multi-purpose “egg”

multi-purpose “egg”

I am LOVING this {FP} baking blend mix from Raye’s Place. {{I’ve used another baking blend she put together before–and loved it too!}} {Sorry these photos are so blurry… phone camera} She has several great recipes on her blog, but I decided to try something so simple I couldn’t not share it [Yes, that’s a double negative used correctly.] I take a single egg and blend it in my single-serve ninja blender until it is fully blended! I then add 1 tbsp of the {FP} baking mix and then add any flavorings I want. You could go sweet with some stevia and cinnamon or savory [as shown here] with some leftover taco meat and cheese {then top it with a good salsa}. I then cook it stove-top like a pancake! It gets fluffy and, if made simply plain, can be spread thin and used as a wrap for sandwich meats. I’ve also made it plain and used it in place of [normal, white] rolls that I made for the rest of my family. I hope this gives a little inspiration to...
{baby steps} to less sugar

{baby steps} to less sugar

Sometimes when people ask me about feeding their families less sugar, I think they are simply overwhelmed by the thought of cutting ALL sugar from every source… that is a daunting goal; and one that I have not yet reached either! But here are a few tips I followed when I BEGAN this cutting sugar from our house-hold diet. 1. Find a good baked-from-scratch cake recipe! THIS a good one to start with…. {this is more removing unnecessary preservatives, but it’s a “first step” for {diminishing the sugar}… **then cut the sugar called for in half! 2. Give yourself grace to make a few things that totally FLOP! **Been there, done THAT! more times than I care to admit. Here’s a great oatmeal bake that can be breakfast, snack or DESSERT! We love to sweeten plain ole greek yogurt with maple syrup [for the kids] or stevia blend [for me] to serve as a topping… it makes this very “dessert-y” and keeps it healthy! Add {home-sweetened} fruits–no sneaking in white sugars here! 3. Do not, under any circumstance, use packaged seasonings!!  Almost 100% of the time, they contain some type of sugar… often multiple types of sugar! [links to come]: TACO SEASONING, ITALIAN SEASONING, FAJITA SEASONING, anything else? [let me know in the comments what seasoning packets YOU would like to replace!] 4. Make your own spaghetti and pizza sauces! {recipe coming SOON!} [HERE IT IS!] 5. It’s OK to still use store-bought ketchup —even though it contains sugar! **WHY? well, for myself, it’s because I’ve tried a few recipes for home made ketchup and none of them cut...