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Healthy Living / Zucchini Fritters

Just over a year ago I eliminated carbs and sugar from my diet. Crazy right? I mean, TWO halloweens of not eating a single candy. My mind and body feel totally different. It wasn’t easy at first, I won’t lie, but the benefits were quickly obvious and I haven’t looked back. As someone who HATES cooking, one major road block was realizing I had to make my own food. Because when you eliminate things like sugar and carbs from one’s diet – nothing “prepared” out there is really all that great for you. So, you have to make your own meals.

One of my go-to meals is Zucchini fritters, and I wanted to share it here because not only do I love it, but Oscar and Aubrey do too. I make a TON at once, because I stick the leftovers in the fridge and they keep for a few days. But they never last that long because people go in and grab them morning, noon and night. They are THAT good. Here is my recipe and a one of my favourite speedy videos that I’m obsessed with making.

Ingredients
– 4 Zucchini’s
– 3 eggs
– 1 cup of Almond Flour
– Garlic Powder
– Parmesan Cheese

First things first, I get a TON of Zucchini’s because I like to make a bunch to go in the fridge.

Shred all the zucchinis. You can use a grater to get them shredded, but I found that my Cuisinart Food Processor with the shredder attachment was the best.  I love, love, love this machine.

Once you’ve shredded the Zucchini, you have to press out all of the water out of the shredded veggie. It’s a very watery vegetable, and you will want to squeeze out the liquid. This will help with cooking – trust me.

Now with your “dry” zucchini, you will add your 3 eggs, Almond Flour, and Garlic Powder to the mixture. Garlic Powder is done to your taste – we love it, so are liberal with shaking it in. I add 1 full bag of Parmesan cheese.

Mix all of the ingredients together.

I use this electric griddle for when I’m doing big batches of things and it never fails me. This part takes awhile, you have to be patient,.

 

 

COOKING

Frying
I just fry them with a little butter (good fat!) and they take awhile to brown on both sides. Don’t make them too thick or they won’t really cook. Thinner is better.

Oven
You can also put them in the oven. This time around I tested a baking sheet of them in the over at 350 degrees, to see how they would turn out – and they were AMAZING, Aubrey and Oscar preferred the baked, but I preferred the ones made on the griddle. The benefit to the oven baked ones is that you can set it and go. Frying you need to watch it a bit more closely.

Tools used
1. Cuisinart Food Processor with shredding disk attachment
2. Black and Decker Griddle

Food Used
-Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour 
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
– Garlic Powder

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Testing a “Skin Spatula”

I love gadgets, especially ones that claim big things and then actually deliver. I was intrigued by this thing called a “Skin Spatula” – a generic term for a little handheld device that is used during facials and vibrates with ultra sonic vibration to help remove gross stuff from your face. I was hooked after watching some youtube videos. Now, there are super expensive ones and then cheap ones – I opted for a cheap one off Amazon.com —  and guess what. I’m. Obsessed.

I have used it twice, paired with my favourite skin care products of the moment (which happens to still be Rodan + Fields but you can use whichever one you like!) and my skin was visibly in better shape the next day. It helps get out blackheads and oils, and well, icky things.

Word to the wise – Don’t do this before going out because I did look a little like a tomato after I did my face but after a few hours it settled down.

Just a fun little tool to add to your wish list or shopping cart on Amazon. And go watch some videos on “Skin Spatulas” to see others – although there are a ton of models they all pretty much do the same thing.

Xo Linds

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Rug Recommendation

Our basement

I’ve been helping my Mom with her basement reno that has been a process for a little over a year. New floor, new columns. We filled in a window, a new couch that was given to us by a friend, new wall colour (goodbye salmon pink walls!)  I haven’t documented it on here, but it has come a long way since the picture below was taken.

She was using rugs she’s had for awhile for the floor but the colours were much too dark and didn’t do the space any favours. I recommended my go-to rug from Wayfair and it was delivered last week and was perfect.

You can see it in our basement below too…

It’s soft, affordable, delivered for free and comes in a TON of sizes.

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