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Back on Track – Asian Stir Fry

Back on Track – Asian Stir Fry

Yep, I know, I have been totally MIA accept for random shares on my Facebook page. I have been taking care of a great deal of personal life stuff. But I am back, and refocused on myself. I have been getting more consistency in the […]

Meal Prep Week 1 Let’s Get It Started

Meal Prep Week 1 Let’s Get It Started

Time to do the shopping for the first week of our transformation.  The goal is to have a balanced meal of a protein and healthy carbohydrate.  Wish me luck, and join me if you can.  Remember to leave comments and feel free to share with […]

Let’s Get Started

Let’s Get Started

I am getting that nervous excitement you get when you know something awesome is about to happen but uncertainty still lies deep.  As I mentioned in the previous post, I will be chronicling a health reset as I begin to focus on the quality of the food I eat and get back into moving more than from the couch and reaching for the remote.

I am a planner, and therefore if I don’t plan, I don’t move.  So I put together a plan for how I will share the progress and information.  If you think you need to make a change, let’s change together, and if you don’t think you are ready, well, in the famous words of the great philosopher Bruno Mars “Don’t believe me, just watch”.

Here is the plan:

  • Friday – Finalize and share recipes and grocery list
  • Saturday – Cook
  • Sunday – Weigh in, photo progress, and work out plan for the week
See that focus
See that focus?
  • Monday- Cardio
  • Tuesday – HIIT(High Intensity Interval Training)
  • Wednesday – Cardio
  • Thursday – HIIT(High Intensity Interval Training)
  • Friday – HIIT(High Intensity Interval Training)
  • Saturday – Cardio
  • Sunday – Rest

My commitment to myself is to remain focused, but not beat myself up or give up when a workout is missed or a poor food choice is made.  The next post will begin this new journey.

And so it begins….

Healthy Jump Start Day 5

Healthy Jump Start Day 5

Day 5 is complete and Day 6 begins.  I started the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse this week and I am feeling so much better each day.  The cravings for fatty food have gone away and I am completely focused and actually looking forward to cooking and […]

Healthy Jump Start Day 3

Healthy Jump Start Day 3

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Jambalaya for the Family

Jambalaya for the Family

I already got my goto gumbo recipe, so I decided I need a basic goto jambalaya recipe.  Guess what… score!  This can be prepared by anyone.  If you are just looking for a one pot dish that will feed about a dozen people, this is it.  I found this recipe on an awesome blog called Gimme Some Oven.  I plan to explore the site much more after this winner.

Preparations:

Dice 1 large onion

Dice one of each yellow, green and red bell pepper

Dice 2 ribs of celery

Mince 4 cloves of garlic

Dice 1 whole jalapeño
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Holy Trinity with Garlic

Add all of the prepared vegetables to a pot heated with a tablespoon of olive oil, and once they are cooked thru nicely add cut up boneless skinless chicken breats and a pound of andouille sausage with a bay leaf.

Chicken and Sausage    chicken and sausage cooking
Once the vegetables and chicken are cooked, add 3 cups of chicken broth, 14oz of crushed tomatoes and a 1 1/2 cups of brown rice.   This is also the step that you begin to add the seasoning, like 2 tablespoons of creole seasonings, 2 teaspoons of dried thyme

Add broth and tomato to jambalaya

jambalaya with rice added
When the rice begins to finish cooking. Add a pound of shrimp and a cup of okra.

Jambalaya complete

Jambalaya spooned
Jambalaya Plated

This dish will only get better with time.  When all of the broth is absorbed, this dish will be a treat for a casual dinner party, tailgate, or even a potluck.

I took the liberty of lightening up this recipe with the use of brown rice and chicken andouille sausage, and I used 1 1/2 pounds of shrimp instead of the 1 pound to stretch it a bit, and besides who doesn’t like shrimp.

Easy Chili Recipe

Easy Chili Recipe

Chili is one of my favorite things to eat during the winter season.  My grandmother used to make chili for the clients that came to the house to see my grandfather for hair cuts.  My grandpa had one of those old school barber chairs, and cut […]

Foodie Engineer – Simple Delicious Blackened Salmon

Foodie Engineer – Simple Delicious Blackened Salmon

I love a meal that doesn’t require a great deal of preparation, but rather a simple and clean presentation and lots of flavor, like this blackened salmon recipe.  Food never has to be complicated especially if it is something you are preparing during your busy […]

Brussels Sprouts Anyone Will Like

Brussels Sprouts Anyone Will Like

This Thanksgiving I had a small gathering and wanted to ensure that all of my guests had options to be able to get full. I had some that didn’t eat pork, generic cialis some that didn’t eat meat, and others that wanted healthy options. On the menu were the following traditional dishes:

  • roasted turkey
  • turkey gravy
  • homemade cranberry sauce
  • dressing (also known as stuffing)
  • collard greens (with turkey stock)
  • green beans (with turkey stock)
  • candied sweet potatoes
  • dinner rolls
  • Apple Pie

IMG_2358 For the non traditional options that still provided a thanksgiving feast, the following dishes were served:

Yes, you will like these brussels sprouts and the recipe is so simple, I modified it a bit from the original. Ingredients: buying cialis online in australia

  • 1 pound of brussel sprouts cut in half
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 5 mijool dates minced
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • Italian Seasoning to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a generic cialis saute pan to medium with oil, onion, dates, and garlic, until vegetables have softened. Add the brussels sprouts and salt, and saute for 5-7 minutes, if the brussels sprouts have not cooked through add about 1/4 cup of water, and cover to allow the veggies to steam for an additional minute. This very straight forward recipe will convert the everyday person that would normally look past best otc cialis the brussels sprouts, as well as provide a healthy option for dinner.   IMG_2368    

2013 Don’t “Weight” For a Resolution

2013 Don’t “Weight” For a Resolution

I recently learned about a blog with recipes that are healthy and tasty.  For those that are interested in changing the way you eat, but don’t want to sacrifice flavor, take a look at http://www.skinnytaste.com/ After learning about Skinny Taste I decided to look for other healthy […]