Black Bean Chili

I really love soup…I especially love soup when it comes together quickly, like this chili does!

If you use canned black black beans, or cook them from dry and have them ready to go, this is the ultimate 30 minute or less meal for a busy night.

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Ingredients

Method

Blend all together until smooth, or reserve some beans for a chunkier texture.

Add 6 more cups of cooked black beans and 4 more cups of bean water or plain water

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Nicole’s Bread Mix

Do you need an easy low-carb, and low-fat, loaf of bread, and sometimes you just can’t wait to order the mix, or you run out at the last minute? Yeah, me too!

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts with Trim Healthy women asking for a DIY version of our favorite easy bread mix, and so I went to my kitchen to begin testing, because I love a good baking challenge these days.

It took a few tries, but it totally paid off!

I made this bread mix from a similar ingredient profile to that of the Trim Healthy version, so this loaf has a similar fuel source and ALL the details are below! Man, I LOVE this lifestyle!

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Ingredients:

Method:

Mix all dry ingredients together very well. This can be mixed in advance for even faster, and more convenient bread-like baking. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Put 1 1/3 Cup egg whites and 3/4 cup cool water into a blender and have it running on a low setting while you pour the dry ingredients into it. Let it run for an additional 30 seconds on low, and then pour it into a prepared loaf pan. I prepared mine with parchment paper to make it come out cleanly for the cooling process.

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour in a preheated oven. Turn the oven off once the timer goes off, without opening the oven door, and allow it to sit in the oven for an additional 20 minutes while the temperature comes down some. Then, remove it from the oven, and the pan (parchment makes this part a SO EASY) and allow to cool on a cooling rack, completely before cutting into it.

** I got 18 slices, approximately 1/4in thick off of this loaf. 1/12th of this recipe is right at the limit for fat in a fuel pull meal on the Trim Healthy Lifestyle plan, so keep that in mind when you are using this in an E or FP setting. **

I have an Easier Easy Bread recipe too if you are out of egg whites, or don’t enjoy keeping them around.

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Shelf Staple Bread Mix

Do you need an easy low-carb, and low-fat, loaf of bread? Yeah, me too!

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts with Trim Healthy women asking for a DIY version of our favorite easy bread mix, and so I went to my kitchen to begin testing, because I love a good baking challenge these days.

It took a few tries, but it totally paid off!

I made it easier, because it is completely shelf stable, AND only uses WATER as the liquid. How much easier could it get, right?

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Ingredients:

Method:

Mix all dry ingredients together very well. This can be mixed in advance for even faster, and more convenient bread-like baking. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Put 1 3/4 Cups of water into a blender and have it running on a low setting while you pour the dry ingredients into it. Let it run for an additional 30 seconds on low, and then pour it into a prepared loaf pan. I prepared mine with parchment paper to make it come out cleanly for the cooling process.

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour in a preheated oven. Turn the oven off once the timer goes off, without opening the oven door, and allow it to sit in the oven for an additional 20 minutes while the temperature comes down some. Then, remove it from the oven, and the pan (parchment makes this part a SO EASY) and allow to cool on a cooling rack, completely before cutting into it.

** I got 18 slices, approximately 1/4in thick off of this loaf. 1/12th of this recipe is right at the limit for fat in a fuel pull meal on the Trim Healthy Lifestyle plan, so keep that in mind when you are using this in an E or FP setting. **

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Gluten Free Sourdough Chocolate Cake

Do you have some Gluten Free Sourdough Discard that you need to use up?

Are you craving cake?

Did you know that sourdough and cake could be in the same sentence?

Go ahead and make this delicious chocolate cake that I created just so I would have a place to use all that amazing discard for my family, from those baking days that my timing is just off and I miss my baking window.

Do you ever have those kind of baking days?

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Ingredients:

Method:

Blend water, butter and 2 eggs in a blender until smooth and frothy. Add all other ingredients and blend until glossy and smooth. Pour into an 8×8 baking dish, and Bake at 350 for 30-35 min.

**This recipe serves 8 to keep the carb count down so that this can fall into an S setting on the Trim Heathy Plan. If you have a larger piece you will end up having a crossover.**

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Overnight Injera

Do you love a little Ethiopian flatbread, but need an easier, truly gluten free, and faster way to make it? Oh GOOD, me too!

This recipe relies on the fact that you already have a Gluten Free Sourdough Starter, but if you don’t you can find one here or join the waiting list to be notified of my next Gluten Free Sourdough Workshop.

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Overnight Injera in blue font with #nicoleburch in burgundy font below. There is a picture of several injera flatbreads in a pile.

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Ingredients:

Overnight Sponge –

  • 1/2 Cup, mature and ACTIVE, Gluten Free Sourdough Starter
  • 2 Cups Teff Flour
  • 2 Cups Untreated Water

Method:

Mix all the ingredients for the sponge together well, and place in a safe spot for 7 hours or overnight. Make sure this is covered by a light cloth.

Once 7 hours has passed, or overnight, you can make the injera. Mix the sponge with a spoon, throughly. Use a heated, non-stick, pan like this you will begin cooking the flatbreads by pouring 1/4 Cup of the sponge batter (which will be very thin) into the pan and swirling it around until the bottom is covered.

Do this quickly and don’t have the pan so hot that it will burn, so start at below “medium” and adjust from there. Once the bottom of the pan is covered, set it on the burner and cover with the lid and allow to to cook.

