There’s a few things in life that make things worth it:
food with people you love
A few weekends ago my family got together for a cook out and there were tons of amazing foods. We had home cooked comfort foods: grilled chicken, potato salad, and macaroons, just to name a few. But my favorite was one that my step mom made: keto broccoli salad. She used 1 cup mayo, 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, and 3 Tbsp Truvia sugar substitute as the base. Although she used cranberries, so it wasn’t completely keto, she used pecans, broccoli, and it went so well together.
Another surprising dish she made was keto mashed cauliflower, with a ton of butter, crushed red pepper flakes, and light cajun seasoning. This was surprising because the person who was interested in the “real” potato salad also liked the mashed cauliflower, and they weren’t expecting to like it so much.
I tend to eat when I’m hungry or nervous. Lately, I’ve been working on changing jobs. I accepted an offer the other day and had not been able to sleep well the night before due to nerves on how I’d tell my boss I was leaving. I love my company and team, and it’s hard to say goodbye to something good. The new job will pay more and is a change in industry, a change I honestly never thought would come.
If not eating the past few days is an indication that something is wrong, I think cookies is a good sign. I made these today. The recipe uses chunky peanut butter instead of smooth and I think I like the texture better:
1 cup chunky peanut butter, 1/2 cup swerve (1/2 white granular, 1/2 brown), 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 Tbsp keto flour, 1 egg, chopped 72% dark chocolate, small handful dark sugar free chocolate chips
Mix up in a large bowl, form into balls, and set in a cookie pan.
2 poached eggs, 1 slice bacon, 1/2 avocado, 1 slice rye toast w butter, 1 mug coffee w 1 scoop coconut vanilla MCT powder oil, heavy cream
shirataki noodles fried w sesame seed oil, topped w cheese sauce made w heavy cream, cream cheese, parmesan, asiago, Greek Yogurt, baked topped w crushed pork rinds, 1 row dark sugar free chocolate topped w peanut butter
1 keto chocolate chip muffin grilled in butter, topped with peanut butter
2 poached eggs, 1/2 avocado, 1 keto cinnamon roll, 1 keto coffee w scoop vanilla coconut MCT oil powder and heavy cream
fresh sticks of broccoli and celery, guacamole, salsa, and three ham and cheese wraps, 1 bite of lemon poppy doughnut hole, dark chocolate w peanut butter
the recipe for keto cinnamon rolls (makes 2):
2 egg yolks, 2 tsp vanilla, 1 Tbsp melted butter, mix together add 1 cup keto flour, 6 Tbsp keto confectioners sugar, 1 tsp xanthum gum, 1/2 baking powder 1/2 tsp salt, mix w wet ingredients roll flat on parchment paper into a rectangle shape of 8″long x 1″wide, sprinkle w cinnamon and brown swerve cook at 350 degrees for 15 minutes glaze 2 Tbsp confectioners sugar 1 Tbsp heavy cream stir