Now that the Pity Party is over, it’s back to the kitchen. We buy 96% lean ground beef in 2 pound packages, and I needed a pound and a half to test a recipe for a new cookbook. I took the other 1/2 pound, and cooked it up with some chopped onion.
Perusing my saved pins on Pinterest, I looked for a new dinner idea. I decided on a pizza casserole, but had to switch too many ingredients. I took the remaining cooked beef, mixed it with some pasta sauce, and topped it with some Parmesan and part skim mozzarella cheeses. I used one of our tiniest casserole dishes 6 inches x 3, almost the length of a dinner fork.
We had some leftover rice that we had also made for a recipe test, and I offered SpecialK salad. He wasn’t overly hungry, and he passed on both. The funniest part of this dinner, was that we had leftovers.
Are you using Pinterest? I am SueWaldKatz on Pinterest, and I started saving recipes there before I incurred all of my current eating limitations.
I now keep some recipes that I can never make as written. I have substitutions embossed on my brain. No butter = Earth Balance. No coconut oil = light Olive oil. Where have I gotten stumped? I believe I am going to try oat bran for coconut flour. If you are noticing the no coconut theme, you are correct. Coconut is too high in saturated fat. I can’t use any starches, so the usual gluten free blend of 40% high protein, 60% starch is not an option. I will have to create a flour mix that I can use, then hope it works. If I find one, I promise to share it here. If you have a question about anything I pinned, ask me.
Today, I made 3 pizzas, after making one on Wednesday. I have tried almond flour, almond and oat, unseasoned oat flour, and seasoned oat flour, in the past 3 days. The last was passable, but I have another recipe or two to try. As SpecialK said, I will just have to keep trying. Stay tuned.