The Icing On The Bread

Oh man, before I delve into today’s post let me just say I made the very simple icing for my bread today and it absolutely made the bread!

Keto Cinnamon Bread with Icing.

The only complaint I have is that the Swerve leaves a kind of cooling sensation behind when you eat it. Other than that, it was fabulous 😋

Now, I want you to know that I had a clear picture in my head this morning of what I was going to talk about today, now it’s gone so I’m winging it from here.

This post is all about marijuana, not the bread I made yesterday…I just wanted to soften the blow. 🙂

I guess what I wanted to say is, that I am and have been now for a few years, studying up on all things marijuana related, CBD related, and as such, I want to share some great resources.

I’m totally looking forward to the day I can legally grow my own, so I can make some cool things like Cannabutter, Cannaoil, and then make my friends and family some tasty edibles!

Not gonna lie, I used to be so against the thought, yet the more I study, the more I realize how much good this little plant has done and continues to do for sick and/or suffering people.

It stops seizures, helps with sleep, anxiety, pain, nausea and so much more. Read up on it yourself, don’t stay in the dark…maybe it could help you too someday.

I can totally see myself as a hippy chick, living close to the beach, sporting my handmade jewelry and being content to grow my own bud and make it into all sorts of wonderful, helpful products.

Maybe Texas will finally come to it’s senses and adopt the same law as Mexico, where you can grow your own, as long as you have no intent to sell.

I just want to learn how to make edibles, beauty products myself, my family and my friends can use. What’s wrong with that? Alas, I do live in Texas so….

Here are some of my favorite, most knowledgeable sites on the subjects of law, definition, business opportunities, and more when it comes to CBD and marijuana.

Medical Marijuana Inc. -check out this article here

Leafly-check out this here article!

Ganjapreneur-here is a new article to see content. (This one’s all about investing once your state is legal and you want to start a business, network with cannabis professionals, find work, etc.

Well there you have it folks, I hope if nothing else I have inspired you to educate yourself, broaden your horizons, and maybe get rid of the stigma associated with the word marijuana.

As far as I’m concerned, it’s nothing to be afraid of anymore, speaking as a person who has worked in the medical field and lives to help people, I believe it’s becoming necessary. So hurry up Texas and get on board!!!

If It’s Edible, It’s Not A Pinterest Fail, Right?

We’ve all heard about a Pinterest fail, right? If it’s edible though, is it still a fail?

My cinnamon toast after taking it off the burnt pan, before cooling and cutting.

So today I wanted to try a sweet recipe using Fathead Dough (Keto) so I checked my Pinterest board and decided on cinnamon roll bread.

The original recipe is from Forget Sugar Friday, a great site I reference all the time. Check out all her posts and this recipe by clicking the link.

I took a screenshot of what the bread is “supposed” to look like right before it goes in the oven, since I forget to do that.

Mine almost didn’t come together! Finally, after much stirring, it formed a dough and I poured it onto my pan, exactly like hers in the photo below..

This is sort of what mine looked like going in the oven, mine was not quite as firm.

I placed it in the oven for 6 minutes as instructed and then pulled it out and put on the yummy cinnamon topping. Mine was much darker than hers.

Two changes I made to her recipe were 1) I used Paleo flour combo, which had almond, coconut, and arrowroot in it. 2) Instead of brown Swerve, I used coconut sugar to get the brown color.

The original recipe uses just coconut flour, but I was out. My gluten free flour would not work because it’s not Keto.

First thing that happened due to something on the bottom of my oven ( I guess) is that the smoke filled the house. The smoke alarm went off three times.

Also, the cinnamon topping flowed on to the Silmat, and that burned a little bit, which also made smoke. 🙄

I had to open the patio door and a window and run my tiny fan at full force, light a candle, and finally after an hour or so, it cleared out. 🤣

Once I pulled it out, it could have been frosted, but I wanted to see how it tasted before I wasted those ingredients. Ok, y’all know that pizza dessert you get at Pizza Inn?

That’s as close as I can come to describing the taste, yet without the yummy, gooey frosting. It certainly didn’t taste like toast!

Once cut, I thought it looked pretty good.

Next time I’ll frost it too! Still, it was pretty good!

Now let me show you hers.

Hers was thicker, lighter, fluffier and just looked more like toast!

I’m still amazed that bread, pizza crust, and bagels can be made from these simple ingredients; coconut flour, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, eggs, baking powder, and salt.

This one also had the addition of heavy whipping cream, Swerve Confectioners sugar, and cinnamon, of course!

I don’t know why my dough was so hard to come together unless it was my flour. You are supposed to be able to manage it with your hands. Ha!

Now, my last picture shows that my dough even had pockets of air. I don’t cook enough to know if this is good or bad.

Right or wrong, it still qualifies as bread if you ask me!

