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Instant Pot Recipe Roundup

My sweetie and I like to make low-carb stews, pot roasts, braises, chili, curries, soups—and desserts—especially since cool weather in the Pacific Northwest favors those kinds of foods for most of the year.

So to simplify our lives, we just bought a six-quart Instant Pot. An hour or so before dinner, we’ll prep a pot full of something tasty,

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Condensed Milk Substitute

This recipe was originally in Cooks.com and it is one of those handy little things to know!

Condensed Milk Substitute

2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients together and use as a substitute for condensed milk.

Now really…what could be easier??

On the other hand, … Read more “Condensed Milk Substitute”

La Vida Low-Carb—Weight Loss Notes

I found myself in a funk. I was overweight by about 50 pounds, could no longer run up stairs, had trouble leaning over to tie my shoes, was exhausted, was depressed, and had a bad case of brain fog. After floundering around, trying to fix all this with medication, yoyo-dieting, and cheating, I finally decided that perhaps a more healthy … Read more “La Vida Low-Carb—Weight Loss Notes”

Vegan Egg Replacements

VEGAN EGG REPLACEMENTS

TO ADD MOISTURE

Applesauce: 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder = 1 egg (can also replace butter, oil) (moist/heavy cookies, brownies, cakes, muffins)
Bananas: One small mashed banana = 1 egg (moist/heavy brownies, muffins, cakes; adjust sweetening in recipe)
Canned Pumpkin: 1/4 cup = 1 egg (moist/heavy cakes, muffins, cupcakes, bread)
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