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On the Menu 11/10/11

Friday, November 11, 2011


Last night, as the major part of my meal I had two different soups, & on the advice of a friend, I served it "like a fancy restaurant would," altho' I had no clue what that meant. In any case, I fixed butternut squash and apple soup recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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& topped with 1 tsp or so of Greek yogurt & parsley; the other was Chef Meg's loaded potato soup file:///Users/owner1/Desktop/Documen
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topped with about 1 tsp sour cream, 1 tbsp Mexican blend shredded cheese, chives & 1/2 tsp of bacos. A good ladle-ful of each soup.
CAL: 246, FAT: 10, CARB: 28.5, PROT: 10.5, CHOL: 23, SOD: 252, POTAS: 558.5

  
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CHALLENGER15 11/12/2011 6:46PM

    Did you like them both? I have thought about trying both.

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BABYSTEPS84 11/11/2011 11:28PM

    Mmm...great time of year for soup!
I saw in my email that you had posted a blog, and I was very much excited, thought to myself "Oooo Gingervista ate something pretty today!" :)

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POETLKNG2LOSE 11/11/2011 11:22PM

    Looks good to me; soup is always good.

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On the Menu 11/3/11

Thursday, November 03, 2011


Tonight's dinner.....probably should have posted food on Nutrition Tracker BEFORE I ate it, but still.....I stayed within my nutrition guidelines.
Vegetarian black bean cakes w/orange-basil salsa recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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Chef Meg's roasted root vegetables (I had two servings; next time I'd probably only have one, saving 82 cal), steamed broccoli & partially defrosted mixed fruit w/1 tbsp Greek yogurt & cinnamon.
CAL: 565, CARB: 103, FAT: 10, PROT: 25, CHOL: 36, POTAS: 1927

With 1 svg root veggies, total cal: 483
& with only 1/2 svg (one) black bean cake & 1 svg root veggies, total cal: 336

  
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CHALLENGER15 11/4/2011 7:22AM

    Your pictures always inspire me! Thank you for posting!

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VIBRANTVAL 11/4/2011 7:13AM

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RIDEN55 11/3/2011 11:17PM

    Thanks for posting the great photos of your meal creations and the nutrition information! I always look forward to viewing them. Now that Chef Meg's cookbook has arrived, our family is looking forward to creating some of our own creations.

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On the Menu 10/31/11

Monday, October 31, 2011



Lots of pumpkin goin' on out there!
First we have 1/2 serving pumpkin frittata recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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1/2 serving delicata squash crescents, salad w/1 c spring mix, onions, red peppers, tomatoes, 1/4 oz feta cheese, 1/8 oz pecans w/1 T. Newman's Own cranberry walnut dressing & 1/4 of a medium cantaloupe. YUMMERS!!!
CAL: 323, CARB: 29, FAT: 16: PROT: 11, POTAS: 653

  
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DAISEYDUCK 11/2/2011 10:24AM

    The cantaloupe looks especially yummy! I've had such a hard time finding good melons in our area lately (good and inexpensive I should add!)

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CAMELA_55 11/2/2011 6:08AM

    Yummy!! emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 11/1/2011 2:58PM

    It looks delicious!

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Smoothie

Monday, August 29, 2011



Breakfast smoothie with (frozen fruit): a small banana, 1/8 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup mangos, 1/4 cup pineapple, 5 large strawberries, plus 1 tsp raw cashew butter, 1/2 tsp ground flax seed, 1 tsp lemon-flavored fish oil (you'll never know it's in there), a tbsp of POM pomegranate/ blueberry juice & 1/2 cup of (I use Chobani) Greek yogurt.

CAL: 332, CARB: 53, FAT: 8, PROT: 15

  
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PUDLECRAZY 10/20/2011 7:02AM

    Mmm, that sounds and looks delicious!

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WILLOW49 9/30/2011 8:55PM

    Looks yummy!

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MSWEEZER 9/5/2011 5:08PM

    Sounds yummy but it has to have a typo of 3332 calories? Otherwise that is one monster smoothie. LOL

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/30/2011 12:56PM

    Yum....I've never heard of lemon-flavored fish oil....what will they think of next!

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_CYNDY55_ 8/30/2011 3:03AM

    emoticon emoticonLooks Very Tasty!!!

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LALMEIDA 8/29/2011 11:54PM

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BLACK-SWAN 8/29/2011 11:43PM

    looks tasty emoticon

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STEVE02333 8/29/2011 10:57PM

    must be yummy all my favorite foods except the fish oil (but I believe you!) I wish I could try it but my diet only contains 150 carbs in a day soo! Good luck!

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On the Menu 8/27/11

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Believe it or not, there's a small baked potato under all this delicious-looking food! It's topped with 1 cup of homemade vegetarian chili, 1 cup of broccoli, 3 Tbsp Mexican blend cheese & 1Tbsp Bacos. YUMMERS!!!!!

CAL: 414; CARB: 62; FAT: 13; PROT: 20; CHOL: 19

  
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DONNABRIGHT 8/29/2011 7:46AM

    Beautiful!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/29/2011 2:05AM

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BABYSTEPS84 8/28/2011 10:55PM

    It's good to see a blog from you! That looks TASTY!

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SELAGIB61 8/28/2011 6:38PM

  That looks yummy with or without the hidden potato.

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FITFABJENN 8/28/2011 6:34PM

    That is one tasty-looking spud!

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DONNAGOWAN 8/28/2011 6:04PM

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