Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I have moved!

I have moved my blog to another site. Please come join me and share my ventures to health, peace and happiness.


Saturday, July 24, 2010


Remember the other day I was cooking something and the stove and I had to wait to reveal what I was making? Well here it is....

Chocolate Yogurt Popsicle I found this on someone blog. I read so many sometimes I forget where I get the recipes from. But this is quite delicious and with the heat that last few days it has been quite refreshing.
Yesterday morning I enjoyed some delicious Oats in a jar. I had just about finished off the peanut butter and thought this was a great idea to get every last drop of peanut butter. Is it only me but why does peanut have to taste so darn delicious?

Last night dinner I was this delicious meal. I have to admit when I saw it I wasn't quite sure if I would like it. I am not a big fan of peas but I had everything in the house for it so I thought I would give it a try. I decided to serve it over polenta but I think next time it would be better over rice. But it was quick, easy and quite delicious. I will definitely make this again when it a hurry for a quick meal.
I am up early this morning and thinking of heading to the farmers market. It is raining... :( But I made some Sangria last night and it has been chilling over night and I thought it would be great to throw in some fresh berries. So hopefully the rain will pass threw before I venture out.
I usually do my workout in the morning on Saturday and have to admit I am creature of habit but I have been working on being OK with if it doesn't always go as "planned." Nothing terrible is going to happen. You have to understand this is really difficult for me and I have so many fears around putting my weight back on. But this is a journey and I plan on continuing to learn and letting go when I need to.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fish Tacos!

I was a busy little beaver this afternoon and before I knew it was dinner time. Hubby was at a meeting tonight so I was eating solo. So it took me a little longer to get things together for the meal. I first prepared this wonderful sauce to spread on the tortilla for my fish tacos.
This is SO good. It is 2 tablespoons light sour cream, 2 tablespoons avocado, dash of cumin, chili powder, salt and 1/2 teaspoon of lime juice.

I cooked the fish on the grill 5 minutes on one side then carefully flip and then cook another 3 minutes. I also threw the corn tortillas on for about 1 minute on the grill.

Add your fish, shredded cabbage and tomato. It doesn't need anything it is perfect just like this

Can you say Delicious! Light and delicious. Along with the fish taco I made this delicious salad.

I saw it on Tina's blog awhile back and this is the second time I have made it. The flavor combination is so different and I really didn't think I would like it but it is quite tasty. The recipe is from Real Simple It is a combination of shredded apples, carrots, raisins ,cumin, cilantro. Check it out. After I cleaned up dinner, I had soaked a bag of pinto beans during the day today so I threw them in the crock pot with an onion and will cook them over night. We have friends coming for dinner this weekend and I thought I would serve up some beans with our Mexican meal.
After that it was time to figure out what to bring to work for lunch tomorrow. I search in the refrigerator and came up with this.

Do the whole wheat noodles look familiar? I told you hubby wasn't going to eat them. And since there is no "white" pasta to go with the chili it doesn't look like that will get eaten either. So it was a perfect lunch for tomorrow.
Hopefully this will be enough to keep me full until I get home. I have noticed some time I don't quite back enough to keep me full and that is not a good thing when I get home. I think you know what I mean.
Remember I told you I was going to tell you what I was making in the pot on the stove? Well it isn't quite ready for unveiling so you will have to wait until tomorrow.
Off to make some protein ice cream. I will share this with you tomorrow.

Happy Hump Day!

Hope everyone was enjoying "hump" day today. We are half way through the week! I woke up before my alarm this morning: 4:06 am. I get up around 4:20 and hit the gym for 5:00. It may sounds horrible to some but I have gotten use to it and I do enjoy getting my work out done early. Plus it starts out the day right. Today I had a great chest work out and did 30 laps in the pool. Sounds good does it? Little did I tell you I swim one length of the pool and back and then I rest for a minute and repeat. It is kind of like a HIIT in the pool. I have such great admiration for swimmers that do it for a sport. Just doing the one length and back I am winded. I am really enjoying the pool and it gives my knee a rest from all the pounding it get on the treadmill.

