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Breakfast Recipes / One Minute Muffins
« on: November 11, 2010, 06:50:03 PM »
This recipe is in bread and crackers, also.

I just used this recipe to make a grilled turkey/bacon/cheese sandwich!

1 tsp butter, soft
1 egg
¼ cup flaxseed meal
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp xylitol
1 tbsp heavy cream
A sprinkle of Parmesan
A couple pinches of salt

Mix ingredients together and pour into a square plastic container.  Microwave on high for 1 min 30 seconds.  Pop right out of the container, cool, and slice horizontally.  Lightly butter the outside of the bread pieces, add whatever meats/cheeses you want and grill it up!  YUMMMM!

The flaxseed definitely gives it a distinct taste, kinda like you are eating a very wheat-y wheat bread.  Salt & pepper definitely helped.  Next time I might add a dash of garlic salt or something.

Dinner Recipes / Lime Cumin Marinated Steak
« on: November 10, 2010, 08:10:40 PM »
Hubby did it again! Fabulous flavor.

Lime Cumin Marinated Steak

Yield: 1/3 cup, ideal for up to 2 pounds of steak

¼ cup olive oil
2-tablespoons fresh lime juice (maybe a little more)
1-teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon salt

1.   Combine ingredients and evenly coat meat.
2.   Place in a zipper-locking plastic bag. Close bag, removing air.
3.   Refrigerate 15 minutes to 2 hours for flavor. Grill or broil to desired doneness.

Breakfast Recipes / Pumpkin Pie Omelet
« on: October 29, 2010, 01:31:29 AM »
I found this on the netrition site

Pumpkin Pie Omelet

1 large egg, beaten
1T butter
2 pks Splenda (or use xylitol for no carbs)
2T pumpkin puree
2T cream cheese (softened or melted)
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Beat egg with 1 tsp water and 1/2 pk Splenda. Mix pumpkin with all but a dash of the spices and 1 pk Splenda and set aside. Mix cream cheese with the dash of spices and the remaining 1/2 pk Splenda and set aside. Heat butter in a small non-stick skillet and pour egg in, rotate pan to spread. Once the egg has set, spoon the pumpkin mixture on one side and flip the other half of the omelet to cover the filling, then spoon the cream cheese mixture on top. Turn off heat and cover pan, let it sit for about a minute to warm the filling and cream cheese through, then remove to a plate and enjoy. You can sprinkle it with more spice if desired.

282 cals; 3g carbs; 1g fiber; 9g protein

** For increased protein value, add 1 - 2 tablespoons of a unflavored protein powder to the pumpkin and stir it in really well.

Spicery Shoppe non-alcoholic flavors from Barry Farm Foods.  The powders do have carbs.

I am going to try these and they even have eggnog flavor! They are also sold on Amazon which may be cheaper.

Found this on a low carb site and thought I'd try it instead of paying close to $8 for pre-made bread.

Verdict: Smelled wonderful coming out of the oven! Easy and quick to for the taste test...drum roll please....

Oh yummy yummy both plain and piled high with chicken salad!!!!!! I cut my slices in half (when preparing sandwich) to stretch it further to 24 servings.

Foccocia style flax bread

rep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

    * 2 cups flax seed meal
    * 1 Tablespoon baking powder
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 1-2 Tablespoons sugar equivalent from artificial sweetener (xylitol)
    * 5 beaten eggs
    * 1/2 cup water
    * 1/3 cup oil (I used olive oil)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare pan a 10X15 pan with sides works best-spray (I used a 13x9 as that's what I had)

1) Mix dry ingredients well -- a whisk works well.

2) Add wet to dry, and combine well. Make sure there aren't obvious strings of egg white hanging out in the batter.

3) Let batter set for 1 to 2 minutes to thicken up some (leave it too long and it gets past the point where it's easy to spread.) I poured it straight in

4) Pour batter onto pan. Because it's going to tend to mound in the middle, you'll get a more even thickness if you spread it away from the center somewhat, in roughly a rectangle an inch or two from the sides of the pan (you can go all the way to the edge, but it will be thinner).

5) Bake for about 20 minutes, until it springs back when you touch the top and/or is visibly browning even more than flax already is.

6) Cool and cut into whatever size slices you want. You don't need a sharp knife; I usually just cut it with a spatula.

Nutritional Information: Each of 12 servings has less than a gram of effective carbohydrate (.7 grams to be exact) plus 5 grams fiber, 6 grams protein, and 185 calories.

**Izze's notes:  After dividing the bread in half then 4-5 sections you can take one slice and cut it in half to put your sandwich items on it instead of using two thicker slices to save carbs.  

I also had to cook it about 25-30 min because it was still mushy and stuck to the spatula on the bottom when I cut the sections -so you can't go by the springiness of the top to tell if it's done. I'd use a toothpick.

Sides and Snacks / Farmgirl Susan's No Sugar Green Tomato Relish
« on: October 16, 2010, 10:13:29 PM »
Umpa...with the apples would this make this too high carb?

