Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday

Hubbs and I have decided to really try to loose weight again. I guess you can call it our New Year's resolutions. We're using a great app on each of our smart phones to track calories, and I've been using a great workout game on the Wii. As of this morning I'm down three pounds. Not bad for a week.

One of the low calorie recipes I've discovered has been great especially this time of year. We've had some pretty cold days here and what is better when it's cold out than a big bowl of chili?

Low Calorie Turkey Chili
Ingredients:
1LB ground turkey
1 large onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
4 roma tomatoes, diced
1 can red beans
1 can black beans
1 small can tomato sauce
1 tbsp each of chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, black pepper, salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes

Saute the onions in the bottom of a large pot until they are tender. Add the red and green peppers and saute until they are slightly softened. Add the ground turkey and seasonings. Saute until the turkey is fully cooked. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beans. Simmer for at least an hour.

Of cours the longer you let it simmer the better it will be. Using ground turkey instead of beef keeps the calories down. Personally I add a lot more spices to mine, but I would recommend starting with the recipe's recommendation and then adding more if you like.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Toy

I decided to pool some gift cards and use a bit of the money I made with all my holiday sales to buy myself something. A KINDLE!!!

And of course being all crafty I had to make a sleeve for it. I used this tutorial to make my pouch. For my first attempt I think it came out pretty good. I've sewed small things before, like the catnip pillows. But this was my first try working with a zipper.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I wish everyone the best for 2012!!

Hubbs and I spent New Year's Eve with some friends. Went out for a great dinner and had a great night together.

New Year's Day was low key. Did some grocery shopping and spent the rest of the day just relaxing at home. We used one of our Christmas presents to make some home made sushi. We made hubbs's favorite rolls, salmon, cream cheese and avocado. The salmon was prepared gravlax style so it still had that wonderful raw texture and light flavor. Unfortunately fresh salmon is pricey so this is a rare treat

Happy New Year everyon!!!