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Jan 27 New Recipe

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Okay - time for a food blog. One of my weekly goals is to try a new recipe so tonight's recipe is a variation of one I found in this:

I made a breakfast for in the morning:

The recipe called for rice but I used Quinoa that I made in vegetable broth. 1 egg, about 1/3 shredded cheese and 1 cup cooked Quinoa with some salt, pepper, and chili powder.

First spray your muffin tin and then divide evenly into 6 muffins. I ended up with 7 but that might be because of the size of the pan. I have a 2 Tablespoon size measuring spoon and that was the perfect size to use to press the "crust" down and up the sides of the pan.

Cook on 400 degrees for between 6-8 minutes.

While the crust is baking mix 2 eggs, 2 T milk and here is where I altered since I was making a vegetarian option. I added 2 T salsa, about 1 T freeze dried chives, salt, pepper, and 1 cup chopped spinach.

Put it back in the oven for between 16-18 minutes. The picture I shared was when it first came out of the oven.

You get 2 per serving so I packed two servings in one tupperware for my husband and I to have in the morning, and a separate one for my daughter. She and I split the extra one I had made to try it. In the morning I plan on warming them up, topping with salsa and splitting a fresh grapefruit between the three of us for a nice breakfast.

Quinoa is better to me than rice and increases the protein in the recipe.

Here's a picture my daughter shared with me from Pinterest today. She says it's going to be my birthday cake in August:

Looks great to me!

My new toy to play around with this week to learn how to use it - a digital kitchen scale.

On Feb 1st I will start my 3 year, 6 month on SparkPeople. Through that time I've bought a new house with my husband, lost two family members ((BIL and MIL0 to cancer and a heart attack. My husband had cancer. My son and I both had shoulder surgery. I changed jobs and then started a new company with my BFF. Took in 2 other teenagers who needed a home, etc. etc. All that to say is that life is never perfect. If you've figured out a way to make life perfect then post in the comments and let me know what your secret is so I can use it!

What I'm continuing to find out is that I have to work out, eat right, rinse, repeat over and over again. I've kept 80 lbs off but I'm not at my goal weight. My plan at this point is to do a 60 day 10 minute a day challenge group (besides my regular workouts) to help some friends, keep teaching my once a week bootcamp, teach a once a week Women Living Healthy care group, and then on April 1st to complete a 21 day Ultimate Reset. All this working to be at my goal weight when my youngest graduates from high school.

Have you tried a new recipe lately that you liked?
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MASRITE 1/29/2013 7:36PM

    Recipe looks good. Will have to try that. Sounds like you're on the right track for getting to your goal weight!!

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JUNEAU2010 1/28/2013 7:33PM

    Fantastic as always! You are emoticon

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JOYFULMOMTO5 1/28/2013 3:54PM

    I'm going to give your recipe a try. It's sounds & looks good.
The way you have stayed the course through all the changes is awesome & inspirational.

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MICHCLEARY 1/28/2013 9:16AM

    This was a good breakfast. We served it with salsa and avocado on top.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 1/28/2013 1:38AM

    That looks awesome! i have new kitchen scales the digital ones are so clever I wish I had got them earlier.
Have been wrestling with my other scales which give quite a lot of body analysis but only for 3 seconds at a time. And in the morning three seconds is just not enough! Plus those little figures seem quite hard to see. This morning I used my phone camera to capture the figures then enlarged the image to get the data. Had to read the manual to see what they were telling me.
Good job on your anniversary coming up, big emoticon on your weight loss and maintenance over such a long time.
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CEHALLA 1/28/2013 12:31AM

    That looks like a great breakfast! I like to use quinoa instead of rice in lots of recipes, so many benefits!

I cook from scratch and try new recipes all the time. Today is was lentil soup. Last week it was brownies with beet puree in them. I take the goodies to work and everybody eats them. (I don't have any teenagers at home to eat them any more.)

As to the future? Just keep doing what works, and be ready for change at any time.

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