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TGIF

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I was in the mood for a blueberry muffin this morning. I made us the famous "microwave muffin" and it was delicious. I made enough for 2 medium muffins. I had never used coconut flour in a micro muffin and decided, what the heck! So I used a combo of coconut flour, almond flour and golden ground flaxseed.
 
Here’s what I did– 1/2 cup flour mix {2tbsp of of flour, coconut, almond flour, ground flaxseed}
                            1/2 tsp baking powder
                            4 drops of   liquid splenda or 2 tbsp of granular splenda
                            1 tbsp of sf vanilla syrup
                            1 egg
                            1 tbsp of liquid spray butter
                            handful of blueberries
I used my hand immersion blender to mix the liquids together (egg, syrup, butter, splenda) and then added dry ingredients.
I poured this in 2 ramekins sprayed with butter spray and with blueberries.
Microwave about 2 minutes and it’s ready-pops right out of the ramekin.
Now we want to try other flavors-strawberry, chocolate chip, nut…..
 
It’s 2 weeks until Spring Break!
 
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February 29, 2008 at 9:15 pm

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What to make this weekend

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I’m thinking about trying some cauliflower concoctions I saw on The Lighter Side of Low Carb—http://cleochatra.blogspot.com/.  Cauliflower breadsticks and pizza crust.
I’m very interested to see how this tastes. Wish me luck.
 
I searched for the high fiber pasta we ate over the weekend and found the pasta info- Ronzoni Smarttaste  http://ronzonismarttaste.com/
In comparing with Dreamfield’s nutritional values
Dreamfields                                      Ronzoni Smarttaste
calories 190                                      calories 180
total carbs 42                                    total carbs 43
fiber 5                                              fiber 6
 

I must think of a crockpot project for the week. I’m exploring a chicken  dish.
 
Now for the sugar free sweets. I’m looking at Wifezilla’s Way–http://wifezillasway.blogspot.com/ . and her low carb sugar free almond cookies. These look very similar to a Basic Vanilla Cookie recipe I used for my cheesecake crust, except this wifezillas has some coconut and is a much bigger batch–yeah.
I can make a pie crust with some of the cookies. I’m looking at a chocolate filling from Linda’s site http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/chocolate_truffle_torte.html—however, I will try it with chocoperfection bars.
 
 Progress is noted–My veggies are sprouting…I’m starting to see a few little green things sticking out the dirt.
 
 Exercise is something that I need to fit into my schedule…….how about some Sweatin to the Oldies?
 
Go Spurs!
 
 
 

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February 28, 2008 at 8:43 pm

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The last week of February

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Well, this weekend I tried a coconut bread recipe—-it was not good.  Actually, it was very bad. Guess I did something wrong. I will try, try, again.
My muffins and choc chip cookies from last week were better as the week went on. I ate every single bit of it. 
My daughter bought some new pasta with extra fiber and it was tasty. She bought it at Walmart. I can’t remember the name-think Ronzoni??? I checked the nutritional value and it seemed close to Dreamfield’s–would like to research this.
 
Something very interesting happened last week. We had our Texas State Convention for Speech Pathologists in San Antonio!!! I ran into
one of my very best friends from college. We had lunch together on Thursday and Friday. I watched my carbs and everything!!
 
 We had a beautiful weekend in S.A.  I planted some vegetable seeds on Sunday.  I’m excited to think that I might have me some fresh veggies growing in my yard.
I just bought some flower seeds and hope to plant them this weekend.
 
I want to give a shout out to Jimmy Moore at Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Blog —-Happy Cruisin!!  That is our numero ono favorite vacation!  Hope he’s having a great time.
 
 

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February 27, 2008 at 11:18 am

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recipes

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I made low carb blueberry muffins and chocolate chip cookies. I am disappointed with my results. I made the muffins with coconut flour and the cookies with almond flour. I will eat them, but the muffins are too moist and the cookies are too crumbly. Try, try again. I have alot blueberries that I need to use.

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February 18, 2008 at 11:39 am

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2 days til Valentines

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My oldest daughter will be 29 on Valentine’s Day. I can’t believe Jessica will be 29.
 
I’m thinking of making a vegetable garden. Maybe I’ll do a container and a small in-ground garden. I got some info off the net from Texas a & m about gardening in containers. I actually want to start from seed. We’ll see.
 
I’m eating up my pumpkin bars and thinking what I’ll make next-something with chocolate!!
 
 
 
 

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February 12, 2008 at 10:43 am

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low carb cooking

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I made some pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting-pretty tasty!!
I will make another cheesecake very soon. I really like my crust.
 
We went to the rodeo last week-it was great!
 
I’m looking forward to my tv week–American Idol, Big Brother, and Survivor!
 

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February 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm

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where have I been

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I can’t believe I haven’t written here since October. It’s a new year-2008. Now it’s February. Sunday we hosted a super bowl party. We had a blast. Tonight we’re going to the rodeo!
My newest low carb challenge- a cheesecake! I will post recipe later.

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February 5, 2008 at 12:03 pm

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