Grandpa’s Kitchen Pull-A-Part Dinner Rolls

Photo courtesy Allyson Kauwe, Grandpa’s Kitchen.

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This recipe uses one of my favorite products Grandpa’s Kitchen Bread Mix. When making this, you can use any gluten-free flour mix. This recipe I made is a variation from one of Grandpa’s Kitchen recipes, that I revised to be more diabetic friendly.

12 oz plain yogurt

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/4 Cup Avocado Oil

2 1/4 C Grandpa’s Kitchen Bread Mix

1/3 Cup Oatmeal Flour

1 tsp Salt

3 tsp Baking Powder

1 Tbsp Monk Fruit Powder

1 Tbsp Yeast

 

Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. On lowest mixer speed, slowly add wet ingredients and incorporate with the dry ingredients and mix for five minutes until thoroughly mixed. Cover the dough and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

Grease hands well. With a 2-inch scoop, make dough balls, roll gently and place in a greased 9×13 pan. Let rise for 40 minutes or until rolls touch each other. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.

1 roll = 20 g carbs,  0 g sugar

You can find the original recipe on Grandpa’s Kitchen website.

The Ultimate Vegan Veggie Burger

Making homemade veggie burgers is a tricky business. I have tried many recipes that have failed. For best results, I have found that a food processor will work best for grating and mixing ingredients.

8 oz Mushrooms shredded

1/4 cup Onion shredded

1 clove Garlic minced

1 can Black Beans

1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder

1 tsp. Cumin

2 tbs. Cilantro

1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

1/4 tsp. Salt

Shred Mushrooms, Onion.  Drain and rinse beans. Place in food processor minced Garlic, seasonings, beans with mushrooms and onions. Gradually add flour until dough forms. Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 for 12-15 minutes. I like to top with a slice of avocado and eat in a lettuce wrap.

Feel GOOD and GET Tough With Your HEALTH

Feel Good mock up paperback ebook

Finally this 10 year project is almost finished. “Feel GOOD and GET Tough With Your HEALTH” is the first of a series that will goes along with the Gluten-Free Frugal Gourmet Recipe Books. The focus in this books is a guide for reversing Type 2 Diabetes.

This book addresses how food affects diabetes and other he how health conditions can be related to products containing gluten and other foods that cause inflammation. Feel free to share #FeelGOODandGETtoughwithyourHEALTH.

This is your chance to purchase an advance copy of the book at a discount before it’s available on Amazon.

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Low Carb Spicy Vegan Tacos

Taco Seasoning Mix

½ tsp Salt

½ tsp Chili Powder

1 tsp Minced Onion

½ tsp Cumin

1/8 tsp Garlic powder

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper or Red Pepper flakes

Taco Filling 

1 cup Water

1 cup TVP

1 can Tomato Paste

1 Jalapeño sliced small

Taco filling can be cooked on the stovetop or microwave. Boil water in saucepan or microwave. Add TVP to water, add Tomato Paste. {If you like Jalapeños, add to TVP mixture or can be served fresh on tacos.} Let it simmer for 5-6 minutes until water cooks down. Add Seasoning mix, let stand for 5-6 minutes. Serve in a lettuce leaf. Also great served with Black Beans topped with Tomatoes. Some other suggested toppings are Avocados, Guacamole, Olives, Cilantro, Green Chilis.

Sugar I Quit!

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The truth is, most artificial sweeteners can be more harmful to you than sugar. Some artificial sweeteners are as much as 20,000 times sweeter than sugar. According to MD Anderson, studies have shown that many artificial sugars have been linked to cause cancer. However, sugar by itself doesn’t typically cause cancer. Additional studies have shown that there are multiple health risks associated with too much sugar consumption.  Sugar has its own set of issues. I have noticed how addictive sugar can be. Like a drug, there are so many other things I have been able to quit easier than sugar. I have been weighing out the pros and cons of eating sugar. Here’s the facts;

  1. Sugar can make you gain weight and increases your appetite.
  2. Sugar can affect your mental health and causes Brain Fog.
  3. Sugar causes inflammation.
  4. Sugar has been linked to Heart Disease.
  5. Sugar can cause higher blood pressure.
  6. Sugar causes tooth decay and cavities.
  7. Sugar can affect your hormones and lowers your immune system.
  8. Sugar affects kids and adults with ADHD.

 

None of this evidence is new information. There are many aliases that sugar can be found under different names. Here are some of the names to find where sugar is hiding.

  • Beet Sugar (sugar beets)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cane Sugar
  • Corn Syrup
  • Corn Syrup Solids
  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Galactose
  • Glucose
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Invert Sugar
  • Lactose (milk sugar)
  • Maltose (malt sugar)
  • Molasses
  • Sucralose
  • Sucrose
  • Treacle (refined from molasses)

So.. based on the facts, sugar I quit! All of the previous recipes I have posted here, I will be revamping and refining them to exclude the dreaded evil sugar that none of us need in our life. Here is a good article how to detox from sugar. I am looking forward to enjoying a better healthier life without it.

Health Benefits From Eating Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Who knew eating Dark Chocolate has good health benefits? Not all chocolate is healthy. Dark chocolate contains 70% higher cocoa content. The amounts of sugar contained in dark chocolate is typically substantially less than milk chocolate. Although, even with the many health benefits, dark chocolate should be consumed in moderation as it can have a large amount of calories.

  1. Dark chocolate is a powerful anti-oxidant that is good for your brain health.
  2. Can lower your blood pressure.
  3. May reduce the risk of heart disease.
  4. May lower your cholesterol.
  5. May improve your vision.

Carob Brownies

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2 Flax Eggs

1/2 Cup Unrefined Coconut Oil

1 1/4 Tsp Vanilla

1 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend

1/2 Cup Gluten-Free Carob Powder

1/4 Tsp Salt

Mix flax eggs with Coconut Oil, Vanilla and Sugar in a stand mixer.  Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Add mixture to lightly greased baking pan.

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees if using a square 8 x 8 metal baking pan, you will bake for 30 minutes. Preheat Oven to 325 degrees if using a 8 x 8 glass baking pan, you will bake for 40 min.