Month: February 2018

cheddar biscuits and new silicone baking molds

this is my weekend morning baking staple. I prefer baking with almond flour than coconut flour because coconut flour tends to expand and they have a tendency to be quite  gritty in my throat for some reason.

 

for those who has no access to almond flour, there are also other lower carb options such as tapioca or cassava flour, oatmeal (although this is frowned upon by keto-evangelist, but hey this is better than the wheat flour)

cheddar biscuits-simple, easy and filling

Yield: 8-10 small muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup SHARP CHEDDAR -either shredded or cubed

Instructions

  1. Preheat 410 degrees because my oven is weird- for some you can get away at 375 degrees
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir in almond flour + flax
  3. Add baking powder and cheese; set aside
  4. In a separate bowl, melt butter in low heat. Careful to not burn butter!
  5. When butter starts to melt halfway, turn off the stove and let the butter completely melt
  6. Add heavy cream and stir to combine
  7. Add egg and stir again to combine 3 ingredients
  8. Mix wet and to dry ingredients by gently folding in the batter
  9. Pour in silicone molds and throw in the oven
http://misismessyeater.com/2018/02/15/cheddar-biscuits/

 

I wish I’ve bought silicone molds way back. I’ve been baking with silicone even before I got married but since coming here I had to put up with baking these stainless mess .

Anywayyyy yeah thanks to Marshalls I came across these $2 goodies and I loved it!

The return of the creamy green goo

Stevia has always left a very bitter taste in my mouth. (You can’t get any more literal than that ) It has never worked in my baked goods, tasted gross, didn’t like it in my coffee and everything else. I discovered though that there is an amazing way to use this horrendous sweetener.

Tada!

Surprisingly Tolerable.

 

 

I had no choice but to go back to my green goo again, a.k.a green smoothies, because for weeks now I feel this weird pains in my tummy— it’s been ongoing for about 3 weeks now I guess. I figured Its due to the lack of veggies in my diet, because majority of the foods that I eat are butter & cheese- based dishes & meats. So therefore i needed to eat my greens again.

I guess since stevia is derived from a plant, it only follows that it would complement a smoothie. I haven’t had a green smoothie in ages, ever. The Ninja blender I got for my birthday last year costs over 100 bucks, and since moving to a bigger apartment, I kind of felt guilty for not using it. It just sat there sad and unused.

For this smoothie, i just threw in the herb mix from Trader Joe’s, added a little cream, ground flax and stevia.

So I drank one this morning and hopefully my shitty digestive situation will literally turn good.

What’s your favorite smoothie?

Getting back on track after a week

I got off the keto rail for a week: relatives came over and my willpower flew out of the window.

For six days I went all out blowout with carbs: white bread, fried rice and all those sumptious dishes that needed rice. I had irish fudge that were sinfully sweet and incredibly rich, italian biscotti that was actually made in Italy and I discovered upon the suggestion of my mother in law, that soy creamer really taste good in coffee. Screw that for now I’ll stick to my organic soy. Anyway my normalcy is back today and keto also. Its so strange how my carb tripping has affected my digestion. I’ve had constipation for the entire duration of my eating normal carbs that its so sad. While nothing can ever replace that freakishly good brioche loaf, man its not really worth not having to poop for days. Ugh.

It’s February! Milestones and such

These are the times that normally I am excited about my birthdays but now it’s just meh. It’s so funny how with age. marriage and contentment,  the excitement over birthdays dies down – it’s actually the denial of an impending addition to age . I’ve been blessed beyond and I couldn’t ask for anything else, although I’m hinting my hubby a Copper Chef 10 inch non stick pan, a silicone whisk, silicone muffin cups or a silicone baking mat  or any $50 gift card from Bed Bath & Beyond would also be great!

Speaking of gifts, my wonderful aunt from NY sent me an amazing card with a funny giftcard attached– it’s a subtle pressure to bear children, LOL. I am grateful for this love from my Aunt. Despite not having a lot of close relatives the love from my few close ones definitely outnumbers the useless ones who just remember you if they need something, LOL.   

 

More cooking over the weekend is in order and I shall fill my blog with a lot recipes. Over the past 3 days I’ve been eating nothing but fathead pizzas, unbelievable but yeah it’s been incredibly filling.  Although my stomach is reacting from too much cheese I guess. Still not complaining and pizzaing on