Saturday, December 17, 2011

Breakfast Quinoa

I was reading the Eat Like Me blog on and found this recipe there. If you are looking for some new ideas, this is a great place to find them. You of course have to scale down the portions, sometimes, but the ideas for different meals are great! Especially this one, me being in such a breakfast rut...

Breakfast Quinoa:

2 cups Vanilla Soy Milk
1 cup Whole Grain Quinoa
2 tbsp Dried Cranberries
2 tbsp Almonds (she uses pecans, I didn't have those on hand)

Take the soy milk and bring it to a boil. Keep an eye on it, this happens suddenly! I almost had a nasty cleaning job on my hands. Once boiling add in the quinoa, dropping the temperature to the lowest your stove will allow and cook until the milk is absorbed.

I took 3/4 cup of the quinoa and topped it with about 1 tbsp dried cranberries and the same amount of almonds. It's incredibly yummy, protein packed and has healthy carbs to boot! I highly reccomend this meal. I couldn't even finish mine, it's so filling!

Enjoy the food porn:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Some new things...

Lately I have been reading a lot of new recipes in magazines like Self, Fitness, Health, etc... Basically chic mag's. I hate to eat the same boring thing every day and night. I call that a food RUT and I am not a fan!

So, I am trying some new things, buying some new items, and I hope you enjoy can enjoy them, too!

I recently acquired a cast iron skillet (thanks Mom!) and I decided to make a veggie quiche in it on Saturday. I have been enjoying it for breakfast, and today instead of having just a slice, I had a slightly smaller slice on top of Double Protein Bread (which I will feature later this week-I left it at work, so I can't tell you the exact stats, but I will tell you 1 slice has 7 grams protein-however is slightly high on the calories for a slice of bread- 130 cals). To me though, it stays with me, I am not hungry for HOURS after.

So back to what I was talking about... Oh yea, the quiche (or what I think a quiche is anyhow):

Veggie Quiche:

1.5 cups asparagus (chopped)
1 large zucchini (chopped)
1 yellow onion (diced)
8 eggs
2 tbsp half and half
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
2 tbsp homemade sun dried tomato pesto
1/4 cup parmesean cheese

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In large cast iron skillet (or skillet you have that can go into the oven) start to heat the oil on medium high heat. Add onion, asparagus and zucchini and cook until tender. While that is cooking, whisk eggs, half and half, salt, pepper and pesto in large mixing bowl. Once the veggies are tender, remove them from the pan and set aside. Pour egg mixture into the pan now and let cook a few minutes to allow the bottom of the quiche to be mostly egg. Add the veggies back into the pan and shake the pan to spread them out. Allow to cook a bit more until the edges of the quiche start to be mostly cooked and when you shake the pan the middle doesn't wiggle too much. Once you've reached this point, sprinkle the cheese over the top and place the whole thing into the oven (middle rack) for ten more minutes. Check midway to make sure it's not burning.

Cut into 6 slices and enjoy pre-made fresh hot breakfast (or lunch if you prefer) each day!

Here's a version I made for breakfast today with about 3/4 slice:

Toast a la Quiche!

Toast one slice of whole wheat bread. Meanwhile, microwave slices of quiche topped with a slice of your favorite cheese for 30 seconds (I made mine with american-it's what I had). Top the toast with the heated quiche/cheese. Enjoy!

This was soooo good! And it kept me satisfied for 3 hours!

As for the rest of the day:
snack: Chobani and fruit
Lunch: 2 small frozen meatballs, 1/3 cup ww spaghetti, sauce and steamed zucchini
Supper: Pork (shake and bake), sauteed asparagus and zucchini, mashed potatoes.
Snack: Not quite sure yet...

Until next time... Lil Moon

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Once Upon A Cinnamon Protein Drink...

Ugh!!! I am in LOVE! I started catching up with a show on tv, Once Upon a Time. I love it! It's so different and I have always been a fairy tale lover, so it was meant to be.

On a foodie note, while watching it, I noticed they kept drinking hot cocoa with cinnamon on top. Not being one to judge a book by it's cover, I had to try it. If this is a common way to drink hot cocoa, then I have unfortunately been unaware for three decades!

Of course, I turned it into a hot protein drink, and NOM NOM, I have a new favorite winter meal!

Once Upon a Cinnamon Protein Drink:

4 oz milk of your choice (I used 1%)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 packet no sugar added hot chocolate mix
2 tbsp granulated splenda (or two packets)
3 pumps SF Cinnamon Dolce syrup (starbucks brand)
8 oz boiling water

Optional topping:
Whipped cream and sprinkle of cinnamon

Mix powders in milk until lump free. Add in splenda and syrup. Then, slowly pour in boiling water (about one oz at a time) until all the h2o is mixed in. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle of cinnamon.

