Juicing Eden

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So simple….. And yet so powerful. Juicing is the best way to deliver those vitamins only Eden can provide and deliver them straight into your cells. Why take handfuls of vitamins when you can make a delicious juice that you can totally enjoy? Please don’t get me wrong, if taking vitamines is your only way to fill in the gaps in your diet go for it!

I enjoy making juices for the people I love. What better way to say I LOVE YOU than to hand them a glass of health? The look in their eyes as they say “mmmm taste healthy” I die!

As I sit here sipping my poblano juice writing to you, I’m listening to the song Baby Come Back by Player. Very easy listening for this unusually warm weather we are blessed with in OZ. This warmer weather reminds me that summer is around the corner and this juice will be good for the waistline so you can show it off.

So you can get to serving up a glass of I LOVE YOU to your loved one I will tell you..

What You Will Need:

2 Poblano  peppers, stems removed

4 Cups Cilantro

4 English Cucumbers

2 Honey Crisp Apples, quartered

2 Limes, skin removed

This drink is absolutely refreshing!!

Prep Your Mis en Place 🙂

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You will need a juicer to make this but please don’t go out and spend a lot of money on an expensive one. I bought mine years ago for under $100 and it works like a charm and does a beautiful job.

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First wash and scrub your vegetables.

Then remove the stems from the poblano peppers, and quarter your apples.

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Like this.

Cut the skin off the limes. (This is optional, I just find it way too zippy when I leave the skin on.)

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Add the cucumber, cilantro, apple, lime, and poblano peppers.

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You did it!! You now have a vitamin packed glass of nutrition to give to those you love!

Extra: With the leftover pulp you get from juicing, place it in your compost heap or toss it in your garden to add extra minerals to your soil.

Makes 4 Servings:

100 cals, 8 g pro, 2 g fiber

Cheers!! To another waistline friendly meal!

KISSES 

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I miss our baby… he would have loved this drink.

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Sweet and Sour Skewers

 

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I really had fun making this dish. What made it so fun was to have my daughter in law help me come up with the idea, and make it with me 🙂 Watching her slowly cut the veggies up to a chefs precision was delightful! Not to mention being able to glance to the side to see Baby Eden watching me cook with absolute delight in his eyes when he sees me. I die!  Cooking with her while listening to Stevie Nicks Stand Back sipping on sparkling cucumber water made for a delightful evening, especially when everyone who got to eat it says “That’s a Favorite, that’s a favorite!!” I look forward to coming up with new ideas on how to make some of our favorite foods waistline friendly with her.

So that you can get to making this dish for someone you love, I will tell you….

What You Will Need:

I Pkg Lean Ground White Turkey Breast

2 Lg Red Bell Peppers, chopped in to 1 inch pieces

1 Bunch Green Onions, minced with the white and green parts separated

1 Lg can of Pineapple chunks (NO SUGAR ADDED!) separate the pineapple from the juice, but save it for your sauce. Set aside 1/2 Cup of the pineapple and mince.

1 Lg Carrot, shredded

2 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, grated and minced

2 Tbsp Chinese Five Spice

For the Sauce:

Juice from the pineapple

1 Tbsp Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp Crushed Red Peppers

2 Tbsp Ketchup

4 Tbsp Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar (Or rice wine vinegar)

Now that you have what you need,

Prep your Mis en Place 🙂

I need to stress a little how easy it is to make this dish. Most meals are very easy to make if you do your Mis en Place first.

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Pre heat your oven to 350.

In a bowl, combine the turkey, shredded carrot, minced green onion (White and light green parts only), minced ginger, chinese five spice, and minced pineapple.

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Roll into bite sized balls and place on parchment paper then bake in the oven for 12 minutes.

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While the meat is cooking, in a glass bowl combine the pineapple juice, crushed red peppers, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, ketchup, and brown sugar.

Whisk well.

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In a pan on the stove set to medium high heat, add in the green parts of the green onion with the red bell pepper.

Cook untill small black marks appear on the bell pepper then add in the remaining pineapple.

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By now the meat should be cooked, so add the meat into the pan with the bell peppers in it.

