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Saturday, January 31, 2015

The best easy Pizza Crust EVER!

 

I have a confession……..

I love pizza, but I have not had any “real” pizza in a very long time.

I tried Gwen’s sour dough  a time or two… but I would forget about it in the fridge and it wasted..

yes…. I am very bad…

but when a  I seen  One Degree had sprouted Wheat flour and Sprouted Spelt flour

I knew I needed to try it…

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Wow!  I love this stuff!  Best of all,  my tummy seems to be able  to handle this very well.

I am trilled!

 

My picky eater has approved this as REAL PIZZA…. it’s a win in my book!

This Pizza Crust is an E for all my THM’s.

 

I make a crossover meat lover pizza with it…

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Pizza Crust

(makes two 12 inch crust)

 

1 pkg yeast ( fast rising or regular)

1 1/2 cups of  sprouted spelt flour

1 1/2 cup of sprouted whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 cup warm water

2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil

 

Warm water in a sauce pan or microwave until its very warm but not too hot to touch.  Combine 1 cup flour (either one) and your yeast into a bowl.  Combine your water and oil to your yeast and flour… mix well with a hand mixer or with a spoon.

Continue to add  enough of the remaining flours to make a firm dough.  Knead  on a floured surface until its smooth and elastic…. adding more flour it needed. 

 

Let the dough rest 15 to 20 mins.  Divide into 2 parts.  Roll dough out into a round  circle, place on parchment paper (on a cookie sheet).  

Pre Bake at  400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until the edges of the crust are lightly brown.

Remove and  add your desired sauce, cheeses, and meat.

 

* For an E Pizza~ use fat free cheese and Turkey bacon or low fat meats. *

 

Place back in oven and bake an additional 15 minutes.

 

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Deep S Gumbo

If you are a Southern Gal from Louisiana, you are going to love this recipe.   Feel free to make your Gumbo but please use my Roux recipe to keep it deep S.  

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Deep S Gumbo

2 onions

1 bell pepper

3 celery stalks ( form the heart.. leaves and all )

4 Chicken breast and 5 chicken thighs

1 sausage links cut into slices

* Southern Ladies if you like… or non Southerns… boiled eggs slice.. as many as you need Winking smile  I use 6..)

Chicken broth

Water

(or you can boil a whole chicken with 8 to 12 cups of water and use the broth)

Salt

Tony’s Cajun Seasoning (to taste) or around 2 tablespoons .. adding one at a time until you like the flavor.

1 Tablespoon Gumbo File’

 

Roux: ½ cup of oat fiber

2 teaspoons gluccie

½ cup coconut oil

Mix oat fiber with gluccie. Melt coconut oil in cast iron skillet. Add flour mixture. Cook roux  on lower temp. until its copper penny brown. Stirring so as it does not burn.

 

Meanwhile, in a blender and 2 cups of water, puree veggies …

In a big 10 to 12 quart soup pot.. add veggies and chicken cooked roux . Add chicken broth and water to cover.. add salt and Tony’s .

Simmer and cook for 1 ½ to 2 hours. Adding sausage an hour into cooking.

Before serving add file’ to gumbo and boiled sliced in half eggs.  (if you so wish to… )

Add more if needed.

Serve over Cauli rice and with Fotato salad…

 

Enjoy!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Fuel Pull Pancakes

Here is a quick and easy recipe for my fellow Fuel Cyclers… FP Pancakes!  This recipe makes 3 nice size pancakes that are sure to fill you up.  Top them off with FP Slim Belly Jelly for a wonderful breakfast, lunch, or snack. 

 

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Pancakes ~  Low carb, low fat… (FP for the THM’s)

1/4 cup Baking Blend

2 tablespoons oat fiber

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1/4 cup egg whites

2 teaspoon sweet blend

(I used my homemade one.  If using THM’s sweet blend, one might be enough.)

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened of almond milk

 

Mix well, add any spices or flavors you like… cook in a hot skillet sprayed with coconut oil spray.

Friday, January 2, 2015

My Favorite Recipes of 2014

 

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2014 has come and gone.  It has been one wild ride for this family.   Our family loves homemade meals.  Below are some of the family’s favorite THM recipes.   If you have not tried any of these.. YOU MUST… you don’t know what your missing! Winking smile

 

 

Breakfast

 

Honey Bun for One

 

Breakfast Blackberry  Cobbler

 

“Buttermilk” E Waffles

 

THM Pancakes

 

King Cake in a Mug

 

 

Lunch or Dinner

 

Joseph’s Pita Pizza ( S or FP version)

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

MY orange Chicken

Faker-tot Casserole

Un-stuffed Peppers

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Coney Island Casserole

Meat Chunks and gravy

 

 

Side Dishes

 

Zucchini and Broccoli Casserole

Cauliflower & Broccoli Au Gratin

 

 

Desserts

 

Any of these lovely FP Cakes

Butterfinger bars

Cheesecake from the THM book

Healthy Peach Cobbler

Moose Tracks  Ice Cream

( Really any of Brianna Thomas’s ice cream recipes)

 

 

 

 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Gearing up for a Fuel Cycle

As the New Year approaches, many ladies are gearing up for the New Year’s Fuel Cycle.   The Fuel Cycle ladies are my buddies.  We love to share our menus and meal ideas with our fellow FCer’s.  One tip I share with other ladies is that planning is the key to a successful Fuel Cycle.   I love List!  Yes, I can be a little OCD with them.. but they have kept me sane during busy times.   When I plan a menu, I don’t have to worry what I am going to cook after a busy day.  Here is my menu for the first week of my Fuel Cycle. You can find most of these recipes in the Trim Healthy Mama book.  Some are my own. 

 Fuel Cycle Menu

 

Days

Menu

Deep S

January 2

Fri

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, bacon cooked with butter

Lunch: Deep S salad with vinegar dressing

Dinner: Beef broccoli stir fry, with zucchini noodles

Snacks: Cake in a mug, gluccie pudding, skinny chocolate

Deep S

January 3

Sat

Breakfast: Fried Eggs with oat fiber bread and bacon

Lunch: Mexican Cabbage

Dinner: Baked Chicken, salad, green beans

Snacks: Cake in a mug, gluccie pudding, skinny chocolate

Deep S

January 4

Sun

Breakfast: Deep S breakfast skillet dish

Lunch: Deep S salad with homemade dressing

Dinner: Chicken salad over spinach

Snacks: Cake in a mug, gluccie pudding, skinny chocolate

FP

January 5

Mon

Breakfast: Berry overnight oats with added Protein powder

Lunch: Pita sandwich with laughing cow cheese, and FP tomato soup

Dinner: orange Chicken over zucchini noodles

Snacks: Cottage berry whip, Fat Stripping Frappe, lemon mousse

FP

January 6

Tues

Breakfast: Chia Seed Pudding

Lunch: Pita sandwich with laughing cow cheese and FP tomato soup

Dinner: grilled chicken with creamless creamy veggies ( zucchini)

Snacks: lemon mousse , FP cakes, FSF

E meal

January 7

Wed

Breakfast: oatmeal

Lunch: baked sweet potato with grilled chicken

Dinner: Quinoa bake with chicken breast

Snacks: FP cakes, chia seed pudding, gluccie pudding

E meal

January 8

Thurs

Breakfast: Berry oatmeal

Lunch: left overs from dinner last night

Dinner: Sweet Potato and black bean soup

Snacks: : FP cakes, chia seed pudding, gluccie pudding

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