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10th-Feb-2007 10:25 am(no subject)
sparkly pink sheep
If you are needing fiber and omega 3s in your  diet...

I have a tasty and easy way to get it:

Flax Meal Bowl Muffins
1  tbsp melted butter
1 egg
1 tbsp splenda or other SF sweetener
3 tbsp flax meal (golden or other)
1/2 tsp baking powder
**if you want savory, add a bit of onion and garlic powder
**if you want pastry type, you could add a bit cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

Melt the butter in the microwave.  Add the egg in and beat until fully incorporated.  In a separate bowl, mix dry goods.
Pour dry goods into bowl of egg and butter, stir in.  Keep stirring until it looks uniform.  This may take a minute or so.

Put it in the microwave for 2 minutes or so, until it looks cooked and dry on top.  Take it out of the bowl and slice it.  Use it as a muffin, with some butter and SF jam, use it as a burger bun, or just eat it.  It's rather like a bran muffin.

From my experience, these do not reheat well.  You may find a method that works for you.  But these are so easy to make, that I just make them when I want them.

5th-Feb-2007 08:49 pm(no subject)
sparkly pink sheep
Low Carb Sausage Gravy!!!

1 lb browned sausage
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp guar gum

Brown the sausage and remove from the pan.  Reserve the grease in the pan.  Add the water and cream.  Bring to a slight boil and then add the guar gum.  Reduce heat to medium.  You'll need an immersion blender/stick blender to remove lumps.  

Add sausage back in and heat for 2 more minutes.  Serve over scrambled eggs, your favorite LC bread...eat it plain...it's DELICIOUS!!!
6th-Dec-2006 11:24 pm - Question
So my health professor was saying that most carbs come from plant based foods, but that one animal based food is full of carbohydrates. It's driving me nuts, what is it?? Do you know??
28th-Nov-2006 08:53 pm(no subject)
So, to restart the posting in here...

I'm Emily, 21 from the land of Oz. Have had disordered eating for a number of years but in the past 6 months or so have been trying to get healthy. I have been doing the Paleo diet half heartedly (still cheating way too much, eating chips n chocolate and stuff) for the past couple of months and in the past week have moved to just meat and eggs. in 6 days (with some cheating due to a cold - honey and lemon, jelly etc) I have lost 4kgs (about 8+ pounds) :D woot! i KNOW it is mostly water weight but getting myself into ketosis and staying there for a week or two should at least kick start this weight loss again. ive tended to go up and down a lot. my lowest was about a year ago, then i regained most of my weight and have been bouncing back and forth in about a 5kg range ever since.

And just for fun, here is one of my fave new recipes :D

'mashed devilled eggs'

6 hardboiled eggs
2 tablespoons mayo
1 tablespoon mustard (i like using wholegrain)

Peel and mush eggs, and the mayo and mustard and mix. Easy! i tend to snack on it during the day, have some for brekfast etc. Sometimes add torn up bits of bacon for a bit more meat...
28th-Nov-2006 10:07 am(no subject)
Hey, just joined, wondering if anyone else is still around? Seems kinda quiet :(
21st-Jun-2006 02:11 pm - Mini Broccoli & Ham Cups
I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds good. I have a lot of leftover ham at home and I was looking for recipes to use it up.

Mini Broccoli & Ham Cups
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, well drained
1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg) PHILADELPHIA Light Cream Cheese Spread
1 Tbsp. KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
24 slices OSCAR MAYER Shaved Smoked Ham
1/3 cup chopped PLANTERS Smoked Almonds

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Mix broccoli, tomatoes, cream cheese spread, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder until well blended.

FLATTEN ham slices. Press 1 ham slice onto bottom and up side of each of 24 miniature muffin pan cups. Fill evenly with the broccoli mixture; sprinkle with almonds.

BAKE 15 min. or until heated through. Serve warm.
My friend is selling a few Herbalife products on eBay this week (she needs money really bad) and she needs help promoting so she sells it. I don't kno how to help so I thought maybe to post it here and people would see and maybe buy or pass it on. I'm sorry if this is inappropriate material for this community. If it doesn't help you, could you please forward the link to someone who might be in need of herbal supplements for a diet? I don't know if this is an appropriate place to post a commercial, but I couldn't think of anywhere else and I really wanted to help. Could any of you give me ideas of how? Thank you a lot.

Here's a link to the eBay if you care :)

Has any one here tried any of these products?
9th-Jun-2006 11:43 am - Faux Apple Cobbler
sparkly pink sheep
I haven't tried it, but the reviews are good. 


