Water Filter Bottle

Thermos Water FilterOne of the things I want to start doing with the New Year is to drink more water each day.  I thought about getting a filter for my desk at work, but my cousin surprised me with this awesome water bottle filter this Christmas.  I figured out that it takes about 2 cups per filling, so if I drink six full bottles each day I will be close to my goal.  I will post my results after a month.

Good luck with your New Years Resolutions everyone, and enjoy the rest of the holidays!



Carb Free Pasta Alfredo

no carb pasta alfredoNoodle Ingredients:
4 eggs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
Alfredo Ingredients:
4 oz chevre
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chives (finely chopped)
1 tsp pepper

Olive oil for frying

Preheat a griddle and lightly oil the surface. Beat the eggs and mix in the parmesan cheese and garlic powder. In a sauce pan over very low heat, mix the alfredo ingredients until completely smooth and warm. Pour the egg mixture onto the griddle surface into very thin, almost crepe-like circles. Carefully flip to cook both sides and set aside until you have cooked all of the mixture. With a sharp knife, cut the egg circles into noodles and place into the saucepan to cover with the sauce. Toss to completely coat the noodles and serve.

Serves two.
Tip: I love garlic, so depending on your taste feel free to use less in your cooking.

If you are eating gluten free or low carb this can help satisfy any alfredo cravings you might have, enjoy!

[Credit for the idea goes to: ibreatheimhungry.com]

Grain Free Pizza

carb free pizzaIngredients:
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella (for the top)
1/4 cup tomato basil pasta sauce
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. psyllium husks



Whether you have an intolerance to gluten and other grains or just want to cut back on carbs, this recipe will give you the satisfaction of a traditional thin crust pizza without any of the grains or guilt.  Use organic ingredients wherever you can of course!

Preheat griddle (very important or the cheese will stick). Place 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella in a circle in the center of the griddle and cover with a tablespoon of psyllium husks. Add the tomato basil pasta sauce and garlic powder in an even layer on top. Add a final layer of the shredded mozzarella over the top and cover with a lid (as the cheese begins to melt, it will splatter… the cover will save your kitchen and clothes). Check the pizza frequently to ensure that the bottom layer of cheese forms a crust, but does not burn (it should turn a nice golden brown). Begin to push in the sides, freeing them from the griddle. Depending on how wide you made your pizza, it may be easier to lift onto a plate using two spatulas. Allow to cool slightly before cutting and serving. Enjoy!

P.S. Drink plenty of water with this so that the psyllium can do its job. Just read the directions on the package of psyllium to find out what their recommended water intake is to take with 1 tbsp.

Noted on 1/11/2015: After eating the first few of these I have revised this to add psyllium and removed the olive oil for frying since the cheese takes care of this on its own. I also removed the cheddar after reading up on the blood type diet and switched everything to just mozzarella on its own. You can use whichever cheeses you enjoy the most though. 🙂

[Credit for the crust-less pizza idea goes to Jose Bordetas on Youtube]

Happy Gram 18

This is by far the best use of 3d printing I have seen so far! I wish Derby a lifetime of happiness with his new legs – and a lifetime of blessings to all those who helped him. 🙂

Pecan Pie

pecan pie without karoIngredients:

2 cups pecans
1 cup honey
1/2 cup palm sugar
3 eggs
1/2 stick butter
3 tsp vanilla
pinch salt

Frosting:  Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a sauce pan over low heat, add 1 tbsp vanilla and 1/4 cup palm sugar. Stir continuously until the sugar dissolves.

This recipe will make one 9″ pie, we used our recipe for our Gluten free pie crust made with nuts.

Make the pie crust first and preheat the oven to 350.  Mix the ingredients and assemble the pie.  Bake for about 1 hour or until the filling has begun to set.  Once cool, drizzle with frosting.