I’m procrastinating, baking, but not knitting … yet

  So I’ve been baking quite a lot lately,  and procrastinating about my next sock pattern.  I had this vision in my head that didn’t quite work out. So, as far at the sock pattern goes I’m back to almost square one with that.  

For those of you that don’t really know me (yet) I’m doing keto again.  I’ve done this before and lost quite a bit of weight so it was the first thing I wanted to go back to this time when I finally admitted to myself that I HAD to lose weight AGAIN.  Ugh…  

So since I don’t have a new sock pattern to show you yet, I thought I’d show you what else I’ve been doing lately.

Doing keto the two things I miss the most are bread and pasta.  So this go around I’ve made it a mission to learn to bake or create both.  I’ll get around to sharing my favorite recipe finds if you are interested.

Here is a photo of my keto loaf bread I made yesterday.  Did you spot the really strange looking slice? LOL  That’s the end piece.  It somehow got stuck in the middle to cool.  

You might even say cooking is my second obsession since I probably do it more than anything else in life. And it’s also true that I hate cooking.  Weird I know, but true.  Two factors keep me in the kitchen though.  One, I practice a low carb food lifestyle (most of the time) and low carb bread is not really something you can find at our local WalMart or market.  And Two, we live nearly 40 miles from the nearest Walmart (GASP) so I bake it at home. 

I’m always on the hunt for  a great recipe for bread that looks like bread, has the taste and texture of real sandwich bread, that is toastable and slices great, and isn’t “eggy” tasting.  And if you check out my Pinterest Board for Keto Breads Etc. you’ll see I’ve been collecting quite a few recipes to try!

This particular recipe gets a grade of 3 1/2 stars out of 5 from me.  I’ve made it quite a lot but only because I haven’t found a “sliced bread” recipe that works better yet.  I’m working my way around Pinterest for almond flour recipes for sliced bread still. Stay tuned on that note. 

 

The Best Biscuits …. Ever!

 

I kid you not these are the BEST biscuits EVER !

My sister and I have been doing Keto for awhile when she told me about this recipe that i HAD to try.  Turns out its the best recipe I’ve been given in a decade!  A regular flour biscuit has about 20 carbs at least!  This one, has between 5 and 7 carbs!! And is delicious!  Go check it out. It’s so good. Even if I weren’t dieting I would be eating these!

Keto Cheesy Biscuit Recipe from Allrecipes.com

Here we go

I have a lot of work to get done on this new website. First the cobwebs have got to come off of my brain, literally, it seems.  I’ve had a few websites, blogs etc. before but it’s been awhile.  So please bear with me while I get reacquainted and set this new site up.

As the title suggests this is a knitting blog/website.  Knitting has been my passion since about 2011.  Of course you will find a generous sprinkling of personal posts thrown in as well.

So, stay tuned. Here we go!