Today’s Featured Blog is…What’s For Dinner Moms?!

What's for Dinner Moms?

Last night was the first time since sometime in March that we were all home before 8 pm. It was so nice to have all four of us sitting down around the table to eat together. We know it isn’t going to happen again for a few weeks but it was so nice to be together for one meal.

Now, I am real, so as you can see in the picture below, I pulled out our finest paper plates last night so no one had to do dishes. After dinner the only clean up was the pizza stone, pizza cutter, and the cheese grater. I am all for easy dinners with super simple clean up!

Verdict:

When I first presented this meal to my family they all thought I was crazy. Egg, that is not scrambled, on a pizza? Ewww. But, then they tasted it. I over cooked the egg…

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I Am Eliminating a Few Things From My Eating Regimen

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Beginning today I am turning over a new leaf.  I am eliminating a few things from my eating regimen for the foreseeable future:

  • bread
  • candy
  • sodas
  • pastas
  • refined sugars
  • processed foods

Why?  Because these types of foods are killing me and keeping me from living to full-capacity.  It is time for a change.

 

My Journal-Struggles with food & nutrition ~ coming soon!

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Just a quick administrative note today. Over the past year or two, I’ve been struggling with a few aspects of my diet (and fitness – or lack thereof!)

In an effort to hold myself accountable for the goals I’ve set for myself, I have decided to publish a journal once a week, beginning Thursday, May 4, 2017.

When I started this blog, I made an effort to shy away from getting too personal. While I have touched on a few personal aspects of my life, the bulk of the articles have been dedicated to teaching you about nutrition and meditation, while inspiring you about life.

This journal will be different. It’ll be my personal journey as I reestablish my health, wellness and weight goals. Included in this journal will be a food/fitness log and goal tracking, as well as experiments with recipes and food. You’ll see it all, what works and…

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Gail’s Savoury Mince and Vegetable Pies

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TRH Gail's Savoury Mince & Vegetable Pies

Ingredients
400 g Extra Lean Beef mince
400 g Pork mince
2 medium chopped onions

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Ahmed’s Homemade Cured Salmon

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I am going to show you how to cure with salmon with very simple ingredients and won’t take long time in preparation and getting ready.

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Avocado and Basil Pasta Primavera

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This is a light refreshing dish. Perfect for our hot summers. Even though it has few ingredients it is packed with flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 16oz. Box Fettuccine Pasta
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Leek Bunch Chopped
  • 1 Zucchini  Chopped
  • 1 Cup Snow Peas
  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Basil
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/4 Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

In a large pan bring the water for the pasta to a boil. While the water is coming to a boil make an ice bath in a small bowl. In a blender add 1 cup of the vegetable stock. When the water has come to a boil (using tongs) immerse the Basil into the boiling water. Just until it wilts. As soon as the basil wilts place it into the ice bath. Add the pasta to the boiling water. Remove the stems from the basil…

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Gail’s Gluten Free Seed Loaf

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TRH Gail's Gluten Free Seed Loaf
I am very impressed with this product I bought at a health store recently. Yay…finally, a gluten-free bread that I can actually enjoy, thought I would share for people following gluten free eating programmes❤Enjoy its delicious!

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How to eat healthy: A guide to meal delivery services

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In our hectic, fast paced lives, it is often difficult to shop, plan prepare and cook healthy food. In previous editions of How to eat healthy, I’ve covered “grocery store delivery“, “finding seasonal produce“, and…

Oaty Biscuit Bars

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Tripping Through Treacle

Another recipe from me! This one is super-easy, quick and a hit with the kids (and my husband!). Dare I say it, I think that these biscuit bars taste alot like Hobnobs, minus the chocolate (a much-loved shop-bought sweet oat biscuit for those of you outside of the UK).

This recipe is based on one that I saw on the fabulous You Tube channel forJessBeautician- she makes delicious vegan meals and snacks. I highly recommend you check out her channel if you like plant-based food. These biscuit bars are dairy-free and can be gluten-free too (if you ensure you use gluten-free oats).

As some of you may know, I follow theOvercoming Multiple Sclerosis programmeto try and keep myself as healthy as possible. As this recommends that MSers avoid coconut products (due to its high saturated fat content), I decided to omit the coconut oil that…

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12 week transformation challenge is set

Getting Fit For Forty!

Getting Fit For Forty

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As you can see from the image, I am just over 11 weeks until I head of to Ibiza for my stag do. What better reason is there to fully commit to a transformation challenge and try to finally achieve that six pack that i have been wishing for as far back as i can remember?

This of course coupled with the fact that I most certainly dont want to look fat for my wedding pics has further fueled my determination to secure this goal. If you have looked at my previous posts, this is not the first time i have looked to do this. I have tried a large number of times over recent years to the point where i feel like i am on some kind of constant diet. Whether i have been training for the boxing or taking part in the No More Bolics challenge I have…

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