The last picture is hers, a screenshot of how it looks frosted, which I’m definitely doing next time!!

Looks delicious doesn’t it!

So, have y’all tried this recipe or some other easy sweet recipe using Fathead Dough? Tell me about it!

PS: I like Swerve sweetener because it has no after taste, it’s not bitter, and it’s even safe for people with diabetes! (I don’t have that by my friend Stephanie does)

Normally, I use Pyure Brand Stevia Blend, but I’ve been out and tried the Swerve. The frosting uses it too. Get the recipe at Forget Sugar Friday!

Do You Know About Fathead Dough?

Hey, good morning! How many of you have ever heard of Fathead Dough?

It’s all the rage in the Keto world, simply because it’s a way to enjoy bread again! It’s made of mozzarella cheese, almond flour and egg, with many variations on the recipe, it’s very versatile!

This morning I am attempting to make bagels from Fathead Dough, and once they are out of the oven and I’ve sampled them, I’ll let you know if it was a success! 😉

I got the recipe from Mad Creations on Pinterest, and I had no almond flour, so I subbed a mixture of coconut flour and golden flax meal. Click the link for the whole recipe!

For the topping, I used chia seeds and pink Himalayan salt. I plan to eat them with cream cheese.

My measurements were not entirely accurate, so they will be smaller than hers, plus, they don’t seem to want to brown, so I may have to take them from the oven to the toaster oven to crisp up.

Here they are before going in the oven.

They smelled good, yet felt heavy and still not brown when I took them out, so I’ve got them in the toaster oven to finish up.

Not pretty but hopefully tasty!

Now I can tell you after sampling my “bagel sandwich” it was delicious! Not as chewy as a traditional bagel, but definitely tastes like bread, the flax and coconut flour combo worked! Savory, salty, and slightly cheesy.

After toasting, I had the seasoned side down.

I am so exited and anxious to try the dough with almond flour, so I need to stock up on that and mozzarella cheese. Using the shredded is fine!

My bagel sandwich creation! Small but totally satisfying 😊😋

I made my sandwich with cream cheese and a thinly sliced Black Forest ham! Not bad for my first attempt!

I cannot wait to make pizza or cinnamon rolls! I’ve been hearing so much about this versatile dough, why did I wait so long to try it??

The addition of flax and the topping of chia seeds adds fiber and should also give me energy! I desperately need that recovering from knee surgery!

I have to admit, I’m not sure that this dough will make a good sweet bread, but I’m willing to give it a try, stay tuned for that! I will certainly be doing more experiments with this dough!

Tip: I had to click the conversion button on the recipe for US measurements.

Let me know if you’ve tried it and share your favorite recipes with me!

How To Enjoy Starbucks While Following a Keto Lifestyle

How do you manage to enjoy Starbucks while following a keto diet/lifestyle?

You just have to know what to order! I went and made very good use of a Starbucks gift card that my husband won at work.

Before I went, I consulted my Pinterest board for the best keto choices (so I wouldn’t look like a fool at Starbucks ;))

Here was my order:

Heaven in a cup!!

I had to go over it with the barista-in-training, yet it was well worth the wait. Ah, heaven in a cup I tell you!!

Now the cup doesn’t tell you the whole story, it was actually a Sugar-free Cinnamon Dulce Light Frappuccino with half water and half heavy cream. (instead of non-fat milk)

I adore cinnamon and caramel, so this was perfect! And to know it was sugar-free made it also guilt-free!! I didn’t ask what kind of cinnamon they used, at home I only use Ceylon Cinnamon, it’s the best kind.

This way, I don’t get a sugar-laden, calorie-filled beverage but a sugar-free with all the good fat version and the flavor was phenomenal!!!

Another choice could have been a Coffee Light Frappuccino with half water and half heavy cream. If you look on my Pinterest board, you will see the one for 13 keto Starbucks drinks you’ll love.

Originally posted by Trading Average.

This will be a favorite site for all you lovers of Starbucks. One tip: Use a gift card if you have one, a grande rung up at over $7!!!

Cheapos like me, will continue to make my keto beverages at home for the most part, but this was a lovely treat! Of course, you don’t want to make this a habit any more than eating a whole pan of keto brownies in one setting.

Still, we all need a treat like this once in a blue moon. So I encourage you to try it yourself, don’t be shy. The baristas are very patient and work with you, you are paying them good money, after all!

Does Your Keto Supplement Work For You?

Want to hear about a Keto supplement that will work for you?

One that tastes great, puts you in instant ketosis, and gives you focus, energy, and drive?

Want to hear my Keto story?

A few years ago, I heard some information about a whole food diet from one of those online gurus that was selling a new way of life.

A diet/lifestyle that would help me lose weight, give me energy, make me want to work out, fit in my clothes, and I only had to change a few things in my routine and shopping habits.

