Wednesday, June 30, 2010
FROZEN BANANA ICE CREAM
What you need:
Cut the bananas up into large chunks and put them in the freezer over night. When they're rock hard toss them in the food processer and pure until smooth. If you like soft serve ice cream then eat it right away. If you like hard ice cream stick it back in the freezer for an hour or two.
That's it! Amazing banana ice cream. I didn't believe it until I tried it myself. But it is just like good rich custardy ice cream. It has the same amazing creamy texture, the sweet banana taste, and the nutrition of a banana!
You can experiment by adding all kinds of things to it, like a spoonful of peanut butter or some nutella. YUM!
Weigh in Wednesday results: -3 pounds -13 total
Monday, June 28, 2010
I actually made this necklace a while ago, but I only recently got the chain for it. Sometimes when I look at it though I think it's too busy and the pattern in the center gets lost.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
1 lb strawberries
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp brown sugar
2 tbsp fruit preserves
juice from 1/2 a lime
Dice up all your fruit. The smaller the pieces the easier they will be to scoop. In a big bowl mix together the diced fruit, sugar, brown sugar, preserves (any kind will work, I used blackberry) and the lime juice. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least half hour.
a great chip to dip are these
10 10 inch flour tortillas
1 cup cinnamon sugar
Brush the tortillas with the melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. I prefer to have a light sprinkle because the salsa itself is quite sweet, but you can be heavy with the cinnamon sugar if you like. Cut the tortilla into wedges or strips. Arrange them on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes until they're crispy.
Weigh in Wednesday results -0 pounds -9.2 pounds total.
I actually lost a few pounds last week before Sunday, but Sunday having gone to a party and gone a little food crazy I gained a few of those pounds back. As of this morning those pounds have all gone away so I'm back where I was last week.
Monday, June 21, 2010
They're pretty simple to make too. I made a chain that was long enough to go around my palm then I followed a basic granny square pattern until it was the lengh I wanted.
To make it into a glove just fold it in half lengthwise and stitch it up the long side, just remember to leave a hole for your thumb.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Baked Veggie Chips
They're so easy and so good, all you need is a bunch of different root veggies, like potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, etc.
To make them, clean and peel your veggies, and slice them all very thin. Lay the slices out on a paper towel and sprinkle them with some salt. Let them sit for 2o minutes or so. This draws out a lot of their moisture and that's what makes them crispy. After 20 minutes rinse them off in cold water and dry them very well. There are two ways you can cook them, either in the microwave or in the oven.
Rub a microwave safe plate lightly with oil and arrange the chips in a single layer. Spray lightly with oil. Microwave on high for 6 minutes.
Lightly coat a cookie sheet with oil and arrange the chips in a single layer. Spray lightly with oil. Bake on 250 for one hour.
With either method the chips will continue to crips as they cool, so give them 20 minutes or so before you eat them
Weigh in Wednesday results: -3.2 pounds -9.2 total
Friday, June 11, 2010
I'm in love with it. It's so sparkly and shiny. I'm no diamond expert but it looks real. My only concern is that the center stone might be too big, I don't want people to look at it and automaticaly think it has to be fake.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Before you think I'm crazy let me explain why. I love soup!! pretty much any kind. The trouble is, just about every kind of soup is crazy high in sodium. Even so called "low sodium" broths are still quite high.
I was so excited to find a brand of low sodium broth that is actually low in sodium. A serving of this stuff has only 70 mg of sodium and get this, only 15 calories! And the best part.....it tastes good!! The only downside, it's kind of expensive. But I suppose it's worth it for yummy yummy soup. The brand name is Pacific and I found it at Walmart of all places.
One of my favorite homemade soups:
CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP
One onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 red (or yellow) pepper chopped
1 can of corn (or frozen corn) no salt added of course
1 can of diced tomatoes - no salt added of course
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (you can leave this out if you don't want the heat)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tbs olive oil
1 chicken breast cubed
4 cups chicken stock
In the bottom of a large pot, saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil until they are tender. Add the peppers and saute until they are slightly softened, about one minute. Add the tomatoes, corn, seasonings and stock and bring to a boil. Once it's boiling add the chicken. Cook until the chicken is cooked through
You can top it with shredded cheese, avocado, and of course some crunchy tortilla strips
If you like, you can also add different kinds of veggies to it, like zucchini and squash
Weigh in Wednesday results: -3 pounds -6 total. I'm close to working off all that I gained last week. Only a pound to go. Remind me not to do that again. I'm not too happy with these numbers today. I feel like with as little as I'm eating (usually no more than 1500 calories) that I should be loosing more. We'll see if there are any significant results next week as hubbs and I joined a gym
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Now that it's getting hot out we've been having a problem cooling the apartment. We have an AC in the living room, but the problem is that our dining room and kitchen are off the living room. It basically created an area that was too big for our unit to cool off. So we came up with a nice way to block off those two rooms.
Not only has it helped cool the living room so much faster, and I'm sure will save us money on our electric bill, but I just love how it looks. I've been hating the bland beige walls, but with the curtains it actually doesn't look that bad, almost like we meant the walls to be that color
That's right! A whole roasted pig. Fortunately what I gained was less than I was fearing. But today starts a new week of renewed efforts!
About a week ago, my Itouch had developed a problem (my first apple product and it breaks after 2 months, had my microsoft zune for 4 years and it still works perfectly) and needed to be sent in for repairs. I was surprised to find how lost I was without my LoseIt! app. I've been trying to log everything in a notebook for the time being, but it's just not the same. My baby was supposed to come home yesterday but never arrived. I hope it will get here today.