Keto Cloud Bread

A friend sent a Pinterest article with this recipe and I had to try it.  The original blog post I read should win the award for the best photos and videography. They made it look simple and delicious.

I tried it, it was actually simple (once I got it right) and it was as delicious as I had hoped.

It is actually very simple.

First separate 3 eggs.

Whites in one bowl, yokes in another bowl.

Mix 1/4 teaspoon of Cream of Tarter with the egg yokes. This is where I failed the first time.
You must not get any yoke in this mixture. Also mix on high speed for about 4 minutes.  The first time I did this I mixed the whites for a bit, then I mixed the yokes for a bit and vice versa.

This is a no, no! Do not mix the ingredients until the whites are fully mixed and fluffed.

 

 

I continued to whip the whites and cream of tarter until the mixture was firm enough to spoon out of the bowl.

 

 

 

 

 

I had already mixed the yokes when I started over on the whites. Once the whites where ready I slowly mixed the two together with a spoon.

Mix the yokes with 3 tablespoons of softened cream cheese.  Mix until there are no more clumps of the cream cheese.

Once the two were mixed together I moved them to a cookie sheet that I had prepared with wax paper and olive oil.

 

Cook it for 20 minutes at 300.

Let it cool for a few minutes and then move to a cooling rack.

 

 

 

I made two dishes with this for my Sunday morning breakfast.

 

First I made a egg, cheese and bacon sandwich.  With a little mayonnaise this was delicious!

 

 

 

 

Then I made a sugar free jam treat.

This keto treat was fantastic.

Once again the level of success for me is measured by how much my kids like it. They love this and have eaten all of our first batch. We will need to make another batch for lunch and then probably more for lunches this coming week.

 

 

 

 

 

Bone Broth

Bone broth is one of the essential foods everyone should know how to make.  My first batch was not very successful, however if you stick with it you will have a great process in no time.   Many websites state you should only use grass fed, organic  animals.  I use the meat department at my local Smiths, and I am sure I am still getting great benefit. Of course, if you have access to such animals, that should be your first choice. However, do not let this get in your way of making healthy bone broth.

Here are some reasons bone broth is so good for you:

  • Packed with electrolytes (magnesium, sodium and potassium)
  • Rich in other minerals (calcium, phosphorus)
  • Rich in gelatine and collagen (keeps your joints, ligaments, tendons and bones healthy and reduces joint pain. No need to buy expensive supplements for bone and joint health.)
  • Helps with muscle repair, muscle growth and injury recovery
  • Strengthens nails and hair – Thank goodness my nails look so great! 🙂
  • Helps heal leaky gut – Check out this site for more information on that
  • Fights infections (flu, cold)
  • Great for thyroid health and adrenal fatigue issues
  • Reduces inflammation (the main cause of heart disease, & loss of brain function)

Instructions for a quality bone broth:

Use bones as fresh as you can, with thick, pinkish-white looking marrow.

Remove the meat and place the bones in a large pot. Cover the bones with water and bring to a boil.  I also add about an 1/8 of a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar – this amount would be with 12 – 14 bones (the size of the bones you see in these images) Once it’s boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer for a couple days.

I add more water after the first day to ensure the water level does not get too low, prior to having time to pull the good stuff out of the bones.  About 3 hours prior to pulling it off the heat I throw in the seasoning, carrots, celery and onions.

After the pot cools a bit, I strain the liquid into a dish and put it in the fridge. Once it has cooled in the fridge for a bit it should look like this picture. It will have a thin layer of solid oil on the top with a layer of gelatin like broth underneath.

Simply scoop some into a cup, warm and drink. Or add to other meals for flavor and nutrition.

 

At this point you have strained the liquid away and are left with bone, bone marrow and veggies.

I remove the bones and give them to my dogs. They love the new play toys.

 

 

 

 

 

I add salt to the remaining ingredients and enjoy a great tasting stew.

 

 

 

 

 

Try this process and let me know what you think. I would love to hear how consuming bone broth helps your health. I am specifically interested in hearing about those of you who have gut problems and if bone broth helps you gain better gut health.

Check out Dr. Axe for more information on the benefits of this broth.

Heaven in a BBQ Chicken Casserole

Sorry, I should have published this yesterday so that you could have heard of this lovely creation prior to Friday!!!!!

I think I have found my favorite food/dessert/snack!

  • Several Small Chicken Thighs
  • 12 Slices Bacon
  • 1 Medium jalapeños (De-seed if you aren’t a fan of spicy)
  • 16 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • A lot ofShredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

I started by cooking a batch of chicken thighs. I cut them up into smaller pieces on a cutting board prior to cooking.

I cooked them until they were brown. I did drain the liquid off several times. I also added about 1/4 cup of butter along the way. 

 

 

 

 

 

While I was cooking the chicken I broiled the bacon. I broil the bacon on a rack on broil .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I mix all of the ingredient. Frank’s, cream cheese. mayonnaise and regular cheese.  Once these are all mixed I place them in a oven safe bowl.

I cook the deliciousness for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes i add a layer of shredded cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the cheese has melted you can add the

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the most delicious dinner I have ever made in my life! ENJOY!!!!!!!