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Coconut Cream Tart with Grapefruit Orange Jelly (Without Coconut Meat)

Hi Everyone!  This version of the Coconut Cream Tart was created for my sister Joan.  She couldn’t get some ingredients where she lives so I redid the recipe.  She wanted to make it for her daughter’s birthday and she did great!  She loved the flavors 

Vegetarian Dairy-Free Crustless Quiche

Vegetarian Dairy-Free Crustless Quiche

 After watching one of the British Bake Off episodes where they made quiche, I started wanting to create a dairy-free gluten-free version.  I’ve made this so many times now and keep changing up the herbs and veggies.  It’s so versatile.  We have been traveling, and 

Keto so far…

Keto so far…

Making Veggie Roll
Making Veggie Roll

The past two weeks have been pretty interesting.  Getting the body to switch fuel can be a bit challenging on the energy front.  The body goes thru a lot of changes being deprived of carbs.

Veggie Roll with Red Bell Pepper Dressing
Veggie Roll with Red Bell Pepper Dressing

We are loving the food and the recipes are fantastic.  This diet is flexing my raw food making muscles, even though some of the recipes are cooked, I’m just loving being able to make food again!

One Pot African Stew
One-Pot African Stew

I’m up really early for work.  My energy is pretty good in the morning however, the afternoon is a struggle.  I experience different levels of tiredness, feeling dizzy, and have various levels of headaches from time to time.  I’ve been spending my time making food and relaxing.  I haven’t been able to write for a couple of weeks, but I’m finally feeling a little extra energy.  I try to remember to take enzymes because of the increase in fat intake has made my digestive system a little off and tummy upset.

Macadamia Cookies
Macadamia Cookies

It’s our second fasting day.   I order green juices and a kale salad for breaking the fast later in the day.  In addition to the veggie juices, we also enjoy Super Woman Coffee and tea during the day.  I find it a lot more difficult fasting for one day a week than the whole week we did the juice cleanse.  Last week I kept looking at the time to see when I was going to be our next drink and found it difficult to wait for our salad.  Today hasn’t been as bad as last week, but I’m looking forward to 4:00 pm to have our salad!

Pure Joy Signature Flatbread w. Vegan Pesto, Lettuce from our garden, Avocado, Cucumber, Roasted Veggies and Red Bell Pepper Dressing. Topped with Brazil nut Parmesan
Pure Joy Signature Flatbread w. Vegan Pesto, Lettuce from our garden, Avocado, Cucumber, Roasted Veggies, and Red Bell Pepper Dressing. Topped with Brazil nut Parmesan

Last Saturday our energy was really low after fasting, so I’m thinking at least for now not to plan on a big day for tomorrow, Saturday.

 

Putting the Golden Sun Crackers into the Dehydrator
Putting the Golden Sun Crackers into the Dehydrator

Even though some of the symptoms of going keto are uncomfortable, it’s like a science experiment and a day to day what will happen next!  It’s kind of exciting!

Happy Fooding! 😀

We’re into Keto!  Weekend Review.

We’re into Keto! Weekend Review.

It’s been a great weekend!  We ended the juice cleanse and did a 30-mile bike ride on Friday!  My first of the year and I haven’t been able to do much riding.  The juice cleanse did wonders for my body.  I would not have been 

Getting with the Program…Keto that is!

Getting with the Program…Keto that is!

I’ve surrendered!  Yip!  I held off doing the Keto diet for a long time.  There are all kinds of noted benefits for it, but I was always resistant to having my body’s fuel change from carbs to fats.  I kept thinking, ok, so if I