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Low-carb meals: leave the potatoes behind

I’m finding that I occasionally miss potatoes now, but when I am missing them, I try something like mashed cauliflower, or roasted sweet potato. Recently, I found that Walmart (Canada) has been selling a line of frozen Green Giant products that I didn’t know existed. These products include riced cauliflower (I have three bags in my freezer right now that I have to figure out what I’m going to do with), and tater tot-like creatures called Veggie Tots.

I bought the cauliflower ones, and the broccoli and cheese ones. Can I just say that these things are amazeballs? (Caveat: there’s wheat in the content.) Continue reading Low-carb meals: leave the potatoes behind


Finding bread substitutes: part 3 – crackers

Hello again. So I’m on a roll with going through various recipes and such. I can’t guarantee I will always write about food or exercise or physical health. Sometimes I might write about other things. But for now, this is what you get.

To recap, I’m on a quest to cut wheat out of my diet, because I believe it is a problem food for me for a variety of reasons. So far, I’ve made almond-flour English muffins (semi-okay), and almond-flour bagels (rockin’!). Another thing I made was an almond-flour cracker.

Again, I’m not a baker, but the recipe I found at Wholesomeyum.com for 3-ingredient paleo crackers seemed easy enough. Continue reading Finding bread substitutes: part 3 – crackers

Finding bread substitutes: part 2 – bagels

The picture you see on this post is one of a food that I have a hard time fathoming having to give up: bagels. I do love bagels. I love them toasted with peanut butter, or Imperial cheese spread, or whipped garlic & herb cream cheese, or even just a bit of butter, and even use them for sandwiches… oh gods, I love bagels.

Now, what would you say if I told you that I, the non-baker, actually made these?

And how about if I told you there wasn’t a speck of wheat in them? Okay, mine don’t classify as gluten-free because the baking powder I have is just the regular stuff, but whatever.

If you’re interested, aim your favourite browser to WholesomeYum.com’s recipe for Low Carb Bagels with Almond Flour. I’m serious. You won’t be disappointed. Continue reading Finding bread substitutes: part 2 – bagels

Turning over a new leaf…

I spent the last quarter of 2017 mostly sick and unable to do much of anything other than drag my sorry ass back and forth to work. Now that we’re in 2018, although I was sick again at the start of the year, I am feeling much better and I am pleased to say I’m “back on plan”.

That’s right. Back “on plan” means meal plan, exercise plan, etc. About 6 years ago, I ballooned up to my heaviest weight ever: 403.4 lbs. Yikes, right? Yeah, I’m putting that out there on the internet. Screw it. I have nothing to hide. Hell, I’m a big girl — there’s no hiding that. So, 5 years ago, give or take a few months, I decided to do something about it. Continue reading Turning over a new leaf…

Caution: Approach at own risk

It’s been almost a month and a half since my last post. Life has been busy, and I haven’t been keeping up on this part of my life. So, I’m back.

Honestly, the last week or so, my anxiety has skyrocketed. Right through the roof, in fact. This seems to happen leading up to my end-of-March birthday. I know why.

It’s the nightmares.  Continue reading Caution: Approach at own risk