Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Perfect. Happy.


These two meme's sparked quite the conversation today, and while I don't have the mind to write through the best of this here and now, I'll share this much... 

We all spend our days searching. and I think what we're all searching for, underneath the materialistic nature of this world we live in is simple, uncomplicated happiness. 

So you may take this as a reminder that in all you do in life, look for the happy. Don't focus on perfect, simply focus on happy. Look for that, surround yourself with that, because that is what you deserve. 

and for this moment, as I write this, and though the feeling may not last forever, know that I am happy. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

2 Ingredient Cloud Bread - So Simple!

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels... Or so goes the saying. That said in an effort to take the bull by the horns, I've stricken Carbs and Sugar from my diet and thus scoured the Internet for recipes to help me along the way. 

Insert Cloud Bread. This amazing concoction is made from just two, that's right TWO ingredients and it's basically carb free. I get it, I'm late to the game, but I'm going to write this post anyway. 

Enough chat. Let's get to the recipe. 

Cloud Bread:
Yield: 9-11 Cloud Bread Rounds 
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15-20 min

Preheat Oven to 300 Degrees

Put 2 Parchment lined pans in the oven to pre-warm. This will (really) help the mixture evenly spread. 

Here's what you'll need:
3 Eggs
1/4 block of full fat Cream cheese 
(at room temperature)
1/2 tsp of baking powder 

Step 1:
Separate the Egg whites from the egg yolks. 
- Yolks in 1 bowl with the softened cream cheese. 
- Whites in a separate bowl. 

Step 2:
Add 1/2tsp Baking powder to egg whites

Step 3:
Add seasoning of choice to egg yolks. I used a Garlic Seasoning I had on hand. I also add a small pinch of sugar, but this is totally optional. 

Step 4: 
For the Yolks: I just use a fork and whip the cream cheese in until the mixture is smooth. 

For the Whites: Using an electric mixer is easiest because you want to mix the whites into a meringue. Mixer on high for about 5 minutes. This will give you nice still "peaks". It looks like whipped cream! 

Step 5:
Take the egg yolks and gently fold them into the egg whites until the yellow color is consistent throughout. You don't want to mix too hard because you want to keep the mixture light and fluffy. 

Step 6: 
Take the pre-warmed pans from the oven (don't forget your oven mitts, those pans are hot!) 

Step 7:
Spoon circles of the batter onto the pre-warmed pans. You should be able to make 9-11 rounds depending on size. 

Note: If you want, you could spread the mixture evenly and make one large cloud bread. I've seen lots of great recipes for pizza and even desserts where the large bread would be fantastic! 

Step 8: BAKE! 
The cloud bread takes about 15-20 minutes to make depending on your oven. Mine takes about 19 min. After ten minutes just keep checking, you'll want to keep and eye so they don't burn. They will be a pretty golden color when they're done! 

Time to Cool: 

I use a wire rack and let them cool for about ten minutes. 

A Note on Storage: 
You definitely need to put these guys in a ziplock bag otherwise you WILL get dusty meringue by the next day. 

These little guys are AWESOME. The texture does a great job mimicking bread. They're perfect for sandwiches, pizzas and even made yummy little taco shells.