Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tortilla Salad and A Cheat!

Flour tortilla
Boiled Egg
Sliced Turkey
Ranch Dressing
(eating for B)

NOT eating for B! 
Tasty though!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Perfect Brownies - Product Review

9 months ago I bought my BFF one of those 'as seen on tv' perfect brownie sets
today we finally pulled it from its box to try it out!

First we had to find the best brownies ever *Betty Crockers Triple Chunk Chocolate

After bathing the teflon nonstick surface in spray per instructions
it still pulled the tops off and left parts behind.
Also it was not a simple pull the get your brownies either 
I had to use a spatula to keep the bottoms from ripping.

Good part - bottom did not leak
Bad part - not as non stick as they want you to believe

Now if we had cooked the brownies to where they were completely dry
and allowed them to cool completely I am sure they would have been fine.

Lets face it though - I DON'T LIKE THEM THAT WAY!
I like a warm soft brownie!

The end result buy at your own risk 
I give it 3 stars

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Turkey and Feta Lettuce Salad

Honey Turkey (sliced deli meat - 2 slices)
Feta Cheese
Sweet Peas
Dried Cranberry

Honey Mustard Dressing


As always good for B! I have not lost anymore weight but have maintained.
I have also cheated a few times - like at the hospital while my daughter was in surgery.
I think the stress and the bad eating have kept me from losing more but thankfully I have not gained!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Eggs and Turkey

For breakfast or dinner Eggs are amazing!

Turkey Bacon
Smoked Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Green Onion

Always cook eggs in a hot pan
I have cooked eggs since I was 4 and its only been the last few years that I have cooked them
according to all the cooking shows rules (hot pan) and I have to say - Incredible!
Quick, fast and fluffy!

Breakfast for Two or dinner for one 
Tastes great and follows diet for B!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Mikasa Giveaway - Through StoneGable!

5 Piece Place Setting 

I love plates!

I have the most incredible old bamboo set that I got from my grandmother. 

  This is Bamboo by Sango made in Japan
I have the full 12 piece set with all the trimmings
platters, tea set ect.

For my wedding I was given a Rose pattern set from my parents

This is Rose by Fine China made in China
Its an 8 piece set with tea service

My mother also bought me a special Tea Cup

Since everyone needs a special Tea Cup!
This is Hancock Platinum by Lenox made in the USA
part of the Presidential Collection

Can you tell I need some Mikasa?
I don't have any from them yet!

If I had lots of extra money to spare and more cabinet room
This would be my dream set from Mikasa!

 It might look plain but goes from 999.99 - 1500.00!
(click the photo for link)

Make sure to head on over to STONEGABLE  to enter contest ends 6/29/11!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cranberry and Feta Cheese Salad

Dried Cranberries
Feta Cheese
Green Onions
Sweet peas

Dressing of choice

Next time I will add sliced Turkey as well as sliced oranges
(works for B blood diet)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Membrane Fluidizer Cocktail for B

Membrane Fluidizer Cocktail for blood type B
(not sure what for other blood types)
1 tbls. Flaxseed Oil
1 tbls. High quality Lecithin Granules
6-8 fl oz. Fruit Juice

Best Juices to use

Do not worry as nasty sounding as it is this is quite tasty.
This is supposed to help kick off my weight loss.
In one week I have lost 2 pds, with this I might lose 3 by next week.
This would be nice as I am going in to renew my license.

Monday, June 13, 2011

"B" Snack Time

2 slices of honey turkey by healthy one
sugar pears
finishing off the last of my blue cheese dressing
following eating for blood type B I am supposed to avoid blue cheese

Everything above save the dressing is good for B.
Four days of weighing myself and I have lost 2 pds!
Right now I am doing more and feeling more awake.

I am trying to only allow 1 or 2 "poison" foods a day 
as I transition my pantry over for my needs.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Apple Dressing & New Blender

Immersion Blenders are all the rage
so how do you choose?
For me when trying out a new item
I start out at the bottom
This is my new 21.00 dollar 
and I LOVE it.
When I need to replace it, it will be replaced according to its USE.
The more its used the higher value I will spend  and the more research I will do
yes  I read product reviews!

equal parts Apple cider vinegar & olive oil
half of the chopped apple bits
a few cubes of pineapple & mango ( I used frozen)
and enough sugar to take the bite from it.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Turkey on Sprouted Wheat

Still eating for blood type B

Sprouted wheat bread - made locally in bountiful so bonus as support within my own state!
Honey Turkey (Healthy One)
Apple Cheddar Cheese (best cheese in the world! I normally eat it with crackers!)
Iceberg Lettuce

Thin layering of Light Miracle Whip on the bread and Ready to Eat!

