Recipe Review: Cream-Filled Crepe with Blueberry Sauce from Keto Gatherings by Kristie H. Sullivan, PhD

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Breakfast in our household usually consists of something quick that I have premade and frozen, or maybe a muffin, a quick batch of eggs, or a meal bar/shake. It is fun to occasionally make something a little more elaborate though. So, I chose one of Kristie Sullivan’s keto/low carb recipes and asked my family for a review.

Kristie H. Sullivan’s Keto Gatherings Cookbook, pg. 136-137
12 crepes (3 per serving)
6.6 g net carbs per serving

I followed the recipe as written, substituting frozen blueberries for fresh, and very low carb cream cheese to keep the carb count similar to what was listed in the book.

My Thoughts:

Liked: I already had all the ingredients on hand so no special shopping trip was needed. The recipe was easy to follow and my end result was very similar to the picture in the book.  As we know, that is not always the case when following a recipe.

Disliked: Nothing about this recipe warranted a dislike. 

Overall Results: Although this is a more time-consuming recipe than I would make on a regular basis, it is perfect for an occasional special breakfast.  Kristie chose well to place it in the Mother’s Day section of her cookbook. (hint, hint family)

Changes I will make:  No changes except for using frozen blueberries when I don’t have fresh available, although I might try it with strawberries next time.

The Reviews (Hubby and Adult Son):

Hubby: Sweet but not too sweet
     overall rated a 7-8  (1-10 scale)

Texture:  Just like conventional crepes
Filling: Sweet but not sickening – perfect

Notes: Berries were tart, which were perfect with the crepes

Son: Taste was sweet enough
overall a 7-8 (1-10 scale)

Texture: just like thin pancakes.
He had never tried crepes before and likes these better than conventional pancakes.

He loved the filling and berries and imagines all the various things that can be done with this recipe.  Various types of berries, chocolate, etc.

Preparation Pictures:

Cream-Filled Crepe with Blueberry Sauce

To sum up this recipe review, my family wants more crepes, and I’d love breakfast in bed 🙂 Give this recipe a try! You won’t be disappointed. It is a perfect addition to your keto/low carb food plan.

A snippet of my review of the cookbook Keto Gatherings:  The book is arranged by month, with recipes that work well for events taking place at that time of year.  She has a page or so describing each month, some of which include a family story and/or memory, in relation to that month.  Read my full review on the “My bookshelf” section of the blog or click here.

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Who Doesn’t Love a Treasure Hunt? Geocaching Adventure Part Two

Treasure hunting, who doesn’t love it?  To learn more about our Geocaching adventures, click on the Geochaching/Letterboxing category on the right side of the page.

What is Geocaching?  Read more here.
Official Geocaching website is here.

Our family has enjoyed Geocaching over the years.  Here are a few of our adventures. Continue reading “Who Doesn’t Love a Treasure Hunt? Geocaching Adventure Part Two”

Who Doesn’t Love a Treasure Hunt? Geocaching Adventure Part One

Who doesn’t love a treasure hunt? The thrill of discovering “clues,” sometimes involving a riddle, or simply following a map to the “buried treasure.” However you define it, a “treasure hunt” can be a lot of fun, and a great way to get out and move your body while enjoying time away from your day-to-day grind.   Want to learn more about Geocaching?  Read this post.

"Cache | www.stephsneckofthewoods.com"Our family discovered Geocaching around 2002, back before we all had smart phones with us daily. The Geocaching website was not what is today. Not as many features or interactive maps, just a simple map, and GPS coordinates with a few clues or a riddle to find the cache.
We did not own a GPS unit but instead, borrowed one from a realtor friend. Continue reading “Who Doesn’t Love a Treasure Hunt? Geocaching Adventure Part One”

DIY Body Powder – Ditch the harsh chemicals and make your own!

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There have been reports in the news about health complications linked to harsh chemicals in personal care products, specifically body powder.

Here is a scary article about using body powder “down there”.

Note: after you view how to make it, scroll below to find out why I chose these particular ingredients.

DISCLAIMER: While I do recommend, and have myself used this blend for years, do your own research and use at your own risk.

OK … now ditch those harsh chemicals and let’s make some body powder! Continue reading “DIY Body Powder – Ditch the harsh chemicals and make your own!”

Super Simple DIY Foaming Hand Soap

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Making your own DIY foaming hand soap is super simple to do!

Why make your own?  My number one reason for making my own hand soap is so that I know exactly what ingredients are in the bottle. Number two, buying in bulk makes it easy to be sure that the items I need are always on hand. Unexpectedly find the hand soap empty?  No worries!  Grab the ingredients and quickly refill the bottle. Continue reading “Super Simple DIY Foaming Hand Soap”

Stay Hydrated: Another Way to Keep you Moving Throughout the Day

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"Water Glass | www.stephsneckofthewoods.com"We all know that we need to stay hydrated.  Some people don’t like water and choose other beverages.  I, myself LOVE water.  Pure, fresh, reversed osmosis water, and a lot of it per day.  I prefer to drink from glass, and this is my favorite bottle.  I have multiple.  

Whatever beverage you choose, be sure to hydrate often and be sure you are getting enough fluids.

On the plus side, hydrating well = more bathroom breaks = the need to get up and move! What a simple way to sneak in more steps every day!

Here are a few resources for you:
     Calculate your daily needed water intake (calculator)

     What should my urine look like? (source)

     Dehydration (source)

What is your favorite way to stay hydrated?

 

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Use Your Hand-held Device to Keep You Moving

Electronic hand-held devices (aka smartphones, iPads, tablets etc.) – most of us have at least one.  They make our lives easier. Or at least that is what “they” tell us. However you feel about them, if you own one (or five), put them to use in a healthy way.

There are some wonderful apps out there to track EVERYTHING including food you take in, and what comes out.  No, really!  Go look and you’ll see there are many to choose from that track just that. 

What else can be done with them?  While I don’t recommend using them outside while walking, as your attention may not be on your surroundings, they are great to use in the house when walking around. Continue reading “Use Your Hand-held Device to Keep You Moving”

Meditations through the year: Nature’s Cycle of the Seasons in Guided Visualizations

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Title: Meditations through the year: Nature’s Cycle of the Seasons in Guided Visualizations
Author: Dorothea Breitzter-Kings
Genre: Meditation/Motivation 
Details: Hardcover, 89 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased this book many years ago from a local bookstore

Overview: (from inside cover) In former times, when life was slower and more obviously dependent on our natural environment, we found it easier to live in touch with nature’s cycles.  Daily activities were closely tied in with the cycle of the seasons.

Today’s modern comforts shelter us from the extremes of seasonal conditions.  Many of us, particularly city-dwellers, live in an unnatural environment.  Yet we can all discover a new attunement to nature, rediscover its rhythms, and achieve a new understanding of the rhythms within us.

Through a series of twelve guided meditations, this book promotes a new awareness of nature and our place in the natural world. Read more

The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It – The Complete Back-to-Basics Guide

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Title: The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It
The Complete Back-to-Basics Guide
Author: John Seymour
Category:  Nonfiction
Genre: Agriculture, Homesteading, Gardening
Details: Hardcover, 312 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7894-9332-3
How did I get this book: I purchased this book used from Amazon

 

Overview: A comprehensive, back-to-basics guide that explains how to live independently in harmony with the planet, utilizing natural forms of energy, raising crops and livestock, preserving foods, gardening, carpentry, and other essential skills designed to help build a community and transform one’s life.  The book focuses on the natural cycle of life and how it plays into all things self-sufficient. Read more