Add the sauce you made to the pan.

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Simmer for three minutes and remove from heat.

Assemble your skewers meat, bell pepper, pineapple continue.

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Drizzle with the sauce from the pan, then pour yourself a glass of wine and watch your loved ones face light up when they take their first bite!

Makes 4 Servings:

243.5 Cals, 1.2 G fat, 29.6 G carb, 2.3 G fiber, 28.6 G pro, 17.5 G sugar

Extra: You can always make a double batch of these to freeze for a later date.

Cheers!! To Another Waistline Friendly Meal!

Kisses

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***In Loving Memory of Peaches….. He was OUR baby.

Lasagna Soup

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It’s cold here in OZ and during the cold winter months I crave all those yummy comfort foods that are not always so easy on my waistline. During my walks or quiet time I like to think of ways to make those unfriendly waistline meals waistline friendly. This one took a little bit of time. I have been wanting lasagna but nutrition is important to me and I like most of my foods to have a value to them. The thought of filling my belly with pasta just isn’t worth it to me, I’d rather have my meal AND a glass of my favorite Cabernet. So after some thoughtful thinking, and a lot of walking I figured I would just turn it into a soup. I was sooo pleased with the way it turned out! Not only did it smell like lasagna had been baking all day, It was so easy to make. I swear if you closed your eyes while you took a bite you would think you were eating lasagna. The best part is that you can eat it knowing you are doing good for your body!!

Float on by Modest Mouse is playing from the other room as I sip on my hot tea just counting down the minutes until I can tuck into a big bowl of this soup. But before I serve this up to my family I’m going to through some flour on my face so my family will think I’ve been cooking all day (they don’t need to know I’ve been sipping on tea enjoying some fun music 🙂 )

So you can get to tucking into a bowl yourself I will tell you…

What You Will Need

2 Large Green bell peppers, diced

1 Yellow Onion, diced

1 Pk 99% Lean ground Turkey, crumbled and cooked through

1 Jar of Natural Pasta sauce (I like to use a homemade pasta sauce and you can search the recipe for shallot sauce at the top.)

4 Cloves Garlic, minced

1 Small can Petite diced tomatoes

2 Zucchini, chopped

3 Cups Chicken Stock (Homemade if you can)

2 Tbsp Dried Oregano

2 Tbsp Dried Basil

1 Tbsp, Crushed Red Pepper

1 Tsp Salt

Parmesan Cheese, shredded

Part Skim mozzarella, shredded

Is your mouth-watering yet??

Prep Your Mis en Place 😉

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In a pot on the stove, add in your pasta sauce, chicken stock, diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, crushed red pepper, and salt.

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Bring to a simmer.

While that simmering, in a pan on the stove add in the onion, bell peppers, minced garlic, and ground turkey.

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Cook until the turkey is cooked through.

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Add the cooked turkey to the soup pot and allow the ingredients to marry each other.

Simmer for 20 minutes then add in the chopped zucchini and continue to let it simmer for 10 more minutes. I like my veggies to have a little bite to them in my soups. The zucchini will take place of the noodles you will be missing from a traditional lasagna. I promise you will not miss the pasta.

Top your soup with the shredded cheese and let it melt in the bowl then in your mouth.

Makes 8 servings:

289.1 Cals, 7.2 G fat, 17.4 G carb, 4.4 G fiber, 43.5 Pro, 9.4 G sugar

Kisses to Another Waistline Friendly Meal!

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Pork Bites with Fennel, and Sun Dried Tomatoes

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Oh my goodness UFP Alert! (Ugly Food Photo) No matter how tasty a dish can turn out sometimes the dish just does not want to cooperate during a photo shoot and it turns out UGLY! But pairing it with this….

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HELPS a lot! It’s a lovely Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. If any of you have any ideas on how to get your food to cooperate during a shoot, let me know LOL.

I was made to LOVE you” by Toby Mac is playing from my computer as I sit here holding Baby Eden. I’m mesmerised by his wonderful loving personality and the smile he constantly displays on his face. This Song is perfect for us. My baby is getting hungry so I will tell you…

What You Will Need:

1 Lb. Lean ground pork (Lamb would go so well with this if you can find some at your local butcher. I would add some feta cheese to it as well.)

