Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent. —-Epictetus

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pizza Crust with Almond Flour AKA Low Carb Pizza Crust you Can Eat WithYour Hands!

My son was having a DiGiorno pizza for lunch and I knew I would snitch a piece if I didn't come up with something for myself. So I got out my bag of almond flour and got busy. My pizza crust worked out so well that I just had to share. This made a pizza round of 6 inches in circumference. I ate half for lunch and the other half for an afternoon snack. I am going to try this recipe and see if it will work for an English muffin.

Low-carb pizza crust

1/2 C almond flour
1/4 C shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg
2 T heavy whipping cream
1 pinch of salt

I mixed this up well and formed it into a pizza crust shape in a greased pie pan and baked it for 10 minutes in a 450 degree oven.

After this I put the toppings on that I wanted and put it back in the oven for twelve minutes or until the cheese was done to my liking.

This crust stayed together and tasted way better than the cauliflower crust I have made before.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Low Carb Brownies

My job has done a number on my hips! I started working full time last fall. I tried to stay true to the diet but I slipped a number of times. I stopped exercising daily and found it difficult to have time to cook the low carb food that I needed. Yikes!

Here is my plan.....
Go back on the low carb diet, exercise daily and relax for a few days. I have so many planned projects that I can only relax for this week, then re-do the wood floors, clean out the basement so we can put away the food storage, clean about five cars so Spike can sell them, go on a family reunion, get the kiddo to basketball camp, oh yes...keep working about ten hours a week for a continuing education summer program.

Jacob thought today would be a great day to make brownies from scratch. Great idea for Father's Day. Not a good idea for my new low carb commitment. So I modified my recipe into a low carb brownie treat.

Here is what you need.
2 eggs
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup truvia baking blend which has 47 carbs per 1/2 cup. Next time use pure stevia in the amount recommended.
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

I cooked this at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. 

I can usually eat a whole pan of brownies by myself but eating two of these made me full. Again, mark this up as a positive for low carb baking!