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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I have made a commitment to share recipes... and so I tried modifying one of my favorite, nonketo recipes and....failed. It was a total flop. I absolutely love Spicy Thai Noodles. When I went wheat free.... making them with rice noodles was great. It was actually better, but now.... it just doesn't fit. The rice noodles, the honey.... nope.. can't do it and stay keto.

Then I discovered my spiralizer. I bought an attachment for my Kitchenaid to make my putting up apples easier.... it works wonderful. Since I have the attachment, I tried making zucchini noodles and love them. If you have never had them, you need to. Amazingly, they hold up to whatever sauce you make and they don't actually taste zucchini-y.

Onward to my Spicy Thai Noodles. My only problem now is the honey. My recipe calls for a good 1/3 cup and that is just way too many carbs... so I tried to make sugar free honey. I tried to follow the recipe, but I couldn't get the mixture to boil, which it was suppose to do for 2 minutes. I finally took it off the fire after it was getting a bit brown.. and it cooled to a solid lump. Nothing honey like to it. I will try again. I think I will just cook it for a few minutes and then see what happens. I am thinking below the softball stage should do it. Don't you love experiments. I will prevail!

Goal wise:
....I stayed within my calorie range.... but I didn't stay on plan. I've been doing this a lot... so I am recommitting. I've taken out a couple of frozen meals for myself (keto meals I make for myself that are between 200-300 kcal)

... I've been doing excellent on this... thank you WJR&G group. It is a team I was on during my last 5% challenge group that pushed exercise. I really got into it and still love moving.

Operation Parents
...Getting a place ready for my parents to move in(they aren't doing well healthwise and I need to get them closer and take away their car keys... pray for me). I have finished clearing out the would be living room. The sheetrock is up in that part of the house, but I will have to do some mudding. Not my favorite activity, but just think of all the upper body exercise I will be doing... groan. Digging out the scaffolding again will be fun also. The ceiling is going to have to be sheetrocked... half cathedral ceilings.... double groan.

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    Have fun mudding!!

    1464 days ago
    Mudding I've done along with plumbing & electrical (Minor not major). When you don't have a spouse (handy or not) or handy friends, you have to wear a lot of hats.
    I know what you're going through with taking care of your parents. Unfortunately, this is now falling to my son because I'm also disabled with a lung disease (not COPD) so he's taking care of me & my mom. Thank God for him.
    Keep experimenting with the recipes, you'll have a success soon I'm sure.
    1521 days ago
    I've had to give up my keys last year. My shoulders are too bad and I don't feel safe now. I'm trying to lose enough weight to replace one shoulder. I was my parents caregiver for years. Can't believe how much my life has changed in the last 10 years.
    1548 days ago
  • LOIS_1950
    OMG! Can SO relate to your comments....parents? car keys? Been there, done that. Not fun but a must do so safety reasons. Yes, eventually the child does have to become the parent! Drywalling? been there, done that, too. DH is the handyman...however, due to illness can no longer do....so guess who has to take up the slack?? Moi! Can't believe this grayhaired granny has done ceiling drywall work, electrical, plumbing, auto repair.....jeez.....
    Recipes? love the idea of sharing. here's one for you......"pancakes" using 2 ingredients. Mash a banana, stir in 2 eggs or egg whites if you prefer (I also add a dash of cinnimon). Spray pam on skillet and fry. I put a teeny bit of peanut butter on it and enjoy. emoticon
    1577 days ago
    Yes, giving up the keys will be hard. Your sense of independence goes away. It is challenging when you become the adult for your parents.
    1582 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    You are doing emoticon / You will have no problem getting the keys but keeping them away might be a problem emoticon emoticon
    1583 days ago
    Sorry to hear about the recipe fail, I've never heard of sugar free honey, sounds interesting.
    1583 days ago
    Keep trying with those recipes, you will get it! Lol yes sometimes it an epic fail and then other times it is fantastic and you feel like you discovered electricity or something. I'm really intrigued by the spiralizer thing and have been for a while, but my problem is I'm really not a noodle person in general, so I don't know how much use I'd get out of the devices or recipes. You are revving it up and I'm proud of you. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate but are in good spirits. Parents being sick is a hard thing and takes a lot out of a person so my prayers are with you. Be careful with the mudding and definitely count it as exercise!
    1583 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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    1583 days ago
  • no profile photo JOANIELIND
    I hope you are just laughing at the recipe fail:)

    Definitely a prayer for your challenge with your parents. I'm in the same boat at the moment with my Dad's worsening Alzheimbers:(

    Happy mudding!
    1583 days ago
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