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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-


  • 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


  • 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!

Cauliflower Bread Sticks


Need to be better.


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.