Monday, February 3, 2014

Vegan SuperBowl.....Vegan Mozzarella Sticks and more!!!

7 Days Sugar Free and Counting......

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A week and a half ago if you had told me that I would go a full week with absolutely NO sugar.....I would never have believed you!  I declared a week ago that I was going sugar free and amazingly it hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be....don't get me wrong I've had cravings for chocolate bread, cookies and other desserts but I have not caved in!

Yesterday was the real test....Superbowl Sunday at my parents house and there were some delicious snickerdoodle cookies sitting there calling to me.  I haven't had snickerdoodles in ages....not because I had some super human amount of will power against unhealthy food but because my hubby does NOT think it is dessert unless chocolate is involved and so snickerdoodles just never made the cut :-(  I used to love them as a kid, my mom made them all the time.  I am happy to report that no snickerdoodles were eaten yesterday, but that doesn't mean I didn't get a little snickerdoodle fix sugar free style!

Benefits of 1 week sugar free

  1. 1.2 pounds lost since Monday of last week.
I wish I could report more but I still have cravings, I still have a tendency to want to overeat but for now I'll take the weight loss :-)

Now on to the Superbowl Recipes...................

Vegan Buffalo Wings

My family loved these little gems, they are DELICIOUS!!  My kiddos were fighting over who got to have the leftovers for lunch today.  I won't lie, they are labor intensive to make...not hard they just take a lot of time but wow were they worth it.

I must family HATES, hates, hates anything spicy!!!!  Seriously my daughter will throw a full on fit if I put garlic powder in something because she says it is TOO SPICY!  I have a family of baby, I cannot use the traditional buffalo wing sauce or my family would literally die from the spice.  So I use a really yummy smoky BBQ sauce instead.  I'm not posting the recipe for these today...I won't be posting recipes for everything just a few things here and there that seem to be quite popular on my facebook page.

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Sorry about the phone picture but you can still see how YUMMY these were!!

Final Note about Kappa Carrageenan:

I know there has been a slew of information coming out about Carrageenan and it cause intestinal inflammation etc.... and people are now terrified of anything with the word carraggenan!!

I don't have time in this post to explain it all but kappa carrageenan is NOT what was used in this research...not only that, in these studies rats were fed TONS of carrageenan, in order for you to consume the equivalent of what caused intestinal inflammation in rats you'd have to eat 5 lbs. a day!!!!!

The carrageenan used in the studies is also not structurally the same as what is used in common food products...these studies have caused mass hysteria over pretty much nothing.  If you want more evidence and information please comment below and I will do a special post on Carrageenan complete with the studies but for now all I am going to say is it's fine.

Kappa Carrageenan can be purchased Here:  
Willpowder Kappa Carrageenan, 1-Pound

Please be aware that this will last you a LONG, LONG time as you only use about 1 Tb. at a time and this is a full pound!!!

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