Mmmmmmm, it was soooo good and check out the porn!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Been a while...

Hi Everyone,

Sorry it's been a while, I got married and had a lot of planning prior to that taking up a lot of my time. But, I am here now and wanted to share what I made for supper tonight... It was soooo nummy!

Eggface's Pork Carnitas!

Yup, I made her recipe (I make her recipes often, they are so good) only I didn't do the whole browning the meat thing because I was throwing it together pre-coffee this morning (yes, I drink a lil coffee each day).

So, it is a bit different, but still came out really yummy and the hubby gobbled it up, too.

In crock pot, place pork roast (is that the proper term? It's a big hunk of pork anyhow) in and sprinkle with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder. Top with jar of salsa and cook on low all day. Once I got home, I slices some onion and sauteed it in olive oil with a little salt and pepper. For me, I a 1/4 cup of the onions in a bowl and on top of that I put a 1/2 cup of the pork mixture and topped with taco cheese and a small spoonful of sour cream. YUM!

I am going to attempt a pumkin pie hot protein drink later tonight... If it comes out good, I promise to post it. If it sucks, I won't. Hahahaha

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Another pizza night, but oh, so good!

Let's face it, pizza night is practically a necessity in America. Families do it almost every Friday night, it's perfect after a big game, or during one for that matter. I am a HUGE fan of pizza, and I am sure it shows in my blog!

So, I have more lovely food porn for you!

This one is made with fresh mozzarella and plum tomato slices. I also threw some thin sliced garlic (sorry hun!) and pizza sauce. Check it out!

Now the only thing with fresh tomato and mozzarella is the water. The tomatoes run when heated and so does the cheese, so I had a little wetness to my pizza. That doesn't mean my tortilla got soggy, nope! I toast the tortilla prior to adding the toppings and this helps a lot! So, I advise doing that next time you have one.

Breakfast: a second try at the Pineapple-Chocolate-Coconut shake. Better today.

Here's how I made it:

8 oz milk
1 scoop Dessert Protein Chocolate Coconut Flavor
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 packet splenda
8 ice cubes

I blend everything but the ice first, then add the ice and blend a good 2 to 3 minutes. YUM!

snack: Pirates Booty (love this stuff!)
Lunch: 1 cup chicken queso
snack: crap grab-really bad day at work today people-6 small cookies-ugh!
Supper-yummy pizza above
snack-more than likely a no sugar added fudgecicle

More yumminess to come tomorrow!

Lil Moon

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cheeseburger Taco

I love me some grillin' goodness!

Black angus. That's all I can say. B-L-A-C-K ANGUS! Ooooh, YUM!

It's easy:

Sprinkle some adobo seasoning on the burger, throw it on a sizzling hot grill and leave for 3 minutes. Flip and leave for 3 more minutes (this of course depends on thickness-mine was about 1/4 inch thick). Add cheese and turn off heat. Cover to allow wonderful melting to commence. Remove from grill and cut in half to layer on a small flour tortilla and add your favorite toppings. Mine was fresh sliced tomatoes and ketchup. Pickle on the side.


Oh, yeah, the rest of the day went like this:

Breakfast: Pineapple-choco-coconut protein shake (pretty good if you ask me, but not perfect yet, so no recipe yet-soon to come though).
Lunch: Queso Chicken (like Cleopatra Nik's only a lil different. This recipe is to come soon also)
Snack: crap grab of the week-1/2 cup mac n cheese
Supper: See deliciousness above!
snack: 6 triscuits and 2 lite Swiss laughing cow cheese wedges.

Worked out like a mad woman today. GO ME!

Now I am really tired. G'night!

Lil Moon

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pizza night!

Had another great food day today, and a little re-planning when it came to dinner... I had every intention of having a lovely grilled hamburger topped with cheese and a side of some crunchy veggies, then, Thor the GOD OF THUNDER came around. No grilling. I am sorry, I know I should be brave and all, but honestly standing out there holding a metal spatula waiting for meat to cook with thunder rumbling in the background. NOPE! NOT HAPPENING!

So, I went to my faithful and had me a lovely mini pizza topped with onions and mushrooms. NUM NUM!

It's a small flour tortilla topped with pizza sauce, pizza blend cheese (cheddar and mozzarella), chopped mushrooms and onions. I heat the tortilla in toaster oven for about 3 minutes, then add the toppings and cook until all melty.

As for the rest of my day,

Breakfast: Snickers Protein Shake (this kind of came out ok. I made one for a friend also, she loved hers. I thought mine was a tad too sweet.)

