Hey, y’all. 🙂
Happy 4th. Hope it’s been a safe and fun one for you. 🙂
I am so tired of seeing these stories. 🙁 I truly hope there is a special place in hell for these ‘parents’.
Last week I made these homemade maraschino cherries. I used xylitol for the sugar but you can use whatever you like…even real sugar of course. Heat the water and sugar over medium heat til the sugar is dissolved then cool to room temp and stir in extracts. Then pour over the cherries, seal and put in the icebox. I actually had left over juice and I think I could have used a 1/2 cup each of water and sugar. The longer they sit the better they’ll be.
Made a batch of oopsie bread in my hotdog pan. They didn’t end up being big enough to hold a wiener and ‘fixin’s’ so I decided to deconstruct it. I cut up and pan fried a ‘bun’ in butter then added chopped up wieners, chili and cheese. I’ll definitely make this again.
Ok, y’all this is the best sugar free thing I’ve made yet. 🙂
It’s a single serve cherry chiffon cake.
I took one egg and separated it.
To the yolk I added 1 tbsp Swerve and beat it for 2 minutes then added 1 tbsp coconut oil, splash of vanilla and one tbsp of the homemade maraschino cherry juice.
To the whites I added 1/4 tsp cream of tartar and beat til frothy. Then I added 1 tbsp Swerve and beat to stiff peaks.
Added 1 tbsp coconut flour and a heaping 1/4 tsp baking powder to the yolk mixture.
Then I mixed in about 1/3 of the whites to the yolks.
Then gently folded in the rest of the whites.
Spread into an UNGREASED pan and baked at 300* for about 25 minutes. (My pan was a little too wide for this small amount of batter.)
Y’all this was so moist. That’s right. I said moist. Because it was.
Topped half of it with two small scoops from a fresh batch of sugar free ice cream, 2 of the cherries and a tbsp of the cherry juice.
Best sugar free cake yet and the most perfect finish to 4th of July eating. 🙂
Most recent before / current.
I went to the Dr. last week and I’m officially down 64 pounds. 🙂
Or an elephant’s penis plus an ostrich egg. 😉
If you follow me on Instagram here you’ve already seen this but my blood work was great too.
Y’all know how long I’ve struggled with my iron levels. It’s been years since it’s been this high. 🙂
The only things that are still not improving are my inflammation markers (ya know…the main reason I’m doing this whole weight loss / sugar free thing). But I’m just going to keep on going and hope that it’ll get there soon. It’s really weird…the more weight I lose the worse some of my pain is. I wonder if some of the fat was creating a cushion or something? I don’t know but it’s kinda annoying to be working so hard and still be in so much physical pain.
Allrighty that’s all for today. 🙂
Y’all stay safe and cool and I’ll see you soon. 🙂