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My 25 day coconut challenge is on a small break

Saturday, February 25, 2012      1 comments

I think I got tired of all the baking... but today was a friend's birthday so I made a gluten free cake - not coconut. I did make crepes for guests with coconut oil so I suppose I am learning to make some small changes. It has been busy with g... Read more

Coconut peanut butter cookies and Coconut macaroons

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      2 comments

Both of these are basic recipes... but with added coconut flour which makes them cake like. I added extra nuts and chocolate chips to the PB cookies and cocoa powder to the macaroons. The macaroons were the hit. The PB ones are "good for you" ... Read more

coconut in the soup... but no baking yet!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      1 comments

My coconut challenge continues but today I have not had time to bake yet. It could still happen. My guests get in for 6:00. In the meantime I threw together a coconut soup with fresh coconut in it. I hope it is good. I also hope the guests ... Read more

Next recipe (number 7) in the coconut challenge

Sunday, February 19, 2012      3 comments

Today I am making coconut butterscotch cookies. They say they are a "buttery macaroon". Hmm. Well it is worth a try. I'll see how the reviews turn out from guests and family. I have entered the recipes for the ones that got 2 thumbs up in m... Read more

Recipe 6 in the coconut challenge.... gingerbread

Saturday, February 18, 2012      1 comments

Today's recipe was gingerbread and it is a nice moist cake. I like it and will see how the kids feel about it. DH will have to wait until he returns and I will certainly make it again or for guests. I have not done the nutritional value but l... Read more

Recipe number 5 in the coconut challenge

Friday, February 17, 2012      2 comments

Today I substituted coconut oil in my Nanny's oatmeal cookie recipe. This was a scary decision because this is a no fail recipe for guests. The result was a slightly dryer, less buttery cookie but they still flew off the plate. Since I don't ... Read more

Getting what I want

Friday, February 17, 2012      2 comments

When I did the passion test one of the things that I was told was when you make clear your passions then the way to your passions will become clear. Having DH has not been good for me. I have been stressing and turning to food. I feel u... Read more

ENT

Thursday, February 16, 2012      3 comments

The coconut apple crisp is edible. My guests had it with sausages and fruits this morning. Another recipe I would not make again though. This morning I went for my ENT apt. and I expected the worse. That didn't happen. The camera went ... Read more

Coconut flour apple crisp

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      2 comments

Recipe #5 in the 25 day coconut challenge... I am so happy I don't have a team.... it seems like a silly challenge at times... is apple crisp. I LOVE my apple corer. I have a lot of apples to eat up so this recipe works for me. There are coc... Read more

Recipe experiment #4 in the coconut challenge

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      1 comments

Today I baked coconut flour cheese/garlic biscuits. I have a good gluten free baking powder biscuit recipe and I would not give it up after trying these. A bit disappointing. The recipe makes 8 golf ball size biscuits. As expected you... Read more

The third coconut recipe - cream cheese squares

Monday, February 13, 2012      3 comments

DH left in the wee hours yesterday so when I looked through my recipe list of 25 of course a dessert popped out. Coconut flour cream cheese squares. Literally coconut flour, some honey (I used maple syrup too as I was out of honey) a little sa... Read more

The second gluten free low carb coconut recipe: banana bread

Sunday, February 12, 2012      1 comments

I put all the ingredients into the spark planner and decided a serving could be 1/10 of a loaf... very generous! You could easily eat half the serving size pieces for a nice snack and still be satisfied. Coconut flour banana nut bread is q... Read more

Mini challenge with ....coconut?!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012      7 comments

I am a great believer that things don't happen by accident. So when I received a couple of utubes and articles about coconut I thought I would look at it more seriously... just for interest. Coconut flour is gluten free. Coconut oil is possibl... Read more

The food tracker - good, better, best advice

Friday, February 10, 2012      6 comments

I discovered an addictive "carrot cake jam" at a friend's house and felt very guilty but put some on the fresh rolls she had made for breakfast. Oh so good. Gingery and sweet. I saw the same label at the health food store and decided I would ... Read more

Still working at it!

Thursday, February 09, 2012      4 comments

Today I felt sore so I did an easier day. I took the dog for a leisurely 20 minute walk in the lovely sunshine then after dinner had a soak in the hot tub and did the minimum of swimming. Know what? That is perfectly OK. I am listening to my ... Read more


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