My trip towards my new Grain Free Lifestyle.
I was completely blown away and convinced after reading "Wheat Belly".
My husband, and my parents are now following the new lifestyle changes.
Follow me and see that life is still fabulously delicious after living without.
So... I am getting excited about summer food. Steak, ribs, hamburgers, baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, Greek salad, Cole slaw, BBQ corn cobs, baked potatoes, planked fish.. MMMm seriously how can you resist?
It's definitely harder on a grain free diet as we hardly eat potatoes, no bread, and if I do make bread it doesn't go with hamburgers..
So, in anticipation of getting our fire pit outside I have been planning ways to get through the delicious hamburgers cooked over the fire. Also we love to do day trips to the mountains on the weekends and the less crap we have to take with us the better. You have to have forks and everything... lol
Hamburgers with lettuce leaves are also kinda boring sometimes because I want bacon and mushrooms and onions and tomato and cheese and it's weird without a bun.
SOOOOOOooo I was a little worried as we are coming up to our day 1 of the 17 and I wanted to make all recipes compliant.
I was doing some research as usual with using Whey Powder to cook with as that is relatively new for me.
Well, good news I came across a few recipes that were posted all over the Google.
Yes they are flat, unlike traditional rolls. However we all know that around here nothing is traditional.
They are soft, fluffy, and neutral so whatever taste you have it will become!
I checked over the ingredients and I was a little worried as Kyle does NOT like meringue in any way, shape or form.
The main ingredient in these is eggs, whipped eggs to be exact so I was worried after all of my work and planning he wouldn't like them. So I just didn't tell him.. I put out extra lettuce just in case it was needed.
I have a delicious pancake recipe (soon to be posted) using very similar ingredients and I LOVED the pancakes so I was ready to embrace the yumminess.
Here it is.. My delicious hamburger!
Trust me the rolls are perfect. They are a vehicle from the plate to your mouth. End of story.
But they are very useful, as they are easy to make savory, or sweet.
What I like best about them is they are not full of starch or carbs like my bread rounds, coconut buns, biscuits etc. They are not going to fill you up and make you unhappy. They will only help you enjoy the experience that your mental relationship plays in your life.
I hope you have time to make these one night. They are great.
They can be a little tricky so please follow the recipe exact. You may need to adjust according to climate in order to the texture just right.
Also ovens may vary. I cooked mine in my mini oven with the element close to the pan so they kept there shape fairly well. It may help to cook them in the same place in your oven or increase the heat if your having trouble with keeping them separated.
Work quickly, the faster the less liquid you will end up with that will not be useable.
this is my version of an original which can be found @ the lighter side of low carb :)
In a stand mixer bowl beat on high until stiff peaks form:
4 organic egg whites
1/8 t cream of tartar or organic lemon juice
pinch of sea salt
In a separate stand mixer bowl beat well until thick:
4 organic egg yolks
1/4 t organic lemon juice /organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1/4 t aluminum free baking soda
1/2 C organic cottage cheese/organic cream cheese room temperature
3 T unsweetened/vanilla whey powder
Spices needed for sweet or savory (recipe follows)
Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Move oven rack to top half of oven and set to 300 degrees.
Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. In a separate bowl beat yolk mixture until pale yellow and thick. VERY delicately fold yolk mixture into white mixture without crushing whites. Mix should look like fluffy yellow meringue.
On prepared baking sheets use your spatula and dollop mound circles without flattening the mix and leaving generous space in between. Divide into 12 mounds.
Immediately place pan into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
They need to become browned or they are going to be too soft to do anything with.
Bake until set enough to handle and cool completely.
Leave them out on the counter until use, closing them will cause them to get soft and mushy.
You can toast them lightly just before eating in the toaster oven to firm them up.