Um, yes – I did have “some” Florida Key Lime Pie this month (a few bites and it was more than enough – so satisfying).
We went to Florida to see my step-daughter and her spouse and it was fun. However, coming back home meant we were clobbered with things to do as Christmas moved in….
Now for my post, Have a few things to share:
Chub is a recipe that has been one of my favorite meals this year.
Our version of Chub is ground beef (lightly seasoned), sautéed cabbage, and plain full-fat Greek style Yogurt. Sometimes I add a little cottage cheese too. Other times I add a few pieces of chicken.
This is keto-friendly and so satisfying.
It can serve as a breakfast, lunch or dinner.
We call it “Chub” because the first time we made it – the receipt had “Chub” printed for the beef and we thought it sounded funny. We got the idea for this recipe from a guy that said one of his favorite power meals was some cooked cabbage and meat. Oh and he added hot sauce. 🙂
Now you might not have noticed, but in the photo of the Chub (above)- in the background are my new salt lamps.
2) Salt Lamps
Yes, I did get three salt lamps for Christmas – and I am excited to have them.
I guess these Himalayan Salt Lamps were more of the rage back in 2015 – so I am a little late to the salt-lamp party here – but now it seems like they are everywhere, including three at the Priorhouse.
I am using my salt lamps for air purification; in particular, for reduction of EM in rooms that have a lot of electrical components. However, I also believe that the lamps have a “grounding” effect on the human body. “Grounding refers to the discovery of benefits—including better sleep and reduced pain—from walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the Earth’s electrons from the ground into the body.” More here.
And so I feel like these salt lamps offer many small perks to help the quality of indoor air.
Dr. Axe has a really good post about salt lamps (HERE) with one of his nice infographics.
Also, earthing is interesting to learn more about – go HERE
3) Fat Bombs Chocolate (good-fat snacks without refined sugars)
Another keto-friendly recipe are these fat bombs I made on and off this year. I called them walnut-cups, but Jason said they were fat bombs – and so we went with it.
They are super easy to make: To melted coconut oil add, cocoa powder, walnut pieces, and unsweetened coconut – they are sweetened with all-natural Stevia (not the stevia that is corrupted with the food additive Malodextrin – just plain Stevia…) – chill and serve.
3) Whey Isolate
This next item is also a fav from this year. Even though we have been using NOW Foods brand of protein powder for many years (like their all-natural strawberry and creamy vanilla) as we scale back the sugar and carbs – the unflavored whey isolate is the best. It has no sugars added and it also tastes good. Further, it sticks with you for a while and that matters. I don’t want to get on a tangent about how satisfying keto-friendly meals are – but people do not realize how satisfying it can be to get off sugar (you move away from feeling deprived of sweets to feeling nourished with real foods).
3) Closing Thoughts from A.A. Milne
If you want more Pooh quotes, check our Forest Garden (here)