You will see lots of bubbles forming on the top and you will cook it on ONLY this one side until the top is dry to the touch. Use a spatula to remove from the heat and set on a plate. Continue this process until all the batter is cooked.

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Crazy Easy Nut-Free Milk

Do you need a Crazy Easy, Crazy Versatile, Nut-Free and Dairy Free milk?

I got you! This recipe couldn’t be any simpler, and you probably have most of the ingredients right in your cabinets!

Nicole is standing in a purple shirt with a butterfly outline that says THM Coach, while holding a half-gallon mason jar full of her Crazy Easy Nut-Free Milk. Next to her are the words, "Crazy Easy Nut Free Milk with Nicole Burch"

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Ingredients:

Large Version – Fits into a 1/2 gallon mason jar

Small Version – Fits into a quart mason jar

Method:

Place all ingredients into the blender, here is the one I used, and blend on high until it is creamy and emulsified.

If you follow the Trim Healthy Plan, you can have up to 1/2 Cup of this in a Fuel Pull setting, as written. 1/4 Cup in a sipper.

***If you cannot tolerate sunflower seeds, you can use any nut or seed butter in place of this ingredient for a crazy easy DIY dairy free milk recipe. Some ideas include tahini, hemp butter, pumpkin seed butter, almond butter, even peanut butter. The final 2 options(almond and peanut butter) would, obviously, NOT be nut free, so use them at your own discretion. And, you would need to calculate the fat for your new variety of butter, to see how it fits into your Trim Healthy Plan. If you cannot tolerate sunflower lecithin, you can leave it out, you will just need to shake it up before you use it.***

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Buckwheat English Muffins

This oat-free spin on my Gluten Free Sourdough English Muffins, is hearty in structure and has a very earthy taste due to the buckwheat flour.

My large family really enjoy buckwheat bread-like products, and these are one of their favorites!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Buckwheat Flour, we get ours from here or here
  • 1/2 Cups Gluten Free Sourdough Starter, or if you do not have a mature starter and would like to purchase some of mine dry, you can go here.
  • 1 Cup untreated water
  • 2/3 Cup Egg Whites
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Mineral Salt

Method:

Pull unfed, active sourdough starter out and mix with the water and the buckwheat flour.
Let it sit for 4-12 hours, I have let it sit 24 hours and it still worked well.
Mix in the remaining ingredients.
Let sit another 30 minutes to let the Baking Powder and Baking Soda activate fully.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Prepare the baking sheet with Aluminum or parchment, and wide-mouth mason jar lid rings. Or, use a silicone muffin top pan.
Spray lightly in the rings with cooking spray.
Fill to just under the top of the rim with the rested batter.
Bake for 25-35 minutes
Pull from the oven and let them sit and be cool enough to pull the muffins out of the rings without burning yourself.
Let fully cool before you cut into them.
These are compatible with an E meal on the Trim Healthy Mama plan, keeping it to 1 with room for some fruit, or 2 with no additional carb sources.

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Single Serve Free-From Bread

This is a simple recipe for quick gluten free bread, that an allergy mama can use.

I do not own a microwave, so if you make this I would love to know how long you cooked it, and how it worked for you, so these are made in a mini waffle iron. Because I own six of them, you know I have a large family, I mix these up in three small bowls and do the top and bottom at the same time.

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Ingredients:

Method:

Mix all dry ingredients, and then add the wet. The batter should be looser than a microwave muffin batter, but not soupy. Have a mini waffle iron, or two, hot and ready. Spray lightly with coconut cooking spray(or any other you can use). Add half the batter to the waffle iron, and cook for about 5 minutes until browning and cooked through. Then, add the other half to the waffle iron and cook he same way.

***This is a fuel pull bread on its own, but keep an eye on your added fat if you are using anything other than the Creamy Dreamy Hemp Protein Powder in your baking blend, because it could tip you into a light S or crossover on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.***

Root Beer Shake

I used to be a bit of a jerk when I was a teen…a Soda Jerk, that is! Yep, I worked in an old-fashioned soda shop for 4 years.

Hand-dipped shakes, floats, fries, and hand-made burgers were my whole world there. I made al the things, and the recipes are forever etched into my brain. My kids were pretty impressed when I made them a shake for one of their birthdays this year with huckleberries that we had picked ourselves in the woods.

Almost all of these things I used to make, I have been able to recreate on our gluten free lifestyle, and this shake has been on my list for some time to make a recipe for my THM Lifestyle, because it was my absolute favorite from when I worked at the soda shop.

Think of the best vanilla-flavored shake you have ever had, and then add a bit more vanilla, and you have it!

Ingredients

Method

Peel the banana and freeze it the night before. You need this to be frozen solid. Then add it and all other ingredients to the blender, except the protein powder of your choice. Blend until smooth and free of banana or ice chunks. Add your 1/4 Cup of protein powder and blend until fully incorporated.

***This is an E meal or snack on the Trim Healthy Plan***

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Golden Goulash

As a mom of 7, I love a good skillet meal. If it includes potatoes, then my whole crew is excited too!

With the addition of potatoes back into the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, thanks Pearl and Serene, we are finding all the ways to use these little buddies in new and healthy way.

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Ingredients:

we get most of our bulk spices here

Method:

Cook, and rinse if necessary, ground meat. Boil the diced golden potatoes, and drain. Then, add all ingredients to the same pot as the meat and cook until heated through.

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