Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Potato Salad - my favorite recipe the Low Carb version

Creamy Potato Salad - Cooking Light (with adjustments)

about 2lbs of fresh Cauliflower (I used 1 head, and it turned out fine)
1/4 Cup Chopped green onions ( I omitted these, and used celery instead)
1 2oz jar of pimiento, drained (I omitted these as well)
1/2 Cup nonfat mayonasie
1/4 Cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 Cup low-fat sour cream
1Tbsp sugar (This can also be Splenda, or Stevia)
2 Tbsp prepared mustard
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp celery seeds
1/4 tsp pepper (I added more, it was needed)
1/8 tsp garlic powder

Cut the Cauliflower and steam, I left mine al dente this time around, but it would have been better to be softer.  Microwave about 8 minutes to steam.
Combine Cauliflower, Chopped onion, celery, and pimiento (if you like) in a large bowl; toss gently.  Combine mayonnaise and next 9 ingredients, stir well.  Add to cauliflower mixture, tossing gently to coat.  Cover and chill. Garnish with a green onion fan if desired.  Yeild 8 servings (3/4 cup serving size).

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Serving (160g or 3/4 of a cup)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.4g 8%
  Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Cholesterol 6.3mg 2%
Sodium 347.9mg 14%
Total Carb 11g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
  Sugars 5.8g
Protein 3.2g 6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Again, I'm not a professional, I just put the ingredients into the Lean Cuisine Custom Meal Planner and let it do the calculations.  I used the generic versions of the low fat and nonfat options, so if you need to focus on low sodium or other things you can adjust and use the ingredients that work for you. The red potato version in the cooking light cook book was about 10 calories less, so the ingredients I used did change the stats a bit, but you get the idea, it's a much lower calorie version, and a lower carb version as well.

Weekend BBQ's

It was nice enough to eat outside

My handsome man at the grill!

Friends chatting, and eating really good guacamole!

Dinner and games

Guys against the girls at Bamboozle

Ladies conspiring to come up with difficult words

Group shot: guys turn at guessing

Bear attacking our guest

We had a great night, good food, good friends, and lots of laughs.  Bear got a bit excited at the end though, so we did have a bit of mayhem.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Brownies you can make ahead

Chocolate Brownie Muffins
Just out of the freezer - microwave and top with whipped topping

Brownie - Metabolism Miracle recipe

Here is the recipe for these tasty little treats.

Chocolate Brownie Muffins
Makes 20-24 muffins (you can freeze them too!)

5oz unsweetened baking chocolate
2 Cups powdered Splenda
1 3/4 Cup Soy Flour - I've asked and Almond four can be substituted as well
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 (16oz container) light sour cream
1/2 Cup canola oil (I used olive oil for baking)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Cup boiling water
1/2 Cup finely chopped walnuts

Pre heat oven to 350 F
Line muffin pan with cup cake liners

Melt the chocolate. Combine the dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Add the eggs, melted chocolate, sour cream, oil, and vanilla. Stir in the nuts.  Slowly add the boiling water while mixing to a smooth batter.  The batter will be thin.  Full the muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake for 22-25 minutes.  Can be topped with lilght whipped cream.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

PCOS approved low carb coctails!

Cosmopolitan cocktails traditionally contain a lot of sugar from the cranberry juice, triple sec, and added sugar.  There are usually over 20 grams of very high impact carb in one small cosmo…. imagine the carb grams in a large drink!  Here's a way to make it low in sugar and carbs without sacrificing flavor.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
·         1 jigger (1.5 oz or 3 tablespoons) Citron vodka or regular vodka (nutritional analysis uses 80 proof)
·         ¼ cup Diet Cranberry Juice (has only .5 grams carbohydrate/1/4 cup)
·         1 tablespoon lime juice (fresh preferred)
·         2 to 3 drops orange extract
·         1 packet sucralose
·         Handful of ice
Put the ingredients in a cocktail shaker half-full of ice. Shake well. Taste for sweetness. Strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a small lime

Margaritas are also very high in sugar from the triple sec or cointreau (orange liquers with 16+ grams carb/1.5 ounces).  Imagine how much sugar you're getting in one of those jumbo margaritas!

 Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

·         1 jigger (1.5 oz) tequila (80 proof)
·         2 Tablespoons (1 oz) lime juice - fresh preferred
·         1/4 cup diet orange soda or (1/4 cup water and 1/4 tsp orange extract)
·         1 packet sucralose
·         Handful of ice
·         Margarita salt or kosher salt
Wet the rim of the glass and dip into a small plate of salt.

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake it up, taste for sweetness and either pour into your glass with the ice or shake and strain into a glass. Serve with a garnish of an orange slice.

So if you have PCOS and you are not following Diane Kress' blog over at Metabolism Miracle, you might just be missing out on some fun recipes.   I will continue to work my way though her book and let you all know how I like the foods.  Today I can honestly say, I did not follow any form of PCOS approved eating.  I will have to work on it tomorrow.  I did try to make some cookies, no bake cookies even, but they turned out disappointing and not worth posting the recipe.  I took pictures and watched how well they set, but the flavor was not sweet and they were still a bit gooey or rather chalky.  That's what it felt like in my mouth when I tried them, and that is not what I would want to share with any of you.  

So, here's a plan, call up a few friends heat up the grill and get your drinks ready low carb style.  Here's to the good life! 

...and you know, please drink responsibly and not while your pregnant and all that responsible stuff that you should just be remembering all on your own. Have a great end of summer celebration next week.

Friday, August 27, 2010

My little love affair with Pilates

Working out, this is not necessarily a new challenge, but one I keep changing in my routine. I like to mix it up a bit, I get bored easily.  But there is one area I have needed to focus on, my abdominal area, this whole region seems to have issues.  I was told that yoga would help me in this area, but I have only done a little bit of yoga.

I've noticed that the only thing that has worked to change my stomach at all is Pilates.  I add the work outs into whatever other routine I'm doing and at least do the 10 minute one every day (when I'm being good, last week was not a banner week for me and work outs).
Okay, so there are one particular lady’s videos that I get, because I like them and they are effective.
Ellen Barrett, she is not a drill instruct type, but she does keep me motivated.
I have four of her crunch videos the one I use daily is the Crunch Pick Your Spot Pilates, there are four 10 minute work outs: Belly, Buns, Thighs, Total Body

The Belly, as you can imagine, is the one I focus on.
I also do the Crunch Fat Burning Pilates, Crunch Burn and Firm, and the Crunch Super Slim down

I have also done the Yoga Booty Ballet from Beach Body, and they have similar moves, but I used them in conjunction with one another so I'm not sure how well they would do on your stomach without at least the 10 minute Belly work out.

Sit ups, leg lifts, and all of that stuff just have not given me the same results.
So go ahead and get moving.  I am a firm believer that any exercise you will do on a consistent basis, is good.  If you give up, get hurt, or get bored you are not doing yourself any favors.  Find what you love,or will at least do, and begin there, then maybe later on you will want to add more things in, but at least you are doing something now. 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Breathing is a bit overrated isn't it?

I have been unable to breathe the last few days, my nose is sneezy and running and all of that gross allergy commercial wording kind of stuff.  But it seemed to me that allergy season could not have begun just yet, we are still in August, the kids have barely gone back to school, and we just got over the Spring allergy season.

I took some allergy medicine anyway once I got to work, they do prefer me to function while I'm there.  It helps me too when accomplishing my tasks through out the day.

So I went outside during a break, and saw my car...it was clean and shiny when I parked it this morning.  It's not even noon yet.....

This is why I can't breathe.  This pollen is from just one of the trees in our parking lot, and we have lots of them. Yep, this is going to be a great time of the year.

Cauliflower - trying out the rice version

Cauliflower - rice style

Orange Chicken over Cauliflower Rice

The cauliflower rice is good.  It does not stand up well to sauces, I would suggest putting the main on the side.
There is not much of a recipe to add just the basic directions, grate the cauliflower and heat covered in microwave. The cauliflower has enough moisture to steam itself without adding additional water. 
So this is a basic recipe, nothing fancy, but worth trying.  Have a great time trying new and creative substitutes. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Coupons and links

To print coupons:
www.groupon.com/sacramento - you can change the city to yours at the top of the screen

To print both manufacturer and Target coupons:

To buy coupons:

Coupon Bloggers:
domestic frugalista
the krazy coupon lady
pinching your pennies

Each of these sites have much more information to look into for deals and savings.  I just wanted to post a quick note here for those of you who may be unfamiliar with the blogs I follow, these listed here are blogging about saving money, and who doesn't like to do that?

