Mushroom Ragu

mushroom ragu

Since I’ve been reducing my meat in-take I’ve been allowing myself a little more carbs as of late.  You have to eat something that keeps your stomach full for longer than 30 minutes when you’re only eating fruits and vegetables…right?!  I needed a little comfort food last night, but wanted it to be ‘healthy’.  Nothing that weighs you down and makes you hate life after you eat! 🙂 Continue reading

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Open-Faced Faux Tuna Salad Sandwich

open-faced-faux-tuna-salad

I made this little faux-tuna-salad sandwich for lunch this week and could NOT get enough of it.  It’s going to be on repeat for a LONG time!  My hubs came in hungry, I offered some to him… he turned his nose up.  Literally.  Nose in the air with a smirk.  Tasted it.  Then proceeded to eat THE ENTIRE BOWL.  Continue reading

Veggie & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

stuffed peppers

The week after a vacation (AKA: Life Experience) is what I like to call “Detox Week”.   I come home, go to the grocery store, and buy nothing but vegetables and fruits… We drink wheat grass like it’s the only beverage in our house.  And my workouts become that of a crazy person trying to burn as many calories as humanly possible without actually killing myself.  Continue reading

4-Day-Get-Away-to-CUBA

cuba

I’m going to be brutally honest here… My husband has been wanting to go to Cuba for 2 years… really since Obama lifted the embargo.  Personally, it wasn’t on my radar.  I did NOT care one bit about going to Cuba.  We live in Miami for crying out loud – where EVERYTHING is Cuban.  Continue reading

Faux-Fried-Potato-Salad

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I’ve said it many times before… “I’ve never met a potato that I didn’t like!”  I actually make this dish two to three times a week.  Especially when I’m not in a very ‘creative’ mood…it’s quick, easy, and both my husband and daughter LOVE it.  Sometimes we have it for dinner… sometimes I make it for a quick and easy lunch that keeps me full the whole afternoon.  I love a traditional southern potato salad smothered in creamy mayo, but let’s be honest… it’s just not the best thing to eat if you’re watching the scale and trying to maintain that bikini body all year long.  SO…. for me, this is the next best thing!  Continue reading