Cheesy Mug Muffin Low Carb Recipe
This isn't just any muffin, it's a clean eating, low carb and sugar free one, which two months since I tentatively embarked on quitting sugar and learning to create a new relationship with food and my body.?There will be much blogging about the process I went through, emotionally, mentally and psychically, but I'm most excited to share recipes with you.
People have asked me if I don't find it difficult to eat our or live with lacking foods like pizza, hamburgers and cake but I have found an alternate for everything. In a nutshell, I'm clean eating. That means I don't any processed food or refined sugars. It's beyond scary how much sugar is added to everything and how the grains and foods we eat have changed over the years, so I stick to making as much food as I can, from scratch.
Breakfast is my favourite meal and I eat a full one, except for the toast. Although I have a great bread recipe I will share with you, but this cheesy mug muffin is both simple and yummy and a great place to start. I'm trying to fit this new way of eating into my busy lifestyle, so you are guaranteed simple, quick recipes. Measurements are all done in cups and spoons, because I don't have the skill or time to get my head around measurements. I will have also fed everything I share with you to someone I care about, so the recipes are guaranteed to be yummy too.
Let's chat about cost for a moment, before I start throwing ingredients at you that may seem pricey. I have a theory that something is cheap because of the quality of it. I also have a theory that when something becomes a fad, the price is hiked and that's not fair to us as consumers. For this reason, I make small quantity but high quality foods. I won't bake a whole loaf of break, which uses up two cups of pricey almond flour. I will show you how to make smaller, simpler portions, which are also fun to serve.
A great start is the cheesy mug muffin, made in a mug and popped in the microwave to cook. If you aren't a fan of the micro, then I hope you have a small bread tin for a mini loaf.
1 x egg (to eat clean, it must be free range or organic)
1 x dessert spoon coconut flour
1 x dessert spoon almond flour (You can use two spoons of the one type of flour if you prefer)
1 x tsp psyllium husk
1 x dessert spoon sour cream (check labels for no added sugar)
pinch of salt
Pepper and mixed herb spice (to taste)
1/4 cup grated cheese (check labels for no added sugar ... yes, in cheese!)
Grease the mug with some butter of coconut oil
Crack the egg into the mug, then add the spoon of sour cream and all the dry ingredients. Finish by adding the salt, pepper, mixed herb spice and cheese. Mix well!
Place the mug in the centre of the microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes.
If you prefer to bake, grease a mini bread loaf tin, pre-heat the oven to 120 deg c. and bake for 30 mins.
The muffin with fall out easily. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top and either microwave to melt for 15 seconds or serve as is.
It is a great addition to a hearty breakfast and replaces bread perfectly.
If you try the recipe, I would love to hear from you.
When you know you are ready to find yourself
I got caught in a trap. I listened to the forecasts of where the online world is heading and how much information we can absorb. I grappled with the future of blogs and swamped my time with being a business owner and a procrastinating adult. I obsessed myself with the appearance of my blog and became a tired writer and lost storyteller. Yet, there's a defining moment when you know you are ready to find yourself, and here I am.
At the same time, I knocked myself down yet again and couldn't bear to tell another Project Me story of failed love, weight loss or family sagas, so I quietly slipped into the shadows and let my words dwindle into silence.
Meanwhile, another part of me wasn't prepared to let go so easily and I churned out a book in just over three months. That's no small feat and something I'm very proud of. The book, The Holistic Entrepreneur, is in it's final stages of edit and should go to print in the next few months. In a nutshell, it's how to first focus on yourself before you focus on financial wealth, with stories and guidelines to help you where self help couldn't.
Yet, I feel like a lost soul, rediscovering a passion I know I once had. Over the next few weeks, I'll be telling my story as reflections of the month's past, but for today I'm welcoming myself back to blogging. The timing isn't coincidental. Nothing in life ever is. I'm in the midst of overcoming fears and dealing the past, that the only thing I have to rely on is reconnecting to my Self. Nearly sixty days ago, I committed to attempting to quit sugar for just thirty days and that decision has been life changing. One of the things I have had to deal with is the detox process of sugar completely leaving my body. The cravings weren't the problem. The anxiety was. Maybe not everyone goes through an emotional trauma when sugar completely leaves their body, but I did. My weeks have been filled with panic attacks and irrational fears, where I would turn to eating 100% of the time in the past. Knowing I have come too far and feeling physically happier, I've made my journey with food so conscious, that it's sparked my wanting to share my Project Me story once again.
The downside of anxiety is how it holds us back from the potential and possibility, so I've literally been too frozen with an array of emotions to be able to bring myself to write. Luckily, I'm not one to roll over and my shadow self get the better of me, so just like I did with my commitment of only thirty days to quit sugar, I'm committing again.
I'm committing to me through thirty days of meditation, exercise and writing, because life has a few defining moments and this seems to be one of them. All I have managed to truly decide is that I'm trusting the timing because when you know you are ready to find yourself, you are usual amidst a pile of chaos. That's me right now!
Although this feels like the sketchiest post I have ever written and I could hardly focus through my morning meditation, followed by not making my full exercise regime, I'm committing ... to me!
If you're still out there, I thank you! If not, for the first time in ages I don't mind, because I feel like I'm doing this for me.