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8.24.2011

Wheat Free Waffles

Ahhhh, it is so nice to wake up in the morning and have some sort of idea what you are going to feed your kids.  This is my go to recipe.  When we have guests over this is what I serve!  SOOOOO easy and SOOOOO low in carbs.  I was researching waffle recipes and everything I came across was super duper carbyThis waffle comes out to only 12g of carbs so my type 1 diabetic daughter can have two or even THREE if she wants.  I top it with  Strawberry Sauce and she is good to go.

Ingredients:
*1/4 cup tapioca flour
*1/4 cup coconut flour
*2 teaspoons baking soda
*1 teaspoon baking powder
*1/2 teaspoon guar gum
*1 teaspoon cinnamon
*(3 Tablespoons unsweetend cocoa powder if you want chocolate waffles)
sift the dry ingredients together and set aside.
*1 cup almond butter
*3 eggs
*3 Tablespoons coconut oil liquified
*1/4 cup applesauce
*3 Tablespoons honey
*1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
Blend all the wet ingredients together until incorporated. Add the dry ingredient mixture a bit at a time to the mixer.  Don't over mix.


 Drop the batter into your waffle iron by the 1/4 cup full.  I can get about 12 waffles out of this recipe!
Freeze your extra waffles then you can heat one up in the toaster when you need it.

8.16.2011

Two New Kitchens

It all started in February when we got this brilliant idea that we should remodel our kitchen and most of the flooring in our house.  Having a daughter newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes wasn't enough to keep us busy so we took this on too.................crazy CRAZY, but we are done!  Check it out.  We are so excited.
 
Ripping out cabinets is a great way to get aggression out!

Robb does the final clean up.

And we are ready for the new cabinets.
New cabinets aren't so pretty until the counter top is put on.

We created cardboard counter tops and we lived with these for a month.
 The kids decorate our cardboard counter tops with crayons.

Ahhhh, at last things are shaping up, I have my blackboard on the wall!  I LOVE using the blackboard for carb counting and recipe developing!  It is magnetic too!

My dad is helping Robb put in the dishwasher. My dad also did some other plumbing projects, he is the BEST!
We tore out the old linoleum. This was the worst job we had done so far. 

The kids decorated the bare floor with crayons.

There is lots of art work under our PERGO!

I added some Bible verses for good measure.

I not only have one new kitchen but two!  All this has been in the works for about a year, and now we can enjoy it. 
And now to the outdoor kitchen.  It was done by Cornerstone Landscape, they were AWESOME!
Cement slab being poured.
 We had the deck done last year and recently decided that we need a kitchen out there too.  I LOVE space, counter tops as far as the eye can see is what I dream of.



Here it is pictured in use at one of our many reunions or birthday parties.  It looks so pretty at night all lit up with a fire going.

8.15.2011

Kale Chips With A Cool New Tool

My good friend Wendy gave me this NEW PAMPERED CHEF chip maker.  It is so cool, you can make chips in your microwave in no time at all!  Check out how I made Kale Chips super duper fast.

Cut the kale leaf off the hard middle stem and rub olive oil all over the leaves then dust with garlic powder.

 Arrange them on the tray and put them in the microwave for 3min 30seconds.

My kids eat them up so fast. It is pretty easy to make some more.  We want them to eat this stuff right, make them as much as they want.
This is a great carb-free snack.