As promised I am back with the meatball recipe! 🙂 So we got the idea from therealfoodworld.com and then we tweaked it to what we needed. The recipe below is our version!
Autoimmune Paleo-friendly egg-free nightshade-free Meatballs
1 1/2 lbs of ground turkey
1 handful of a leafy mix of (romaine, kale and basil)
1 large minced clove of garlic
1 tsp of dried turmeric
1/2 tsp of salt (we will be skipping this next time)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Assemble your ingredients and put in a large bowl.
3.Mix with your hands until everything is well distributed.
4. Form into balls and place on a parchment paper covered cookie pan.
5. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and flip with tongs.
6. Replace into the oven and bake another 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.
To get the official recipe: Click here!
Hope you find these as yummy as we did!:)
SO Courageous Carrot has a new form of exercise that is safe for us Rheumatoid Arthritis folk. It is the REBOUNDER!!! 🙂
Mom bounces (lightly) for about fifteen minutes everyday. She entertains herself by watching Hallmark movies. I have tried it a couple times but it really just makes me dizzy with my concussion. Now to clarify, she doesn’t jump or catch air in any way. It is not meant for that and that really wouldn’t be friendly to the joints. Have you ever done toe/calf raisers? You know the little up and downs you do with your feet… It is basically like that. It is quite entertaining to watch. It would make a really good present! 🙂 You can just search Rebounder and it comes up with lots of different places you can buy them from. It has been a really neat find. Mom says it is actually good exercise and I would agree even from the little bit I did. It is also, downright fun! 🙂 ANYWAY! Just thought I would tell you about our tiny but mighty trampoline!
I am sorry that we disappeared for a few days… We have been quite busy and I just haven’t had the time to get on and blog. We have done a couple things this week.
SOOO last Sunday Courageous Carrot tried to make a bread that didn’t have yeast. She has a really bad overgrowth of yeast in her body, which is most likely from the methotrexate. Speaking of methotrexate, she has not taken it in three weeks and she is still doing pretty good. Some days the fatigue starts to creep back in but we are trying to kick it out with all our power juicing and cutting out the bad foods. Anyway, we tried to make some bread that didn’t have yeast or potato starch (nightshade). We got the basis for the recipe from a website under the title Naturarx. They have quite a few other yeast free recipes. It didn’t turn out the greatest for us, we believe it is because we put oat flour in instead of potato starch in Silvana’s GF Flour blend. We wanted to take out the nightshade. Also, one more thing about Silvana’s GF Flour is that instead of Xanthan Gum (which is derived from corn) we use two tablespoons of Ground Flax Seed. It works beautifully! (This being the normal version without oat flour) I am including our recipe here of what we did and also the link to the official recipe for yeast free bread.
Yeast-Free Bread loaf
3 cups of flour of your choice. We use Silvana Nardone’s GF Flour Blend. When making the flour blend this time though we substituted the potato starch for homemade oat flour.
1/2 cups of purified water
1 TBS of non-aluminum baking powder
1 TBS of olive oil
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. sea salt
Mix liquids and dry ingredients separately; then combine and mix well
Place in greased and floured 9″ x 5″ loaf pan or 9″ x 9″ cake pan or completely line pan with unbleached parchment paper.
Bake at 375 F (middle rack of pre-heated oven) for 50 – 55 minutes.
When bakers pick comes out clean and top is light to medium brown, bread is ready to cool on rack. Let cool in pan for at least 1/2 hour. Do not cut until bread has completely cooled.
It wasn’t the best with the oat flour because it had no rising or airy-ness at all. If you want to make a bread with out yeast I would recommend using your own flour or using Silvana’s GF recipe as directed. Her flour blend is fantastic! As said above we use flax seed instead of xanthan gum and it works beautifully, our waffles are a testament! 🙂 It would probably be a lot better that way… It was very dense and much like a sponge. We are pretty sure it is from the oat flour.
Anyway, it was worth a shot! Hope you all have had a good week!
SO Giggling Grandpa and Gracious Grandma came up for the day and we had a lot of fun showing them our juicer and opening some awesome gifts. We made them some of our carrot/celery/beet juice it was a hit! To top off the night we had to make some banana ice cream! Our juicer did its job and Giggling Grandpa got to enjoy some of it… 🙂 If you missed the last banana ice cream post, all we do is freeze some bananas (cut in half so it can grind it easier) and then we run it through our juicer and poof! Ice cream! It is healthy and you can it as much as you want with no guilt… I could probably eat three bowls.. 🙂 Anyway you should make some! If you don’t have a juicer you can do it in a blender. You just might need to add a little milk (any kind). As I am sitting here, Courageous Carrot is making some more ice cream! This time with bananas and peaches, YUMMY!
