Another Small Appliance – for my Birthday!

For my birthday, my mom was preparing dinner for me and made a batch of yogurt as well. She asked me what else I wanted and I said ice cream! lol
So on my birthday, I got an ice cream maker, and oh boy is it ever good!

My first batch I made a frozen yogurt but plan to experiment to get something closer to ice cream. All I put in was 2 cups yogurt made from 10% half and half, 1/2 cup honey, 1 tbsp vanilla and a dash of salt. I plan to try with 35% whipping cream yogurt, egg yolks, honey, vanilla and a bit of salt. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

For dinner we had beef korma made in the crockpot and a chicken stir-fry made in the wok. Not much else we could do with the limited garage-kitchen. My mom also used the microwave convection oven to make almond butter brownies as my cake. We served it with yogurt as the ‘icing’. I probably could have dripped the yogurt and mixed it with lots of honey to make a proper icing, but it was just fine the way it was.

My boyfriend and close friends organized a party for me on the weekend. It was really nice to have the high school gang together all in one place again. We had planned to do games and activities but ended up just chatting all afternoon. My boyfriend had made deviled eggs for me. I brought another almond butter brownie ‘cake’ and everyone raved at how good it was. I think they were surprised since I told them there’s no flour or sugar. We also had plenty of fruit out and I think I ate too much. I’m a sucker for blueberries.

A few of my friends actually noticed that I looked healthier. Everyone seemed supportive of the weird diet. It was a nice afternoon.

I also got the Wii Fit for my birthday. This ‘game’ is great! It has a lot of yoga poses and strength exercises that are really good for me at least in the short term. It’s just at my pace. I have played it every day so far and was actually sore after one of the workouts.


I have been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since January 2008 to recover from Celiac disease. As part of the diet, I don't eat grains, sugar or potatoes and prepare all my meals from scratch.


  1. Happy belated Birthday, Kat (AKA The Appliance Queen!). Which type of ice cream maker did you get, and do you heartily recommend it?

    My best,


  2. I got the Rival 1 quart electric ice cream maker. I haven’t used others so don’t know how it compares. I definitely suggest getting an electric one. I leave mine churning for about 45mins-1hour and can’t imagine stirring manually for that long, unless you really want a workout!

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