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  • v MEAGOP
    I can imagine that moment--and the next! I would have also had that moment of belief, followed by disappointment. We may be rational, intelligent women, but part of us is always hoping for a miracle--like the sudden disappearance of ten to twenty pounds! This, of course, if the secret of those shysters who sell the lose-twenty-pounds-without-dieting pills. Yes, what an awful moment.

    So, my sister, we will make our own miracle in this challenge! We will take great pride in the step-by-step process, and in the gift we are giving ourselves, meal by meal, walk by walk, and day by day.

    Megan

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    3 hours ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    emoticon The Spark the Season Challenge starts tomorrow! emoticon Eat healthy. . . focus on fitness. . . but most importantly of all. . . enjoy the journey! emoticon
    23 hours ago
  • v BOOK_NERD72
    Hi! Hope you are having a good start to December and are ready for the winter challenge!

    Let's rock this! Let the mighty Dragons' roar be heard! emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    emoticon Let's get ready to rock
    2 days ago
  • v MEAGOP
    Hello Beautiful Dragon,

    I have a comfort food recipe for you:

    Quiche Muffins:

    Since this is a recipe I’ve developed, and I cook at high altitude, you should experiment and fine-tune this to your own tastes!

    1 cup sautéed, seasoned veggies of choice (I like spinach and sliced red bell peppers, with onion and garlic plus fines herbs)
    OR
    1/2 cup dried fruit, like raisins or dried cranberries, with orange or lemon zest, or cinnamon and a bit of honey, or vanilla extract, or pumpkin seeds—follow your “Yum!”

    8-10 eggs, beaten

    1 tsp Dijon mustard (skip the mustard if you are using fruit)

    2-4 Tbs grated Parmesan or Romano cheese (good with the fruit, but you can also use cottage cheese or ricotta)

    Whole wheat or sprouted bread cubes, two for each quiche, if desired

    (Cubed ham is also delicious in the savory version)

    (Non-stick or silicon muffin tins, or using paper liners will solve any sticking issues without adding oil or butter to grease tins)

    Pre-heat oven to 350, while you sautee the veggies. Beat eggs with mustard, and add grated cheese. Place bread cubes, if desired, in each of twelve cups in the muffin tins. Divide veggies or fruit among the cups. Fill ¾ full of egg mixture, and wait a few minutes for the bread to absorb the egg. Top up with more egg if needed, and sprinkle cheese on top if you wish.

    Bake for 20 minutes, until puffed. Pop out immediately. Each muffin is about 50-75 calories, by my reckoning.

    These are quick to make, decadent and delicious, nourishing and absolutely great for a clean diet. You can also freeze them, and save them for emergencies. Beats mac and cheese hollow!

    Enjoy!

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    4 days ago
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