Foodie Friday: Let’s make some chili!

I haven’t been eating very balanced lately. Ever since I’ve come back from Denver I really haven’t been eating…correctly. I haven’t had a taste for anything so I’ve ended up eating things like oatmeal for dinner or just peanut butter roll ups. Those aren’t the worst things in the world, but they definitely aren’t the best. This week I decided to get back on track and the easiest way for me to get a balanced plate of food was to make CHILI! I love fall because this is my favorite thing to eat and with the time changing this weekend,… View Post

Chicken,Sweet Potato, Quinoa Stir-Fry

Quinoa is great and one of my favorite things to eat. I eat a mostly plant based diet so quinoa is a great way to get my protein. Willie is still a meat eater, so this is something I can fix for both us and still be satisfied. I’ll just throw some chicken in the mix for him. Best part, low in sodium and very filling! FYI: I don’t use the canola oil when cooking. I try to stay away from any oils when cooking, even though they are good fats. I don’t think you need oil/butter to cook your… View Post

Foodie Friday: Salmon and a lesson on fish

When it comes to fish most people are skeptical about making it at home, but it’s really simple. I don’t need to provide you with a recipe because it really is that easy. Usually, we have about a 4 oz serving of fish at a time, unless the 6 oz salmon fillets are on sale at the market. Fish doesn’t require much seasoning and is usually best when it’s simple. Here’s what I do for a salmon fillet: 1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F. 2. Season with pepper (or any other salt free seasoning) 3. Place 1 tsp… View Post

Foodie Friday: Easy steel cut oats for breakfast

Breakfast is a very sensitive subject for me. I know people who go without it but I’m not one of those people. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I don’t think anyone should ever go without it! When I was floating on the heavier side, one of my biggest problems was not eating. I would go all day and not eat until 4 pm so when it was time it eat I was starving. That meant I would eat anything and everything. That was a huge problem in itself but I was also really messing up… View Post