My little beggars

Bear - the 9 lb Puppy

Mandy - the 6 lb Mother

Here are my adorable duo, waiting patiently for something to fall, actually not so patiently they did keep jumping up to get hugs and such.

Normally Bear is the one getting into trouble, but this week has been a banner week for Mandy.  Late last night when closing up the house and putting everyone to bed, I let them out and when they come back in I give them treats.  They each get one, and then they know it's time for us to get some sleep.  Well, last night Mandy decided one was not enough for her, so she grabbed Bears treat too!  Poor Bear just looked at her, and her walked around her, looked at me, he tried to push her out of the way but by then she had already waffled them both down.  I had to give him his and block her from attacking him again.  Poor little thing, I guess she's done being nice to the baby.  He's on his own now.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Priorities and weekends with PCOS, Insulin Resistance etc.

Yogurt - Vanilla

This recipe came with the yogurt maker, and I used the Agave instead of the honey. This is the most versatile thing I could decide on, I can add fruit or jam to it to change flavors during the week.
I have decided that I really like homemade yogurt, my DH has not yet been convinced although he is trying new things more often now.
My weekends have been filled with cleaning, art, and cooking, along with spending time with DH, most of the cooking is for the up coming week.  I'm learning how to make my meals small and easy to take. I also made single servings of SF Jell-O, I'm getting away from products packaged in plastic, and the single serving sizes are more expensive as well as having other additives that I really don't need.

These single servings help me make lunch quickly through out the week.  Easy to grab and pack early in the morning.  I'm all for making sure that lunch is healthy but easy on my schedule during the week.

I had been doing Medifast, and I got very used to eating 5 small meals a day, and one "lean and green".  Somedays I don't follow this pattern, but for the most part I've kept to it.  These make ahead Metabolism Miracle recipes or other sugar free snacks are what I use to make these small meals from.  You have to learn what works for you, but you also need to work with your new diet and make it fit your lifestyle.  This does take preparation, and it gets frustrating, but in the end you can  feel good and look at all of what you had accomplished.  Since I had done the gelatin mousse last week, I still have enough for this weeks lunches.

I will pack on Mouse, one SF Jell-O, an egg and tomato and cheese for an omelete, and one Yogurt.  This will take me through the day, and I can snack on a small handful of nuts if I need to before I head home.  Then I will work out, and make dinner, and then before I head off to bed I will eat the Metabolism Miracle Brownie (I will be sharing that recipe this week.)

You can do this, and to start out use packaged items, until you can switch and make your food ahead on the weekend, or if you have time make one meal each night through out the week until you are set. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thank you, for those from whom I have learned the most

 Paternal Grandparents - one known as the "Dragon-Lady"

Mother and daughter's
Today I have been thinking, dangerous I know, but today it's been meaningful.  I've actually been thinking about this for a very long time, and today I've decided to put it out there.  I have learned most things from my mother, who really should be up for sainthood, and if we were Catholic I would try.  But honestly there are others I have learned a great many things from, one of whom is my little sister.  She is stubborn and feisty, and all sorts of other good and troublesome things, but one thing she did was teach me how to love the unlovable.

