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Weekend review

Published on February 17, 2014, by in Recipes, Update.

It was a very simple weekend in terms of meals. Apparently, I did not do as good of a job as I thought with planning meals last week. We have an odd amount of extra groceries that need to be used up. So, I picked up a few things to supplement what we had left and it is my challenge to get these groceries used up and make it until the weekend before needing more groceries. We went out for a quick dinner on Friday night before catching a movie. Saturday, I needed good healthy fuel after eating out Friday night and having some Junior Mints at the movie. I had  fruit and sautéed onions and mushrooms, topped with an egg. For lunch, Brian had tacos and I had a taco salad. We have lots of taco fixings left over for the week ahead. We had a Screw Cupid party

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Cinnamon roll waffles

Published on February 14, 2014, by in Recipes.

This is a quick and easy breakfast that makes it seem like you took a long time making it. I can’t even say this is a recipe. More like a hack or a trick to do. You could start out by making cinnamon rolls from scratch, but for my first time trying this I didn’t want to waste the time if the end product wasn’t going to turn out well. If you have a waffle iron, plug it in and heat it up. Crack open a can of cinnamon rolls. Place 1-2  in your waffle maker and close that beast. When the light on their waffle maker says they are done, open the waffle maker and lift them out. Squeeze on some icing from the packet the tube of cinnamon rolls provided you. Serve to your loved one in bed. In the future, I would like to make them with

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Sprouting lentils

Published on February 13, 2014, by in Recipes.

Wow. Sprouting lentils are delicious and easy! Why didn’t I start doing this years ago? I started out with a one quart mason jar. I rinsed 1/3 cup of brown lentils then soaked them for 12 hours. After 12 hours, I drained the water they were soaking in, rinsed and drained them again. Get out all the water you can and turn the jar on its side out of direct sun light. Repeat rinsing and draining each morning and night. After 24-36 hours you will see your lentils starting to sprout. Start eating them anytime after they start to sprout. Eat them as a snack, put them on salads and sandwiches. They are so delicious, a great source of protein and fiber. When I started sprouting, I used a cut up old dish towel under the lid of the mason jar to drain. Halfway through the process, I received and

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Bulletproof coffee

Published on February 12, 2014, by in Recipes.

I had run across the term “bulletproof coffee” several times before I actually paid attention to it. Then I saw people posting picture of it. Then, I finally started researching it. This is what I get about it: You brew strong organic coffee. You add in grass-fed unsalted butter and organic coconut oil. Blend the bejesus out of these 3 ingredients until you have a frothy latte like drink. It’s delicious. I use 2 cups strong coffee to 1 tablespoon of Kerrygold butter and 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil. The coffee is supposed to give you tons of energy and keep you full. There are varying recipes out there to use more butter and oil, but 1 tablespoon of each is my preference. It’s a low carb option with lots of good fats and omegas with a jolt of caffeine without pesticides and hormones. However, it is high calorie.

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Weekend wrap up

Published on February 11, 2014, by in Update.

It was kind of a weird weekend in terms of food. Usually I spend a lot of time in the kitchen on the weekends making food for the week, but that was not the case. I have been trying to clean up my eating little by little. I’ve upped my exercise over the past few weeks and with that, my hunger levels have soared. I’ve been focusing on getting in more protein and inadvertently have lowered my intake of carbs. My focus when we went grocery shopping on Saturday was protein, fruit and veggies. We left with a lot of chicken(it was on a really good sale), some beef, and lots of fruit and vegetables. So what was on the menu this weekend? Friday night was pizza night. Instead of bringing home slices, I grabbed a take and bake pizza so there would be leftovers for Brian. I pulled the

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Weekend review

Published on February 3, 2014, by in Update.

It was a very simple weekend in regards to meals. Nothing crazy or time intensive. We got more snow on Saturday. I made easy banana pancakes for a protein packed breakfast before I headed out to run errands and go to the gym. They were the perfect thing to keep me full and energized. We had a simple supper of tacos. All of the delicious topping are under the meat, so you can’t see them. Sunday morning I made myself a deconstructed breakfast taco. I made cinnamon roll waffles for Brian. I revived the leftovers from a stir fry that was a flop into a peanut sauce with soba noodles that was really good.