Thursday, November 8, 2012

Recent Meals

A few items I made but failed to blog
Puff pastry, pistachio pesto, cherry tomatoes, capers and kalamata olives.
Veggie fritatta. Egg, sweet potatoe, asparagus, leeks, red peppers, mushrooms, parmasean cheese, hummus and kalamative olives.

Vegan, gluten free, sugar free chocolate strawberry pie. It was horrid. No seriously, it is the worst thing I have ever made.

Gluten free pizza crust, pizza sauce, olives, onions, mushrooms and cheese.

This is an asparagus and ricotta pizza. I added bacon (I wasn't vegitarian at the time) and green onions. My husband apparently doesn't like ricotta (who knew?!) so it wasn't a big hit. I LOVED it.

Monday, November 5, 2012

The great meat disappearance

I was thining the other day, that I hadn't posted on here about going Vegitarian. In April of 2012, my husband and I decided to stop eating meat. I had read the book "Skinny Bitch" and I thought it had amazing points. We have successfully been vegitarians since. My husband has lost almost 40 lbs and I lost 20. Woohoo!! So, my new goal for the blog is to help those who don't know much about vegitarianism and turn regular recipes into awsome meat free dishes!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Couponing class

I took a couponing class from Karen Luce last night at the church and it was amazing! Not only was Karen hysterical, but everything she said was very insightful. All the questions I have been wanting to ask someone but didn't know who to ask, she answered. Also she has made couponing in her life a way to honor God. I know that sounds crazy but it makes perfect sense! I am going to try and impliment some of her methods into my couponing life and hopefully I can remember to document it here.
Who reads this though?
Even if it is only me, I think it will help to have something to look back at. Also I am going to try and organize my days a little better. I am using as inspiration to keep a daily journal and organizer. Perhaps I will be able to better manage my time if it is on paper. In case you haven't heard, I recently got a new position at my job. I am now the Children's Activities Director for Genesis Health Clubs. This is a come as you need job so organization is key.
Well wish me luck and keep me in your prayers.

Monday, May 2, 2011

I haven't forgotten about you!

So obviously I have been crazy busy. Not to mention that Emma was sick for about 4 days. Wednesday she started running a fever and then it didn't break until Thursday night. Friday she was snotty and sleepy and this weekend she broke out in a crazy rash. So I didn't really get a chance to eat that well (but I did stick to the diet) So I am just going to tell you what we had because, alas, I could not take pictures.
DAY 12
Breakfast - Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Lunch - Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Dinner - Hummus and chips
(It was a long... long... day)

DAY 13
Breakfast - Sunflower seeds
Lunch - Hummus and chips
Dinner - Black bean and corn salad with Alvacado

DAY 14
Breakfast - Kix cereal with soy milk
Lunch - Trail mix
Dinner - Hummus with chips

DAY 15
Breakfast - none
Lunch - Tomato and onion quesidillas
Dinner - Popcorn and Goobers
(we went to the movie so we had popcorn with no butter and I cheated a little with the Goobers but at least they have peanuts in them!)

DAY 16
Breakfast - Oatmeal Raisin Cliff bar
Lunch - none
Dinner - Bocca burgers and veggie shish kabobs

Now that everyone is well in the house, I should be able to get back on schedule. I shall see you tomorrow!

Oh I almost forgot, I weighed my self last Friday and I was down 5 lbs! I will check again tomorrow and let you know. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day 9,10 & 11 HALFWAY THERE!

Like I said I have been busy so here goes:
Cinnamon raisin bread, strawberries a banana and apple juice

Portabello mushroom pad thai

Black bean chipotle burgers with french fries

DAY 10
Rice chex with soy milk and honey, an orange and a cranberry fruit bar

Leftover burgers, strawberries, sugar snap peas, hummus, chips and apple juice

Fuit bowl, Naked protein shake and sunflower seeds (we were having a meetin at church and they had pizza and cookies... this is what I brought,)

DAY 11
Cinnamon Raisin bread, and orange and a cranberry fruit bar

Baked potato with cheese, sour cream and butter (all vegan) and some hummus with chips

Vegitarian Shepherds Pie (I got the recipe from here

I can only say that it gets easier and easier. I walked through the store today and I didn't want to eat everything I saw! I also have lost 3lbs total so... YEAH!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 6,7 & 8

So obviously we have been pretty busy this weekend and I haven't had a chance to update so I will try and make this quick.

