Posts made in November, 2009

Food Inc.

Posted by on Nov 28, 2009 in Blog

I watched an incredible movie today, Food, Inc. I cried. I can’t believe what our government is doing to us. Did you ever wonder why their are so many fat people, fat children now compared to years ago? I remember growing up in the 60’s (my grade school years), it was rare for one of my classmates to be fat, oh yes, there was the token one or two, but not a whole class! Our food was basically organic grown. Cows ate grass. McDonald’s was a rare treat, not dinner 5 out of 7 days as it is now....

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Thanksgiving Leftovers for Breakfast!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2009 in Blog

Thanksgiving Leftovers for Breakfast!

Yes, you heard me…..for Breakfast! I decided I really wanted Maria’s mashed potatoes for breakfast (she makes the best mashed potatoes you’ll ever have, I mean how can you go wrong, butter, 1/2 & 1/2, cream cheese….need I say more?). So I thought how about mixing leftover mashed potatoes with leftover stuffing to form a pancake. I cooked the “pancake” in a nonstick skillet sprayed with “Pam”, served with cranberry sauce….easy and...

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Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 25, 2009 in Blog

So, today is Thanksgiving. I’m making a bird for my family and lots of sides. I purchased an organic turkey, trying to stay “green”. I think I might have to try a tiny piece. Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays. I watch the parade, eat, rest, then eat again. I’ll worry about dieting tomorrow!MenuPear, Walnut and Blue Cheese SaladMushroom StuffingVegetarian Mushroom GravyMaria’s Mashed Potatoes (the best)Sweet Potatoes with PecansGlazed CarrotsBrussels SproutsGreen...

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Make Ahead Lunch

Posted by on Nov 24, 2009 in Blog

Make Ahead Lunch

“Red Lentil Soup with a Spicy Sizzle”. Its a good soup to make in the morning, reheat at lunch. Its only 218 calories for 1 cup, its filling and has 7 grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein! Red Lentil Soup with Spicy Sizzle Serves 86 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided2 onion, chopped (1 1/2 cups)2 cloves garlic, minced2 teaspoon ground cumin 8 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth 1 1/2 cups red...

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WARNING!!!

Posted by on Nov 24, 2009 in Blog

One of my various weekly tasks is I volunteer at the local hospital in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. Sadly its from experience, I’ve been through Cardiac Rehab 3 times! Last year I had 2 stents put into the main arteries of my heart, at two different times. This past April, I had open heart surgery, 3 by-passes, the stents they put in last year didn’t work. Every time I had a stent put in, I went to Rehap, after open heart, I went to Rehap. The team in the Rehab Department are dedicated...

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