I have many life stories to tell, and some day I will share them all, but today I will focus on one.  My grandma, the one nicknamed the "Dragon Lady". She had a great relationship with me, and my cousins, but not my sister.  I did not really notice it that much until one day when I was in Junior high, and we were visiting for Easter.  Walking around the Phoenix Zoo was not really a cool thing in my book back then, but I was looped arm in arm with Grandma and we were shopping.  Shopping was always fun with Grandma, she loved bags and jewelry and I loved those things as well.  As we were leaving the park, my sister came to join us, to also hug on grandma and to loop her arm through her other arm.  That's when Grandma became someone I had not known before, she physically pushed my sister away.  My parents noticed, I saw it, the whole world took notice.  I really was like time stood still. How could a grandparent push their grandchild away? Isn't there an unwritten rule, Grandparents must unconditionally love their grandchildren?  Maybe not their own children, but their grandchildren, yes they are the innocent and loved ones.  Not having been able to be old enough to make mistakes, talk back, and fight with grandparents, how could they not be just adored?  My father did something that day that was impressive and scary, he took a stand.  It was the best thing a father could do for his child, he would not allow his daughter to be treated like that. 
The parents
 Mind you, I'm not sure where this part of my father has gone now, but at the time he was completely there for my sister.  He stood up to his mother and exploded, letting her know that she was not allowed to treat my lil' sis in such a way.  My grandparents had a choice, they could choose to love and appreciate both of us, or see none of us.  When we left from that vacation we did not see them except holidays for a long long time.  When we did see them again, my grandparents had decided to treat us both with equal fairness, but I'm not sure if my grandmother really knew how to love my sister.  I saw though how my sister loved on my grandmother, through all her prickles and nettles, my sister hugged her anyways.  She visited her when she lived near her summer home, and no one else was there to take care of her, and somewhere during that time my grandma started to love and appreciate her back.  Grandma even took on the school where my sister was at, to claim the time that she was promised, to have my sister's company.

This was the trip, and here are my grandma and my sister

Love is messy, and problematic, and mostly it's a choice.  We don't get to choose our family, or how they will behave or respond to us, but we do get to choose how we respond to them.  I firmly believe in standing up for your children, and protecting them from those who would hurt them.  I believe in walking away from those who can not appreciate the gifts they have been given in their family.  I also know that I have a family member that has not loved me, and that I need to love through the nettles and the barbs.  I'm not sure how all of this will play out, and while my sister needs to do all she can to protect her family from a similar rottenness that she experienced, I have to still be there to point out the profound idiocy and hurt to the ones who are being hurtful.

Keep your family close, and protect the ones you love.  Learn the life lessons you need, and pass on the ones you can. Today I'm sharing a life story, one I've learned from.  You have stories as well, things that you have learned, hold onto the good.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Coupon Seasons

I recently learned that coupons are seasonal, and you can predict what coupons will be out during what seasons!
The Krazy Coupon Lady listed them out:

Aug 17 2010

Sale Cycles: How to be a Coupon Psychic!

Everyone knows that produce is seasonal.  If you want to make a triple batch of strawberry or apricot freezer jam, the best time of year to do it is during the summer when the fruit is in season, and thereby at it’s lowest annual cost.  A savvy shopper waits until a product is on sale and then stocks up!  The idea is to create a stockpile that will last you 3-12 months, or until the product again reaches its lowest price.
Packaged Foods are seasonal just like produce! Each calendar month brings a new batch of sales.  Here’s the predictable sale cycles for each calendar month:


National Oatmeal Month: Quaker
Diet Foods including: Healthy Choice, South Beach, Lean Cuisine, Special K, Kashi, Smart Start, 100 Calorie Packs
Super Bowl Sunday:  Pepsi, Coke, Chips, Dips, Cheese, sandwich items, crackers, snacks, wings
Seasonal Produce: Oranges, Pears,Grapefruit, Tangerines, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Kale, Kiwi, Avocado, Cabbage, Spinach
Clearance:  Christmas Decorations, Toys, Wrapping Papers,
Winter Health:  Cold Medicines and Vitamins


National Canned Food Month:  Canned Fruit, Vegetables, meats:  Tuna, chicken, salmon, pie fillings
National Hot Breakfast Month:  Malt O Meal, Oatmeal, Eggo Waffles, Syrup
Valentines:  Chocolate, Hershey’s, KY Lubricant, etc
Chinese New Year: Soy Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Noodles
Seasonal Produce:  Artichoke, Asparagus, Raspberries, Potatoes, Strawberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Kale, Kiwi, Avocado, Spinach


