Angel Food Strawberry Dessert—THM S

strawberry angel 25Who is anxious for luscious, juicy, sun-kissed strawberries? Quart boxes piled full of berries in rows at roadside produce stands signal that summer has arrived in all it splendor. This cake tastes just like Grandma’s Angel Food cake of years ago. The cake layer is a FP and can be topped with a fat-free Greek Yogurt filling for a FP Dessert. The recipe is an S and has the FP option listed, also. This is a winner with our family.

Angel Food Strawberry Dessert

  • 3/4 cup egg whites, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoon THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoons THM oat fiber*
  • 3 tablespoons THM whey protein powder

Filling:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 quart fresh berries

Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup blended strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum

Whip egg whites until frothy. Add 1 tablespoon Gentle Sweet , vanilla, and cream of tartar.Whip until soft peaks for. Combine oat fiber, whey protein, and remaining Gentle Sweet together. Fold into egg whites. Line a 10 inch round baking pan with parchment paper. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10-11 minutes of until lightly browned. Cool completely. Whip cream cheese until softened. Add cream, Gentle Sweet, and vanilla. Whip until fluffy. Spread over angel food cake. Clean strawberries. Arrange strawberries upside over cake. Blend the glaze together until smooth and thickened. Drizzle over berries. Serves 10.

*THM oat fiber is the best oat fiber I have found.

Fuel Pull Filling Option

  • 2/3 cup fat-free Greek Yogurt
  • 2/3 cup Fat -free Cottage Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 teaspoon xanthan gum

Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Spread over cake. Garnish with berries.

You can find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook. Buy It Now. 

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Chinese Chicken Fried Rice — THM E

The delicious taste of Fried Rice in an E fuel setting. Add a side of cabbage slaw, a banana smoothie for a energizing meal.
Chinese Chicken Fried Rice

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken breasts
  • 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium heat. Beat egg whites and turmeric together. Pour into hot skillet. Fry one side, flip and fry on other side. Cut into strips and set aside. Add remaining oil to skillet. Saute onions and garlic until tender. Add rice, peas, carrots, and chicken to skillet. Stir fry until thoroughly heated. Add fried egg whites. Serves 4.

 

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You can find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook. Buy It Now. 

Lemon Ginger Kefir Smoothie

I am enjoying experimenting with kefir smoothies. Here is a refreshing Lemon Ginger Smoothie with S and FP options. DSC_0536 lemon ginger kefir smoothie

  • 1/2 cup double-fermented kefir
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese*
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon ginger juice
  • 2  tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • pinch of salt
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender cup. Blend until smooth and creamy.  Serves 1.

*full fat cottage cheese for S or fat free for FP

You can find many more smoothie recipes in the Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. Buy It Now

 

Grilled Salmon

Spring time is just around the corner and it is time to get the grills ready for the summer. This is a family favorite served with roasted asparagus and a garden salad. Grilled Salmon

  • 2-3 pound Salmon fillet
  • Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Gentle Sweet
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Strap Molasses
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2- 1 teaspoon ginger

Blend marinade together. Brush salmon fillet with marinade. Reserve remaining marinade. Prepare grill following manufactures instructions. Take two large pieces of foil and fold edge up 1 inch around. Lay on a large cookie sheet. Place salmon fillet on foil. Slide foil/salmon onto hot grill. Brush with marinade. Close grill. Grill for 15 minutes. Brush with marinade again. Grill for 15-20 minutes longer or until fish flakes. Serves 10-12.*You can lay the salmon fillet directly on the grill rack if you prefer. Prepare grill following manufactures instructions. Grease the hot grill rack very well by wiping it with a oil soaked paper towel. Wipe 4-5 times. Lay salmon skin side down on the hot rack. Grill following the instructions above. Serves 6-8 or 4 hungry men! THM FP fuel.

You can find many more grilling recipes in the Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. Buy It Now

 

Grapefruit Kefir Smoothie

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Kefir seems to be the new rage in today’s world. You can find it in most supermarkets and also in mini marts. Here is a tangy, sugar-free option that I have found delightful refreshing.

