One Minute Recipes – Skinny Microwave Banana Mug Cake

The Purple Almond

For this week’s morning videos, I’m going to focus on “mug recipes”. While I don’t typically advocate using the microwave, sometimes it’s warranted, due to lack of time. For today’s recipe, I have a healthy “Banana mug cake”.  If you can’t have nuts, swap the almond butter for SunButter (Sunflower seed butter). If you’re like me, and can’t eat oats or grains, use Cassava Flour (NOT tapioca flour).

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Let us stop for a moment to pray and meditate.

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Low carb, 20 grams or less per day, not working so well.

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I have decided to increase my carbs to 50 per day, still low carb, but not as drastic. I am not losing weight and the thought of eating like this the rest of my life is driving me nuts. I need more variety and I am picky as hell. It will most likely mean more insulin at first and I use insulin to correct what I am going to eat to keep my numbers lower.

Most days I probably won’t hit the 50 carb count anyway, but this gives me more choices. I am eating a lot more protein than the group I am in so will follow an atkins group which allows more protein. Atkins starts at 20 and goes up ater 2 weeks so already hit induction. I just reordered the original Atkins book and will attempt to reread. I know they have foods they don’t eat either…

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Today’s Featured Blog is…What’s For Dinner Moms?!

What's for Dinner Moms?

Last night was the first time since sometime in March that we were all home before 8 pm. It was so nice to have all four of us sitting down around the table to eat together. We know it isn’t going to happen again for a few weeks but it was so nice to be together for one meal.

Now, I am real, so as you can see in the picture below, I pulled out our finest paper plates last night so no one had to do dishes. After dinner the only clean up was the pizza stone, pizza cutter, and the cheese grater. I am all for easy dinners with super simple clean up!

Verdict:

When I first presented this meal to my family they all thought I was crazy. Egg, that is not scrambled, on a pizza? Ewww. But, then they tasted it. I over cooked the egg…

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I Am Eliminating a Few Things From My Eating Regimen

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Beginning today I am turning over a new leaf.  I am eliminating a few things from my eating regimen for the foreseeable future:

  • bread
  • candy
  • sodas
  • pastas
  • refined sugars
  • processed foods

Why?  Because these types of foods are killing me and keeping me from living to full-capacity.  It is time for a change.

 

My Journal-Struggles with food & nutrition ~ coming soon!

The Purple Almond

Just a quick administrative note today. Over the past year or two, I’ve been struggling with a few aspects of my diet (and fitness – or lack thereof!)

In an effort to hold myself accountable for the goals I’ve set for myself, I have decided to publish a journal once a week, beginning Thursday, May 4, 2017.

When I started this blog, I made an effort to shy away from getting too personal. While I have touched on a few personal aspects of my life, the bulk of the articles have been dedicated to teaching you about nutrition and meditation, while inspiring you about life.

This journal will be different. It’ll be my personal journey as I reestablish my health, wellness and weight goals. Included in this journal will be a food/fitness log and goal tracking, as well as experiments with recipes and food. You’ll see it all, what works and…

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Gail’s Savoury Mince and Vegetable Pies

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TRH Gail's Savoury Mince & Vegetable Pies

Ingredients
400 g Extra Lean Beef mince
400 g Pork mince
2 medium chopped onions

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Ahmed’s Homemade Cured Salmon

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I am going to show you how to cure with salmon with very simple ingredients and won’t take long time in preparation and getting ready.

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Avocado and Basil Pasta Primavera

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This is a light refreshing dish. Perfect for our hot summers. Even though it has few ingredients it is packed with flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 16oz. Box Fettuccine Pasta
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Leek Bunch Chopped
  • 1 Zucchini  Chopped
  • 1 Cup Snow Peas
  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Basil
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/4 Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

In a large pan bring the water for the pasta to a boil. While the water is coming to a boil make an ice bath in a small bowl. In a blender add 1 cup of the vegetable stock. When the water has come to a boil (using tongs) immerse the Basil into the boiling water. Just until it wilts. As soon as the basil wilts place it into the ice bath. Add the pasta to the boiling water. Remove the stems from the basil…

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Gail’s Gluten Free Seed Loaf

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TRH Gail's Gluten Free Seed Loaf
I am very impressed with this product I bought at a health store recently. Yay…finally, a gluten-free bread that I can actually enjoy, thought I would share for people following gluten free eating programmes❤Enjoy its delicious!

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