Snickers protein shake:

1 cup 1% milk
1 scoop Chocolate protein powder
1 heaping tbsp peanut flour
3 tbsp SF Caramel Torani Syrup
1 tbsp SF Chocolate Sauce

Blend together. Then add 8 ice cubes and blend for 3 minutes. Don't get me wrong, it was good, just a bit sweet for me. I may only put 2 tbsp of the caramel syrup in mine next time. Let me know what you think if you try it. :)

snack: 21 oz cheddar cheese, 6 triscuits
Lunch: the LAST of my rice, beans and cheese (finally-I really get sick of the same thing everyday. I really need to learn to freeze. UGH, lol.)
snack: slice cheese and 1 oz pirates booty (post workout)
Supper was the pizza
Snack-dunno. Possibly a nectar protein drink. Possibly nuts...

I did start something in the crock pot for lunch for tomorrow that I am really excited about. Pics and recipe coming tomorrow!

Lil Moon

Monday, July 25, 2011

Pork Chops n Gravy

Today I thought I would attempt something different with pork chops. To me, they suck, to be quite honest. My fiance likes Shake n' Bake Pork Chops. I don't.

With that being said, there's not much else one can do with something you don't care for besides smothering it in gravy, and that's what I did!

Here's what's for dinner:


2 pork chops
6 green onions chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
a few dashes Emirills 1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup 1% milk

Shake some of the seasoning on both of the pork chops and set aside. Heat oil in pan and add onions. When the onions have softened, turn up the heat a little and add the pork chops (to create a kind of sear on one side). Cook on that side for about 3 minutes. Turn over and cook for 2 more minutes. Add can of soup and milk lower heat to simmer for about ten more minutes.

It may not look pretty, but I enjoyed it! My fiance on the other hand only ate his veggies. He's a shake n' bake child at heart. Blech.

As for the rest of my day, I had:

Breakfast: Pina colada protein shake
snack: packet oatmeal
Lunch: Cup of rice, beans and cheese
Snack: Ciobani and cereal
Post workout: Nectar Crystal Sky drink
Supper: Pork chop and sauteed veggies
snack: Will be one of the last slices of my cheesecake. MUST MAKE AGAIN! Oh, so GOOD!

Anyone else watch Anthony Bourdain? I am obsessed! I love seeing all the different foods he eats! I actually get a lot of ideas from that show... Check it out if you haven't. :)

Lil Moon

Sunday, July 24, 2011

BEWARE the Crap Grabs

Ugh. I was having a perfect food weekend, then I lacked on preparing for supper. Here's how my early afternoon conversation went with my Fiance:

Me: So, what do you think you want for supper?
Him: Dunno.
Me: Me either.
Him: Well, let's see what we want in a little while.
Me: Yea, I am not hungry, so I can't think of anything right now.
Him: Ok

4 hours later...

Me: So, do you know what you want for supper now.
Him: Nope. But I am hungry. Want to go out?
Me: Not really.
Him: What have we got?
Me: It's all frozen.
Him: I think I will order out.
Me: Ok. I will eat something here...

So, I go into the kitchen; at this point hungry; and grab the easiest, FIRST thing I see.


A Bon Appetit (the mac n cheese). UGH! I didn't plan, and THIS is what happens. I mean, I didn't eat too much today, so I am not over my calories, but STILL! I feel sick now, and I don't know if it's the food, guilt or a combo of the two!

Plan your meals people!

Or you could end up like me... Not that that is a horrible thing, but tonight is not something I am proud of.

Lil Moon

Refreshing Lunch

I spent the day doing laundry! How exciting! LOL. I did have a refreshing lunch. I currently do my laundry at my Mom's home, so when I was there today, she said she wanted tuna sandwiches. I love tuna, but I try to avoid the bread (even if it is whole wheat), just because I am trying to get the last of my weight off. No rush, but it's a goal.

So, I mixed the tuna with mayo and relish (if you haven't tried this, I definitely recommend it!). Then, she had some cheddar cheese as well as some cucumbers and tomatoes from the farmers market, so I chopped them up for us.

I took about 2 oz of the tuna (I say about because she doesn't have a food scale, but I must say, I have gotten pretty good at eye-balling and I do stop when I feel just right, so no danger there), 2 slices of the cheese, some of the veggies and put a lil balsamic vinegrette on those. It was a very satisfying lunch and protein packed!

If you were wondering, I had my pina colada protein shake this morning (see my post from Thursday, July 21, 2011.) As for a snack this afternoon, I am having a Crystal Sky Nectar Protein drink. Supper, I don't know yet... I will get back to you on that. ;)

Lil Moon

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Kabob's and Cheesecake!

