Friday, May 4, 2012

The. Best. #Lowcarb. Cookies. EVER!!!

I have to write down this recipe before I forget, because I will want to make these delicious chewy cookies again and again! They're along the lines of an oatmeal scotchie, sort of. That's the flavor I was going for. Don't know that I hit it on the head, but they are WAY beyond delicious!!

4 eggs

1/2c coconut oil, melted 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/8 tsp butterscotch flavoring oil

1/2c granulated splenda 1/2c brown sugar sub (I used Sugar Twin brand) 1/4c polydextrose 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon

3/4c "oats"* 3/4c unsweetened shredded coconut 3/4c pecan meal

Whip eggs with whisking attachment

Mix together coconut oil, vanilla, and butterscotch oil; add to eggs with mixer still running; mix thoroughly; exchange whisk for paddle.

In another bowl, thoroughly blend the next group of ingredients; add to mixing bowl with mixer running on low.

When these are incorporated, add last 3 ingredients and continue to mix until blended.

Place by rounded teaspoonfuls on greased baking sheet and bake at 350 about 20 minutes, or until bottoms are medium brown; remove to cooling rack.

This made 42 walnut-sized rich cookies.

*for my "oats" I usually would use 1 part steel-cut oats to 2 parts oat bran. But I'm out of oat bran at the moment, so used just the oats this time, which makes them a bit carbier.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

April Grocery Bill #lowcarb (and YTD TOTAL!)

This has been a SUPER busy month for some reason, and blogging hasn't made it into my days for the most part. So I'm sitting here with my big pile of receipts, and it would take me an hour to list everything I I'll just give an overview, and will mention the highlights.

April 6: Sav-a-Lot $38.57 butter, cheeses, meat, fish, produce, drinking water

April 6: Walmart $30.32 lost the receipt so don't know what I bought, but looked up the amount at the bank website; this may not even all be for food?

April 13: Aldi's $25.40 half'n'half, cheese, eggs, potatoes, dark chocolate

April 21: Country Corner Bulk Food $49.28 This is an Amish store. I bought lard for the first time ever; there will be a separate blog post about that. Also found Heinz "low sugar" ketchup there for 69c/bottle (recently expired) - bought a dozen. 32 oz. Kraft mayo 89c/jar, got 2. Came home with 6 bags FULL of food for this price, felt like I'd made quite a killing!

April 22: Walmart $18.22 half'n'half, produce, sweetener

April 23: Sav-a-Lot $19.34 yogurt, meats, butter

April 30: Sav-a-Lot $7.36 butter, coffee, drinking water

TOTAL for April $188.73

TOTAL so far for 2012 $1061.23, averaging about $265 per month