Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sick...Again! and a yummy recipe

I don't know what is going on  but I have been sick again this week.  Sinus, chest, head, blah!  The healthier I eat, the sicker I get!  I'll keep on trucking though.  I haven't seen results in weight loss since my initial big dip, but that's ok.

I wanted to get a few recipes up this week, but it fell to the back of my to do list behind resting and getting better.  I am glad I did my day of cooking as I have been able to enjoy good food without much work.

Right now I'm baking a coconut cream pie, low carb style!  I plan to turn it unto coconut cream pie ice cream and I cannot wait to see how that turns out!  I made the pie before and it was sooo good that I nearly ate the whole thing in a day with a sliver here, a sliver there but this time I'm going to be smart and portion it off and freeze pieces so I won't be nearly as tempted.  I am getting better at controlling myself around food than I used to (I have wanted to gorge on kettle chips for ages and haven't!).  I also won't be using splenda like I used to since I don't care of it and it makes me crave more.  I am using a small amount of xylitol and stevia.  I am trying to get used to less sweetness.

Well, before I give the whole thing away, I will post the recipe I used, even though I do not have a picture nor have I tasted it.  It smells amazing cooking though! (edited to add a picture and that it is yummy!)

Coconut Cream Blender Pie

1 cup full fat yogurt or cream (I have yogurt to use up so I used that)
1 can coconut milk (not light)
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
4 eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking power
pinch salt
1/4 cup xylitol
4 packets stevia (equals sweetening to 8 tsp as each packet is equal to 2tsp).

Blend well in a blender.  Pour in a large pie plate or a round casserole dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour or until top is golden brown and it is set.  Refrigerate overnight to help crust develop. 


Sue said...

This does look good. I think the coconut will work well with the stevia. I'll give it a try. Thanks. :)

Carla said...

Thanks! It is very good. I doubt much of it will end up in the freezer but I haven't been gorging on it :). I just added a picture to show what it looks like.

Andrea (Andreas Kitchen) said...

Hi Carla, I saw the name of your recipe and I just had to click on it to see what your spin on the concept was! Here is a link to my take on a blender Coconut Cake!
I love it that we went a little different direction with our creations! I also have a Coconut Mousse posted that you would probably like!

Carla said...

Thanks for dropping by and I liked the look of your recipes too. I may give them a try for when we attempt gluten free for the kids :)