Fruit bowl from Quicktrip and OJ

Spagetti with "meat" sauce

Salad with oil and vinegar, fruit and red beans from Dillons salad bar

Potato with vegan butter, sour cream and cheese and brown rice made with veggie broth.

Tomato and onion quesadillas with quacamole and vegan sour cream


Corn chex with honey and soy milk and cinnamon raisin bread with vegan butter

Baked beans, Fumi salad and brocolli salad

Vegan, sugar and gluten free strawberry and chocolate mousse pie

So we were really busy on Friday running errands and we had to eat on the run for dinner. The Dillons Marketplace salad bar is amazing! They have a lot to offer and I will be going there again. On Saturday we were running around a lot too so I did eat breakfast but I just had a banana in the car so I didn't take a picture of it. I will say that the dinner we had that night was so amazing I think I might make it at least once a week when we aren't on this cleanse! I will try and put the recipe on tomorrows post. Now the biggest challenge we had was figuring out what we were going to eat for Easter lunch and Luke's Grandma's. I knew there wasn't going to be much since it is a pot luck. Usually at family gatherings we can go through 8-10 rolls between the two of us and I am happy to report that today we ate 0! Now we couldn't find anything that matched with our diet completely so we tried to do the best we could. The baked beans obviously had sugar in them but I felt that the bean content made it better than mac n cheese or turkey. We also had Fumi salad and I tried to pick out as many ramen noodles as I could. The brocolli salad had bacon in it and I just picked that out as well. I will say that after eating lunch, Luke and I both feel awful. Upset stomachs and indegestion so yeah for that. Since my stomach was upset at dinner time, I just had some hummus and Luke had leftover spagetti.
Now for the pie. I made a desert so I could try it. It was awful. Period. Awful. The crust was so grainy that it was inedible and I don't care for the taste of cocoa powder so to me the mouse wasn't that great. So lots of info for one day I hope you cold follow it. See you tomorrow!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 5

Well today went awsome! I almost starved my hubby to death by making dinner at 7:00 but he did survive so never fear. I don't really have any words of wisdom or new things I learned about myself today. I did learn that I can drink the Diet Limeade at Sonic and that McDonald's french fries have beef and wheat in them. Who woulda thought. So without further adue... here are the meals for today!
Fruit bowl from Quicktrip (cantalope, mango, grapes, strawberries and kiwi) and an orange juice

Leftover mushroom and tofu wraps from last night

Eggplant, Squash, Zucchini and Amaranth seed wraps with garlic, baby new potatoes.

I was a little nervous when we got up this morning because every Thursday, Korbin, Emma and I stop and get breakfast before work. This has become a tradition and we usually get McDonald's or Krispey Kreme or Panera. Since we are on this diet I figured my best chance of finding something was at Quick Trip. When I found the fruit bowl I was so excited! I love Kiwi and was excited to let Emma try it when we got to work. Unfortunatley, the kiwi was so under ripe (hard) that I couldn't eat it! Oh well, I finished the rest of the bowl and was content.
Dinner tonight turned out pretty good. Luke really liked it. I thought it was OK. It is basically just grilled eggplant, zucchini and squash rolled in a tortilla with amaranth seeds, veganaise, red onion and spinich leaves. I will probably make it again but we shall see. Also if you don't know what amaranth seeds are, you should check them out at your local health food store. If you are in Wichita the only place I could find them was at Whole Foods. They apparently have the highest protein content of any grain. They taste pretty much like rice... so check them out!