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Recipes are fun!

I have been doing the 21 DSD and making the recipes in the book, not the cook book.  I haven’t gotten the cook book yet.  The recipe I made this time was the apple streusel muffins.  They were very tasty but not what I was looking for.  It seemed to wet when I bit into it.  I can’t give you the whole recipe you can buy Diane’s book The 21 DSD and get the awesome recipes, tips and different levels you can do.  I found it at Costco for under 20.00.  

ImageApple Streusel egg muffins.

I did however fall in love with her almond butter cup recipe!  It takes that chocolate edge off and kills it dead!  I love the almond butter cups.

  The apple muffins have granny smith apples peeled and chopped,eggs, cinnamon,coconut milk and quite a few other ingredients in them, but I can not share them since they do not belong to me.  I will how ever show you the pictures of how I made them.

ImageRaw cacao and coconut oil, it can be a little messy!

Imagealmond butter in a baggie to make layers easier.

ImageOnce done they go into the freezer to firm up.

ImageWhat they look like right before someone takes a bite.

ImageOnce bitten!

 

Get the book, it really has great stuff in it!!  I’m hoping to get her new 21 DSD Cookbook!!  Maybe Valentines will be the day !!

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21 DSD Day 11, Busy, busy,busy!

Gallon of goodness

Gallon of goodness

Today I spent all day cooking for something called a meal train.  There is a family, man wife and two children.  He is undergoing Chemo treatments and mom is busy working and taking care of two kiddo’s 6 years and 3 months.  A meal train is something that someone sets up and people volunteer to make and take a meal.  I volunteered and wanted to take enough over so there would be a good amount for left overs as well.  I made Paleo Turkey Pot Pie Soup.  It’s been a little cold here so I wanted to make something comforting, warming, filling. nurturing, tasty and above all healthy.  I just have to say, Turkey’s have HUGE wings!  I got one wing and it weighed 2 pounds.  Their thighs are pretty darn spectacular as well, huge heavy and very meaty weighing it at over 3 pound each.  The night before I make the soup, I put in my crock pot the turkey parts, 3 carrots to line the crock pot, 1 onion whole, one large bunch of garlic whole, 2 tsp sea salt, black pepper and 2 TBS Apple Cider vinegar.  I woke up at 4:00 am and I had turned my handy crock on to defrost to start off, so I switched to to low at 4:00 am.  When I got to the nitty gritty at 8:00 am the house smelled divine.  I turn my crock off and let pulled the turkey meat and parts out to cool.  I strained the broth into my largest soup pot and began chopping and dicing vegetables.  I use cauliflower puree and full fat coconut milk to thicken my Pot Pie soups.  This gives it a very creamy thick gravy like consistency and a extra few servings of vegetables.  The best part is you can sneak the hated cauliflower past children and husbands easily without their knowledge.  

I also decided to make a roll to go with this hearty soup and decided on the Herb drop biscuits in the 21 DSD book.  I will tell you, you need these biscuits in your life!  They are now on my Thanksgiving list!  I will have to tell you though, if you want the recipe you will have to by the book, sorry I can’t give it out.  But what I can do is show you a picture of mine.

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Herb drop biscuit form the 21 DSD Book.

I was so busy running around and cooking that I was not hungry again.  I don’t know if this is good or bad, but I’m just going to let my body choose when it wants to eat.  I really didn’t have much today.

Breakfast was a Bullet Proof Coffee\

Lunch was 1 cup of  fut fat organic Kolona cottage cheese 

snack was 2 ounces Grass fed Cheddar cheese and small handful of pistachio’s

Dinner

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turkey pot pie soup and herb drop biscuits.

I will post the recipe for the soup as another post, so this one doesn’t get too long

 

21 DSD day 2

It was pretty uneventful for day two except for the fact my right shoulder problem moved to my neck and I couldn’t turn  my head.  I go to see my Chiropractor today at noon.  I’m really glad I had cooked extra chicken and boiled eggs on hand.  I did get a little snippy with my husband, but that could be because of the pain or the detox.  I will admit walking past the cookies my husband has on the counter was pretty hard.  I took care of that problem this morning, I threw  them in the garbage.  DH is sick with a virus right now, Stomatitis.  He can’t eat or drink without pain so we’ve been to see the doctor twice in two days.  If this keeps up it’s the ER for him!  