* 1-2/3 cups zucchini - peeled, seeded, and chopped
* 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
* 1/4 cup equivalent of sweetener
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1-1/3 cups carbquik
* 1/2 cup equivalent of sweetener
* 1/2 cup butter, chilled
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Place zucchini and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Cook, covered, over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until tender. Stir in 1/4 cup equivalent sweetener, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Simmer 1 minute longer, remove from heat, and set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine carbquik and 1/2 cup equilavent sweetener. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir 1/2 cup crumb mixture into zucchini mixture. Press half the remaining crumb mixture into the prepared pan. Spread zucchini evenly over crust. Crumble remaining crumb mixture over zucchini, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
2nd-Apr-2006 03:54 pm - LC Bread
sparkly pink sheep
...this woman is a freaking GENIUS!!!!

I finally got up the nerve to try her waffle buns and they are INCREDIBLE!!! They taste sooooooo good!!!

A few caveats, though...they aren't real firm. At least mine aren't. If I used them as a burger bun, I'd probably have to use a knife and fork, but that's ok.

I only made a few with the garlic/oragno mix in it. So I only have 4 savory buns.
I went to GNC and bought the "GNC Pro Performance Isolated Soy Protein 95." It was the only one that didn't have a load of sugar in it. It doesn't come unflavored, so the buns I made without garlic, etc. have a sweet vanilla flavor to them.

I ate one with a heated up sausage pattie in it. OMG! If I'd had some maple Torani's or maple extract in the mix, it would have tasted like a McGriddle!

I'm so very excited. I used her recipe to make my own "Atkins Bake Mix" because I've never found it down here. The GNC brand of soy isolate was less expensive. It's on sale right now and I have a GNC gold card, too. So, I got a pound of it for just over 11 bucks.

Now we'll just have to see if the buns firm up, if I can toast them in the toaster or what. I haven't tasted the savory ones yet, but I will have some for dinner tonight and report back.

Now I'll just have to not go crazy and eat these all...they are THAT good. I am so impressed and so grateful to Sherrie!!!
27th-Mar-2006 07:03 pm - Parmesan Fried Zucchini
sparkly pink sheep
My newest recipe, just made it tonight:

Parmesan Fried Zucchini

1 zucchini
apx 1/2 cup parmesan (the kind from the shaker bottle)
oregano, to taste
S&P, to taste

In a bowl or container w/lid add parm and seasonings, stir it a bit.

Cook the zuc in a little oil in a pan that can go from stovetop to oven. Cook just until it's about 1/2 way done.

Remove from pan into bowl w/ parm mix. Put the lid on and shake it. Lay the zuc back in pan in a single layer. Bake at 350 till done...only about 10 minutes or so.

OMG, the flavor is faboo! I noticed that the bottom of the zuc got a more brown than on top, so I guess you could flip it half way through, but I didn't. This would be so good w/ a little ranch for dipping. It's great just as a side dish.
6th-Jan-2006 05:04 am(no subject)
So.... I signed up for ediets today. They have a "convenience plan" that uses a lot of frozen foods which are, admittedly, a large part of my diet anyway. Fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grain stuff are thrown in there too, but mostly very easy things to throw together. They generate a weekly menu, as well as a shopping list. Should be interesting.

I haven't canceled my WW membership yet... but I haven't been using it really, either. I *have* noticed that I get burnt out on a "plan" after a few months though, so maybe when I get sick of someone else telling me what to eat, I'll pick up with WW again for awhile... until I get sick of counting.... and so forth, ad nauseum.

Gotta get my ass back to Curves, too. I miss it, just have no energy. I should be taking my iron, but it upsets my digestive system so... thinking about making an appointment when kellamaste and I go to the National College of Naturopathic Medicine on Monday... I know there are supposed to be some alternate therapies for anemia (and some of my other issues, heh).

This probably wasn't the best week to start, considering the fact that kellamaste will be here in a couple of days, and while I don't plan to overeat, we will be eating out a lot, and I don't really want to be super restrictive (beyond the low fat diet that my lack-of-gallbladder insists upon anyway). But, hey... if nothing else it will give me a chance to check out the plan and price out the shopping list.

We'll see how it goes...
3rd-Nov-2005 07:19 pm(no subject)
sparkly pink sheep

A picture taken at work.  I'm so glad homecoming is over so that I can start working out again.

I felt pretty yesterdayCollapse )

31st-Oct-2005 07:26 pm(no subject)
sparkly pink sheep
Received at work today:
1 pumpkin cup filled with candy
1 pink cup with little witch hats filled with candy

Kept the cups, gave the candy to Emily.

Bought 2 Russell Stover SF marshmallow pumpkins...mmm, tasty!

I ate NO Halloween candy today. I'm kinda proud of me.
30th-Oct-2005 01:54 pm(no subject)
sparkly pink sheep
Not much in the way of appetite today. Well, not for decent food anyway. I'm mostly making myself eat (kinda) decently.
Breakfast was a yogurt smoothie. Strawberry Banana yogurt and diet orange soda, w/ a spoonful of SF orange metamucil mixed in.
Lunch was a serving of taco quiche with the tomatoes and chiles in it...WAY superior.

And now...the cravings. I don't know if it's Break-Up related...I hate that my emotions mess with my appetites. I guess that makes me human...

