Month: January 2012

It’s not always a gourmet meal!

I always bring my lunches to work. I’m frugal. I can make a lunch for less money than if I bought it anywhere. I am also careful with what I eat. When I pack my own meals, I know what I

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Chicken in Garlic-Vinegar Sauce

Chicken and Garlic-Vinegar Sauce Makes 6 servings  (Served as above with steamed broccoli and 1/2 cup whole wheat couscous.  The nutritional values below are for the chicken only, not the side dishes.) Note:  I used 8 garlic cloves in this

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I’ve been under the weather for the past couple days.  Not up to cooking food or blogging, or anything else.  Hope to get back at it tomorrow.  Stop back tomorrow!

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Mango Spinach Smoothie

Mango Spinach Smoothie Makes one 24-32 ounce smoothie 1 cup frozen mango1-2 cups water (depending on what consistency you desire, I use about 1.5 cups)1 scoop whey protein powder1 packet Crystal Light (I like classic orange in mine)2 Tablespoons milled

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I WILL WIN (part 2)

Yup.  That is my first tattoo.  I’ve made it to almost 49 years old before finally getting one.  “Vincero” means “I will win” in Italian (in case you didn’t watch the video in yesterday’s post.)  It’s inked on my right forearm,

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For those of you that do not follow my thoughts/comments on, I have achieved a milestone in my path to greater health. I reached my goal weight! This means that since May 25th, I have lost more than 76 pounds.

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Moo Shu Vegetables on Shirataki Noodles

      Moo Shu Vegetables on Shirataki Noodles                   Serve 4 4 large eggs 12 ounce bag of Broccoli Slaw (or other shredded vegetable, approximately 4 cups) 1 cup bean sprouts (fresh) 1 cup shredded carrots 6 ounce bag snow peas,

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Sorry, this is a lengthy post. If you have or know children, you know they long the question”why?” Usually it is an unanswerable question, like “why is the sky blue?” or “why do dogs bark and cats meow?” or “why do

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Some days are quick and easy. Some are long and laborious. Today was the latter. Well, not laborious in the sense of the labor that a farmer, lumberjack or the guys on The Deadliest Catch. I was sitting in a room

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Toasted Quinoa and Scallops

Toasted Quinoa and Scallops 12 ounces scallops, cut into  ½ inch size pieces 1 cup raw quinoa 2 cups water 2 Tablespoon canola oil, divide 1 Tablespoon sesame oil 4 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 tsp soy sauce (low sodium,

Posted in Pea Pods, Peppers, Quinoa, Scallops