my mouth is watering. there is nothing more satisfying than a caprese salad with fresh basil leaves nestled between fresh ripe tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. mmmmm…. i added just a sprinkling of kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. but i also love a balsamic drizzle. i’m hosting a summer party and recital tonight for my voice studio. i am so fortunate to have 25 … Continue reading summer party.
this TOTAL 10 experiment has taught me SO MUCH. we’re still kinda following it over here, but more importantly, because of the eliminations, i’ve been able to take some things out of my diet that were keeping me from losing weight. and keep them out! the hardest thing in the world: giving up wine. i am allowing myself to drink one day a week, and … Continue reading the next level.
it’s time for cold summer soups, y’all! a long time ago, i found this incredible soup recipe with honey dew melon in it, and peas and asparagus, i think. and mint. mint turns everything into a party, doesn’t it? it’s somewhere in my mess of recipes, and when i find it, i’ll share it with you. in the meantime, pull out your leftovers and make … Continue reading kitchen sink gazpacho.
oh momma ~ this. is. it. the chicken salad of your dreams. that is, if you’re the type of girl who dreams about food, like i do. okay, here’s how good it is: i don’t like chicken all that much. i really don’t like chicken salad. and i don’t like yogurt. but for some reason, this chicken salad with yogurt dressing is a home run. … Continue reading chicken salad w/strawberry-basil yogurt dressing.
hello, lovely kansas city ladies! this post is for you! or for anyone who would like to take a little trip to kansas city for some fun, food, and SHOPPING!!!! (sung in operatic voice) i’ve been on a rampage the last few days ~ shopping my way through the weekend. oopsy. but it felt right to me. i needed some summer comfy digs and it … Continue reading buy local on the plaza!
anyone need a new vegetable to live for? fennel is one of my favorite flavors. but i’m not going to describe it as a “licorice” flavor, because people get turned off by that word. it does not taste like a big black licorice stick from an old-fashioned candy store. I PROMISE. now, will you just try it already? would it help if there was brown, … Continue reading fennel au gratin.
i have a wonderful friend and voice student who recently had a particular hankering for some gluten free bran muffins that weren’t all mushy and gushy on the inside. she had tried some recipes and they all seemed to come out with the wrong consistency. so, she presented the challenge to me and i’m happy to report that i met that challenge. well, i cheated … Continue reading bran muffins.
Minor setback – fell at the gym this morning and bruised, or possibly cracked, my tailbone. Noooo! But here’s where I know I’ve changed – I’m going to proceed with working out by continuing to do arm weights, even if I have to do them in bed! Hopefully I can get back to the gym soon. So now, I am going to take this time … Continue reading TOTAL 10: DAY 9.
happy friday!!! it’s been a week of ups and downs, struggles and victories, but overall, i feel great about it. i really don’t know how to feel about sticking to the diet perfectly, without cheats or allowances. it just doesn’t feel right to do that. won’t i just fall off the wagon and be so miserable and angry with myself? so i’m following the diet … Continue reading TOTAL 10: DAY 6.
this isn’t a recipe ~ it’s a public service announcement. just a reminder of how easy veggies are. you might feel a little daunted about getting as many veggie servings in as you can. for a while, i had a hard time getting past the fact that i thought veggies were a side dish. that there had to be meat with the veg, or some … Continue reading make veggies simple.