Cauliflower Cheese Pizza

Cauliflower Cheese Pizza

I am approaching day 60 of my ketosis eating plan. I must say that as the days go on my appetite has almost diminished and it becomes much easier to fight cravings. I am also much more creative with the things that I cook and eat. However, I do miss bread. I miss yeast rolls actually. I never ate that many prior, maybe once every few months but that’s my one major craving along with chocolate ganache cupcakes. I have also caught myself explaining ketogenic vs. low-carb vs. paleo vs. gluten-free to several people. I’ve read so much about them that I just assume everyone would know the common ground rules. I will define these terms very simply. I would suggest consulting a physician for detailed information on the diets. Low-Carb: Also called Atkins....

Cloud Bread

Cloud Bread

Hi. I know, I know… I haven’t posted in a while. 45 days ago I had a medical emergency. In that event I learned I was pre-diabetic and my thyroid was out of whack. I totally freaked out and had a mini breakdown (15 minutes or so). I came up with the grand idea to change my diet completely and try to manage my symptoms with my meals. A part of diabetes is low-carb and the gluten-free helps with thyroid. In the last 45 days I have been both and my symptoms have almost all went away. I say almost because my blood sugar occasionally drops. I noticed an immediate change within the first 3 days. I also lost a few lbs (30+ not to brag or anything). That’s the reason I have been inactive from my site. But, in those past few weeks I have been researching...

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

One of the great things about summer is the food. I know, I know it’s technically spring but it dang sure feels like summer here in Georgia. I eat a lot of salads and pasta salad is one of my favorites. I can eat this once a week and be a happy girl. The black olives that I use are oil cured. You can find those in your local deli and if you can’t canned black olives are fine too. Just be sure to drain them. Ingredients 1 box of rotini pasta 1 cup of grape tomatoes, rinsed 1/2 cup of olives 1 cucumber seeded & chopped 1/4 cup of purple onions 1 package of feta cheese 1/2 cup of peperoncini peppers drained & sliced 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup prepared Italian dressing   Directions 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and...

Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots

One impressive dish without much work. These vegetables are colorful and tasty. This side can be dressed up for a holiday dinner or done simply as a compliment to any meal. I listed my basic recipe but you can easily alter the flavor by adding a squeeze of lemon or chopped ginger.   Ingredients 1lb of baby carrots, rinsed clean 1/4 stick of butter cinnamon brown sugar dash of salt   Directions 1. Steam carrots & cook until you can just pierce with a fork. 2. Soften butter, mix cinnamon, & brown sugar. I didn’t list the amount because I feel that you should sweeten according to your taste.  I would start off with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 3 tablespoons of sugar & add more to alter the taste. 3.  After you drain your carrots, move to...

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

This morning I made turkey sausage wrapped in croissant dough, baked it on 350 for 20 minutes and  made the most delicious pigs in a blanket alternative ever. While we were eating Elise said, “Mom you can cook anything and it’s all so good. Can you make banana bread?” It just so happened that I had 4 overripe bananas and a strong desire to bake. The ladies said it was the best and between the three of them they ate half. Ingredients 3-4 ripe bananas, smashed 1/3 cup of melted butter 1 cup of sugar (you can use 1/2 brown and 1/2 granulated) 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon of vanilla 1 teaspoon of almond 1 teaspoon of baking soda pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg Optional Ingredients You can stir in  1/2 cup of...

Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole

Do you know what’s really good? Baked corn covered in several types of cheese and melted butter. Not something I could cook everyday. I normally make this dish once a year on Thanksgiving. But, I decided to make this today for the kids to eat with lunch. Fortunately for me they didn’t want to eat anything but this! They made a meal out of it and this will most likely be the only time I bake this for 2014. I just don’t think you should eat food like this consistently but definitely devour it on occasion. Ingredients 1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained 1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn 1 (8-ounce) package of Jiffy cornbread mix 1 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese...

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