You’ve got an Instant Pot, now what? I remember feeling like that when I first got mine, too. So excited to finally have this amazing kitchen tool! No clue how to use it. Maybe a little afraid. Because PRESSURE, folks. That stuff can be dangerous.
If you’ve ever had Fathead pizza crust, aka Holy Grail pizza crust, you know what a low carb life-changer that stuff is. I mean seriously. It’s like eating real, carbolicious, gluten-infested pizza and if you’ve had to forgo that slice of heaven for any length of time this “cheese dough” crust will absolutely astonish you. If you HAVE had it, you know what I mean. And if you thought it… Continue Reading
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I developed an aversion to red food coloring. If a food was supposed to be red, it didn’t bother me. But red jello made my skin crawl. Looking back, that was a good thing – red dye is really unhealthy. I still kind of get the heebie jeebies over it though, and it confounds me that one of my now-15-ear-old daughter’s favorite foods… Continue Reading
Have you ever made a THM recipe you saw posted on Facebook and it turned out to be a flop, wasting precious ingredients? Or even worse, turns out to be off plan? Or what about those “substitutions” shared on Pinterest that end in disaster. Nailed it…not! If you’re a busy THM, on a budget, or a newbie trying to learn the plan, that is the LAST thing you want to… Continue Reading
Meatballs, without breadcrumbs? Can you DO that? Why yes, yes you can! And, as I discovered today when making these easy grain free venison meatballs, you don’t actually need anything to replace breadcrumbs if you have to eat gluten free. I’ve used oats, leftover quinoa and even psyllium husk as “binders” but really, you don’t even need any kind of breadcrumb-like substance. All you need is
The other day, I had a craving for pesto. When you need a pesto with no nuts and not cheese, should you even bother? No pine nuts. No cheese. Who does such craziness? Someone in the middle of a THM Challenge who needs a Deep S dish, that’s who. That would be me. The good news is, I whipped up this Easy Spinach Basil Pesto in just a few minutes… Continue Reading
Have you heard of chana dal? When I first got my Trim Healthy Mama book back in August of 2014, I read about chana dal. I was particularly intrigued by how it is supposed to be a very good carb (yes, there really is such a thing!) for people with blood sugar issues.
Do you like recipes? I love recipes! So I’m very excited to announce that Oh Sweet Mercy has joined Yummly! You’ll soon be able to print any of my recipes easily AND save them to your own Yummly recipe box. I’ve got quite a few to Yummly-fy but any new recipes from here on out will be automatically added to Yummly when published. If you haven’t joined Yummly yet, why not… Continue Reading
If you cook, you know how important it is to keep food from sticking, right? Do you use parchment paper often? Does it just burn your cookies to buy something that’s just going to get tossed out? It does mine! I used to think parchment paper was just a frou-frou Martha Stewart thing, but then I tried baking on it and loved the non-stick qualities. I even reused it as… Continue Reading
Yesterday I made a delicious Coconut Chai Muffin in a Mug. I used a chai spice blend that I had purchased some time ago. Normally, I read labels very carefully. I don’t know why I didn’t read the label on this particular item, and wish I had before I purchased it – because I wouldn’t have bought it! I wanted to make my own chai spice blend anyway, so I… Continue Reading