Thursday, December 27, 2018

The NEW YEAR is a Fantastic Time to Start The KETO Lifestyle

Introduction to the KETO lifestyle workshop series


Start 2019 living the KETO lifestyle. Lose weight, maintain a healthy diet, lower your blood sugar and blood pressure, increase your energy and eat creative delicious food. This workshop series demystifies the KETO diet and explores healthy nutrient dense food ingredients, cooking techniques, and recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We will also learn how to plan menus and prepare ready-to-go meals for convenience and a busy lifestyle.

Each workshop is approximately 4 hours with lecture and hands on demonstration in the kitchen. Class size will be limited to 6 people to insure an in depth and individualized experience.
Classes will be held on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in Jasper Georgia in my studio kitchen. Address and directions will be sent upon registration.
You can enroll in a single class or the entire series.


Introduction to the KETO Lifestyle Workshop $65.00 per person
Saturday January 12, 2019 ONE SPACE LEFT
Saturday January 19, 2019  SOLD OUT

This workshop explores the KETO diet in depth, preparing yourself for a lifestyle change, choosing a KETO diet that best suits your individual needs, how to calculate and track your macro levels, setting a calorie level for weight management and maintaining a healthy diet. KETO approved foods, supplements, intermittent fasting will all be covered in this intro workshop.

The KETO Breakfast Workshop $65.00 per person
Saturday February 2, 2019

Breakfast, the important start to your KETO day. We will work in the kitchen to plan sensible, easy to prepare breakfast menus for every day and prepared ahead recipes for grab and go.

The KETO Lunch Workshop $65.00 per person
Saturday February 9, 2019 

Having a good lunch is important to manage hunger and keep your metabolism working at its highest levels. We will prepare smart, healthy lunch menus that are delicious and satisfying. We will also explore sensible KETO snacks.

The KETO Dinner Workshop $65.00 per person
Saturday February 16, 2019

Dinner on the KETO diet can be quick, easy and elegant, it’s all in the preparation. We will learn how to prepare delicious, versatile food ingredients that can be customized to fit many different styles of cooking and cuisines. Learn how to make some of your favorite foods in a more healthy, nutrient dense and KETO approved way. Learning to cook KETO can be the creative boost your diet has been lacking.

Prep Ahead KETO for the Busy Lifestyle $65.00 per person
Saturday February 23, 2019 ONE SPACE LEFT 

This workshop focuses on creating menus and recipes that can be prepared ahead and packages for grab-and-go convenience. We will discuss shopping for food ingredients, recipes, food preparation techniques, packaging and storage of delicious KETO foods.

Each Workshop $65.00 per person or the entire series for $300.00 per person

Workshops include all handouts, recipes and food items used in kitchen demonstrations and tastings.


Custom Workshops can be developed and schedules for your group or organization. Contact Chef Tony Pisconeri for details,

Workshops must have at least 4 students enrolled to be scheduled.

I will send you and electronic invoice confirmation that you can pay and register for your workshop online. Workshop will be billed upon registration. 

Cancellations must be received 3 days prior to workshop scheduled date. Cancellation registration fees will be applied to any upcoming workshop. Cancellation less than 24 hours before any scheduled workshop will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Market Saturday Morning - Canton Farmers Market

Canton Farmers Market - The Square in Downtown Canton Georgia 9 am - 1 pm

We visited the Canton Farmers Market this morning on the square in downtown Canton. Lots of great vendors with fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies and canned foods, crafts, and delicious prepared foods. Work the trip. Easy parking and access to the market.  A beautiful Saturday morning!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Summer is time for Delicious Collard Wraps

This is a healthy raw vegan way to eliminate the extra carbs found in flour tortillas and bread by using fresh large collard leaves for your veggie wrapper. This recipe is extremely easy to make and the crunch of the fresh vegetables and collard leaves will satisfy any appetite.  Most people think the only way you can eat collards is cooked to death with a lot of fat and salt, but they are delicious raw as a wrapper for vegetables and your favorite hummus or spread.


3-4 Collard Greens
1 small cauliflower head, raw or steamed
1 large avocado
3 limes, juice
2 large carrots, julienned
1 cup jicama, julienned
1 small zucchini, julienned
1 tsp. dried Italian herb mix (oregano, rosemary, thyme..)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 medium slice red onion


Place cilantro, cauliflower, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 tsp. dried herbs, juice from 1 lime and red onion in food processor until you have a creamy puree. Spread over collard greens and top with jicama, zucchini and carrot slices. Roll and close.

For the sauce, blend 1/2 avocado, 2 limes (juice), 1/2 tsp. dried herbs and more cilantro until creamy. You can more lime juice if necessary or a tiny bit of water.

Serve wraps with dipping sauce and bring anywhere you go. This will take around 20-30 min to prepare.

You can also add your favorite goat cheese, hummus, tahini, pesto, sundried tomato get the idea.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Spring and Summer Market Season 2018

Many cities in the spring and summer are gearing up their weekly markets with a bounty of freshly harvested produce, Fresh eggs, baked goods, specialty products, prepared foods, soaps and cosmetics, pet snacks and much much more! 

We visited the Jasper Farmers Market in Jasper GA in Lee Newton  Park (Each Saturday Mornings usually starting at 7:00 and open until afternoon.)

We also visited the Woodstock Farmers Market in Woodstock GA (Each Saturday, May through October, held in Downtown on Market Street between Mill and Maple Streets adjacent to the Elm Street Arts Village event green from 8:30 am until Noon.)

Visiting these markets are so much fun and an opportunity to make friends with the local artisans that produce great food and hand crafted products.

Most cities now have a local farmers market. You can find a local market and market information at the Ga Farm  Bureau site linked here.

Happy Marketing

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Keto Eggie Omelet Recipe (Individual Hand Held Omelets)

Making a healthy keto breakfast for an on-the-go lifestyle is easy if you make these delicious "Eggie" Hand Held Omelets. You can make them ahead of time for the week and  have them  in the refrigerator ready to grab and go. This is one of my most requested recipes and the basic steps for preparation, you can customize it to include your favorite ingredients.  

6 Servings
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 20 Min

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees


Canola or Olive Oil Cooking Spray
6 Large Eggs
6 tsp Salted Butter
3 Cooked Sausage Patties (cut into small dice) or 6 Strips Cooked Bacon (crumbled)
Seasoning of your choice or Sriracha Pepper Sauce
4 oz. Chopped Spinach
4 oz.  Shredded Cheese of your choice

Per Serving
Total Carbs 3g
Total Calories 250


Spray large 6 muffin pan with cooking spray and place a teaspoon of butter in each cup.
Place 1 beaten egg in each muffin cup.

Add your meat of choice to each muffin cup. Season with your choice of seasoning. I like Mrs. Dash Southwestern Chipotle and a little Sriracha Sauce.

Add Chopped fresh spinach to each muffin cup.

 Top each with your choice of shredded cheese.

 Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oven and with a butter knife release the individual omelets from the pan and lean them up on their sides to cook.
 Place in zip lock sandwich bags and refrigerate until needed.

I hope you enjoy making these and eating them. Experiment with different vegetables, cheeses, meats, seasonings!