Chris’ super healthy, fit sister, Charity, finally convinced us to do the Advocare 24-Day Challenge. Basically, that means no sugar or carbs, except for in the morning (most days). Those of you who know me can imagine how real the struggle was. I even had to ask Chris to take a bunch of my candy away and hide it until the challenge was over… I have no self control.
Anyhow, one of the great things about the challenge was the opportunity to try some new recipes. Cauliflower rice was a new one for us, and so was an attempt to make my own granola using one of the Advocare breakfast recipes. It turned out pretty well:
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There’s a bit of a story behind this recipe. In high school, when I played ice hockey, we would have pasta parties the night before each game. I forgot to mention one of these dinners to my mother until the day of it. She whipped together a bunch of ingredients to make what we now call hockey pasta. That woman has impressive culinary skills, and it was quite a hit.
The second time that I brought it to a pasta party, my coach and his daughter, “number six” (we were all jersey numbers for those four years, even his own daughter, in his own home), drove me home after. I forgot the leftover hockey pasta in their car. When they reached their house and discovered that they were locked out, they sat in the car eating the hockey pasta with their hands until the Mrs. got home. They declared it a delicious lifesaver.
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This one is not really from scratch, but it’s a fun mix of boxed items.
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Do you remember where we spotted these?
Now we know how to even make the dough!
- 2 tsp yeast
- 1 c warm water
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/8 c sugar
- 2 – 2.5 c flour
- Stir the yeast and water together in a mixing bowl, and let them sit for a few minutes
- Add in the sugar, and let it sit for a few more minutes while the sugar feeds the yeast.
- Add in the oil.
- Mix in the flour and salt.
- Cover with a towel and let it rise for 15-30 minutes. You can put it in the oven on warm to help the process along.