I felt like red meat tonight, so I took out some frozen stewing beef this morning and let it thaw. Then I chopped up some garlic and tossed it in some olive oil for the marinade. I let it marinade all afternnon. Let me tell you, that flavors the beef really well.

I took the beef, some chopped up zucchini and yellow pepper and layered them on the skewers, tossed them on the grill and there you have it!

While the beef was marinading this afternoon, I got a little inventive. I have been DYING for some cheesecake... So I got to thinking and came up with this:

Lil Cheesecake:

1 package 1/3 less fat Philly Cream Cheese (room temp)
2 6 oz containers Vanilla Ciobani
1/2 package SF Cheesecake Pudding Mix
4 packets Splenda
2 Tbsp SF Vanilla Torani Syrup (Only had two tbsp left, so I added:
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Graham Cracker Crust

Blend the cream cheese, ciobani, syrup and extract together until smooth. Then, slowly start to add the pudding mix. Once that is incorporated, spoon into crust. I then put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes to set and moved it to the fridge. I made a strawberry compote to top it off.

Strawberry Compote:

1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
1/4 cup SF Strawberry Torani Syrup
1 tsp Corn Starch
1 pad butter

Melt butter in sauce pan. Add other ingredients and cook on med-low heat until sauce thickens. Pour over your favorite dessert or French Toast.

Lazy Saturday...

I worked out a LOT this week... More than usual, to be honest. So, I am currently relaxing and indulging in a guilty pleasure-watching chic shows on tv (Dave is out of the house! LOL). I don't normally like to subject him to that kind of pain, so I make up for it when he's out and about and I am relaxing at home.

Anyhow, I did just have lunch. Kind of late for me, but I didn't have breakfast until 10:30, so lunch at 2:45 isn't too off. Tee hee.

Plus I had a Nectar protein drink about an hour and a half ago. THOSE are a yummy way to get in protein and water. See as follows:

16 oz water
1 scoop Crystal Sky Nectar
1 Individual packet of Fruit Punch Crystal Light
Shaker bottle

Shake all together vigorously. Wait 10 minutes and shake vigorously again (I say this because mine clumps a little sometimes, this seems to help). Then, enjoy a lovely fruit punch protein blast!

So, yea, back to that lunch. I went to a local Italian restaurant last night with the girls and I had a side Caesar salad and 1 slice of an appetizer pizza (margarita pizza). It was yummy, and of course, there were leftovers.

So, I had a slice of the pizza for lunch with some chopped cucumber and tomato with balsamic vinegar and a lil olive oil.

Quick, easy and yummy!

One of the things I love the most about items I picked up prior to surgery is their size. I bought some 8 inch plates and 4 inch bowls (as pictured above). Something about a full bowl or plate make a meal more satisfying to me, so try this trick and you may find it makes life a tad more enjoyable.

Tonight I am making beef and zucchini kabobs... The beef is marinading in garlic fused olive oil as we speak!!! BOOyah! Can't wait to eat that, gonna be delicious, plus I have farmers market zucchini, so it's going to completely rock. It's also the only way I can get Dave to eat his veggies. He hates "rabbit food". But he loves my grilled veggies. ;)

Until later... Lil Moon

Friday, July 22, 2011

I LOVE Friday!!!

And this is why. I know, payday and the weekend, but I love Fridays because I know I will have some time to experiment with food! The best creations come from experimentation, so I encourage all of you to head to the kitchen and put on your chef hats!!! We'll see what we can all come up with and I encourage you to post it on your blog and I can't wait to see (ok, i lied, i can't wait to taste!!).

For today, I have made my chocolate covered strawberry protein shake:

1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 cup 1% milk
1 tbsp sf chocolate fudge pudding mix
2 tbsp sf strawberry torani syrup
4 fresh strawberries
8 ice cubes

Blend all but the ice for about 30 seconds, then add the ice and blend for a good 2 minutes! Enjoy!

That was breakfast. I missed my snack, so for lunch I had gortons salmon and veggies. My afternoon snack will be cottage cheese on top of tomatoes and cucumbers. Num!!!

That's all for now.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

If you like Pina Colada's!

Then check this out!!! Yummy Pina Colada GOODNESS!

I miss me some rum luscious coconut-y sweetness, so I thought this up and voila! This morning the Lil Moon Pina Colada was born! Tee hee!


1 cup 1% Milk
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 tbsp sf Banana Cream Pudding mix (dry)
1/4 cup frozen Mango
1/4 cup frozen Pinneapple
1/4 cup Coconut Water
1 packet splenda
8 ice cubes

Mix all ingredients except ice in blender until blended well. Add ice and blend for at least 2 to 3 minutes. Pour and enjoy!!! I sipped on this puppy until 10 am!

