alternative to fresh peas.
    •  Although, this dish is using mostly pantry and kitchen staples, the best flavor comes from using the best ingredients. If available, always use the best grade and best tasting olive oil. Also, if available, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is preferred for it’s intensely salty-nutty flavor, but parmesan cheese is good too.
    •  Substitutions for the green (English) peas: Fresh parsley or chives. Sugar Snap Peas – roll cut the sugar snap peas into 1/3” pieces. Cooked asparagus tips. Cooked and shelled edamame.
    •  Add any one of the following: 2 tablespoons finely diced cooked ham or pancetta. 2 tablespoons crumbled bacon.
    •  Garnish with garlic and butter flavored crushed croutons or toasted walnuts.


    Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 3618mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1.8mg
    All nutritional information on this site is an estimate. Your results may vary.
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