About Moi

About Moi
My Name is Brittany, and I'm 23yrs old. I was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 15, and then diagnosed with RA, when I was 18. I also got married when I was 18, and I'm enjoying my happily ever after with my hubby! When I got married, I was slim and trim...But not for long. After getting married, I started to gain a LOT of weight! In 1yr, I gained 50lbs! Finally, I went to the Doctor, where I discovered I have low thyroid. After being put on medicine, my weight gain slowed down, although over the next 3yrs, I gained an additional 26lbs. When I was 20yrs old, I got yet another diagnoses of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. That's 4 diagnoses in a 5yr period, if you lost count. They all effect my weight, in one way or another. Add on top of that, my love affair with food, and every 1 of those 76lbs gained was accounted for. Being 76lbs over weight is unhealthy for anyone, but it was especially unhealthy for me, and my health issues. Since starting this blog, in Jan-2010, I have lost 40lbs! I'm a new, slimmer, and healthier me! Before losing weight, I was told I needed knee replacements. Losing weight was the ONLY tool I had to help me hold off on that life changing surgery. Since losing 40lbs, my knees have never felt better! My husband and I are also trying to start a family, but my PCOS was not going to make it as easy as 1,2,3, as I didn't have periods on my own. My doctor had told me if I wanted a baby, I HAD to lose weight. Since losing 40lbs, I've had regular cycles for the first time in my life! Which is very important when trying to have a baby ;) This journey of mine is more than me simply wanting to wear skinny jeans. It has been a quest to becoming :Deliciously Healthy, so ALL of my dreams can come true! I'm almost half way there! With each new day, I get closer and closer to my goal of 120lbs, and becoming :Deliciously Healthy!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dessert failure, and the come back of "Brittany's Kitchen Adventures"!

I feel like I'm on a roll with this new clean eating/low glycemic plan of mine.

Except for one little thing: I need some sweets!
Since all of the Deliciously Healthy desserts I used to make have white flour in them, I have to find new, clean(er) desserts to make. Tonight I thought I'd try a little experiment- I made chewy coconut macaroons using oat flour, instead of all purpose flour.They tasted great, but didn't hold together at all.

I'm excited to try making my chocolate chip cookies without using white flour. I have a few ideas on what to substitute the white flour with. I really hope it works, because those would so hit the spot.

I WILL find deliciously clean desserts to bake. You watch :)
Seriously. Stop by every Monday to see me cook/bake new things, because
I'm bringing back "Brittany's Kitchen Adventures"!
I took a couple months off, while I figured out my new game plan. Now I'm ready to get back to cooking/baking challenging new things that I've never attempted; and I will blog about all of it! The first few weeks will be on my attempts to bake deliciously clean desserts. There's bound to be some disasters (like tonight's cookies), but hopefully a lot of Deliciously Healthy successes!

Do you know of any Deliciously Clean desserts?

Remember to wear red this Friday, for Go Red For Women Day!


erica said...

those look delish! I hate making something and it not holding together. I love the signs for womens day!


Christi said...

Have you tried those no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies? Those are really good and easy, not sure what they're called though. And they're certainly not diet food, but no flour at least. :)

Christi said...

found it

also, I bet you could replace some or all of the sugar with splenda to make them healthier, but I haven't tried that

135by2012 said...

I found this website, and the pear crisp sounds good:


Hope it helps :)

jin @ SOUL + FOOD said...

I'm looking forward to your new recipes - I wanna eat dessert without feeling bad :(

Ak said...

Looking forward to your new cooking adventures!

:Deliciously Healthy said...


Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Brittany, I haven't tried this yet. But you can buy quinoa (like in a box from Trader Joe's) and put it in a blender to make quinoa flour.

I've heard you can use that in place of All purpose flour, but I haven't tried it myself.

Just a thought!

Kat said...

More often than not, my desserts fall apart. We can't win every battle.

Kat of Keep'n The Faith does some great clean cooking - you might love some of the stuff that she makes!


Melting Candy said...

Yay for bringing back the kitchen adventures!!!!

Josie @Skinny Way Of Life said...

Check out "Clean Eating" magazine! they always have really good desserts that are all about nutrition and of course clean eating lol good luck, I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I always use Angela's site (OhSheGlows) for clean dessert ideas :-)

Emily said...

I also enjoy cooking light magazine too. They have a bunch of stuff as well.