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Vegan/Vegetarian Side Dish

What helped me lose 30 lbs?? Eating well!

Eating healthy was instrumental in helping me to lose 30 lbs! Meals like this are very low in Sodium, Dietary Fiber, protein, Thiamine, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous and vitamin K.

This is a shredded cauliflower blend (with carrots, broccoli) and edamame.  I put this over lettuce, and add an entire sliced avocado and balsamic vinegar.  I also enjoy this as a side dish with a serving of pinto beans.

This would also be fantastic over a baked potato with butter, or baked firm tofu, or as a side dish with a meat dinner.

How do I make it?

  • 1 16oz. package of pre-shred cauliflower/carrot/broccoli mix
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen edamame
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 diced garlic clove
  • Medium size frying pan

Turn stove burner on high.  Heat up the olive oil. First toss in garlic, then toss in bag of cauliflower blend. Turn heat down to med/high, stir in the edamame. Stir entire time, so food doesn’t burn.  Let mixture cook for 1 minute, then turn off the heat and cover.  At this point you could add cheese or a flavored sauce such as teriyaki, sweet/sour, whatever strikes your fancy! (Salt and pepper to taste.) Texture should be firm, slightly crunchy and NOT mushy.

Enjoy and stay healthy! xoxo

 

 

 

Do Not Sleep With Make-Up On!

 

Uh oh!  Bad and dirty things happen if you don’t cleanse your face before counting sheep!

OMG, I Colored My Own Hair!!

Although I have been coloring my hair since I was 16, there is still no magic solution.  As we age our hair and skin change, and our hair color needs change as well.

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Driving My Disabled Son Around Makes Him Happy, and I’ve Made Money!

Furniture with soul

I am addicted to restoring old pieces of furniture that I find. Each piece of furniture that I refurbish has a story to tell. This chair was full of horse hair and springs, dating back to somewhere around the 1930’s.

I found this beat up rocking chair sitting in the street, for free. For less than $40.00, I gave this old girl a lift, a tuck and a snip! I chose not to fix every nook and cranny because I want some of the wear and tear to show, some of it’s history. I had some left over fabric, so I made a quick pillow.

FROM THIS….
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TO THIS…..
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Bernie Mev Walking Shoes

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I have to blog these shoes! You don’t understand-these are the best thing since sliced bread! My girlfriend at work bought them for her very first trip to Europe (Yay! She’s there right now!), and as soon as I stuck my foot inside her shoe, I had to have them as well!!

Why does everyone love them? They weigh next to nothing, seriously!! You can dress them up, or dress them down with jeans or shorts. These are stretchy, comfortable, stylish, they come in other styles and colors too. They have a bit of a wedge heel, which I like. Walking in “flats” for too long, kills my back. I paid $59.00, which I would gladly pay again for a 2nd pair.

Remember when I took my niece to Disneyland in April? I wore these shoes the whole trip! They passed the “Disney” test, so I will be wearing these on my next trip to Disneyland this Friday, with my sis. I promise you, these shoes will not disappoint you. They gently hug your feet with a nice soft, yet supportive soul! And the little collar on the back of the shoe, doesn’t bother me in the least, and I am ultra sensitive to details like that.

I’m also wearing these when I volunteer at the hospital. They’re great for running around as well as standing for long periods of time. Every time I wear these shoe’s, I sell at least a pair! To date, I have sold 12 pairs to both co-workers and strangers 🙂

Click on the link to DSW. You can also find them on Amazon and other shoes stores, but DSW has the best prices I’ve seen.
http://www.dsw.com/dsw_shoes/search/?q=Bernie%20Mev%20for%20Women&productRef=SEARCH&segment=FEMALE&brand=Bernie%20Mev&page=1&last=brand

Healthier Food Choices at Disney Parks

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I very rarely eat “fast food”. Sometimes when I travel I eat foods that I’m not use to, then I don’t feel so great. You know what I mean. You get that heavy, bloated feeling. It’s easy to find the fun stuff like pizza, churros or popcorn (see my upcoming post about that! LoL), but it’s not as fun as it use to be. I usually bring some food with me when I travel. Such as trail mix, instant oatmeal, protein bars,etc, but those aren’t meals. I like to have a least one real meal per day. When I took my niece to Disneyland a few weeks ago, she really liked to have 3 meals a day, LoL! I don’t like to eat that much, but this trip was about her, so we ate 3 square meals every day.

Look at this beautiful salad! That was my dinner. Complete with craisons, nuts and golden California raisins, my tummy was so happy! The dressing was a simple vinaigrette. Jessica chose a pesto and cheese filled ravioli, topped with pine nuts, tomatoes and a bit of Parmesan! Of course I had to try one 😉 I stay away from pastas and cheeses, but this was a relatively “healthier” alternative to say, nacho’s or something.

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You may have to search a bit to find healthier types of food, but it’s out there 🙂

Eating “Clean”

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1/2 cup of cooked (boiled) pinto beans, 1/2 cup of low fat cottage cheese and 1/2 of an avocado. Dash of salt and pepper to taste.
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This meal breaks down as follows; 90 calories for the cheese, 120 calories for the avocado and 120 calories for the beans. That’s a good and healthy meal under 400 calories, and it’s filling! Men would need a bit more volume and calories.
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If your stomach can handle hot sauce, I would put some salsa verde to this! Or maybe some pico de’gallo 🙂

In California I am lucky to have so many fresh foods at my finger tips! As a vegetarian avocado’s are a big part of my life. In the past 6 years I have cut out soda, fast food and processed foods to the best of my ability. The change of my eating habits have caused me to feel a lot less bloated (yes, even eating the beans, lol!), fewer headaches, and an over all “healthy” feeling.