Zoodles!

If you don’t already have a spiralizer in your home, you need one! I can not tell you how many times a week I make zoodles. It can be an excellent spaghetti replacement and it has also been an addition to a nice cold “pasta” salad” recently. quick recipe: 2 zucchinis 1-2 tsp olive oil…

Every day I’m Shuffling

Life is the bay area is fast paced and busy. I currently work two jobs which take me into four different settings, enjoying newly wedded life, studying for licensing exams, friend to many, and doggy and kitty mommy to two. Having phased off of Ideal Protein in August of last year, making sure I maintain…

Chicken patties

As I mentioned in prior posts, I had gastric bypass 13 years ago. Every 5 years I do a 5 day pouch test.  The goal is to help train my brain to recognize feeling full. Today’s food intake  is all about soft proteins.  Typically people eat tuna. I, however, am allergic… so soft proteins for…

Super Bowl Sunday

My team was eliminated in the last round of Playoffs… I have been invited to a few parties. There will be all kinds of temptations laying around me… this is another one of those days where failure to plan will equate to plan to fail!!! Not on my watch!!!! Normally I avoid TV because it…

Taco salad

Tacos… not protocol but I can get pretty close by making a taco salad! I make taco seasoning, and store it in a jar.. I use it a LOT!!!! Here is a basic recipe for taco seasoning: 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes…

Chicken Fajita Roll-Ups

INGREDIENTS For the Marinade: 2 Tbsp olive oil Juice of half a lime 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. cumin ½ tsp. dried oregano ½ tsp. salt Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional) 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped   For the Chicken: 3 chicken breasts or 6 thin sliced chicken cutlets ¼-inch thick…

Prep and Plan

Prep days For the past two weeks (my reboot phase 1) I have used Sunday as my prep day. Thought I would share what this means to me. 1) Making a grocery list. I open every drawer and check every shelf. I make sure all the food in my fridge is current… and see what’s…

Avgolemono chicken soup with lemon, egg, and cauliflower “rice”

Ingredients: Two 6-ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 cup chicken stock 1 to 2 shallots Peeled fresh garlic ¾ pound cauliflower “rice” Fresh flat-leaf parsley Fresh dill 1 lemon 2 pasture-raised organic eggs Instructions 1 Poach the chicken In a medium pot, bring 4 cups of generously salted water to a boil. Meanwhile: Pat the…