I'm craving PB cookies, but I'm out of eggs. I don't need eggs right now so I'm not going to buy them for one batch of cookies. Let's tweak the recipe, shall we?
1 c PB
1 c Splenda
1 T of oil
1/2 T of melted butter

Well, what do you know? It worked! They are a bit more fragile than the real recipe, but they are more moist, so that's a plus. I made them very small, but I've still eaten way too many. So, the rest are in the freezer now, not that that worked before. Either way...craving has been satisfied. I really just want to sit and eat them all, but I won't. At least, I'm going to try to not eat them all today.
28th-Oct-2005 01:39 am(no subject)
Finally getting to go back to the gym...after being sick for a week and then getting ready for Festival for another week.

Anyway...got the guy who was training me to do my measurements real fast...which haven't been done since the last time...yeah.


I'm holding at my 85 lb loss. BUT... Since the last measurement there has been a 5% body fat loss and a total of about 12 inches from various places...most of which was 5 from my waist!
23rd-Oct-2005 11:41 am(no subject)
sparkly pink sheep
Jeni's StRaz-Tastic Topping

...for faux cheesecake, or whatever else you can think to put it on.

And that's pronounced 'straz' not St. Raz

1 cup frozen strawberries, defrosted
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup raspberry SF syrup
1/8 cup Splenda, or however many packets to taste

Put all the above into a sauce pan and simmer on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes or until strawberries are totally mushy and it's reduced to about a half cup. Use a potato masher to mash them up. Turn off the burner heat and let sit for about 3 minutes. Pour into a fridge container and use a spoonful or so to top faux cheesecake or maybe even a bowl muffin (if you like those nasty things) or perhaps your favorite LC or LF ice cream. OOOOO....might even be good on faux danish!
23rd-Oct-2005 07:54 am(no subject)
sparkly pink sheep
Well, I'm glad and sad over my weigh-in and measurements today.

Partially glad because I've had a 2 pound loss. Current weight, 183.

Partially sad because my measurements didn't change at ALL. damn it

must be happy with loss, must be happy with loss, must be happy with loss...just keep chanting that, right?

Since June of this year, my body fat has gone down from 43 to 32 percent. That's really good, too!

And my BMR is 1600 and some, with working out I just need to eat less than 2500 calories to lose weight. Of course, w/ Atkins, some people don't have to worry about calories, but it seems I am one of the few that does. That's ok. I can swing 1800-2000 calories EASY.

I've got some cooking and grocery shopping to do today and then I need to do my aerobics. I didn't have time/energy to do them on Saturday (to make up for Wednesday) because of work. The science camp for the 5th graders really wore me out. Plus I had plans w/ my gang last night.

I can't wait for everyone to come back from festival *sniff, I should have been there* and see this board hopping again!
16th-Oct-2005 12:27 pm(no subject)
sparkly pink sheep
While digging through my guest closet, I found this pair of cordsCollapse )that used to fit me.

Actually, I didn't wear them that much because they really didn't fit well. Plus, I was afraid the friction from between my thighs would start a fire.

These pants totally fall off me now. From a size 26 to a size 16 (usually). This is just the perk I needed today!

Yay for me.
15th-Oct-2005 09:08 am(no subject)
sparkly pink sheep

I've got my last day of the 'Pilates de Sade' workout experiment today. Tomorrow is weigh in and measuring.

Since Possum is considering having his B-day party at the club where he works, I've got to get my *ahem* costume planned and made.  To wear what I want to wear, I'm going to have to be a VERY good Jeni from now until then.  No eating off plan, working my booty off...yeah, that's the ticket.

I've not cheated on my diet for just over a week now, and I won't cheat either...at least not until after Possum's party...  :-)

Yesterday was National Dessert Day, and a bunch of people at work brought in YUMMY desserts.  I didn't even have a crumb of any of it.  I'm very proud of myself!

I think I've had too much salt this week, I've been retaining a bit of water.  A friend recommended a glass of warm water with a shot of real lemon in it as a remedy.  I may give that a try today.



10th-Oct-2005 06:45 pm(no subject)
sparkly pink sheep

I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT!!! *get your mind out of the gutter, jaelafae

 Yes I did! I'm so very pleased that I did.

 I did 45 minutes of Pilates. It's a tape, so that includes the warm up, exercising and cool down. It surprises me that I broke a sweat. I've heard all the hoopla about Pilates, etc...but I didn't know that I would actually sweat. That's kinda cool.

Of course...I have the muscle tone equal to that of lettuce, so there you go!

 I think I'm going to do Pilates 5 days this week and then next week I'll try my aerobics tape for 5 days and see what the difference is. They are both 45 minutes. Then after that, figuring that the results are somewhat similar, I'll alternate MWFs with one and TTs with the other. Depending on the results will determine which is done on which days.


SQUEEEE! I worked out!

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