Blood test results on Monday...

I was able to get in this morning to a lab to have my fasting blood test done!  They said I should get the results on Monday.  I will be looking forward to them!!  This afternoon we went to a wedding.  I had done my one month (plus) almost white-free and had my blood test done, so I decided I would have some wedding cake!!  It... was... delicious!!  Mmmmm!!  A smallish piece of coconut cake and chocolate cake.  Wow!  OK, so I was paying attention to how I felt.  That was pretty revealing!  I felt sick right away, and it wasn't because of the cake... it was because of my reaction to white flour & white sugar.  Just kind of a blah feeling in my stomach.  Then, on the way home I was falling asleep.  I was tired anyway, so I can't say for sure that it was a definitive result from the sugar today, but I do know that I used feel really tired after a very high amount of sugar. I also felt grouchy for a few hours afterwards.  Very interesting.  I don't think I used to have that much of a reaction, but I've had very little in the past month.  It was a treat, for sure, but I found the reactions quite interesting!!  I will write as soon as I can when I get the results!


Whiteless Sour Cream Coffee Cake

My daughter adapted this recipe from the March 2010 Cooking Light magazine.  Yum!!  I hope that any of your who are trying to eat "whiteless" has support.  Even if you don't have support at home, you do here, so feel free to comment or send me a message.  I am feeling very thankful as the daughter I just moved out of the dorm at college is home and loves to cook!  Not only that, but she is being so sweet by cooking "whiteless."  She likes eating healthy, so supports me in this way!  I really haven't suffered.  It's not as bad as it sounds!  You just get used to less sugar and don't crave it!  Cravings are the worst, aren't they?  That's what makes us go after the things we shouldn't have.  And, when I'm craving something I don't have much will-power.  So... I'm glad that I have very little craving!!  It makes all the difference for staying on the diet!!  Enjoy this recipe and take care of yourselves - all!!   Ciao!!   (See comment below!) 

Whiteless Sour Cream Coffee Cake
(adapted from 3/10 Cooking Light Magazine)
3/4 C old-fashioned rolled oats, divided
cooking spray
1-1/4 C whole-wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder (BP)
1/2 tsp. baking soda (BS)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 C packed brown sugar, divided
1/3 C butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (8-oz) carton light sour cream
2 tbsp. finely chopped pecans (or walnuts), toasted
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tbsp chilled butter, cut into small pieces

1. Preheat oven to 350o.
2. Spread oats in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Bake for 6 min. or until oats are barely fragrant and light brown.
3. Coat a 9 in. springform pan with cooking spray; set aside.
4. Reserve 1/4 C oats; set aside.  Place remaining oats in a food processor (or blender), process 4 seconds or until finely ground. Combine processed oats, flour, BP, BS and salt. Stir with a whisk.   
5. Place 3/4 C brown sugar and and 1/3 C butter in a large bowl.  Beat with mixer at med. speed for 3 min. or until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each.  Beat in vanilla.  Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with the sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mix. (Batter will be slightly bumpy because of the oats.) Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly.  
6. Combine remaining oats and brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon in a bowl.  Cut in 2 tbsp butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until well blended.  Sprinkle on top of batter evenly with nut mixture.  Bake at 350 for 38 min. or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, top is golden, and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan.  Cool cake in pan for 10 min. Remove from pan.  Yield: 10 servings.


Happy Mother's Day!!

Hello everyone!!  Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's out there!  I hope you had a wonderful day!  I had a nice, relaxing day with Trent's family... and ate virtually whiteless with accommodations to the dinner thanks to Trent's aunt and to my daughter!  That was so nice!  My daughter made the Cream Cheese Pie that is posted on this blog!  It's fabulous!  It's as good or better than any I've ever tasted!  We made one pie with an almond crust (as the recipe states) and one with a graham cracker crust!  I think the almond crust made it better than any I've ever had, as I think anything made with almonds is incredibly awesome!!  For dinner I had: ribs without bbq sauce (I could/should have made some for myself but didn't get it done - busy day yesterday!), basmati brown rice, green beans, caesar salad (I checked the dressing and there was only a tiny amount of sugar and pros would override the cons of eating it!), fresh fruit and cream cheese pie with fresh strawberries!  I also had coffee for the first time in a month, using nonfat milk and my own agave chocolate syrup (posted on this blog).  All is going well with the diet.  I look forward to the time that I can get my blood test done and find out the results!  I work M-F for the next month, so I'm not sure when I can get in for a fasting blood test.  I will let you know when that happens.  I hope you all have a good week, and if you're trying to cut down on white sugar & flour, keep up the good work!!