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Second week of classes has now come and gone…

Can I just say that my Latin America Prof. is HOTTTTTT! Hahaha ok but seriously, the man is easy on the eyes 😉 Love you babe!

So I prepped for the week on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean I’m out of the woods for dinner meals. Since I am hyper organized I wrote out the week’s meal plans on the fridge calendar. Monday was leftover from the yummy one pot caprese pasta salad we had on Sunday. Since I had class until ten I made sure to eat a later lunch and bring a sandwich to have during the break.

Because I had class again tonight I made a crock pot meal for us to have for dinner. It’s a cream of chicken and brown rice soup. Since I get home so late from class, at 10:30, I prefer not to eat that late I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to try it, but the boyfriend said it was delicious so woo! I made Kristi and I a huge Mexican kale salad to eat during our break tonight. It was so easy to put together and I had everything here at the house already! I also attempted to make cauliflower bread sticks-it was my first try, but they didn’t come out too bad. I think if I make a few adjustments the next time will be spot on!

I’m really enjoying cooking new things…and pinterest has become my addiction! Not only because I am finding so many yummy things, but because it leads me to some really awesome blogs written by people who are trying to do the same thing as I am. Technology is a wonder.

To bed I go!

Here are the recipes for what I made today:

Slow cooker cream of chicken and rice soup-

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup long grain brown rice (this is not the quick type of rice)
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large potato, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 yellow or sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher or sea salt, more or less to taste
  • 2 fresh sprigs thyme, stems removed
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast….about two breast filets, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth, low sodium, fat free
  • 1 cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch

Add all ingredients, except milk and cornstarch, to slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours, or until chicken is cooked and carrots and rice are tender.

Before turning off the slow cooker, whisk together milk and cornstarch in a small mixing bowl, add to slow cooker and stir. Cover, and continue cooking until soup has thickened, about 10 minutes.

My boyfriend have Chrons disease so I skipped on the celery and onions and it tasted just fine, so if you don’t like something skip it! It makes about eight servings, which is 1 cup for a serving at 180 calories. It’s so simple to get together and it really hits the spot with these cold winter nights!

Mexican Kale salad:

Ingredients for the Salad:

  • 4 cups baby or full-grown kale (stalks removed & coarsely chopped), packed
  • 14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed (I used my cooked beans)
  • 1 cup corn (thaw if using frozen)
  • 2 large bell peppers (any colour), finely chopped
  • 1 + 1/2 large avocado, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp jalapeño peppers, seeded & minced

Dressing:

  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

For the dressing I used my magic bullet to blend it up, but a regular blender would also do the trick or a food processor if you have one.

As for the cauliflower bread sticks, I’ll post the link here since I wasn’t one hundred percent happy with mine this time around. Hopefully next time I’ll get them perfected!

http://ifoodreal.com/cauliflower-breadsticks-recipe/

Cauliflower Bread Sticks

Need to be better.

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Ok. I’m really going to try and be better about posting to this blog. I solemnly swear. Ok so I have a few things on my mind that I would like to address…

One: I am on a journey to a healthier lifestyle. Meal prepping and working out. I feel better and I love the food i am eating. So yay that’s a win. And to keep me honest… I took pictures of myself the last 2 weeks… and they are not cute. I lost 3 pounds this week so I’m feeling good.

Second: I am so sick and tired of this “deflatgate” crap. I am a HUGE Patriots fan, and i believe them and I cannot be more excited to cheer for MY BOYS on sunday. Anyone else can S a big fat D!!!!

And finally: I was just reading on some blogs “how to ask your boyfriend for kink” and I have not found anything super useful. OK so I should clarify… I am interested in some more ‘different’ things in the bedroom and I’m not really sure my partner is going to be into it. I guess I’m not really comfortable with my body right now. I should just say that…. thus the weight loss journey.

However, I have been with my lover for seven years…. and I have been vocal a little about feeling more kink… but it’s not really what I wanted. Ugh. The struggle, I swear….

Ok. signing out,

umtil next rant.

-KAt