Well, week 1 is coming to an end. I haven’t had sugar since January 2! With the exception of a headache and extreme exhaustion on day 3, it hasn’t been bad. THANK GOODNESS! I was concerned it would be a terrible sugar detox similar to my first time. The headache and sugar detox contributed to my demolition of an entire bowl of Pho. All that bone broth goodness pushed me over the sugar detox hump! Yay!!
Here’s my recipe reviews!!
See linked recipe from PaleOMG. I’ve made this many times and love it every time! See my previous review here: Chili and Chicken Fingers
See linked recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen. This was a new recipe, and all I can say is YUMMY!!! I will definitely be making this recipe again! I didn’t have fresh dill, so I put dry dill in the dressing mix and let it sit while I prepared everything else! It keeps well and was amazing for leftovers! If you are eating it as leftovers, I recommend leaving out the avocado until you’ll be eating it. That way you don’t have brown avocado (barf).
See recipe here: Back At It Again. This recipe was good. Next time, I’ll use my own taco seasoning blend I like from All Recipes Taco Seasoning II (minus cornstarch). I was worried the avocado and salsa wouldn’t be enough “dressing” for the job. However, I was wrong. It was just right! The cauliflower rice was a nice touch and added some additional texture!
Bonus Recipe! Cauliflower Crust Pizza!
Friday night brought on a craving of pizza. No matter what diet or food changes I’ve made, I always find a way to eat pizza. Pizza is life!! I love a cauliflower crust pizza! I used the recipe from All Recipes Cauliflower Crust but with Parmesan instead of an Italian blend. Note to friends: if you don’t have parchment paper, get some before you make the crust. It sticks to aluminum foil even with oil! LOL
After you’re done baking the crust, add pizza sauce (I like Muir Glen because it doesn’t have added sugar), toppings, cheese, and bake until the cheese is melted!
On the menu for next week
Burgers with Avocado and Sweet Potato
1 lb ground beef
2 – 3 avocados
3 baked sweet potatoes
2 cloves garlic
Bake 3 large sweet potatoes at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until tender. Mix ground beef with chopped onion, minced garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne (if you like spice). Form into 3 patties and cook until done. Serve with mashed avocado and sweet potato.
See you next week!!