You are so lucky that I am not greedy when it comes to sharing food or I would have never provided this gem of a product to you. It’s called Real Good Pizza and it’s delivered straight to your door.
Christmas came early this year and all of Santa’s Little Helpers are putting together these little, beautiful, tasty pizzas to drop at your front door. Just because you’ve eaten bad here and there doesn’t mean you’ll get a lump of coal this year. Santa actually wants to help you reach your goal while enjoying guilt free, gluten free, grain free pizza.
Whoever created this is like the Steve Jobs of pizza or wait, the Mozart of pizza, ok last one, the Picasso of Pizza (ba dum tss!)
Shipping is free and usually arrives within 2-3 business days and if you use code Rachel , you will get an additional 10% off your order.
Prep is easy as well- either microwave or oven and it has such a fresh taste. I served it along side a salad and was totally satisfied. My Husband is a huge evening snacker but he was so happy with this dinner that he didn’t reach for a snack last night. This is the definition of #cheatclean
I love stews, soups, and meat and potatoes… Guess that’s the Russian in me, huh?
It’s almost October and while the days are still warm the nights are getting cooler. I love fall weather, fall outfits, decorations, tea and coffee… Call me a Basic Bitch but I don’t care!
The crock pot gets used here and there throughout the warmer months but it really takes real estate on the kitchen table during the colder months. I am a huge fan of soup. I could eat it breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s filling, easy to make, low cal/low carb and comforting. I made a huge batch Sunday night and having it for lunch every day this week.
1.5cup per serving
2 large onions-diced
2 large celery stalks-diced
2 large carrots-diced *In our house, the more carrots the better. Especially because our dog loves boiled carrots. Most of the time, I empty a small bag of baby carrots in the soup and scoop a bunch out for Mr.Marty Party Pants
4 slices cooked bacon diced (do not get rid of bacon drippings)…If you prefer sausage, I bet some crumbled sausage would be good
I want to apologize for not being around lately. I’ve been super busy with family gatherings, work out/training, work… life in general!
Around 9:30 last night, I said to my husband, “I haven’t sat down yet and it’s almost time for bed.” That is mentally draining for me. I need some time to decompress or else I get anxious and impatient. Definitely the opposite of my usual bubbly self.
I didn’t get to meal prep this weekend (so sad) but Serge and I did accomplish one thing that’s been tearing at my soul: Spring cleaning!
We got rid of so much crap. I feel a weight lifted off my shoulders and even though the scale hasn’t moved down, I feel like I’ve dropped a ton of weight by getting rid of “things”.
Thanks for listening to my mini rant. I’ll get to the good stuff now.
My Mama and I go nuts over cauliflower, especially when they are so crispy right out of the oven! My Grandma recently nailed the whole cauliflower pizza thing (thanks Grandma for keeping the pizza dream alive!)…So you could say that cauliflower is sort of a big deal. I mean how can it not be a big deal? You can make rice, pizza, mashed “potato”, buffalo cauliflower bites, etc… etc…
So, making cauliflower rice isn’t hard. It’s just time consuming and you need to clean all the gadgets and stuff you use to make the rice. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Thanks to Green Giant and Target for making my life so much easier.
The only thing I got to make in advance this week was chicken cutlets… easy enough… fry them or bake them and you’re set.
People at work have been eating Chinese food this week and Serge ate Chinese food this weekend. It’s haunting me. I made cauliflower fried rice and thinly sliced a chicken cutlet on top.
I’m sure if you search the web you’ll find tons of recipes but I had zero patience and energy to do my research so I took my chances and did my own thing. Came out pretty awesome. Only problem is, I don’t have measurements for you.
Bag of cauliflower rice
diced veggies (I used onions, garlic, mushrooms and scallions)
Protein of choice (I used chicken cutlets… you can do shrimp, tofu, beef, pork etc)
Salt and Pepper
Optional *Hot sauce/ red pepper flakes
Heat EVOO on skillet
Sautee veggies of choice
Cook cauliflower rice as directed on bag while veggies are cooking
Dump “rice” onto skillet
Add seasonings to taste
When cauliflower is cooked (I like mine extra crispy), crack an egg on top and mix all together
Add protein of choice
Yummy yummy yummy! This is my lunch for the next two days. I get to eat mock Chinese food without the extra calories and carbs and bathroom attacks (was that TMI? well, I don’t care… I know you all suffer from stomach issues after Chinese. WE ALL DO!)