Drinks today were: Coffee, Green Tea & Water (all ok)

Everything listed and shown above falls into the eating FOR B Type blood.
Will I miss some foods? Yes.
Can I survive without them? Oh yeah!
Eating this way can not only help improve my health, help me lose weight but can improve my energy as well as my brain functions, cholesterol and BP.

I am three chapters into the book Eat Right for your Type and recommend it seriously to everyone. It changes how you see things, especially food.
There are no limits, no fancy math on what to eat and when. You eat when your hungry and enough to curb your appetite!

This is not a make do, its a lifestyle change.
Can you cheat? Yes.
Should you cheat often? No.

After years of eating healthy and not losing weight this diet makes sense. I will keep you updated on my weight (will weigh in tomorrow) and my over all health and energy.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Breakfast & Lunch

Ok I am on Chapter two of the book "Eat Right for your Type". Meaning blood type.
Reading through the list it was easy to see all the things I had been doing WRONG. This morning I focused on eating foods on my list that are GOOD for me.

That's right! Oatmeal & apples for breakfast, and a WHITE tortilla, eggs, parsley, salt & onion with Turkey bacon - I could have added cheese as well if we still had some! (Loving the B blood type!)

Foods I will miss the most pumpkins, tomatoes, pepper and Chicken. Is this going to be hard - not really.
I found that most of the foods on my list are the foods I CRAVE!

Ironically my children with their O'ness need more of a hunter gatherer diet - which suits the foods they CRAVE!
Tonight I hit the stores and will be stocking up on supplies for the kids and I food that will help balance out our bodies.
Why the kids?
If this works (of course they swear it does and right now it makes a lot of sense) then I want my children used to eating for their bodies. It is so much easier to grow up eating one way then to change when your an adult!
In my tab section I will have recipes easily labeled under "Eating for (b/o)".

If anyone else has done this lifestyle change or follows someone who does please leave me a comment!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Our Relationship to Food

Recently I have been made aware of a book titled, "Eat Right for your Type" meaning eating for your blog type. I have just started this fascinating read and I am willing to shop and eat for my type for at least two weeks - then we go camping and I will fudge a bit - but most likely will pick it back up.

Simply reading through their list of foods I need to avoid can easily explain why I have been eating "healthy" and still gaining weight. I am eating socially acceptable foods that my body is having a harder time processing.
I will be following the Blood group B diet as well as the O for my children. Not sure what my hubby is we may need to get him retyped.

At first glance I have to say this sounds very promising - also explains why many do great on hunter gather diets and others don't the "O"s fall into that grouping. Its also what they believe is the "root" blood type, the oldest of all of them.

I will be honest, opened and as impartial as I can be while on this diet. I will give FACTS, as well as show my recipes.

I promise not to make this a Do it My Way food blog. If this becomes a lifestyle choice I will let you know!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What is cheating?

I recently found a blog post 
that said any Foodie 
who makes or uses processed or frozen premade foods
is NOT a foodie.

As well as that
If you don't use Fresh Whole foods
You don't deserve to blog, eat, or even READ foodie articles.

First off obviously this type of person has NEVER been strapped for cash
second I also highly doubt that they have children.

To me ALL food can be good.
It only needs to be cooked properly.
(no this does not mean that all premade food are equal if you can afford quality buy it)
Do I loved fresh?
All handmade food?
Designer and imported Cheeses?
Oh heck yeah!
Am I a snob?
Am I a fake?
Do I cook what I can to the best of my talents?

I am a real woman, cooking on a real budget, for my real family.
If that makes me a lesser foodie to some
so be it.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fish Tacos & Cajun Broccoli

Versatile and yummy! 

Broccoli with Cajun spice
Tilapia with Dijon Mustard spice
(My hubby's dinner)

Mine served on warm tortillas, cheese & a homemade sauce
(sauce; low fat dressing, dijon mustard spice, lemon juice & relish)
served with sweet potato fries

easy sweet treats
cocoa chips & craisins (dried cranberries)

Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays
Click photo for blog hop link


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pork Chops, Mixed Potatoes, Salad & Water!

Its alright you can ask,
 the answer is yes! This was as good as it looks!

Start your pork chops
This time I cooked mine in oil, pepper and crushed garlic

Fresh mint, frozen berries and Water!

Make the sauce for the pork

Make a fresh salad

Bake potatoes (I started these before the pork)
Serve the flavored water

removed cooked pork to set

Add sauce to pan with pork drippings.

Serve and you have a full dinner like the one photo'd above!

Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays