This weekend’s craving was for the perfect Veggie Burger. Now, don’t immediately click off the blog. Veggie burgers can be great. Case in point, the one that was served @ Mellow Mushroom until last week. (Note there’s no link, because they’re on my bad side.) Apparently, the powers-that-be @ Mellow Mushroom didn’t find sales of their Herbed Veggie Burger high enough and it’s been pulled from the menu. Hubby and I went for lunch today, ordered the burger, then after a 25-minute wait we were told the burger had been pulled from the menu. 1st – shame on waiter/management that it took 25 minutes to tell us what we ordered was no longer available. 2nd […]
Food Matters – Motivating
I watched Food Matters (listed under Ted Talks) on Netflix this weekend. While I’m a Vegetarian, we do eat most of our veggies cooked – many steamed, baked or sautéed, but cooked nonetheless. Based on information from Food Matters, and the ever-decreasing nutritional value of fruits and vegetables, we’re trying the 51/49% rule for plating purposes. 51% to be RAW – as in not cooked. What’s the purpose of RAW food? To further eliminate junk food, to limit unhealthy carbs (I am a bread-oholic ), and to kick start my morning system with more smoothies. My pledge was to go for a week. I’ve discovered that I can talk myself into anything for a week. […]
Work-Outs For All Types
For the past 11 months, I’ve trained my body. To become something better than it’s been in a long time. Then it hit me. Why stop at that limit? Why not train to be better than I’ve ever been? So, I hit the NRH Centre gym three to four times a week. I started at thirty to forty-five minutes and, by the end of each session, my face beamed such a splendid cherry red that folks stop to stare at the tomato (that would be me) using the work-out equipment. Looking for actual muscles seemed to be an exercise in futility, but I kept going: three to four times a week. Week after week, I […]
Monday Morning Muses
So, who watched the Superbowl? Okay, I watched about an hour of it. Nope, not the end, but the first hour. Watched with hubby for awhile, but I’m not a football-enthusiast — even though I live with two — I can take it in small doses, then I’m done. By this point in the season, I’m done. So, hooray for the Saints, and I’m sad for the Colts — my daughter is a huge fan. To all those who have kept the loops alive with Macillian/Amazon updates — thanks. I always love a great publishing scoop and this one has definitely been big news. Did you miss the controversy? Go to: ABC Video or Sun […]
New habits for 2010 . . .
Remember, I told you I had ideas for my blog this year, different things than I’ve tried in the past . . . well, here’s taking the first one out for a spin. Hubby is on this major, ‘How do we eat healthier kick?’. A couple of years ago, we switched loads of stuff OUT of our diet: excess sugars — as in all white sugars; sodas (well, he and the kids did. I still have my Dr. Pepper sin.); white breads to wheat breads, regular crackers to wheat-only crackers; changed the salad dressings and yogurts — not to LOW FAT — but we took out the ones with all high sugars in them; hamburger […]
Did someone say Dessert?
Oh yeah, it was me. I should be writing, I have been writing, but I wanted to share this easy-to-do and simply delicious low-cal, low-sugar dessert.What’s needed?A package of Phyllo dough (generally found close to the frozen pie doughs). This is a great pastry for those who are watching calories and fat grams.Fresh fruit (cook’s choice)1/4 Cup Fat-free, plain yogurt2 tablespoons Low-fat mayo or miracle whip2 packets Splenda2 teaspoons Cinnamon1 tablespoon Honey2 tablespoons Reduced fat margarine (I now use the Smart Balance Light because it has the Omega-3 oils) I cut off about a three inch section of the Phyllo dough from one end – keep this moist. Melt margarine (microwave), add Splenda and ½ […]
Got a request for another recipe on my site – something else Texan. Baking biscuits can be a fun Saturday morning activity – with or without kids. It takes a little practice, but I couldn’t cook my way out of a basket when I first married and I learned how to do it. So, belly up to the kitchen, gals and guys for a little homemade fun. Okay, I know biscuits aren’t just a Texas ‘thang’ but mine to happen to come from an old ‘Texas’ family . . . so I’m going to say that counts. INGREDIENTS:2 ½ Cups all purposes flour — sift this into a large bowl1 teaspoon salt — I prefer […]