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The Best Chocolate Cupcakes EVER

  These are the BEST Grain Free and Sugar Free Cupcakes EVER!   This is my pride and joy.  I have been working on this cupcake recipe for about 5 months.  I think I have created a tasty and moist chocolate cupcake.  The combination of the almond flour and coconut flour gives it such a great texture…

Whipped Ganache Frosting

Whipped Ganache Frosting

Whipped Ganache Frosting 1 cup (or more) of Chocolate Ganache Recipe Place Ganache in refrigerator and allow to chill for around an hour.   Whip with beaters until soft to stiff peaks form.  Allow to set for 5 minutes and then stir.  This will keep it from breaking up when you are piping it on cupcakes. You…

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Chocolate Ganache

Ganache just sounds so fancy but this recipe is really easy.  Ganache can be used as a quick frosting poured on a cake, can cover your favorite food or made truffles so it is something worth  learning how to make.   Be sure to keep your double boiler on low.  Once you see chocolate start…

Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, really!  The world is just a better place eating chocolate chip cookies, especially because they are grain and sugar free!!! Yay!! The Homemade Chocolate Chunks were a success and here is my first recipe using them.  These cookies are more than I was hoping for.  They are soft, with a little crunch around the edge.  They…

Homemade Chocolate Chunks

Homemade Chocolate Chunks

Like most women, and men I guess, I love CHOCOLATE!!!  There is just something about it.  I actually find that I like it more now, than I used to.   Don’t give me that milk chocolate stuff, too sweet and not enough chocolate for the Chocoholic!  In the grocery store, you can’t find low carb…

Easy Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Easy Cajun Chicken Alfredo

This recipe is for my sister.  When I lived in Georgia, we would go to Applebee’s and eat their Chicken Broccoli Pasta Alfredo.   It was divine.  She likes it so much that she makes it at home using the boxed noodles with powdered Alfredo sauce.   This recipe is better than Applebee’s and is so easy to…

Zucchini Mini-Muffins with Cheesecake Frosting

Zucchini Mini-Muffins with Cheesecake Frosting

Don’t worry, these mini muffins are so easy.  The frosting is icing on the cake, literally! These have been kid tested and are mother approved! These are a spin on a southern classic.  Growing up the in Georgia, I have eaten tons of zucchini bread.  How can something that has a green vegetable in it taste so…

5 minute Ice Cream... No machine needed!

5-minute Ice Cream… No machine needed!

I LOVE ICE CREAM My kind of ice cream served with Homemade blueberry syrup What better way to end a great meal than to have some ice cream.  I know it is technically Winter but seasons and living grain and sugar-free don’t stop me from having on of my favorite foods!  If you reach for the stuff…

Why Grain Free and Sugar Free???

The Better Food Guide Pyramid  THANK YOU for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the recipes I am posting! Let me give you a little background to this blog.  The recipes that I will be posting are low in carbohydrate, free of sugars, free of artificial sweeteners and abundant in protein and fats.…

Chinese anyone?? Pork Fried “Rice”

This recipe is one of my husbands favorites.  You don’t even realize that there is no rice because it is so full of flavor! Pork Fried Rice 1 Head cauliflower, shredded 3 zucchini, diced 1 onion, chopped 2 tsps of fresh ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic 4 slices bacon (optional but oh, its so good)…

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Grain-Free and Sugar-Free Tiramisu

Grain-Free and Sugar-Free Tiramisu    I have made Tiramisu 3 times in the past and I just love it.  Today I got the idea to make it grain-free and sugar-free and I am so glad I did.  This is probably not a recipe for someone just starting out but if you feel adventurous  I definitely recommend…

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Grain-less Cereal & Granola

Grain Free and Sugar Free Cereal       I love breakfast foods and I am always am looking for different breakfast ideas.   I love eggs, but sometimes I want something different and a little sweet.  I have always loved cereal.  When I was a kid, I liked raisin brain and frosted shredded wheat.…

The Easiest Bread EVER!

Your kids are going to love this…  A few months ago as I was searching the internet for different recipes, and I came across this Peanut Butter Sandwich Bread at http://247lowcarbdiner.blogspot.com.  I was skeptical but hungry so I gave it a try.  So glad I did!  I used it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.  Of course, it…

Ricotta Waffles & Blueberry Syrup

Ricotta Waffles/Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup       3 waffles: 3 carbs and 19 grams of protein!   I apologize in advance for my poor photography.  Times like these I wish I was a food stylist.  I still need to figure out how to use more pictures but I think what I have will do for now!…

My Success Story and how to get started!

My Success Story and how to get started!

Finally! After a year of exciting events (new baby boy, new house)  I am proud to start documenting my cooking adventures.  After gaining almost 60 pounds with the pregnancy of my son, getting the weight off was a slow progress. My Handsome Son, Hunter James!  Born May 29, 2011.  He weighted 8 lbs, 3 oz…