Use Your Leftover Turkey To Make A Great Meal Tonight!

How can you use your leftover turkey to make a great meal tonight?

Do what I did last night, I scoured Pinterest for the best keto recipes for leftover turkey and found this one for Jalapeno Popper Casserole. We ate it with a nice salad and that was a quick, easy dinner that used up my remaining turkey!

While there were lots of recipes to choose from, I was house bound yesterday and had to use what I had on hand. Lucky for me, I always keep and extra brick of Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese in the fridge and it came in handy for this recipe!

Whipped might have been easier 😊

This meal was so cheesy and delicious, it’s sure to please your entire family. I can’t take all the credit though, the recipe came from An Edible Mosaic blog and sadly, I forgot to take my own picture of the finished product, but she has one on her site if you need a visual.

This meal would be delicious whether you used chicken, or turkey, as it was, I had to chop up a bit of leftover ham to reach two cups of meat and it still turned out fabulous!

I pinned the recipe to my page, or you can click the link above to take you straight to it. It’s gluten-free, low-carb, keto approved!

We had enough for a second meal!

My dad had given me some of his home-grown green onions and they came in handy for the final garnish. Thanks Dad!

My Review of The “Real Good” Supreme Pizza

An Honest Review

Yes, here I sit on a Palm Sunday at 11:28 having gone to church early this morning and I’m watching the Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassu, and I’m eating pizza…real pizza with cheese,and pepperoni, and other stuff and it tastes amazing!

Personal size pizza, I was only supposed to eat half…oops!

This is the new phenomenon called “Real Good” pizza and the crust is made from chicken!! Look this thing is the real deal,  it’s like the perfect meal for the keto lifestyle.

I cooked in the oven just long enough for the edges of the cheese to get dark brown and crispy, and if you can get used to your “crust” not being crunchy because it’s not bread then this pizza’s for you!

Check out this chicken and Parmesan cheese “crust”!

You can see from the picture that they pound the chicken into the flat crust but it doesn’t get hard or robbery or crunchy, just tastes like chicken breast. And the toppings are your traditional pepperoni, peppers, sausage, olive, onions, (which I picked off), and mozzarella cheese.

The whole pizza is only four carbs and it’s a personal pan pizza size pizza! Wait, my bad, half a pizza is a serving. Oops, I ate the whole thing, save the bites my doggies had and one for my hubby to try. So, I had closer to 8 carbs and 50g of protein.

I can’t wait to share this with Stephanie! They have created the perfect lunch, dinner, snack food!

Here’s the thing though, you HAVE to follow the directions. You literally take the plastic wrap off, leave it on the cardboard, and put the whole thing on a cookie sheet. Cook for 27-30 minutes (until the cheese is bubbly and melted, take it out and cut it with a pizza cutter and voila’!!

Therefore, my vote is a resounding 10 out of 10 for this “Real Good” pizza. It can be purchased at Walmart where you find the other frozen pizzas for under $6!

Not bad for a complete meal, although, if I had been thinking straight and had read the serving size correctly, I would have eaten half the pizza with a nice side salad.

Maybe I will reach out to the company and share my review for a coupon or something. 😊 Anyway, do go and try one of the three varieties available and tell me what you think. Personally, I know you’re gonna love it!  ❤

A Late Week Post

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sorry I’m so late getting my first post of the new year out! I have been busy though.  Yesterday I pitched an idea to a magazine concerning living with PKD and how I want to get the word out to a bigger audience just what PKD is and why it deserves finding for research and development just like the big boys like The Susan G Komen Foundation for breast cancer or The American Lung Association. Wish me luck because it’s something I’m passionate about and it’s also a paid opportunity. My essay was over 1000 words, so it counts towards writing more as well!

I’ve also been making breakfast recipes in the kitchen so I don’t get bored with the same old thing. Tuesday I made a vanilla chia breakfast bowl with made ahead vanilla chia pudding, then topped it with frozen blueberries and Van’s Cinnamon Heaven cereal. Ok, it was their recipe-I just copied it and made it on a much smaller scale.

My vanilla chia breakfast bowl

Sometimes, you just gotta have a carb though and I found a healthy, gluten free pancake I just had to try. The flour used is brown rice flour, and the other ingredients are just as healthy-blueberries, banana, coconut milk, cinnamon, and a couple of tsps of baking soda.

Blueberry, banana, cinnamon pancakes

They turn out so fluffy and the recipe made 8 decent sized pancakes. I plan to freeze them because I could barely eat one! They are a little dense, but delicious too! They would have been better had I had a full cup of blueberries like it called for and if I would have used 100% pure maple syrup but instead I used about a teaspoon of molasses. Of course, I also used some Kerrygold grass-fed butter when they were nice and hot…mmmm! It really hit the spot.

