Coffee makes it possible to get put of bed . Chocolate makes it worthwhile.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Equally worse is having to live in a place I like to called BLANDVILLE,USA. See in BLANDVILLE they don't use salt,butter or whatever ingredient you think makes your food pleasant not just edible. I began to research websites likemy recipes and took advantage of their nutrition search feature. I looked at how to use herbs and spices differently. I have to say the roasted granular garlic was a large part of my transition. My food started having a more robust flavor. I wasn't missing salt as much. I even began keeping chopped garlic on hand. I admit I am spoiled. I do like imported olive oil and handmade pasta from Italy ( hence the name of this blog:) ) It gave me an excuse to take my monthly pilgrammage to HEB'S Central Market. I rely on public transportation and it's an hour and 20 min going so I haven't had as much time but hopefully I will before Thanksgiving
TO BE CONTINUED
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
I didn't get a chance to finish The Stranger by Albert Camus book because the beginning was slow by today's standard's. I haven't finished Americanah by Ms.Adichie but I probably will by this weekend. She is a stealth ninja when it comes to descriptions. I got the Better Homes and Gardens :the Ultimate soups&stews book about a week ago .I can't make up my mind which recipe to try first.
Easy texas style chili,new England clam chowder,
Butternut and carrot soup or Chicken chili monterey. Most of these have less than 700mg of sodium. There is nutrional information so u dont have to guess. I don't cook with salt anyway so the ones I mentioned will have less if you don't add the salt. Well I am going to bond with my kids a.k.a referee an argument. Stay gold.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
- 1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; rub mixture over chicken.
- 2. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Cook chicken 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan, and keep warm.
- 3. Add apricot spread, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons water to pan, stirring until smooth. Cook over medium heat 1 minute. Spoon sauce over chicken; sprinkle with lemon rind.the image from here
I use chicken thighs in lieu of the Breasts because there is much more flavor and they are cheaper in general.
This is one of my favorites from the cookbook as well I dont use salt and this had alot of flavor. It only has 402 mg of sodium if you choose to keep it in the recipe. :) Even my pickest eaters loved it so it has earned it's spot on the permanent menu!
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
- pound beefsteak tomatoes, quartered and seeded
- 2 serrano chiles, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions $
- 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons packed light or dark brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
- 2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 firm-ripe avocados $
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice $
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 chicken breast halves with bone and skin (2 1/2 lbs. total)
- 1. Make salsa: In a bowl, combine tomatoes, chiles, and green onions. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring vinegar to a boil. Add brown sugar and salt and cook, stirring, until dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Put ginger, garlic, and dry spices in a bowl. In another medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until rippling. Add ginger mixture and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in seasoned vinegar, and pour over tomato mixture.
- 2. Let salsa cool, then cover and chill at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours. About 1 hour before serving, cut avocados into 3/4-in. chunks, add to salsa, and bring to room temperature.
- 3. Make chicken: In a large bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, and seasonings. Turn chicken in mixture to coat. Let stand at room temperature, turning occasionally, 30 to 45 minutes.
- 4. Heat a grill to high (450° to 550°). Lift chicken from marinade (discard marinade) and grill chicken, covered, turning often, until no longer pink in center, 15 to 20 minutes.
- 5. Transfer chicken to a platter and spoon salsa on top, saving half the liquid for another use (such as salad dressing)
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
I omitted the soy sauce and added no salt added chicken broth to reduce the amount of sodium. Also I could've used regular curry instead of the curry paste but I was fiending like a crackhead for something Thai! . Sorry no pics kids ate all my proof
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
This weekend we saw How to train your dragon. Didn't know what to expect since I didnt see the first but I was pleasantly surprised. Saturday we went To Chuck E Cheese in spite of how uncomfortable Zaria looks she did have a good time:). I will have to use this post for a layout in the near future
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
I can't stop looking in this cookbook!
I'm still on a quest to reduce my sodium intake but I flat out refuse to have bland tasteless food . Honey chile dont you know diets dont work.
I believe in lifestyle changes . More fruits , whole grains, less saturated fat etc..
Enter Cooking light the have nutritional information on each recipe for example:
Tomato Crostini jad 2.8 grams of fat 1.4grams of fiber and 373 mg of sodium
.This way you can make informed choices Theres chocolate zucchini bread , citrus herbed shrimp, grilled spiked grilled pineapple. There is a meatless section.Alas no section on pasta but I already have previous cooking light cookbook so not s problem. The only dilemma is where to begin
Monday, May 26, 2014
I got the recipe from myrecipes.com
This doesn't have alot of sodium if you are like me cutting back. There is an advanced search at the top of the website. I didnt do anything different except added a little honey