Oopsie!

So this just happened!!  Oopsie!  …it wasn’t really a mistake, it is a low carb ‘bread’.

While the ‘bread/bun’ is quite fragile, it certainly made a sandwich possible!

It’s somewhat finicky to make, but certainly a heck of a lot simpler than traditional buns!!

You will need:

a medium sized bowl, a larger medium bowl, electric mixer and measuring things (I used a scale and a teaspoon)

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz of cream cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt

that’s it.

Set oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks – yolks into larger bowl, whites into smaller.

With the hand mixer, whisk the egg whites until they are quite frothy; then add the baking powder and continue to mix until the whites form peaks (like meringue).

Set aside and add the salt and cream cheese (cubed for easier mixing) to the bowl with the egg yolks and mix until the mixture is smooth, pale and has almost doubled in size.

In small batches, fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolks; do this very gently, you want to make sure the air remains in the mixture; continue until the two bowls are completely combined.

Scoop mixture onto lined baking pan.  You should yield 6 ‘buns’ a little larger than an english muffin, or about a hamburger bun size.

Make sure you have room between each oopsie.

Place in 300 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until they are a golden brown as above (or below)!

I used mine as a sandwich – but might try them for eggs bene, or a burger next time!

There is no reason you can not use them in a sweet dish if you like, too! They are very mild in flavor.  As I am trying to stay away from carbs, I’ll stick to the savory variety and may even add garlic powder or parmesan to them next time!

Nutritional Info (each)
Calories – 102
Fat (g) – 9
Cargs (g) – 1.1
Protein (g) – 4.3

Try them out and let me know what you think!

You’ve got to start somewhere!

Okay, so here’s the thing… I’m not much of a blogger, or writer for that matter, but I am a storyteller and this is something I’ve always wanted to do  –  I just need people who want to ‘listen to it’ and that’s where you come in!  So, subscribe to the blog if you think you might be interested in my quirky, random, health related – or not – ramblings!  …there may be wine involved.

I didn’t know where to start exactly, so we’re going to the crux of it all.  We WANT to be healthy.  We try everything, especially every new thing because it HAS to be better than the last thing we tried that didn’t work and we’ve all been riding this roller coaster for years!  The biggest bandwagon of them all is the ‘diet’…

Name a diet, crash, detox, weight control, I’ve been on it, I swear!!

  • Cabbage Soup Diet
  • Egg and Weinie Diet <<< yes this really was a thing, and I really did it
  • Scarsdale Diet
  • Fit for Life – Harvey and Marilyn Diamond
  • Fasting – Herbert M. Shelton
  • Grapefruit Diet – I found out later that grapefruit inhibits some medications… well that explains a few things!
  • Counting Points, counting calories, counting numbers on a scale
  • Keto
  • Restricting (also known as Anorexia, but who’s keeping tabs)
  • Bevery Hills Diet
  • Master Cleanser
  • Wild Rose
  • Atkins Diet
  • Isagenix
  • South Beach Diet
  • Raw Food
  • Veggie, vegan, pescatarian, breatharian (I might be kidding about that last one)…

… but the truth is some of these work, and some of them don’t .  Some for a short time (while you are on them) and some of them have lasting results.  We jump on these as they come on the scene.  Why?  …because we all want to be a healthy weight.  Even if they have warnings like “Do not continue for more than 2 weeks, as it can be life threatening” <<< Do you know which one that was?  We end up piling weight back on… even more than we needed to lose in the first place.

I want to hear about your roller coaster.  What have you tried?  What worked?  What REALLY didn’t? Leave a comment below, and check back often.  I will be doing a short post for most of the diets listed and would love to include your thoughts!

 

 

Master ‘Cleanse’ of the Universe!

This one is the MOST aggressive detoxifying cleanse I’ve ever experienced… and truth betold… I didn’t experience it nearly as long as I should have!!!

The Master Cleanse requires you to drink nothing but Lemonade with Maple Syrup and Cayenne Pepper for 10+ days.

I did this with some friends in college.  One of my friends is a pro and lasted for 10 days with fantastic results; and has done longer if I recall… I lasted for 4 days… another of our colleagues called me during the cleanse and said:

OMGosh… I can’t take it… I’m STARving… I have to quit!!

I said:

Jaime… it’s been 4 hours.

Needless to say, it’s not easy.

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