Easy Thin-Crust Pizza {Low-Carb!}

Easy Thin-Crust Pizza {Low-Carb!}

Conundrum:  How to deal with carb-cravings when you’re trying to stick to a low-carb diet (or just eat less carby junk in general)? 

Technically, going to a bakery and inhaling deeply for five minutes contains zero carbs, and is super delightful.  On the downside, cravings often seem to increase after this, and when so near the main concern, this can be problematic.

Distracting oneself with kitten videos is usually less of an issue in the short run.  Still, it doesn’t take long for hunger pangs to come back, which need to be addressed some way or another…

Which brings me to the real solution.  Have pizza.  Low-carb, quicker than delivery, delicious, satisfying pizza, that is.

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Spoiler Alert: My Cookbook is Out!

Spoiler Alert: My Cookbook is Out!

Ever get that feeling of being totally owned by your schedule?  Kind of like being tied to the back of a rampaging gorilla that’s really not cool with you being tied to its back? 

Sometimes this feeling occurs to me.  It probably means I need a self-help book on time management. 

Anyway, this is the part where I announce to you the wonderful reason I’ve been so terrible at posting anything consistently for a while…

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so very pleased to announce that today marks the official date that my very first cookbook is released!

YAY. 

I know I’ve been talking about it a bit, but this is kind of a lifelong dream come true here!  And I can tell you, it’s only the first big thing I’ll do this year.

(Also – today 1/12/16 is the last day… but you can still enter to get my book FREE through this page here!)

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Caprese Tower with Balsamic Reduction

Caprese Tower with Balsamic Reduction

Am I the only one who thinks food should look good? 

Yeah, I know – what kind of question is that, anyway?  Of course I’m not the only one.  I’m sure you wouldn’t be reading a food blog if you didn’t like the way food looks in pictures and you want to make appealing food, too!  But even when you’re at home by yourself, not trying to impress anyone with your culinary masterpieces… don’t you still prefer to eat something that looks good?

Sure, you’ll never get a bowl of plain cereal to look much different than, well, a bowl of cereal, but that’s beside the point.  Even when I’m by myself, as long as I have enough light to see – and I haven’t had a power outage in a long time, thank goodness – I love making my food colorful and tasty-looking.

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3 Time-Saving Recipes

3 Time-Saving Recipes

On the 3rd day of Christmas, FitCakes gave to me 3 Time-Saving Recipes.

Not that I had the foresight to plan it that way, but this actually kinda works out perfectly.

As it would happen, I left the "time-saving" recipe day for almost the very end of the 12 Days of Christmas series.  Time-saving recipes are in high demand in my kitchen right now.  Right when all the things I haven't done are catapulting at me as if the holiday season had declared a medieval seige upon my life.

Of course I don't blame the holiday season.  I still agree with the song lyrics that play on the radio non-stop - no matter how often I hear them - "It's the most wonderful time of the year!"  But because it's the season of a million wonderful events, it's hard not to get caught up in the flurry and fall behind on a few things.

 

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