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!
....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.
...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.