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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

sourdough pizza

Anyone else trying to eat anti-inflammatory but love bread? Try sourdough! 
The best anti-inflammatory grain is sourdough bread. Since sourdough is created through fermentation, its vitamins are richer and more easily digested. It's low-glycemic, meaning it won't spike your blood sugar, and it also contains prebiotics that form during the fermenting process.
Sourdough contains a variety of vitamins and nutrients, making it super beneficial to your day-to-day health. Sourdough bread has small to moderate amounts of: iron, manganese, calcium, B1-B6, B12, folate, zinc, potassium, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, selenium, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin E.

I must emphasize that this pertains to FRESH sourdough from a bakery, or from your own kitchen, not the kind you get in the store that is riddled with chemicals and ingredients to make them last longer. 

Don't be scared! Find a friend with a sourdough starter and go from there. We make pizza, pretzels, pancakes, crackers, bread, and bagels alllll the time. Super easy and yeast free! ๐Ÿ‘ This recipe is not gluten free. 

Makes 2 large cookie sheet sized pizzas


375 g water

100 g sourdough starter, active and bubbly

10 g salt

500 g all-purpose or bread flour

Mix the dough. Place the starter, salt, and water in a large bowl. Stir to combine. I use my dough hook on my kitchen aid and let it run for 5 minutes. If you don't have one You will need to knead by hand until the dough is smooth. It should form a ball, if not you may need to add more flour.

Bulk fermentation: Cover with a towel or bowl cover and set aside to rise at room temperature (70ยบF/21ยบC) for 4 to 18 hours (the time will vary depending on the time of year, the strength of your starter, and the temperature of your kitchen let the dough rise until it doubles in volume.

Portion and shape: Turn the dough out onto a work surface and shape into a rough ball, using as much flour as needed — the dough will be sticky. Using a bench scraper, divide the dough into 2 equal portions (4 if making small personal pizzas. Sprinkle portions with flour. With floured hands, roll each portion into a ball, using the pinkie-edges of your hands to pinch the dough underneath each ball. (Note you can freeze here if want it to save for later use.

Lightly oil 2 baking sheets. Stretch and roll out the dough to shape of the pan. Cover and rest for 1 hour. After an hour of rest and rise, return back and reshape the dough again to fit in the pan as shifting and rising should have happened.

Prebake: heat oven to 450
Bake each plain pizza crust for 4-5 minutes.
Now it's ready for toppings.

Top and Bake

Top with your favorite tomato sauce or Marina, cheese, favorite toppings.

Bake: All ovens are different and altitude makes a difference too. I bake mine for 8 minutes at 450 and then turn to broil and watch for 2-4 minutes until the cheese is blistered.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Why I left Beachbody


Yes, the rumors are true. I left. Yes I was a 2x Elite 1x Premiere Coach that earned 6 figures. Yes it was hard to leave, but I had to. Let me explain:

You see I am getting older, and so is my body. The shake I used to love stopped working and was causing issues in my body. They reformulated and added some preservatives my body could not handle. Then shortages started happening and they could not source everything that they used to. Key ingredients I needed, were no longer in there. I was a literal hot mess with hormones raging, mood swings, hot flashes, sleep issues, lack of sex drive, not a single bit of motivation to socialize. I was a completely different person. I did not like myself and I needed help fast. 

I started to feel like imposter syndrome. Because Shakeology wasn't working anymore. I kept begging for more help with menopause, gut health, joint pain, aging, vitamin deficiences etc...NADA. So I searched high and low and loved what I found. BUT... I wasn't allowed to share with you or anyone if I remained a coach. I refused to pretend, and therefore my account was terminated. It was a blessing though... because now I am helping people LIKE ME that NEED help!

The first thing that helped me SO much is a menopause supplement that's part of meology. They customize your regime based on your answers...You take a little health assessment and they can even hook up to your DNA test if you want (you don't have to share that) and they mix a supplement prescription that caters to YOUR body. And it's ๐Ÿ’ฏ clean. Just plants backed by science ๐Ÿ™Œ You can pick and choose what you want as part of your plan. If you want to check it out, and maybe take the health assessment here is the link: CLICK HERE or reach out to me. In addition to the menopause supplement I changed over my energize to their energy boost that gives me SUSTAINED energy, and added triple defense immunity, I switched my collagen to theirs (it is far superior), I switched my shakes too. Feels so good to finally be ALIGNED and to have the certified organic, non-gmo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free label! My mood is so much better, and my hot flashes haven't happened in over a month now. My sex drive is back, I have much more energy, and am verbal again.

If you are feeling like I was, please don't hesitate to reach out. Sometimes things work... until they don't. Let's get you feeling better! 

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It can save you too! Take the free health assessment (it can even hook up to your DNA test results) to see what your body REALLy needs.