Farmgirl Susan's No Sugar Green Tomato Relish

Makes about 3 pints
Recipe may be doubled; increase cooking time by 10-15 minutes

2 lb. green tomatoes, cored and chopped
1 lb. white or yellow onions, chopped
3/4 lb. sweet red peppers, cored and chopped
1/2 lb. tart cooking apples, such as 'Granny Smith', cored and chopped
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 to 1 cup 5% acidic organic raw apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon kosher or sea salt
4 jalapeno peppers, cored, seeded if desired, and finely chopped
2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)

Combine the tomatoes, onions, peppers, apples, garlic, vinegar, and salt in a large, nonreactive saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about an hour.

Stir in the jalapenos, cilantro, and cumin and simmer for 5 more minutes. Carefully purée the mixture in a traditional countertop blender, in batches if necessary, until still somewhat chunky.

If canning, return the puréed relish to a boil, then ladle the hot mixture into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Process 15 minutes in a boiling water canner. Store in a cool, dark place.  If using less than 1 cup of vinegar put into refrigerator to store up to two weeks.

General Discussion / One day of indulgence is NOT worth it.
« on: October 14, 2010, 03:10:42 PM »

This is my blog and reflection of indulging on my birthday last week.


« on: September 22, 2010, 08:07:47 PM »
Started taking my Bragg's organic apple cider vinegar (w/the mother) 2x a day again and already dropped 2.5 lbs...just love it! (1oz in some green tea 2x a day)~it doesn't work for everyone but I guess it does for me  lol heading for that 30lb loss with 6.5lbs to go :D

I get mine from the health food store and some grocery stores carry it.  This is the best ACV because it's not treated-low acidity, has lots of health benefits.  Great for toxin buildup by drinking it mixed in a liquid or even in a bath.  Don't drink it straight and always rinse mouth and brush after about 5-10 minutes so it doesn't erode your enamel.  If you dilute it enough you shouldn't have that problem since it's already has a low acidity. Use it in your dressings as well.

Click Here To Share Your Success Story / size 10 :)
« on: September 20, 2010, 08:04:04 AM »
Not looking for any feedback or cudos...just updating that I'm down to a size 10...I just couldn't believe it.  Went through all my clothes and NOTHING fit even my 12s so took 2 trash bags full of larger sizes to Goodwill and tried on some 10s and they fit!!!!!  Still a large top...I have bat wings which makes it difficult to find shirts that fit them and me but have lost an inch on them, at least. lol  I wonder if I could fly with those now that I'm lighter??? lol

Click Here To Share Your Success Story / HIT MY FIRST 20LB GOAL-LOST 21 LBS
« on: September 15, 2010, 11:11:36 AM »
I can't believe it I finally hit my first 20lb goal.  I thought I was seeing things this morning and had to check my scale a few times but yes I've lost 21lbs as of this morning....42lbs to go. :)  I new something was happening the last few days as my wedding ring has been getting looser. lol

It works it works!

Click Here To Share Your Success Story / Newest pic of progress
« on: September 09, 2010, 01:19:41 AM »
Here's my newest pic of weight big difference from my before pic.

Product Reviews / Philly Swirls Sweet 16 - 0 Carb Popsicles!
« on: September 02, 2010, 07:55:44 PM »
These are totally awesome, 16 calories and 0 carbs...need I say more?

OK, this is amazing.  I have had a struggle to get this weight off no matter how few carbs I eat but what is even more amazing is that in the last week, after putting on 6lbs from steroids a few weeks ago from an injury, I've lost the 6lbs plus another 3lbs!  I finally broke through the hah!  Now down to 169.5 and hopefully still moving down after 3 months on the program.  Some loose faster some loose slower...I guess my metabolism is slow as molasses at my age of 45. At least it's coming off.  I need to get back on an exercise regime once I'm healed but Doug reminded me that I could probably do my yoga so I will start back on that today.

My confidence has also improved because I have stuck to this and disciplined myself no matter what others said or tried to push me to "cheat" on my lifestyle.  I have stuck to my guns and didn't give in.  I am also finally going to pursue a goal of mine (my heart is music) to become a Worship Leader which means going back to get my MA in Worship Studies-Leadership so I can lead others to sing praises. I hope this is alright to mention on this site. lol  I will find out if I am accepted to LU by the end of the month.

Thank you all for your support and for Doug and Umpa with the book and recipes. You have changed my life. (sniff) I'm getting teary eyed. lol

Breakfast Recipes / Crustless Bacon and Cheese Quiche-Yum
« on: August 29, 2010, 02:20:22 PM »
Hubby made this for me for breakfast today.  We used heavy whipping cream instead of sour cream.  He also made some individual servings and mixed in some Old Bay in the egg mixture and poured into small oven safe bowls or ramekins which turned out very good.

General Discussion / New Product: Low Carb Wraps
« on: August 28, 2010, 12:16:00 AM »
Looky looky what I found!

These are 100% whole  wheat and only 5 net carbs if you just gotta have something to wrap your food in for only 2.69 for six.  They will be on my next order!  They show on the nutritional information only 5-6 net carbs for the garden spinach.

# Made with 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat
# 90 Calories
# 6-8 net carbs
# 0g sugar
# 9g Fiber, 36% of your daily value
# The Best Life Diet Approved
# Whole Grain approved, 8g or more per serving

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