COOKINGIRL   7,118
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Living in the beautiful northwest of California. I love the redwoods!





Me and chard! The lovely challenge of keeping up with our CSA weekly share. Thanks, Farmer Janet!





My beautiful daughter and kohlrabi. Farmer Janet grew them since we are such fans.



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Busy 50-something mom to get fit

In early November 2013, I return to Sparkpeople with even more weight to lose. I always do well with the program, so I don't know why I don't stick with it. Anyway, I am here now!

I have been doing Vinyasa Yoga for almost 18 months now and really love it. It challenges me in so so many ways. It is the best self-paced exercise that also challenges you to be accepting and live in peace.

We are members of a CSA and get a weekly farm share. So I am always looking for ...
In early November 2013, I return to Sparkpeople with even more weight to lose. I always do well with the program, so I don't know why I don't stick with it. Anyway, I am here now!

I have been doing Vinyasa Yoga for almost 18 months now and really love it. It challenges me in so so many ways. It is the best self-paced exercise that also challenges you to be accepting and live in peace.

We are members of a CSA and get a weekly farm share. So I am always looking for good vegetable recipes - especially kale and zucchini! Our distribution just ended in November and now I am back to buying produce in the grocery store.
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Member Since: 8/25/2012

SparkPoints: 7,118

Fitness Minutes: 9,869

My Goals:
Reach 120 lbs from starting weight of 157, so 37 lbs to lose.

Be able to hold the poses in the level l-ll Vinyasa Flow class.

Walk the dog everyday. She and I both love it.


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APHRODIDTE
11/14/2013 6:10:46 PM

Thanks Cookingirl for the soup goodie, emoticon emoticon it's the perfect thing! You would laugh if you knew what I was making today for our Bible study that is meeting in our home-I only have to provide some goodies, so I'm making gluten and dairy free chocolate cupcakes, and for the others they can have home made caramel corn! I'm saving for the cupcake, and will nix the c corn!



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APHRODIDTE
11/14/2013 1:51:05 PM

You are welcome for the recipe! I live in soCal, and I even make it in the summer! lol. If I think of some other recipes I'll let you know.
Best wishes for a beautiful day!



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APHRODIDTE
11/13/2013 12:59:45 PM

Thanks for reading my blog, and for your sweet comments, I appreciate them. I love chard, and kale. I make a great soup with kale that everyone loves. I call it Tuscan Soup(even though I'm Greek lol!)
Depending on how many you are making it for, I make a huge pot and we enjoy it for a couple days, it's also one of my most requested meals when someone isn't feeling well. I have even had friends offer to pay me for a meal of this soup and my home made bread!

Tuscan Soup
I large bunch kale(or two if you like) washed and chopped
4-6 potatoes sliced
thyme-approx 1 1/2 teaspoons
Jenny O Turkey sausage-Italian style, hot, and mild also
(if I am making this for a crowd I use one package of the hot, and one of the mild)
fresh garlic-to taste, one or several cloves
olive oil -1 Tablespoon
granulated garlic-1Tablespoon
red pepper flakes if you like it spicy
salt and pepper to taste
fresh chicken stock or 1-2 packages of good packaged chicken stock
(low sodium or your favorite-I use home made, but like Progresso lite salt

Remove the casings from the turkey sausage, and brown in a large stock pot with the olive oil, breaking up the sausage as it cooks
Add the garlic and stir well, don't let the garlic brown or it will give it a bitter taste.
Once the sausage has browned, add the sliced potatoes, kale, broth, thyme, granulated garlic(I use a lot because we like garlic!)
Cook till potatoes and kale are done, but not mushy, add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste.
Serve with salad and crusty bread if you want.
Also sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over your bowl of soup if you want.
Hope you can use this recipe, and enjoy!

Also, I am sure you make Kale chips they are one of our favorites. We love chard just plain, but it's also really good sautéed with some garlic and a touch of olive oil. Yum!
Many blessings, happy eating emoticon !



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BUBBLEJ1
10/19/2012 9:04:11 PM

Hiya. Thanks for your offer of help! I just wanted to ask, what is the best way to get around SF? I am staying at a hostel at Fort Mason, which is walking distance to Fishermans Wharf and Lombard St, and I could manage the bridge, but I bit far from Golden Gate park etc. Is public transport good, or am I better off taking a cab?

Thanks for your advice!



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ANASNEWBODY
10/14/2012 6:18:50 PM

Thank you for your comments on my blog. I have now learned that the ghost calories do reflect something. How I handle stress and fatigue.

Not wrong to eat them but I need to be more mindful of my emotions. emoticon



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