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Old 02-02-2013, 05:45 PM
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On The Biggest Loser last week, they showed a pretty cool recipe. Bake a yam and eat it topped with salsa and greek yogurt. I hadn't though of that.

So tonight...

Made some salmon. Cooking fish is not my specialty, but turned out pretty good, although I overcooked it a bit. Had it with homemade cole slaw. Also baked that yam and had it with homemade salsa (no yogurt for me). Pretty good meal, and don't feel horrible after stuffing myself with it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:11 PM
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We went out for dinner tonight and I ordered Redfish Capricorn. it was baked Redfish, topped with crawfish étouffée, corn and black beans . It was spicy and delicious and the fish was cooked to perfection. Steamed veggies on the side.

Ghost, your yam recipe sounds good. Think I'll try it. I'm not a big yogurt fan either. I Keep trying it, thinking I'm bound to change my mind.... But I never do. I don't mind it IN other recipes, but I'm not likely to eat it out of the little carton, trying to convince myself it's dessert.

Not sure what's on the menu tomorrow.....I was suppose to go to a pig roast, but changed my mind. Anybody got some great ideas for healthy super bowl snacks?
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:11 AM
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Hi. I've been crazy busy finishing this project and my diet has been pretty all over the place-eating at the school etc. Ate Indian buffet twice in three days because there's a restaurant next to the school, which was pretty much a terrible idea. Oh well. Been doing a lot of sitting at the computer snacking-trail mix, dates, oh and I found these raw dried mulberries which are amazing, like nature's gummy bears!
Been drinking too much coffee of course. As usual.
Had a chocolate bar yesterday because hormones demanded it. It was a dark ritter sport with whole hazelnuts, my favourite. do you guys get those? It's amazing german chocolate RITTER SPORT I think I might go have the rest for breakfast. Give me a break, I haven't had chocolate in like a month! It all started with free samples of this gourmet chocolate at the health food store. Evil!
Going to roast a butternut squash today and have a bunch of chard with it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:13 AM
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Oh yeah, hi Geralt! Nice to see you here.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:56 AM
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Yes, Hi Geralt from me, too....sorry I didn't say hi earlier...( my bad ).... I don't eat chicken livers, but I LOVE chicken gizzards....

Today we are grilling veggie kabobs and fish for (soft) fish tacos. My DH and I did a major grocery shop this morning, so we should be set for a while. And of course there will be ice cream for later on.

InPar....free chocolate samples would be impossible for me to pass up. How are you roasting your squash?

Also on our massive shop this morning we bought seeds for vegetables and flowers. it's already turning to spring here, so thoughts of gardening start creeping in. Today I planted Zinnia and Sunflower seeds for flowers. We also have seeds for cantaloupe , cucumbers, squash, eggplant, and different herbs which I'll plant this week.

Happy Sunday all!
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:18 PM
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I love the Biggest Loser....how I missed the yam part, I don't know....

I ran 3 yesterday and today. Feel so much better mentally.

Planting season already! Yay!
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:39 PM
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Awesome Coffee!

Yesterday I ate almost an entire platter of taco dip at a Super Bowl get together. Been so long since I had some, and I'm a sucka for dips like that.

Made some salsa for the party and brought that. Had plenty of that too.

So, today had some scrambled eggs with veggies and salsa, with a few slices of bacon. I make my salsa with a lot of garlic now...an increasingly scary amount. Don't want it any other way. Also made another batch of Paleo pancakes.

Slow cookin some pork chops right now.

I had a really tough work out Friday. Had been feeling really run down and achy over the weekend. Wasn't sure if I was getting sick, or if it was just tired after the work out. Seems like, hopefully, I was just tired as I am feeling better.

Spent many hours the last few days outside in the cold plowing snow.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:08 PM
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Are any of you guys brave enough to try a fruit diet like Ashton Kutcher did? Apparently his pancreas levels were completely out of whack.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:18 AM
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Nooo, that's too much sugar for me, and my stomach gets messed up from too much fruit. However I have dabbled in the raw diet and I have to say that I have never felt as amazing and healthy as I did when I was eating raw. Just good and natural. But I don't have the willpower, or the time, or a dehydrator which you sort of need if you want to eat anything interesting. But it really is a lovely way to eat. Diets like that are tough (for me) because as nice and healthy as they may be, the thing is your life starts to revolve around food which I don't really think is that healthy. I don't want to be constantly thinking about food and eating. And I think you would need to be immersed in a lifestyle, like socialize with others like you or you would just be hungry and craving all the time. Meh. Not for me. I like meat too much. I just do.
Speaking of which , we were going to have meatloaf tonight but my boyfriend was cooking and he is SOOOOO SLOOOOWWWW at cooking (it drives me FRICKIN' crazy) that I finally just said forget it we'll do it another night, (it was 7 and he hadn't even started yet-he's a putterer) and we had "breakfast for supper". Sausages, eggs and roasted butternut squash fried on the side. Butternut squash is my favourite thing to eat, I think. It is the perfect taste. Treated myself to a gluten free blackberry muffin at a cafe today while I was shopping, it was delicious. I never eat muffins.
Oh yeah guess what I've been seeing in the stores lately, collard greens. I don't know if they've been there the whole time and I just started noticing now because we talked about them here, or if it's a coincidence. So how would I cook them, LDT you would say with bacon or something like that, right?
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:03 AM
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F.A.S.... I would try the fruit diet if Ashton Kutcher would come to my house and personally outline the diet for me .... Seriously though, I have this weird thing with fruit because of the texture. I will eat it in the summer just because where I live it's like living in an oven...but to BITE into a piece of fruit on a regular basis ( especially in winter) doen't appeal to me. But I will drink fruit juice all day long if it's available.

