Lemons 'n Lyme

When life gives you lemons, use them to beat Lyme


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Fat

Read this article. Now. 

 

There is a reason our ancestors, who ate lots of types of fat, weren’t over weight, had almost no health issues (no cholesterol or heart issues!), didn’t overeat, and were incredibly healthy.

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The Easiest, Healthiest Breakfast Sausage Ever

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Okay, so that might not be the most attractive picture but hopefully you’ll stick with me through this post.

As I have mentioned before, I like my breakfasts to be protein filled. I can never find sugar-free, not weird breakfast sausage at the store. It always has additives of some sort that I don’t like. Why can’t they just make plain turkey sausage?! Well, if they can’t then I will. Here it is:

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground turkey (can use other meat if preferred, like ground pork)

1 egg

a little less then 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds

~1/2 tbs. sea salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Use a nonstick pan or spray with your preferred nonstick spray (I use Winona Pure 100% Olive Oil cooking spray).

Spread your turkey mixture into the pan and bake for 30 minutes.

Let cool then cut into individual sausage “patties.” They freeze very well. I usually make them and throw them in the freezer, then just pull one out in the morning and pop it into the microwave for 30-45 seconds.

I like to make my own turkey sausage because I know it is clean and there is not frying involved. Win-win if you ask me!

Variations including adding spices. I like it plain because then it goes with any breakfast I have that morning, but you could add some chili powder for a kicker version, some basil and rosemary for more flavor, or add chopped onion (1/4-1/2 an onion) and garlic powder. Lots of options here to really make it your own. This is just a basic place for you to start!

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Vanilla Extract

Normally I just grab the vanilla extract of the grocery store shelf and throw it in my cart, go home and happily use it. No problemo. But Today, when I was picking up some vanilla extract the ingredients somehow caught my eye. I always just assumed vanilla extract was plain straight up vanilla extract. Well, it’s not. In that first bottle, there were some nasty ingredients! I picked up another, which contained grain alcohol, then another with SUGAR (SUGAR IN VANILLA EXCTRACT?!). I couldn’t seem to find a nice, plain one that wasn’t a million dollars! I came home to look at the vanilla extract in my cupboard and found it had sugar and some other weird stuff in it. You better believe that went in the trash right away.

So, I guess I’m gonna have to put down for some high quality vanilla extract. Moral of the story- READ THE INGREDIENTS! ALWAYS! ON ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING YOU BUY! 🙂

A new recipe coming soon!


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Now that’s what I call summer

Whew! Today has been quite a whirlwind. Not what I had planned, but fun nonetheless. I woke up to my phone ringing at 9 am this morning. My friend was calling me to proclaim his boredom and that I better get up and come play with him. So I dragged my tired butt out of bed, got dressed, and went to have breakfast with said friend. Then we decided we wanted to do something fun and outdoorsy… we chose to go on a hike. I figured we’d go on a short hike. Well, not quite.

We hiked up to horsetooth rock. It was a blast! We took his dog and hiked all the way to the very top. We had to rock climb the actual Horsetooh rock part but the view was beautiful at the top! We ate some fruit and enjoyed the breeze. Climbing back down the rock was hilarious. We had to “air lift” Loki (the dog) down some parts because it was too steep for him to crawl down. But we got home just in time for me to quickly rinse off, throw some more fruit in my mouth, and plan my boot camp class before heading to work.

I gave my boot campers a tough workout, but I think they liked it. I quickly biked home and showered. So, the plan for today WAS to unpack and go grocery shopping… thus the eating fruit all day because it’s all that was in the house. Okay, I spent the day eating my roommates fruit, but they love me so it’s okay. I just ran to the store because I felt like i needed some real food for dinner :). Made a delicious chicken and veggie stir fry! Time to unpack and make a grocery list for tomorrow.


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Home

I spent the week in DC visiting my parents, seeing the doctor, hanging out with friends. It was nice to be in the city for a bit and see my family but it feels great to be back in my apartment with my lovely roommates. Now that I’m back to my place and settling in for the summer, expect more regular-ish programming :). Aka more recipes. I’ll have more time to bake and cook, so I’m hoping to get some fun stuff going on the blog!


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Single Serving Almond Coconut Pancakes

This is one of my favorite breakfasts. When I’m feeling like I want something more then just scrambled eggs for once, or on those days where I want something sweeter. I’ve found if I eat something sweet for breakfast (bowl of fruit, over the top waffles, etc), I crave junk the rest of the day. So I like to start my mornings with a savory, high protein meal. But sometimes you just need a change! Sorry the pictures SUCK. I kind of forgot that I needed to take a picture of my pancake before I started cutting it up and adding toppings. So, I present the Single Serving Almond Coconut Pancake:

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This recipe is easy and delicious.

Ingredients:

1 tbs almond meal

1 tbs coconut flour

1/8 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp stevia

1 tbs applesauce

1 tbs coconut oil (melted)

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

optional addition of some cinnamon and nutmeg to your desire

Process:

Mix all the dry ingredients together.

Mix all the wet ingredients together.

Add the dry to the wet and mix it up all nice.

Heat up a skillet/pan (with your favorite fat or non-stick cooking spray) and dump the batter on (it makes one nice size pancake or make 2 small ones).

When bubbles appear and bottom is cooked, flip pancake and continue to cook until finished (3-5 minutes per side).

Serve it up 🙂

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I like to top mine with an over easy egg or almond butter…. or both. And turkey sausage on the side. Delicious and filling.