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It’s January~Diet Time!

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Last night, we went to a church meeting.  We pulled into the parking lot and it was packed.  Yikes!  Our meeting wasn’t that exciting, so what was happening?  Well.  It turned out that it was the first meeting of Weight Watchers for 2017.  Everyone is ready to get rid of the excess poundage that the holidays brought.

This morning I saw that Good Morning America had a segment on weight loss diets that experts like.  Here are the 7 best diets

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Spicy Sushi Bowl — Vega Table

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I am a sushi fanatic.  Before I became a vegetarian, I use to love going out for sushi after work.  When I did become a veg head, I thought that I would never eat this again.  However, a few years back, The Sky Bar opened up on the island.  It was an indian/sushi bar restaurant.  What a combination?

They have lovely vegan sushi.  Along with their vegetarian spring rolls, the sky bar is my place that I go for special treats or celebrations.  I happened on this post today.  A sushi bowl.  Yummy.  And a lot of the ingredients are similar to the sushi I get at the restaurant.  I have got to try this.  And soon!

Enjoy!

Marcey

 

This Spicy Sushi Bowl is definitely worthy of my first post of 2017 . . . I can’t believe I haven’t shared this yet! This was one of my favorite lunches I meal prepped a few months back . . . the flavors were so different than what I usually eat for lunch, it made […]

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Let Peace Begin With You

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We all have them in our family.  People who can’t live without drama.  Don’t let them pull you into their frenzy.  Step back and take a deep breath.  You will bring them with you and make their life a little less crazy along with your own!

Marcey

 

 

 

 

Being Enough

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I have been dealing with someone lately who seems to think that in order to feel respected, he needs to get expensive gifts. It made me think about this clip from the movie “Cool Runnings.”

John Candy tells Darice that if you are not enough without it, you will never be enough with it.

So many people get caught up in getting awards.  Fancy cars.  Expensive gifts.  It’s almost like a drug.  They are constantly looking for the next fix.

I have been thinking about setting intentions this year.  Not coming up with goals. Instead,  I want to look at how I live my life.  What do I intend to do this yea?  I want  to simplify my life.  Declutter it of things and people that don’t bring me pleasure or peace.

What about you?  What are you doing with this year? 

Marcey

No Dreamz Too Big!

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Have you ever watched the movie Rudy?  In it, his friend Pete said “that dreams are what makes life bearable.”  What a lovely thought.  And as for Rudy, he was a small guy that had been told he wasn’t college material and there was no way he would ever be part of The Fighting Irish!  He didn’t let that stop him.  I followed his dreams.  And he got them.  If you get a chance, go watch the movie Rudy.  You won’t be sorry!

 

 

 

Sloppy Joes — Bubs’ Kitchen

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I was web surfing yesterday(yes on New Years Day) and came across something old.  Sloppy Joes!  I use to love them when I was a kid.  When I made them.  My mom’s sloppy Joes were definitely different.  This recipe is reminiscent of how I made them.  I think that you will love this recipe!

Thanks Bub!

Marcey

Let me start by saying… these ain’t your mama’s manwiches and you’ll never use jarred, canned, or packaged sloppy joe mix again. These are hearty, rich, and full of flavor. Since my husband and I became pescetarians I haven’t even thought about making sloppy joes, but when I saw Beyond Meat crumbles in the grocery […]

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Healthy Picnic Food Ideas For A Labor Day Picnic!

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With Labor Day coming up in the next week, I thought that I would find something to post for you labor day picnic.  Here is something that I posted a year ago.  These dishes are easy to make and delicious!

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

 

 

As a vegetarian, when you go to picnics, it’s hard to leave it feeling like you had a decent.  It’s even harder living in Texas, where BBQ is ubiquitous.  The only vegetable dishes are …

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Homemade Ranch Dressing for a Well-Dressed Salad

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I have a kid who goes through ranch dressing like ketsup! Oops, I mean he uses ranch like ketsup. He puts it on burgers. Eggs. Baked potatoes. Anything!

Go figure. Though I realize that I had food quirks that drove my mom nuts when I was a kid. And no. I am not telling you what they were. I guess this is some form of payback?

Well! This recipe looks wonderful. I am definitely going to give this a try. Sneak it in somehow!

Enjoy!
Marcey

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The best-dressed salads, steamed and roasted vegetables, pasta and even nachos are all wearing homemade ranch dressing: It ain’t an American classic for nothing. Add jalapeno, chipotle, roasted garlic or finely minced kimchi to up the ante.

The best-dressed salads, steamed and roasted vegetables, pasta and even nachos are all wearing homemade ranch dressing: It ain't an American classic for nothing. Add jalapeno, chipotle, roasted garlic or finely minced kimchi to up the ante.

You know the saying, “Manners maketh man”? Well, it is my firm belief that dressings maketh salad. This might not be strictly true, but dressings and sauces can certainly be deal-breakers.

Dressings and sauces are the pearl necklace, Louboutins, or Hermes scarf to a simple salad. Or they should be. It’s that just-so accoutrement that if got wrong ruins the whole look – or taste, but if spot-on is dead-right. And not showy about it. Plain iceberg with a fab homemade dressing will always beat a fancy plate of heritage this and thats dressed with emulsifier- and thickener-filled shop bought. Always.

Making your own dressing or sauce – this one does double duty – is…

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Apple Pie Muffins One Taste & You Are Hooked!

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A repost of a recipe I did last year!

Now that it is starting to cool down here on the Gulf Coast, I am starting to thingk about baking again.  I don’t know about you, but even with the air conditioning I don’t feel like baking too much.  Between the heat and the humidity, it gets kind of oppressive. We are back in the 80’s so it time to make some goodies again.

Here are my apple pie muffins.  These are favorites for Sunday breakfast.

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

In Illinois, my sister-in-law and I would go apple picking in August or September.  We would come back with bushel backs of them.  We would make everything from apple sauce to apple j…

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Lemon poppyseed cake recipe

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From The Hungry Mum!

 

This looks like a beautiful cake! The yellow of the crumb and dots of poppy seed. I especially love the crunchiness that the poppy seeds give to dishes. I am definitely making this for our weekend!

Enjoy!
Marcey

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After a yet another raid on my mother-in-law’s lemon trees I knew a citrus cake would be in order. These lemons she grows are unlike anything I’ve ever bought: juice, plump and plenty of gorgeous flesh just begging to be grated into a sweet treat.

We have planted several citrus trees but they didn’t get the memo that they are actually meant to produce fruit. Instead they are barren, spindly looking things that need to have a long, hard look at themselves

This lemon poppyseed cake is always a hit, wherever it goes. I’ve made it many, many times and even non-cake eaters always want a slice.

I was inspired by the recipe in my beloved but now MIA cookbook Australian Women’s Weekly’s Quick Mix Cakes. Without this book I am bereft. I vaguely recall lending it to someone but I can’t recall who. If it was you, please boomerang…

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