Frozen Food Month: Frozen Meals, TGI Fridays, Contessa, Foster Farms Chicken, Eggo, Sara Lee, Healthy Choice, DiGiorno, Freschetta, Breyers, Dreyers, Marie Callendars
Seasonal Produce: Artichoke, Asparagus, Avocado, Haas, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Fennel, Kale, Leek, Lemon, Lime, Mushrooms, Onions, Spring, Orange, Peas, Radish, Rhubarb, Spinach, Strawberries, Tangerine


Easter:  Ham, Eggs, Some Baking Supplies:  sugar, spices, baking mixes, chocolate chips
Earth Day: Organic foods, Energy saver
Seasonal Produce: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbages, Carrots, Grapefruit, Hass Avocado, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Rhubarb
Clearance:  After Easter sales are the time to stock up on decorating, baskets, etc for the next year.


Memorial Day: BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, condiments, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, dips
Paper Products:  plates, utensils, insect repellant, sunscreen
Cinco De Mayo:  Salsa, tortillas
Seasonal Produce: Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocado, Beans, Green, Beets, Blackberries, Carrots, Onions, Sweet Vidalia, Peas, Edible Pods, Peas, English/Shelling, Potatoes, New, Raspberries, Strawberries


National Dairy Month:  Eggs, Milk (Free Milk Catalina, wyb cereal), Ice Cream, Cheese, Butter, Yogurt, cool whip, In-store dairy coupons or booklets
End of June is Fourth or July Sales: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, condiments, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, dips
Seasonal Produce: Apricots, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cherries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Grapes, Honeydew, Nectarines, Peaches, Potatoes, Raspberries, Red Onions, Squash, Summer, Strawberries, Sweet Vidalia Onions, Tomatoes, Watermelon


National Ice Cream Month
More 4th of July BBQ Sales:   Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, condiments, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, dips
End of July:  Back to School Sales begin:  crayons, pencils, folders, binders
Seasonal Produce: Asian Pears, Bartlett Pears, Beans, Green, *Blueberries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Figs, Garlic, Grapes, Nectarines, Onions, Red, Oranges, Valencia, Peaches, Peppers, Sweet/Bell, Plums, Potatoes, Squash, Summer, Tomatoes, Watermelon


Back to School: Pudding cups, Lunch meat,
Staples and Office Depot Penny items
Disinfectant:  Clorox, Purell
Clearance:  Insect Repellant, Sunscreen, charcoal
Seasonal Produce: Apple, Gravenstein, Avocado, Hass, Beans, Beans, Green, Berries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Figs, Grapes, Melons, Onion, Peaches, Pears, Bartlett, Pepper, Bell, Plums, Raspberries, Squash, Summer, Tomatillo, Tomato


Back to School Sales through labor day:  crayons, pencils, folders, binders
Diabetes:  Bayer Glucose Meters, Glucerna Cereal
Seasonal Produce: Apples, Artichokes, Beans, Bell Peppers, Chile Peppers, Cucumber, Eggplant, Grapes, Onion, Orange, Valencia, Pears, Asian, Pears, Bartlett, Pomegranate, Squash, Tomatillo, Tomatoes, Winter Squash


Halloween:  Candy
Beginning of the baking sales:  Canned pumpkin, evap milk, baking chips
National Seafood Month
Adopt a Shelter-Dog Month: Pedigree, Purina
Seasonal Produce: Almonds, Apples, Artichokes, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Chard, Chestnuts, Cranberries, Lemons, Parsnip, Pears, Pomegranate, Potatoes, Potatoes, Sweet, Pumpkin, Spinach, Squash, Winter, Turnips, Yams


Baking Sales in full swing: nuts, chocolate chips, evap milk, sweetened condensed milk, coconut, cake mixes
Canned foods – soup, broth, condensed milk, vegetables, fruits, spaghetti sauce
Turkey, canned pumpkin, stovetop stuffing, betty crocker boxed potatoes, gravy mixes, rhodes rolls, frozen pies, cranberry sauce, jello, marshmallows
Seasonal Produce: Anjou Pears, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Carrots, Celery, Comice pears, cranberries, kiwi, lemons, orange, potato, squash, yams
Clearance:  After Halloween sales are the time to stock up on things for the next year.  I like to buy the Halloween candy-alternatives like halloween crayons, erasers, watches, spinning tops, etc.  I mix this in with my next year’s candy bowl and it stretches my loot for all the neighbor kids!


