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Smoked Pork Loin, Part Deux

Friday, March 05, 2010      4 comments

Smoked Pork Panini Thin slices of the pork from the night before, on those new 'skinny' hamburger buns, with goat cheese, spinach, thinly sliced red onions, and Vidali... Read more

Interesting Day

Friday, March 05, 2010      7 comments

Now THERE'S a euphemism. I had a Hepatobiliary Scan with CCK. www.mbmc.org/health_topi
cs/nuclear_medicine_exams/
hepatobiliary_scan.htm It wasn't horrific, but definitely didn't make the list of my top f... Read more

More Food Porn! And a picture of where Lala is going (no, it's not hell)

Wednesday, March 03, 2010      16 comments

This was part of last night's dinner. I brined a whole pork loin for five days, then smoked it. It was absolutely divine - the brine was from a French recipe and the flav... Read more

If We Had Children...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010      7 comments

(preface: I have two normal, highly-productive adult children with successful lives.) My 3rd husband and I tonight, goofing off with the poodles and generally being hysterical with each other as per usual. Me: "You know, if we had ch... Read more

Fat Chick Goes On Hike!

Sunday, February 28, 2010      13 comments

At my suggestion, my husband and I went for a short hike today at the newly opened Cooper Mountain Nature Park. As the crow flies, it is directly south of us 1/4 mile - but you can't walk straight there from here. www.oregonmetro.g... Read more

Whole Food vs Modified Food

Saturday, February 27, 2010      11 comments

One of the things that bugs me is when people 'diet' they start eating even MORE processed food than before. Like the 'pretend' butters, for example. We pretty much eat 'whole' food here at Chez Roux. I don't buy anything with HFCS. ... Read more

Good News/Bad News at the Doctor's Office

Friday, February 26, 2010      21 comments

First the good news: I'm officially down 9 pounds at the doc's office since 1/5/10. That's another 4 pounds since 2/12/10, so I don't suck as much as I think I do - lol. Now the bad news. My blood-pressure is at an all-time high - 184/92... Read more

I killed my yogurt and other stories.

Friday, February 26, 2010      3 comments

Accidentally left the heat on my nearly perfect yogurt. Oh, well, I'll try again tomorrow! I turned it into rubber. Grainy, nasty rubber. Yesterday was AWESOME - first day in a week that I wasn't in misery from my lower back - and no All... Read more

DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT EATING MY [CAT]*!

Thursday, February 25, 2010      10 comments

*Title edited at the request of SPARK_COACH_JEN. I will cancel your SHOW! www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/e
urope/02/24/italy.chef.cat
/index.html?hpt=T2 I really feel badly for the man. Come one, in hard tim... Read more

Goals For Tomorrow

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      7 comments

Today was my weigh-in - I'm only up two pounds! emoticon I think part of the problem is that my back is still recov... Read more

Caution - FOOD PORN!

Sunday, February 21, 2010      5 comments

We had dinner at del Inti in Portland last night. www.delinti.com/index.ht
ml Shrimp & Mango Ceviche - this was absolutely SPLENDID. Shrimp l... Read more

Boogers!

Thursday, February 18, 2010      3 comments

When I first created this account, in June of last year, I set it up as 'not looking to lose weight, just develop healthier habits.' Today I was trying to figure out how to change that, and guess what - the only way to change it is to RES... Read more

Mardi Gras Party

Wednesday, February 17, 2010      4 comments

We hosted a Mardi Gras party yesterday - whoo boy am I beat today! :) I made a huge seafood gumbo - and I've never eaten gumbo before - lol! A guest texted me after the party saying she wanted the recipe - that it was better than sex! (And I... Read more

People Who Undercut You

Monday, February 15, 2010      5 comments

I remember trying to lose weight after the birth of my son (my second, and last, child.) My husband and I were getting ready to take the kids out for the day, and I put on a sleeveless dress that I'd sewn myself, and I thought I looked quite ni... Read more

Valentines Day, Part Doux:

Monday, February 15, 2010      1 comments

OH MY DOG! We had SO much fun. This probably won't be up very long, but here's the link - click on the Valentine's Dinner link if it is still there: http://www.nedluddpdx.com/ You totally can't overeat at a Prix Fixe meal - t... Read more


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