Monday, July 22, 2013

Life Doesn't Always Have To Be Complicated {Parmesan "Monkey-Bread"}

Parmesan "Monkey-Bread"

This recipe came up on a single Dad's wall on Facebook I know and I thought to myself.... I'm trying it and all I can say is, it will go in the arsenal..... Really yummy and better yet really REALLY easy. 

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bento Box Soup

I love Asian food. I always feel healthier for eating it. I found this soup on my Epicurious App after searching "Miso, Chicken, Mushroom" and while I had to swap out quite a few ingredients to make it work with my pantry conceptually I stayed true to it and it was a PERFECT dinner [and cannot wait to eat for lunch too!]. 

And I wasn't alone.... everyone loved it [even the old guy] and along with it's healthfulness was fabulous flavor and great textures.... soup with crunch, does it get any better? 

Did I mention less than 200 calories per serving? um yeah... bye bye Lean Cuisine!
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Trifle By Vi (Vi-Shape recipe)

Trifle By Vi
 A couple months ago I was approached by ViSalus and asked if I wanted to try their product, Vi-Shape, and come up with a recipe. I know quite a few folks who swear by Body by Vi and with my recent dieting I thought this was actually a perfect match for me.... 

My first step was just trying a basic shake to see what I was working with and I have to say it was really tasty. Significantly better than most of the other shakes I've tried. 

In fact, I was so impressed I can see this product in part of my normal life as a healthy tasty quick breakfast or as a component in a great snack!  But I digress, after tasting it I decided to go the dessert/snack route but what I ended up with could be just about any meal depending on your portion size.  It's modeled after a super yummy Trifle I made recently (which I promise to share soon) it's light, crisp and has great textures. 
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy National MOJITO Day! {A Collection of Mojito Recipes}

Lemon-Lime Mojito
Well, it's been a sad three months with the inability to find the time or motivation to do a post.... I've got a gazillion pictures of dinners, restaurants and drinks all waiting for me to reactivate and write a post or two.  Alas, I've not been able to do it. Busy with life and a few health issues have translated into a million excuses and no blogging. 

EVERYTHING can wait while I gather my Mojitos together and raise my figurative glass to celebrate my favorite-ist thing..... THE MOJITO!
and I will raise a literal glass later :)
Champagne Mojito
Limoncello Mojito

Blackberry Mojito
Mexican Mojito

Blue Mojito
Millionaire a/k/a Zacapa Mojito
Dragonberry Mojito
Key Lime Mojito
Elderflower Mojito

Good & Plenty Mojito

NOTE:  So, in gathering all my Mojitos I see that NO WHERE in the mix is the Classic Mojito.  LOL.  I promise that NEXT July 11th I will post the Classic Mojito...
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