1. Pasta? Nope! Zucchini! With pesto, feta, pine nuts, and tomatoes. My contribution to tomorrow’s gluttony.

    Pasta? Nope! Zucchini! With pesto, feta, pine nuts, and tomatoes. My contribution to tomorrow’s gluttony.

     
  2. Unintentionally autumnal dinner: Sundried tomato & provalone chicken sausage, baby carrots, tricolor potatoes, fresh garlic, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, basil, green onion - sautéed in cast iron. #dinner #food

    Unintentionally autumnal dinner: Sundried tomato & provalone chicken sausage, baby carrots, tricolor potatoes, fresh garlic, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, basil, green onion - sautéed in cast iron. #dinner #food

     
  3. Tonight I tried out The Pioneer Woman’s Cajun Chicken Pasta. Amazing! I upped the Cajun spice A LOT for kick & used a bit of cornstarch to thicken the sauce, for some reason it came out somewhat thin at first. Delicious, and I have enough to feed an army over here. Hopefully it freezes well? Rigatoni was good in place of fettuccine, but fettuccine would probably grab all the sauce & peppers better. 

    Tonight I tried out The Pioneer Woman’s Cajun Chicken Pasta. Amazing! I upped the Cajun spice A LOT for kick & used a bit of cornstarch to thicken the sauce, for some reason it came out somewhat thin at first. Delicious, and I have enough to feed an army over here. Hopefully it freezes well? Rigatoni was good in place of fettuccine, but fettuccine would probably grab all the sauce & peppers better. 

     
  4. Spicy crab salad: chopped cucumber, crab meat (not “krab” meat, which is pretty much just sugar), green onion, cilantro. 1.5 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp water, wasabi powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red chili flakes, sea salt, pepper to taste. Mix well to blend & pig out. Guilt free. You’re welcome.

    Spicy crab salad: chopped cucumber, crab meat (not “krab” meat, which is pretty much just sugar), green onion, cilantro. 1.5 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp water, wasabi powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red chili flakes, sea salt, pepper to taste. Mix well to blend & pig out. Guilt free. You’re welcome.

     
  5. Guilt free, sugar free, “chocolate” covered strawberries. 200g(about 65 calories) of strawberries double dipped in: 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 4 drops vanilla liquid stevia. Freeze 10-15 minutes & pig out. You’re welcome. 

    Guilt free, sugar free, “chocolate” covered strawberries. 200g(about 65 calories) of strawberries double dipped in: 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 4 drops vanilla liquid stevia. Freeze 10-15 minutes & pig out. You’re welcome. 

     
  6. Guilt Free Recipes: Mexican Inspired Chicken
Gonna start sharing my recipes, instead of being a stingy bitch.  Enjoy!

    Guilt Free Recipes: Mexican Inspired Chicken

    Gonna start sharing my recipes, instead of being a stingy bitch.
    Enjoy!

     
  7. K guys, here’s how: Since this was just for me, I cut a Fuji apple in half, then cut one half into bite sized pieces. Put into a bowl & add 1/2 tsp cinnamon, tsp water, 6-8 drops liquid stevia in “vanilla creme”, toss w/spoon to coat the apples. In a separate bowl, use the back of a spoon to crush one Melba toast into smithereens. Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon, one packet raw stevia (powder). Shake the bowl around to mix. Put apples into nonstick pan, pour crumble mixture over top. Bake @ 425 for 15 mins. Put in bowl. Proceed to #nom. Approx 60 calories. #recipes #dessert #lowcal #easy #momlife #healthy #diet #guiltfree #food #lowfat #singleserving

    K guys, here’s how: Since this was just for me, I cut a Fuji apple in half, then cut one half into bite sized pieces. Put into a bowl & add 1/2 tsp cinnamon, tsp water, 6-8 drops liquid stevia in “vanilla creme”, toss w/spoon to coat the apples. In a separate bowl, use the back of a spoon to crush one Melba toast into smithereens. Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon, one packet raw stevia (powder). Shake the bowl around to mix. Put apples into nonstick pan, pour crumble mixture over top. Bake @ 425 for 15 mins. Put in bowl. Proceed to #nom. Approx 60 calories. #recipes #dessert #lowcal #easy #momlife #healthy #diet #guiltfree #food #lowfat #singleserving