That was my introduction to the Paleo way of life. For a while it worked, I lost 20 pounds, went on a cruise feeling fabulous, and for a few years I stayed committed.

All I had to do was change my shopping habits, by certain staples, toss out anything from my pantry that was in a bag or a box. Eat whole food, meat, fruit, veggies, and roots.

Then I got complacent, I started cheating-no, I didn’t go back to packaged foods, but I started eating more chips and salsa, drinking more sugary margaritas, and eating the occasional piece of bread.

After a while, it added up and the pounds and the muffin top appeared again.

Enter Keto. I was looking for a new “thing,” something stricter than Paleo, that delivered the results I wanted faster. I cut the sugar, bread, pasta, and started counting carbs, macros, and protein.

That worked for a while too. Then I started feeling deprived, and slid into my old ways.

This story sounding familiar?

Which part of the story resonates with you?

Before long I was searching for a new “thing” again, and someone showed me a supplement that put you into instant ketosis, whether you followed the diet or not!

It tasted great, fit into my routine, and helped give me a reason to want to exercise again. I had become lax and lethargic but this new supplement made me dance around the kitchen!

Then I got injured and could exercise no more than a few stretches every day. My husband and I started going out for “date” nights…an excuse to “cheat” on my diet.

Granted, this stuff would work so much better if I kept to my strict ways, point is, it IS working! I still have fantastic energy, focus, and I’m maintaining my weight if nothing else.

Does YOUR supplement work like that? Are you looking for a way to get into ketosis and stay there?

Would you be interested in learning how to get your products for a discount, or maybe even free? Ask me how in the comments.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, or you would like a few low-cost samples, click here to learn more:

Let me know in the comments if you’d like to try a five or ten day sample pack and I can get that ordered for you right away. Or, click on the link in the video that lets you purchase directly.

Where is Texas on the Medical Marijuana Front?

Many of You Want to Know What is the Current Law Concerning Medical Marijuana in Texas?

Having a relative with Parkinson’s disease makes this issue very important for me. My dad has a severe tremor which hampers his everyday activities. So far, none of his treatments are working.

According to an article from The Dallas News (which was corrected to represent the right date), Gov. Greg Abbot signed a bill into law on June 14 of this year that gives access to medicinal marijuana to those with all kinds of seizure disorders.

The bill, (3703) states that “specialty doctors will be able to prescribe medical marijuana to treat MS, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, terminal cancer, autism, and more kinds of seizure disorders.”

This expands on the past law that only allowed access to patients with intractable epilepsy to benefit from medical cannabis products. It’s important to note that these products cannot be smoked.

In the great state of Texas, the states only dispensary offer is medical marijuana in oil and inhaler forms.

Kimzy Manley for Unsplash

According to the article, Rep. Stephanie Klick an RN from Ft Worth, ushered in the state’s original Compassionate Use Act into law.

Texas Senate ER Dr. Donna Campbell who sponsored the bill, said it was just a small expansion of the state’s current law.

What I know is what we have tried with my dad so far, traditional Parkinson’s medication, CBD, and physical therapy, has not helped his tremor much at all.

Having permission to try medicinal marijuana could be the answer we’re looking for.

Until I researched this I was unaware that we were so close to being able to obtain medical marijuana or that it can actually be delivered to us from several different sources!

Of course, the first hurdle is to take him to a “recommending doctor” so he will even be eligible. Once qualified, he will need to obtain a medical marijuana card to enter a dispensary or receive a delivery.

These doctors are scarce, however, and I will have to fill out a form on the website for them to contact me about an appointment.

The Compassionate Use Program (CUP) says the Compassionate Use Registry has undergone the modifications necessary to allow the registration of physicians and to allow prescriptions for the above named additional conditions.

All of this should be great news to anyone reading these words that has one of the above qualifying conditions, recreational users will still have to wait a bit longer as no laws have been passed yet for them.

You too can take the same steps and search (if you haven’t already) for a recommending doctor to obtain a prescription for medical marijuana if you have a qualifying condition.

I would have never thought that I would be entertaining such an idea, but desperate times call for desperate measures! I want my dad to get his function back. To be able to write, text, eat, and shave, and play pool like he used to.

We take all these things for granted, us able bodied people. The CBD we have tried with my dad is the kind made from hemp, which may not be strong enough to stop his tremor.

To learn about the difference between CBD from hemp and CBD from marijuana, go here.

This is why I’m interested in doing what I have to do to get something stronger that will work. Hopefully, more doctors will become accustomed to the new law and be more open to the idea of treatments using medical marijuana.

What are your thoughts on the subject? Would you try medical marijuana if you had a seizure disorder? Have you? Can you enlighten me on news I can use? Share in the comments if you want!

Sources for this article were the Dallas News,, and