1 Fennel bulb, minced

1 C. Sun dried tomatoes. chopped

2 Tbsp. Rosemary, minced

2 Tbsp. Dried oregano

1/2 Tsp. Salt

1 Red onion, sliced

2 Red bell peppers, sliced

1/2 Tsp. Olive oil

Bib lettuce leaves for serving

Did you get everything??

Prep your Mis en Place 😉

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Pre heat your oven to 385.

In a mixing bowl, add in the pork, fennel, tomatoes, oregano, rosemary, and salt.

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Gently mix the ingredients, and roll into bite sized balls and place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. (Oh cookies sound good!)

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Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes. That’s enough time for the pork to cook but still allow some “bite” left in the fennel. Speaking of fennel, I just love how this dish allows for those “hidden” veggies, plus it allows for more flavor to explode!

While the pork bites are cooking, in a pan set to medium high heat cook the bell pepper with the onion, and olive oil until soft.

Serve the bites on the leaf of the bib lettuce and top with the sautéed bell pepper and onion.This dish is packed with so much belly filling protein and healthy fiber! I’m so pleased!!! Yum!!

Serves 4 people:

191.5 Cals, 7.5 G fat, 10.9 G carb, 3.1 G fiber, 22.6 G pro, 5.4 G sugar

CHEERS! To another waistline friendly meal!

KISSES!

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Zucchini Muffins

 

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 Oh my goodness!! If only you all knew what it took to get me back up and running!! Thank you so much to my daughter in law Alex! I couldn’t have done it without her. I have truly missed you all and have enjoyed smiling through your blogs, testing some of your recipes, and thinking about some of the amazing questions some of you ask in your blogs. As always I love the informative information on health and wellness for the mind and body!

So why would I choose to post a recipe on zucchini muffins of all things? I mean, its been around for decades. Well, I have 2 reasons. 1. Is that I just love it! But I do not like what it does for my waistline. Most of the bread you buy or make carries a whopping 330- 430 calories a SLICE! That is crazy and completely unnecessary! Why would you take such a beautiful, healthy vegetable and cram it with unhealthy sugars?? 2. Is my favorite reason… Baby Eden is here for a visit! Who doesn’t want to walk into their grandmother’s house having it smell like bread!? So let’s get to it!

I’m listening to “I Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum while I sip on a sparkling water trying to hold back the tears this song provokes thinking of a loved one. (Cooking with emotions is good for the muffins) 🙂 So turn up the volume, pour yourself a drink, and don’t forget to shake it! Oh I better tell you…

What You Will Need:

3 1/4 C whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 1/2 C Truvia baking “sugar”

1 C olive oil

4 eggs, beaten

1/3 C water

3 C grated zucchini (I like to always use extra zucchini. What better way to sneak in those veggies?)

1 1/2 tsp lemon juice

1 C walnuts, chopped

Now that your all set and back from the store,

Prep Your Mis en Place 🙂 Still my favorite part!

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Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine salt, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and sugar. Mix together.

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In a separate bowl, combine oil, water, eggs, and lemon juice.

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Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient bowl.

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Fold in the zucchini.

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Fill up your muffin tins to about 3/4 full, then sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

Bake for about 20 minutes then check the muffins by sticking the top with a tooth pick. If it comes out clean, your done! If not, cook for 2-5 more minutes.

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You did it! You now have a portioned controlled breakfast, or desert. Let face it, these are good for anytime of the day for any reason!

Serving size: 1 Muffin

190 Cals, 13 g Fat, 20 g Carb, 3 g Fiber, 4 g Sugar

KISSES to another waistline friendly meal!

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I missed you!

