Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Homemade Whipped Cream ~ Sugar Free

This is a super simple recipe, but it took me a while of eating healthy to think about the fact that it is so easy to make a delicious whipped cream! I usually eat this on my French toast, but have recently been eating it on my new favourite breakfast "Pumpkin Pancakes' (recipe coming soon :).



1/2 cup cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. truvia

-Whip together with hand mixer until its whipped cream :)
- ENJOY!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Pumpkin Coffee Creamer ~ Sugar Free



My Mom created this recipe the other day, it is SO GOOD!! 
Trust me...You need this creamer in your life!


2 Tbsp. cream
2 Tbsp. pumpkin
2 doonks stevia (or to taste)
1/4 cup almond milk
optional pumpkin spice or cinnamon

- Mix all ingredients together, and heat on stovetop in a saucepan until creamer is hot.
- Pour into freshly brewed coffee.
- ENJOY!!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Whole Wheat Apple Pie ~ Sugar Free

Apple pie is my absolute favourite dessert! I could eat it everyday :) 
A few years ago I tried this whole wheat/sugar free version, I honestly thought it would be disgusting, but was pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out! 
The best part I'm not even tempted to eat the "real" apple pie when I make this one :)



3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup shortening (or tenderflake lard)

1 cup water
1 egg
1 tbsp. vinegar

4 - 5 cups apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup butter

- Mix flour and salt together, cut shortening into 1 - inch squares and cut into flour mixture until crumbly.
- Mix water eggs and vinegar together, pour a little at a time into the flour mixture, mix it by hand until it forms a soft dough. (you won't use all the water, make sure you don't add to much or it will be impossible to roll out. (If you do add to much, add more flour to make it rollable).
- Divide dough onto 4 balls, roll two out and place into the bottom of two pie plates.
- Mix sliced apples, honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon together until apples are coated.
- Divide apple mixtures between two pies.
- Dot apples with butter.
- Roll out remaining dough and place on top of your pies, seal edges and cut little slits in the pies.
- Bake @ 375 for about 1 hour, until apples are soft when pocked with a fork and pies are lightly browned.
- ENJOY!


Monday, 2 October 2017

Heal Our Land (Kari Jobe Cover)



You take, our lives
Flawed yet beautiful
Restore, refine
Lord You’re merciful
Redeem, revive

Spirit of God
Breathe on Your church
Pour out Your presence
Speak through Your word
We pray in every nation, Christ be known
Our hope and salvation, Christ alone

New power, new wine
As divisions fall
One church, one bride
Jesus, Lord of all
With one voice, we cry

Spirit of God
Breathe on Your church
Pour out Your presence
Speak through Your word
We pray in every nation, Christ be known
Our hope and salvation, Christ alone
Christ alone

So God we pray to You
Humble ourselves again
Lord would You hear our cry?
Lord will You heal our land?
That every eye will see
That every heart will know
The One who took our sin
The One who died and rose
So God we pray to You
Humble ourselves again
Lord would You hear our cry?
Lord will You heal our land?
That every eye will see
That every heart will know
The One who took our sin
The One who died and rose
And when Your kingdom comes
And when at last You call
We’ll rise to worship You alone

Spirit of God
Breathe on Your church
Pour out Your presence
Speak through Your word
We pray in every nation, Christ be known
Our hope and salvation, Christ alone

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Easy Marinara Sauce ~ Sugar Free

Here is the perfect sauce for you! I have made it with both fresh and dried herbs. It is WAY better if you can get your hands on some fresh herbs!
I was told to go on a sugar free, grain free (feels like everything free :P) diet 5 weeks ago, so I have had to be really creative with my cooking, otherwise I end up sitting on the floor in the kitchen crying cause I'm so hungry...JK...I haven't actually cried yet, but I have sat on the kitchen floor and felt like crying on several occasions...its hard to be creative when you are hungry! :D
I have used this on pizza, in soup, in zucchini lasagna (recipe coming soon!), and when I'm really hungry I just eat it straight! (JK!) I think I could eat it straight though...its just that good ;)
I'm gonna stop writing now, cause I have barely  eaten anything today and my computer is dying...ya, life is hard...(insert sarcasm emoji)




2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup onions, cut into small chunks
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp tomato paste
3 cups fresh tomatoes, cut into small chunks (you can also use canned tomatoes)
3 Tbsp. fresh parsley, diced (fresh tastes best, but of you don't have any you can use about 2 Tbsp. dried parsley)
2 Tbsp. fresh Basil, diced (you can also use 1 tbsp. dried)
1 Tbsp. Oregano
1 tsp. Truvia (or 1 Tbsp. sugar)
1 1/2 tsp. salt

- In a small saucepan, saute onions, garlic and oil for 3 minutes.
- Add rest of ingredients.
- Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- It stays good in the fridge, or you can freeze it.
- ENJOY!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Pumpkin Cheesecake ~ Gluten Free

Howdy!
Here is a perfect fall recipe for ya!
We have been making this dessert for a few years now, it is sugar and gluten free (whoop whoop!) but thankfully it doesn't have any crazy ingredients in it!  its super quick and easy :)
I like to cut the cheesecake onto 12 servings, freeze it, and then just pull it out of the freezer whenever I need a quick snack.
Normally I make this with canned pumpkin, but this week cooked up a fresh pumpkin and used that instead...it was sooo good!
but no worries if you don't have a pumpkin fresh from the garden, just pick up a can from the store and your good to go!

 2 eggs
2- 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
3-4 Tbsp. truvia (or whatever sugar free sweetener you have on hand)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 cups pumpkin

- Beat all ingredients together with a hand mixer.
- Spread into greased 9x13 pan.
- Bake @ 350F for 3o minutes, or until cake is set.
(optional place some whipping cream in a bowl, add a little vanilla, and truvia. Beat until its thick for some sugar free whipped cream to top it with)
- ENJOY!!

 
 
 
 
 

Monday, 28 August 2017

Inside-Out Carrot Muffins ~ Sugar Free




1/2 cup vanilla or plain yogurt
3-4 tbsp. truvia (or to taste)
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups grated carrots

8 oz. cream cheese 
3-4 doonks stevia (or truvia to taste)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pinch salt

- Set cream cheese out on counter so it can soften.
- Mix yogurt, truvia, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla together.
- In a separate bowl mix salt, cinnamon, flour and baking soda.
- Add wet and dry ingredients together, mix well.
- Add carrots, set aside.
- In a separate bowl mix filling ingredients together with a hand mixer.
- Line muffin tins with muffin liners and spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter into each one.
- Drop about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of filling into the muffin tins.
- Drop remaining batter into tins.
- Bake @ 375F for 18-20 minutes.
- Once muffins have cooled slightly, frost with remaining filling.
- ENJOY!