Welcome, I’m Julia and I founded savory tooth in 2015. I cook for myself and my husband, who goes by the moniker Mr. Savory Tooth around these parts. We’re currently situated in Boston, Massachusetts, but we’re originally from the West Coast.
My mission is to change the way the world sees — and eats — the low carb life. Read about my journey here.
- Recipes you’ll find on the blog
- New to the low carb lifestyle?
- Food photography
- Recipe and photo sharing policy
- Looking for my old recipes?
RECIPES YOU’LL FIND ON THE BLOG
savory tooth is a healthy food blog dedicated to low carb dishes that appeal to everyone and are easy to make. Most of my recipes are savory (hence the name of this blog) with the occasional sweet gem thrown in every now and then.
My recipes are low in carbohydrates, and they’re organized by the number of net carbs per serving on my Recipes page. Net carbs are defined as the carbs that can be digested by your body. These recipes are ideal for anyone on the ketogenic diet or otherwise attempting to reduce their daily carb intake, whether they’re looking to be healthier, interested in reducing insulin resistance, or trying to lose weight. My dishes are also usually (although unintentionally) gluten free, grain free, and Paleo friendly. Any sweeteners used in my recipes are sugar alcohols that are non-digestible and have no impact on blood glucose or insulin levels.
My cooking is mainly influenced by:
Travels and restaurants. I’ve lived all over the US, spending years living on the East Coast, Midwest, West Coast, and a stint in Hawaii, as well as time spent on international trips.
Background and upbringing. I’m of Asian and Polynesian (Pacific Islander) ancestry, and growing up I ate a lot of ethnic food as my parents often cooked traditional Asian dishes.
Gardening and seasonal ingredients. My dishes often contain vegetables from my garden such as ripe jalapeños and freshly harvested herbs. I am also inspired by seasonal produce at the market.
NEW TO THE LOW CARB LIFESTYLE?
If you’re new to savory tooth or a low carb way of eating, check out some of my favorite low carb/keto recipes. There’s a mix of everything:
- low carb chocolate chip cookies
- lemon chicken piccata with capers
- low carb bacon cheddar biscuits
- bacon wrapped brussels sprouts
I wear many hats as a food blogger — recipe developer, cook, food photographer, videographer, food writer, social media manager, WordPress guru, and HTML/CSS coder — but my favorite is the photography. I love the artistic and creative side of shooting and editing photos.
I shoot exclusively using artificial lights. There’s simply no substitute for the kind of reliable and constant lighting that you can get with artificial lights; daylight is simply too fickle and prone to rapid changes due to clouds and weather.
I used to shoot with Canon equipment, but I recently switched to Nikon specifically because their D750 camera’s low light performance is phenomenal.
Here’s the gear and software that I use:
- Main Camera: Nikon D750 full frame camera
- Main Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens
- Editing Software: Adobe Lightroom
RECIPE AND PHOTO SHARING POLICY
I do not allow my recipes or photos to be reused anywhere else without my permission. Please contact me if you would like to use my recipes or photos.
LOOKING FOR MY OLD RECIPES?
If you’re a returning reader who’s looking for an old recipe before I turned this site into a low carb blog, you can find my older (and high carb) recipes here. Alternatively, if you know the name of the recipe you’re looking for, you can find it by performing a google search for “site:savorytooth.com name-of-recipe”. If there’s something you’ve made before but can’t seem to find, shoot me an email and I’ll look it up for you.