     
  8. Raw Food Dinner, Day 1: Sashimi
On the left, Salmon with a “Tropical Salsa”. On the right, Tuna in Earth and Vine Chili Ponzu sauce.
For the salsa, just chop up:
mango
red onion
jalapeno
cilantro
red pepper
pineapple
Add a dash of lime juice, and viola! It’s amazing. Trust.
Some “raw food purists” say that one should not eat raw meats (ie: carpaccio) or raw fish. They say the meats contain toxins and the goal of a raw food diet is to not add more toxins so your body can process out the old residual ones. I don’t think I’d feel comfortable with raw beef, but I feel okay with the fish and I purchased organic sashimi grade to err on the side of safety and healthfulness. 
I’ve had lots of orange juice, carrots, and raw cashews today and though I am taking a multivitamin, I am also working out and so I don’t want to give my body less than it needs to thrive. Plus, this is YUMMY and yummy means I’ll keep it up longer.
I’ve had high energy and been in good spirits so far… day one: done!

    Raw Food Dinner, Day 1: Sashimi

    On the left, Salmon with a “Tropical Salsa”. On the right, Tuna in Earth and Vine Chili Ponzu sauce.

    For the salsa, just chop up:

    • mango
    • red onion
    • jalapeno
    • cilantro
    • red pepper
    • pineapple

    Add a dash of lime juice, and viola! It’s amazing. Trust.

    Some “raw food purists” say that one should not eat raw meats (ie: carpaccio) or raw fish. They say the meats contain toxins and the goal of a raw food diet is to not add more toxins so your body can process out the old residual ones. I don’t think I’d feel comfortable with raw beef, but I feel okay with the fish and I purchased organic sashimi grade to err on the side of safety and healthfulness. 

    I’ve had lots of orange juice, carrots, and raw cashews today and though I am taking a multivitamin, I am also working out and so I don’t want to give my body less than it needs to thrive. Plus, this is YUMMY and yummy means I’ll keep it up longer.

    I’ve had high energy and been in good spirits so far… day one: done!

     
  9. Recipe for the Mexican Meatball soup (Albondigas)This was super easy to make and it didn’t take long! The recipe is from a Williams-Sonoma soup cookbook I have.

    Ingredients:

    • Zucchini (courgettes) - 2, coarsely chopped
    • Celery - 3 stalks, coarsely chopped
    • Beef broth - 2.5 cups
    • Whole plum (Roma) tomatoes - 1 can (14.5 oz), coarsely chopped, with juice
    • Tomato paste - 2 tablespoons
    • Yellow onion - 1, chopped
    • Fresh oregano - 4.5 teaspoons, minced
    • Chili powder - 1 teaspoon
    • Salt and freshly ground pepper
    • Ground (minced) beef - 1 pound*
    • Egg - 1, lightly beaten
    • Fresh breadcrumbs - 1/4 cup

    * Someone on Twitter suggested using 1/2 pound of ground beef and 1/2 pound ground pork: I did, and it was wonderful!

    1. Make the soup base: In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine zucchini, celery, broth, tomatoes and juice, tomato paste, all but 2 tablespoons of the onion, 1/2 teaspoon of the oregano, chili powder, and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, until the vegetables are soft and the flavors are blended, about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt.
    2. Prepare the meatballs: Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the ground beef (and pork, if you choose to use it), egg, breadcrumbs, remaining onion and oregano, 1.5 teaspoons of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Mix gently with your hands, then shape into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Set aside.
    3. Finish the soup: When the soup base is ready, using a large spoon, gently slide the meatballs into the simmering broth. Cook until opaque throughout, 7-9 minutes. Ladle the soup into individual bowls and serve.
     
  10. Suck my dick, Red Lobster.

    Suck my dick, Red Lobster.