So, that was breakfast.

snack: ciobani and 1/4 cup honey nut cheerios
Lunch: 1 cup of the rice and beans I had for lunch yesterday.
snack: 4 oz cottage cheese and sliced tomatoes and cucumbers
Supper: 1 cup cheesey veggie pasta
snack: Nectar protein drink.

So, a great food day (for what my doctor and nut prescribe post surgery). :) I am a happy girl.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lovely food day!

Sorry, no pictures today, but I did have some lovely eats:

Breakfast was a Chocolate Banana Protein Shake:

8 oz 1% Milk
1 scoop your fav choc protein
i splenda
1 banana
1 scoop upcal d (optional)
8 ice cubes

Blend all but the ice for one minute. Then, add ice and blend for 2 to 3 minutes. Drink up! Takes me about two hours to get it down. Then I re-fill the bottle with water from the fountain at work. ;)

snack: Ciobani (blueberry) with 1/4 cup of Honey Nut Cheerios

Lunch: Beans and Rice (1 cup of the total recipe)

4 cups Brown Rice (cooked)
1 can black beans
1 jar Salsa
1 bag of shredded mexican cheese
2 tsp each chili powder and cumin

Combine all ingredients in sauce pan on med-low heat until warm. Serve.

snack: 4 triscuits and 2 oz New York Extra Sharp Cheddar

Supper: 4 oz Steak (grilled), 1 small ear of corn on the cob and 1/2 portabello mushroom cap topped with feta cheese (nom nom!)

Feta Stuffed Mushroom Caps:

2 large portabello mushroom caps
1 med yellow onion
1/2 cup feta cheese (I used original)
1/2 tbsp light olive oil
salt and pepper

Chop onion and saute in olive oil until softened. Place mushroom caps in pan, top side up, and wait 2 minutes. Then turn the cap over and sprinkle the feta cheese evenly on the inside of the tops. Cover pan with lid to allow caps to steam and cheese to melt. After about 7 minutes, caps are ready to eat! Be careful, they get VERY HOT! I burned my tongue, I was so excited, I forgot to wait.

snack: Haven't had it yet, but thinking possibly nectar or cheese and crackers? Might have a cup of V8 too. Need a bit more veggies.

Anyhow, have a great night!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Trying to get back to blogging

Hello peeps! I have been so crazy busy working on my wedding, something had to give. Unfortunately it was this blog! So sorry about that. I am still at it food wise, not to far off the path, but I do have my moments. So far, I just make sure I get back on the bandwagon that day and I don't give up for the whole day if I have a bad choice moment. With that being said, my hunger is up a little, I have been working out like crazy! Apparently, you get hungrier when you burn more calories (and thirstier!). LOL, I am such a dork.

Anyhow, today's food:

B: Choco-nana protein shake
s: ciobani with 1/4 cup honey nut cheerios
L: Grilled Cod with sauteed swiss chard and paty pan (I am not sure if that's what they're called). NUMMY! Next time I make this meal, I will remember to take pictures.
s: tomato, mozzarella and basil salad
S: Grilled chicken bacon ranch salad from McD's. I was desparate, but I could have done worse.
s: individual peanut pack and sf choc.
s: 1 cup smartfood

Dinner and snack shot:

So for now, ttyl.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Ok, not actual tacos as I am going pretty much carb free to lose the last of my weight. Taco filling more like. :) MMMmmmmmm!

I saw a post on in the RNY forum about another bloggers post about a taco casserole they make pretty regularly and instantly my mouth was watering! So, I stopped at the market on the way home today and picked up the following items (not all the same as the other blogger's, I couldn't remember it exactly):

2 pounds 90% lean ground beef
1 summer squash
1 zucchini
1 yellow onion
1 can black beans
1 can fat free re-fried beans
2 bags mexican blend cheese
Romaine lettuce
small tub sour cream (for my honey)
1 plain greek yogurt
1 jar medium salsa
2 packages taco seasoning mix

I chopped the onion, squash and zucchini and sateed until soft in a pan with cooking spray. Transfer to bowl.

In the same pan, break up the beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain and return to pan with 3/4 cup water and two packages of taco seasoning. Mix well and then add your beans and veggie mixture. Move to baking dish. I sprinkled cheese on top of that and then tried to spread the refried beans (not a great idea by the way) but it still came out tasty, so who cares. Then I topped that with the other bag of cheese. Baked at 375 for 10 minutes (until cheese is all melty-YUM). Take out of the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.

Now, I eat just the casserole with some of the greek yogurt and salsa, but you can take it and put it in a taco shell or soft taco shell. That's what I did for my fiance and I put some shredded lettuce, sour cream and salsa on them for him. He LOVED IT!!!

