Saturday, November 28, 2015

I write on a forum that is dedicated to cooking! Come over to Angie & Joan's Twitchin Kitchen and join the conversation! Browse around and see what everyone's talking about. There are tips on how to prepare foods, store them and even what to do with leftovers. I'm preparing a vegetarian thread to discuss my progress on eating like a vegetarian in 2016. So click on the banner below and join the forum page!

PS Check out Joan's recipe for one of my favorite cookies and perfect for the holiday season (or anytime you want a quick sweet snack) Arabian Shortbread (a.k.a. Home made Butter cookies)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Bakingmadgymaddict inspiration #1 for clean and healthy eating

Turkey Stir Fry with Mango chunks
Today is day #58 in my Healthy Lifestyles and healthy meals journey of 2015. The picture to the right is a shot of my lunch for the day. I actually fixed two plates of this and hubby joined me for the meal. The drink is made with orange juice, blueberries, and banana. The stir fry was made with kale, cilantro, fresh dill, the juice from half a lemon and half a lime, and turkey from another meal. I also had some rice left overs and added that into the stir fry as well. We had a very ripe mango so I cut it up and placed it on the side. Who would have ever thought that mango could taste so good with a turkey stir fry meal.

I began this journey to give myself a focus while developing new health and fitness habits. I have watched countless amounts of you tube videos and have learned how the habits of others can be applied to my goals. Some of my favorite You Tubers are Lozza who has a channel called the BakingMadGymAddict. She is so entertaining and her videos are very clear and well produced. I believe I have watched most of her videos and I get a text message whenever she uploads a new vid. I have several favorites on her channel but my top three are as follows: 3rd place is the vertical roasted chicken video, She also talks about a great spice that has no additives and is flavor packed. In 2nd place I like the video about Protein Powder Recipes. She uses Tao Nutritionals protein powder. I like the recipes she demonstrates so much that I purchased both flavors (trial packs). The company is small but they represent their product very well. The customer service was AWESOME and the follow up is GREAT! In 1st place is Lozza's ultimate guide to food prep video. This was the very first video I ever watched on the BakingMadGymAddicts channel. The first thing that caught my eye was the picture of all her meals prepared and laying out on a table. I hadn't heard of food prep like this prior to her video. The most interesting part of the video was learning about the Barramundi fish. I don't think I can find this type of fish in my area or maybe it is only available at certain times of the year. This fish has been added to my list of fish to try (its a short list including Mahi-mahi and fresh tuna). The BakingMadGymAddict also has a website! I can't wait to try her Meaty Quail Egg recipe!

I have found so much inspiration on the social networks and it really makes my journey more interesting every day. The photo to the left here is my dinner from day #56. It was brown rice, ground beef, baby greens, and cucumbers. What you can't see in this photo is a slice of soft rye toast on the bottom. I also drank a NO-calorie sparkling water.

The Baking Mad Gym Addict is a great inspiration to me during my Healthy Lifestyles and healthy meals journey. Lozza demonstrates easy ways to prepare great meals with endless variations. Every video I watch from her production leaves me with the idea that she is a wonderful human being, doing what she loves to do then taking the time to share it with the world!

Do yourself a favor and stop by her you tube channel and her website!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Day #2-Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Meals Journey 2015

Oatmeal with black berries
Today is day number two of my journey. I started with an Oatmeal & cinnamon meal roughly 30 minutes after waking up. I also had some medjool dates and black berries in it. The flavors were wonderful and sweet but not too sweet. For lunch I ate a large apple (pink lady) and had some water. My dinner was a medium salad with bacon bits, croutons, romaine & spinach. The salad dressing was my very own home made variety. It has tahini sauce, apple cider vinagar, extra virgin olive oil, a small tomato, fresh lemon jice, and 2-cloves of garlic.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Healthy Lifestyle and Healthy Meals Journey

Fruit bowl and breakfast salad
Today I am beginning a journey toward healthy life and healthy meals. I am making exercise a habit and mindful menus a MUST! Please check out my You Tube page for videos. I have a Face Book page dedicated to healthy eating and you can like my FaceBook page when you visit.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fresh Pineapple and coconut flakes

Fresh Pineapple & Coconut
I was looking through some of my pictures and remembered how sweet this pineapple coconut treat tasted. I want some fresh pineapple now. Sometimes, it's hard to find good pineapple because you are not always guaranteed that it will be good tasting until you have already purchased it and sliced it open. That doesn't stop me from taking my chances. Next time I am in my favorite fresh fruit and veggie market, I will do just that.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

45 days of raw food in 2014

I looked on Google images for something that was close to resembling what I have been eating since I ended my Raw Food Journey.

I completed a total of 45 days on my 2014 Raw food journey. I have plans to do a 7-day raw food feast each month of this year. My goal is to be able to incorporate an increasing number of raw fruits and veggies into my daily dietary routine. For now, I am eating greater than 80% vegan meals. I have had a couple slices of pizza and made baked chicken with homemade mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus for this evenings meal. I still have my fruit smoothies and green smoothies and most of the time I begin my day with a banana and some filtered water. Eating healthy is on my mind and I want it to get stronger and become a more influential part of my life.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Day # 31 Raw Food Journey 2014

Raw meal
Today is Day #31 in my Raw Food Journey 2014. I have been experimenting with different flavors for soups and have found one that's pretty delicious. It uses tomatillo
and Garlic. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the soup as I have been experiencing difficulties uploading my pics to this blog. I will continue to work on getting this solved because the pics are very helpful in helping to describe my Raw meals. For the time being, I will load random pics of raw meals that I have eaten over the past month since beginning my journey. Hope you enjoy.

Raw vegan tacos
vegan burger mix
I used the Falafil mix for the veggie burger to add to the vegan tacos. This has to be cooked so it is the only part of the meal that wasn't raw. Very delicious.