Keto Friendly Cloud Bread

keto friendly cloud breadKeto Diets, they seem to be really popular right now.  And with the new year many of us have vowed to start eating healthier and loose some weight.  So in my house we’re pretty much re-starting our “keto diets”.  One of the things I miss most when on a  keto diet (which in really simple terms means less, much less, carbs and more fat and protein) is bread.  I crave bread (along with rice and other carbs, I am after all a carb eater)!  So when I discovered this Keto Friendly Cloud Bread I was pretty happy.

keto friendly cloud bread

What you may ask is Keto Friendly Cloud Bread and what makes it keto friendly.  Keto Friendly Cloud Bread is simply carbless bread rounds.  Yup, I said carbless!  It’s not made with any kind of flour at all!  And it’s pretty yummy!

You can whip up s batch of Keto Friendly Cloud Bread to use as bread for your sandwich anytime of day.  Top it with a fried egg and the meat of your choice for a delicious breakfast sandwich or you can snack on it.  It’s that yummy!

Best of all Cloud Bread requires just 3 ingredients and can be made in about an hour!  So not only is it yummy it’s  super easy to make!  My family loves them, even those that aren’t on a keto diet!

keto friendly cloud breadHere’s my recipe for Keto Friendly Cloud Bread, whip up at least a batch or two and watch them disappear! Or if you can manage freeze some for future use.

Ingredients:

6 Eggs at room temperature

1/4 cups + 2 Tbs Softened Cream Cheese

1/2 Tsp Cream of Tartar

 

 

Proceedure:

Pre-heat oven to 300° F.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Separate eggs – place yolks in a medium mixing bowl and whites in a different medium bowl

Add softened cream cheese to the egg yolks and mix together until smooth and completely blended.

Set aside.

Beat egg whites at medium speed until frothy and covered in bubbles.  Add cream of tartar and beat at high speed until stiff peaks form.

Gently fold egg whites into the yolk mixture, be careful not to over mix and deflating the egg whites.

Drop a spoonful onto prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 20-30 minutes.

Cool on wire racks and use immediately or freeze.

 

 

 

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  1. Pre-heat oven to 300° F.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Separate eggs - place yolks in a medium mixing bowl and whites in a different medium bowl Add softened cream cheese to the egg yolks and mix together until smooth and completely blended. Set aside. Beat egg whites at medium speed until frothy and covered in bubbles.  Add cream of tartar and beat at high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into the yolk mixture, be careful not to over mix and deflating the egg whites. Drop a spoonful onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Cool on wire racks and use immediately or freeze.
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Chinese New Year Dinner Ideas

chinese new yearGung Hei Fat Choy!  Chinese New Year falls on February 5th. this year.  Why not ring in Year of the Pig with a Chinese themed dinner for your friends and family?

Chinese New Year also called the Lunar New Year or the Chinese Spring Festival is the most important Chinese festival of the year; it’s a time for merry making and also a time to go to temple to pray to the deities and honor the ancestors.  It’s a 15 day celebration filled with parades, lion and dragon dances, family reunions and parties, firecrackers and fireworks, gifts of money stuffed in red envelopes, wishes for a new year filled with joy, prosperity, and good fortune, and lots of wonderful Chinese food.

During Chinese New Year many of my friends head off to the Chinese restaurants for extravagant feasts of huge prawns, lobsters, dim sum, roast duck and pork, and other Chinese specialties.  I’ve been fortunate enough to be invited to some of these gatherings and believe me you walk away pleasantly stuffed!

2019’s Chinese New Year ushers in The Year of the Pig.  The Pig symbolizes wealth and affluence in Chinese astrology so what better way to celebrate Chinese New Year than sharing a Chinese themed meal with your loved ones.  You don’t have to be Chinese to honor this very important festival nor do you have to splurge on a 9 Course Meal at a fancy Chinese restaurant, although that would be a great treat!  You can celebrate Chinese New Year at home with a bit of creativity and preparations in the kitchen.

chinese new yearFirst off you can decorate with red the traditional color for Chinese New Year decorations.

Red paper lanterns are the least expensive way to go.  You can order a set from Amazon or buy some at your local party store.

Add in some paper fans and you’re good to go!

You can set the table with red lacquer rice bowls and bamboo chopsticks.

To complete the look set us a nice centerpiece that includes red flowers!

