Mar 17

Fear and Coping During the COVID-19 Virus

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Fear of the unknown has always been part of our story as human beings. One reason that we are so scared of COVID-19 is there is a lot that we don’t know, which is something that can lead to stress and anxiety. 

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Keto Coconut Pancakes

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Keto Coconut Pancakes
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Instructions
  1. Mix the eggs, coconut flour, coconut milk, vanilla, baking soda, and monk fruit sweetener. Mix well.
  2. To cook these pancakes, you can use a griddle or a frying pan. Put the coconut oil into the pan to grease it and put the pan on low heat.
  3. Ladle some of the batter into the pan (to form a 3-inch diameter circle). The pancake should be thick so don’t try to make the batter spread out. If you’re using a large enough frying pan, you can cook 3 or 4 pancakes at the same time.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes and then flip. Continue cooking and flipping until both sides are brown.
  5. Microwave the berries for 1 minute. The juices will release and you will have a Keto berry syrup. Pour over pancakes and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 7 g

NUTRITION Calories: 337 Sugar: 7 g Fat: 30 g Carbohydrates: 7 g Fiber: 5 g Protein: 9 g

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Feb 05

Happiness Pie

Happiness Pie

Everyone wants to be happy, but what is happiness?…..

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Chocolate Mint Whipped Body Butter

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Butter up your whole body with this decadent, creamy body treatment. Enjoy the smell of cocoa butter, vanilla and mint, while Shea Butter and Coconut Oil hydrate and leave you feeling deliciously soft and moisturized.

Chocolate Mint Body Butter
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8 ounces
Chocolate Mint Body Butter
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8 ounces
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8 ounces
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Servings: ounces
Instructions
  1. In a double boiler (I use a small saucepan within a larger saucepan), on medium heat, melt the shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil.
  2. Wait until they become into a liquid form. About 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the contents into your mixer bowl, set aside, and let it partially solidify. This takes about thirty minutes. If you are impatient like me, stick the bowl in the fridge for five to ten minutes and you will be good to go!
  4. If your whole mixture accidentally ends up being hard, just reheat the contents and repeat the steps above.
  5. Add the and vanilla and peppermint oils.
  6. Now it’s time to whip. Whip on high for five to seven minutes. This may seem long, but this is what makes the whipped body butter get a light and fluffy texture.
  7. Fill into your jars or containers and whaalaaa!
  8. Lather this Chocolate Mint Whipped Body Butter into your skin, remember a little goes a long way. This recipe fills about one 8-ounce jar.
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Jan 02

Intentions for the New Year and New Decade

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I adore the beginning of a new year. It is full of so much excitement and potential. It is a great time to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the coming one.

When setting our goals and intentions, we can rattle off a list of some things in our head, usually about our weight or being less stressed. This is one way to start the year off, or we can be deliberate about setting our intentions. Putting a little time and thought into the process yields far better results. Here is what I am doing. Take some time to get the benefit from these or your version of these steps.

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Dutch Baby

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This fluffy pancake is just lake eating billowy clouds of deliciousness. It’s perfect for any time of day or year. It is fast to make. Just dump all of the ingredients into a mixer, stir it up, and pour it into a hot cast iron skillet, sizzling with butter, and put it into the oven. Then, in twenty-five minutes… Heaven.

Dutch Baby
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3 people 5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Servings Prep Time
3 people 5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Dutch Baby
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3 people 5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Servings Prep Time
3 people 5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and nutmeg in a blender jar and blend until smooth. Batter may also be mixed by hand.
  3. Place butter in a heavy 10-inch skillet or baking dish and place in the oven. As soon as the butter has melted (watch it so it does not burn) add the batter to the pan, return pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden. Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake five minutes longer.
  4. Remove pancake from oven, cut into wedges and serve at once topped with syrup, preserves, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar.
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Sweet Potato Pie Bites

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Sweet Potato Bites

These Sweet Potato Pie Bites are a family favorite. I made them for Thanksgiving one year, and my husband and son couldn’t get enough of them.  My son eats them all year round.  We use goat cheese but you can play around with the combinations.  I like blue cheese crumbles with chopped walnuts, as well as this version. These are seriously yummy! 

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Pumpkin Walnut Bread with Oat Flour

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This bread is incredibly moist, beautifully spiced and full of pumpkin flavor. Accented with warm spices like cinnamon, plus a touch of earthy nutmeg and clove, dreamy coconut oil, and vanilla too. It’s not too oaty. The walnuts give it a lovely crunch, and the maple glaze.. divine!

The oat flour is so easy to make, you just blend oats until they resemble a flour-like texture. They create a beautiful depth of flavor in the bread.

 

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Pumpkin Spice Whipped Coffee

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This Pumpkin Spice Whipped Coffee evokes memories of Autumn gone by. With the recent restrictions of the COVID 19 pandemic, I thought I would try making this at home. I love the flavors and scents so much. I hope you like it as much as I do!

Pumpkin Spice Whipped Coffee
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1 cup
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1 cup
Instructions
  1. Add 2 Tbsp. instant coffee, 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar, ¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice, and 2 Tbsp. hot water to a bowl.
  2. Whip the mixture 3 to 6 minutes with a mixer until it's pale and fluffy, similar to the stiff peak stage of whipping eggs. Or it is possible to do this by hand with a whisk, it will just take a while longer.
  3. After you've whipped your coffee, you can add 1 Tbsp. of canned pumpkin here (optional) for a more distinct pumpkin flavor and color. Blend in the puree just until combined so you don't lose the fluffiness.
  4. Fill a glass with your milk of choice. I use lactose free half & half. Gently spoon the whipped mixture on top. Admire your beautiful creation then give it a stir. Enjoy!
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Edible Flower Ice Cubes

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Beautify your beverages with….

these delightful ice cubes made with edible flowers. What could be more festive? Too pretty to eat? But you CAN use beautiful edible flowers for your ice cubes and drinks.

They are perfect for summer get-togethers. Whether it’s a ladies night in, bridal shower, or Mother’s Day tea, these floral cubes will keep your drinks cold and bump up your party host cred.

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