Now Christmas is over, I (and the rest of the nation), am dying to eat something ‘normal’. First world problem right? Christmas day was wonderful, but again, I had so much champagne that it got to a point where I couldn’t face drinking anymore – that’s when you know your life is actually pretty good! But today, I had some braising beef that needed using and instead of making a stew, I decided to make a chilli with it. Today was grey, cold and snowy so I wanted to make something tasty and warming – like a lot of my dishes lately! Chilli con Carne isn’t something I eat or make regularly but it turned out to be delicious and the beef was so succulent and tender, it is something I will definitely be making again.
It didn’t take long to prep and once it was all in the pot…
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A tasty, hot, One Pot Ham, Potato and Bean Soup is perfect on a cold winter’s day. It comforting and warms you up. This broth based soup has so much flavor because it is made by stewing a ham bone in chicken stock which…
This image I use in some of my posts was from 2014 when I weighed approximately 180 lbs. Since then I have yo-yoed between 185-193 and I can definitely feel the difference in my body. So Evelina and I are back on using Skinny Taste recipes and healthier snacks. The honest truth is I have been so lazy and have not exercised in over a year. It’s actually a bit embarrassing to admit it out loud.
Last night Evelina made a bow tie pasta lasagna with ground chicken and it was delicious. I’m excited about getting the weight off and getting stronger. Eating better combined with the Insanity program will work wonders for me; it’s just hard!
At any rate, I highly recommend any of the Skinny Taste books and most of the recipes are easy to find online. She has vegetarian, Vegan and meat-based options, all of which are delicious.
Hello everyone…I just wanted to share my Thanksgiving leftovers list from 1 year ago. This is the first “recipe” list I ever did. I hope you enjoy it.
What do you like to make
with your left overs?
Ok, by now…if you have any turkey left…you are quite tired of it. That being said, I think it goes without saying, that these recipes aren’t just for leftover turkey. One of my kitchen rules, “use what you have on hand.” If you have leftover chicken, even rotisserie chicken from the store, pork or perhaps leftover Sunday roast, feel free to swap it out. If you’re vegetarian, tofu or beans would work. Just FYI, if you swap out the turkey, in favor of beef, use beef broth in the recipes that call for broth, or veggie broth for tofu/beans.
I searched the web and tried to find something for everyone. I had…
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For this week’s morning videos, I’m going to focus on “mug recipes”. While I don’t typically advocate using the microwave, sometimes it’s warranted, due to lack of time. For today’s recipe, I have a healthy “Banana mug cake”. If you can’t have nuts, swap the almond butter for SunButter (Sunflower seed butter). If you’re like me, and can’t eat oats or grains, use Cassava Flour (NOT tapioca flour).
Have a wonderful day everyone!
As regular readers will know, I follow theOvercoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS)lifestyle approach to help me feel in control of my MS. The fundamentals of OMS areexplained here and, believe me, in regards to diet, it was ahugelifestyle shift for me. Gone are the dairy milk chocolate bars dunked in tea and the boxes of melted Camembert I devoured at Christmas time with hunks of bread. Now, my diet is mainly dairy-free and plant-based but with some fish and seafood. It’s amazing how quickly your body adapts, especially when you make the effort to look into alternatives that can also be considered treats – I now love 100% cocoa chocolate, whereas in the past it was just a bit too bitter. I have adapted old recipes, like chocolate cupcakes, to dairy and egg free ones that taste just as good (ask my kids!) as the ones…
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