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I didn’t have much time to prep food for the week because we came home super late on Sunday from our weekend getaway. We are meeting with our trainer tomorrow night and after a training sesh, we are both exhausted and HUNGRY and need food right away!
The food God’s have graced me with their presence and have provided me with all ingredients to make the perfect Firecracker Salmon.
This is good for 2 Salmon Filet:
2 Salmon filet- fresh or frozen (I have frozen. I will defrost and marinade them)
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 tbls brown sugar
I don’t even have a measurement of scallions for you. We love scallions so we chop a crazy amount into our dishes. So the amount of scallions are up to you!
4 tbls Soy Sauce we use the lower sodium kind
1 tbls red pepper flakes (less if you aren’t into too much heat)
1/2 cup evoo
4 tbls balsamic vinegar
1-2 teaspoons of ground/minced ginger… My husband likes the ginger slices they give with the sushi so we always have that on hand. I just drop slices of that into the dish
Fresh ground pepper and a pinch of salt (seriously, just a pinch… you’re getting enough salt from the soy sauce)
There is enough of this marinade to throw in veggies too… Like, mushrooms, broccoli, peppers, onions.. mm mm mm!!!
Mix all ingredients together and let fish marinade for min 2hr-24hrs (longer the better)
Oil the griddle pan. Place on high heat.
When the pan is hot enough, turn the heat down to medium-high and place filet on the griddle.
We cooked the filet about 5-6 min each side.
**We used a griddle pan for this. I am sure you can bake it or pan fry it but I have not tried it like that yet.**
This recipe is approved by my Husband. I have yet to join the fish lovers world.
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I have these moments where I need to clear out. Get rid of everything! I don’t like things… I’m pretty sure in one of my most recent posts I touched upon my hatred of chachkas. So this post is dedicated to shopping in your own kitchen.
It’s unclear why we have bags and bags of frozen cauliflower but I was determined to use it this week. Clear out the fridge/freezer and spend less on food shopping… Yes, please!
Disclaimer– this recipe is addictive. In my opinion, it tastes like a really healthy version of macaroni and cheese. If you’ve always been open to sharing your plate with others, this will change everything. You will become selfish and overprotective of your food. This will bring out a different side of you.
My husband hates cauliflower… I was tempted to make him try this last night to change his mind. But beast mode came out and I kept this to myself. More cauliflower for me….More faux mac and cheese for me.
My only regret is that since it was a test recipe, I made very little of it. I will only have enough for 3 days worth of lunches but I want it for lunch forever and ever and ever.
Low Carb Chicken Cauliflower Casserole adapted from here
Recipe yields 3 cups. I recommend doubling up.
1 bag frozen cauliflower (I used ShopRite steam in bag)
4 oz cream cheese softened
1 cup cooked chicken (I bought rotisserie and shredded it)
The hardest part about living a low carb lifestyle is the pasta limitation. I have to be honest though, the part about not eating pasta doesn’t bother me as much as the convenience factor. It’s so easy to boil pasta and toss sauce or meat with it, right?
We have some pretty awesome alternatives that offer way more nutrition and way less carbs and calories. Zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, carrot and sweet potato noodles to name a few. Let me know if you have any other veggie noodle ideas, I am always open to trying new things!
I wanted to make something quick, easy, and light for dinner.
1 lb shrimp
Salt and pepper to taste
1-2 tsp hot sauce (we like our food with a kick!)
4 garlic cloves minced
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 cup chicken broth or white cooking wine
grated parm cheese (optional)
red pepper flakes (optional)
Spiralize zuchini and squeeze out as much liquid as possible, season with a pinch of salt and put to the side
Heat 1tbls olive oil and cook onions and garlic till translucent
Add broth/wine, juice from 1/2 lemon,hot sauce and shrimp
Sprinkle salt and pepper
Cook till shrimp begin to turn pink and curl this is about 5 min (don’t over cook or it’ll become too rubbery)
Remove shrimp from heat and add 1tbls evoo and zoodles
Once zoodles are cooked, toss the shrimp back in, add butter, red pepper flakes and parm cheese