Yesterday for breakfast I had two eggs fried in bacon grease sprinkled with Turmeric and a super easy fast butternut squash soup.  I will give you the recipe for the soup.  You can have 1 cup of butternut squash on Level 1 of the 21 DSD and I needed some kind of a veggie that didn’t take much effort.  I happened to have fresh butternut squash puree in my fridge ( go me thinking ahead).

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recipe for soup

1 cup butternut squash puree

1 cup chicken bone broth

3 TBS Raw milk

1 heaping tsp cinnamon

mix well heat and eat.

Lunch was a super big chicken thigh and spinach sauteed in bacon grease with black pepper and garlic.

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Dinner was a wash, it was late after getting home from the Minute Clinic with my DH and my pain level was through the roof.

I made a smoothie with 1 frozen green tipped banana 1 cup raw milk 2 TBS almond butter and cinnamon. I ate a hard boiled egg with that.  No pictures.  I also snacked on pistachios today. 

I do know that if I can move my head after the Chiropractor today, there will be a visit to Trader Joe’s for the rest of the ingredients for the smoothies in the book and some more butternut squash.  I really need more vegetables in my life, but without many of my old favorite dressing options for salads, I’m not in a rush to eat a salad!

Day 1 on the 21 DSD.

I am going to try and post every day, if not every other day.  I will post pictures of what I eat, the good, the bad and the ugly!

 

I will also try and tell you how I’m feeling.

What I ate the first day;

Breakfast ~ Carrot pumpkin muffins from the book, topped with Apple pumpkin butter, maybe 1 TBS ( 21 DSD approved the recipe) and bullet proof coffee made with Kerry Gold unsalted butter, coconut oil, cinnamon and cacao powder.

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Lunch ~ Two eggs fried in bacon grease on top of Spaghetti squash hash browns.

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Snack ~ Very small Granny smith apple ,Sunflower seed butter and 1 ounce of raw milk grass fed cheddar cheese.

Snack while shopping ~ Pistachio’s ( this was to keep me from sampling Holiday stuff!)

Dinner ~ 2 roasted chicken wings, drumstick ,a few slices of chicken breast with asparagus and a glass of raw milk.  No pictures of the chicken or asparagus, they weren’t picture worthy 😉

How I felt ~ hungry all day and I was making sure to drink a lot of water and had 8 ounces of Home brewed Kombucha.  I made extra chicken last night and boiled some eggs.  

I’m having a hard time with some pain right now, due to getting tackled by a sweet playful pup on Sunday night.  The pain was in my shoulder ( rotator cuff injury from years ago) on the right and today I can barely move my head and neck.  The good news it’s not diet related and I go see my Chiropractor Wednesday!  The bad is it’s making it difficult to type, cook, drive, shower, get dressed and everything else I forgot to mention.  Here is to day 2 of the 21 DSD!!!  Oh and nobody has died yet 😉

 

21 Day Sugar Detox or 21 DSD starts on Monday, November 4th

I have been waiting, patiently waiting ( o.k. that’s a lie 😉 ) for my new book to get here.   And guess what, it came today!!!!!!!!

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I am really excited about this.  I am going to do a review on this and I even asked for permission from Diane Sanfilippo BS, NC.  She said yes WHOO HOO!!!!!!!  I know most bloggers just do it, but I wanted to be courteous and ask first.   I had thought I would start my 21 DSD on November 1st, but while reading the book ( yes I can actually read) it actually says they start as a group the first Monday of every month.  Strength in numbers I say and what’s even better is I have joined up with a few people on face book for support as well.  There seems to be a huge amount of people doing this, have done it and are doing it again .  There are three different levels and the book really lays it all out for you.  There is even a test to find out where you need to start.

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The recipes in the book are in one word WOW!!!

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ImageI know these will be made my first weekend on the 21 DSD.  

This is a preview of what is going to be taking place over the next 21 days, only 3 weeks.  I will be posting how I’m feeling, what’s going on and some recipes and helpful hints. 

As always if you have any comments about the 21 DSD, you’ve been there and done that, hints, tricks or anything, please feel free to comment.

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