Chocolate Frosting

This recipe seriously couldn’t be easier. It can be made with just two ingredients, or you can add to it.  I’ve tried it so many different ways and they are all amazing!

What you will need:

1 packet sugar free chocolate pudding mix

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Directions:

Mix ingredients together in your mixer for 10-15 mins or until thick and fluffy. That’s it. Now here are the alternates:

  • 1 8oz block cream cheese, half packet of sugar free chocolate pudding mix (or any other flavor you like) and 1 cup heavy whipping cream. Or:
  • 1 80z block cream cheese, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 tbsp sugar free cocoa powder, 4 tbsp sweetener.

All can be stored in a container and kept in the fridge for up to two weeks.

One Dress To Rule Them All

If you’re a follower of my Instagram page then you may have already seen me post about my most recent nsv.  I really just wanted to elaborate on that moment with you all and why it was so important to me. Thinking back to growing up, my teenage years especially, I was constantly getting comments about my weight.  Sad part was, it was mostly from family members. It always struck me right in the gut because I was never a heavy girl, in my opinion.  But my grandfather always had to make sure I knew that I wasn’t as skinny as my mother was in high school.  A couple years ago, on Christmas, after I had already been battling with my weight and trying to lose some, which I had, but not much.  He asked me, “Are you on a diet?” and I got excited, I thought, maybe he will finally say something nice to me since I’ve been working so hard. But no.  His next comment was, “Well, you should be.” … I thought my boyfriend was going to punch him…  What a Merry Christmas.

I once had a guy break up with me because he said I was “Too fat to have sex with”.  Mind you, I was only 160lbs at that point.  But it broke my heart nonetheless.  I really don’t think most people realize the weight of their words and what it does to someone.  After he left I didn’t eat for 3 straight weeks.  Water was my only sustenance.  But only enough to get the sleeping pills down so I could forget the present one night at a time.  Then of course food was the only thing to fill the bottomless pit that was currently my heart.  It didn’t work.  All it was did was help my thighs fill out my jeans.

So, I eventually got used to the weight and I guess just accepted that that was how things were going to be.  I was going to be the chubby girl who hides behind dresses and sweaters and stops going to parties and gatherings.  A perfect angle in a selfie was all that got me by.  I would buy clothing that I knew was too small and would never fit into.  Kept telling myself, well if I can just lose ten pounds I’ll be able to wear it.  As we all do, and then end up with a closet full of clothing that could cloth a small country.  But then a light shines through the clouds one day and you dedicate yourself and you work really hard and you lose some weight and better yourself and your health, and you stand there in front of all these clothes that you can’t bare to part with.  You grab one piece at a time and try it on to see if it finally fits; and they do.  Some are even too big for you now.  Then there is that one dress.  That you loved so much and had to have.  But you couldn’t even pull it up past your thighs, let alone get it on and zipped.  So you take a deep breath and pull it on.  It fits.  Perfectly.  That rush of happiness, success and realization is indescribable.  A feeling so tangible that it’s almost unreal.  It’s a feeling that I will never stop chasing now.

Cauliflower Mash

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Caulimash is definitely my go-to veggie on Keto, and it couldn’t be easier!

What you will need:

1lb bag of frozen cauliflower

2 tbsp sour cream

2 tbsp cream cheese

2 tbsp Kerry Gold butter

2 tbsp heavy whipping cream

1 tsp salt

1tsp garlic powder

Directions:

Cook the cauliflower in the bag in the microwave for double the time it says on the bag; usually ends up being between 9-12 mins.

Poor directly into blender or food processor and blend by itself for about 30 secs or until almost smooth.

Add in sour cream, cream cheese, butter, salt, garlic powder and cream. Blend for 30 secs to 1 min until fluffy, thick and smooth! Enjoy!!!

 

Taco Soup

Taco Soup

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 1tsp minced garlic
  • 2 cans Rotel
  • 1.5 cans beef broth
  • 4oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Half a packet of taco seasoning

Directions

Combine beef and onion in a large pot with the garlic and seasoning. Cook until meat is brown and onions are cooked. Add the cream cheese and stir until melted. Add beef broth and Rotel. Stir and let simmer for about 5 mins. Add heavy whipping cream and let simmer for another 5 mins. Serve and top with lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cheese and olives! Or any other taco fixings you like! enjoy!

Crack Slaw

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I cannot say enough about how delicious “Crack Slaw” is! I can certainly see where it gets its name! Its so simple and so versatile! Here is how I make mine! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • Garlic Sriracha seasoning (to liking)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • half bag shredded cabbage or cole slaw mix

Directions:

  1. Brown your meat and drain half the grease. The reserved grease will help to coat the cabbage well.
  2. Add in spices, mushrooms, onion, garlic and soy sauce.
  3. Let cook until mushrooms are soft.
  4. Add in the cabbage and stir until all of the cabbage is coated.
  5. Let cook for another 5 mins or so! Serve and enjoy!!