hello again! it’s been a while. i’ve missed you! my september was so stressful that, although i am perfectly healthy, i feel as though i have the flu. stress is a terrible thing, ain’t it? this calls for healing soups and dark leafy green salads! i’m in recovery mode all week, and the number 1 best way to get things going in the right … Continue reading the soup and salad of my dreams.
i don’t mean to be a jerk, but i had truffle eggs at a great restaurant here in kansas city, and they were way too expensive ~ and NOT GOOD. so what’s so hard about making truffle eggs? i just made them this morning and they were so flavorful and so easy. truffle eggs are simply scrambled eggs with either shaved truffles (way too expensive), … Continue reading truffle eggs.
how about a ganache truffle that you can sink your teeth into, without the guilt? okay, there’s dark chocolate and heavy cream in these tasty morsels, but i’m not sure i want to mess with those perfect ingredients. maybe i’ll try a cream substitute next time ~ cashew cream? these are pretty awesome just the way they are, i have to admit. and they were … Continue reading “ganache you’re beautiful” gluten free truffles.
i forgot to take a picture of this mouth-watering creation! i don’t know where i got this idea ~ it was from some magazine. but i made up the recipe myself and it is sensational. we all know and love basil pesto, right? what about THAI basil pesto? this can be done with regular italian, fragrant, green basil. 0r you can get fancy and authentic, … Continue reading thai basil pesto.
today marks day 17 of the WHOLE 30. but really ~ my elimination diet has transformed into the SOBRIETY 30. so i’ve been a little loose with the food, and focusing totally on not drinking. i’m dealing with lots of emotions i haven’t addressed in a long time, but i’m finding that i have soon much more energy every single day. better sleep too. any … Continue reading mom’s “candy” roasted veggies.
it’s day 12 on my WHOLE 30 journey and things have been put on hold for a few days while i’m home taking care of my mom. she broke her shoulder and it’s in a sling, and all we could do was focus on that for the last few days. however, typical of the women in my family ~ i was here for less than … Continue reading take your freezer back!!! 7 freezer meal ideas.
the other night, i read this awesome article about changing bad habits, and it stressed the importance of finding other things in your life ~ positive things ~ to obsess about and become your habit. they call it a TOOLBOX. all summer, i’ve been calling it “choosing luxury”. so, what’s in your LUXURY TOOLBOX? i’m just starting to form mine, but here’s what i’ve come … Continue reading WHOLE 30: DAY 8.
more trouble. more falling off the wagon. in fact, the wagon even backed up and ran over me a few times. there was gooey french cheese involved, a half-price red wine bottle fiasco, and a piece of birthday cake. UGH. but the only thing i really and truly regret is the drinking. i woke up at 4:00 this morning and started searching for websites that … Continue reading WHOLE 30: DAY 7.
CONFESSION TIME. the hub thinks i shouldn’t be so honest on my blog. but i want to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. so help me blog. ha ha ha. i’m learning a lot. there’s good and bad… the bad news: i keep slipping up and having a drink. last night i had a few cocktails with some great friends. it was … Continue reading WHOLE 30: 25 days left.
this is a recipe i posted a while back, but as usual, i’ve tried some new things to make it work for the WHOLE 30. by the way, this is day 4 of the WHOLE 30 here at our house. although, i think this might be my way of life from now on. confession: i went to a wine tasting last night, and i probably … Continue reading paleo pulled chicken.