A favorite memory from my childhood was going to the Café (pronounced kâ-fey by the locals) with my grandparents in Rock Springs, Wyoming. I don’t remember the name of it because it was always referred to as THE café. The only café we ever went to. It had a red awning and brick walls. The interior was brown carpet, red chairs, and somewhat of an Asian/American dark decor. The menu had everything from stir fry to open-faced turkey & gravy sandwiches and my favorite, breaded veal. It wasn’t exactly the best cooking in the world but it was our café and a tradition every time we visited grandma and grandpa.Continue reading
The holidays are over, and our big family vacation has just ended. The new year has finally begun for me.
I was doing fairly well on eating healthy and working out until about 1-2 weeks before Christmas. There were food and baked goods everywhere, and I was spending all day in the kitchen cooking. Then, the week after Christmas we left for a 12-day family vacation that took us to Miami and ultimately a cruise around the Caribbean.Continue reading
This dinner was fabulous and another easy fix! Definitely on my favorite list. I found it by doing a search for Ideal Protein Recipes. It came from andoverdietcenter.com so I can’t take credit for this recipe. I served it with sautéed green beans and mushrooms, and cheese tortellini. Obviously, I did not get to eat the tortellini but I served it to my family with the pan juices from the chicken served over top.Continue reading
It’s day 2 of my weight loss journey and I was SO excited to see I had lost a pound!! I’m really hoping my decision to publicly write out my journey will keep me focused and on track. Today I had more cravings for sugar, especially in the evening, so I’m trying to do things to keep my mind off of those cravings. The hardest part is that I am hosting a party tomorrow and am cooking some snacks that I would love to eat! Continue reading
I finished off the first day of my diet with this dinner. The goal I am trying to achieve is to find recipes that I will want to continue to eat even after I have reached my goal. I’m off to a good start – this was yummy and my family liked it too!Continue reading
Five years ago I looked at the scale and decided I needed to lose 10 pounds. Not a big deal because I have always been able to gain or lose 5 pounds in a day. I could skip a meal or go for a long walk and get back to my regular weight. I ate a balanced diet and believed “everything in moderation”. However, the extra 10 pounds had been on me for awhile and I couldn’t shake it so I decided to look at possible health reasons. At the time I was 40 years old and 115 pounds (keep in mind I’m only 5′ 0″ and a petite frame. 105 was my normal weight). Those 10 pounds meant I couldn’t fit into my favorite jeans anymore.Continue reading