Baking

Inkling
Since I zucchini in the fridge that I wanted to use up Friday night I googled recipes for low carb zucchini muffins. Yesterday I went to the grocery store since I ran out of fruit (well technically I forgot to add it to the list but I still ran out!) and picked up a bag of coconut flour. I halved the recipe since it makes 12. Thankfully the measurements were such that I could half it easily. Since there isn’t any gluten in coconut flour you have to use more eggs. I think I put too much zucchini in but how does one measure zucchini? I don’t have an “inkling” whether they will be good or not but it smells good. It’s a different texture than regular muffins so I guess I’ll see.
I haven’t done much baking since my Dad died. My Mom would take date squares or cookies to her church group. Sometimes she would make cookies when she was in the mood but there were times when it was just easier to go to the store. It’s definitely not the same cooking for one. My Dad loved sweets and he had to have something to finish off a meal. My grandmother always had oatmeal cookies when we went to visit.
I have recipes and cookbooks but I tend to find my recipes online. The big thing right now is substituting cauliflower for mashed potatoes or even fried rice. Cauliflower doesn’t agree with me but I also think I don’t care what they say there is no way that tastes like rice! Because I’m diabetic there are a lot of foods that I can no longer have. There are foods that I have to stay away from because of the sodium content. But I’ve also learned that this is a lifestyle. There will be times when I go out to dinner. I will have the occasional treat. Birthdays are meant to be celebrated.

Here is the finished product. Yum!

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