Blueberry Struesel Muffins w/ LemonCream Cheese Frosting (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

This recipe comes from the I Breath I’m Hungry (IBIH) website. Enjoy! :)
paleo blueberry muffin recipe with lemon frosting

Yield: 6 muffins

Serving Size: one muffin

A low carb and gluten free blueberry muffin recipe with a crunchy streusel topping and lemon flavored icing.


For the muffins:

    • 6 Tbsp butter
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar substitute
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 cup almond flour
    • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
    • pinch of salt
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
    • 1/3 cup almond milk
    • 1/2 cup blueberries

For the streusel topping:

    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • 1/2 cup almond flour
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar substitute
    • 1 tsp lemon zest
    • 1 Tbsp coconut flour

For the icing:

  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar substitute


For the muffins:

    • Cream the butter and sweetener together until smooth. Add the eggs, beating well after each. Add the vanilla extract and mix well. Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking powder, and xanthan gum in a medium bowl. Add to the wet ingredients and mix well. Pour in the almond milk and blend until smooth. Stir in blueberries. Divide the batter between 6 greased muffin tins.

For the streusel topping:

    • Melt the butter and add the rest of the streusel ingredients. Stir until a dough forms. Using your fingers, crumble the streusel over the tops of the muffin batter.
    • Bake the muffins at 375 degrees for about 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool.

For the cream cheese icing:

  • Whip the softened cream cheese with the splenda and lemon juice until smooth. Spoon into a ziploc bag and cut off the very tip with scissors. Squeeze the icing over the cooled muffins and serve.


Approximate nutrition info per muffin: 354 calories, 33g fat, 5.5g net carbs, 11g protein

(without streusel or icing: 255 calories, 23g fat, 4.3g net carbs, 8g protein)

Jalapeno Popper Egg Cups

This recipe hails from Craig’s Ruled Me Keto website.

Yields 12 Jalapeno Popper Egg Cupsjalapenopoppereggcup


  • 12 strips Bacon
  • 8 large Eggs
  • 4 oz. Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 4 medium Jalapeno Peppers, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Get all ingredients ready.
  3. Measure out all cheese and grate as needed.
  4. Prep the jalapenos by seeding and chopping them.
  5. Save 1 jalapeno that you can cut into rings as a garnish for the top. F.
  6. Par-cook bacon so it’s semi crisp but still pliable. Save bacon grease in the pan.
  7. Using a hand mixer, mix together eggs, cream cheese, chopped and seeded jalapeno peppers, leftover bacon grease, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Grease wells of muffin tin, then place par-cooked bacon around the edges.
  9. Pour egg mixture into the wells of the muffin tin. Make sure you only go about half-way to 2/3 way up as they rise quite a lot. Oh! This is the reason you only see 4 muffins in the following pictures – I overfilled the first batch of 12 and they turned into Frankenstein muffins.
  10. Add cheddar cheese on the top of the muffin, then a jalapeno. Cook at 375F for 20-25 minutes.
  11. Once cooked, remove from the oven to let cool. They will slowly deflate and give you a great treat.
  12. Serve and enjoy!This makes a total of 12 Jalapeno Popper Egg Cups.

Each Egg Cup comes out to be 216 Calories, 19.3g Fats, 0.9g Net Carbs, and 9.6g Protein.

Hamburger Stroganoff


  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth (or bouillon cube dissolved in water)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, I use Pink Himalayan
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground parsley


  1. Brown the ground beef in olive oil in a frying pan.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare mushrooms and onions for cooking (slice or chop, if necessary).


Low Carb Meal Plan 1

This is my first post about low carb dieting.  This post is mostly just a place for me to put my plans easily and be a reference for my family members who are also exploring this diet plan.  Enjoy!

Day 1


  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 Cucumber, sliced into discs
  • 3 Italian Meatballs




  • Hamburger Stroganoff, Cauli-Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Broccoli

Day 2





Day 3





Dog Crates

We have two dogs. One is a an older dog that has lived past his breed expectancy. The other is only a year and half old. Each have different needs in terms of dog kennels, especially at this point in their lives.

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In the past we’ve had the original dog kennels that are more constricting, (usually used to ship animals on planes). We were in the colder climate of Washington, so airflow wasn’t as much of a factor. They worked well for their purpose at that time.

Originally when we were moving down to AZ we only had one of the original type of kennel, so we needed another to safely transport our dogs with us when we drove down. We opted to try this new type of dog crate. We liked this one so much that when it became necessary to crate both dogs at night we got another one of this type and retired the other one for visiting dogs.

I found a really cool additional product for these crates, crate covers and pads. Not only do they having boring styles, but some really cool ones as well.

Dr. Bronner Castile Soap

Made with organic oils. Dilute: Enjoy 1 soap for 18 different uses.

Guaranteed pure potassium castile soap and 1% vegetarian: Super mild castile has outstanding water softening and cleansing powers. Preferable to harsh soap and defattening, synthetics. It does not cut dirt, but dissolves it. It is the mildest, most pleasant soap you ever used. Enjoy only 2 cosmetics, enough sleep & Dr. Bronner’s ‘Magic Soap’ to clean body-mind-soul-spirit instantly uniting one! All one!

  • 1% Biodegradable
  • No detergents
  • Not animal tested
  • Oregon Tilth certified organic
  • Made in USA.

Anti-Allergy Window Cleaner

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Pure & Gentle’s Anti-Allergy Window Cleaner is formulated to prevent dust and allergens from attracting to hard surfaces.

  • Non-Toxic
  • does not contain volatile chemicals
  • does not contain ammonia

Made with natural ingredients. Dilute with 60 parts of water. The Eco-friendly packaging reduces environmental impact by as much as 85%. Dye Free and phosphate free. The right environmental choice.

Each product size comes with empty dispenser bottle and sprayer.