February 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
It’s no secret that most Americans are overweight. We all know the main cause of obesity is lack of daily exercise and an unhealthy diet. I have to admit that I am guilty of sometimes allowing myself to gain too much weight. A super busy schedule and sometimes intense stress can cause me to over eat. Well, I’m back on the healthy grind.
Taking the time to fit in a workout each day and making healthy choices is a priority for me. I’ve always been a vegetable and fruit eater but I throw some junk in there too. For eg. this weekend, amid all the healthy eating, I woke up with an intense craving for Key Lime Pie. Well I did end up making it but I made sure to eat only a serving size and I put the rest of the pie in the freezer.
The fact that I joined Weight Watchers is also helping me. I’m surprised that I actually enjoy the new pointsplus program. With WW, I get to eat the things I want but at the right time and the right amount. I hope you’re taking care of yourself too.
My inspiration Teresa Jordan – Raw food guru. Can you believe she’s 53 in this pic?
Taking the time to parcel off single potion sizes of fruits and veggies. During the week when I’m super busy and don’t have time to stop and cook, I just grab one of these.
November 16, 2010 § 1 Comment
psst…hey you…I’m smacking on some heavenly CRANBERRY BAR-B-QUE WINGS right now. Ohhh they are sooo good!
It’s that time of year when we gather our friends and family around the table for some good food, wine and laughter. One of my favorite dishes to serve at parties is Chicken wings. It’s always a crowd pleaser. I’m going to share with you one of my favorite chicken wings recipe.
YOU WILL NEED
1 large pack of chicken wings (approx. 12 whole wings) or halves (24)
3-4 tbsp Homemade cranberry sauce ( you can probably used the canned ones but I use homemade)
1/3 cup Bar -b-que sauce ( I used Jack Daniels)
1-2 tbsp brown sugar
diced red bell peppers
salt to taste
mixed seasoning ( Adobo perhaps. You can eliminate the salt if you use Adobo)
1 tsp flour
Prepare chicken wings by cleaning them and washing them using the lemon juice.
Season with mixed seasoning, pepper, salt or adobo and 2 tbsp bar-b-que sauce.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet using aluminium foil and spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
Lay the chicken on the pan, skin side up.
Bake for 25 minutes.
While chicken wings are in the oven we will make the sauce.
In a small sauce pan, add remaining bar-b-que sauce, brown sugar, cranberry sauce, garlic, diced peppers and flour. Bring to a boil for about 2 minutes, then turn down the stove and allow to simmer for an additional 3 minutes. Set aside.
When chicken is done, using a basting brush, rub sauce on the chicken making sure they are completely coated. Bake for another 5 minutes. I like to take it out, flip over wings and apply more sauce to the bottom. Bake for 5 minutes. If more sauce is needed, apply more sauce to wings after they are done baking. Sprinkle with scallion.
Gather your friends and family and enjoy!!!
November 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
Today’s dinner after a little retail therapy. Who knew that Applebees made a decent SANGRIA! I had to have this after one of those flat iron wielding kiosk salesmen, ambushed me and tried to straighten my curls. He grabbed a section of my hair and applied the flatiron to it after I expressly told him not to straighten. After I screamed at him, he told me it’s not a flat iron it’s a styyyyler…uh. Now I have a patch of straight hair in the front. Man I wanted to kick his shins but settled for Sangria. Happy Saturday!
November 9, 2010 § 1 Comment
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November 1, 2010 § 1 Comment
It’s important to let someone who has been good to you, know that you appreciate them. Saying thank you is not only kind and good manners, but it also nurtures relationships whether it’s platonic, romantic or business. A great way to say thank you is with a small gift. One of my favorite gifts to give is Godiva chocolates.
8 pc THANK YOU TRUFFLES $20
And for my lovely little trips to Godiva once a month I indulge in the CHOCOLIXIR. My favorite is white chocolate raspberry. I used to be able to get the Godiva associate to customize my chocolixir (white chocolate, caramel with a hint of raspberry) but alas, Godiva no longer allows shakes to be customized. *le sigh*
Plus if you join the Godiva club, you receive 1 free truffle per month 🙂
October 26, 2010 § Leave a comment
I’m in the mood for comfort food. For me that means a delicious bakery aroma coming form the oven. Makes me feel all warm and cozy and it also makes me think of family that live far away.
These are COCONUT ROCK BUNS. It’s a bakery staple of Guyana, South America. The recipe can be found at this wonderful blog http://www.Jehancancook.com. I’m heading into the kitchen now.