My Pouch is SO HAPPY! :) Have a great night!

Today in my pouch....

I figured since I have been keeping things pretty regular, you all might benefit from what I have been eating each day. So, each day, I make a whopping protein shake. Today's shake is chocolate-coconut-strawberry. Oh, sooooo good! I am all about that right now. It will take me until about 10am to drink it all (it's 7:00 now). For lunch I have aloft over cheeseburger(no bun) that I will eat with some broccoli. Then for my mid to late afternoon snack I have 2 oz turkey breast, 1 oz American cheese, half cup chopped tomato topped with my Greek dressing(I will post that recipe another day, it was nummy!). So far, that's what I have planned. Oh, and I have a coffee each day with sf French vanilla coffee mate! Num!! Need my caffeine... Until later all!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Yummy shake!!!

So this morning I whipped up another shake, nothing too different. It's chocolate raspberry. I made mine with a cup of 1% milk, a scoop of the dessert chocolate fudge protein, two splenda, a half cup frozen raspberries and two tbsp of sf raspberry syrup. Yum yum!!
Ok, until later!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I scream, you scream!

ICE CREAM! It's my favorite time of year as the ice cream shop down the street from my home causes complete side road parking AWESOMENESS! Urgh!!! Can't drive down my street for goodness sake!

On the other side of this, I am in fact a HUGE ice cream fan... I love the icey creamy goodness of it... Aw yea!

I wanted to start making protein ice cream, as many other post-ops do, so I went out and bought me a beautiful ice cream maker and got to work!

Isn't it PRETTY??!!

I think so. I made some plain ol chocolate to start off the season. (Hey, just because I waited until now doesn't mean you can't have it all year round, I just get mega cravings around summer time).

Here are the ingredients:

2 cups 1% milk
2 scoops Dessert Chocolate Fudge Protein Powder
2 tbsp SF Torani syrup (I used chocolate)
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder

I blended it in the blender and poured it into the frozen bowl of the ice cream maker. It was finished mixing in 18 minutes, not too shabby! Still soft (like soft serve-ish), but I like it scoopable, so I put it in tupperware and it's in the freezer getting colder as we speak.

I can't wait to dig in!!!! :-)

I will post a pic of the final product when it's ready later... JOY!

Edited to add: NOM NOM, here's the food porn!! I had 4 oz.

Good night all!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Taste test day!

Hello, welcome to MONDAY! Blech. Anyway, I decided to try a new recipe today from another blog...

Love this recipe, and I tried it with the Portabello Mushroom caps. DELISH...

and beautiful, I might add! Filling to boot, I am definately making this one a ritual meal~

As for the rest of the day:

Breakfast: Protein/Click Shake

Lunch: 3 oz Pork Tenderloin and 1/2 cup steamed broccoli

Snack: 2 oz Roast turkey breast deli slices, 2 kraft singles and lettuce to wrap them up in. YUM

Supper: Mushroom caps and 1/4 cup mashed potato

Snack: Not sure yet.

Until another day... :-)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dinner for Cinqo de Mayo!

Yea, not so mexican, but I loved it!!

My fiance wanted a steak and mashed potatoes for dinner, so I bought him a rib eye and found some thin sliced steaks that I grilled up for myself (one for dinner and one for lunch tomorrow...) The steaks weighed about 2.5 oz each after grilling, respectively. I paired my steak with 4 oz chopped tomato and 1.5 oz mashed potato. YUM!!!

Here are the rest of my eats for the day:

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and fruit
Lunch: Gortons Salmon filet and 1/2 cup of steamed broccoli, half cup cucumber
snack: 2 oz Thin sliced roasted turkey breast and one slice kraft singles (I know, not the best choice but I have a weakness for that glop).
After dinner snack: no idea yet...

Talk to you soon.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Testing my new iPhone ap, sorry!

Ok, so sorry, I am testing this thing out!

I got an iPhone!!!

Now I can post all the time, well relatively often anyhow! I have been incredibly busy at work lately, lots of overtime and such. But I took the time this morning to take a pic of what I am bringing to work today for eats! It's gonna be a tasty day! I have a triple thick chocolate strawberry protein shake, a pineapple chobani in the fridge at work (not pictured), a turkey meatloaf mini muffin with broccoli for lunch and some ham, provolone cheese and cucumber for an afternoon snack. Yum, yum! I am being treated to sushi this evening, I am going to see if they have some rolls made with veggies instead of rice, wish me luck!

Ok, have to finish getting ready, see you all later!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to ME!