But the most important thing is the food!  So here are some of our favorite recipes that you can try for your Chinese New Year celebration dinner!

chinese new yearAsian Fried Chicken

 

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Salt & Pepper Shrimp

 

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chinese new year

Beef Broccoli 

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chinese new yearHoney Sesame Seed Shrimp

 

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chinese new yearSpicy Eggplant with Minced Pork

 

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chinese new yearSesame Tofu Side Dish

 

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chinese new yearSweet & Sour Fish

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Peking Duck

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Lobster Cantonese

 

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5 Tips to Choosing a Dehumidifier Size

5 Tips to Choosing a Dehumidifier Size

A dehumidifier is a device that removes excess humidity from the air in a room. Removing excess moisture is important in the prevention of moisture-related infections. This is because humidity supports the growth of mold or mildew, which can cause allergies and asthma. Humidifiers differ in size, that is, the capacity of water the machine can extract from the atmosphere in a day. When you are choosing a dehumidifier, you need to find the right size for your needs. Note that size in this equipment does mean dimension or weight. Here are five tips for choosing the right size:

1) Choose One That Can Support Your Pint Needs

A dehumidifier capacity is measured in “pint,” which is the amount of moisture the device can remove in 24 hours. This means that the dehumidifier you purchase should have the capacity to remove the volume of moisture needed. For a mildly dump room, you can choose a 10-pint humidifier and a 12-pint dehumidifier for a damp place. Also, for extremely wet conditions go for 14-pint and 16-pint dehumidifiers for rooms like those that encase swimming pools. You may click here for information on the best 30-pint dehumidifiers in the market.

2) Consider Your Room Size

The capacity of a dehumidifier to clear moisture is dependent on the size of the room. A small capacity device can be used in a small room and a larger one for a bigger room. If you want one that removes humidity from for your whole house, then select a large capacity dehumidifier. You will have to calculate the size of your room in square feet by measuring the length, width, and height of your room. Multiply the values to find the size of your room so that you can look for a device that can clear the pint need. The pint is indicated by the manufacturer on the device.

3) The Humidity Level In Your Home

Select a dehumidifier based on the moisture content of the environment in which you will use it. A dry room does not have fog on its windows or moisture build up on room closet and ceilings. You can easily notice this by moisture accumulation and by the presence of molds. Moisture levels also vary with the weather, therefore find one that worst best in high humidity levels. If it is not too damp, you can use a lower pint dehumidifier. Alternatively, a large size dehumidifier will work well in an extremely wet space.

4) The Temperature Level In Your Home

When the temperature is low in your home, then the humidity level will be low as well. This is because water condenses at a low temperature. This means you will need a low capacity dehumidifier since the moisture level is low. For hot areas near a water body, the moisture level is high. Therefore, you need a high capacity dehumidifier.

5) Number Of Occupants

This should be considered because the more the people, the higher the humidity. This is because of body fluids that are released when sweating. If there are many occupants, purchase a dehumidifier with more pints for it to be effective.

5 Tips to Taking Care Of Yourself

5 Tips to Taking Care Of Yourself

There’s a large number of people who understand what it means to take care of themselves. They take the necessary measures to ensure they live a fulfilling life physically, and emotionally. Still, there’s an equal number of people who rarely think about their wellbeing. Life speeds by when they’re busy at work, knocking off goal after goal.

For the latter group, taking time out their usual schedule to take care of their welfare is a struggle and an unnecessary indulgence. If you find it hard to take time off work to relax and reflect on your life, you’re most likely overworking your body and mind.

Taking care of yourself should be as natural and automatic as breathing. It’s a wholesome combination of beneficial practices that lead to a healthy body, mind, and relationship with self and others.

Read on for five easy and recommended ways of taking care of yourself on a daily basis.

 

Top 5 Ways to Caring for Yourself

1. Get Enough Sleep

You can survive without enough food, yet you can’t function properly without sleep. Sleep is so vital that your body craves for it after a tiring day. With enough sleep, the body cells can rebuild themselves, and you wake up more energized.

Equally, lack of sleep leads to faster aging, lowered brain processing, and generally deteriorating health. The next time you want to skip rest in favor of something else, think of the long-term repercussions.

 

2. Exercise Regularly

Take a brisk walk or a run in the open air preferably early in the morning. It works better than a cup of coffee in rejuvenating your mind and body. Although hitting the gym is also an option, an open environment works best in clearing your mind and setting a certain pace for the day.

 

 

 

3. Find People Who Share Common Interests

If you take time to look within yourself, you’ll realize there are some things you enjoy taking part in for leisure. The surprising fact is, other people may share your interest and would want to interact with someone like you.

A one on one meeting with people who have the same traits as you helps in creating strong relationships where you feel understood and accepted. It’s also in line with the human social nature, and thus you’ll be happier.

 

 

4. Take Care of your Body

The same way a machine needs servicing, your body needs attention and care too. Cleaning yourself and brushing your teeth are the most basic. Depending on your profession, adhere to safety rules such as protective clothing. If you work in high radiation risk areas, get a protective gear from here https://www.kempermedical.com for yourself and the staff.

