Oil Of Joy


Tuesday, May 31, 2016


It has been time for a move for quite a while, the  new blog is not yet perfect (nor will it ever be, lol) but it is my new home on the web!

Please join me over at:

Take a peek around my new place! Please understand it is a work in progress, so there will continue to be changes and upgrades as I learn more and work on making it my own.

Ya know, kinda like hanging pictures on the walls, putting out area rugs and finding knick knacks just right for my space, lol.

I will soon have a store available to you for THM products and any other nifty things I find I think you would appreciate!

I will also be adding all of my recipes to seperate files designated by food type avoided to help you navigate THM with food allergies!

I am learning, this new place is challenging for me, but fun to learn. So thank you for your continued support and patience!

With joy ~ Tina :)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Instant Pot Giveaway from the THM Bloggers Test Kitchen!

Happy Mother's Day!

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Isn't this amazing? These ladies at the THM Bloggers Test Kitchen site are just incredible and always looking for fun ways to make our group more fun and exciting and bless our members! I am so thankful to be part of it!

So, just in time for Mother's Day, we have collaborated to host an amazing giveaway for ONE  lucky mama to receive:

Instant Pot IP-DUO060 7-in-1 multi function Pressure Cooker (6qt/1000Watt)

I have in the past owned a pressure cooker, and it was such a timesaver and huge help in the kitchen! I know whoever receives this is going to just love it!

To be eligible for this giveaway you do need to be a member of the THM Blogger Test Kitchen! Please hop on over and join us for some of the best THM recipes, including allergy friendly categories!

You can place your entry here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This contest runs starting NOW and ends on May 7, 2016, WINNER will be announced on the Test Kitchen site and notified by Email on May 8, 2016. Winner chosen will have 24 hours to respond to announcement or a new winner will be chosen.

(We are not responsible for entries that will not load and or any issues with your Instant Pot prize)

***This prize is in no way affiliated with Trim Healthy Mama LLC***

***This prize and shipping is limited to USA and Canadian Mamas only***

Thank you for being such wonderful readers, sharing in your THM journey with me, it is a joy to be part of this giveaway and I look forward to seeing who wins this amazing prize!

Monday, April 25, 2016

My Unleavened Bread Meal Plan

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Choosing meals during unleavened bread is certainly easier now that we are gluten free. However, there are some things, like muffins and Just Like Grandmas Rolls that I really miss!

To make things simple this week, I came up with this easy plan and I would like to share it with you in case you are also looking for some inspiration!

Warm Chia Porridge (3 times this week) with chicken breakfast sausages
Fat Stripping Frappa (2 times this week)
Oatmeal with Maple Extract and Pecans for my fat (2 times this week)

Split Pea soup with chicken breast (2 times this week)
Loaded Fotato Soup (2 times this week)
Sesame Chicken Noodles (2 times this week)
Salad with Tuna and EVOO/Balsamic dressing

Skinny chocolate
No bake Cookies
Cheesecake Berry Crunch
Glorious Glycine pudding
1/2 serving oatmeal (I am trying to add some carbs before bed to see if it will help me sleep better)

Sloppy Joes with Sweet potatoes and salad
Enchilasagna Casserole with Cauli Spanish Rice
Cowboy Grub with Salad
Amish Cabbage Patch Soup
Chana Dahl with Salad
TACOS!!!! :)

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Patty Melt, melt my heart Low Carb, THM S, Allergy friendly!

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You are SO welcome!!
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Yes, this is a beautiful little allergy friendly patty melt. My household was in patty melt heaven when I made these ones. Oh yes, I am Rock Star Mom right now. :)

These little babies are egg free (of course), can be nut free with a little tweak on my recipe, wheat free, can be dairy free, gluten free too!

Boy oh boy, I am so thankful to have a diet plan that includes Patty Melts!

I truly hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

Patty Melts, Melt my heart!

Multiple Servings for family

Ingredients needed:
Just Like Grandmas Rolls
2 Teaspoons Caraway Seeds

1.5-2 pound extra lean ground beef
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper

1-2 Large onions, sliced into strips
butter or coconut oil for sauteeing

Swiss cheese slices for those who can have dairy

For the burger buns, I use my Just Like Grandmas Rolls recipe found HERE.

*To make them nut free, just sub flax meal for the nut flour called for, I do it all the time and it works GREAT!

** To make these have more of a rye type flavor, I added 2 teaspoons of caraway seeds to the dough! That's my only tweak! They are super yummy! I will probably do this for regular sandwich buns now and then as well! Don't skip it, it adds such a fabulous flavor!