Buffalo Chicken Wings EDEN Style

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OHHH yummy yummy!! During football season I crave Buffalo chicken wings. My mouth waters for that tangy zest! But A girls gotta watch her figure so my wing eating extravaganzas are far and few between until…….Today! I’m telling you, you will think you are eating the real deal once you sink your mouth into one of these babies! I Die! But before I go on, Its happy hour so lets turn up the music (I’m listening to Empire State of Mind by Jay Z to get in the mood.) Now pour yourself a glass of Cakebread Chardonnay and shake it…

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Sitting in my kitchen enjoying myself, I’m thinking of how I just love recipes that you can sneak extra vegetables in without noticing, and this dish does not disappoint! Don’t get me wrong, I love my veggies but I do know how helpful it is to sneak them into meals for people who don’t like them. I better let you get to recreating these yummy bites,  so I will tell you…..

What You Will Need:

1 Pk. Ground Chicken Breast

1 Cup Carrots. finely diced (set a few TBSP aside for garnish)

1 Cup Celery, finely diced (set a few TBSP aside for garnish)

1 Small Shallot, finely diced

1 Clove Garlic, minced

1/2 Cup Reduced Fat Blue cheese, crumbled

1/2 Cup Franks Red Hot Buffalo Sauce

Bib Lettuce, leaves peeled to act like a dish

Now that you are back from the store relaxed and have your music going Prep Your Mis en Place ! Still my favorite part 🙂

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Pre heat your oven to 385

In a mixing bowl, add in the chicken, carrots, celery, shallots, garlic, blue cheese, and the hot sauce.

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Mix well.

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Now start forming the mixture into bite sized balls. like this!

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Look at those hidden veggies!

Place them on an oven safe baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes. While they are cooking, take this opportunity to enjoy the evening a bit 😉

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I love fall evenings. Just the smell in the air is intoxicating. Oh wait, that’s my dinner cooking that smells sooo good. lol

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How did a picture of Baby Eden slip in? OH I die!! I just love that face!

Anyways,

After 15 minutes, let the chicken rest for a few minutes then place them in a bib lettuce cup and top off with some extra carrots and celery. If you like, you can add a few more blue cheese crumbles and hot sauce to the top.

Makes 4 servings:

279 Cals, 15.3 G fat, 9.8 G carb, 3.7 G fiber, 25.1 G pro, 5.8 G sugar

EXTRA: You can also use ground white turkey breast for 219 Cals, 4.3 G fat and 34.1 G pro

Cheers! To another Waistline Friendly Meal!

KISSES!!

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Baby EDEN

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Its been awhile.. But I have a wonderful excuse and I’m so excited to share it with you all. My journey took me 516 miles away from my home in OZ, running through airport terminals hoping to catch an earlier flight towards my destination. I’ve often waited for my connection flights watching people run like mad towards their connection wondering, what were they in such a rush for? Were they in a hurry to catch an important meeting, rushing to see loved ones, or were they like me, rushing for my reason? So before I tell you my reason…

Break out the Champagne and grab a good cigar I’m having Moet White Star and an Opus X and I’m listening to Barber: Adagio For Strings played by Zürich Baroque Strings (You have to play this.) because……

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IT”S A BOY!!!

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Meet baby EDEN. (Grand baby EDEN)

I was so honored to be asked to be there for the birth of my first grandchild. It took two days for him to come into this world and even all the coffee in the world couldn’t help keep us awake.

(Day one) After 24 hrs. I’m sucking down coffee like MAD.

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Day two lol.

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Even my son took his 5 minute naps when he could.

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The moment I started to shed my tears quietly was watching an expectant father keep his silent, constant watch over his wife, praying for a safe delivery for them both. Ready as a soldier (that he is) to jump at any moment to get her whatever she wanted, or needed.

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Then the moment came……

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Happy Birthday my sweet baby EDEN.

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I love my children, and  I love them so much I wonder “How could my heart possibly love anymore?” …Then your heart grows even bigger.

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The small sounds he makes, the way he smells, everything about him is wonderful!

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After sometime I headed back to their home to get food ready and allow the sweet new family to bond in peace. So what did EDEN do?

Celebrated!

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I had a wonderful time that evening. It was a little lonely, but it was nice to be with my thoughts. Thoughts of his future… What will he be like when he grows up? Who will be the first to win his heart? Who will be the first to break his heart??…. Oh baby don’t you worry! Foxy has you! (Foxy is what they call me instead of grandma.) LOL.

