Friends, it has been SO long. I haven’t been cooking much, but I certainly have been eating. Who is making all my meals? I honestly can’t tell you. I’d have to consult my credit card statement, sadly. Full disclosure ~ I lost 15 pounds in November and I never felt better! I loved the food, I loved the way I looked, I loved the energy … Continue reading HELLO!
The Buddha Bowl is the ANSWER for so many things: 1. gluten free, paleo, and keto styles of eating 2. diverse, easy ways to cook “ethnic” food (not sure if that’s the PC way to say it) 2. eating with your eyes (I love pretty food) 3. getting your veggies ON 4. only messing up one pan and one bowl!!! And the one I’m going … Continue reading Vive la Buddha Bowl!
Happy Spring! Let’s celebrate the warm sun with a teacup full of sunshine and health! Huzzah! This gazpacho is special ~ it doesn’t use bread to thicken ~ it uses one boiled egg (or more if you want to get your protein on!) It also does not contain cucumber. I wanted to keep the flavor bright, but not too intense. Plus, the Hub hates cucumber … Continue reading Gazpacho for the WIN.
Oh, this. This warming, comforting cauliflower rice pilaf is filling my house with the most fantastic and lovely smells. Its mouth-watering co-star is a Ginger-Soy pork chop, which will get its very own post shortly. I’M SO HUNGRY! I cannot wait for dinner. Here’s how it’s done… CAULIFLOWER RICE PILAF Melt two tablespoons butter or ghee in a Dutch oven. Butter has a major … Continue reading exotic cauliflower rice pilaf.
I feel like this is a milestone day! Two weeks we’ve been on this plan, and we haven’t slipped up once! I’m SHOCKED. No one is more shocked than I am. We have passed a few difficult tests, kind of like the Fire Swamp in The Princess Bride? Except our Rodents of Unusual Size are cocktail parties and Wednesday night church choir wine breaks. HA! … Continue reading Day 14!!!
This is a Nigella Lawson recipe… By the way, isn’t she the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen? She is most definitely the goal ~ fun, classy, real, not a toothpick, glamorous as all get-out. This is a great sub for pizza, when you’re ready to reach for the phone a dial up your local pizzeria for a delivery. The Hub says you can’t really … Continue reading Meatzza.
These are the hardest days, apparently. That’s what the book says, and it’s also what a good friend of mine says as well. She said she was super down on Day 11. Well, here we are at Day 11, and I’m ready to fight through! This post is a little longer than normal. I might need to use you all as my therapist throughout these … Continue reading Day 10 & 11.
OOPS!! Didn’t get to day 8 in time! How is everyone doing? I can’t BELIEVE I’ve stayed true to this thing for this long!!! YAHOO! I’ve NEVER done that. I actually thought I wasn’t capable of this kind of thing, after trying so many times and falling off. One of the things that has really helped me stay on-plan is the section in the book … Continue reading Day 8 & 9!!!
Tomorrow marks a week! YAHOO! How is everyone doing? I just have a few things to report today: I feel like a kid. Kid-like energy, kid-like excitement for things, kid-like hunger, like how much I cannot WAIT for dinner. Apparently, my breath stinks. The hub let me know. It’s either all the salads I’m eating, or maybe it’s that Keto thing where your mouth feels … Continue reading Day 6.
Okay today was tough. In lots of ways. First of all, it’s Saturday, and the hub and I love to go do really fun things in our neighborhood. There’s Brioche ~ fresh, warm pain au chocolat and a cappuccino to start your day off right. Then there’s Cafe Europa, Ollie’s, even the local watering hole is within walking distance, and has the best pizza … Continue reading Day 4.