The corn beef roast I made in the crock pot yesterday was SO delicious but SO salty. I can't get my rings off my fingers this morning....that happens when I eat crawfish as well. Please pass the diuretics..... My DH is cooking tonight so it's likely to be some boring ol' chicken dish ( just kidding )
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:15 AM
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I wouldn't try that diet either, I can't eat fruit/veggies in the morning because I get some kind of acid reflux, need a layer of bread/eggs/meat first

What's all the criticism about male cooking, ladies? You don't want me or Ghostly to go Gordon Ramsey on you

Made a boring dish too, chicken, onions, scallions, garlic, leek, carrots and mung beans? (don't know if it's the right English word so here is a picture)

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:19 AM
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Ahem,...My dear friend, Geralt,.... Surely you would know by now that I bow to the feet of my DH ( figuratively), whom I basically consider the "Iron Chef of Cajun Cooking"... I was being totally sarcastic ( imagine that) when I said "boring ol chicken dish'..... because when my DH cooks, it's ANYTHING but boring. The best cooks I know are MEN!! The best recipes have ever eaten are by MEN! Thank God! (Girls can just be so "girly" sometimes Men in Louisiana ROCK the cooking world.... There now, have I redeemed myself?

And I don't think your dish looks boring at all.... I'd eat it in a heartbeat.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:41 PM
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The best cooks I know are MEN!!
Ahhhh shucks LDT...kinda embarrassing you saying that about me in front of everyone. I accept it though.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:19 PM
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Okay, seems I need to clarify my statement ......the best cooks I know are MOSTLY Men.... One has to know how to cook FISH to perfection in order to fall into my "best cooks" category. Not mentioning any names, but I seem to remember there are some here on this thread that don't have much knowledge of seafood......(know what I mean??)
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:48 PM
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Mean!
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:20 PM
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Ouch we got burned here Ghostly. I couldn't recognize a shark from a tuna.

Well off to work, enjoy a healthy day all!
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:31 AM
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" I couldn't recognize a shark from a tuna"..... You are seriously killing me here, Geralt.


Don't make me come over there.
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Ya'll are funny! The men I've known were NOT cooks but being a good cook and/or liking to cook is 1 of my requirements for any new men in my life...maybe that's why there aren't any?...

I'm getting hungry reading this thread and that's not a good thing because do to a flare-up of a colon problem I'm on a liquid diet and that sucks!! But things are looking up, I'm back at work today and hopefully by tomorrow I can eat some soft food. I did pick up some Butternut Squash Bisque at the store and it was DELICIOUS! I've never tried this kind of soup and it probably had lots of unhealthy stuff since it was canned soup but when you're limited to just liquids you can't be too choosy.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:08 AM
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It's Shrimp Sauce Picante on Spaghetti Squash tonight for dinner. Y'all are invited

So here's my confession...... yesterday, someone really "ticked" me off. It was business related and it greatly inconvenienced me....so as I was driving to my studio, still steaming .... I passed by a ................McDonalds I thought to myself " I haven't had a McDonalds in a thousand years. I'm mad. I'm hungry. I deserve a McDonalds."... So I swung through the drive-in and ordered french fries and a diet coke. I remember the french fries use to be good. They are not any longer. The gal gave me my fries and I looked in the bag.....they looked OLD.....so I told her that and asked if they had any "fresh french fries"....she takes back my bag.....and then gives me what I am fairly certain were my "old" french fries back. (Serves me right for being so picky, right?) Anyway....I drove to my studio, nibbling on these awful, wrinkly, brown, OLD french frries when it occured to me.... not only were they NOT good and I wasn't enjoying them, I had gotten them as a "reward" for being upset.......reminded me of my old drinking days.

So I tossed the fries and drank the diet coke.....But before you congratulate me, I must tell you I went straight up to my studio and ate some chocolate before my students arrived.......because by that time I wasn't mad any more...... I just really wanted some chocolate
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:05 PM
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I totally get that LDT. I bought some marinated meat a week ago, something I used to eat a lot, but it's full of salt and ingredient list of the marinade is almost the same like on toothpaste . But why not, I didn't have it for a while, deserved some, right? Wrong, I couldn't get that filthy, salty tasty out of my mouth for a few hours. Bleeeh. Funny how our taste for food changes when we eat healthy.

The usual chicken/veggie combination today, also some unsalted cashew nuts, as they were on sale.
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