Holiday Dinner:  Egg Nog, Deli Platters, Instant Potatoes, gravy mixes, rhodes rolls, frozen pies, cranberry sauce, jello, marshmallows
Baking: Flour, Sugar, Butter, Cream, Cake mix, Brownie mix, Muffin mix, Breads, Pie Crust, Marshmallow, Whipped cream
Canned foods – soup, broth, condensed milk, vegetables, fruits, spaghetti sauce
Clearance:  Buy all your Thanksgiving Decorations, extra table settings and turkey carving products now once they’re at least 50% off.

Here is the link to that blog: How to be a coupon Psychic

Chili Lime Shrimp PCOS style

I've served it over a bed of spinach and butter leaf lettuce.  My husbands I served over brown jasmine rice, he needed more sauce to pour over the rice.  I would suggest doubling it to start, and then decide form there if you need more or not. This particular recipe is included in the Fresh Food Fast cooking light cook book.

Cool and Creamy Gelatin Mousse - Metabolism Miracle

Makes 8 1/2 Cup servings

1 (4 serving package) sugar-free Jell-O, your choice of flavor (I've done raspberry, and the picture is the newest lemon flavor)
1 (8oz) container light cream cheese, softened
1/2 Cup light sour cream
1 Cup light whipping cream
2 teaspoons powdered Splenda

In a large bowl, prepare the Jell-O as directed on the box. Refrigerate until almost set but still a little soft, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Beat the gelatin until creamy.
While continuing to beat with a mixer, add the cream cheese and sour cream, and mix thoroughly.
In another bowl, whip together whipping cream and Splenda until peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the gelatin mixture, leaving it with a marbled look - don't keep stirring until it becomes uniform in color. Spoon into dessert dishes and chill for at least 2 hours.

Mandy - my bright and cheery little mother

Mandy is our mother doggie.  She is little and fierce, and the biggest love ever.  Today she made me laugh, which is not unusual but this time it was over rawhide.
I let them out at night just before I go to bed, it gives them one more shot to do their business, and me a little bit of piece of mind.  Tonight instead of coming right in when she was called, she stayed out there.  This is not normal, she usually comes right in and goes straight to her kennel and waits for her treat.  This time though, she just laid out there in the grass.  It took me a bit to see what she was doing, but she was chewing on her rawhide, quite enthusiastically.  Rather than bringing it inside with her, she was torn between coming in and staying out there to chew that piece of rawhide into the ground.

My fur babies like to drag their chew toys outside, but they never bring them back in, ugh.  It seems that I will be picking up after them for ever since they haven't yet learned this little trick.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

PCOS - but not a perfect "Out of the Box" meal

I made a squash dish, complete with mushrooms and tomatoes hmmmm good.  I cook the mushrooms and garlic in clarified butter, then I add the zucchini and yellow squash, at the very end I add the tomato and finish cooking with basil added for extra flavor.  It's a fresh uncomplicated flavor.

The chicken was grilled on my favorite George Foreman. I had marinated the chicken in a chipolte seasonings, served on the sandwich thins, with a touch of cheddar cheese.

I had a crystal light sugar fee raspberry lemonade to top it off.

I wish I was a full and complete foodie, but here I am doing what I can to manage my PCOS with good foods.  The chips were not a part of that plan, but they were given to my husband from a client.  So a whipped up some guacamole for dip, and enjoyed a couple.

Here's to dreaming and living the good life!

Now I'm off to finish my sitcom, work out and do the dishes before I dash of to sleep.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Take me out to the Ball Game!

We had great seats, thanks to my husband.  He got a haircut, and tickets to two River Cats games!  I love going to baseball games, but I really love it when they are free!

It was a hot day in the sun, hubby is in brown on the aisle, wondering where I went to.  I found shade for little bit, the game was getting slow and I was cookin'.  

Having a great time at the game.

My handsome man!

Digger - the River Cats Mascot

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