Ok, baby is on his way so I better get to cooking meals for the new family to have for the week.

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Look at that face!!

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After the week flew by I was heading home…..

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That had to be the loneliest plane ride home.. I was bawling! This time I slowly made my way through the terminal to catch my connection. There were no earlier flights to grab so I sat and watched others rushing around wondering if any of them were on their way to meet a new loved one coming into this world.?

Then I got a phone call from my son who said that they were going to baby EDEN’S appointment in the morning and if they get the “All clear” from the doctor they would be up the next day!

All clear!

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One day apart was too long.

Here is a hilarious picture my daughter in laws mom made of baby EDEN portraying what he would be like if he was mine. I DIE!!!

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Every second I had him, I was memorizing everything about him.

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Holding him I would pray for him. I would pray for his future…

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In his sleep I would make silent promises to him that only he would know…. Then 2 weeks flew by and I had to say goodbye to him.

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How do you do that? How do you tell your heart not to break???

How do you say goodbye to this face!!??

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Oh baby EDEN I’m here and will always be here for you…… I LOVE YOU!!

I promise, I promise, I promise to continue to pursue good health and nutrition so I will be here to see what your bright future holds for you.

Cheers! To eating Waistline Friendly Meals to insure many years to come!

KISSES!

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Cozy Quinoa with Garden Vegetables

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EDEN has been BUUUSSSYYY! So what this hard-working lady needs is a meal that is fast, cozy, nutritious, and delicious! I love meals that you can freeze for later nights when you don’t feel like cooking or just to take to work for the week. As I told you before, the garden of Eden has zucchini growing like nuts out there and I’m finding ways of sticking it in anything and everything I cook and this dish is perfect for it. So this is dedicated to all you hard workers out there. It’s so easy to make you will have time to relax.

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So turn up the music Fitz & The Tantrums is singing Money Grabber and I’m pouring myself a beautiful glass of Decoy Chardonnay and I have some left so come on over! 😉 But before you do, hit the store and I will tell you…

What You Will Need:

1 Cup Quinoa, cooked according to package

2 Cups Chicken Or Vegetable Stock (homemade if you can)

3 Large Zucchini, chopped

2 Large Leeks, chopped (white and light green parts only)

1 Small Sweet Onion, chopped

3 Large Tomatoes, chopped

4 Ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded

1 Cup Fresh Basil, chopped

1 1/4 Garlic Salt

1 Tsp Smoked Paprika

1 Tsp Dried Oregano

Got your stuff??

Perfect Prep your Mis en Place 😉

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Pre heat your oven to 350.

On the stove set to medium high heat, bring your chicken stock to a boil. Cook the Quinoa until all the liquid has evaporated.

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As the quinoa cooks, in a separate pan, add in the zucchini, onion, and leeks. Allow them to sweat at a medium temperature.

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Once they start sweating, add in the oregano, paprika, and garlic salt.

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Next add in your fresh tomatoes and shake your hips lol. The smell is AMAZING!

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When your mouth starts watering, add in the cooked quinoa and transfer the ingredients to a baking dish.

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Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and fresh basil. Place in the oven for 20 minutes to allow the ingredients to marry each other.

This is when you kick your feet up and have that glass of wine 😉

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Dinner is served!! You now have a healthy meal that will last you all week!

Serves 8:

277.5 cals, 11.2 G fat, 30.4 G carb, 3.8 G fiber, 13.1 G pro, 2.1 G sugar

Extra: You can also add in 99% lean ground white turkey breast to add more healthy protein to your meal.

CHEERS to another Waistline Friendly Meal!

KISSES!

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Greek Yogurt with Chick Peas and Hummus

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Eyes Without a Face by Billy Idol is slowly playing from my computer as I relax in my back yard thinking of a snack that I can make for a friend of mine that is coming over. I’m sipping on a Johnnie Walker Platinum Label “up” getting ready to enjoy a Padron.

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I want to make something that is tasty as well as nutritious. Snack time should be taken just as seriously as any meal you eat. I want protein to satisfy and taste that makes me shiver. I know! I will use greek yogurt!