Lol. Today is my birthday, and I have the day off!!! I am spending it with my Mom, we're going to be out and about all day, so goodness knows what I will be eating... To at least start the day off right, I had this:

It's one egg, scrambled in the microwave, then I folded in a slice of american cheese. YUM!!! Only 130 calories (70 in the egg and 60 in the cheese) and 10 grams of protein. I am comletely satisfied! YUM

As for myself, I am now 4 days from being 10 months out and I feel really great, well except for my cramps (TOTM). Blech, what a way to ruin a day. LOL. Oh well, it's life.

So for fun, I took some pics of myself this morning. :) Here they are:

I am wearing a hippy shirt that puffs out a bit. I like it anyhow.
Until later!

Lil Moon

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I am back!

Sorry for the lull in my postings, I have been given an opportunity at work that I am very happy to have, it's just been a little stressful getting used to, but I am feeling pretty comfortable now.

Anywho, here's what I have been eating lately:

Breakfast: protein shake, today was chocolate banana.
sn: Yogurt with fruit
Lunch: Steamed veggies and a gorton's fish filet
sn: Deli turkey and cheese
S: Tonight I had a slice of veggie pizza and some sliced cucumbers
sn: It will be sugar free pudding with whipped cream

Here's a picture of my snacks and lunch:

So, I think it's pretty good. High protein, low carb for the most part. The place we got the pizza from makes it with a pretty thin crust, so not to bad. Plus, I didn't have any other bread today.

How are all of you?

Friday, April 1, 2011


Ok, I am fine, all of my tests came back fine, I do not have liver cancer, cirrosis or anything like that, thank goodness!!! Actually, my liver is LESS fatty than before the surgery! YAY! Just want to put everyone's mind at ease, I will start posting again soon, I promise, just don't have access to my computer as much as usual since my finance's computer crashed... Yeah, that's life and his business is a lot of online! Sorry guys, love you and will post food soon! :)
Lil Moon

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I am a-Okay!

I don't have a liver problem. Thank goodness! I will start posting again, soon, I promise, I am just taking a small break. Love you all! Lil Moon :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Still here

Hi guys. Sorry it's been a while, but man, life catches up to you, you know?

I have been doing alright. I am a bit on the worried side at the moment as I have elevated levels of something to do with my liver and my Surgeon thought it was serious enough to send me to a specialist. So, this past Thursday I saw the specialist. Very nice man, friendly. Said it could be a number of things, and I was getting a vibe that it may not be good. So, he is sending me to have an ultrasound (appointment is Monday) and a BOATLOAD of blood work (which I will also have done Monday while I am in the hospital for the Ultrasound). Then, they need two weeks to get the results and I go in for the results on March 30. Sigh, keeping my fingers crossed that everything is ok.

As for food, I ate really well and healthy today, here are the eats:

B: Scrambled eggs and 6 homefries
L: Blueberry Chobani topped with 1/4 cup fresh berries (Raspberries, Blueberries and Strawberries) and 1 tbsp Lowfat granola. YUM!

Sn: Choco-Banana Protein Shake
S: Chicken, veggies and 1/4 cup pasta
sn: Apple, peeled and sliced with pb.

Nummy day and very nutritious.
Talk to you all soon.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mmmmm, SOUFFLE!!!

Ok, so back in the day when I was reading all of Eggface's Blog (pre-surgery to help tell myself I would eat normal again someday after surgery), I saw her posting about these Protein powder souffle's and thought, yeah right, souffle's are supposed to be the most difficult thing to make.

I was SOOOOO wrong!

I made these today:

They are probably one of the best things I have had since surgery! OMG! They really do taste like chocolate coconut banana bread! I had mine right out of the oven and will have one in the am for breakfast tomorrow!

I made mine with this protein:

I went to the health food store next to my house yesterday and they were going out of business! It's so sad, but I totally scored on protein!!! I bought the above protein (the Dessert proteins are among my favorite's)! This one is Chocolate Coconut and I also bought a container of Chocolate Fudge.

In addition to those, I really scored on Nectar! I have the Strawberry Kiwi at home, and I love it. Lately, I have been having one scoop and one sf fruit punch packet (I have market pantry brand from Target) in 26 oz water for two of my snacks each day. Needless to say, I wanted to try another flavor (hence the reason I went to the health store in the first place) and I picked up two containers of the Crystal Sky. Oh my GOODNESS! It is soooooo good!!! YUM YUM!

Yesterday I was in the mood for Italian, so I broke out my Trader Joe's Grilled Chicken Patties and Garden Pasta (which a great friend told me about) and I made me some chicken parm with pasta. I eat 2 oz of the pasta which the box says is an equivalent of 1/2 serving of veggies. I guess this is one of those things that could be true or could not be true, but it is blended with Tomatoes, Spinach and Carrots. You can taste them in it, but not so much that you feel like it's not pasta, it still has a pasta taste. I fixed the Chicken Patty as the box said to, same with the pasta and topped them both with some Prego Trad Sauce and a lil Parmesan. I could only eat half (I was having a small pouch day).