For the burgers:
I used 1.5-2 pounds of extra lean ground beef
2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Combine burger ingredients, don't over mix, form into slider size burger patties and grill in a fry pan.

I use this scooper to get a uniform size for both my buns and my burgers:


Grill the onions, I used one large onion, although my family had wished there was more. Since we are supposed to watch the amount of onion in an S meal, I used just the one, but next time I will make two large onions and let them load up.

I just sliced my onion into strips, sauteed them in butter, but refined coconut oil would be a great non dairy option. I did overcook mine a bit...so keep an eye on yours!

Last, I used 1/4 slice of swiss cheese on each burger for those who could have dairy. For those that cant, they just enjoyed them without the cheese.

These really are a keeper of a recipe. Satisfying, home cooked goodness.

With Joy ~ Tina :)

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

BAM Donuts!!! Egg, dairy, gluten, nut free delicious E!

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What's a mama to do when she is craving donuts with her morning tea?
I loved donuts before THM, and since THM, being egg free, I was really missing them.
I kept thinking how lovely it would be to sit and sip my tea with a delicious donut.

IDEA!! Make the Bust a Myth (BAM) cake (page 298 of the Cookbook) using my allergy friendly tweaks and pour it in my donut pan!!! Serious moment of genius creativity!

I did add some cinnamon, a teaspoon because I love cinnamon.

I also ground up some Super Sweet Blend and made powdered sugar and lovingly dusted the tops of my donuts with the sugar and then a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Truthfully, they would be great just out of the oven, warm and soft. They don't need anything extra. 
However, that little sprinkle of sweetness just made my heart happy. :)

These will be made often and enjoyed frequently. Thank you THM for making donuts possible in my life while I am still working toward my weight loss goals.

With Joy & Donuts ~ Tina

If you are looking for a good donut pan, I bought two of these, which the recipe made a perfect dozen in them:


Tuesday, March 15, 2016


This is one of TWO big things I am working on!! I am just so excited about this!!
This is a collaborative effort from many of the THM bloggers you are already very familiar with!

We have put together ONE Facebook page where you can go and find recipes by fuel type or even by allergen!

ALL of these recipes are tried and true! We have either created them ourselves or use the recipe in our own home and KNOW it's worth sharing with you!

Please, click through and join us over on Facebook for this exciting one of a kind forum!!

We have some awesome GIVEAWAYS to celebrate this incredible gathering!!
You can find the giveaway information on A Home with Purpose Site!

THM Blogger Test Kitchen (unofficial, but smokin' hot!)

With joy~ Tina :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Chizza Pizza - THM S - Low Carb!

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Pizza seems to be one of those foods I can never quite get right. Without eggs and too much dairy, of course no wheat and I would prefer not to use nuts, the crusts are never exactly what I am looking for......making pizza, while delicious, never quite as satisfying as I would like.

I had seen crusts made with meat around the internet, but I didn't want a hamburger patty with pizza toppings either. I wanted something more like a crust....so I thought I would give it a try in my own way!

Chizza Pizza came to be! I decided chicken instead of beef, milder flavor, picks up the flavorings better. Let's the toppings shine! I played around a little and the result was a hit with my whole family. They are my official taste testers, when they love it, that's when I know it's ready for the blog.

I would love to hear what you think of Chizza Pizza if you give it a try!

I would like to offer my dairy free readers some options:

Taco pizza! Top this crust with a thin layer of refried beans, or salsa, then top with olives, seasoned hamburger, onions, peppers, jalapenos, bake it up and top with fresh tomatoes and shredded lettuce!
BBQ pizza! Top with a schmear of on plan BBQ sauce (from the book), red onions, shredded beef, oinions and garlic.

On to my basic Chizza crust!

2 pounds lean ground chicken (mine had only 5 grams of fat per serving!)
1/8 cup of Baking Blend (or substitute that works for you)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

I used a jelly roll pan for baking this, something with a lip is important so you don't have drips.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix ground chicken with the baking blend and spices. Spread chicken mixture thin to edges of the jelly roll pan, creating a little lip around the edges if you would like it to resemble more of a pizza crust.

Bake for approx 20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.

Remove from oven, but leave it on!

Now top your Chizza! We used no sugar added spaghetti sauce, mozzerella, turkey pepperoni, onions, peppers and some shavings of parmesan. Pop back in the oven for about 10-15 more minutes to allow toppings to get hot and if you are using cheese, let it get all melty and wonderful!

With Joy ~ Tina :)