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19.8.12

My Sugar free kitchen this week....

Being back at work every day this week has meant a little less time in the kitchen.
It has also meant that I've had more time to read.....so luckily I have added a few new books to my stash.
These are my latest favourite reads...

Nourishing traditions by Sally Fallon - I love it ....I love the break down at the beginning of the science behind food and nutrition.....and the recipes are wholesome home baked .. I can see I will use this time and time again.

Vegetable bible - picked up at Big W for $10.00 and has some wonderful simple tasty recipes.



Supercharged food by Lee Holmes - brilliant book.... lots of fabulous recipes and ideas for those who are gluten...lactose or sugar free....


So.....did I actually make anything exciting this week?
Does a bowl of Quinoa count?
Delicious for breakfast.....or as the base for salad....so versatile....
This week I made a big bowlful and took it for my night shifts.....it is so warming heated with some milk later in the night and helps get me through.


Then this morning I made some pumpkin chips...
Yummo!!!!
I am actually feeling quite ill....Ive snacked on them ALL day....they are so moreish....
they call me....
Mardi.....eat me....eat me.....

So simple to make....
Slice pumkin thin with a mandolin....spread in a single layer on a tray...
brush with olive oil....
sprinkle with sea salt...
leave for 5 mins of or so for the salt to draw out some moisture...
pop in the oven for 30mins..
keep an eye on them...some of mine got a little suntanned.

They do crisp up even more once they are out of the oven....any that didn't I threw back in for a little longer.
Apparently they will keep for two weeks....Yeah right....they barely made it to lunch time!!



So that is it for this week.....
How am I feeling overall?
Truthfully?
My eczema is bad.....something I am eating is triggering it badly (possibly stevia) so I'm about to eliminate a few things to try and work out what is causing the flare.
I have gained a little weight.....no sugar....but too much other food quite obviously.
Otherwise? Im feeling good...yay!
Next week my focus will be less on the baking and more on the vegetables...stay tuned.


3 comments:

  1. im loving finding new vege recipes to try and wil be looking out for the big w cook book. your pumpkin chips look yummy....ive just used some natvia[stevia but using the best part of the plant] from coles so will see how that goes..... so cutting back sugar doesnt mean we can twice as much as everything else then ;)

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  2. Love the look of those books Mardi... and the pumpkin chips... delicious... glad you are feeling good... and do hope the eczema clears up soon...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  3. Oh Nourishing Traditions is my FAVOURITE food book ever... it really makes sense!

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