I came home and took my shower. When I came downstairs to dry my hair I found this wonderful note on the counter....

Put a smile on my face and made the day so much brighter! Did I say I have a great husband? He has seen me and my worst and at my best and still loves me deeply.

I finished getting ready and remember I had something in the refrigerator waiting for me for breakfast? Did you guess what it was? I bet you thought it was over night oats? Well I guess it kind of is. Look at this beauty.

I found this recipe over at Katie blog.

It is fabulous! I love it SO much. I never thought I would like tofu in oatmeal but it makes it so creamy and delicious and it make a TON and I am all about volume. This is one of my new loves right now.

After finishing this beautiful bowl of goodness I packed up my lunch and water and headed to work but not before leave a little something behind for someone special....

I work a part time job and although the job isn't challenge and some time quite boring the owner and his brother are the best. They are wonderful people and it is a joy to work for them. They have truly taught me a lot about not worrying so much. I work for a small courier office and it is just the owner, his brother and me in the office. We have been waiting for a shipment of a product to come in they said it would be here Tuesday or Wednesday. And of course what shows up when it is just me in the office? Yep you got it the shipment. So I put my hard hat on started up the forklift and unloaded the truck. Wish I could have gotten a picture of that to put on the blog. I truly have come a long way. I would never thought in a million years that I would be driving a fork lift. It is quite fun though...

After finishing up the day... I only work until 12:30. I stopped at the store and pick up things for a dinner I am making for friends on Saturday. I got home around 2:30 and was ready to eat.

I had seen this delicious thing on Heathers Blog and new it was time to give it a try. I just happen to have these in the freezer
I had gotten this recipe from Gina's blog and had use them to make manicotti awhile back and froze the rest for another day. Today was the perfect day.

Since they frozen I pulled them in a plan to defrost and melt the chocolate peanut butter. Oh glorious chocolate peanut butter...

Then I added the banana. I was drooling just watching this come alive and of course having a few finger lick from the chocolate peanut butter jar....

Made two and sprinkle with a little bit of cinnamon.

Can you see the chocolate and banana goodness? It was out of this world and really hit the spot for the sweetness I was looking for. After this I moved on the preparing to for tonight dinner: Fish Taco's. In my wildest dreams would I think that I would remote like these but I made them for the husband and I a few weeks back and we both really enjoyed them. So I prepared to marinade the fish until dinner.

Marinade included: 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt. It says to marinade for 5 minutes but I like to let it sit longer. I tossed that in the refrigerator and decided to make one more thing before sitting down to blog.
Can you guess what it might be? I guess you will have to wait and see. I will be back later to reveal the mystery.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Food has RETURNED!

I have done a lot of soul searching the past few weeks and I have begun to make peace with food and my body. Does that mean that I will stop pumping iron in the gym? No Does that mean that I will fill my body with processed crap? No I will love my body and give it good clean food

and exercise daily. This might mean that I may not look like a person that could pose for a fitness magazine and I am ok with that. I have come SO far and I have nothing to be ashamed of.. I have begun to stop beating myself up about trying to be thinner, toner, leaner.... For what? In the end I will always be Kathi a wonderful, loving and caring person that will never change no matter what my outside looks like. I will love my body and myself.

I have realized how much I have missed posting about the wonderful food I have been eating and so it returns.......

I like to pack my lunch for work the night before so this is where I will begin. I had bought some wonderful baby strawberries and blue berries so I made a delicious container of sweetness.

I thought I would try to use up some stuff in the refrigerator so I threw this together for lunch I am excited to see how wonderful it will taste.

Salad contains:
Whole wheat elbow noodles (I thought the husband would eat.. Ya Right?)
green and red pepper
leftover grilled chicken
red onion
goat cheese
1 tablespoon of Baslamic dressing
Clean, fresh....
I look forward to sharing my eats with you. See you in the morning with a delicious breakfast that is sitting in the refrigerator as we speak. Any ideas?