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Keto Sausage Balls

I am late to the game. I am pretty sure my aunt, my mom, and my sister-in-law have made these. I decided to switch up my daily breakfast, and try this recipe. The recipe is easy and the sausage balls are pretty good. The original recipe said to use a cooking scoop to make the balls but I rolled them in my hands. I also used ground Italian sausage. INGREDIENTS 1 pound sausage, cooked and drained (I used Italian) 4 ounces of cream cheese 1/2 cup almond flour 1/3 cup milled flax seeds 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg, beaten DIRECTIONS Allow cream cheese to soften. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cook the sausage and drain. Set aside to cool. In a mixing bowl, combine cooled sausage and cream cheese until Stir in the almond flour, flax meal, baking powder, shredded cheddar and egg. Grease a baking sheet. Make balls about an 1.5″ in diameter. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes. CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE …

Sausage and Shrimp Skillet

Since moving to Texas, my priorities have definitely shifted. Now, I am seeing the consequences (my clothes are tight). I am no longer teaching fitness classes, I sit in front of a computer most of the day, and I am surrounded by really good food. Some weight gain was inevitable but I am trying to get back on track. My aunt and uncle are doing Keto, my mom is always watching her carbohydrates, so I figured I better start making better choices before it gets out of hand. I am walking/running with my dog after work and a quick sun-salutation in the morning. My mom introduced me to a breakfast (Light n Fit Greek Vanilla Yogurt, grain-free granola, and frozen berries) and I quit eating Cheez-Its, chips, protein bars (with lots of carbs), crackers, Whataburger (which we were eating at least once a week), and Dominos (ordered every Sunday). I found this Shrimp and Sausage Paleo Skillet Meal and thought I would give it a try. I did find that I did not need the …

Nori Maki

My grandmother taught me how to make nori maki and I have been her assistant a few times. However, today was my first day making it alone. Nori maki is made up of a sheet of roasted seaweed that is then filled with rice and desired vegetables or fish. My grandmother fills her nori maki with either Japanese gourd (Hime Makizushi No Moto) or cucumber.  The Japanese gourd is hard to come by in some areas. You can purchase it on Amazon but it is very expensive. Some Japanese and Asian markets carry it in stores for a much more reasonable price. If you need an actual demonstration of how to roll your nori maki check out this video, How To Make Nori Maki by Famous Cuisines Channel. If you use too much rice, the 1/2 inch of seaweed you leave free will not be able to stick to the outer seaweed and hold the roll together. I overfilled a few times. I used a knife to run along the edge of the seam to clear off the …