Welcome to Dr. Davinah’s Eats!
Hi! I’m Davinah.
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, but also a hardcore foodie. I’ve always enjoyed eating restaurant-quality dishes and exploring trendy food spots (check out some of my reviews on Yelp). However, eating out often forces me to make choices between taste and my waistline!
I created Dr. Davinah’s Eats by accident.
After graduating in May 2017 from Temple University with my Ph.D. in Education and a lot more time on my hands, I started sharing pictures of my dinner on Instagram! Dr. Davinah’s Eats started as a notebook of sorts where I stored my recipes and made them available for my IG friends.
I had no idea what I was doing (and some of my old posts show lol). However, creating and sharing food was something I realized made me happy! So, like most other things, I learned as much as I could about launching and running and food blog & now we’re here (thanks a lot for visiting by the way)!
I specialize in keto & low-carb comfort food.
To me, comfort food is a type of food that is linked to nostalgia
As in the name, comfort food is a type of cuisine that brings you comfort. It has a nostalgic kind of feel and is attached to memories, such as a childhood memory of waiting for Thanksgiving to enjoy a special cake or the memory of waiting all day just to take a bite of a savory slow cooker roast. Comfort food is savory, rich, and makes your tummy smile!
But comfort food as-is is problematic long-term.
Comfort food in all its deliciousness isn’t really sustainable over the long term because no matter how much we love Grandmom’s chocolate cake, it’s probably best to only have it on major holidays! Comfort food is typically filled with sugar, grains, and carbs!
The keto and low-carb ways of eating allow me to have comfort food with less guilt.
I specialize in creating swaps to comfort food recipes so that they can be enjoyed with less guilt. Some of my favorites are:
I aspire to grow this website into a better-for-you food hub.
I believe that you should be able to eat tasty food no matter what lifestyle you follow. Personally, I’m not a “salad” kind of woman (I eat them but I rarely say, “oh boy! I neeeeeeed that salad!”) so it’s important for me to have food that’s comparable to the deliciousness that I can find in my favorite restaurants. It’s my hope that this blog will become a source for keto & low carb recipes that everyone can enjoy!
I share recipes for every meal.
You can find a recipe for every meal. As I grow this website, I’ll add more categories. Some of my favorites recipes by type are below:
- Keto Pancakes
- Keto Fathead Dough Bagels
- Hatfield® Recipe Essentials Chorizo Mexican Frittata
- Low Carb Stuffed French Toast
Game Day Appetizers & Chicken Wings
- Keto Philly Cheesesteak Pockets (Fathead Dough Recipe)
- Low-Carb Bang Bang Shrimp (Grain-free & No-Added Sugar)
- Keto Sweet Chili Sticky Asian Chicken Wings
Quick Restaurant Quality Meals
- Seared Scallops and Cauliflower Rice Risotto
- Keto Cast Iron Skillet Pork Chops with Creamy Pan Sauce
- The Ultimate Keto Surf and Turf Recipe
I also have a few Whole30 and Paleo recipes.
I started this blog before I started keto. My commitment, then and now, is to eat more whole and real food. My journey to keto began during a round of Whole30. Those 30 days were super eye-opening about the impact that certain foods had on my body and mood. After Whole30, I transitioned into paleo. The only problem with paleo (for me) was that I was gaining quite a bit of weight, which made me a bit frustrated. Keto eventually became my way of balancing eating real food and managing my weight.
I’m happy to answer your questions.
If you have a question about a recipe or my blog, then feel free to send me an email. If you have a brand or company that’s interested in collaborating with me, then you can learn more about how to work with me here.