 

 

 

5. Seek To Learn And Grow

The mental ability to accumulate new information does no end after college. Prevent your mind from disintegrating by learning new things through reading, socializing and experimenting with new ideas.

 

Conclusion

The path of taking care of yourself is not defined or cast on stone. You can start anywhere as long as you’re feeling fulfilled mentally, physically and socially. Interact with people and keep the right attitude all the while as you eat healthy, practicing good hygiene and protecting your body from physical and emotional harm.

Chicken Chimichanga

Chicken Chimichanga

Last week I used my big bottle of Lawry’s Carne Asada Seasoning to make a delicious chicken casserole that my family loved.  Well I need more than casseroles to use up all that chicken chimichangaseasoning I picked up at Costco so this week I’m sharing my Chicken Chimichanga.

 

Chimichangas are my all time favorite Mexican dishes.  I love the crunchy fried burrito filled with tasty meat then topped with cheese, salsa, and sour cream.  I mean seriously what’s not to love?  I usually make it with shredded beef, but I still had a big bag of chicken thighs so I figured why not make chicken chimichangas.  I’m so glad I did!  Everyone loved them, including my 4 year old grandson who’s always a very picky eater!

These chicken chimichangas were a delicious way to use up more of that bottle of Carne Asada Seasoning!

I serve this with refried beans and Mexican rice for a filling meal.  I try to make enough for leftovers because everyone loves them, but that’s not always easy.  They’re eaten up in one meal!  My son even comes over to take a bunch of chicken chimichangas home for his family’s dinner!

You can top or garnish it with anything you want like shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa, hot or mild.  We love the hot!

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  1. Mix seasoning, vinegar, garlic powder, and olive oil together and place in a ziplock bag.
  2. Add chicken thighs to marinade and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours.
  3. Add about 2 tbs. oil into a frying pan and fry chicken until cooked or grill chicken until cooked.
  4. Shred cooked chicken.
  5. Divide shredded chicken into 10 equal parts, do the same with the cilantro
  6. Place 1 portion of chicken and cilantro into the middle of a tortilla, sprinkle with about a tbs of shredded cheese.
  7. Roll into a burrito.
  8. Heat 1 - 1 1/2" of oil in frying pan.
  9. Fry each burrito until all sides are golden brown.
  10. Drain on paper towels.
  11. Serve and garnish which your choice of toppings.
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5 Bed Shopping Tips to Get the Best Sleep

5 Bed Shopping Tips to Get the Best Sleep

A good night’s sleep helps us rejuvenate and wake up feeling energized to face the day. It’s also critical to staying healthy. But what determines whether or not we will have a good night’s sleep? Well, there are some factors that can affect the quality of sleep that an individual gets, and one of the most important one is the bed. That’s why when shopping for a bed, you need to ensure that you get the best. To help you get the best bed, here are 5 shopping tips that will help you get a bed that will allow you to get the best sleep.

1. Check the quality of the bed frame

The bed frame is an important component to your bed, and plays a huge role in giving you a good night’s sleep. That’s because, when it’s weak and keeps on making noise whenever you turn, then your sleep cycle will be interrupted. To ensure that you get a good night’s sleep, make sure to shop for a good quality frame. You can easily access information about quality bed frames through online reviews. One of the best reviews when shopping for a good bed frame is Wife knows. This site gives detailed information about different bed frames, and their prices. Check http://wifeknows.com/ for some of their reviews.

2. Get a bed that is appropriate for your room’s size

It’s not just the bed that helps you get a good night’s sleep. The environment in your bedroom matters too. The more spacious and aerated your bedroom is, the better the quality of your sleep. That’s why when shopping for a bed, go for one that doesn’t take up all the space in the room. This way, air can comfortably circulate in your room, and give you the calm mood needed to get the best sleep possible.

3. Get a bed that matches the color scheme and bedroom furniture

As stated above, when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, it is more than just about the bed itself. Even the color scheme, and furniture design theme matters, in bringing about calmness and a nice sleep. That’s why when buying a bed, go for one that matches your bedroom design theme. Let it be a bed that entices you to lie down, and fall into a deep relaxed sleep.

4. Shop with your partner

If you are a married person or just living with someone, shop for a bed with them. That’s because, they too want a good sleep, and can bring in new insights into what makes for a good bed. By putting your ideas together, you can find a bed that meets your tastes, and that’s perfect for a good night’s sleep. But even for single people, asking a best friend for help can come in handy.

5. Get your budget right

While a costly bed may give you a sense of class, don’t stress yourself buying one. After all, if you spend all your money on a bed, you definitely won’t have good sleep. That’s because, you will be stressing about where to get money for your other needs. To get a good night’s sleep, shop for a bed whose cost is within your budget range. The peace of mind you get from that will help you sleep nicely all night long.