Sooo... The first batch with the first group of ingredients was, um, disappointing. But I really wanted to come up with a sugar cookie substitute. I remembered that I had a box of #Carbquik baking mix, so I scrapped the long ingredient list and came up with a good low-carb cookie! Yes, there is still the "low-carb flour" taste, but it is light, and the cookie has a cakey quality, which is light and sweet. Overall, a winner!
MAKES 36 COOKIES
2 Cups Carbquik
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp flax/chia blend
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup Truvia baking blend
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs (Rainbow Sprinkles optional)
Preheat oven to 350, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Blend all dry ingredients except Truvia together in one bowl. In another bowl, mix Truvia and butter. Add vanilla and blend well. Add eggs one at a time and beat in between. Once all blended, slowly add dry mix until well blended. Roll dough into small balls, and flatten slightly. Add sprinkles if desired. Bake 9 minutes, or until edges start to brown.
Each cookie: 57 calories, 5g fat, 8g total carbs, 2g fiber, 0g sugars, 6g net carbs, 2g protein *not including sprinkles*
I had a wonderful time yesterday photographing the beautiful sister duo @aliciaf127 and @micheleexo (and family) at Minnehaha (which turns out is exceptionally beautiful this time of year). I can’t wait to finish up editing on the photographs today 💛🍂
Fall is absolutely my favorite season – I love pumpkin picking, drinking hot apple cider and watching the leaves change color 🍁 ⠀
As a little kid in Staten Island, I remember fall meant dressing up for Halloween and going trick or treating. Although I’m no longer a kid, I still enjoy carving a pumpkin for Halloween (and eating lots of candy 🙈). ⠀
What’s your favorite part of fall? 🎃⠀
I have to say how much I love this big planting. I get a smile everytime I look at it and it cost nothing and is the best one I have done. Spring onions left over from a recipe months ago, impatients from Woolworths and the succulent well I pinched a piece from the Council carpark at northern suburbs beach and it went berserk 😳 #smallpleasures#springonions#impatiens#succulents#gardens#plantinginpots
[🇬🇧 + 🇩🇪] It seems like autumn weather finally arrived.
The past few days it has been really sunny and warm. Almost like summer, except that the leaves were already losing their colours and falling from the trees.
I tried to enjoy the sun as long as I could, but I also had a slightly bad feeling because our climate might be changing even faster than we thought.
Well, now it's rainy and colder and I'm glad I bought myself a nice lightweight jacket to wear under coats and keep myself warm 🧡
Are you happy that the weather feels finally more like autumn or are you missing the sun already? 🍂☂️
Es scheint, als wäre das Herbstwetter endlich angekommen.
In den letzten Tagen war es so sonnig und warm, dass es sich fast nach Sommer angefühlt hat. Der einzige Unterschied waren die Bäume, die sich verfärbt und ihre Blätter verloren haben.
Ich habe versucht die letzten sonnigen Tage zu genießen, aber irgendwie war da auch immer ein etwas schlechtes Gefühl, weil sich unser Klima eventuell schneller verändert, als wir dachten.
Zum Glück habe ich mir vor zwei Tagen eine lightweight Jacket gekauft, um sie unter Mänteln zu tragen und warm zu bleiben 🧡
Freut ihr euch über das Herbstwetter oder vermisst die Sonne jetzt schon? 🍂☂️
A weird goal of mine this year has been to read more books from the list of 1001 books to read before you die, and I’m pretty proud to have added on a solid nine so far!
Do you have any weird or niche goals for the year?
I made this sexual, gorgeous Pomegranate and Wild Neem Honey Élixir this afternoon in the sunspot on my kitchen table. This rich, red elixir is full of antioxidants and the anti microbial benefits of raw honey. Pomegranates are sex itself, round, full and literally bursting when ripe; they have been used to represent fertility and sexuality for millennia. An ancient aphrodisiac. Paired with the Wild Neem honey, which is sustainably collected from Wild hives, not domesticated honeybees, this elixir is sensually warming, sweet and heady with flowers and spice. Ready to indulge, pleasure and protect in early December. #herbalmedicine#pomegranate#neem#smallpleasures#antimicrobial#naturalmedicine#sexmagic#aphrodisiac#rawhoney