I found the recipe on my Pinterest board under Everything Paleo by a site called North South Blonde, they are vegan, gluten free, and Paleo. Here is the recipe:

Blueberry Banana Cinnamon Pancakes (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo)
Recipe type: Breakfast / Brunch
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 6

Ingredients
1 cup blueberries
1 large ripe banana
¾ cup almond milk
1½ cup brown rice flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg OR 1 tbsp ground flaxseed and 3 tbsp water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
Instructions
Mix all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Heat a large frying pan with a tsp of olive oil (or coconut oil if desired) on medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, pour in the batter to form whichever size of pancake you’d like – large or small for the littles. Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden brown in colour. Make sure heat isn’t set high so pancakes don’t burn. Use a spatula to check colour underneath. Remove and serve and repeat for remainder of batter.
Top with more blueberries, cinnamon, and pure maple syrup.

Try these pancakes and let me know how you like them!

Other than that, I’ve been getting a little stronger each day, I’ve been making it to about two o’clock before needing to rest my neck and take my pain meds and muscle relaxers (1/2 dose and down to twice daily). I’m waiting for a call back from the doctor to find out if I can resume some of my normal activities, and also what happened to my physical therapy? If I’m done, that’s fine but I got no notification, no call or anything! Maybe I’ll call them directly about that!

i have not figured out what my plan for the new year is on the blog, but I do know I want to discuss PKD a lot more as well as CBD and the future of legalizing marijuana among other things. I want to earn money for writing, so I will be working harder toward that goal. I’m ready for my husband to retire! My creative writing is coming along as well and I want to start submitting stories on a regular basis and figure out a tracking system so I know what I’ve sent out and where. I want this year to be healthy, productive and fun. That is why I will probably take a class or two in something fun, like learning to draw, just because I’m still interested in that.

i hope you all achieve your goals for the new year! My posts may be sporadic as I figure some things out but I’ll be back, for now I’m staying indoors because like much of the nation, it’s chilly here on the patio!

 

 

 

Day 2-Lets Talk Food Week

So, for the rest of this week, I thought I’d post a few of my go-to recipes from my Pinterest page, Everything Paleo at Kim Smyth.

I love chocolate chip cookies, so when I get a craving, I turn to this version from Texanerin Baking which are gluten free,grain free, dairy free and vegan. Don’t let all that fool you though, these cookies are seriously delicious!

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Here is the recipe and thank you to Erin for providing it!

1 Cup blanched almond flour

1/4 Cup coconut flour

1 tsp baking soda

6 Tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter, room temp (firm though not melted)

3/4 Cup coconut sugar

6 Tbsp natural almond butter (no sugar added)

1 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract

1 Lg egg

1 1/4 Cups paleo friendly chocolate chips (I prefer dark) EnjoyLife makes the best!

Directions:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the fat and sugar at medium speed until well combined, about one minute.
  3. Beat in the almond butter and vanilla on medium speed and mix until combined. Beat in the egg on low until well incorporated. Stir in the flour mixture until well combined. Then stir in one cup of the chocolate chips. If you used coconut sugar, place bowl in the fridge for about one hour til firm.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking mat (my preference)
  5. Roll dough into balls and place 3″ apart the mash slightly with the palm of your hand (or the back of a spoon)
  6. Bake for 11-14 min. or until the surface of the center no longer appears wet.
  7. Let cool on the baking sheet. Store in airtight container for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for a week.

Go to my Pinterest page for complete recipe and all of her notes, I simplified things here.

Do note that this recipe will NOT work with peanut butter.

That’s it for today, come back tomorrow for another delicious recipe and maybe a story to go with! Join in the fun by suggesting and/or providing your own recipes. Comment below or shoot me an email, see you tomorrow on the patio!

So…the Crackers

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This is my breakfast from today. This is how I normally eat, homemade, whole foods for the most part. Lately however, maybe because I feel good and I’m at a healthy weight I think it’s ok, maybe because I’m giving in to some cravings, I don’t know, but I’ve been enjoying some snacks from Van’s brand foods. I know, here come the Paleo police, but, hang on! In moderation, I don’t see the harm.

My favorite of these delicious treats are the crackers they call The Perfect 10. Normally gluten free snacks taste like unsalted cardboard to me but not these, in fact, everything I’ve tasted from this company tastes awesome! I’ve tried about 3 different flavors of cereal and a couple of cracker flavors. These Perfect 10 crackers though, these are the bomb!! Hey, at least I eat them with guacamole, a healthy dip, or hummus, another healthy dip! Thing of it is though, they are fantabulous all by themselves!!

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I actually wrote an entire article about them today-when it’s published I’ll send you the link, but the short of it is, they are made from grains and seeds and they are gluten free, non-GMO, they provide fiber, vitamins and nutrients so….they aren’t the most evil snack, just enjoy them in moderation! Now, when I was more of a Paleo purist, I wouldn’t touch them with a 10 ft pole. Only because I was taught you don’t eat anything from a box or a bag. Which is true, if you want to lose weight (which I don’t anymore) or if you have celiac or gluten issues (but these are ok for those people too!)

So, the “skinny” is, these crackers get my vote for a once in a while treat!

Now it’s your turn, what’s your favorite healthy snack? Got a comment or want to share some (friendly) advice? You know what to do! Talk to ya later, next time I’m on the patio!