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A Dazzling Array of Donuts

So before we get to that, I was working in the kitchen this morning and through the sliding glass door, the sun was shining on the pool which made a dazzling beam of light go right across my eyes as I moved from the stove to the counter. I had to pause in my cooking for a moment to get them clear, because it almost caused an ocular migraine, yet it stopped just short of that. I wish I wasn’t so darned sensitive to everything!

Well, the first thing I saw when I opened up my email was this awesome recipe for keto fried donuts, and I looked at the ingredients and saw I had everything I needed, so then I was on a mission! I suddenly was craving something like that (it being bread and all) so after my shower, I dove right in. Ok, maybe I had to unload the dishwasher and make my coffee first, but, you know what I mean.

I know you’ve heard me talk about Fathead dough and how versatile it is. Well, that’s pretty much what these were but the method to making them was a little different in that you mixed up all of your dry ingredients first, while your oil was heating in the pan, and then you mixed the mozzarella and egg and added it into the dry ingredients. Then, you simply make a dough and when you have it sufficiently mixed as not to be sticky anymore, you roll a small ball of it between some parchment paper and take something like a shot glass (I have so many of those) to cut out your hole. Place about 5 at a time in the hot coconut oil and cook for about one minute on each side and presto!! Drain the oil on a paper towel for a few seconds and roll them in some erythritol sweetener mixed with cinnamon and soon you have a dazzling array of donuts! They were so pretty! And tasty! I stuck what I didn’t eat in a freezer gallon bag and she said they reheat nicely in the microwave, but I will probably use my toaster oven.

 

Let me know if you’d like the recipe-if the lady shared it in Reddit, I’m sure it’s ok. 

Now, I know you all know I have slipped off the keto wagon, but I am at least trying to be good. So having a bread that is “legal” for me to eat just makes my day! I will say that I need to find another sweetener besides Pyure for things like this though, because it has a cooling effect the instant it hits your tongue and that is off-putting to most folks. It works fine in coffee and fat bombs, but on something where the sweetener is the first thing your tongue touches, maybe not so appetizing. 

Basically, all you need for this recipe is mozzarella cheese, almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweetener, and an egg. I have all that stuff on hand all the time, oh, and coconut oil for frying. I didn’t even use as much as she recommended (because it is so precious to me) and it still worked out just fine. I used about a cup in a non-stick pan. I hope you are as excited to try them as I was!! 

I need to practice with them some more, to get them as perfect and cakey as hers were, but as easy as this was, I’m sure I will. Don’t forget about chaffles too, they are another bread alternative we dieters can eat. I just decided this morning I wanted to give these cute little donuts a try. So I did! Okay, see you all later, I gotta run to the store and get a couple of things in case I want to try again!

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Rollercoaster Weather Makes Allergies Activate

For some reason, I had low energy this morning until after my low carb breakfast of Cheddar cheese and summer sausage. Then by the time I left the house and made my way to Claudette’s, it had picked up some. Then the sneezing started. I told myself it was because of all the hair leftover from Paco (her long haired chihuahua), yet as the day wore on and the wind picked up, I had to reluctantly admit it’s probably this crazy weather that has activated my allergies again. Weird, since I’ve been taking allergy meds daily for almost two months now. The high today was 55 and tomorrow morning it will be 28, then by the weekend it will be into the 70’s!!

As soon as I get back into ketosis, I stay cold. It’s 54 outside, 71 inside, and I’m sitting on the couch wrapped in a blanket, my eyes feeling tired…admittedly, there’s a fan on and I’m sitting on the part of the couch that is close to it, but I should not feel this cold. I’m fully dressed! I think it doesn’t take that much for me to get back into ketosis. I had my small breakfast along with my bulletproof coffee, and then I tried the new pepperoni pizza from Real Good with the cauliflower crust (if you saw my blog post today I did a review) and I will have a chicken thigh, salad, and some beans for dinner. I know, beans aren’t Keto, but that’s what we had, and I haven’t had much to eat today, so I will be ok.

I am trying to get back on track since I’ve been giving in to comfort this past couple of months. Like the crazy weather, my diet has been on a crazy rollercoaster as well. Still and all, I only gained about 9 lbs, but that even shows on my small frame. (I’m 4’9” for those who don’t know me) and I even had to go buy new pants, a size up mind you. 😡 I just have not had the willpower I normally do, but as things slowly get back to normal, I’m hoping to get control of myself again.

Well, I got off the subject for a second there, but let me just say I’m glad I don’t live in the Midwest right now! Several degrees below 0 is unthinkable for this Texas girl! I guess I’d rather deal with allergies!

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