Uncategorized, Vegetables

Strawberry Spinach Salad

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I know you notice there’s no almonds. That’s because I can’t have almonds! I’ll admit….Like I said last time….I don’t like salads. This wasn’t too bad though. I can live with this. I didn’t use much of the dressing that I used before, but it was the perfect amount.

I’ve been trying to weed out extra junk in my house. I wanted to get the attic done today, but it seriously didn’t happen. I tried really hard to force myself into it, but it didn’t happen. At least I have two rooms in my house done though. It’s better than none. What are your quick clean out tips?

Sliced Strawberries

Spinach

Toasted Almonds

Dressing of choice

Mix all together! Serve

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Seasonings, Uncategorized

Olive Oil and Lemon Salad Dressing

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If you know me…you know I’m not a salad eater. I hate everything ranch, I don’t like really any other salad dressings, I hate lettuce…The nutritionist says that I should try it. She said I could do grilled chicken with some strawberries and spinach and so forth. I decided to just try making my own. I will know what’s in it and maybe I’ll be more likely to eat it. I did a test run and decided that I could try it out. It was actually really good.

8 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped (more if you LOVE garlic)
1/2 tsp of black pepper (more if desired)
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup Freshly squeezed lemon juice

Mix all together, in a container with a lid. Shake for about 1 minute.

Uncategorized, Vegetables

Roasted FROZEN Veggies

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No kiddin’. I seriously used frozen veggies. I didn’t know if it was going to work, but it did. I had to turn the heat on the stove up a little more to help with the water. We didn’t want to make it mushy.  I’ve really been in a veggie rut. My problem is I have no good ways that I can make them and I really struggle with liking a lot of veggies. I’m pretty plain jane, I just don’t like a lot I guess. There’s no true recipe for this.

Olive oil

mixed veggies

salt and pepper to taste

Parmesan cheese

Place veggies on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Cook until almost tender. Use a spatula and  flip around. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese to taste and cook until tender. Finish with parmesan. Serve!

Chicken, Uncategorized

Sweet Asian Chicken

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I really love this. It’s probably my new favorite recipe. It’s spicy- it’s sweet…it’s delicious.

Today was crazy. I had so much school work. I finally finished my work. I had two tests to do. It took forever. I’m in a class called Intro to Religions. I really like it. This chapter was on Hinduism. I’ve always been really interested in other religions.

It’s been a long day and as I sit here my mind feels so blank. It might be the first time in a while that I felt that way. I’m not complaining though. Sometimes you just need moments of quiet.

I’ve started to limit Coop on his video games. I noticed he had a bad attitude. He was having problems going to bed on time. He just in general wasn’t doing so hot. We’ll see how that goes!

4 lbs chicken

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup lime juice

1/4 teaspoon curry powder

3 Tablespoons minced garlic

1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

Combine sugar, soy, lime, curry, garlic and red pepper flakes. Marinade chicken. Can freeze. Thaw completely before use if frozen. Grill and baste in sauce.

Reviews, Uncategorized

Roland’s Israeli Couscous

I will admit at first I was unsure if I even liked this. However, after a few bites, I was hooked. I’ve determined that I really enjoy Israeli couscous even more than regular. It’s bigger. I love that this has a tangy, Tuscan, yummy flavor. I’ll be buying this again. It’s good. It isn’t dry, like I found regular couscous from another unsaid company to be. I highly recommend you give this a try- it’s so good.

Reviews, Uncategorized

Review: Birds Eye Veggie Made

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My nutritionist said that she had eaten a few varieties of these. I decided to give it a try. It’s not HORRIBLE. However, I don’t love it. It does not taste like mac and cheese and has an odd after taste. What really bugged me the most though was that most of my “noodles” were almost hard. I didn’t over cook it either. I may or may not eat this again. I just have very little to say about the product currently. I’m anxious to try the other flavors.

Uncategorized, Vegetables

Vamped Frozen Green Beans

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We love green beans. There’s only so many ways you can cook them though. My biggest issue is, I get tired of the same ol’ thing. That’s something that I’ve struggled with in eating the way the nutritionist has told me to. I feel like I’ve ate so much broccoli, I might be a broccoli stalk. Ugh….

I need more veggie recipes. I’ve been searching through the blogs I follow at the veggies they post…but I am just so veggie picky. I literally eat like a toddler when it comes to veggies. I HATE salads…but I am going to try a strawberry spinach salad soon! Ugh…What’s your favorite veggies?

2 cups chicken broth

bag of green beans

2 pieces of bacon

salt and pepper to taste

Mix all together and cook until tender.