Monday, June 14, 2010

El Pinto Wild and FIery Chipotle Salsa

This stuff is not hot enough to hurt you but just warm enough to get you thinking. I would rate it 3 out of 5. But you have to love the smoked chipotle or you won't be happy. I will keep this one on the shelf for days when I don't have time to make my own.''
El Pinto, Salsa Hot, 16-Ounce (6 Pack)
Pictured is the hot salsa.  Photo from their website was acting goofy.  This one is from Amazon.

It's Magic Monday

Time to rejoice over the good stuff and let the bad stuff go!

Goals for the Week

Finish Up Closet : (  This one keeps haunting me. lol

Put the little guys new Bakugan sheets on his bed. 
 They are actually quite soft for comic character sheets.

Update the Calendar for summer events

Exercise and embrace my love for vegetables.

Start the Little Guy on his Veggie  Boot Camp

Finish reading the book Eat for Health

Add Mexican or Mojito mint to the garden.

Clear off my desk.

Catch up on my good friend mount Laundry

Have at least one Me-date.

Watch the Lakers win the finals!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hey Momma! Watcha Reading?

Just finished reading Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin'.  It was a pretty good read, especially the first several chapters about her early years before the Food Network changed her life.  There are several recipes if you just happened to love butter and mayonnaise.   But watch out, she has a bit of a sailor  mouth. lol  I would have never known. But nothing is said in a mean spirited way so its totally okay and she does not take the Lord's name into the mix.


Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin'

p.s. If you have not had much Southern cooking in your life try the Steam Fried Chicken first and then get yourself a good recipe for Baked Cheese Grits.  I make mine from memories from way back or I would post one.  lol

I am still reading the Eat For Health set.  I am still loving the yummy dressing but cutting down the recipes calories by adding extra vinegar and water.  I am now comfortable enough with the method to start creating my own high nutrient dressings.  But this book is so full of information.  I just love it.

Eat For Health: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, Look Younger, Live Longer (2 book set)

p.s.  I am still on Phase One if you get a chance to read the book.  I have a hard time finding places to dine out with really healthy food.  But I am still looking!

I am currently reading Winning By Losing by Jillian Michaels.  I am reading it pretty quick so I can get to the training part of the book.  I need a real strength training routine.  This book is great for people new to her books.  My favorite is Mastering Your Metabolism, the recipes are pretty good in that one.  : )  

Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body!

Winning by Losing

p.s.  All I really want is to fit into last summer's shorts!  Haha

Reading is the best hobby ever.  If you don't have time to read then MAKE time.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Magic Monday

Its the start of a new week.  I have been working on straightening and decluttering my closet 15 minutes at a time for about a week now.  I am almost at the finish line.  The poor thing was a train wreck like most of my house because I started working from home.  I am slowly but surely adjusting.  My answer to keeping up with it all.... less is more and my time is worth more than a bunch of stuff I no longer love or need.

I know!  It is truly shameful.  If you knew me, you would know this kind of clutter just makes my tummy hurt.  But I have really made progress!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Dr. Fuhrman's Dijon Date Dressing/Dip

This man hands down has made the best vegan friendly dressing I have ever made or eaten.  I am a food snob or foodie and have been for over 30 years.  These are so yummy you just want to grab a spoon and a chair, sit down and indulge!

For the dips to make them salad green friendly I add more water and a bit more vinegar. Just love them.
Will make a pic one day but I am dashing off to see Marmaduke with the family.

Eat For Health: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, Look Younger, Live Longer (2 book set)