She will be here soon so I will tell you..

What You Will Need:

1 Cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt, divided

4 Tbsp Hummus (I have a great recipe for hummus, just use the search bar.), divided

1 Tsp Olive Oil, divided

4 Tsp Lemon Zest, divided

16 Chick peas, divided

1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds, divided

1 Tsp Lemon Thyme, divided

Pinch of Sea Salt

Pinch of Black Pepper

This dip is sooooo easy to make that you wont need to do any Mis en Place prep. Sigh….. I love Mis en Place prep work.

In two separate bowls, add in 1/2 C greek yogurt

1/2 the chick peas

1/2 the hummus

1/2 the olive oil

1/2 the lemon zest

1/2 the sesame seeds

1/2 the lemon thyme and

a pinch of sea salt and black pepper to each.

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See that’s it!

Unbelievable how tasty this dip is for such little effort! Go figure that’s usually how it works lol.

Makes 2 Servings:

225.2 cals, 10.7 G fat, 20.3 G carbs, 2.6 G fiber, 10.9 G pro, 12.3 G sugar

If you like, omit the olive oil.

202 cals, 5.4 G fat, 20.3 G carbs, 2.6 G fiber, 10.9 G pro, 12.3 G sugar

Serve the dip with sprouted pita chips or fresh-cut veggies.

Cheers to another Waistline Friendly Meal!!

KISSES!! (My deer in the headlights shot) 😉

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Fresh Basil Pesto

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With the heat index hitting OZ at 110 degrees I am actually felling very relaxed and comfortable as I sit outside on the patio enjoying some good company. I think to be comfortable in 110 degree weather you need to be with good company or else lets face it, it would be pretty darn miserable outside!! Lol! 🙂 Have you ever noticed how good company can help you forget how miserably hot it is? Or have you ever had a bad meal that you didn’t realize was bad because you were having so much fun with the person you are with? To me its a good reminder to always be someone elses good company 😉

The silky voices of Ambrosia are seeping in the air as they sing You’re the Only Woman. This song would make any girl feel special! Take notes!! I’m sipping on a glass of Joel Gott Cabernet getting read to enjoy an Opus as I look out at my garden amazed at how my basil has taken off! Just like my zucchini, I have way to much. What am I going to do with it?? PESTO!!!

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I know pesto can be fattening buuut, it’s made with a heart healthy olive oil and in moderation, it’s sooooo good for you. That’s another reason it’s good to pay attention to your diet, so you can enjoy a serving of fresh pasta with pesto on occasion 😉 so jump in your car to hit the store and I will tell you..

What You Will Need:

2 Cups fresh Basil (Basil is so easy to grow I encourage you to grow some in a small pot)

1 Shallot, rough chop

6 Cloves Fresh Garlic, rough chop

1 Cup Raw Pine Nuts (You can use walnuts if you prefer)

1/2 Cup Olive Oil (Save 1 tsp to rub on your face, Seriously! That’s all I use for skin care and its cheaper than any lotion in the store.)

I know, get on with it EDEN

1 tsp Salt

Time to put on a song that make you feel chill and

Prep your Mis en Place Love 😉

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With your shallots, and garlic, do a rough chop to help out your worn out blender.

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Toss the shallots, garlic, basil, pine nuts, and salt into your blender.

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Start to blend slowly and add in the olive oil.

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Look at you getting so fancy making your own sauce!! I find it very satisfying 🙂

So since you normally eat waistline friendly, add in some fresh made pasta.

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There is a huge difference between fresh pasta and store-bought pasta. If you can I encourage you to do so.

Makes 4 Servings (without pasta)

188 cals, 20.3 G fat (HEALTHY) 1.5 G carb, .6 G fiber, 1.5 G pro, .4 G sugar

Extra: Instead of using pasta, be kinder to your tummy and use fresh zucchini noodles. Simply use a shredder to creat the noodle effect. If you go to my tip page you will see the tool I’m talking about.

EXTRA EXTRA! You will need to brush your teeth after eating this meal lol! But hey that’s healthy too! 😉

Cheers to another Waistline Friendly Meal!!

KISSES!

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