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Shrimp & Coconut Curry

For those of you that love shrimp and curry- here’s a fun, quick recipe you can toss together in a hurry! The shrimp is cooked in a fragrant coconut milk, combined with curry powder, fresh ginger, lime and a touch of honey. Add some pizzazz with brown rice and chopped cilantro, then serve with a zesty lime… Continue reading Shrimp & Coconut Curry

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3 Cheese Macaroni Casserole

I am not a huge fan of Mac & Cheese ( I know. How unforgivably un-American of me).  But the rest of my family definitely are. The problem of course is that there is ZERO nutritional value in those little blue & yellow boxes of processed cheese product garbage. AND it’s LOADED with crappy carbs.… Continue reading 3 Cheese Macaroni Casserole

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Getting healthy- One day at a time

I am currently trying to lose that last ten pounds.  The ten pounds that seems to be tacked to my midsection and that has been the bane of my existence FOREVER. In order to do that, I have to stick to an actual eating plan.  I can’t do “diets”.  If I go on a “diet”,… Continue reading Getting healthy- One day at a time

Do better! · Eat better · Shark Week

Damn you Oreos!

I did so good with my “I am going to start training for my duathlon, which means exercising on the regular and eating GOOD quality food” until last night.  It is “shark week” for me, and with that comes this insatiable drive to eat EVERYTHING. I fought the first urge for the chocolate chips that… Continue reading Damn you Oreos!

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Ziti- It’s whats for breakfast

I have several cups of different flavored Greek yogurt in the fridge.  I also have oatmeal packets in my desk. Guess which option I chose for breakfast? I choose to blame it on Friday.  I feel very non-conformist today.  Added to that I am wearing SANDALS today because it is going to be 83°F today!… Continue reading Ziti- It’s whats for breakfast

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Forgive me fitness, for I have sinned (already)

Forgive me fitness for I have sinned.  It has been a whopping 5 days since I made the vow to become soda-celibate. Wow, that’s right. I Made it an entire 5 WHOLE days without a single drop of diet soda, regular soda or energy drink of ANY kind.  Then I went home to see that my son… Continue reading Forgive me fitness, for I have sinned (already)

Do better! · Eat better · New Year

New Year, New Resolution (or not)

Although I am not a certified gym rat- I do hit it with semi-regularity.  Mostly because I am too chicken to run in the dark by myself. Which means I have to do my running within the safe confines of the gym.  It also helps with my poor excuse for lungs to not have to deal… Continue reading New Year, New Resolution (or not)

Eat better · Healthful Eating · Uncategorized

Interesting thoughts on weight loss (gain)

We all know it isn’t rocket science to lose weight, it is just a matter of calories in versus calories out.  The harder we work our bodies and the less garbage we use as fuel, the more efficient and lean those bodies become. Now actually DOING the work and utilizing the correct nutrition is where… Continue reading Interesting thoughts on weight loss (gain)

Eat better · Fall Food · Healthful Eating

Best fall food…Pumpkin versus Sweet Potato

As you can probably tell from my “pen name”, I am a devout foodie.  I love everything there is to love about food: textures, smells, flavors and consistency. When it comes to fall food- I, like so many others, fall victim to the “Pumpkin-flavored” this, pumpkin-flavored that.  I won’t lie- I love a little “pumpkin… Continue reading Best fall food…Pumpkin versus Sweet Potato

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What a Food-iot! (Yes, I am talking about me)

food-iot /fuːd/  + [id-ee-uh t]  = /fuːd-ee-uh t] noun any person of reasonable intelligence that continuously eats a larger proportion of calories than they can possibly burn in one day, with the thought that they will do better tomorrow, or Monday. any person engaged in a constant battle with food where food consistently wins. Based on either taste,… Continue reading What a Food-iot! (Yes, I am talking about me)