Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

It’s a cool cloudy day, which means I finally got outside on the patio for a photoshoot. And I had A LOT of new stuff to photograph. I guess I’ll spend the next few days doing listings. Also, doing a giveaway soon!

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Chips, the healthy way!

Did a little experimenting on this stormy night, and tried my hand at making some healthy alternative chips.

I started with garlic salt seasoned zucchini chips, and they were awesome.

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But my favorite is definitely the sweet potatoes! They were made with cinnamon and honey, and came out perfectly.

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And, yes, I know, sweet potatoes aren’t exactly low carb, but they have amazing health benefits, especially for women with PCOS. Plus I just love sweet potatoes.

Next time, it’s kale chips.

BACON Wrapped Asparagus

I promise I’ll be posing crafting soon! I’ve been working on so many things! But for now, more food.

One thing (among many) that’s so great about the the ketogenic diet is that bacon is not only accepted, but encouraged. Granted, you don’t want to gorge yourself on it, that’s not healthy. But the recipes and possibilities are endless. Tonight I tried asparagus wrapped in bacon, and you guys, IT WAS TO DIE FOR. The only bad thing about the recipe is that the “marinade” it’s cooked in has brown sugar in it. You could probably leave it out and it would be fine, but the little sweet flavor it adds is perfect.

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Here’s how to make it: Wash and cut your asparagus. I used 4 sprigs per slice of bacon and wrapped it up and placed on a pan. Melt stick of butter in a sauce pan, add dash of garlic salt and pepper, and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Bring to a boil, then pour over asparagus. Bake at 400 degrees until bacon is done.

I promise you will love it. I plan to make this again soon, but I’ll nix the brown sugar next time.

A bit of a direction change…

So, I’ve been posting about my PCOS a little more lately. When I first got this blog I didn’t expect it to do much, but I’ve gained so many awesome followers and I’m so happy about that. Almost all the people who follow me are fellow crafters, whether it be crocheting, knitting, sewing, or making jewelry, I love all you guys and what you post. I guess I didn’t want to bring my disease into this blog because I thought it would interfere somehow, but now I’m realizing that since it’s such a huge part of my life, of course it’s going effect all other things, which includes my handmade business.

I’ve also been taking my PCOS more seriously lately. I was diagnosed 3 years ago, and I was worried about it, but I don’t think I knew at the time exactly how serious it is and how I would have to change my life to get better. So now, as I begin to implement little changes into my lifestyle and diet in an attempt to control my symptoms, feel better, and get healthier, I want to document it here, along with the other aspects of my life, like crafting. I hope I’ll get more followers who have the same struggle, because if there’s one thing I’ve learned, having a support group really does go a long way to keep you motivated and on track.

So what have I been doing? I’ve slowing been experimenting with low-carb/ketogenic recipes, which for me, has to be a complete and permanent lifestyle change, not just a fad diet. Tons of women with PCOS have had great success with this diet, so I’m hopeful. I’m going to document the recipes I use and if they are successful so I’ll be able to keep track of them here.

I’ve also started drinking Bulletproof coffee, which I’m really excited about. It DOES give me extra energy and focus and doesn’t give me the shakes like other coffees do. I’ve been taking cinnamon and chromium pills, recommended for women with PCOS because it boosts metabolism, helps controls blood sugar, and curves cravings for sweets.

Tonight I made homemade pizza with low carb crust, and it was pretty much a success, although I’d like to find a better recipe. This one was tasty, but a bit chewy, but I didn’t really notice it wasn’t regular crust.

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It was made using mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, one egg, almond flour, and garlic salt. I think this recipe would actually do better as a breadstick rather than a pizza crust because it did fall apart when I tried to eat and I had to use a fork. Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a try!

 

 

 

 

Bulletproof Coffee!

Bulletproof Coffee!

Tried this for the first time today, and WOW. Not only is it delicious, but it actually does what they say it’s supposed to do. I have been so energized all morning. Amazing. And the best part is that I didn’t get the shakes like I usually do. I’ve never been on to follow diet fads, but I’m so glad I tried it.

What?

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So I’m browsing my feed on Facebook and see this. Those are a pair of earrings from my shop, so I was kind of shocked. What I need to know is if this is just another Facebook privacy violation for the sake of ads? Like, am I the only one who sees it because Facebook knows that’s my Etsy shop, or can everyone see it? Probably not, but it would be awesome and send traffic to my shop, which I desperately need right now.