Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Quick Breakfast: Omlette Cups

Quick and easy breakfast omlettes in a muffin tin. These are perfect for breakfast on the go.

I usually do a ratio of eggs to egg whites, add in a few veggies - in this case, red bell pepper and spinach and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese in each one with a crackling of black pepper. These are so easy as protein snacks and are especially helpful when you are running in between meetings and only have 15 minutes to grab a snack. A protein filled snack is way better than calorie and sugar filled snacks, with empty nutrition. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Homemade Pizza

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've blogged. Sorry about the hiatus :)

I've been wanting to branch off and try to make homemade pizza. Although I would have loved to have made my own dough, this was meant to be a quick meal.

I bought pre-made wheat dough from Trader Joe's, pizza sauce, lite shredded mozzarella, and pepperoni.

This was a 30 minute meal! I rolled out the dough, and brushed it with olive oil, added the cheese, sprinkled some dried oregano onto the cheese and added the pepperoni and olives. Popped it into the oven for 15 minutes on 450 and voila!

Too bad I didn't capture an after picture, I think there was too much excitement to inhale this bad boy!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Meal Prep for the Week

Recently (okay since Dec. 2012), I've changed my lifestyle, the way I eat, and the nutrients that I put into my body by using some amazing products by Advocare. That being said, I've gotten into the habit of preparing my meals ahead of time which is really convenient because it eliminates the "what do I eat" stress. When everything is prepped and ready, it really helps you avoid making a bad decision when choosing a meal. It's  also very helpful for someone who has a busy lifestyle but wants to eat a home cooked meal while at work or heck, just to prep ahead of time and save an hour in their precious day.

I decided that I would use ground turkey as my main protein dish that I can incorporate into several other dishes or use with smaller side dishes.

My 5 dishes for the week were (because everything is better with a picture!):

Turkey Bolognese (minus the marinara). I've used this base in a pasta sauce once upon a time.

What you'll need:
Ground turkey
3 celery stick, chopped
Handful of shredded carrots
1 small onion, diced
Veggie Oil

To Prepare Ground Turkey:
-Heat a pot with a swirl of vegetable oil
-Drop in your diced onions and cook until fragrant and slightly translucent
-Add celery and shredded carrots
-Once your vegetables have cooked off, remove them from the heat (about 7 minutes)
-In the same pot, add ground turkey and cook thoroughly, adding vegetable mix about 5 minutes before completion
I chose to season my turkey with Kirkland no-salt organic seasoning, freshly ground black pepper, a pinch of sea salt and a pinch of chili flakes.

Once you have cooked the main ingredient, put it off to the side.

I chose to bake a green bell pepper half way, added the turkey mixture into each half, adding quinoa on top, a bit of parmesan cheese, and baking again. This is 2 days worth of lunch.

Stuffed Green Bell Pepper

5 prepped meals for the week!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Quick Breakfast or Snack: Yogurt Parfait

I've recently been reading about Chia seeds and how good they are for your health. So I went to Trader Joe's to pick up a pack and give it a try. Chia seeds are packed with nutrients and can assist in weight loss, so heck ya!

This is a great breakfast or snack idea. I used 0% plain Greek yogurt, added blueberries, about 1/2 tsp. of chia seeds, and sliced raw almonds. I didn't add any sweetener since I want to avoid added sugars, and the blueberries have a touch of sweetness so there ya go!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Veggie Garden on the Move!

I'm so happy that Spring is in full effect because it has definitely been good to my garden! I had planted a variety of veggies back in early March and I transplanted the green beans, radishes, peppers (future blog post) and lettuce to an open area in my garden.

I was so excited to notice that the green beans sprouted so quickly. First I noticed small flowers, which grew into green beans. It's fun to go out and check on the veggies and see what has sprouted. I was able to pick at least a dozen of green beans in a week and a half. So cute!

Green Beans


Green beans bush


Ta-daaa we have veggies!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Re Creo Supperclub 2.0

Oh the creators of Re Creo are a really special and caring group of people. I was lucky to have had a second chance to go to another fabulous dinner (and took my friend and chef, James Holmes). I was chatting with Jean, one of the talented chef's afterwards and I was telling him that after the two dinners, I left feeling more inspired and motivated to be better, to strive for more and to continue to be creative in my own way. He was so happy because that is one of the purposes of Re Creo, to create inspiration through food and community. 

So I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Great job to the Re Creo team for yet another successful and wonderful dinner. This dinner was great, it was on a Sunday, it was still light out, the crowd felt relaxed, happy and super at ease. It's so awesome how you always make friends and find so much in common with the people that are congregated at the dinner table. 

Menu Board

Delicious entrees

Chicken Skin Nachos, Charred Guacamole, Chipotle Chocolate Salsa, Sweet Corn, Cilantro Aioli 

Mushroom Pate, Parmesan Beer Fritters, Baby Kale 

Vanilla Scented Scallops, Espresso Risotto, Radish Sprouts

Crispy Fried Soft Boiled Egg, Asian Greens, Crispy Shallots

Monkfish, Fennel Puree, Wine feta sauce

Braised Oxtails, Cashew Sauce, Aloo Sun Dried Potatoes, Butter-dipped Radishes

Sour Cream Ice Cream, Miso Butterscotch, Black Sesame Brittle

Goodies for the Road - Tiramisu Cookies