Grapefruit Kefir Smoothie

  • 3/4 cup double fermented kefir
  • 1/2 red grapefruit, peeled and cut into chucks
  • 1 Tablespoon THM whey protein powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 teaspoon THM Baobab Powder
  • pinch salt
  • 6-8 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and creamy. THM E fuel. Serves 1.

*I allow the white membranes on the grapefruit as Ninja blends them very smooth.

 

You can find many more smoothie recipes in the Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. Buy It Now

Sugar-free Candy

Walking into the grocery store this time of the year, Easter Candy seems to be the biggest attraction. Melt-in-your-mouth Peanut Butter Eggs and Creamy Coconut Eggs are two favorites of mine.  Candy

Caramel Pecan Candy, Peanut Butter Melt-Aways, and Coconut candy

But how do you enjoy them without the sugar rush and sick feeling they can give? After much trial and error I have been able to make candy to feed my sweet tooth and they are so delicious. These recipes plus many others are included in the Around the Family Table Food-Fun-Fellowship Cookbook and can be purchased using this link.  Buy It Now . These recipes have been created following the THM diet guidelines but are not endorsed nor affiliated with THM.

Coconut Eggs–dairy free-sugar free  is so very tasty and creamy and no one will realize that it is dairy and sugar free. I love to keep these in my fridge for a quick snack.

 

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Wishing each one a Blessed Easter – Resurrection Sunday! Glenda

Breaded Okra with Cajun Sauce

I love breaded okra and here is a recipe you can enjoy without feeling guilty. I use whole, frozen okra and they turn out great. Pair it with the Cajun Sauce and you have delightful side dish to served with grilled chicken or Jalapeno sausage. This is a THM S dish.Breaded Fried Okra

Breaded Okra

  • 1 pound whole frozen okra
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Masa Cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • coconut oil for frying

Cajun Sauce

  • 1 cup Duke mayo
  • 2 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free ketchup
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper*
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning*

Thaw frozen okra slightly. Beat egg and almond milk together. In a separate container; mix cornmeal, baking bend, salt, and pepper together. Dip okra pods in egg wash and then into baking blend mixture. Heat 1 inch oil in a skillet until 350 degrees F.  Fry breaded okra, a few pieces at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Season with additional salt if needed. Mix sauce ingredients together. Serve with fried okra. Serves 4.

*add the larger amount of seasoning for a spicier sauce.

 

 

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Tropical Energy Drink

I love this sipper drink for an energy pickup in the afternoons. I will measure the ingredient into small 4 ounce jars and store them in the fridge. They are so handy to grab and make a drink when you want one.
Tropical Drink

Tropical Energy Drink

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin C Crystals
  • 1/2 teaspoon MCT oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric or 1 turmeric cube*
  • 3 drop Loran Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract or pineapple extract
  • 1 1/2 -3 tablespoons Gentle Sweet
  • 1 teaspoon Quest coconut oil powder or collegen
  • 1 tablespoon ginger juice*
  • 1  tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup water
  • additional ice and water

Blend ingredients with 1 cup water. Pour into a quart jar and fill with ice and water. Makes 1 quart.

*I blend 8 ounces of ginger or turmeric with 1 1/4 cups water. Pour into a cheesecloth lined strainer. Allow to drain. Gather up the sides of the cloth and squeeze to extract all the juice. Discard pulp.  Freeze in ice-cube trays. Use 1 cube per drink. I keep containers of ginger cubes and turmeric cubes in my freezer all the time. **turmeric will stain utensils and counters.

**I measure all the ingredients except the water into small jars and store in the fridge for a quick drink.

 

I buy these two items from Amazon:

  • Quest Coconut Oil Powder—https://amzn.to/2pA9JAH
  • Vitamin C Crystals—https://amzn.to/2I27m0v

There are many drinks, smoothies, iced coffees, frappes, and syrup recipes included in the spiral bound Around the Family Table Cook Book. This book has over 500 family friendly, economical recipes inspired by my 5+ years with the THM lifestyle. Included are many sourdough, preserving, delicious cheesecakes, grilling, main dishes, and much more. All are sugar-free and label with fuel type.   http://www.aroundthefamilytableblog.com/buy-it-nowHG cookbook pic 25