Friday, January 29, 2010

Bagels from bagels on damen. They are excellent and the coffee there is amazing!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Foodies & Yogis Collide!

I really am only posting this article because of the last few lines.
“What yoga teachers do and what chefs do is not so different,” he said. “We take everyday actions like moving and eating, and slow you down so you can appreciate them.”

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I had sweetbreads for the first time ever at lulas cafe. It was the best part of the meal. Crispy and delicious. Gotta love the pancreas...sp?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Beer bottle shaped sausage? really? Haha

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I took this for a coworker. He gets greif for liking ketchup on his hotdogs

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Second bottle of water from my dave and busters bottle

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I made granola

It is one of those things that you never really think you could do because it would take so much time and effort. On the contrary. It was super easy
And even though I cooked it too long it was still a delicious breakfast treat this fine Tuesday morning.

2 Cups of oats
1/4 c. of honey (I used Beeline honey. And so should you! It's made here in Chicago, so it's local, AND it helps people facing significant barriers to employment, particularly those with histories of criminal conviction)

1/4 c. PURE Maple Syrup
1/3 c. Olive Oil
Three hand fulls of slivered almonds
Three hand fulls of craisins
(you can also use whatever dried fruit and nuts you want.)
Cook for 20 minutes in a 300 degree oven
stir after 20 minutes
Put in for another 15 minutes
Lay out the granola on a piece of tin foil to cool
Once it hardens break into pieces

I had mine with yogurt for b-fast

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Go-To Salad

Salads get really lame really fast.
And when you are trying to lose a few extra pounds they get lame before the leafy greens even hit your lips.
I found a salad that I like. That the husband likes. That I don't get sick of because there are no leafy greens involved.

Thank God.

Alright. It kinda has a Waldorf salad feel but more veggies and fruit.
Here it is.

Chop up...
an apple
half of a bell pepper
half of a cumcumber
half of a tomato
half of an avocado
Toss in some...
berries (blue, black, straw, rasp, whatevs)
nuts (I used spiced walnuts, I usually use almonds so whatever floats the boat)

Now! Mix in a few drizzles of Newman's Own Lighten Up Honey Mustard Dressing.
Mix it all up
There you go!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Crab cakes from wishbone...meh. The eggs are good though

Friday, January 1, 2010

The husband eating soup

The almond crusted salmon

The Diet

I am on a get fit program
The nutrition month started

Today I made peas (my fave) with almond crusted salmon with yogurt sauce

Chopped up some almonds in the food processor
added spices
coated the salmon fillets with egg, dipped themin the almond mix
put them in the oven for like 12 minutes at 425 degrees

Mixed some plain yogurt with lemon juice and parsley


High protein, good fat meal.