Tuesday, January 26, 2016

low carb chocolate almond cake (THM)

It takes a lot of low carb stuff to do it right. I've been playing with recipes and tonight made a good mug cake (though I actually did it in a 2 cup ramekin)

1Tbsp almond meal
1Tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
5 packets truvia (or similar sweetener to taste)
1Tbsp water
1Tbsp sour cream
1 egg
1/2tsp baking powder
splash of vanilla extract
pinch of salt

I topped it with peanut butter...but you could do strawberries, blueberries, or whipped cream sweetened with stevia or any number of items like a drizzle of skinny chocolate from the THM book or other low carb chocolate, or cream cheese blended with pb and  dash of sweetener, or some caramel flavored greek yogurt.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Declutter: I wish it was easy, but it is not.

So I'm tryin for 40 bags in 40 days this year during lent. So instead of giving up one thing, I'm getting rid of lots of things and giving up my hoarding tendencies and need to hold on to the crazy. And Ann Marie of White House Black Shutters is going to help.  Here's her blog and her FB page.



I've already purged a bit, just because I told the little girls they couldn't unpack all their Christmas toys until we got it done, so we're just about there and slowly opening some new gifts and putting them away, in a place of their own, just for them.

Let me know if you want to join me!