Painting Petunia 🙂
So today has been yet another lazy day but we did make some yummy stuff!
Once again we made Chris Wark’s coconut fruit smoothie. Delicious as always!
Mama also made some more hippocrates soup. She has THREE mason jars full! Read more about how to make it here. We made a few changes to it to accommodate her needs. So this time we didn’t put in any onions or leeks, we used 2 large sweet potatoes. She also added parsley and oregano. It smelled really good! 🙂
And tonight for dinner she has made some Nightshade-free seedless curry, the house smells SO good!
She also made some changes to this recipe as well. She of course didn’t put any chicken in there and she used some of her own homemade coconut milk along with one large sweet potato. Boating Bob (daddy) just tried some and exclaimed, “It tastes like curry!” Haha well, that was the plan. 🙂 She also had some of the Giant Cancer Fighting salad from Chris Wark. She is so full. She only ate half the salad before she gave it to Boating Bob!
He liked it a lot to say the least!
Well… I hope you are all having a beautiful weekend and enjoying life. Stay tuned for the next post, it might have banana ice cream involved. 🙂
Good day to you! SO if you are wondering if we did yoga today the answer is no. We were all too tired for yoga. Today is our christmas eve so we are having a lazy day which is very much appreciated. Boating Bob (daddy) is going to be up here early today and we are going shopping for ice skates. Everyone is super excited! Mommy has taking a liking to oatmeal and is eating a ton of that and it is making her feel good so we are thankful. Oops last night mama forgot to clean the Norwalk from the banana ice cream so we had a little mess this morning. 🙂 We are learning everyday. I have been working on the blog all morning, I am really enjoying it and the rest of the kids have been singing the Lion King all morning! It is never ending! Lol they are really quite good. Before you know it we will all be on Broadway! 🙂 I hope you all have a good friday. Thank goodness its friday! Get out and enjoy the weekend… I hope you all get blessed with nice weather! We are going to go ice skating on our lake this weekend. Looking forward to it! I have included a selfie of me and Honey Ham, I finally got her to smile! We took like 25 selfies but theses were the best two. GO take a selfie with someone you care about!
4 cups blueberries
1tbsp. GF flour (Or flour of your choice)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
Topping: (Topping is best when doubled!)
1 cup GF oats (Or any oats)
1 cup finely chopped almonds
1/4 cup Organic shredded coconut
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup Coconut oil
Pre heat oven to 375°. Stir filling to coat. Place in greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Prepare topping. Cover filling with topping. Bake another 20 min. Cool and serve.
It is really delicious served with some healthy banana ice cream! SO here is a printable recipe version that I just figured out how to do! I will do this for the recipes in the future! Above is dancing donna with the apple crisp! It is one of her favorite treats 🙂
Hope you like,
It is Courageous Carrot (Mommy) finally taking a moment to write as well. 🙂 December 1st, we began a beautiful journey of preparing for our Christmas this year. I thought I would just share as it has been a wonderful thing for our family. As we prepare for this beautiful day of Christmas, we found a wonderful book called, Unwrapping The Greatest Gift, by Ann Voskamp. It is a family devotional book that goes along with the Jesse Tree. This is a beautiful way to engage in the stories in the bible that connect us to our greater family tree. 🙂 We are loving the book and each of the kids are taking turns at making ornaments for each day’s bible reading. We have a small Christmas tree that they place the ornament on at dinner. It has been a great way for our family to embrace a more Christ-Centered Christmas. This year we are doing things a bit differently and celebrating our gift giving part of Christmas this weekend with the celebration of Saint Nicholas Day. This will allow our family to look forward to the celebration of Jesus’ Birth on the 25th and give us a way to really enjoy Christmas in a very special way celebrating our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Many blessings to all of you and prayers too!
Good night for now….
Courageous Carrot (Mommy)
SOOOO this juicer just keeps getting more and more amazing!!! Tonight we made banana ice cream served with left over apple crisp from last night. It was so good! All we did was freeze bananas (cut in half) and then we put them through just the grinder part of the juicer and VOILA! ICE CREAM!!! Let me just tell you one thing… Life is good. Oh and I take back my comment saying juicing is the new ice cream. Nope. Ice cream is the new ice cream. It was the highlight of the night to say the least! If you wanted to try to make your own but you don’t have a juicer (It is quite scary anyway ;)..) it works in a blender as well and just blend whatever frozen fruit you want and depending on what kind of blender you have you might need a little milk (of your choice) to soften it. I hope you can make your own healthy ice cream too!!