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Recipe: Protein Cake

June 28, 2012

PhotobucketThis is something I’m still tweaking and so far I’ve only made a single serving for myself, but how could I not share a recipe for chocolate protein cake with you?

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used Vega because it’s what I had leftover from my vegan days, you could substitute anything here)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 heaping tablespoon natural peanut butter (I used crunchy)
  • 1 squirt agave syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Water

Mix all the ingredients EXCEPT the water together in a coffee mug. Add water by the tablespoon until the mixture reaches a cake batter consistency. Microwave for 1 minute on high. It comes out as a light and fluffy cake similar to angel food. I plan to make a larger version of this cake in the oven this weekend for a dinner party. I’ll update with adjustments to the recipe once I have a feel for how baking with protein powder works.

Recipe: Salmon Wraps

June 22, 2012

PhotobucketSam cooked me a delicious salmon and asparagus dinner on Wednesday, which sparked an idea of a quick–uncooked salmon meal for hot days when you don’t want to run anything in the kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of cooked salmon (or flaked leftovers)
  • Greek yogurt
  • Spices (dill, course sea salt and black pepper)
  • Chopped black olives
  • Whole-seed mustard
  • Crumbled blue cheese (optional), feta or goat cheese would work too
  • Romaine leaves

Mix salmon with Greek yogurt and spice to taste. Layer salmon spread, mustard, chopped olives and cheese (if you’re using cheese) in romaine leaves, roll up and eat! This is a great lunch to pack for a picnic and assemble on location, or something you could set out buffet style for a party. We’ve also talked about doing a similar meal as a replacement for tacos.

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Recipe: Low-Carb Pizza

June 14, 2012

PhotobucketTo many’s displeasure I have begun recovering from whatever bacteria attacked my stomach/GI tract. It takes a bit more than vomit and diarrhea to take me out; and, following THAT appetizing thought, I want to share this amazing recipe for low-carb pizza.

Everyone loves pizza! If you’ve been watching your carbs for awhile you probably miss eating toppings and melted cheese. Luckily you can fashion a bastard crust out of cauliflower, mozzarella and egg.

Crust:
1 Cup Riced Cauliflower
1 Cup Grated Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
1 Egg
1 Tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 Tsp dried Thyme
1/2 Tsp dried Oregano
1/4 Tsp Coarse Ground Black Pepper

Pour onto greased pan and spread to edges (if you can, I really recommend finding something smaller with a lip to help mold it)Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. then let cool for 10 minutes.

We topped ours with mozzarella, turkey sausage, caramelized onion and garlic, black olives and green bell pepper. For sauce we diluted tomato paste with a little water and added spices to taste.

Pop your topped pizza back in the oven at 450 for 10 more minutes.

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Protein Powered Treats

June 4, 2012

PhotobucketYesterday Lyndsi made an amazing recipe I had to share. I will warn you that if you lack self-control (as I do) these are dangerous to have in the house because you will eat them all, but they’re definitely a healthier alternative to regular cookies.

Protein Balls

1 cup oats, 1 cup natural peanut butter, 3 scoops of vanilla whey protein, and agave (She didn’t measure but said she used 2 squirts out of the bottle). Mix together and form in to balls. Place and store in freezer.

Thanks for sharing these Lyndsi. They’re going to be my new cheat treats when I reallllly want peanut butter cookies.

Fancy Drinks

June 4, 2012

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Fancy Drinks containing: Mandarin Tangerine, Pom-Lime Talking Rain and Bitters

Drinking and weight loss don’t mix. If you are going to drink I suggest checking out this site, but regardless consuming alcohol will cost you calories.

Sam and I haven’t been drinking lately and instead have been crafting alcohol-free cocktails (please don’t call them mocktails, that word makes me cringe) that I’m calling “fancy drinks”. Some ingredients we’ve utilized are:

You can get pretty creative with these drinks. We’re watching our sugar intake so you’ll notice the ingredients we chose are pretty much sugar free, or only contain natural sugars. You obviously don’t get buzzed off of alcohol-free drinks, but it’s nice to have something flavorful to sip while marathoning television shows and kicking ass at Mancala (sorry Sam). Plus, now I have a reason to use my muddler again!

Recipe: Kale Chips

May 17, 2012

As promised yesterday, here is the recipe I use for kale chips:

  • 1 head of kale
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash and dry kale, and place de-stemmed pieces on baking sheet. Lightly cover in olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 20 minutes, turning the leaves halfway through.

This is a great treat if you are craving something salty and crunchy, but remember to drink a lot of water since you’re adding a significant amount of salt to this dish. Enjoy!

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