Archive for April 6th, 2008

Chess pie

chess pie

Crust Ingredients:
1 cup vital wheat gluten flour
1 cup Carbquik Bake Mix
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), divided into several pieces
1/3 cup shortening or lard, divided into several pieces
1/4 cup ice water with 2 tsp liquid sweetener added to it

In a food processor combine gluten and bake mix. Add the butter and shortening. Process (or pulse) until the mixture is coarse. Add the water slowly, being careful not to overprocess. Remove the dough, roll out on a floured surface, and place in a 9-inch pie pan.
Filling Ingredients:
1/4 cup Splenda
2 teaspoons liquid sweetener
3/4 cup Erythritol
1 teaspoon not/starch
4 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup lite coconut milk
1 teaspoon white taragon vinegar
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8 tablespoons butter (1 stick), melted

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a bowl mix all of the ingredients except the butter, then whisk it in. Pour into the prepared crust and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick or knife blade inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve with raspberries or blackberries if you like.

Cut in 8 pieces: 9 grams net carbs per piece.

See recipe HERE


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Man in the News: David Beckham

I don’t have anything against football… I will watch it, only if it’s the world cup, only then and I won’t watch all the countries and if I miss a game, it’s not the end of the world…but,  I love rugby, won’t miss one single world cup game and when I’m in SA, the Blue Bulls are my favourite… when I was a student…it was WP!!! (think it might still be…hmmm…wonder..) WP stands for Western Province…or just…”PRO….VINCE!”… anyway… this football thingy is just one too much (in London.. I’m not in SA)…. ask any boy from the age of 8 what he wants to be one day…and the answer comes… “I wanna be a footballer”… ok, nothing “wrong” with it… but, hey…there is more in life than to mess up your education and think…hey, I’m gonna be a footballer and will pocket zillions of pounds… many boys in secondary schools…don’t really take education seriously as they think..”football” is waiting…they don’t care about their own education because all that matters…is football. At some stage somebody should wake them up! There’s more in life than that…stop dreaming, you’re not all good enough, you should realise at a certain age that you are not good enough to be the “golden boy” and should focus on your education instead…but no, they still believe in that “football dream” even though they are 16 and not even in the school’s football team! Read in this next article about David Beckham…if you read the  sentence… then you know why so many boys have a “don’t care” attitude..because David Beckham wasn’t good at school (if you read the article, that’s what they say), so why would they care to be “good”… if you take rugby players…well, when I say this, I can only say it by thinking about the Springbok-team… they are all qualified and settled in a career of their own, they are people you can look up to, they are not just “rugby players”, fullstop..they are more than just that…some of them are doctors! teachers…attorneys…Bryan Habana studied at the Rand Afrikaans University…Percy Montgomery studied at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology…Victor Mattfield…Pretoria University…etc etc.. this is only three of our players…for more CLICK HERE …and I’m quite sure this is the case about rugby players from other countries too.

One biographer laments: “He hasn’t said an interesting sentence in his life.” Beckham, a banal genius, became a vehicle for debating Britain’s dumbing-down.
Read entire article HERE …..

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