Well, I am incredibly tired, so I am going to relax now. Good night all!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blah! It's been a CRAZY week!

I know, I am so sorry, been a few days. Crazy one's for sure. I have so much going on a work, I can barely make supper when I get home. Tonight we went to my DF parents for supper. His mom made a delicious pork and keilbasa thing of which the french name ecapes me. It was like a stew (with cannelini beans-one can pureed and one whole beans, tomatoes, garlic, onions, herbs, etc...). I had a cup of it. YUM!

Now I am home, having my final snack of the day, a mini pizza. Meh, it didn't come out so great, which stinks because in theory, it sounded awesome. I had made my Fiance Shrimp Scampi for valentine's day and I put sun dried tomatoes in it, so I had left overs of the tomatoes and I love those. They are a little chewy, so chew very carefully and I wouldn't advise eating them until you are a ways out from surgery. Anyhow, here's what I attempted:

It's a half a flat out sandwich roll thing topped with the sun dried tomatoes, pizza cheese, garlic powder and pizza seasoning. Toasted for about 3 mins. Like I said, it wasn't so hot. I think it needed some tomato sauce or something. I couldn't taste the tomatoes as much as I thought I would. If any of you come up with something better for the tomatoes, please, let me know!!!! I have more!

I also got my food together for tomorrow.

For breakfast I will have a Nectar protein drink. My friend Nan showed me how to make them taste really good! You take 24 oz water, 1 scoop of nectar (I have strawberry kiwi) and one crystal lite (or in my case, market pantry-Target brand) fruit punch packet. Mix well. NOM NOM!

So that is my breakfast and afternoon snack.

My am snack is Chobani and Crispix and lunch is 2.4 oz turkey breast (deli), 1 oz cheese and 2 oz pickles.

Dinner and last snack are tbd.

Oh, here's an updated pic of me. Dave took me out for Mexican on Sunday night for Valentine's day! He had the band sneak up behind me and they sang a beautiful song for us! He's so awesome!

Yes, I had one glass of wine. I was a little tipsy, but fine. My surgeon said it was ok.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Eats for a Lil Pouch

Posting the eats of the day! Oh, and unfortunately I did not win the Chili cook off, but I enjoyed making it and almost all of it went! So, I am happy! I will try again next year, though! ;)

Breakfast: SF Cinnamon Dolce Click/Body Fortress Hot Protein Drink
sn: 4 oz Vanilla Chobani and Cheerios
L: I will let you guess (hint, I had Chili)
sn: 1 oz cheese and some crunchy protein o's
D: 2 oz Pork and spinach
sn: Lil Pizza

Tons of H2O!

Here's a pick of the pizza (I could only eat half):

Until tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Super Chili Cook Off!

So, I entered a chili cook off at work. I am really excited and hopeful to win because I personally think my chili rocks!

Here's how I made it, a little different than usual (this is a double batch, so if you're not feeding an army, cut the ingredients in half):

2 Boxes Chili Mix
Tub Hot Fresh Salsa
1 16 oz can Tomatoes (if you make one batch, you can still use the whole can of this ingredient)
2 16 oz cans Red Kidney Beans
2 2 pound packages 90/10 Ground Beef
2 8 oz cans plain tomato sauce
4 cups water

Cook the beef in a saute pan until no longer pink and drain the fat. Pour the beef into your crock pot (I know, why not just let it cook in the crock pot from the beginning, right? I have done this and the texture of the beef ends up being grainy instead of chunky). Add the remaining ingredients and cook on low or "keep warm" on mine, because low on the crock pot I have is like boiling! Not what I want.

It doesn't take long to be ready, but the longer you cook it, the softer the veggies in the salsa.

It is nice and spicy, but if you want less spice, sub the hot salsa for mild and leave out the Chili Powder Spice packets from the boxed mix. The boxed mix includes a packet of basic chili mix, chili powder for more spice, masa flour (a thickener-I like my chili thick, not soupy, so I use it) and a salt packet. I could figure it out on my own, but really, why trouble myself??? It just makes life a lil simpler, and who doesn't like simpler???? Really???


I was already cooking one package of the beef when I took this pic.

Mmmmmmmmmm.... I can't wait until lunch tomorrow!!!! ;)

Top with your favorite chili toppings. I love Light Sour Cream and Mexican Blend Cheddar.

Here's something you can make with gobs of leftovers:

My Cheesy Chili Pizza... See yesterdays post to see how I made it!

Goodnight everyone!